Roger and Carolyn Perron purchased the home of their dreams and eventual nightmares in December of 1970. The Arnold Estate, located just beyond the village of Harrisville, Rhode Island seemed the idyllic setting in which to raise a family. The couple unwittingly moved their five young daughters into the ancient and mysterious farmhouse. Secrets were kept and then revealed within a space shared by mortal and immortal alike. Time suddenly became irrelevant; fractured by spirits making their presence known then dispersing into the ether. The house is a portal to the past and a passage to the future. This is a sacred story of spiritual enlightenment, told some thirty years hence. The family is now somewhat less reticent to divulge a closely-guarded experience. Their odyssey is chronicled by the eldest sibling and is an unabridged account of a supernatural excursion. Ed and Lorraine Warren investigated this haunting in a futile attempt to intervene on their behalf. They consider the Perron family saga to be one of the most compelling and significant of a famously ghost-storied career as paranormal researchers. During a séance gone horribly wrong, they unleashed an unholy hostess; the spirit called Bathsheba…a God-forsaken soul. Perceiving herself to be mistress of the house, she did not appreciate the competition. Carolyn had long been under siege; overt threats issued in the form of fire…a mother’s greatest fear. It transformed the woman in unimaginable ways. After nearly a decade the family left a once beloved home behind though it will never leave them, as each remains haunted by a memory. This tale is an inspiring testament to the resilience of the human spirit on a pathway of discovery: an eternal journey for the living and the dead.
I found this book interesting, and am wondering why the other volume/s aren't available? It's a bit disappointing to not be able to get some closure! I decided to read this book after watching the movie based on the Warrens? (the "paranormal investigators" for want of a better description) as it scared me immensely - particularly the fact that it was based on a true story - this story. In this volume their involvement is not explored so I can only assume they appear in later volumes. Assuming the accounts of paranormal activity detailed in this book are factual, I cannot imagine what life must have been like for Andrea's mother and the family as a whole. Whilst I was able to sympathise, I had difficulty relating and connecting because to me it seems perplexing that they stayed in the house when malicious things were occurring, even though they were in a dire financial situation. Nevertheless, it was an interesting read, more so because it was written by Andrea who experienced life in the house firsthand.
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This book although well written didn't do The Family's actual storey Justice, I know Andrea was the eldest daughter of the Perron Family but I think she ruined it by being all over the place, she should've written it in the first person and made it more of a diary or biography, it was pretty hard reading this book and I'm not sure if I'm interested in reading the second book.
Had to skim pages because the writing was so tedious.. Fascinating story told by a pompous author. Exhausting