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.
More than ghost stories, a philosophical look in to time and universe theory. Very well written, great story though a bit long winded at times. Also has the tendency to repeat itself.
Super interesting. Supernatural.
Confusing at first. It’s not a normal read for me. It’s a collection of thoughts and memories. There’s no timeline. Jumping back and forth through time (memories). After a little time, you get used to the way it’s written. What kept me reading this book, was knowing that it’s a true story. This family went through all of these things. I’m excited to finish reading the trilogy.
Of course after seeing the Conjuring, and saw in the opening credits that it was based off a true story, I immediately became overly intrigued! Although- the movie doesn't nearly justify the real story. Andrea's writing is simply beautiful. A god given gift. Presumably to share this both fascinating and terrifying experience. I am obviously not a skeptical. I could not put it down!
I cannot wait to read the next two volumes!!