After the story of her house was featured in the 2013 Horror film The Conjuring, Norma Sutcliffe, and her husband have been plagued with trespassing fanatics, peeking into the windows of their home at all hours of the night. Now, they’re suing Warner Brothers for unspecified monetary compensation as well as a state-of-the-art security system.
She alleges that because Warner Brothers used the real names of the family and the house, that people were quickly able to look up the location, and they no longer feel safe in their home of 27-years. She also claims that she was never informed that the story of their house was being turned into a major motion picture.
The Harrisville, Rhode Island home became famous after the Perron family, who moved in during 1971, alleged to be experiencing horrific paranormal events. After investigating the case, paranormal researchers Ed and Lorraine Warren claimed the house was an 11 on a scale of 1-10 regarding creepiness.
A WPRO News Talk article reported that “Sutcliffe also has another gripe with Warner Brothers: she says the whole film is a fabrication, and her home isn’t in the least bit haunted.” Which is quite contradictory to her appearance on the paranormal investigation show Ghost Hunters in which she describes her and her husband’s experiences and says, “I believe that we have a bonafide haunted house.”
So it begs the question, did her beliefs change or is she trying to fool people into thinking that nothing is going on in her residence? A good rule of thumb, don’t trespass on private property and leer into poor people’s windows, it’s a dick move.