FILMMAKERS AND PARANORMAL INVESTIGATORS
Co-Director Kendall Whelpton
We saw this project as a challenge. We heard stories of many people booking the house to stay and not making it through the night.
We essentially moved in with the Heinzen’s, and with 14 cameras rolling 24/7, we dove in deep for this documentary putting ourselves on camera as bait hoping to document paranormal activity for the film. Investigating around the clock in the small farmhouse was very hard and tiresome on the team. Whatever was at the house did not want to let us sleep. Filming for this documentary would become one of the most active investigations I have ever been part of in my 16 years in the paranormal field.
Best known for herself in the Ghost Hunters Reboot series for A&E. Richel has been involved in paranormal investigations since her twenties with most of her investigations conducted independently until she joined Riverbend paranormal, which also includes her best friend, Brian Murray. She has investigated a number of locations, ranging from private residences to famous historic locations, such as the Mineral Springs Hotel, Ashmore Estates, Waverly Hills, and Malvern Manor.
Co-Director Vera Whelpton
We all immediately noticed that we lost track of time, days would move fast and nights stood still when unable to sleep thinking about what might happen if we closed our eyes.
In a constant fight or flight mode, and very noisy nights we ended physically, and emotionally drained. It was important to put ourselves in the homeowner's shoes to experience the haunting as they do. I came to realize that while no one has been able to scientifically explain these paranormal events, we could do our best to document and capture the experience to provide creditable evidence while living at the real Conjuring Home. We are very proud of the documenting that we did while we were there.
Former Marine Corps Platoon Sergeant, and a paranormal investigator known for the season 1 and 2 reboot of Ghost Hunters.
Brian uses his military experience to bring an organized, structured approach to each investigation, from creating a plan and assigning tasks to overseeing “the mission” from start to finish. Brian founded his most recent team, Riverbend Paranormal, in 2007 and has conducted more than 200 investigations, many of them in private homes.
When four close friends get the invitation of a lifetime to move into the real-life conjuring home for two weeks, the team made up of filmmakers and paranormal investigators accepts the offer and a documentary is born.
Cory and Jennifer Heinzen the new owners of the farmhouse that inspired the Conjuring film franchise have had many guests come and stay, but no one for this long. The famous house now open to the public has many guests paying to spend the night and investigate, but not everyone makes it through.
Former resident and caretaker John Huntington says "sometimes people leave in the middle of the night or sleep in their cars till morning."
With 14 cameras recording 24/7 for two weeks, Kendall Whelpton, Vera Whelpton, Brian Murray, and Richel Stratton have high hopes of capturing real paranormal evidence. The dedicated team has never done a case investigating and sleeping overnight for this long before. "I have been to over 500 haunted locations in my 16 years in the paranormal and slept at four of them, but never for this long," says Filmmaker Kendall Whelpton "We completely immersed ourselves for this documentary."
Co-Director Vera Whelpton says "It took some time to get used to sleeping with cameras on us 24/7 while subjecting ourselves as bait to see if the house would play."
This 1-hour 20-minute reality movie takes you along on an adventure, investigating and staying at one of the most iconic haunted houses in the world.
Will the real-life conjuring home best known for a seance gone wrong, with a possible demonic possession take the bait and show what it can do?
From the Producers and Director of The House In Between