Witness: The Conjuring 2 Is Haunted and a Ghost Harassed Me in the Theater

Witness Report: The Conjuring 2 Is Haunted and a Ghost Harassed Me in the Theater


Between people literally dying during the film’s climax, and countless reports of viewers experiencing strange activity after a screening (seriously, read the comments here), The Conjuring 2, sequel to the hit horror film that follows the kinda-sorta “true” paranormal cases of demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren, has had no trouble drumming up publicity since it began haunting theaters a few weeks ago. Hell, even the cast members said a priest needed to be called to the set during filming. Some are even saying that The Conjuring 2 is haunted.

Of course, it’s easy to write off the strange reports as part of some big viral marketing plan until it happens to you. That’s what happened to Grace, who wrote in to share her eerie experience at a recent viewing of The Conjuring 2. It seems that while the Warrens were battling the demonic nun Valak on screen, Grace and her boyfriend were fending off a ghostly presence of their own..

As usual, I’ve only removed last names and other identifying information, but the rest of the report is exactly as it arrived in my inbox.



My boyfriend and I went to see The Conjuring 2 the other evening, and some strange things happened while we were watching it. I could not fall asleep the evening following the events because I was so puzzled. I have been trying to drop it, but I recently read an article on your website about the man who passed away during the movie and the couple who had the cross mysteriously appear in their hotel room. This event made me feel compelled to tell someone about what happened. Even if you don’t respond, I think it will help me to just get it out there.

The date was June 21st, 2016. We were at the Ritz Carmike Theater in Voorhees, NJ. My boyfriend John and I had decided to go to see The Conjuring 2 that evening. It typically takes me a lot to want to see a horror movie, but I had done some research on the story off of which the movie was based, and it caught my attention. Plus, we wanted to get out of the house and do something fun.

So we go to the movie, and all seems fine. The theater has more people than I expected, and unfortunately many of them talked loudly throughout the movie. No matter. The movie starts, and obviously there are your typical jump scares, scenes that get your blood racing, but nothing crazy.

About half way through the movie, we were watching an especially frightening scene, when suddenly it happened. My hair was in a pony tail, sitting atop my head. At this moment, it felt as though someone was playing with my hair, very lightly. I assumed it was John, and so I tucked my head back so that the ponytail was pressed against the seat, unable to be touched by anyone.

John didn’t move or make a sound at this, so I was not sure whether it was actually him. I looked to the opposite side of me, and nobody was there. Thus, I was convinced it had to have been John, or maybe the wind. For now, I was willing to forget it and continue watching the movie.

John acted somewhat weird during the movie as well. My boyfriend is an ex-marine, and he is rarely spooked by anything. Yet, I watched as he actually tipped his hat, and at times, he had one eye covered; this was especially shocking to me considering this was a practice that he had teased me for doing whenever we watched horror movies.

When we finally left the theater, we were both strangely silent. I didn’t want to tell him what happened, because I was sure he would mock me, or he just in general could not believe me. Boy was I wrong. As soon as we got to his car, once we started driving back to his place, he lays it on me.

“Hey… so during the movie, I’m sitting there, watching the movie, and in the middle of it, it felt like someone was putting their knee into the back of my chair… It felt like someone was pushing their knee into my back.” I let out a little gasp as he continued. “But we were sitting in the last row…”

“I know…” I said. I took a deep breath as we drove through the well-lit streets of the suburbs. “I wasn’t going to say anything… but did you play with my hair at all during the movie?” I held my breath while I waited for his answer.

“No, I swear I didn’t…” he confirmed.

“I felt someone playing with my hair during the movie and I thought it might have been you… but it obviously wasn’t..” I sighed, feeling as if I was watching the movie all over again.

John shrugged and joked, “Looks like the movie itself is haunted… Hopefully it doesn’t follow us.”

And here we are. I pretty much couldn’t sleep last night. In summation, I have no explanation for the events of last night, but I had to tell my story to someone.

Is The Conjuring 2 haunted? As more reports like this continue to roll in, the answer is looking more and more like “yes”. Hey, who needs 3D glasses when each screening of the the horror film comes with a haunting? It doesn’t get more immersive than that.

Have you experienced anything strange after watching The Conjuring 2? I want to hear about it! Email me at [email protected], drop me a line on twitter @nuekerk, or send me a message on Facebook.


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  1. Rebecca Boone

    06/23/2016 at 2:40 PM

    Oy vay

  2. Thomas Mccluskey

    06/23/2016 at 3:36 PM

    All aboard the hype-train, choo choooooo!

  3. Nikki Leal

    06/23/2016 at 7:17 PM

    Saw it an almost fell asleep in my seat!!

  4. Catch Janice

    06/23/2016 at 7:30 PM

    Nooooo…it was pretty creepy, and a lil cheesy at parts, but it’ll only haunt you in your imagination!!

  5. Marie Petitto

    06/24/2016 at 7:15 AM

    Geez. I don’t care if it’s hype or not. I’ll never watch a movie like that.

  6. Mandy Smith

    06/24/2016 at 4:02 AM

    this is getting a bit to much now…there’s no real difference between this horror than any other horror loosely(and i do mean loosely) based on a true story. I reckon with all the hype this movie has attained, people are just getting ahead of themselves and are going with a pre-sense of what they’re going to experience…in the dark, the mood is set, fear vibes spread faster than a wild-fire, i bet if you asked everybody who viewed the film, most would state they’re sure they felt this or that whilst watching it.
    Your mind plays some pretty mad tricks on you when placed in a certain situation

    • Aimee

      06/24/2016 at 9:43 PM

      But if these are people who are normally enthusiastic about horror films, and enjoy them, the idea that they would be spooked by simply seeing a scary movie doesn’t make a lot of sense.

    • Filomena..

      10/13/2016 at 4:03 AM

      I’d watched it at home…with my daughter/son in law…the my grandson was asleep…we had pizzas, hot coffee and juices plus dessert….but it still affected us…and I am a fanatic PARANORMAL FREAK…with a great deal of paranormal experiences where seen, been touched and blah blah blah..no one is over reacting…it just happened…and we were all prepared cause we know really well about the Einfeld paranormal’s activities cause they were well publicised then..and now it is made into a movie…

  7. Lacey

    06/24/2016 at 9:34 AM

    The man who died in the theater was 65 and it’s more likely he died of natural causes than something paranormal-related. There’s been no follow-up press to that article; what irritates me is that news reports focused more on the film he was watching at the time of death and not possible foul play/negligence on behalf of the hospital and his supposed “companion.”

    Seeing a movie like this (or visiting an allegedly haunted location) really heightens your own perceptions of the environment around you, and creatively tunes you in to things you may have otherwise attributed to a natural causes. For instance, a light muscle spasm becomes a hand on your shoulder, a bit of hair bun loosening becomes someone playing with your hair, an open window becomes a cool dark presence. It’s happened to me. Of course, there’s a possibility something paranormal is responsible, but **usually** there are non-paranormal explanations. Thankfully. Otherwise I’d never sleep.

  8. Marisa

    07/27/2016 at 9:04 AM

    Please. Listen, don’t watch it. It will get inside your head And once it finds its way in no one will be able to get it out. the devil that created the film lies within the theatre as I left the theatre with scratches and marks on the back of my neck so obvious my mother thought I had been attacked. I demanded cctv footage from the theatre as I believed someone to be purposefully hurting me. And they weren’t. The footage shows me, struggling as if I was being strangled, with no escape. And no one was there people watched like I was weird. I can’t eat I can’t sleep SOMETHING or someone is watching me… And it won’t go away. This was at the odeon cinemas in Manchester.

    • Filomena..

      10/13/2016 at 4:08 AM

      Marisa…we did watched at home…strange things happened…we’ve switched off the dvd player the night before…we had pizzas/coffee juices and dessert…we were expecting it to be far more spooky..but since we all knew about the Einfeld history….and just out of the curiosity wanted to warch it..we love spooks…then we all went to sleep after watching the movie…and SWITCHED OFF THE DVD PLAYER….the following afternoon…the dvd was on….and my daughter had a hard time sleeping..she was constantly awaken by nightmares and in deep sweat…and the baby kept crying the whole night…there is something really funny and abnormal about this movie…

      • Double007

        11/02/2016 at 2:42 PM

        If there was a power surge then the TV gadgets will turn on when the electrcity comes back on. Even though we have our TV electronics on surge plugs, the DirecTV box will come on when there’s a power outage.
        Your kids having nightmares is normal after watching a movie with bloody creatures making strange noises or them jumping out of closets. Maybe you should have told them it was all baloney and that the ghosts were people wearing makeup, or that it was computer graphic nonsense.
        When I was a kid I watched the old black and white version of Haunted House on Haunted Hill with Vincent Price. There wasn’t anything gory about it – just weird music that helped with the suspense. And I had nightmares for a few nights. Nothing paranormal happened.

  9. sahar

    09/15/2016 at 3:33 AM

    i had no idea there was a nun i that movie. yet, the night before i watch the movie i saw the nun with the same white face and black dress in a nightmare ,she was yelling at me so hard that i got deaf,

  10. Vickie

    10/02/2016 at 8:38 AM

    After I saw Conjuring 2, I felt strangely sick for the next few days. I know I hadn’t eaten anything weird and I didn’t have a bug. I was not able to keep any food down and felt really sick to my stomach almost like my stomach was on fire.

  11. Singam

    10/22/2016 at 10:04 AM

    Its a nice movie.

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