It’s a known fact that James Wan’s The Conjuring was based on a true story. And so is the much-anticipated sequel, The Conjuring 2. While the day of the film’s opening in U.S. theaters on June 10 draws near, horror stories of the family to which the film was based has surfaced.
In the film’s featurette, Janet Winter recounts her experience when she was just an 11-year-old living in Enfield, England with her single mom and three siblings. In the video, Winter said the thought of going through the horrid experience gives her chills up to this day.
The Conjuring 2 centers on a story of the Enfield Poltergeist case back in 1977. It chronicles how famous demolonogists Ed and Lorraine Warren dealt with the entities that have possessed the family of Peggy Hodgson.
Peggy is a single mother living with four children in London. One of her daughters, Janet, who is now an adult, was abused by a Poltergeist, an aggressive evil spirit that haunts their family.
“We got out into the neighborhood that there was something strange going on in our house and it became known as ‘The Strange Happenings in Enfield,’” Margaret, one of Janet’s sisters, said in the featurette released less than a month before the June 10 screening. Playing the role of the Warrens are Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga.
As previously reported by Morning News USA, during the course of the incident, Janet experienced most of the strang things, including levitation.
“The levitation was scary, because you didn’t know where you were going to land. I remember a curtain being wound around my neck, I was screaming, I thought I was going to die. My mum had to use all her strength to rip it away. The man who spoke through me, Bill, seemed angry, because we were in his house,” Janet said.