Maine home where Stephen King wrote 'Pet Sematary' up for sale
ORRINGTON, Maine (WGME) - It's been said that home is where your story begins, and for Maine's very own Stephen King, that quote proves true for a novel he wrote while living here: "Pet Sematary."
As the story goes, in the 1970s, King and his family lived in an Orrington home.
His daughter Naomi's cat was run over on busy River Road, so they buried it in the backyard of the property.
It was that experience that gave King the inspiration to write "Pet Sematary," a bone-chilling bestseller-turned-movie.
It references the 1900s home which still stands tall in Orrington.
While the cemetery is now overgrown with brush and gone, it's still been quite the sight to see, for decades.
"Many super-fans have stopped by," said Loran Dosen, whose aunt has owned the home since 1991. "They've either seen this house in books or online."
Now, you can take a closer look. The home, which sits on 3.1 acres of land, is for sale.
"It's for sale by owner," Dosen said. "It's $255,000, which is well priced for the community. It needs some TLC."
Dosen said she's been coming to the home for years.
"It was always a fun thing to say Stephen King's home was my aunt's home," she said. "We really always enjoyed coming here and found it a very comfortable place to stay but during sleepovers, we may have had an extra eye open at night."
Dosen's aunt recently passed away and her family inherited the home.
Her parents are moving away and won't be able to keep up with the house, which is why they've decided to sell it.
The 113-year-old home hasn't changed too much over the years and neither has the story.
It's one the Dosen family hopes will never end.
"We're drawing attention from both Stephen King fans and historical home fans and we hope we can sort of meld those two together and find that perfect buyer."
If you are interested in a showing of this property, Dosen can be contacted at 207-949-2236.