Anyone who knows anything about paranormal investigators knows about Lorraine Warren. The Warrens founded the New England Society for Psychic Research way back in 1952. They were something of the original Ghost Hunters before it was cool and got great ratings on the TV networks.
Ed and Lorraine Warren Cases
Among the first to investigate The Amityville Hauntings were Edward "Ed" Warren Miney (September 7, 1926 – August 23, 2006) and Lorraine Rita Warren, (born January 31, 1927). Lorraine is still in contact with Daniel (Danny) Lutz from The Amityville Horror. Ed Warren served in the World War II US Navy and as a police officer before becoming a famous demonologist, author, and lecturer. Ed's wife Lorraine Warren is a clairvoyant and a light trance medium. She used this skill as an invaluable tool in their investigations.
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Ed and Lorraine Warren Museum
In the Warrens residence is The Warren's Occult Museum which houses evil artifacts including the haunted Annabelle Doll. These artifacts were either cursed or haunted and deemed too dangerous to be left out in public hands. Lorraine Warren has scheduled regular blessings for her protection. There is a huge collection of such items recovered from over 10,000 investigations during their lifetime career.
The Warrens Legacy
The Warrens trained many current paranormal investigating demonologists including Dave Considine, Lou Gentile, and their nephew John Zaffis. Ed Warren passed away in 2006 but Lorraine continued his legacy by assisting other paranormal investigators in hopes of freeing more people from demonic entities and malevolent evil spirits.
Ed & Lorraine Warren Stories - Famous Investigations
1). Smurl Haunting
Jack and Janet Smurl from West Pittston, Pennsylvania reported that their home was haunted by a demon in their home between 1974 - 1989. Disturbances included sounds, smells, apparitions, their dog getting thrown into the wall, shook their mattress, pushed one of their daughters down a flight of stairs, physically and sexually assaulted Jack and sexually assaulted Janet. The Warrens were called in once again and claimed the Smurl house was the home to three evil spirits along with the demon who sexually assaulted Jack and Janet Smurl.
2). The Perrons Haunting
Recently made more famous by The Conjuring (2013) is The Perrons Haunting. In the 1970's, the Warrens investigated the Perrons Rhode Island home. They concluded that the house was haunted by demons. The demons were summoned by a witch named Bathesheba Sherman after she cursed the house in the 19th century.
In 1983, The Warrens were said to have exorcised a "werewolf demon" from Bill Ramsey. Bill Ramsey had bitten multiple people claiming to be a wolf. There is no hard evidence to support the claim that Bill Ramsey was indeed possessed by a werewolf-type demon or evil spirit.
4). Demon Murder Trial
In 1981, Alan Bono was allegedly killed by Anre Johnson. Ed and Lorraine Warren were called into investigate a demonic possession prior to the killing. They determined that the younger brother of Mr. Johnson's finacee was indeed possessed by a demon but also Mr. Johnson was possessed by a demon. Mr Johnson pleaded "Not Guilty by Reason of Demonic Possession" but was found guilty nonetheless.
5). The Haunting in Connecticut
Ed and Lorraine Warren were the paranormal investigators to claim the Snedeker house to be infested with demons. This investigation was conducted in the 1980's at the request of Carmen Snedeker. The family moved to Southington, Connecticut so they could be closer to UConn Health where her son was being treated for cancer. Carmen reported on her demon sightings: "One of the demons was very thin, with high cheekbones, long black hair and pitch black eyes. Another had white hair and eyes, wore a pinstriped tuxedo, and his feet were constantly in motion." Later it was discovered that the house was a former mortuary home with a tragic past. The former morticians were said to be involved in necromancy and/or necrophilia with the corpses. Lorraine Warren later said that the case was "much, much scarier than any movie could ever be," after watching The Haunting in Connecticut horror movie released in 2009. Lorraine says that the house was cleared of any presence after the exorcism in 1988.
6). The Amityville Horror
The Amityville Horror case was one of the most well noted cases that the paranormal couple ever investigated. In December 1975, Long Island (New York) couple George and Kathy Lutz with three children claimed to be under attack by a violent and demonic presence. The home was 112 Ocean Avenue, in Amityville which is on the south shore of Long Island. 13 months before the Lutzes purchased the house for 80K and moved in there was a very violent crime at the house. Ronald DeFeo, Jr. shot and killed six of his family members and left them face down in their beds. This demon or group of demons eventually drove the couple out of their house along with their kids after just 28 days of residing at the property. Most regard this case as a hoax but Lorraine Warren boldly declared that The Amityville Haunting was indeed a true story.
- The Haunted (1991)
- The Amityville Horror (2012)
- The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
- Annabelle (2014)
- The Conjuring 2 (2016)
- The Conjuring (2013)
- The Nun (2018)
Read more about the Annabelle doll here.
Ed and Lorraine Warren Movies
Ed and Lorraine Warren have been noted in many haunting investigations throughout their paranomral career and have been called frauds by many. Some of the best Ed and Lorraine Warren stories have been adapted loosely into demon horror films including the 2013 horror movie The Conjuring and many more listed below.