Occult Museum. Their general conclusions were that while the Warrens were perfectly pleasant people, they were tellers of ghost stories at best and frauds at worst. Admittedly that sounds like a pretty specific niche until you consider that about 35% of all cable programming features ghost hunting groups from New England. What is probably more surprising is that Ed and Lorraine Warren made a guest appearance on the first episode of Road Rules: All-Stars. The untold truth of paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren, According to the Warrens' son-in-law Tony Spera, a fairly light-on-information Facebook fan page. ince it opened in 1952, The Warren’s Occult Museum housed weird and wonderful artefacts collected by paranormal investigators, Ed (a demonologist) and Lorraine (a clairvoyant and medium) Warren. This pair is Ed and Lorraine Warren, the central figures of The Conjuring and its assorted spinoffs. By now it's probably not necessary to point out that the (arguably bungled) exorcism was overseen by the Warrens. has grown from just the Warrens to a network of "medical doctors, researchers, police officers, nurses, college students and housewives," according to their site. The creepy toy looms large over the first Conjuring film and also has its own franchise with the third installment, Annabelle Comes Home, hitting in June 2019. The Warrens said their investigations evolved from mere investigations into more active attempts to drive spirits out in 1965 when they encountered the ghost of a little girl named Cynthia who was looking for her mother. In addition to using these abilities during investigations, Lorraine also claimed to have gotten signs from Ed following his death in 2006, including some hand-grabbing and a mysterious whistling at a restaurant where Lorraine went to celebrate Ed's birthday.

[23], Ed and Lorraine Warren were members of the Roman Catholic Church. Again, you are (probably) not having a stroke right now. [33], Over the years, several films and series have been released that are based in part or in full on the paranormal investigations or events that the Warrens are said to have witnessed and described. As Novella is quoted, "They [the Warrens] claim to have scientific evidence which does indeed prove the existence of ghosts, which sounds like a testable claim into which we can sink our investigative teeth. There are two paranormal investigators who have successfully spawned an entire cinematic universe almost by accident when powerhouse franchises like the Universal Monsters failed to do it on purpose.

Films that are partly based on their story are the films from the The Amityville Horror series including The Amityville Horror (1979) and The Amityville Horror (2005). View this post on Instagram. This feels in pretty poor taste, because, like, a real person died? It is based on the Enfield Poltergeist case. The real version (if you choose to believe the Warrens) of the Annabelle story is much closer to the events depicted in the first Conjuring film, with the nursing students and the weird messages written on parchment. The reported haunting was the basis for the 1977 book The Amityville Horror and adapted into the 1979 and 2005 films of the same name, while also serving as inspiration for the film series that followed. [20] The case was described in the 1983 book The Devil in Connecticut by Gerald Brittle. But even this doesn't tell the full tale of Lorraine Warren's filmography, which includes dozens of appearances on various ghost documentaries and TV shows.

They found the couple to be pleasant people, but their claims of demons and ghosts to be "at best, as tellers of meaningless ghost stories, and at worst, dangerous frauds." After Lorraine died on 18 April 2019, the museum was closed, reportedly due to zoning violations. They're not doing good scientific investigation; they have a predetermined conclusion which they adhere to, literally and religiously," according to Novella. [32] The museum displays many claimed haunted objects and artifacts from around the world.

[36] In 1991, a two-hour made-for-TV film based on the Smurl haunting, titled The Haunted, was released by 20th Century Fox.