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The Warrens

Post by Azur on Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:18 pm

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ed and Lorraine Warren are American paranormal investigators and authors associated with prominent cases of hauntings.

Edward Warren Miney (September 7, 1926 – August 23, 2006) was a noted demonologist, author, lecturer, World War II US Navy veteran, and former police officer. Lorraine Warren, née Lorraine Rita Moran (January 31, 1927 – ), his wife, is a professed clairvoyant and a light trance medium who worked closely with her husband.

The Warrens founded the New England Society for Psychic Research in 1952 and later opened the Occult Museum. They are the authors of numerous books about the paranormal and their own private investigations into various hauntings. They claimed to have investigated over 10,000 hauntings during their career. The Warrens were among the very first investigators in the controversial Amityville haunting.

The Warrens were responsible for training several current paranormal investigating demonologists including Dave Considine, Lou Gentile, and their nephew John Zaffis.

Notable Warren investigations:

Amityville
The Warrens are well known for their involvement in the Amityville Horror case in which New York couple George and Kathy Lutz claimed that their house was haunted by a violent, demonic presence so intense that it eventually drove them out of their home. "The Amityville Horror Conspiracy" authors Stephen and Roxanne Kaplan characterized the case as a "hoax". Lorraine Warren told a reporter for The Express-Times newspaper that the Amityville Horror was not a hoax. The reported haunting was the basis for the 1977 book The Amityville Horror and 1979 and 2005 movies of the same name.

Demon murder
In 1981, Arne Johnson was accused of killing his landlord, Alan Bono. Ed and Lorraine Warren had been called prior to the killing to deal with the alleged demonic possession of Mr. Johnson's fiancee's younger brother. The Warrens subsequently claimed that Mr. Johnson was also possessed. At trial, Mr. Johnson attempted to plead Not Guilty by Reason of Demonic Possession. The case was described in a book, The Devil in Connecticut by Gerald Brittle

Werewolf
The Warrens claim to have exorcised a "werewolf demon" in 1983. The subject of the case, Bill Ramsey, had bitten several people, believing himself to be a wolf. The events surrounding this case were later described in a 1991 book written by the Warrens: Werewolf: A True Story of Demonic Possession.

Smurl family
Pennsylvania residents Jack and Janet Smurl reported their home was disturbed by various supernatural phenomena, including sounds, smells and apparitions. The Warrens became involved and claimed that the Smurl home was occupied by three spirits and also a demon that Jack and Janet Smurl alleged they were sexually assaulted by.

A biopic about the Warrens has been confirmed to be in the works, directed by James Wan.

What are your views on The Warrens?

I have never been quite sure what to make of them. scratch






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Re: The Warrens

Post by tmmw on Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:29 am

Well, around 17 years ago I visited the Warrens house along with two friends and my son. They gave us a presentation in their basement about their work and showed a video containing some media coverage, like their involvement with the Amityville house. They then prepared us to walk through their museum with some items they gathered from their exorcism work around the world. They warned about many things they felt were possessed like a doll in their museum and told us about some people who laughed about it then when driving home they got in an accident and died.

I didn't think it was funny, rather tragic that so much power was placed on these items. We all walked through the museum quickly, glad to see sunlight outside when we were through. They were both very nice people but most of their beliefs I disagreed with. They told us that if we felt any attachments of spirits followed us home they could help us with it affraid . Everything was ok Wink .

It was very interesting but not sure of what to make of it all either. I really don't have any knowledge on the subject of exorcism to give an honest opinion though.

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Re: The Warrens

Post by Azur on Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:32 am

tmmw wrote:Well, around 17 years ago I visited the Warrens house along with two friends and my son. They gave us a presentation in their basement about their work and showed a video containing some media coverage, like their involvement with the Amityville house. They then prepared us to walk through their museum with some items they gathered from their exorcism work around the world. They warned about many things they felt were possessed like a doll in their museum and told us about some people who laughed about it then when driving home they got in an accident and died.

I didn't think it was funny, rather tragic that so much power was placed on these items. We all walked through the museum quickly, glad to see sunlight outside when we were through. They were both very nice people but most of their beliefs I disagreed with. They told us that if we felt any attachments of spirits followed us home they could help us with it affraid . Everything was ok Wink .

It was very interesting but not sure of what to make of it all either. I really don't have any knowledge on the subject of exorcism to give an honest opinion though.

I agree and I am not sure about the whole demon thingy, I'd rather be inclined to accept the saying ''As in life, so in death''

The whole idea of demons and devils I am not quite sure, I don't think it's true, but maybe I am wrong who knows.

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