Famed demonologist and paranormal researcher Lorraine Warren has died at the age of 92!
Lorraine and her late husband Ed investigated some of the most notorious haunting cases in the history of the paranormal including The Amityville Horror, the Annabelle doll, the Enfield poltergeist, the Perron family, and so many others.
A great many of their cases have been turned into films including the aforementioned Amityville Horror films, The Conjuring films, Annabelle films, and others.
She and Ed together founded the New England Society for Psychic Research in 1952, which is the oldest ghost hunting group in the region. They also wrote several books on Demonology and maintained the Warrens’ Occult Museum in the back of their home in Monroe, Connecticut, which houses many of the artifacts the Warrens collected in their studies.
Lorraine professed to be clairvoyant and a light trance medium who used her abilities in their investigations throughout the years. Lorraine and her husband claimed to have investigated over 10,000 cases during their storied career.
Lorraine Warren has been described by actress Vera Farmiga, who portrayed her in the Conjuring films as:
“She wore a helmet of salvation, she dawned her sword compassion, and took a shield of faith. Righteousness was her breastplate, and she has touched my life so. Love you Lorraine. You’re waltzing with Ed now.”
Lorraine Warren gave so much to the paranormal community. Her and husband Ed literally wrote the book on paranormal research and paved the way for paranormal investigations as we know them today.
On a personal note, I own and have read many of the Warren’s books on their investigations over the years. It’s because of Ed and Lorraine Warren that I wanted to become a parapsychologist and investigate hauntings and paranormal cases for a career. That never materialized but I still have a passion for the paranormal that I owe to Lorraine and her husband.
All of us at Horror Patch would like to offer our sincerest condolences to Lorraine Warren’s family and friends.