Ed and lorraine warren cases book
Remembering The Warrens: Books About Their Paranormal InvestigationsSome say they were a modern-day P. Barnum, using illusions and trickery to convince people of their encounters. Some say they were a sweet, loving couple who just wanted to share their experiences and insights into the spirit world with other believers. Since their founding of the New England Society for Psychic Research in , the Warrens have become synonymous with all things ghost and demon. Many a movie has been made. Many a book has been written. We might look back on the Warrens as we now do old-school mediums, hawking rigged ghost photography and faked ectoplasm as proof of the paranormal.
Ed and Lorraine Warren
Their casework, much of which was carried out through their New England Society for Psychic Research, involved everything from exorcisms alongside priests, seances and spirit cleansings to photographic documentation of supernatural events. When Roger and Carolyn Perron moved their family, including their five young daughters, to their new acre home in Harrisville, Rhode Island, they were unaware of its allegedly insidious former resident. Originally built in , the country home was once inhabited by Bathsheba Thayer and her four children, three of whom died young. Labeled a satanist by her community members, she allegedly hanged herself in her backyard. While the Perron family lived in the home, numerous pleasant ghostly interactions, like spirits playing with the children or helping to do chores, were reported.
Paranormal research has steadily gained more mainstream acknowledgement since the s, following the release of books and films such as The Exorcist and The Amityville Horror , the latter of which was supposedly based on a true story. Perhaps the forebearers to this conglomeration approach are Ed and Lorraine Warren, self-described demonologists whose names have been attached to some of the most well-known paranormal cases in the latter half of the 20th century. Lorraine claims to be a psychic who can communicate with spirits. Many people swear they are "the real deal" - in particular devout Christians; according to Ed Warren, one has to believe in God in order to understand the couple's research. But other writers and skeptics have discovered outright fabrications in their claims.
The average person would be shocked—not to mention terrified—if objects suddenly started flying around their bedroom. If black figures began lurking in the corners, glimpsed only from the corner of the eye. If cabinets started slamming in the kitchen and malevolent voices whispered beneath the basement steps. Most would jump to a single explanation thanks to a preponderance of movies, TV shows, and spooky stories told around campfires: the house must be haunted. And because the average person on the street works in retail or in an office, those who feel woefully out of their depth may then seek out professional help.
By Angie Barry