The WarrensEd and Lorraine Rita Warren
September 7, 1926 – August 23, 2006
Lorraine Rita Warren
January 31, 1927 – April 18, 2019
Lorraine, along with her late husband Ed, were pioneers in the field of the paranormal; paving the way for many of today’s paranormal investigators. They are credited with hundreds of cases, including, but not limited to, the Amityville case and the Annabelle case.
The Annabelle case involved a Raggedy Ann doll, bought by a mother as a gift for her daughter. The exact origins of the doll have never been uncovered, though, as the doll was purchased at an antique store. There was something found to be wrong with the doll, though, as it changed positions (presumably on its own), wherever it was placed in the house; however, the owners thought there were easily explainable causes for these phenomena.
These weren’t the only strange cases involving this doll, though. It is claimed to leave notes behind such as “Help Me” and “Help Lou.”
Because of the gravity of these messages, the owners called in a medium to make contact with whatever possessed the doll. The medium was told that the doll was inhabited by the spirit of a young girl who was murdered.
Ed and Lorraine were asked to come in at a later date. They, however, found that the doll wasn’t inhabited by the spirit of a girl who was murdered, but by a demon. Following the case, Ed and Lorraine Warren took the doll with them and placed it behind some protective glass in their Occult Museum in Connecticut, where she resides to this day.
Ed and Lorraine paved the way for many of today’s paranormal investigators, including myself. I was “thrust” into the paranormal when I was 13. I had no clue what was going on, what to do, or anything of that nature. It was a challenging time, but being able to learn from Lorraine was a blessing. Sadly, Ed had passed away before I came into the field.
Lorraine’s was the inspiration for the movie The Conjuring.
The Conjuring (2013)
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
The Conjuring 3 (2020)
Lorraine was featured in many television shows over her years in the field. Some include the shows A Haunting and Paranormal State.
- Special-1: “A Haunting in Connecticut”
- Episode 1: “Hell House”
- Episode 12: “Monster in the Apartment”
- Episode 8: “Dangerous Games”
- Episode 11: “Paranormal Intervention”
- Episode 13: “The Haunted Piano”
- Episode 2: “Laws of Attraction”
- Episode 16: “The Raven”
- Episode 1: “Suicide Possession”
- Episode 10: “Night Terrors”
Books Ed and Lorraine Authored or Were Mentioned In
Ed and Lorraine have also authored, or been the subject of, many books over the years.
Books They Have Authored
Ed and Lorraine Warren (Series)
- Ghost Hunters
- The Haunted
- In a Dark Place
- Satan’s Harvest
- Annabelle The Possessed Raggedy Ann Doll
- Deliver Us From Evil: Taken From the Files of Ed and Lorraine Warren
- Ghost Tracks: Case Files of Ed & Lorraine Warren