The Warrens (Ed & Lorraine) are the infamous paranormal investigators who inspired James Wan’s 21st century masterpiece, The Conjuring, among many others.
They’re referred to by many different career titles including experts in demonology, paranormal investigators, psychics, and paranormal researches, but whatever you address them by, they’re the real deal when it comes to investigating ghosts, spirits, and the like, especially when it comes to inspiration for movies. Ed Warren is a demonologist. Lorraine Warren is a trance medium.
Their real life investigations have inspired movies including Amityville Horror, Annabelle, The Conjuring, and the 2016 sequel, The Conjuring 2. For a full list of Ed & Lorraine Warren’s most notable investigations, click here.
The Warrens have been considered the leading experts in demonology for over fifty years now, so much so that they’re often called upon when there’s an outbreak of paranormal phenomena, when people are physically attacked, when homes are physically torn apart by entities, and even when priests are possessed. A work they have dedicated their lives to.
There have been many books written on the couple, in addition to the movies their true stories have inspired, but it’s always better to hear the story from “the horse’s mouth”, and that’s what The Demonologist: The Extraordinary Career of Ed and Lorraine Warren provides. The cases the Warrens divulge in this book will shock you; yet it’s the significance of what they write that will really floor you. Further more, the Warrens don’t mince words. They know what they’re talking about, they’ve seen it, and they’ve done it. In The Demonologist they reveal the methods, and the motives, behind spirit activity; indeed they reveal what really breaks the peace in haunted houses, and precisely what it means to you. Both now and forever. Now both their work is complete, we can enjoy reading the stories from their lives.
Ed Warren passed away in 2006. Lorraine Warren is currently living in Connecticut, USA. Connecticut is situated in New England, and is considered one of the most haunted states in the US. It’s one of the oldest states, so the fact that it’s rich in history provides for plenty of paranormal encounters. Another movie which took inspiration from a Connecticut ghost story was The Haunting In Connecticut, which the Warrens were also involved in.
Even to this day, their career, stories, and experiences inspired film makers and book writers, and probably will do for forever.