I’m probably going to have people disagree with me on this, however, we all have the right to our own opinions, but I feel that Ed and Lorraine Warren are the worlds leading paranormal con artists. Here is my reasonings behind my opinion.
Edward Warren was a “self-taught and self-professed demonologist”. Lorraine professed to be “clairvoyant and a light trance medium”. The worked together to investigate paranormal activity and founded the New England Society for Psychic Research. They have also claimed to have investigated over 10,000 cases during their career. They have been at the center of several well known hauntings, such as Amityville, and Snedeker Family.
Let’s discuss a few of their famous cases:
Annabelle: In 1968, a Raggedy Ann doll was found to be possessed by the spirit of a young girl named Annabelle Higgins. The Warren’s took the “demonically possessed” doll and displayed it in their family’s Occult Museum. Five years before Annabelle was discovered, there were other influences from The Twilight Zone, season 5 episode 6, that suggest that Annabelle was created for sensationalism. The myths and legends surrounding the Warren’s has “seemingly been of their own doing.”
Amityville: In 1975 George and Kathy Lutz, claimed their house was haunted by a violent and demonic presence. Lorraine Warren claimed this haunting was not a hoax as was rumored. In 1979, the author of the book, The Amityville Horror, and the home’s former owners, The Lutz’s stated that they invented the horror story over many bottles of wine. The home does have a dark past, as a massive family murder of the DeFeo’s happened in the house, but no reported haunting by any of the other owners has been reported. If the haunting was a hoax, why would Lorraine say it wasn’t? Was it because she stated that there was a demonic presence there and she didn’t want her credibility tarnished?
Snedeker House: 1986, The Warrens arrive at a former funeral home rumored to be infested with demons. This case was featured in a 1993 book, and on a TV series A Haunting. The 2009 movie, A Haunting in Connecticut, is loosely based on the Warren’s version of the events. Ray Garton, an author who was writing a book based on the case, stated he called into question the veracity of the accounts, as the people involved all were telling different stories. Garton also said of Lorraine, “If she told me the sun would come up tomorrow morning, I’d get a second opinion.”
According to researchers who specialize in the paranormal, the Warrens are pleasant people, but their claims of demons and ghosts are “at best, tellers of meaningless ghost stories, and at worst, dangerous frauds.” The museum that the Warren’s had run, had common errors regarding flash photography and nothing evil in the artifacts they collected. “The Warrens have a ton of fish stories about evidence that got away…”
This is why I feel that the Warren’s are the biggest paranormal con-artists out there. I don’t feel that they had as many legitimate paranormal cases as they claimed. If you feel they have experienced as much as they claim and that they are legitimate please share your opinions with me I would love to hear your thoughts!
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