Ed and Lorraine Warren, self-described as a demonologist and a trance medium, respectively, were a husband and wife team who investigated paranormal activity.  They were born in the 1920s, married young, and in 1952 they founded the New England Center for Psychic Research.  They were involved in a number of high profile cases, most notably as early participants in the alleged “Amityville Horror” haunting.  The Warrens were deeply religious and most of their methods of dealing with strange phenomena were predicated upon their belief in demons.  Over the course of their career they published a number of books, traveled the lecture circuit, and participated in countless interviews, television shows, etc.  Ed Warren died in 2006 at the age of 80 and Lorraine passed away in 2019 at the age of 92. The lives and work of the Warrens inspired the cinematic “Conjuring Universe,” which includes the Conjuring films and the Annabelle films, plus several spinoffs.



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