IT’S HALLOWEEN!!!!!

Good morning everybody. Today is the day. It’s finally here. HALLOWEEN! I sure hope everyone has their halloween costume ready. And don’t forget about all that wonderful, ooey, gooey, super sweet candy to hand out to all of those creepy little monsters that come knocking at your door. I know I’m ready, have been ready all month! So this is all for now so everyone go out (or stay in) and have a great, wonderful time. Just remember, get as much candy as you can and above all, BE SAFE!! HAPPY HALLOWEEN YOU ALL!!!!

Ghost Hunters

Ed and Lorraine Warren have had their hand in many of the true scay movies. Are you curious about them? If so, continue reading…..

Ed & Lorraine Warren Public Figures

Edward “Ed” Warren Miney (September 7, 1926 – August 23, 2006) & Lorraine Rita Warren, née Moran, (born January 31, 1927) were Artists, American paranormal investigators and authors associated with prominent cases of haunting. Edward was a World War II US Navy veteran who became a noted demonologist, author, and lecturer. His wife Lorraine was a professed clairvoyant and a light trance medium who worked closely with her husband. They own an occult musuem in Monroe Connecticut that contains many spooky items related to their work. They even have the real Annabelle doll. Make sure to check out their website for more articles, videos, and pictures: http://www.warrens.net or http://www.warrens.net/Occult-Museum-Tours.html

Career

In 1952, the Warrens founded the New England Society for Psychic Research, the oldest ghost hunting group in New England, and opened the The Warren’s Occult Museum. They are the authors of numerous books about the paranormal and about their private investigations into various reports of paranormal activity. They claimed to have investigated over 10,000 during their career. The Warrens were among the very first investigators in the controversial Amityville haunting.

The Warrens were responsible for training several current paranormal investigating demonologists. Lorraine continues to assist with investigations, explaining, “It was really Ed himself that let me know that he wanted me to continue to do this work, so I will say that I am doing it for him. I am doing it to honor my husband. The work meant a great deal to him, so that is why I want to carry on his legacy.” In addition to investigations, Lorraine also continues to run the private Occult Museum in Monroe, Connecticut with the help of her son-in-law, NESPR Director Tony Spera.

 

For over fifty years now, Ed and Lorraine Warren have been considered America’s preeminent experts on the subject of spirits and demonology. Even more important perhaps, is the fact that they have also been the very same people for the past fifty years whom religious authorities have repeatedly called in to control some of the most profane outbreaks of diabolical phenomena in the country. Cases where priests become possessed. Cases where people are physically attacked. Cases where unworldly entities manifest and then preside. Cases where time is violated and the physical environment is completely rearranged. Cases where spirits don’t just haunt a house, they visibly tear it apart.

Ed and Lorraine Warren have dedicated their lives to this work, and they share the wisdom they have gained during their extraordinary career in this field. The work they perform is remarkable. And you can be certain, after all this time, they know things that are completely astounding. The cases they divulge will shock you; yet it is the significance of what they say that will actually floor you. Moreover, the Warrens don’t mince words. They know what they’re talking about. They have seen it. They have done it. The Warrens reveal both 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.

Ed Warren is a demonologist. Lorraine Warren is a trance medium. But you’d never know it if you met them on the street. They are not occultists. They are not strange. They are essentially ordinary people who happen to do highly extraordinary work. And though the Warrens have no ax to grind, their orientation is distinctly religious. For in reality, that is the only way it is possible to function in this work. Because that which they confront are not vaporous, indistinct phantoms that simply come and go in the night. The forces they confront are religious entities that – by their own admission – exist for the sheer purpose of opposing the works of God.

Diabolical forces are formidable. These forces are eternal., and they exist today. In a world that scoffs at ghosts and laughs at the unusual, the Warrens deliver a contrary message. That message is this: The fairy tale is true. The devil exists. God exists. And for us, as people, our very destiny hinges upon which one we elect to follow

The Warrens ~ The Early Years

Ed Warren grew up in a ~Haunted House~in Connecticut from the young age of five until he was twelve he reflects. “My father, who was a police officer at the time would often say, “Ed, there’s a logical reason for everything that happens in this house.” but he never came up with that logical reason.”

“My family would all go to bed and just around two to three o’clock in the morning, many times I would hear the closet door beginning to open up. At first I’d look into that closet and see only shapeless darkness, then slowly I’d start to see a light beginning to form and it would morph into like a ball shape, sort of like a basketball and then I’d begin to see a face in that ball,” ” That is called a Ghost Globule. “

“In that Globule was a face. face of an old woman, and she was not looking at all pleasant. The globule would then come out into my bedroom and then accompinied by audible footsteps and heavy breathing. The room would then became icy cold, an unnatural cold, a Psychic Cold, and I’m saying to myself, “Ed There’s a logical reason for everything,” But by that time I was out of the bed and right between my mother and father in their bed.”

When Ed Warren was 16 years-old he worked as an usher at “The Colonial Theatre” in Bridegport Connecticut, and it was there that he met Lorraine Rita Moran. “Lorraine and her mother used to come every Wednesday night,” Ed remembered.

“ I’d see Lorraine coming in and we started talking, and we became friends. I was 16 at the time and she was 16,

one night I walked her home and asked her for a date”

” And that’s how it all got started.”

Art & Ambition

Ed Warren went into the Navy on his seventeenth birthday and four months later, after his ship sank in the North Atlantic he was home for 30-day survivor’s leave. It was during that leave that the two were married. When Ed returned after World War II he and Lorraine had a daughter, and Ed went to Perry Art school which is a Subsidiary of Yale for about two years.

“I got fed up with that,” Ed said. “I told Lorraine one day, “You know, I can paint better than these instructors. What they’re teaching me is a lot of Geometry and a lot of nonsense that I don’t need for painting.” I said, “We’ll have some fun.”

“So I bought this car for $15 dollars which I still have in the yard. It’s a 1933 Chevy Eagle, Deluxe. The guy gave me two wheels with it. I had to pay him off on time, five dollars a week. I said to Lorraine, “You know, if we go up to the new areas where they’re opening up for tourists like Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire—I’ll bet I can take a bunch of my paintings and put them out there when people are walking by and we’ll sell some.”

The Warrens did have fun, “We were making a fantastic living, selling the paintings for fabulous prices—three dollars, four dollars. But you’ve got to remember one thing, hot dogs were a dime, hamburgers were a dime, the theater was a quarter, gas was 18 cents a gallon. So, when you made five dollars on a painting, you were doing pretty good.”

It was through painting that The Warrens began their ~Ghost Investigations. If Ed heard of any place that claimed to be haunted, whether a haunted house, or a haunted location he would drag Lorraine to check it out. “Oh Ed, there are no such things as ghosts,” Lorraine would say, Ed would then remind her of his days at his haunted home in Bridgeport & Lorraine would go.

How The Warrens would get into these haunted houses is especially interesting, “We were just kids nobody was just going to let us in, we were curiosity seekers—we were not yet the directors of The New England Society for Psychic Research.”

“I’d go out in the middle of the road where they could all see me and I’d start to sketch the house and you’d see the curtains going back and forth “What’s this kid doing?” they would be thinking. “I would do a really nice sketch of the house with ghosts coming out of it, and I’d give it to Lorraine, she’d go knock on the door and with her Irish personality she’d say, “Oh, my husband loves to sketch and paint haunted houses ,and he made this for you.” I made it special for them.”

It was through the paintings that The Warrens got themselves into these Haunted Houses. And then they would talk with the homeowners one-on-one. Basically, Ed just wanted to see if the same things happened to those families that happened to his family, through his art the lives of these two incredible people were formed.

The Warren’s thoughts on the Paranormal

Ed Warren: “If you look at a fan and it’s standing still, you can see the propellers very easily. But, if that fan starts up you can’t see anything—it’s invisible. Spirits are on that different vibrational field. They’re all around us right now but you can’t see them. But if you were like Lorraine, you could see them clairvisually, hear them claiaudioally.” I can’t. And it wouldn’t pay for me to do that because as an investigator people would think I’m a little odd seeing ghosts flying around when they couldn’t see anything. So, I have to see it, I have to feel it, I have to hear it, I have to record it before I accept it. But, mediums and clairvoyants are very necessary to us because they tell us immediately if something is there. I wouldn’t know—I could go into a building for a month and not know if there is something really there. I could interview the people, and maybe through my knowledge I could tell if something is there, but the clairvoyant is the draw. The spirits are drawn to a medium/clairvoyant like a moth is drawn to a flame. Many times we use three or four clairvoyants in one place. We take them into a house one-at-a-time, they don’t know where they’re going, what the case is about, etc. And if they all tell me the same thing, that they see a woman spirit in a certain room or a man or a child, then I know that we’re on the right track.

I do think scientifically, we do have scientists working with us, and I think theologically and scientifically. There are organizations of atheists, so-called skeptical investigators that say, “There is no proof scientifically that God exists, that spirits exist that miracles occur.”

That’s ridiculous, there’s all kinds of proof. In the Occult Museum we have hundreds of items, we have thousands of cases between here and the other buildings out there that prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the supernatural exists and the pre-to-natural exists. When I say `pre-to-natural’ I’m talking about negative and `supernatural’ is positive. We have filmed the white Lady of Easton. We have filmed poltergeists, attacks on people, ghosts and we have taken many pictures of ghosts. We work with any clergy that their religion teaches love of God and love of your fellow man. We are not stupid enough to think that because we are Catholics that we are the only religion saved—that’s what the problem is with Ireland is today—and a lot of other places. We work with all people of all faiths.

We have thousands of pictures of ghosts. And I’m not talking about filmy ectoplasmic type material, I’m talking about spirits that are as clear as you and I. You ask us for evidence, we’ll give you that evidence. We proved in a court of law in 1989 that a woman and her young child driven out of her house by ghosts. She lived in Hebron, Connecticut. We went into Rockville court and we won the case. The Realtor that leased her the house was suing her for $2,000. She begged us to go into the house and to get some evidence that would prove that there really were ghosts. Now, you don’t walk into a court of law and saw, “Well judge, there was ghosts there.”—You have to have evidence. In any court of law they use photographs, recordings and credible witnesses as evidence—that’s what we use. We won the case, we set a precedent here in the United States. Scientists would say, “you didn’t prove a thing, because you didn’t take that ghost and put it in a bottle so we can open him up and examine him.” That’s stupid. They’re saying that scientifically that you have to prove that God exists, that ghosts exist, there is no such thing you can’t get scientific in a supernatural world.

So, if we can prove in a court of law that ghosts exist and haunted houses exist I think that’s good enough for anyone.

The New England Society For Psychic Research

The New England Society for Psychic Research was founded in 1952 and the goal at first was to simply investigate hauntings. Then, around 1965 the Warrens went into a home where the spirit of a little girl named Cynthia and they listened to the little child coming through a deep-trance medium and she was looking for her mother. Ed thought to himself, “This is horrible, this little child is earth-bound. She’s looking for her mother constantly day in and day out. How do I help this child?”

It was no longer just experiencing the hauntings, now the Warrens wanted to help. The question arose as to where to get the knowledge to help anybody in spirit? Well, who delves into the supernatural? Priests, clergyman, rabbis. Ed started interviewing dozens and dozens of clergyman of all faiths, and would ask them “If somebody called you from your parish and said there was a ghost in the house what would you do?”

Some said, “I tell them to go see a psychiatrist.” Others said, “I’d go to the house and I’d bless it. If the blessing didn’t work I’d say a mass, and if the mass didn’t work I’d perform the right of exorcism.” But many Catholic priests interviewed didn’t even believe there’s a devil. And yet all of this material is part of Catholicism’s’ teaching. It is in the bible, within every ten words you have a psychic word: apparition, ghost, devil, demon, evil—it’s all in the bible, everything we talk about.

N.E.S.P.R.’s work is based in religion but also uses science. People have said to the Warrens, “Oh God, you go into a house and you look for devils.” And Ed’s response, “Your damn right I look for devils, and I look for everything else to. And I have the scientists with me and they’re looking for something else and we get together and we talk and straighten the whole thing out. Nobody can bring us into a house and fool us. You couldn’t tell us that your house is haunted and get away with it because I’m the biggest skeptic going. I have to see it, I have to hear it and I have to feel it with the physical sense.”

Medical doctors, researchers, police officers, nurses, college student and house wives are all dedicated members who volunteer their services. The N.E.S.P.R. does not charge for their services and only asks for expenses to be covered.

Main Article: Notable Investigations

Amityville

The Warrens are best known for their involvement in the Amityville Horror case in which New York couple George and Kathy Lutz claimed that their house was haunted by a violent, demonic presence so intense that it eventually drove them out of their home. The Amityville Horror Conspiracy authors Stephen and Roxanne Kaplan characterized the case as a “hoax”. Lorraine Warren told a reporter for The Express-Times newspaper that the Amityville Horror was not a hoax. The reported haunting was the basis for the 1977 book The Amityville Horror and 1979 and 2005 movies of the same name.

Demon Murder Trial

In 1981, Arne Johnson was accused of killing his landlord, Alan Bono. Ed and Lorraine Warren had been called prior to the killing to deal with the alleged demonic possession of the younger brother of Mr. Johnson’s fiancee. The Warrens subsequently claimed that Mr. Johnson was also possessed. At trial, Mr. Johnson attempted to plead Not Guilty by Reason of Demonic Possession, but was unsuccessful with his plea. The case was described in the 1983 book The Devil in Connecticut by Gerald Brittle.

Werewolf

The Warrens claim to have exorcised a “werewolf demon” in 1983. The subject of the case, Bill Ramsey, had bitten several people, believing himself to be a wolf. The events surrounding this case were later described in a 1991 book written by the Warrens, Werewolf: A True Story of Demonic Possession. No photos or video evidence was available to confirm the possibility and reasoning that Bill Ramsey was, indeed, possessed by a werewolf-type demon or evil spirit. The case remains filled with questions and skepticisms.

Smurl Family Haunting

Pennsylvania residents Jack and Janet Smurl reported their home was disturbed by various supernatural phenomena, including sounds, smells and apparitions. The Warrens became involved and claimed that the Smurl home was occupied by three spirits and also a demon that allegedly sexually assaulted Jack and Janet Smurl.

The Perron Family Haunting

In the 1970s, the Warrens claimed the Perron’s Rhode Island home was haunted by demons because of a woman, presumed witch, who lived there in the early 19th century named Bathsheba Sherman, cursed the house. It is the subject of a 2013 film The Conjuring.

Other Notable Investigations Include:

Stepney Cemetery

Bishop Robert McKenna assisted the Warrens.

Borley Church

Ed and Lorraine Warren discuss the Borley Nun sightings

Union Cemetery (Easton, Connecticut)

Ed Warren saw a white lady dressed in white nightgown & bonnet

The Haunting in Connecticut

Ed and Lorraine Warren, who arrived and proclaimed the Snedeker house to be infested with demons.

The New England Society for Psychic Research

The New England Society for Psychic Research was founded in 1952 by Ed and Lorraine warren Tm. According to the Warrens, the N.E.S.P.R. utilizes a variety of individuals, including medical doctors, researchers, police officers, nurses, college students & members of the clergy in its investigations. N.E.S.P.R. does not charge for their services, only aking for expense coverage.

The New England Society for Psychic Research’s goal at first was to simply investigate hauntings. Then, around 1965 the Warrens went into a home where the spirit of a little girl named Cynthia and they listened to the little child coming through a deep-trance medium and she was looking for her mother. Ed thought to himself, “This is horrible, this little child is earth-bound. She’s looking for her mother constantly day in and day out. How do I help this child?”

It was no longer just experiencing the hauntings, now the Warrens wanted to help. The question arose as to where to get the knowledge to help anybody in spirit? Well, who delves into the supernatural? Priests, clergyman, rabbis. Ed started interviewing dozens and dozens of clergyman of all faiths, and would ask them “If somebody called you from your parish and said there was a ghost in the house what would you do?”

Some said, “I tell them to go see a psychiatrist.” Others said, “I’d go to the house and I’d bless it. If the blessing didn’t work I’d say a mass, and if the mass didn’t work I’d perform the right of exorcism.” But many Catholic priests interviewed didn’t even believe there’s a devil. And yet all of this material is part of Catholicism’s’ teaching. It is in the bible, within every ten words you have a psychic word: apparition, ghost, devil, demon, evil—it’s all in the bible, everything we talk about.

N.E.S.P.R.’s work is based in religion but also uses science. People have said to the Warrens, “Oh God, you go into a house and you look for devils.” And Ed’s response, “Your damn right I look for devils, and I look for everything else to. And I have the scientists with me and they’re looking for something else and we get together and we talk and straighten the whole thing out. Nobody can bring us into a house and fool us. You couldn’t tell us that your house is haunted and get away with it because I’m the biggest skeptic going. I have to see it, I have to hear it and I have to feel it with the physical sense.”

The Skeptics

People have said, “Ed Warren hides behind his beliefs of Catholicism,” but he claims he uses them, he doesn’t hide behind anything. “And I know that [Biblical beliefs] are fact because I’ve seen and I’ve heard and I’ve felt all the things that it talks about.

People have called Ed Warren an eccentric because he believes in devils and demons, “Of course I do,” he replies. “I learned about them as a child and proved they exist as a man—beyond a shadow of a doubt. If you don’t want to call them devils and demons call them evil—I don’t care what you call them. Religions are man-made, but spirituality isn’t.

“From the day’s that I went into a haunted house I always wanted media people with me and people condemned me for that. They said, “Ed Warren wants to be written up in newspapers, he wants to have books and movies. He wants to be exposed to the public. You’re damn right I do. My whole thought is expose the devil and expose evil. A skeptical public is the best protection that evil has, and I’m going to make sure that I expose that evil anyway I can. People tell us that we get a lot of money for what we are doing here, our money comes very hard through these books and lectures. We don’t get any easy money and the money we get we deserve and we don’t charge for our services. But if you want us to come to Arizona, we are going to ask you for expenses.”

 

TRUE Scary Story #4

The Conjuring: In 1971, family man Roger Perron and his wife Carolyn move to an old farmhouse in Rhode Island with their daughters Andrea, Nancy, Christine, Cindy and April. The family finds a hidden basement which the entrance is locked with planks. Soon they are haunted by noises and ghosts and Carolyn meets the famous paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren. They visit the house and Lorraine and Ed feel that the house is possessed by a fiend. Their further investigation shows that a witch has sacrificed her seven-day baby to Satan and has possessed other mothers that lived in the real estate to kill their children. Lorraine and Ed bring his friends Drew and Brad to help them to collect evidences to convince the Church that it is necessary an exorcism to save The Perron family from evil. 

James Wan’s The Conjuring is a motion picture based on the haunting which occurred in the Perron home and persists to this day. It is a story told from the perspective of Ed & Lorraine Warren, the paranormal researchers who conducted an investigation of their farmhouse in the early 1970′s. The screenplay is based on their case files as well as information that Ms. Perron provided to the producers. The Warrens did an investigation of the supernatural activity at the house while the family lived there in an attempt to intervene on their behalf. During a séance that goes terribly wrong, they awaken and call forth a horrendous presence, one that Mrs. Warren believed to be Bathsheba, described as a “God-forsaken soul”.

THE TRUE STORY:

Roger and Carolyn Perron finally purchased their dream home in the winter months of 1970. Little did they know that this house was going to be full of nightmares. As many people would, they were excited to be living in a home full of history and were looking forward to raising their five daughters there. What they didn’t know was that this house was full of agony and death. Two former residents hung themselves — one from the rafters of the barn.

The home was built on beautiful land with plenty of room for five growing children to play. However, once they moved in the spirits began to make their presence known.

Perron says, “My mom just wanted a place in the country to raise her kids”.

“It is an extraordinary place. We started seeing spirits as soon as we moved into the house. Most of them were completely benign and some of them didn’t even seem to notice we were there, but eight generations lived and died in that house prior to our arrival and some of them never left.”

At first many of them appeared to be harmless, like the ghost that smelled of flowers and fruit, the one who would kiss the children goodnight in their beds every night, or the spirit that constantly picked up a broom to sweep the kitchen floor. Everything you would expect from a haunted house seemed to have been happening to the family as well, like things moving on their own and doors slamming shut, or quiet whispers heard throughout the night. Probably the most frightening thing was the sound of something that had the habit of slamming itself into the front door of the house in the middle of the night, waking everyone up. There were obviously some very disturbed spirits among the family.

“We had one my sister called ‘Manny’. He was a sympathetic soul. We think he was actually Johnny Arnold, who committed suicide in the eaves of the house in the 1800s,” Perron said. “He would appear in the house and watch over us. He always appeared in the same place, in the front hallway between the dining room and the kitchen. The apparition would always lean up against the door and would wear a crooked smile like he was amused by the children. As soon as we saw him and made eye contact he was gone.”

What is very interesting is that each member of the family actually saw these spirits wandering throughout the home. They weren’t the only ones though, because those who’ve lived in the house prior to and since the Perron family saw them as well. “Everyone who has lived in the house that we know of has experienced some type of supernatural phenomena,” Perron said. “Some have left screaming and running for their lives. The man who moved in to begin restoration on the house when we sold it left screaming, without his car, without his tools, without his clothing. He never went back to the house and consequently the people who owned it, the adjacent landowners, moved in only briefly and it sat vacant for years.”

Perron recalls their features (or lack thereof) as especially haunting. At times, the spirits would appear opaque, seemingly solid, and other times they were translucent or in the form of mist and fog-like haze. She also claims the spirits actually communicated with the members of the family but it wasn’t through speaking out loud. She describes their discourse as being “telepathic in nature”.

Perron said. “When they would appear it was as if all time stopped. My sister Cindy described it like being “in the bubble”. The air is suddenly compressed and we were unable to move or speak, prohibited from doing anything except listening to what the spirit was trying to tell us.”

Bathsheba wanted control over Perron’s mother, Carolyn, and was hell-bent and determined to drive her from the house, terrorizing her because the spirit apparently perceived herself as the rightful mistress of the house. She saw Carolyn as competition. She lusted after Roger and coveted the five children, routinely acting out and making her intentions obvious to all of the mortals in the house.Bathsheba frightened Carolyn straight to her bones, tormenting her with fire, a mother’s greatest fear. The spirit would approach her in the night and is described as having a gruesome, misshapen face and a broken neck. This thing was like looking at something straight out of your worst nightmare.

According to legend and local folklore, Bathsheba was suspected of being a practicing witch and was accused of sacrificing an infant child as an offering to the devil. More than two dozen mysterious and tragic deaths occurred on the property. Although she was absolved of any wrongdoing in a courtroom, the court of public opinion was not so kind. Bathsheba lived a miserable life and died an old woman in 1885 from a bizarre form of paralysis which the physician who examined the corpse found stunning and utterly inexplicable.

Early accounts of Bathsheba’s life before becoming this tortured soul are said that she was a young and beautiful woman when an infant mysteriously died in her care. When the baby was discovered, the mortal wound was presumably caused by a needle which was impaled at the base of its skull, which caused it to have convulsions and die. Bathsheba denied these charges and ultimately walked free due to insufficient evidence. Although Bathsheba may have walked free, these accusations never left her as they haunted her for life. Perhaps this is why Bathsheba wanted Perron’s mother out of the home and away from the children so badly.

“What she put my mother through, no human being should ever have to endure,” Perron claims. “She appeared to several of us, but I never saw her. I saw many of the spirits, but I never saw her except in a telepathic dream state. When she would appear to my mother, I would see the encounter in a dream state at the same time it was occurring, though I was rendered immobile and helpless to offer any assistance while she was appearing to torment my mother.”

Perron’s description of Bathsheba is where things really start getting creepy because she describes the sprit’s face as having almost no real features. Instead, it looked like a lifeless beehive with vermin crawling all over it. “Its head was leaning off to one side. It was round and gray, resembling a desiccated hornet’s nest. I couldn’t see anything underneath it… no eyes or mouth…it looked like the cobwebs hanging in the corners of the cellar.” This, as described by her mother.

Despite having Ed and Lorraine Warren attempt to dispel the evil spirits they ended up doing more harm then good and were never successful in ridding the house of its horror. The family stayed in the home for ten years before finally leaving — but the horrible things that happened within those walls stayed with them forever.

TRUE scary Story #3

Annabelle: John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia – a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia’s delight with Annabelle doesn’t last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now… Annabelle

THE TRUE STORY:

In 1970 a mother purchased an antique Raggedy Ann Doll from a hobby store. The doll was a present for her daughter Donna on her birthday. Donna, at the time, was a student in college, preparing to graduate with her nursing degree and resided in a tiny apartment with her room mate Anngie (a nurse as well). Pleased with the doll Donna placed it on her bed as a decoration and didn’t give it a second thought until a few days later. With in that time both Donna and Angie noticed that there appeared to be something very strange and creepy about the doll. The doll apparently moved on its own, relatively unnoticeable movements at first, like a change in position, but as time passed the movement became more noticeable. Donna and Angie would come home to find the doll in a completely different room from which they had left it . Sometimes the doll would be found crossed legged on the couch with its arms folded , other times it was found upright, standing on its feet, leaning against a chair in the dining room. Several times Donna, placing the doll on the couch before leaving for work, would return home to find the doll back in her room on the bed with the door closed.

The Messages

Annabelle the doll not only moved but could write too. About a month into their experiences Donna and Angie began to find penciled messages on parchment paper that read “Help Us” and “Help Lou”. The hand writing looked to belong to that of a small child. The creepy part about the messages was not the wording but the way they were written. At the time Donna had never kept parchment paper, on which the notes were written, in the house, so where did it come from?

The Medium

One night Donna came home to find the doll had moved again, this time it was on her bed. Donna had come to find that this was typical of the doll but some how she knew this time it was different, something wasn’t right. A sense of fear came over her when she inspected the doll and saw what looked like blood drops on the back of its hands and its chest. Seemingly, from no where, a liquidy red substance had appeared on the doll. Scared and desperate Donna and Angie decide it was time to seek expert advice.

Not knowing where to turn they contacted a medium and a seance was held. Donna was then introduced to the spirit of Annabelle Higgins. The medium related the story of Annabelle to both Donna and Angie. Annabelle was a young girl that resided on the property before the apartments were built, they were “happy times”. She was a young girl of only seven years old when her lifeless body was found in the field upon which the apartment complex now stands.

The spirit related to the medium that she felt comfort with Donna and Angie and wanted to stay with them and be loved. Feeling compassion for Annabell and her story Donna gave her permission to inhibit the doll and stay with them. They were to soon find out however, that Annabelle was not what sheappeared to be. This was no ordinary case and definitely no ordinary doll.

Lou’s Account

Lou was friends with Donna and Angie and had been with them since the day the doll arrived. Lou had never been fond of the doll and on several occasions warned Donna that it was evil and to get rid it of it. Donna had a compassionate tie to the doll and not giving much credence to Lou’s’ feelings kept it. Donnas’ decision, it turns out, was a terrible mistake.

Lou awoke one night from a deep sleep and in panic. Once again he had a reoccurring bad dream. Only this time somehow, something seemed different. It was as though he was awake but couldn’t move. He looked around the room but couldn’t discern anything out of the ordinary and then it happened. Looking down toward his feet he saw the doll, Annabelle. It began to slowly glide up his leg, moved over his chest and then stopped. Within seconds the doll was strangling him. Paralyzed and gasping for breath Lou, at the point of asphyxiation, blacked out. Lou awoke the next morning, certain it wasn’t a dream, Lou was determined to rid himself of that doll and the spirit that possessed it. Lou, however, would have one more terrifying experience with Annabelle.

Preparing for a road trip the next day Lou and Angie were reading over maps alone in her apartment. The apartment seemed eerily quiet. Suddenly, rustling sounds coming from Donnas room aroused fear that someone had possibly broken into the apartment. Lou determined to figure out who or what it was quietly made his way to the bedroom door. He waited for the noises to stop before entering and turning on the light. The room was empty except for Annabelle whom was tossed on the floor in the corner.

Lou scoured the room for forced entry but nothing was out of place. But as he got close to the doll he got the distinct impression that somebody was behind him. Spinning around he was quick to realize that nobody else was there. Then in flash he found himself grabbing for his chest, doubled over, cut and bleeding. His shirt was stained with blood and upon opening his shirt there on his chest was what looked to be 7 distinct claw marks, three vertically and four horizontally, all were hot like burns. These scratches healed almost immediately, half gone the next day, fully gone by day two.

Paranormal Investigation: The Warrens

Donna finally was willing to believe the spirit in the house was not that of a young girl but inhuman and demonic in nature. After Lou’s’ experiences Donna felt it was time to seek real expert advice and contacted an Episcopal priest named Father Hegan. Father Hegan felt it was a spiritual matter and felt he needed to contact a higher authority in the church, so he contacted Father Cooke who immediately contacted the Warrens.

Ed and Lorraine Warren immediately took interest in the case and contacted Donna concerning the doll. The Warrens, after speaking with Donna, Angie, and Lou came to the immediate conclusion that the doll itself was not in fact possessed but manipulated by an inhuman presence. Spirits do not Possess inanimate objects like houses or toys, they posses people. An inhuman spirit can attach itself to a place or object and this is what occurred in the Annabelle case. This spirit manipulated the doll and created the illusion of it being alive in order to get recognition. Truly, the spirit was not looking to stay attached to the doll, it was looking to posses a human host.

The spirit or in this case an inhuman demonic spirit, was essentially in the infestation stage of the phenomenon. It first began moving the doll around the apartment by means of teleportation to arouse the occupants curiosity in hopes that they would give it recognition.Then predictably the mistake of bringing a medium into the apartment to communicate with it. The inhuman spirit now able to communicate through the medium, preyed on the girls emotional vulnerabilities by pretending to be a rather harmless, lost young girl with which during the seance, was allowed permission from Donna to haunt the apartment. Insofar as demonic is a negative spirit, it then set about causing patently negative phenomena to occur; it aroused fear through the weird movements of that doll, it brought about the materialization of disturbing handwritten notes, the symbolic drops of blood on the doll, and ultimately it even attacked Lou leaving behind the symbolic mark of the beast. The next stage of the infestation phenomenon would have been complete human possession. Had these experiences lasted another 2 or 3 more weeks the spirit would have completely possessed, if not harmed or killed one or all of the occupants in the house.

At the conclusion of the investigation the Warrens felt it appropriate to have a recitation of an exorcism blessing by Father Cooke to cleanse the apartment. “The Episcopal blessing of the home is a wordy, seven page document that is distinctly positive in nature. Rather than specifically expelling evil entities from the dwelling, the emphasis is instead directed toward filling the home with the power of the positive and of God.” (Ed Warren). At Donna’s request, and as a further precaution against the phenomena ever occurring in the home again, the Warrens took the big rag doll along with them when they left.

The Conclusion

Father Cooke although uncomfortable with his role as an exorcist agreed to perform the seven page rite of exorcism a doctrine he receited throughout the apartment at which point the Warrens were confident the entity would no longer reside there. They agreed to take the rag doll back home with them. Upon leaving Ed placed the doll in the back seat and agreed he would not take the interstate in the event the inhuman spirit still resided with the doll.

His suspicions were all to correct in no time the Warrens felt themselves as a the object of a vicious hatred. Then at each dangerous curve the car swerved and stalled with every corner causing the power steering and brakes to fail. Repeatedly the car verged on collision. Ed reached into the back seat into his black bag and took out a vial of holy water and doused the doll making the sign of the cross over it. The disturbances stopped immediately and the Warren’s arrived safely home.

After the Warrens arrived home, Ed sat the doll in a chair next to his desk. The doll levitated a number of times in the beginning, then it seemed to fall inert. During the ensuing weeks, however, it began showing up in various rooms of the house. When the Warrens were away and had the doll locked up in the outer office building, they would often return to find it sitting comfortably upstairs in Ed’s easy chair when they opened the main front door. The doll also showed a hatred for clergymen who came to the house.

In one instance FatherJason Bradford a catholic exorcist came to the house. Upon seeing the doll seated in the chair he picked it up and said ” Your just a ragdoll Annabelle, you can’t hurt anyone”, and tossed the doll back in the chair at which point Ed exclaimed “That’s one thing you better not say.” Upon leaving an hour later Lorraine pleaded to the priest to please be careful driving and to call her when he arrived home. Lorraine discerned tragedy for this young priest but he had to go his way. A few hours later Father Jason called Lorraine and explained that his brakes had failed as he entered a busy intersection. He was a involved in a near fatal accident destroying his vehicle. This was just one of many such events that occurred over the next few years.

The Warrens had a special case built for Annabelle inside the Occult Museum, where she resides to this day. Since the case was built Annabelle no longer appeared to move but she is thought to be responsible for the death of a young man who came to the museum on motorcycle with his girlfriend. The young man after hearing Ed’s account of the doll, defiantly went up and began to bang on the case insisting that if the doll can put scratches on people then he wanted to also be scratched, Ed said to the young man “Son you need to leave” and put him out of the building

On the way home the young man and his girlfriend were laughing and making fun of the doll when he lost control of his motorcycle and went head on into a tree, the young man was killed instantly but his girlfriend survived and was hospitalized for over a year. When asked what happened the young woman explained that they were laughing about the doll when they lost control of the motorcycle. Ed warns you do not challenge evil, that no man is more powerful than Satan.

 

 

TRUE Scary Story #2

The Haunting in Connecticut charts one family’s encounter with the dark forces of the supernatural. When the Campbell family moves to upstate Connecticut, they soon learn that their charming Victorian home has a disturbing history: not only was the house a transformed funeral parlor where inconceivable acts occurred, but the owner’s clairvoyant son Jonah served as a demonic messenger, providing a gateway for spiritual entities to crossover. Now terror awaits when Jonah, the boy who communicated with the dead, returns to unleash horror on the innocent and unsuspecting family.

THE TRUE STORY:

The new film “The Haunting in Connecticut” tells the story of the Snedeker family, who in 1986 rented an old house in Southington, Connecticut. Allen and Carmen Snedeker moved in with their daughter and three young sons. While exploring their new home, Carmen found strange items in the basement: tools used by morticians.

The family soon discovered — to their horror — that their home had once been a funeral parlor, and the eldest son began seeing ghosts and terrifying visions. The experiences spread to other family members and got worse: Both parents said they were raped and sodomized by demons; one day as Carmen mopped the kitchen floor, the water suddenly turned blood red and smelled of decaying flesh; and so on.

Finally the family contacted a pair of self-styled “demonologists” and “ghost hunters,” Ed and Lorraine Warren, who arrived and proclaimed the Snedeker house to be infested with demons.

A TRUE Scary Movie

Scary movies are just that: scary. But what makes a scary movie even better is if it is based on true events and happenings. In the next couple of posts, I am going to talk about some movies just like this. Maybe you want to check them out if you havent already. The first one is The Amityville Horror.

The Amityvile Horror is based on a true story that was claimed by writer Jay Anson, The Amityville Horror is about a large house on the coast of Long Island where newly weds George and Kathy Lutz and their three children move into the house that they hope will be their dream house but it ends up in terror. Despite full disclosure by the real estate agent of the home’s history, George and Kathy buy the house. George says, “Houses don’t have memories,” but they turn to their family priest Father Delaney who believes the house is haunted and performs an exorcism on the house. But the evil spirit in the house causes him to become blind and makes him very ill. George and Kathy with the help of another priest Father Bolen and a police detective they face the fears of the house, but not knowing the spirit is planning to possess George and then the children…

This story has been investigated by the world renowned ghost experts, Ed and Lorraine Warren. There will be a special post about them. But here is the true facts about The Amityville Horror:

On November 13, 1974, In Amityville, New York Ronald Defeo burst into Harry’s Bar screaming his parents had been shot. Police discovered the bodies of 6 members of the DeFeo family. Father, mother, and 4 of the 5 Defeo children were found, face Down, executed in their beds.

Ronald claimed he wasn’t home during the murdersand only discovered the bodies of his parents prior to arriving at Harry’s Bar. But after police found a gun box for a .35-Marlin Rifle in Ronald’s room, he subsequincially confessed. After a lengthy trial Ronald DeFeo was found guilty of the heinous murders. And was sentenced to 6 consecutive life sentences. But there’s never been a solid explanation of how just this 1 person acting alone could take the lives of these 6 people in an upscale residential community and the shots from an unsilenced 35-marlin rifle were never heard or why the victims showed no sign of struggle all found face down. Toxicology showed no signs of the family being drugged and forensics felt the bodies were never moved.

On December 18, 1975, the Lutz family moved into the DeFeo home. Although it had only been 13 months since the DeFeo murders had occurred, George and Kathleen Lutz thought the Dutch colonial was a lovely home and a steal at $80,000 Never expecting they’d have to leave it all behind 28 days later.

A catholic priest arrived while the Lutz family was unpacking to bless the family home. As the priest made his way upstairs to the second floor entering the bedroom which had formerly belonged to Marc and John DeFeo, he began sprinkling holy water at which point an unseen voice told the priest “Get out!” Which he hastily did.

The Priest did not tell the Lutz family about the voice. But he did warn them ” Do not use it the upstair room as a bedroom, and not do not let anyone sleep in there.” Although ominous, the Lutz family abided by the words of the priest and turned the room into a sewing room.

From the very first night they moved in, the family claimed they felt strange sensations. Within days the family’s personality had drastically changed and arguments ensued.

George was plagued by a constant chill and spent all his time feeding the fire place.George also noticed a change in his grooming habits and his and Kathy’s health declined drastically.

The Lutz’s daughter began spending all her time in her room playing with an imaginary friend. She described as red eyed pig called Jodie, who could transform not only shape but size at times being larger than the house. Jodie also claimed she could not be seen by anyone unless she wanted them to..

Mysterious foul odors would emanate from different locations of the house. Black stains appeared on the toilets and ceramic fixtures.

Kathy was touched by an unseen force and a green gelatin substance would appear throughout the house. Hundreds of flies appeared in the sewing room despite it being the dead of winter.

George would wake up nightly at 3:15 a.m. which coincided with the time the police felt the Defoe’s were murdered. George also awoke one night to witness his wife transform into a 90-year-old hag and the next night she began levitating off the bed. The Lutz family tried on numerous occasions to contacted the Catholic priest. Only to find the phones would cut out whenever they would try to call.

After failing to get the priest to return, the family took matters into their own hands. Armed with a crucifix, they walked throughout the house reciting the Lord’s Prayer. A chorus of voices erupted in response, asking them, “Will you stop?”

The final night was reported to be the worst, banging and wrappings as loud as a marching bands emanated throughout the house, furniture being moved by its own accord, and the children being terrorized .

After 28 days in the DeFeo home, the family claimed they could take no more. They grabbed only a few belongings and fled the house, taking shelter at Kathy Lutz’s mother’s home in nearby Babylon.

20 days after the Lutz’s fled Paranormal Investigators Ed & Lorraine Warren were called in by Marvin Scott a news reporter with channel 5 NY who had covered the Amityville story and worked on a prior investigation with the Warrens. A team of reporters, investigators, and parapsychologist’s were assembled by Ed Warren and met at the home at 112 Ocean Avenue., the Lutz family refused to re-enter the home during the investigation.

During the investigation Ed was physically pushed to the floor while using some religious provocation in the basement, Lorraine was also overwhelmed by the sense of a Demonic presence and was plagued by her psychic impressionsof the Defeo Families bodies laid along the floor covered in white sheets, and a sense of physically being pushed back.

The research team also captured an image of spirit that appeared as a little boy peering from the second floor. The land was also found to be used by John Ketchum . John Ketchum was a practicing black magician and had a cottage on the land prior to the construct of the Dutch Colonial in 1924. John requested that his remains be buried on that property and they remain there till this day

The Shinicock Indians also at one time had an enclosure on this land that was used to house the sick, and the mad, those in this enclosure were left to die. The Warrens believed that the suffering there had left the property with a very negative energy and dark history. And that Such a negative history was a magnet for demonic spirits and the preternatural. The Warrens believe these energies directly impacted the lives of both the Defoe’s and the Lutz’s. The Warrens retrieved a handful of the Lutz’s earthly possessions and deed for the property The Lutz’s sold the rest of their belongings and relocated to California.

The Ocean Avenue home that was once purchased for $80,000 in 1975 by the Lutz family, sold for $950.000.00 in 2010, and is again on the market. There have been no further reports of activity from recent residents.


drugged and forensics felt the bodies were never moved.
 

Tomorrow’s Halloween!!

Well tomorrow is the big day!! Can’t you just smell the scent of caramel apples, popcorn balls, and super sweet chocolate? Oh the joys of Halloween….If your a child, its all about excitement of dressing up as whatever you want, going with your parents and walking the streets collecting as much candy as  you can (and hopefully more than you can eat in one night), and staying up as late as possible. For adults, its sharing a wonderful memory with your kids, spook houses, and halloween parties with friends and family. And scary movies of course. Last night for my husband and I, it was The Lost Boys. Other than the Twilight series, which I am absolutely crazy about, this is my favorite vampire movie of all time. It was also my first. If you haven’t ever watched it, you are missing out.

The Lost Boys features an all star cast including: Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Kiefer Sutherland, and Dianne West. Financial troubles force a recent divorcee (West) and her teenage sons Mike ( Patric)and Sam (Haim) to settle down with her father in the California town of Santa Carla. At first, Sam laughs off rumours he hears about vampires who inhabit the small town. But after Mike meets a beautiful girl at the local amusement park, he begins to exhibit the classic signs of vampirism. Fearing for his own safety, Sam recruits two young vampire hunters (Feldman and Jason Newlander) and to save his brother by finding and destroying the head vampire.

I remember watching this movie as a kid and I love it just as much now as I did then. Not your typical “scary” movie, it has some suspenseful aspects and a great cast of characters. But that’s just my opinion. I am, and always have been, rather partial to vampires. They live forever (for the most part), are super fast and talented, and they have such a BITE!