This is the name of a great book written by Ed and Lorraine Warren with Robert David Chase. I was excited to get this book as I had already read THE DEMONOLOGIST (also written by Ed and Lorraine Warren). Most of us in the paranormal arena are all too aware of this dynamic duo. But for those of you who aren’t familiar with the Warrens, they are the only non-clergy approved by the Catholic church to perform exorcisms. The Warrens have been all over the world and all across the U.S. investigating supernatural events, as well as performing church-sanctioned exorcisms.
GHOST HUNTERS shares fourteen of their cases, which involve some well-known places and people, such as West Point, Amityville, and Actress Jane Seymour.
Your first thought when you read these extraordinary stories is “I don’t believe any of this.” This just sounds too fantastic to be true. You may not want to believe such things exist or happen. But if you do a google search and read about some of their cases, you will soon realize that the Warrens are a credible team. First and foremost, they are deeply religious and faith and prayer is a big part of their process. They often bring a priest with them on their investigations. Also, they have helped law enforcement solve many cases, thanks to Lorraine’s psychic abilities. Furthermore, some of their cases have become quite renowned and the end result is hard to dispute. Examples include The Haunting in Connecticut, Annabelle, and The Conjuring (all have been made into major motion pictures).
This book gives us a glimpse into a world that most of us are seldom exposed to (thankfully). For those who think that evil doesn’t exist or that there is no such thing as poltergeists, think again! If you prefer not to be knowledgeable about such things then I recommend you don’t read this book. Although parts of the book were shocking and scary, it was an interesting and educational read. I am looking forward to reading more books by and about the Warrens, who founded the New England Society for Psychic Research.
Note: Ed Warren died on August 23, 2006. Lorraine is still alive, residing in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
To learn about the Warrens Occult Museum, visit www.warrens.net.