Top 5 Times Ed & Lorraine Warren Were Exposed

Top 5 Times Ed & Lorraine Warren Were Exposed

August 18, 2019 0 By William Hollis


Here at Top 5 Scary Videos – we strive to
provide you all with a healthy, balanced diet of folk lore, horror cinema, urban legend
and paranormal investigation. If we work on the assumption that no one – absolutely
no one – is impervious to critical analysis, then we can better understand the things that
are truly terrifying on this fair planet that we call Earth. Since the 1970s – paranormal research has
steadily gained mainstream acknowledgement – and don’t get me wrong, while there is
actually some serious science fueling the study of the supernatural – there are also
those that rely primarily on brand building and fabrication of evidence in order to boost
their viewership. Well then, come on in horror fans – and welcome
back to Top 5 Scary Videos. As always, I’ll be your horror host Jack
Finch – as we curiously take a look at the Top 5 Times Ed and Lorraine Warren Were Exposed. Roll the clip. Kicking off at Number 5 – Annabelle You know the one, she’s everywhere – she’s
terrifying, especially in James Wan’s silver screen depiction – but if we’re being honest
– the actual Annabelle, a Raggedy Ann doll given to a nursing student in the 1970s – isn’t
so terrifying at all. The biggest issue with any of the Warren’s
cases is the lack of information provided by the pair – particularly Ed Warren – who
was notorious for withholding information for analysis. After declaring that the doll was actually
possessed by a demon named Annabelle Higgins – the Warren’s took the doll back to their
museum, putting it on display for safety’s sake. This is where the Annabelle mythos was fully
fleshed out. Before his death, Ed would allegedly warn
museum visitors that the last man to mock Anabelle ended up dying in a motorcycle crash
– of course, claims that had no substantial evidence or even names associated to them. Joseph Laycock – a professor of Religious
Studies at Texas State University – makes an interesting observation to the phenomenon. At the same time, a similar story emerged
– Robert the Doll – you may know it. And what do these two have in common? Why were demonic dolls suddenly the latest
craze in the 1970s? Well – it may have something to do with an
episode of the Twilight Zone, dubbed “Living Doll” – which featured a character that
intriguingly mirrored the same events of the Warren’s doll. What was their name? Well – Annabelle, of course. Coming in next at Number 4 – The Snedeker
Family And this one is pretty blatant – which may
explain Lorraine Warren’s very public detest for the cinematic interpretation, A Haunting
In Connecticut – which she claimed was historically inaccurate and embarrassing. A fair claim to make – IF – she could provide
substantial evidence. If you’re familiar with the Snedeker Family
then you’ll know their story – they moved into a house at a knockout price, conveniently
located next to a hospital where their young son was receiving treatment for cancer. Of course – it was too good to be true, and
the reason why the house was so cheap – was because it was previously a funeral home,
where the morticians were rumoured to have been caught in acts of necrophilia. Not so good. Of course, this meant that the Snedeker home
was riddled with demons – enter Ed and Lorraine Warren. However – the biggest hole in this case comes
from Ed Warren himself. After their investigation took place, a best
selling book was written to detail the events. A ghost writer was attached to it – a man
named Ray Garton, a prestigiously decorated horror novelist – who describes A Haunting
in Connecticut as the low point of his career. Why? Well a few years later, Garton told Horror
Bound magazine that he’d interviewed all the family members about their experiences,
but soon realised that the family were going through some very real problems of a more
human kind – drug addiction and severe alcoholism. He found that their accounts of the demonic
incidents didn’t quite mesh – none of them could keep their story straight. When he approached Ed Warren with this problem,
his reply was – Oh, they’re crazy – you’ve got some of the story, just use what works
and make the rest up. Just make it up and make it scary. Next up at Number 3 – The Devil Made Me Do
It And it’s pretty hard to deny evidence that
has passed through the judicial system. If you’re familiar with the Devil Made Me
Do It case – you’ll know that it involves a man named Arne Cheyenne Johnson, who was
inadvertently possessed by the same demon that afflicted his 11 year old step-son, David. Arne was arrested and tried for murdering
his landlord, Alan Bono – and in his legal defence, claimed that the Devil had made him
do it. Of course, it didn’t work – and he was sentenced
to 10 to 20 years for first-degree manslaughter. Now, the Warrens were heavily involved in
this case – claiming to have performed three exorcisms on the young David Glatzel – while
a number of priests involved in the case denied that any of which had taken place. However – years later in 2007, Carl Glatzel
– David’s older brother – sued the Warrens for unspecified damages – claiming that his
family were manipulated by the demonologists for monetary gain. He claimed that they’d concocted a phony
story in an attempt to get rich and boost their paranormal fame – exploiting young David’s
mental illness in the process. In his own tell-all book, Alone Through The
Valley – which personally, is a bit of a double standard – he outlined the fact that none
of the Warren’s claims had actually happened, and that the book was a complete fabrication
of the events that had actually transpired. Swinging in at Number 2 – The Enfield Poltergeist And this one – I will admit, is open to your
own interpretation. It’s interesting then, that perhaps one
of the most famous cases that the Warrens were associated with, The Enfield Poltergeist
– was the case that they were most minimally involved with. It forms the basis of James Wan’s 2016 film
The Conjuring 2 – where the fictional versions of the Warrens pretty much single handedly
deal with the events that transpired in the August of 1977 in Enfield, a suburb of London. The story itself was a media sensation – where
11-year old Janet and her 13 year old sister Peggy were afflicted by the presence of a
malevolent poltergeist. Although the evidence has been notoriously
scrutinized – Ed and Lorraine Warren maintained that their flying visit to London featured
some of the most startling paranormal events that they’d ever seen. One of which was when Ed swore blind, a claim
that he made in his book The Demonologist – that he saw Janet sound asleep, levitating
in mid air. It’s interesting then – that in all the
photographic evidence provided by the Warrens – both girls are wide awake, and appear to
be falling – definitely not levitating. Perhaps the most damning admission though,
is a statement that Janet made in 2011 at the age of 45, that she and her sister had
faked most of the phenomena. The thing is though – it didn’t matter to
the Warrens. Their involvement with the case propelled
them to a legendary status, even though much of that involvement was superficial at best. It’s an interesting one – and we’ll likely
never know the full extent of the Enfield Poltergeist. One thing is for certain though – Ed Warren
made up nearly all of his involvement. And finally – at our Number 1 spot – The Amityville
Horror Perhaps THE most famous Warren case ever – period
– and so, the most thoroughly investigated. And what have those investigations uncovered? Well – nothing. Nothing in the sense that there is zero evidence
that anything even happened – despite the claims that Ed and Lorraine staunchly made
in their most expansive case to date. In Stephen King’s book – Danse Macabre – he
stated that the true American horror story was that of the haunted house, a campfire
ghost tale spawned from the colonial era – spurred on by the American dream of creating a new
world in a very ancient land. And so – the Amityville narrative fits exactly
with that, and was the fuel that cemented the Warren’s reputation for decades to come. But – what did they actually find? Nothing. Perhaps the Lutz family did experience something
unexplainable – a claim which they have staunchly backed to this day. But as far as the Warrens are concerned, all
they have is a single TV appearance of a local New England news affiliate – months after
the Lutzes had abandoned their new home in the middle of the night. The Warrens decided to stay the night – caught
on camera, of course – when the pair claimed that the house was infested with demonic entities. Although there was never any evidence for
this – the television appearance catapulted Ed and Lorraine to their lofty heights of
fame – and all it took, was a very convincing, and very American – horror story. Well – there we have it folks, what do you
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