Ed and Lorraine Warren- the Donovan case part 2, taken from the Demonologist.

                   Ted Donovan finally got in touch with the Warrens. He recited his tale to Lorraine Warren. At first she thought his imagination had run wild, but by the time he finished his tale she was sure his home was under demonic siege. She told him they would be there the next day.

When the Warrens arrived they found stones littering the yard, but the house looked placid. Inside they saw the damage and Lorraine sensed the presence of entities so numerous and malevolent that she had to fight not to leave. Ted walked them through the house reciting at least a dozen incidents in each room. When the tour was over Ed began to conduct his customary interview. Asking what may have caused this, when it first began, is anyone seeing a psychiatrist, did they purchase antique furniture or has anyone used an Ouija board. Patty replied yes. They asked if the spirit told her its name. Which of course it did not. The Warrens both agreed that something needed to be done.

Ed Warren telephoned Father Jason, who arrived a just after sunset. The activity already had started. To test it, Ed pounded on the wall twice, he recieved to pounds in return. He then rapped 4 times, in response it rapped 4 times on the table and then the floor. Ed asked Father Jason to perform a blessing in each room. That reduced the power and frequency of the blows. The Warrens were leaving for Maine that night, Father Jason would stay with the family. During the next few days activity continued as usual. The Wensday of Easter week the demonic showed its defiance of the priest. If Father Jason asked for a pencil or glass of water it would float over to him. Sometimes he didn’t even say it out loud and it would be on its way.

That night no one could sleep because of the evil permeating the home. Thursday the Warrens returned to find an ashen and sgaken Father Jason. He left and the Warrens stayed with the Donovans. The screams and pounding and ripping made Ed question whether the home would handle the assault without falling in on itself. That night the family said an ultra-black figure materialized in their room. The double bed levitated with 3 of the Donovans sitting on it. The dresser rolled across the room at Ed, all after he challenged the entity. At this tine Brian was with Lorraine. He levitated off tye bed and was thrown 5 feet in a wall where he landed in a crumbled heap.

The activity kept up, Ed questioned whether the house could handle the abuse. Ed challenged the entity, causing a bed with 3 of the Donovans on it to levitate and dresser to be rolled at him. At the same time Brian was with Lorraine. He was levitated then flung against the wall. Knowing an exorcism was the only chance to save these people, the Warrens began compiling data and doing personality interviews. The Exorcist the movie had recently been released, so the church was reluctant to act. Ed interviewed Ted first. He was the most affected, he couldn’t handle the idea the Devil was in his home. Ellen was next, she questionef why God would let this happen. Brian was a tough read, but he would definitely need counseling. Patty showed a range of emotions, hostility, indifference, lashing out, Ed thought she was primed for possession.

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Ed and Lorraine Warren and Annabelle.

             Since The Conjuring was released, people have shown an increased interest in Ed and Lorraine Warrens work. This is just a small bit of the story of Annabelle-the haunted doll. It started with 2 young nurses communicating with what they thought was a human spirit. At the time the case was referred to the Warrens, there was already a physical attack and the activity was still in process.

When the Warrens arrived they asked for the whole story. The one nurse replied that there were 2 stories, but both were about Annabelle. Ed asked who Anbabelle was, the girl pointed to the Raggedy Anne doll sitting on the couch. They said that the doll moved. The doll was about the size of a 4 year old child and quite heavy.

The doll was a gift from the girls mother. The girl told the Warrens that the activity started about a year previous. The doll would never be quite where they left it before leaving for work. It started with arms and legs in different positions and then it began changing rooms. It also began leaving notes in a child’s handwriting that didn’t make sense to them. The notes would say HELP US or HELP LOU.

One time they found 3 drops of blood on the dolls hand and 3 drops of blood on its chest. They also found a small chocolate boot on the stereo, none of them had bought it. The nurses and their friend brought in a medium. They learned that many years before a girl had died on the property. Annabelle asked if she could stay and move into the doll. The girls said yes, showing compassion for a long dead girl, but this is the weakness the spirit was looking for.

One night they had heard a ruckus in one of the bedrooms. Their friend Lou waited for it to calm down before he entered. The room was destroyed, no one was in there except for the Anbabelle doll crumbled in the corner. Lou suddenly felt afraid, like someone was behind him. He turned to see no one there and then felt an intense pain on his chest. There were claw marks across his chest. 7 cuts in all, 3 vertical and 4 horizontal and they all burned. Strangely the wounds healed immediately.

Ed immediately recommended a blessing , an exorcism of the dwelling. The doll was being inhabited by a demon, an inhuman force, something that never walked the earth. It showed all of the characteristics of a demonic infestation. The priest did the exorcism prayer, with no event. Lorraine Warren, an acclaimed clairvoyant, proclaimed the house clean of thr evil spirit. But the Annabelle doll gave the Warrens many problems, until they finally sealed it away.

The demon was not trying to possess the doll, the doll was a tool in scaring and weakening the people. This was the first step in a demonic haunting. Next comes oppression as the entity continues to break the people down, feeding off of their weaknesses. Then comes possession, everyone knows what that is. Sadly all 3 in that apartment were at severe risk for possession. They owe their lives, as well as many others to the Warrens and their dedication to helping others. I highly suggest reading the Demonologist, the book about the Warrens. I had to put it down several times because it scared me. Very good read though.

The Conjuring, Ed and Lorraine Warren and the paranormal.

               Today I went to see The Conjuring. It was the first horror movie in a long time that scared me. It scared me because it was based on the Warren’s case files. I read the book the Demonologist about the Warrens work in the paranormal field. I had to stop reading it several times because it scared me.

The movie itself was fanatastic. Very well written, not as many cheap scares as usual and it seems to have stayed close to the story itself. I am not going to give details; I don’t want to rob anyone of the incredible story it is. They portrayed Ed and Lorraine Warren as the wonderful people they were, giving part of their life for others. The story of the doll was in it, which I highly recommend looking up.

The truth is that I am an amateur ghost hunter. I have gone on several investigations and recieved some compelling evidence. So a true demonic possession scares the hell out of any paranormal investigator. Just to hear and see evidence of things you cannot see is unnerving enough. To ask a question and recieve an answer from the air can really throw a monkey wrench into your way of thinking. Then to add demonic possesion to it really can ruin your day.

The paranormal is nothing to play with. It is interesting and fun in a scary type of way, but you have to be careful. Never go alone. But the true topic of this article was The Conjuring. If you like horror and ghosts or paranornal investigation, WATCH IT. If you don’t, watch it anyway. It s a good scare and a well written movie.