MACK #94: Lorraine & Ed Warren

[Update: The goblins were at work again this week, first with my microphone and then with the volumes of the entire show. I’ve re-uploaded the show and the levels should be way better. Spooky.]

Here we are with our 3rd spooky episode for October 2020!

This one is all about Lorraine & Ed Warren, paranormal investigation pioneers.

This couple devoted their entire lives to investigating claims of all things supernatural. Some of their more famous cases have even been turned into blockbuster movies. The Amityville Horror (and all of the sequels and prequels), The Conjuring, Annabelle, etc all come from the case files of The Warrens.

Recently the Travel Channel (which no longer has anything to do with travel in any way) released a documentary about Ed and Lorraine. The Devil’s Road: The True Story of Ed and Lorraine Warren is available on demand on the Travel Channel. If you don’t have that you can also watch the documentary HERE. (Full disclosure: I use Vivaldi browser, so I don’t see any pop ups. If there are any, maybe try using Vivaldi too.)

The documentary takes you through some of Ed and Lorraine’s cases and also goes into their history a bit as well. There is also a bunch of new audio recordings that have never been heard before that make their debut in the documentary.

Dave and I do a deep dive into the Bridgeport, Connecticut haunting on Lindley Street. We play some interesting clips from the documentary regarding that particular case. We also revisit The Amityville Horror and its background story — which is just as frightening as any movie about the house.

The Warrens influenced many paranormal investigators who followed in their footsteps. Ghost Hunters, Ghost Adventures, Paranormal State and I’m sure countless others. There are some that try to paint them as hoaxters but I don’t buy it. They never got rich off of their investigations and it seems as if they never turned down anyone who asked for their help.

Their son-in-law, Tony Spera, has a put together a website and a youtube channel chock full of interesting information about some of their cases. I definitely recommend checking out both.

I hope you enjoy this episode!

We’ll see you back here very soon for our 4th and final spooky October 2020 episode! In the meantime be sure to check out any of our other 93 episodes that you have missed, or head to our youtube channel and binge watch Dave’s reaction videos!