Famed demonologist Lorraine Warren, inspiration for The Conjuring, passes away at 92
Popular 2013 Hollywood film The Conjuring has given many viewers sleepless nights, and so have all the other movies in the horror series, the last one being The Nun in 2018. Lorraine Warren, who along with her husband Ed, was the inspiration for the films, has reportedly passed away in her sleep at 92, in her Connecticut home, according to a Facebook post shared by her grandson Chris McKinnell.
The Warrens, as they are famously known, investigated more than 10,000 cases in the US and various other countries, and often even shared their experiences through their writings. Ed and Lorraine’s work has sparked interest among many people regarding ghost activity and has also inspired many films including The Amityville Horror. The couple also founded the New England Society for Psychic Research in Connecticut, in 1952 to continue working on the cases, during their marriage, which lasted 61 years before Ed passed away on August 23, 2006. The institution is currently overseen by their son-in-law Tony Spera, who in the emotional post said, “She was a remarkable, loving, compassionate and giving soul”.
On the work front, Ed and Lorraine had received a lot of criticism for their work. However, in an interview, Lorraine had said that she understands it is difficult for a lot of people to believe that she can see ghosts, because they haven’t seen it themselves and hopes that people them too. Ed and Lorraine shot to fame after one of their cases at the Rhode Island farmhouse inspired the 2013 film The Conjuring, and all its subsequent films. In the films, Lorraine was portrayed by Vera Farmiga, who also expressed her condolences for Lorraine, in a post where she wrote, she is honoured to have portrayed her, and blessed to have known her personally while working on the film.