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#1 Zane Zackerly

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 07:43 PM

Over the years I've heard many tales of Ed and Lorraine Warren. Some are convinced that they are genuine; others accuse them of being frauds.. . What information do you have?

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 08:53 PM

I've never actually heard of Ed and Lorraine Warren, but having looked them up it appears that they've had a long and distinguished career in the field of paranormal investigations and suchlike, among other things.. . I suppose their genuinity can be somewhat influenced by your own opinions on spiritualist mediums, psychic abilities etc.

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 09:09 PM

Over the years I've heard many tales of Ed and Lorraine Warren. Some are convinced that they are genuine; others accuse them of being frauds...What information do you have?

tales(depends on what you looking for) can be misleading. the debate over somebody claiming to be paranormal experts can be questioned...why' the proof factor.

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 09:11 PM

Were they associated with the Amityville Horror case? The names sound familiar.
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Posted 14 November 2005 - 09:12 PM

Were they associated with the Amityville Horror case? The names sound familiar.

yep...thats them.

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 09:28 PM

The 'Official Warrens Website' has quite a lot of information about them...- Click Here -..In particular the "About the warrens" page contains an extensive background.

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 10:19 PM

The 'Official Warrens Website' has quite a lot of information about them...- Click Here -..In particular the "About the warrens" page contains an extensive background.

..If they ARE frauds, though, I hardly think their website would be very objective...(I'm not saying they're frauds...you get the idea.)

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 10:25 PM

so you almost think they might be frauds...

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 10:52 PM

so you almost think they might be frauds...

.All I'm saying is that I've heard rumors to the effect.....The 'Amityville Horror' keeps popping up as a suspected fraud...

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 07:54 AM

facts can be misleading but' at same time can be real too.. only proof will being real facts.

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 11:48 AM

They are known for a lot more than just the Amityville Horror, but because this place gets its bad press they do also. I am not saying they are genuine but some of the hauntings which they have been related to are pretty hard to debunk, because of the first hand accounts of them and the hauntings.
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Posted 23 November 2005 - 08:45 PM

I find the warrens genuine iv read or seen most of there cases. I think there the most genuine ghost hunters iv ever seen. Especially the Annabelle case I found that very fascinating, so yes I believe there genuine. I read ed and Lorraine’s explanation to the rumours that Amityville was a hoax and found them very believable.

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 12:54 PM

I think you have to view their findings and make up your own mind.Some of the investigations they have done are very believable.

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Posted 29 November 2005 - 11:59 PM

I see the Warrens as nothing more than investigators of the paranormal. To that end I don't have a problem. What I do have a problem with is the whole 'demonology' slant they always seem to squeeze in somewhere. Ed apparently is one of the few 'recognised' demonologists by the Vatican (I believe). I find some of their statements on their site simply laughable. would probably give them a wiiide berth. Very suspicious IMO.
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Posted 30 November 2005 - 11:58 AM

I haven't yet met the Warrens though I did meet John Zaffis who is really cool and helps out many ghost hunter/ investigators. I think Lorraine is the real deal though I'm not really sure about Ed, he just seems to think that most hauntings are demonic.
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Posted 30 November 2005 - 02:41 PM

I haven't yet met the Warrens though I did meet John Zaffis who is really cool and helps out many ghost hunter/ investigators. I think Lorraine is the real deal though I'm not really sure about Ed, he just seems to think that most hauntings are demonic.

..yep, someone has an unexplainable knocking sound heard, he would come along and tell them its a 7th level demon trying to possess them! :lol: (an exaggeration I know, but it seems that he always falls back on the demonic tag)..Sounds more like a dungeons and Dragons session! :tu:
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Posted 02 December 2005 - 11:53 AM

LMAO yeah well said. I just find it odd how they can find so many demonic hauntings where some inverstigators find nil
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Posted 02 December 2005 - 05:05 PM

LMAO yeah well said. I just find it odd how they can find so many demonic hauntings where some inverstigators find nil

.I think you just answered your own question :lol:
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Posted 07 January 2006 - 06:27 PM

All I'm saying is that I've heard rumors to the effect.....The 'Amityville Horror' keeps popping up as a suspected fraud...

Amityville has never been somethimg I hold to be true and I watched this thing on TV about the couple couldnt prove they were fakes though.
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Posted 08 January 2006 - 05:08 PM

Heres something i found awhile back concerning the Warrens and a Dr.Stephen Kaplan....i thought this was interesting......heres another link concerning Dr.Kaplan as well.........GRS--A Letter to the Warrens..Horror Or Hoax
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