Self proclaimed medium and demonologist Lorraine Warren died on the 18th April aged 92. Warren along with her late husband Ed are perhaps most famous for their involvement with the Amityville haunting and the Annabelle doll.
The Warrens trawled New England and beyond investigating many purported hauntings and invariably proclaiming 99% of them as being demonic in origin. Whether or not the Warrens were true believers one thing is certain,the couple made a very comfortable living off of the American peoples deep religiosity and fear of demons which makes them no better than any run of the mill backstreet psychic,medium, tele evangelist or mega church pastor.
She first came to my attention about 25 years ago when I read a book by Robert Curren called The Haunting which was about the alleged demonic haunting of the Smurl family from Pennsylvania, it became immediately apparent to me that the involvement of the Warrens and the similarities with Amytiville were no coincidence and that the Smurls the Warrens and the author Curren had colluded to fake a haunting for profit.