When: May 24, 2014.
Where: The Warren's Occult Museum.
While scrolling around Facebook one day, I noticed a post for an event to meet Elaine Warren and, as portrayed in the movie The Conjuring, tour their museum of haunted and cursed artifacts. This was right up my spooky alley so I messaged Kate from Midnight Book Girl because she was planning to come up that weekend in anticipation of BEA. She was right on board with me and we anxiously looked forward to a night of creepy fun.
When we arrived we were escorted to the living room where we sat auditorium style and while we waited for the evening to start, I looked around trying to soak in every detail. Lorraine housed a few cats and I could hear a rooster (or chicken) clucking in the next room. The decor was crowded with mementos, pictures and decorative as well as some religious items. I'm not sure what I was expecting, maybe something a bit more occult? But it was no more frightening than an elderly aunt's or grandmother's home. Her son-in-law, Tony Spera, introduced himself and told us what would be in store for the evening. We would watch a video of an exorcism that Lorraine attended, then would be led into the basement for the museum tour, then we would travel to the cemetery where Ed Warren was bured and then onto a restaurant for dinner and a chance to chat with Ms. Warren and buy books.
The steep staircase and long basement hallway were lined with decorations, historical posters of the Warren's appearances and many spooky paintings by Ed Warren himself. Then we were led into the coolest. Room. Ever. Lined with cases and bookshelves holding displays and artifacts from their cases and from allegedly haunted places around the world, the room was an homage to the Warren's career. Some items they collected themselves and some were given to them for safe keeping. It was like an occult shop exploded and a true testament to their lives.
At the restaurant we were served a tasty dinner and was able to meet new people, relax, buy books and personally meet Lorraine.
People came from all over the country making a weekend trip out of the event. Whether you are a believer, or just interested. you may want to check out Warrenology for yourself.
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