Ghostbusters

Ed and Lorraine WarrenPart I Introduction to the Warrens/AmityvillePart II: The Arne Johnson Murder CasePart III: The Haunting in ConnecticutPart IV: Dolls, Werewolves, and Perverts/The Next Generation

Wednesday Weirdness Roundup

There are lots of good reasons to object to "ghostbusting". It's often practiced by self-proclaimed experts with ulterior motives, and it's a complete waste of time and money and effort. But is it dangerous? The folks behind the Dangers of The Paranormal Project think so. They point out that marketing ghostbusting TV shows, outings, and... Continue Reading →

Demons prefer air freshener

I mentioned Paranormal State in my last post on "ghostbusters" Ed and Lorraine Warren. At that time I thought the show had plumbed the depths of duuuhhhh, but that was before I watched the episode rebroadcast tonight. A middle-aged, menopausal woman was experiencing poltergeist activity in her house, and Lorraine Warren declared that hormonal changes... Continue Reading →

Ghostbusters Part IV: Ed and Lorraine Warrens’ Other Notable Cases

Dolls, wolves, and perverts. Oh my. At long last, this is the final post of the psychic detectives/ghostbusters series (you can read the other posts by clicking on Psychic Detectives or Ghostbusters in the sidebar menu). Enjoy! The Smurl Haunting The following information comes primarily from The Haunted, a 1988 book written by Scrantonian Herald... Continue Reading →

Ghostbusters Part III: The B.S. in Connecticut

A Haunting in ConnecticutThe haunting of a Connecticut funeral parlour that was turned into an apartment building was featured on the Discovery Channel series A Haunting in 2002, and is the basis of the recent horror movie The Haunting in Connecticut. The Discovery documentary should be the more factual of the two retellings, but as... Continue Reading →

Ghostbusters: Ed and Lorraine Warren Part II

The Arne Johnson Case In February, 1981 Arne Cheyenne Johnson of Connecticut was charged with murdering his girlfriend's employer. His attorneys presented the novel defense that while Arne physically committed the murder, he wasn't ultimately responsible for it because he had been possessed by the same demons that plagued his girlfriend's little brother. Ed and... Continue Reading →

Ghostbusters: Ed and Lorraine Warren Part I

Ghost hunters like the legendary Harry Price and Most Haunted star Derek Acorah want to capture evidence of the afterlife, and perhaps get famous while they're at it. Ghostbusters, on the other hand, actually try to de-ghostify homes and businesses by finding out what the ghost(s) or demons want, then helping them or banishing them.... Continue Reading →

Most Boring

Since I don't live in a kid-dense area, Halloweens are pretty quiet. I'm spending much of this one watching the Most Haunted marathon on the W network. Tell me, does anything ever happen on this show? The historical tidbits at the beginning are interesting, but then the program just turns into an hour of people... Continue Reading →

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