Written by Aaron Leo Fresh off the success of the movie "The Conjuring," one of its main characters is coming to the area for two days, Oct. 16 and Oct. 18.
Famed paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren of the New England Society for Psychic Research will hit Shelton High School Oct. 18 for the annual "All Hallow's Lecture."
The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets will be sold at the door.
Also that week, Warren will be appearing Oct. 16 at Masuk High School in Monroe from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Warren lives in Monroe, where you can find her famous occult museum, whose exhibits include the "Annabelle" doll that appeared in "The Conjuring."
In High Demand
Warren's lectures are in such high demand that the Edith Wheeler Library in Monroe had to move her Oct. 16 show to Masuk High School.
And at 85, Warren isn't stopping either. She's investigating three cases, two in Monroe and one in Trumbull, she said recently.
There are probably many more cases she could take on, but she said some people are afraid to come forward.
Many listeners at her lectures raise their hands when asked if they have experienced paranormal activity, and that's as far as it gets. "Sometimes people don't want to talk at a Q-and-A session," she said.
At a recent event in Tennessee, she and her team stayed nearly 2 1/2 hours late to take questions, she recalled.
Warren also recalled that she's been speaking at Shelton High School for about 30 years. "That was the first school we lectured in," she said. Warren worked and lectured with her husband, Ed, starting in 1952. Ed Warren died in 2006.
Now, despite losing her husband, and numerous surgeries and illnesses, Warren continues to forge ahead.
"Discerning," or seeing spirits and trying to communicate with them, takes a toll her. Still, she wouldn't have it any other way.
"It is kind of scary, but I enjoy doing the work. How could I say, 'I'm going to retire?'" Warren said.
Tickets for the Monroe event are at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library on Fan Hill Road.
Tickets for the Shelton High School lecture are $15 for adults and $13 for students.