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Their odyssey is chronicled by the eldest sibling and is an unabridged account of a supernatural excursion. Ed and Lorraine Warren investigated this haunting in a futile attempt to intervene on their behalf. They consider the Perron family saga to be one of the most compelling and significant of a famously ghost-storied career as paranormal researchers. During a seance gone horribly wrong, they unleashed an unholy hostess; the spirit called Bathsheba Perceiving herself to be mistress of the house, she did not appreciate the competition.
Carolyn had long been under siege; overt threats issued in the form of fire It transformed the woman in unimaginable ways.
After nearly a decade the family left a once beloved home behind though it will never leave them, as each remains haunted by a memory. This tale is an inspiring testament to the resilience of the human spirit on a pathway of discovery: I couldn't wait to read this.
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She is a wonderfully generous person. Nov 09, Tchipakkan rated it really liked it Shelves: It's a memoir written by one of the daughters who lived for 10 years in a farmhouse in Rhode Island that was haunted. It was the basis of the horror movie The Conjuring, and frankly that plot seems to have been only loosely based on what happened.
Given the vast majority of the "incidents" described, most are fairly normal for an old house: One assumes these are of people who lived there before and left "something" behind: These events are very common in my reading and experience.
Some people seem to think those things are scary. I suppose they think so because they are indications that ghosts or spirits exist, when they have been told they can't.
If people having interacted with spirits for as long as we have written history doesn't count as evidence, I think the scoffers are not being honest with themselves. Yes, some hauntings have been faked, but that doesn't mean that all have. I think "follow the money" is a pretty good rule of thumb for checking for fraud.
Who's profiting by it? The Perrons didn't. I'll admit it's frustrating to have your stuff go missing, and inconvenient to have your bed move into the middle of the room every night while you're asleep. One of our ghosts used to make the rocking chair start rocking and dump stuff on the floor.
My sister simply started putting stuff on the bed. Most ghosts are pretty harmless. The book is long and rambling, I kept thinking it could use an editor; but it is a memoir.
It may need to take a long time because that's how the situation evolved, and them with it. Three decades later, the family recalled their experiences in order to put the facts clearly for others who might profit from what they learned. One of the nice things about this recounting is that they point out that they got both good and bad from their experiences. For one, they are certain of an afterlife, and that God answered their prayers.
That's a wonderful thing to not wonder about. They also learned lessons, such as quarreling, blaming and other negative energy seemed to feed the spirits, give them more energy to move furniture, etc. Having learned this, they became forgiving, and developed problem resolution skills far beyond most people. They also had good relationships with many of the spirits in the farmhouse.
Since it was over three centuries old, many people had died there over time although there were an unusual number of suicides I think. Most of the spirits were friendly: These were protective. One floated one of the girls safely down the stairs when she'd fallen, didn't touch treads or walls all the way down and even around a corner.
Another or the same held the end of a board up during a storm when one of the kids had to mend a fence. Having had household spirits help with our chores, I believe it.
The trouble came from one spirit at least who was hostile and dangerous. If she started as a ghost, she may have evolved into something different. The female figure who showed herself with a broken neck was identified by the Warrens as Bathsheba, and often attacked Carolyn, the girls' mother.
She even said she seemed to be competing with Carolyn over who was in charge of the house children and husband: Will drive ye out with fiery broom, Will drive ye made with death and gloom!
Once Carolyn had something like a needle stabbed into her leg, a hanger jumped off the pole and beat her on the shoulder in front of witnesses , she also had pains and weakness that doctors could not explain.
She saw fireballs on her dresser, and a vision of what seems to have been all the ghosts in the house gathered around her with torches chanting that threat above. If they'd lived in the house in different periods, how did another ghost get them to come together like that? In a house made of old wood, Carolyn lived in fairly constant fear of it catching fire. And not just in the house, a cigarette flew through a closed window in the car and burned one of the girls pants, there were chimney fires, and oil burner problems.
That could just be problems in an old house, but the fear is reasonable. The nasty odor associated with her seems to have followed friends in their cars several times. How far away could she extend her reach?
Other examples of real danger where when the girls were mysteriously trapped- behind the chimney, two girls were at risk of suffocation, one in an old box that wouldn't open although it wasn't fastened, and the other in a trunk she doesn't remember getting into, and was nearly impossible to open in the first place.
Roger, the father, had his back clawed up in his sleep and stroked seductively in the cellar. Since there were several times when various people had energy sucked out of them, this approaches vampiric type activity.
Often when there was a scary incident and they screamed and banged things for attention, no one else in the house could hear it. They called it "being in the bubble". This makes me wonder if perhaps one of the ghosts had been suffocated and was trying to reproduce their own death. Did one die while feeling abandoned, and so set up a situation where a Perron would call for help and feel abandoned.
Kids often test limits, just how much can they push the limit of what's allowed before someone stops them. Perhaps the ghosts were trying to prove that everyone gets abandoned to a terrifying death- even if they had to artificially set it up. Another thing I observed was that in the telling, most of the major attacks seemed to come just after a party, date or other really good day.
Did good feelings annoy the spirit s , or did a good day just build it enough energy to enable the attack? The Perrons were aware that after interactions they felt depleted, and often slept unnaturally more. They also noticed that the electric meter drew unnatural amounts of power just before a major manifestation.
Clearly the spirits were sucking down energy- both Chi and electricity.
The book accumulates these examples, laying brink on brick to a wall of evidence. No, it doesn't build to a great jump-scare at the end. I don't think it does, I'm just starting the second book, and new incidents keep coming. I am especially fond of one of the girls having seen a broom sweeping the kitchen by itself. So far, Ed and Lorraine Warren are not a big part of the story. But of course the Warrens thought there was a demon; they were demonologists. Chances are they interpreted any etheric energy Lorraine felt as demonic along with ouija boards and tarot cards.
But then, how often do you have to deal with something like that before you become hyper-cautious? Having come to help the family, the Warrens shared what they knew- which was probably more than Raymond Perron did at the time.
In some areas. On the other hand, the Warrens "borrowed" and didn't return the huge pile of history of the house that Carolyn had collected, and I find that rude. I think it's clear that Bathsheba was an angry ghost who may have tapped into some negative energy, Satanic or not.
The Warrens also had to deal with little girls who knew how to keep secrets, and Roger, who refused to believe what was right in front of him. Because of his control issues, he may have been more willing than others to accept "authority". I wonder if there wasn't something already on the site where the farmhouse was built a portal to somewhere, a confluence of ley lines?
I would certainly not argue with the Perrons who went through it when they say that when they were in danger and they called on God, that Gods power drove the bad spirits off. I'm not sure that makes the spirits demonic or simply "lawful" following some rules we don't understand fully. And how does one define demon? I do think something dangerous was going on. In style, the family, or maybe just Andrea, seems to have a habit of blending two phrases together like "thinking outside the boxing match" or "listen up in smoke", which I found annoying, in the manner of Biff messing up expressions in Back to the Future.
Or perhaps I've been sensitized by having auto-correct functions constantly changing what I write to something completely different. Sometimes she showed a great turn of phrase like "unraveled like chenille throws". I loved the range and quality of the quotes she used to start and end each chapter.
Having considered it, I have to admit that tighter writing wouldn't cover the subject matter in the same depth, and showed the development of the lessons they took from their experiences.
I find it disorienting that while the book is generally chronological- it starts with why they needed to move, and the effort it took, and only just touched on the Warrens, so far- I think they're in the second book.
Each chapter deals with one cluster of experiences, or place, or friend and that may skip from the first year, to four years or even later.
To that extent, it's more stream-of-consciousness.
Perhaps this was how the book was created as the family pooled their memories. All in all, I found it a better description of living with ghosts than most of the many other books on the subject I've read. So often such books concentrate on the phenomena, not what it meant to the people to whom it happened. If there was one thing I would wish had been different with this book, I really would have liked is the floor-plan of the farm.
They know where the doors were, but while they talk about the three stairways to the cellar, how many to the second floor? I want to know where they are in relationship to each other. Which stairway has the L turn? How many rooms were there in the cellar, sounds like a half dozen, it must have been huge!
I am actually looking forward to finishing the next two books, despite the length. Aug 10, Kimberly rated it did not like it. This was just about the worst book I ever read. Andrea Perron is a terrible writer. It was not scary--it was boring and annoying. The author obviously had no editor; there were numerous spelling,grammar and syntax errors. The author would put random words in bold italics; that was distracting.
Some words that were not proper nouns were capitalized. She would use colons This was just about the worst book I ever read. She would use colons and semi-colons incorrectly. She found quotations to start and end her chapters, but I didn't think the quotes were particularly germane to the topic. She bloviates about the nature of the universe and God and reality and science and nature and spirits but really all we ever wanted was a spooky story.
Blah, blah, blah. A diagram of the layout of the house would have been helpful. What is a chimney closet or a borning room, anyway? She would vaguely refer to events, but as far as I could tell, never followed up with any details. It was weird that this story was autobiographical but she wrote in the third person.
Their interpersonal relationships were described in gushy, verbose prose; it seemed unrealistically idyllic. She seemed to use the book as a vehicle for a public demand for the Warrens to return some drawings that her mother had made, and possibly call them out as frauds. Was that the point of the book? Or maybe she wanted to vent her animosity towards the Catholic church. Or perhaps to criticize her unbelieving father. He experienced one encounter with the established demonic entity called Bathsheba, and when he banished it, the author seemed outraged that he didn't take the opportunity to invite it to sit down at the table for coffee.
It really made no chronological sense or any other sense for that matter , and the ending was anti-climactic. The last 2 pages were photographs of the galaxy with some text so small as to be illegible at the bottom at least on a kindle. This book was very amateurish ; how did it get published?
Better still, why does site distribute such claptrap? I won't bother to find out if Volumes 2 or 3 are any better. I wish site could give me back the time I wasted reading this book, but I would be satisfied to have my money back. Jul 28, Ricky rated it did not like it.
Taking into account the fact that the subject matter is so damn interesting and frankly terrifying it seems almost an impossible task to create a boring book based around it. However Perron has managed to do just that and it is a crying shame. The writing style is just horrible horrible horrible. She uses unnecessary lexical choices see what I did there ; where simple words would have sufficed and this greatly detracts not only from the reading experience but also from the pacing in the book Taking into account the fact that the subject matter is so damn interesting and frankly terrifying it seems almost an impossible task to create a boring book based around it.
She uses unnecessary lexical choices see what I did there ; where simple words would have sufficed and this greatly detracts not only from the reading experience but also from the pacing in the book. You really feel like your granddad is telling you one of his old, lengthy wartime stories. There is so much going on in terms of structure that I won't even bother to go into detail.
But I will say that reading about an event and suddenly having the timeline skip backwards and forwards frequently without explanation was both confusing and excruciating.
We hear about an event from one persons perspective and then hear the exact same thing again and again from other people's perspectives when it is exactly the same as the others' accounts. I reinforce the idea of an old man with short term memory loss telling you a story. All of these blunders, namely the overkill on polysyllabics are that of an insecure and novice writer trying hard to look like they can actually write.
I found myself pulling out hair and grunting so much reading this book. This book could have done with a good editor. In fact it is in dire need of one and it could have been half the length it was. I wouldn't recommend reading this or any of the sequels at all. Just watch the conjuring instead you get a good enough idea of what happened from that anyway, far superior to the book. I couldn't even finish it, it was that bad!.
I very rarely never finish a book unless it is utterly terrible. I even made it through A dance with dragons unscathed. As I say, a crying shame because the subject matter is profoundly intriguing. Mar 12, Lee Williams rated it did not like it. This is by far the worst book I have ever read.