Warren Occult Museum
The Warren Occult Museum was founded in 1952 by famed paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, most notable for their investation of the Amityville house. They created the New England Society for Psychic Research in 1951. The museum is the world’s largest and oldest museum of its kind, boasting a vast collection of haunted items and items used in occult and satanic rituals. One of the museum’s most popular items is a haunted Raggedy-Ann doll by the name of Annabelle, which- when at the location of the original owner- moved, left strange written messages, and caused physical harm to people. After being relocated to the museum, it even caused the death of a young man who taunted the doll. Annabelle is locked in a glass box, but it’s said that it still moves and growls at visitors.
The museum is also host to a shadow doll (said to be able to stop your heart in your dreams), a satanic idol found in the woods, a modern day vampire’s coffin, a conjuring mirror, an organ that plays by itself, and many other artifacts from over 50 years of investigations.
The museum is in the house of the Warren’s, and tours are available by appointment only. Visitors are warned to not touch the items (which are “the opposite of holy”), and to stay behind the yellow rope for their own safety.
It must run in the family- the Warren’s nephew, John Zaffis, has his own show on the Syfy channel- “Haunted Collector”- and a paranormal museum similar to that of his aunt and uncle’s.