The Snedeker Family Haunting: The True Story Behind the Horrifying Ed & Lorraine Warren Case

By | January 31, 2020
The Snedeker Family Haunting: The True Story Behind the Horrifying Ed & Lorraine Warren Case

In the late 1980s one of the most Horrific hauntings ever reported was Investigated by the seasoned paranormal Investigators ed and Lorraine Warren the Haunting allegedly played the entire Snedeker family who lived in Southeastern Connecticut for years it is Believed that the entities within their Home routinely abused them in abominable Ways and made their lives a living hell The following is the given narrative Concerning the infamous case of the Snedeker family in 1986 Carmen and our Snedeker were both driving long Distances from their home in northern New York to get medical treatment for Carmen’s son Philip who suffered with Hodgkin’s disease the commute was making Their situation unbearable and thus they Decided to move somewhere closer to the Medical Center this is when they found An apartment one of two in a large Colonial house available to rent at an Affordable price the house in Connecticut was spacious enough for them To move in with their children and Nieces they just needed to convert the Basement into two rooms for their Children it was during this conversion That al discovered mortuary equipment in The basement which included coffin Handles a chain and pulley casket lift And a blood drainage pit it turned out That the house had served as a funeral

Home for many decades previously the Snedeker’s did not think too much of Their homes past whilst it may have been Somewhat morbid they decided to continue With the conversion of the basement Where dead bodies would have constantly Passed through for their two sons to Sleep in from the very first night of Sleeping there Philip complained of Hearing strange voices and anomalous Once he even describes seeing shadow Figures and a man with a pinstriped suit With white hair skulking in the dark Staring at him as he slept Philip supposedly became so terrified of His room that he begged to be allowed to Stay at the hospital Despite his insistence that what he was Experiencing was true Philips parents Dismissed his claims suspecting Hallucinations as a side effect of the Treatment he was receiving for his Illness after moving into the basement Philips personality is said to have Changed drastically his interests and Tastes altered he started to wear Leather and developed a strong interest In the occult it was when Philip started To get violent that the Snedeker’s made The decision to send him away at one Point he is known to have broken into Their neighbor’s house to steal a gun in Order to harm his stepfather ow on Another occasion it is alleged that he

Assaulted his female cousin it is Claimed that once Philip was out of the House the dark forces residing within The walls started to turn their Attention towards the rest of the family The other children began to report Seeing ghosts hearing footsteps and Voices Carmen reported once having Mopped the floor only to see the water Turned to blood red in front of her eyes The couple’s bed was also said to have Vibrated inexplicably during a Television interview Carmen and owl Described how the bed often vibrated With a sort of heartbeat as kelly said Had a pulse and a heartbeat heartbeat And when when you were in your bed it Would come and lift the covers and Target them but there was a pulse and a Heartbeat in the bed in the bed and and You could feel it they alleged that Numerous visitors to their home had felt These unearthly vibrations as well as This the electrical sockets and light Bulbs were described as having an Unnatural glow even when the bulbs were Removed from their sockets foul odors of Rotten meat and human feces were also Claimed to have plagued the household The haunting continued for years as Peculiar as these incidents were the Situation was not considered too serious Until the incidents started to escalate And become violent Carmen is reported by

The Huffington Post as having described A particularly terrifying incident the Shower curtain very quickly wrapped Around me and I couldn’t push away According to the article her only Thought was that this thing was trying To kill her other incidents were Reported as been equally heinous their Niece claimed to have found a Disembodied hand touch her Inappropriately she even alleged that an Unearthly presence had assaulted her in A carnal manner speaking about these Abhorrent attacks Carmen described how the entity laughed A hideous laugh when it went above her Shirt and out the window These lascivious assaults did not just Affect the nice but the other members of The family as well Carmen and Albert having been disturbed On many nights by an unearthly Atmosphere in that bed They described having heard 1930’s Ambient mood music playing in the Background which occasionally preceded An assault upon one or both of them the Couple asserted that they had both been Connolly assaulted multiple times by a Dark entity shockingly common even Stated on television that once whilst Running away from their home down the Street Her niece was hideously abused the

Entire way when asked during an Interview why they did not leave the House after these terrible incidents Carmen explained how she believed that This would make no difference everywhere We went it followed us why didn’t you Just leave that next morning you have Children to worry about Exactly [Applause] What about the fact that everywhere we Went followed us it was at this point That ad and Lorraine Warren the famous Demonologist and clairvoyant became Involved in the case the Warrens along With other investigators spent a total Of nine weeks at the Snedeker’s home When describing what they encountered at The location the Warrens rated the Possessing entity as a nine on a scale Of one to ten they concluded the house Was infested with demons After much alleged documentation and Investigation the Warrens claimed that They arranged for the house to be Exorcised after the house was cleansed The Snedeker’s moved out to another House and afterwards were involved in The writing of a book as well as being Featured in documentaries television Shows and other media this is their Official narrative however when the case Is examined in detail it quickly becomes Clear that the Snedeker’s story is

Muddled and at times extremely confusing Even the names of those involved such as Those of the couple’s nieces cannot be Ascertained with any certainty no detail Is reported with consistency except for Philips illness there is no disputing That the Snedeker’s wish to move to Southington to be closer to the hospital For Philips treatment there is however Much disagreement concerning whether or Not they knew the house they decided to Rent had previously been a funeral home This disturbing discovery can be said to Be the moment that the Snedeker family’s Fortunes changed for the worse however Daryl Kern the owner of the house has Said that Carmen and Al were fully aware Of the houses history before they moved In some have even claimed that there was A sign engraved halihan funeral home Beside the entrance when they viewed the Property the Snedeker’s and Others have disputed this by saying that The sign had been covered with plywood And thus concealed from view whatever The truth that such a small detail has Been so hotly disputed helps to give an Idea of the amount of muddling involved In this case for many at the time the Truth was obvious the Snedeker’s had Invented the whole story the owner of The house kern flatly stated that the Entire case was a hoax when interviewed By a local newspaper he made his

Thoughts very clear it’s a fraud it’s a Joke it’s a hoax it’s Halloween Kern Stated that the paranormal activity Seemed to have conveniently escalated Around the time that the Snedeker’s Started to get behind on their rent and That they moved out before eviction Proceedings were complete the landlord Was not the only one to have voiced Doubts as to the genuineness of the case One of the Snedeker’s neighbors Evon Stated on television that there was Never a problem until they got behind on The rent that’s what it said they got Behind the next sheet he never had a Problem until they got behind in the Rent you got behind in your rent and That’s when it started no you know what [Applause] You said to change never another Neighbour Catherine Altimas stated in an Interview that it was her opinion that The Snedeker’s had this planned right From when they moved in such doubt was Shared by the families upstairs neighbor Whom they shared the duplex with this Neighbor sandy had not seen or heard Anything supernatural in the building Sandy had also been an employee of the Real estate agency that the family had Employed to find their new home at the Time as far as she was concerned Parman and al were totally made aware That this was a funeral home she also

Corroborated the fact that the Snedeker’s were falling behind on the Rent when asked by the news reporter What their motive could have been for Potentially inventing such a hideous Narrative sandy flatly said money what Possible purpose then has this Manifestation gross funny indeed sandy Described a very different story for the Television camera according to her it All began when Carmen told her she was Having nightmares sandy had suggested to Her that she takes some sleeping pills Carmen allegedly responded by saying no It is my father coming to haunt me I am Calling the Warrens ed and Lorraine Warren were by that time firmly Established as household names as a Result of their connection to the Amityville haunting and other famous Paranormal cases however for all of These accusations it is inappropriate to Dismiss the Snedeker’s claims on the Sole basis of external observations what Happens behind closed doors is after all Out of sight of the outside world surely Therefore it was the Snedeker’s who were Best placed to report on what was Happening inside there Home yet according to Ray Garten the Author who was commissioned by the Warrens To document the Snedeker’s experiences For a book titled in a dark place trying

To extract a consistent narrative from The family was impossible in the years Since the explosion of interest in the Case Garson has been very vocal in expressing The frustration he experienced when Working with the Snedeker’s the family Involved which was going through some Serious problems like alcoholism and Drug addiction could not keep the story Straight he is quoted as having said in 2009 I became very frustrated it’s hard Writing a nonfiction book when all the People involved are telling you Different stories as Garten gathered all The necessary information for the book He found that the accounts of the Individual Snedeker’s didn’t quite mesh According to Garten it was as though They were incapable of keeping their Story straight such a statement from Someone tasked with recording the Snedeker’s experiences casts serious Doubt upon their alleged narrative and Certainly when one analyzes the various Statements made by the Snedeker’s Inconsistencies are easy to spot when Asked why they did not leave the house Earlier Carmen’s answer changed depending upon Who was asking the question on one Occasion she explained that the Happenings would follow them making Moving a pointless task on another

Occasion however she claimed that she Was unaware of what was happening in the House stating that it was the kids being Tormented and not her Obviously this statement runs in Complete contrast to her detailed and Sordid revelations about the abuse she Personally endured at the property Claims which she announced on television That Carmen ever experienced such Terrible abuse has been questioned by Many including one of her neighbors Joan Mirabelle she described how she often Saw the family outside their house in The middle of the night saying that they Could not go back in yet far from being Terrified as one would expect after Having supposedly experienced the Atrocities which they claimed the family Seemed perfectly happy they never seemed To be afraid Miraval stated they were always out There laughing and joking the role of Carmen’s son Philip in the haunting can Also be said to undermine some of the Family’s claims in garton’s book it is Said that Philip named Steven in the Text was caught fondling his cousins and Was questioned by police afterwards this Led to Philip admitting that this was Not the first time he had acted Inappropriately with his female Relatives according to the book Philip Admitted to having performed such

Heinous acts habitually in secret at Night without being caught and that he Even once attempted unsuccessfully to Sleep with his cousin after this Shocking admission Philip was taken to a Juvenile detention center where a Psychiatrist diagnosed him as Schizophrenic That philip admitted to having committed Obscenities similar to those attributed To the demonic entities said to reside In the family’s home is hard to ignore It could be said that rather than being Attacked by unseen supernatural Creatures the family were instead being Abused by Philip and that their Fantastical claims were invented as a Form of psychological coping mechanism Ed and Lorraine Warren Zinn volve Minh Tin this case has also been criticized The couple claimed to have arranged for An exorcism to be performed at the house But have never provided any Substantiating evidence to prove this When questioned on television at the Time and referred to the priest who Conducted the exorcism as a father a who Had supposedly appeared on television Before when pressed to give more detail And responded with disproportionate Aggression by saying father a that’s the Name I give you I don’t have to give you Anything went on to state that the Evidence of the priests being there

Could be proven by official records from The Chancery yet the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford which covers the Area where the Snedeker’s lived reported That no officially sanctioned exorcism Rites had taken place there the Warrens Claims could not be substantiated Throughout the televised interview in Which the Warrens appeared alongside Carmen and our Snedeker II did not Engage in the debate instead he can be Seen dogmatically and aggressively Enforcing his views and even accuses one Of the neighbors of being paid off by The landlord to dispute the Snedeker’s Claims when Joe Nickell a sceptical Investigator appeared on the set of the Television show and also berated him Aggressively and constantly talked over Here I’ve not met a house that I thought was Haunted I think the Warrens have never Met a house that they didn’t think was Haunted I think that I’ve heard that you Were down just give me my chance Afterwards Nikol even claimed that Edie Made veiled threatening a size to him And offstage swore like a sailor ed Warren’s other on-screen appearances Connected with the case can be said to Do little to help alleviate the image of Him being arrogant and short-tempered in Another interview when questioned by Reporters about the priest who

Supposedly conducted an exorcism at the Property ed once again became hostile Shouting and gesticulating aggressively Hey this isn’t baloney come on Maura Ted Warren’s lack of interest in credibility In connection with this case is Something which the author ray Garten Has confirmed when interviewed for her Abound magazine Garten described how he Once approached Warren with concerns About the inconsistencies with the Snedeker’s testimonies Warren Garten has Claimed responded by saying oh they’re Crazy all the people who come to us are Crazy you think sane people would come To us after condemning the Snedeker’s Warren’s supposedly told Garten to just Use what works from that testimonies and Then make the rest up just make it up And make it scary Warren is claimed to have instructed Garten the cases connection to fiction Can also arguably be seen in his Similarity to the popular 1982 horror Movie the entity in this film the female Protagonist is repeatedly assaulted by An invisible supernatural entity in an Interview one of the nieces called Tommy By the interviewer draws parallels Between the movie and watch Experienced according to the reporter The character in the film is attacked Almost identically to the description by Carmen of her own experiences both

Carmen and her niece are described as Having affection for the entity film in The interview could it be that this Affection transformed into inspiration For an entity of their own creation Clearly there is a lot of evidence Available to condemn the snedecker case Although not enough to entirely dismiss It as a complete fabrication After all it must be considered what Kind of person would construct such Abhorrent lies about their family that Children being abused in such a manner Such a false narrative could have wide And damaging psychological repercussions Especially on children the degree of Callousness and sadism required would be Extraordinary work Carmen and our Snedecker capable of such cruel behavior Asides from this concern neighbors have Reported seeing the Snedeker’s outside Their home in the middle of the night Joan Mirabelle even claimed to have seen A mysterious green glow coming from one Of their windows as well as alleging to Have been stung by a mysterious force When she visited the family’s house I Don’t believe they had made the whole Thing up Mirabel told a local newspaper she was However suspicious of some of Carmen’s Snedeker’s claims commenting on the Growing media storm connected to the Case Maribel described how every time I

Have seen her on TV the story became More and more involved and it just got Bigger Nancy butcher al Snedeker’s sister also Corroborated having experienced Paranormal activity in the family’s House Another willing to stake their Reputation on the Snedeker’s claims Being true is John Zaffis The paranormal researcher and nephew of Ed and Lorraine Warren who worked with Them during their nine weeks at the Property he has described experiencing Dark happenings at the house one Particular incident he has stated Happened whilst he was studying some Notes on the dining room table the room Grew bitterly cold he is reported as Having said I could sense a presence Around me supposedly he attempted in Vain to get somebody to wake up in the Living room when all of a sudden he Looked up the stairs and saw an Apparition starting to form he has Described smelling a disgusting odor so Foul that it restricted his ability to Breathe as the apparition manifest He claimed he could hear a noise that Sounded like thousands of flapping wings Coming from behind it this hideous being Supposedly descended the stairs towards Him as it got closer it is alleged to Have spoken to Zaffis do you know what

They did to us Do you know the experience terrified the Warrens nephew to such an extent that he Would not return to the house for Several days sometime afterwards when Questioned about the case he is reported To have stated that compared to that House the other cases I have been Involved with were like dealing with Casper the Friendly Ghost And if the Warrens are to be believed The investigation uncovered some truly Terrible details through Lorraine’s So-called mediumistic abilities they Allegedly discovered that the morticians Who had previously worked in the funeral Home had committed vile acts on the dead And that these unnatural actions had Drawn demonic entities into the property Whilst an official exorcism has not been Confirmed to have ever taken place at The property there have been priests Involved in the case one has stated that They felt a strange pressure upon Entering the house Sadly as this case relies entirely on Testimonial evidence it is extremely Difficult to form a conclusion either Way without official documentation or Physical evidence the claims of the Snedeker’s the Warrens and all those who Stand against them can be disputed by Both believers and skeptics it is for This reason that some sort of middle

Ground is often argued for that the Snedeker’s did indeed experience some Form of paranormal activity in the house But then exaggerated it for publicity And financial gain most obviously Through the involvement of the Controversial figures of edy and Lorraine Warren with all of the Inconsistencies muddled reportage and Severe lack of evidence it is very Difficult to believe the story in its Full presented form whatever the truth Regarding the Snedeker’s alleged Haunting no one has reported any Paranormal activity in the house since Thank you for watching if you enjoyed This and would like more of the Paranormal don’t forget to subscribe if You haven’t already be sure to click the Bell icon to turn on all notifications So you never miss a video if you like The work that we do we have more for you To enjoy Over at paranormal scholar com including Our footnotes and references you can Also follow me Laura Rosen on Instagram For updates and more content until next Time