Union Cemetery ‘White Lady’ Video
The Union Cemetery in Easton, CT, according to Wikipedia, “dates back to the 1700s and is reputed to be one of the most haunted cemeteries not only in Connecticut, but also in the entire United States.” One of the ghosts purported to haunt the grounds is a White Lady, otherwise known as a Lady in White, a tortured spirit generally sprung from grave misfortunes – usually the victim of betrayal by a husband or boyfriend, who died either by suicide or murder. Given that the cemetery is near Ed and Lorraine’s stomping grounds, they’ve been all over this legend, claiming to have actually captured the Union White Lady and a few “shadow ghosts” on video. Watch Ed Warren describe his encounter here, though note that the footage itself is never actually shown.
Here’s another account of Ed’s supposedly taped run-in with this famous ghost, from an interview with Jeff Belanger for GhostVillage.com:
“Ed first recorded the White Lady on September 1st, 1990 at 2:40 a.m. ‘The only light was a street light which was 50 yards from where I was sitting,’ Ed recalled. ‘I heard a woman weeping and I looked out and saw hundreds of ghost lights floating around and forming into a figure of a woman. I couldn’t make out facial features but I could see she had long, dark hair and she was dressed in white.
I started to walk toward her and she disappeared. You never walk towards the ghost, you let the ghost come to you because you can change the molecular and magnetic field when a ghost is materializing.’”
Go ahead and Google Ed’s White Lady video. You won’t find it. There are tons of blogs, articles, and other videos by people claiming that Ed and/or Lorraine showed them the footage, followed by a quote from one of the two basically reiterating the same details printed above. Why?
One person who claims to have seen the video, Steven Novella, explains in his article “Hunting the Ghost Hunters” for SkepticBlog:
“We have only been able to view this tape in the Warren’s [sic] home because Ed refused to give it to us for analysis, a common theme in our investigation. The tape shows an apparent white human figure moving behind some tomb stones. Like videos of UFO’s [sic], Bigfoot, and the Loch Ness monster, however, the figure is at that perfect distance and resolution so that a provocative shape can be seen, but no details which would aid definitive identification. Ed Warren has not investigated the video with any scientific rigor, and refuses to allow others to do so. Despite Ed’s insistence that he was engaged in scientific research, he continued to jealously horde his alleged evidence, rather than allow it to be critically analyzed, as is necessary in genuine scientific endeavors.”
Much like with the Werewolf Demon case, we should accept that the White Lady video indeed exists and is genuine simply because the Warrens tell us so.