Joe Franke

Joe Franke is Regional Director for Northeast USA, in addition to being Chairman of the Board and Chief Investigations Officer for the Warren Legacy Foundation. Joe Franke is a veteran in the paranormal world. Not only is he an accomplished investigator, he is also a seasoned researcher, demonologist, consultant, and lecturer with more than thirty six years of experience to his credit.
Joe’s journey into the paranormal domain began back in 1986 at the age of eighteen when he met and befriended famed paranormal researchers Ed and Lorraine Warren at a local seminar. Joe was ‘chosen’ by the Warrens and was invited to join them in their work as one of their original students. In fact, during their initial introduction, Joe fondly recalls Lorraine saying to him, “Honey, you were meant to do this work; would you like to come and work with us?” The Warrens took Joe under their wing and welcomed him into their family where he eventually met his dear friend and brother, the Warren’s grandson, Chris McKinnell.
For more than three decades, Joe prepared under the expert tutelage of his beloved friends and mentors Ed and Lorraine Warren cultivating his knowledge of the occult and honing his skills as a researcher and demonologist. In his 36 years spent devoted to helping others, he has fought countless supernatural battles; helping to protect families as they struggled to combat and overcome their paranormal afflictions. Joe is viewed as a true warrior in the paranormal world. He is recognized by many of his peers as arguably one of the most experienced, knowledgeable and highly respected investigators in the field today.
Joe currently lectures throughout the New England region discussing past and current cases of real-life hauntings, poltergeist activity and demonic infestation. Through his many public appearances, Joe thoroughly enjoys educating the public on the serious dangers and misconceptions of the paranormal realm.

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