PARANORMAL investigator Lorraine Warren, whose decades of ghost-hunting with her late husband Ed inspired horror films like The Conjuring and The Amityville Horror, has died aged 92.

During their 61 years of marriage, the couple investigated more than 10,000 cases in the US and abroad, often writing about their experiences.

Their son-in-law Tony Spera said that Warren died in her sleep on Thursday night last week at her Connecticut home.

“She was a remarkable, loving, compassionate and giving soul,” Spera wrote.

The Warrens founded the New England Society for Psychic Research in Monroe, Connecticut, in 1952 to investigate suspected hauntings. The 2013 film The Conjuring is based on their investigation into events at a Rhode Island farmhouse in the 1970s.