First-ever live exorcism to be aired on Halloween
A US cable network says that it will stage a first-ever act of exorcism live this Halloween. The event will take place on the 66th anniversary of the infamous exorcism of Roland Doe that inspired the creators of the film The Exorcist.
The ‘Exorcism: Live!’ show by the Destination America network will be held at the “Exorcist House” in the suburbs of St. Louis where the notorious exorcism ritual was performed by Catholic priests in 1949.
The crew consisting of the cast of Ghost Asylum series, the Tennessee Wraith Chasers and renowned psychic medium Chip Coffey promises to find out “whatever or whomever has scared Americans to death for decades” and use “state of the art” technology to air “real exorcisms” and record any otherworldly activity at the site on the 66th anniversary of the original ritual.
“As we step into one of the most haunted and well-known spirit destinations in America, Exorcism: Live! will show exactly what is inside this infamous, highly dangerous and possessed home,” said Marc Etkind, Destination America General Manager. “By actually exorcising this iconic house live, Destination America will do what it does best — bringing never-before-seen experiences to television,” he said.
The viewers are called on to take part in the show themselves and watch the event from multiple online live camera feeds that are going to be installed in and outside of the infamous house and report anything strange to the studio.
Selected tweets from a network-hosted live Twitter chat dedicated to the event are going to appear live on air.
‘EXORCISM: LIVE!’ will go on air in three months’ time, on Friday, October 30, 2015.