It will be the first-ever exorcism broadcast live on television
When there’s something strange in your neighborhood — and it hasn’t disappeared for over 60 years — who ya gonna call? Real-life paranormal investigators, apparently.
EW can exclusively reveal that Destination America will air the first live televised exorcism in the U.S. with the upcoming special Exorcism: Live!
Starring psychic medium Chip Coffey and the cast of Ghost Asylum (perhaps better known as the Tennessee Wraith Chasers), the special will focus on their investigation of the house that inspired the Exorcist novel and film in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri.
This is not the first time that an exorcism has been televised — in 1971, NBC aired the first-ever televised exorcism. However, this is the first time that an exorcism will be performed on the house itself, and the first time it will be broadcast live. This exorcism in particular will take place 66 years after one of several were performed on Roland Doe in 1949 at the St. Louis house.
Exorcism: Live! will air this October live from the house. Destination America will also be at San Diego Comic-Con giving away Ghost Asylum bags to fans around San Diego for those who can’t quite wait for the live attempted exorcism.