Ghosts & Hauntings
Televised exorcism planned for Halloween
By T.K. Randall
August 1, 2015 · 26 comments
Exorcism rituals have been performed for centuries. Image Credit: Public Domain
Discovery's Destination America network will be broadcasting an exorcism live on television this year.
The program, which will be called 'Exorcism: Live!', is set to revisit the house that inspired author William Peter Blatty's novel The Exorcist
as well as William Friedkin's 1973 adaptation of it.
Both were based on the real-life exorcism of a young boy from Cottage City, Maryland in 1949.
"The live event will take place at the original Exorcist House in the suburbs of St. Louis where the infamous ritual was performed on Roland Doe in 1949," the show's promotional material reads.
"No one has ever attempted to rid the lurking spirits and demons that inhabit this home, until now.."
The broadcast is set to feature a detailed paranormal investigation of the house as well live coverage of the exorcism that will seek to banish evil spirits from the building.
The program is set to coincide with the 66th anniversary of the original Maryland exorcism.
"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 Destination America's General Manager Marc Etkind.
Whether anything paranormal will happen during the broadcast however remains to be seen.Exorcism Live!
airs on Destination America on Friday, Oct. 30 at 9/8c.
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