News Who's watching Exorcism Live tonight?

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  1. MilkyDischarge

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    A live exorcism will be performed on TV Friday. Here’s what to expect.
    Destination America is streaming a live exorcism from the fabled "The Exorcist" house in St. Louis on the eve of Halloween. Bishop James Long will perform a minor rite of exorcism. (Destination America)

    All reality TV producers have to prepare for worst-case scenarios when they air a live event. Jodi Tovay’s worries are a bit more unusual, because she is sending paranormal investigators into a house they believe is infested with demonic spirits.

    “The worst-case scenario is that one of these entities will attach to someone,” Tovay said. “It is dangerous.”

    Luckily, Tovay says, the physical symptoms are usually obvious when an evil spirit attaches itself to a person: nausea, scratches, superhuman strength. A team of paramedics will be on standby, as will police. She’s ready.

    Welcome to “Exorcism: Live!” airing at 9 p.m. Friday on Destination America, a cable channel owned by Discovery Communications. The two-hour telecast tasks a clergyman, a psychic and the team from the network’s “Ghost Asylum” series to go into the spooky suburban St. Louis home that inspired “The Exorcist” book and movie. Ghost hunters insist that the house is filled with a dark, sinister energy, and “Exorcism: Live!” is determined to cleanse it.

    “People have called it the biggest supernatural mystery in American history — so many tales that have come out of that house and still exist around it,” Tovay said. “So we almost had to do something.”

    “The Exorcist,” William Blatty’s 1971 horror novel, was based on the real-life case of a Maryland teenager known as Roland Doe. In 1949, Doe became violently ill, screaming in languages he was never taught, and doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong. Eventually, religious leaders decided that Doe was possessed by the Devil. Through exorcism rituals, a Catholic priest freed Doe of his demons. At the time, The Washington Post called it “perhaps one of the most remarkable experiences of its kind in recent religious history.”

    [Read the 1949 Washington Post story: Priest Frees Mount Rainier Boy Reported Held in Devil’s Grip]

    Doe traveled between Maryland and St. Louis for exorcisms as doctors and members of the clergy examined him. He stayed with relatives in the house in St. Louis and underwent an exorcism on the second floor. “Ever since the attempted exorcism of Roland Doe rumors have swirled that the house is still possessed by an evil entity,” Destination America explains on its Web site.

    “It’s waiting there to attack somebody else who is going to come in and let themselves open themselves up so it can attach itself to that individual in our reality,” said Nick Groff, the former star of Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures.” “That’s what scares me more than anything.”

    Have chills yet? That’s what Destination America is counting on, even if they are of the campy variety. During the special, camera operators will squeeze into the small house with the team of paranormal experts, including psychic Chip Coffey and Bishop James Long. Six cameras throughout the house will allow viewers to watch footage online and use Twitter to alert the crew if something happens in another room.

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    Still, he knows there are skeptics. “I know for a fact that demonic possession exists, I know that without question,” Long said. “If I didn’t know, I would be doing something else.”

    So he joined “Exorcism: Live!” and will be on hand to: (a) keep everyone as safe as possible, and (b) perform a minor rite of exorcism, trying to force the evil entity in the house to manifest itself so the team can get rid of it. Long said he had spoken to Coffey, the psychic, who checked out the house in advance to see whether it was haunted. He immediately felt something evil lurking, he said. Afterward, Coffey told the bishop, “James, this is going to be a very intense ritual.”

    “Everybody will be signing a waiver, and they know the activity could be very violent — there’s no guarantee about safety,” Long said. “I can’t guarantee anyone’s safety when I walk into this place. [We’re] going against a demonic entity.”

    This program is somewhat a natural progression for Destination America, which mostly airs shows such as “BBQ Pitmasters” and “BBQ Pit Wars” but also broadcasts paranormal series, such as “Ghost Stalkers,” “Ghosts in My House” and “Ghostly Encounters.”

    “People are so fascinated by ghost stories,” Tovay said, citing the network’s success with shows such as “A Haunting.” “We do have lots of paranormal content. People are really interested in a good story.”

    Friday’s special also will have footage of diaries from people who saw Doe’s exorcism, along with other scary anecdotes from the St. Louis house, such as the one about a local investigator who once went inside and came back out with a white cross burned onto his neck.

    And don’t worry, the family that lives in the house won’t be around to see their home taken over for a live TV exorcism.

    Wait, what? A family actually lives there?

    Oh, yes, they do. Even Tovay, a self-described “super fan” of the “Exorcist” story, admits that she doesn’t really understand that one.

    “I haven’t quite wrapped my mind around that,” Tovay admitted. “But it is a beautiful neighborhood with great schools.”
     
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    sounds cool, that channel has some duds in terms of production quality but I might check it out anyway
     
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    Is Geroldo hosting?
     
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    Don't think i will watch. If anything cool happens i am sure the internet will let me know. But thanks for letting me know it is happening!

    SEE! The internet already doing its job! :up:
     
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    I'm hoping it doesn't go the way if al capones vault.
     
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    I'm sure I'm being "practical" here, but if I were a neighbor on that street I would be irritated that people were filming and causing a disruption on Halloween weekend. Or a Friday night. Probably a good thing I live in the boonies with no super close neighbors.
     
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    Keep LEt us know if anything cool happens! I checked, I didnt see that channel in my lineup. Though i am somewhat inebriated so i should look agaign
     
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    fuck! Comcast it's not an authorized channel
     
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    I will be "getting the poison out".
    Does that count as an exorcism?
     
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    Halloween III : Season of the Witch for me.
     
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    Fuck those devils toybox. I've played around with those before. Crazy shit.
     
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    Devils toybox is a box of inverted mirrors where all the mirrors are facing each other. Crazy sounds come out of them
     
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    Watching it now. They say shits happening but there's nothing happening. :nocheer:
     
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    Like!
     
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    My Comcast has it on 261. Give it a shot.
     
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    It's not a Halloween movie without Mike Myers! Tom Atkins my ass!
     
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    Fuckin song is stuck in my head.
     
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    Aside from Halloween, Halloween III is the best Halloween movie.