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Cable Network Plans Live Exorcism Just Before Halloween

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By    |   Friday, 31 Jul 2015 02:32 PM

A cable network is planning a big scare for the night before Halloween when it will air a live exorcism on national television.

"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," promised Marc Etkind, general manager of the Destination America network, in a statement to The Wrap

The live event is planned to take place in the original "Exorcist House," in the suburbs of St. Louis, and will coincide with the 66th anniversary of the 1949 exorcism ritual performed on Roland Doe at the house. The exorcism inspired the film classic "The Exorcist."

The show will follow psychic medium Chip Coffey and the Tennessee Wraith Chasers as they search through the house and use state-of-the-art technology that they use to do daytime and nighttime investigations. During their search, the crew plans to document as much evidence as possible of demonic entities and to air exorcisms they say they can perform with their equipment live.

The investigators are featured on Destination America's series "Ghost Asylum."

"By actually exercising this iconic house live, Destination America will do what it does best — bringing never before seen experiences to television," Etkind said.

There is no indication that the Catholic Church, whose priests have been performing more exorcisms since the selection of Pope Francis, is participating in the reality show event in any way.

Francis does support the performing of the exorcism ritual, reports Religion News, telling a morning Mass at the Vatican last year that this generation and others "have been led to believe that the devil is a myth, a figure, an idea, the idea of evil. But the devil exists and we must fight against him."

The program will air live Oct. 30 at 9 p.m. on Destination America.

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