You might be wondering why a channel supposedly dedicated to featuring lifestyle, historical, and travel programming focusing on the culture of the US is airing a live exorcism, and I have the answer for you. Ratings.
Come on, don’t look so surprised!!
According to Deadline.com, Destination America earlier today announced that they would broadcast the first live exorcism in the history of the country. The program, EXORCISM: LIVE! will air the day before Halloween on October 30, 2015 and takes place at “the original Exorcist House in the suburbs of St. Louis where exorcisms were performed on Roland Doe.” This event, which is being made for television, marks the sixty-sixth anniversary of one of those exorcisms.
Deadline.com goes on to say:
Exorcism: Live! will feature the cable network’s cast of its series Ghost Asylum, better known as the Tennessee Wraith Chasers, as well as Chip Coffey who bills himself as a psychic medium. The network promises they will explore each crevice of this home from the attic to the basement, to find whatever or whomever, using “state of the art technology to do daytime and nighttime investigations” to document as much evidence as they can of these demonic entities on live TV.
The network hasn’t yet explained how it is going to air a live daytime investigation at 9 PM eastern standard time.
What do you think?