Everyone knows the film “The Exorcist”. Not so many may be aware that it inspired by a house in St. Louis. A house that is still apparently haunted to this day.
This October, psychic Chip Coffey and the cast of Ghost Asylum will go on Destination America and perform the first live broadcast exorcism! While not the first time an exorcism has been televised, this will be the first time one is done live.
This is an interesting circumstance. The paranormal is an area that interests me greatly. I am actually a member of premier western New York paranormal investigation group, Paranormal Crossroads Live. I am however skeptical on the alleged haunting at this location. Many movies claim to be “inspired” by true circumstances and many times this inspiration is very, very loose.
And, honestly, it may be in the best interest of the crew that the location is not haunted. It is this investigator’s opinion that doing an exorcism in this manner would put the power in the court of any dark entity on the premises. It is being done for views and money, an epic TV event. All well and good, but that is a selfish reason which diminishes the sanctity of the ritual. Only time will tell. Most likely it will end up being a very boring broadcast. But who knows…
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