What are you doing on this Friday, October 30, at 9 p.m. EST? Want to watch an exorcism?
No, I’m not trying to take you on a cheap date but maybe I should start at the beginning.
“The Exorcist” is more than just a classic horror movie; it started as a book by William Peter Blatty who was partially inspired by real-life events.
In fact, the story of Roland Doe’s possession and subsequent rescue by twelve priests has been well-documented by a long list of media sources. Turning Roland into a young girl named Reagan was a literary device that captured the imagination of readers and moviegoers worldwide. But what happened to the house where Doe’s actual exorcism occurred?
According to the team behind “Ghost Asylum,” which airs on the Destination America network, the house still contains an evil presence that needs cleansing. These ghost hunters believe that the demon purged from Doe’s soul was imprisoned within the physical confines of the house. Now they’re planning to excise it from the mortal realm for good on October 30.
Removing an evil source firmly in place for 66 years is no easy task, so “Ghost Asylum” has teamed up with experts in the field. In no small feat, they managed to score Bishop James Long, who is the Old Catholic Church’s presiding archbishop.
Bishop Long has a notable record of dealing with demons, having performed already performed 27 exorcisms to date.
They’re also teaming up with paranormal investigator, psychic and medium Chip Coffey, who’ll be on hand during the exorcism. Coffey will attempt to connect directly with any of the malevolent spirits residing in the house. In other words, Coffey is essentially the bait.
If any demons or spirit entities fall into the trap, Bishop Long will take over.
It remains to be seen whether the house is actually possessed, but you can watch the proposed exorcism live on October 30 at 9 p.m. EST to discover the truth.