As promised, Destination America rolled into Halloween weekend with Exorcism: Live! The special featured a real-life (attempted) exorcism (of sorts) and starred the high-fallutin’ Chip Coffey and the Tennessee Wraith Chasers. Not as promised, the special failed to scare up any true evidence of demonic entities. Thus, the special made “TV history” by being the first live-action broadcast of such a ritual but nothing really happened. At one point, a vaguely shadowy shape appeared on one of the cameras, but we’ll get to that in a moment.
The special meant to celebrate the 66th anniversary of the crazy events that inspired The Exorcist. Coffey and his boys tried to exorcise the the iconic “Exorcist House” outside of St. Louis, Missouri. Technically, this was the first time anyone declared war on the “lurking spirits and demons” that are said to still lurk inside the house.