I Have a Soft Spot in My Heart for the Teen Exorcists

Watching these three young ladies — Brynne Larson and Tess and Savannah Scherkenback – interact and chit-chat, I have surprisingly mixed feelings:

They believe they can exorcise demons and they demonstrate their “talents” in front of massive, global audiences. And while I think their beliefs are crazy weird, I see a bit of my own teen self in them.

If you can’t see the video, these three young ladies are going for a horseback ride (I am a rider, too!), bonding over their martial arts class (I mean, I took much-less-practical dance classes, but we’ll call them similar), and just being girlfriends.

My point is, there’s something about teenage girls that makes me relate to them and, therefore, want to kind of forgive them for their silly beliefs.

I mean, when I was 17, I sincerely believed that I would be a famous actress (I forgot to be talented or weirdly beautiful), I believed that the fact that I didn’t know the order of the presidents was really going to hold me back in my professional career, and I believed that quicksand was actually going to be a thing to worry about as an adult.

My point is, 17-year-old-all-of-us was considerably dumber — or, at least, less worldly — than current us. So such a huge part of me wants to take their bananas-ness with a grain of salt.

But then… but then they talked shit about Harry Potter. And that doesn’t fly ’round these parts.

One girl: The spells and things that you’re reading in the Harry Potter books? Those aren’t just something that are made up. Those are actual spells. Those are things that came from witchcraft books…

Another girl: Harry is using this magic for good… so here we have a dangerous idea that you can use this magic for good or bad. When in reality, all magic is bad because you’re getting our power from Satan.

Um… you think that J.K. Rowling actually wrote actual spells into her actual best-selling series, yet it didn’t result in a whole bunch of snakes escaping from their zoo exhibits or glasses inexplicably healing themselves or various items flying about? Sure…

Look: What you’re doing is completely messed up and deceptive and has the possibility of really damaging people. It doesn’t help that you’ve been trained by Reverend Bob Larson, who is Brynne’s daddio and has claimed to perform over 15,000 exorcisms himself:

(During this video at 2:07 one of the girls asks the demon “Are you Chinese?!” and it made me laugh/cringe/feel uncomfortable.)

According to the BBC — which is paying these people to say things on TV to an audience of other people who will hear those things — the young ladies see themselves as “freedom fighters.”

They don’t think that their nonsense is meant for entertainment, either. Brynne told the BBC that it is serious business:

Honestly, I’ve never tried to do any showmanship at all, I’m just demonstrating the power of God. We’re not doing it to play up to the cameras. I’ve seen some amazing things in private with nobody there.

Me too, Brynne. Me too.

Listen, BBC, as an Anglophile, I thought better of you. You’re the network of Doctor Who, Sherlock and QI. I want you to be better than this! (I’m choosing to ignore the fact that there have been 14 series of Big Brother.)

Oh yeah, and they’ve all been “awarded places at college.” Which I assume means they’ve been given scholarships to study at Bible-thumpin’ colleges. Which is weird because, according to Brynne, they don’t even have time for schooling.

With going [to] over 20 countries and stuff, I don’t really have time to go to school, but I’ll just sit at my desk and work on calculus or read all my books. This is so much better than going to a stinky old school room.

[Hemant adds: Calculus? She's in CALCULUS?]

“Teen Exorcists” premiered September 12 on BBC Three. Any of our UK readers are encouraged to post their reactions here.

About Jessica Bluemke

Jessica Bluemke grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and graduated from Ball State University in 2008 with a BA in Literature. She currently works as a writer and resides on the North side of Chicago.

  • islandbrewer

    Hemant: That was my first reaction, too.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/ Hemant Mehta

      It’s Jessica’s piece, but I felt the same way!

      • islandbrewer

        I meant the “Calculus? She’s in CALCULUS?”

        • Eliot Parulidae

          I was homeschooled for a few years, and my (mostly secular) family had to interact with fundamentalist homeschool families for social and legal reasons. You shouldn’t be surprised that these girls do calculus – fundies LOVE math. You can get pretty far in K-12 math without having to teach any critical thinking at all, and you can also say things like “God uses math to show us His perfection.” Many fundie homeschool books actually recommend teaching math INSTEAD OF science (and phonics INSTEAD OF reading) because knowledge is good but encouraging kids to ask questions is bad. This leads to homeschoolers with excellent grammar and math skills but no real education.

          Note: bright homeschool kids who progress to higher mathematics are in for some big shocks. In fact, a few fringe homeschool communities have come out against higher mathematics. I am not kidding.

          • midnight rambler

            That’s because imaginary numbers and non-Euclidean geometry are the work of Satan.

            • islandbrewer

              I thought it was Cthulhu.

              • baal

                Ia! Ia! (pbuh)

          • Michael Harrison

            Teach them math? Oh, definitely. And make sure they come across the Chaos Game, which demonstrates that a random system can generate order, if there’s some form of feedback.

        • Sly Cotto

          It’s Christian Calculus… It doesn’t add up, but nobody cares.

        • Christine

          If she’s that busy with saving the world from demons, would you expect her to have time for a more demanding course?

  • Tainda

    My first reaction was: Christian Charmed

    My second reaction: I was worried about quicksand too!

    • Bunyip

      Charmed was pretty Christian anyway, what with whitelighters and demons. I know they borrowed from Wicca too but the whole ‘Good vs Evil’ is very much a Christian holdover.

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    Well, if by actual spells they mean latin then, yes, Rowling used real spells. That must explain how I can shoot water out of the tip of my wand

    • islandbrewer

      1) It’s kind of fake-ish latin.

      2) Point your wand away from me, please.

      • Sly Cotto

        Lmao

    • Eliot Parulidae

      My ten-year-old self wishes that were true.

    • JET

      My patronus is a unicorn!

      • 3lemenope

        My patronus is Jesus!

        [universe implodes]

    • Buckley

      Trust me, if it were real I’d be using the Accio Charm all the time…Accio Dinner! Accio Homework Graded! Accio Chocolate! Accio Naked Woman!

      • http://itsmyworldcanthasnotyours.blogspot.com/ wmdkitty

        So. Useful.

        Accio remote!

        …Accio the OTHER remote!

      • Lynn

        I hope the woman would be consensually naked. Women aren’t just objects for your pleasure, you know. We’re people too.

        • Buckley

          yes of course. I often forget the clarifying words (consensual) when I’m posting funny comments to Friendly Atheist. But you are correct, only consensual and only when my girlfriend says it’s OK.

  • Coolred38

    I wish I had known these girls a few years back when I was married to the man that apparently had some sort of evil living in him. How much easier it would have been to just exorcise that demon out rather than take the route I took…which involved a baseball bat and…well, stuff.

  • Psychotic Atheist

    I don’t know whether it gets shown on BBC America or something, but the BBC didn’t pay for Big Brother. That mainly goes to the commercial terrestrial Channel 4. When they dropped it it went to Channel 5, which has an even lower reputation.

  • GodlessPoutine

    This is both awesome and facepalming at the same time. Sign me up!

  • GodlessPoutine

    But in all seriousness, shows like this make light of a very real problem in some African countries and rural India. People are KILLED every day for being suspected of being witches. Children are abandoned or have acid thrown on their faces. Belief in witchcraft is a very real problem across the world that generates massive misery. I recently posted about this on my blog and included this story about these teen exorcists as well to demonstrate that this may be light and funny or just quirky here but it’s very deadly elsewhere. (http://goo.gl/jHhp47)

    Oh and I didn’t mean to accuse Jessica of trivializing the problem of (belief in) witchcraft either (she mentions how it can cause real harm). And I don’t mean to lump Wicca in with this dangerous form of belief either. :-)

    Sorry to get all heavy and stuff..

    • Jeff See

      Why the separation for Wicca?

      • GodlessPoutine

        I’m likely biased because I was once Wiccan, but here’s how I see it.

        If people believed the Wiccan definition of “witchcraft” I think it would be less dangerous. Wicca doesn’t perpetuate the notion of an evil and dangerous witch that must be exorcised. This is different than how witchcraft is seen in Christianity, Islam and in these rural places. It’s the idea that witchcraft is a clear threat that causes these problems.

        Now, I do think Wicca is superstitious and silly like any other religion – yes. And I think on that level it carries the same level of harm as religion in general – it’s never good to believe things based on no good evidence or have a false grasp on reality.

        But if the perception of witches in Africa were that they were just a bunch of harmless New Agers who like to have theatrical ceremonies and get handfasted, then people wouldn’t be getting killed.

        • Tainda

          I have the same feelings and experience on Wicca.

          Wicca is a gateway to atheism if you ask me.

          • GodlessPoutine

            Wicca had all the right ritualistic charm that appealed to my Catholic heart. I grew up with the Latin Mass… so the chalice and athame were comforting. But it was, as you say, a drifting point that I left for platonism, then pantheism, then atheism. Been a happy atheist ever since.

            • Lorinda Pike

              My reason for dabbling in that area was I wanted to figure out what I needed to do to be diametrically opposed to the fundie junk I was forced into as a child (as in “suffer not a witch to live”…). It was more of a statement than actual practice. I’m also very happy in my current unbelief.

              But wearing a pentacle home for the holidays is just so much fun!

              OT – I love your screen name. Except I could accept the worship of good poutine… yum.

          • monyNH

            It was for me! :)

          • Tyro

            It was for me

          • Mira

            I profoundly agree. That was my route to atheism.

        • Jeff See

          Thanks for the reply. I was just curious.

    • Nancy Shrew

      Something I’ve always wondered about witch hunts: If these “witches” were seriously able to cast spells, why would people fuck with them? Why would these witches allow themselves to be bound to a ducking stool, burnt alive, hanged, etc.?

    • Bob

      I think Wicca should be lumped in with the rest. It gives credance to the idea that magic works. I’m tired of atheists being nice about pagan nonsense just because they’re gay-friendly.

  • GCBill

    The reality of witchcraft (specifically the Imperius Curse) would explain this lack of critical thinking…

  • Dave
    • aaa

      Never apologize for posting this. It is appropriate everywhere.

  • http://www.holytape.etsy.com Holytape

    There is one spell that always works. “Aliquid faciendum vel non.”
    (Do something or not.)

    • Quintin van Zuijlen

      Actually “something must be done or not”.

      • 3lemenope

        Actually kinda up in the air. It’s a really fun translation problem.

        • Quintin van Zuijlen

          Hmm, yes, but no. There’s clearly agreement that the proper translation is passive rather than active.

          • 3lemenope

            Oh, you’re right. It’s been too long for the Latin for me. Too much rust.

    • Buckley

      “Do or Do Not, There is No Try” – Master Yoda

  • http://www.holytape.etsy.com Holytape

    It would be interesting to talk to these girls twenty years from now to see which are still drinking the KoolAid, and which aren’t.

    • Janet Holmes

      I expect it all depends on how much money they make.

  • flyb

    Utter stupidity is what sells advertising on television. Just look at stupid American TV shows like Jersey Shore or the Kardashians. These stupid girls are saying stupid things and doing stupid shit because it’s making them stupid money. Look at those smirks on their stupid faces. They know what they are doing.

  • The Other Weirdo

    Mental problems are not the sort of thing we should be making light of. I’m surprised Michael isn’t here to tell you that. Believing one is Buffy the Vampire Slayer, has superpowers and that the world is infested with demons will, I hope, in the future be treated with offers of help rather than trying to relate to them.

    By the way, everything sounds better in Latin.

    • Edmond

      Sure but being 17-and-dumb isn’t the same as having mental problems.

      • The Other Weirdo

        I disagree that this is a case of 17-and-dumb. But even if it were, surely somebody in their entourage doesn’t have that excuse. I suppose my wording wasn’t as exact as it should have been.

    • Machintelligence

      Actually a lot of curses sound better in German. I think it has to do with the guttural sounds. ;-)

      • The Other Weirdo

        Why am I not surprised?

  • El Bastardo

    Big Brother wasn’t on the Beeb, it started on C4 and moved to 5 in 2011.
    Sorry, what were we talking about?

  • guest

    This can all be summed up by a few lines from the movie Back to the Future.
    “They’re Idiots. It comes from upbringing. Their parents were probably idiots too.”

  • http://IAmDanMarshall.com/ Dan Marshall

    Oh man, Bob Larson is a hoot. I wrote a post about him last year. He’s been around for quite some time… I remember reading about him when I was a fundie in my youth (mid to late 90s). http://blog.iamdanmarshall.com/2012/10/25/gay-sex-demon-sounds-like-a-sick-metal-band/

  • Stephen DuMont

    magic is bad. except Jesus magic.

    • baal

      I always thought the reason the Church hated magicians is that they didn’t like the competition.

      • Jeff See

        They haven’t from ‘day one’! Ha! This thread got me thinking about the following story. It sets the example.

        Acts 16:16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:
        Acts 16:17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.
        Acts 16:18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.

        Not sure if they stuck around for the entire hour, or if she was a spectacle for an hour; or the means by which the demon was defecated, but this is one of the anchor stories for the belief behind the practice. They suffered persecution, of course, for taking the market owners betting profits away, (this stuff is always treated as though it’s as real as God in the Bible, I’ve noticed; see also Moses and the snake staff battle). This, in turn, serves to set the tone of persecution. By identifying with, and then vicariously sharing that persecution, it helps create the feel of validity. These women will face a certain level of rebuttal, every step of the way, from more rational folk. This will be given the same persecution gravity that Paul and company suffered in the story, (truly Biblical: whipped, imprisoned, shackled), and will serve to validate for them, their chosen path.

        They won’t stop until they’re out of money, (unlikely, there’s a sucker born every minute), or they quit believing it themselves, and then feel guilty for taking the money.

  • http://www.travismamone.net/ Travis Mamone

    Sounds like a new TV show!

  • Bitter Lizard

    I have a Soft Spot in My Heart for the Teen Exorcists

    That’s okay. They have a soft spot in their heads for everyone else. I wonder which one will be the next governor of Louisiana.

  • JWH

    Actually … I think “Teen Exorcists” would make for a fantastic Charlies’ Angels-type TV series.

    • TnkAgn

      Too close to “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” but the TV watching public might love it.

    • Vamp

      They actually did a Charlies’ angels type pose during the program, when the preacher was introducing them and talking about their karate skills.

      • JWH

        I think there’d be a market for a show about somebody who fights demons with martial-arts skills.

        Oh, wait …

  • Matthew Baker

    Shouldn’t the show be called ‘Teen Mountebanks’ if they don’t want to be accused of false advertising.

  • Cyanmoon1

    Maybe it’s just me, but that ‘possessed’ girl looks like she’s faking it. I’m not necessarily saying they’re all faking, just that it doesn’t look 100% genuine to me. Opinions?

    • midnight rambler

      Ya think?

      • Cyanmoon1

        Well, it actually looks extremely staged. But I know people can talk themselves into taking all kinds of shit seriously, and I guess I’m curious about the extent to which these kids actually believe in what they’re doing.
        I don’t know which I would feel was worse: for the adults in their lives to know it’s a crock but convince the girls that it’s for real, or for the adults in their lives to know it’s a crock and talk the girls into lying to everyone to get famous and make a bunch of money.

        • Matt D

          This is staged…it’s always staged, and the teens can either be part of the lie, or victims of it.

          So, either they are lied to, which tends to work well, as it makes their reactions to the actors playing “possessed” more genuine, especially to onlookers.

          Or, they are in on it. Which just means they are lying to take the money of people they see as gullible, something we are all aware occurs quite frequently in business.

          • midnight rambler

            Somewhat OT, but when I saw Marjoe, I ended up coming away with a different perspective on at least the small-time preacher-hustlers. To a large extent it’s a form of entertainment – like wrestling and Ozzy Osborne biting the head off a bat, whether it’s actually real or not is almost beside the point.

            I don’t know if the producers of the film intended it, but the contrast between Marjoe and his buddies having their typical 70′s hedonism at rock clubs and such, and the old folks tripping out in Jesus-y ecstasy and later saying that he was “much better than some of the other preachers who come through” (or rather, the similarities) made it pretty clear. The amount of money they gave was strictly based on how high he made them.

            • le ducktor

              marjoe wanted to become a stage star with a huge show with a homosexual theme that featured him rising out of a volcano and many dancers and amazing light show…
              he did an interview where he laid out his plans…

            • http://itsmyworldcanthasnotyours.blogspot.com/ wmdkitty

              In Ozzy’s defense, he thought it was a fake bat.

  • Tel

    I watched half the program. Couldn’t stand any more. I find it horrifying, and their father is despicable for grooming them for this. It’s so obvious that it’s not real, that they’re imitating without even knowing it, everything… and yet they don’t even know, just like I didn’t know back when I was into Christianity like that even last year, aged 15 (though I didn’t exactly do exorcisms).

    I hate to think what one of them would grow through if she deconverted.

    Also, I think the BBC did a good job. They let the girls be themselves, but they also didn’t shy away from intercutting “we don’t do showmanship” with several examples of showmanship from them right that evening, exposing the contradiction.

  • TnkAgn

    Oopsie, the movie’s been done already:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teenage_Exorcist

  • Matt D

    This must be how the Christians practice the art of Live Action Role Playing (LARP).

    • Tainda

      Lightning Bolt! Lightning Bolt!

      • 3lemenope

        For some reason, lightning bolts feel like beanie bags.

  • midnight rambler

    Duh – of course JK Rowling didn’t put actual spells into the Harry Potter books. She’s not going to give away all the secrets of her witchcraft!

  • Erin Curtice

    If they were Ray Comfort, Kirk Cameron and Kent Hovind, would you have the same soft spot?

    I don’t think so. They are young, pretty, personable… and completely deluded/ignorant/fearmongering individuals.

    I detest them.

    • islandbrewer

      Young.

      Forget the pretty or personable, they’re teens. I’d have a soft spot if they were ugly, anti-social teens (probably even more of a soft spot, really). They’ve spent their formative years (which is all of them) soaking in this religious nonsense. Ray, Kirk and Kent are old enough to know better. I’m willing to forgive them naiveté and ignorance of youth.

      • Hat Stealer

        I am not. They are at a point where they are responsible for their own actions. And their own actions are reprehensible. They have gone above and beyond the usual evils of Christianity, and are now spreading harm and fear completely of their own accord. They are worthy of nothing but contempt at this point.

  • Steve UK

    Big Brother was on Channel 4, now on C5, not that it makes any difference, BBC 3 is a minority channel, so basically one man and his dog, don’t think they’d be daft enough to put this crap on 1 or 2. To be honest, haven’t seen it but I do know they are what we call in the UK, looney tunes, a sandwich short of a picnic, the list goes on!

  • badgerchild

    Your heart is about fifteen inches below that soft spot ;)

  • Bill M

    So Harry Potter has real spells? So does D&D I presume.

    Check out Spellcasting 101 at The Escapist

    [url]http://www.theescapist.com/spells/[/url]

  • LesterBallard

    I use to think Larson was just batshit crazy, though entertaining. Using these young attractive women is just fucking creepy.

    • Sly Cotto

      Extremely fucking creepy… and it wouldn’t surprise me of he was sexually abusing one of them, if not all.
      Very cultish.

      • LesterBallard

        One of them is his daughter; very Biblical.

  • Paul Reed

    Ok, how is exorcism not magic…?

    • Nancy Shrew

      Because Jesus.

    • http://itsmyworldcanthasnotyours.blogspot.com/ wmdkitty

      I guess because it’s a Jesus-flavored banishing ritual, it’s okay?

  • GubbaBumpkin

    OMG! The one on the left is holding her cross with her LEFT HAND! She must be possessed.

  • le ducktor

    total insanity and beneath contempt… fuck BBC for this inane shit…

  • anon 101
  • sailor

    I think BBC works better as radio. I listen a lot and have never heard crap like that.

  • Pete

    This is disturbing. I went through an exorcism at 18. I found out several years later it was nothing to do with “demons”. I think because I mentioned I’m gay this all went down. BTW, this was in the early ’70s here in the UK.

  • Belaam

    Man… I would LOVE to use some of these videos while teaching The Crucible. Sadly, I suspect that would do bad things to my employment.

  • Paul Reed

    I watched this on BBC iPlayer, and I noted a few things, for what it’s worth:

    It seemed to me that Bob Larson is encouraging the girls to go into the “family business” to try to protect them from things like sex and alcohol.

    When they had an event in Ukraine, it struck me as strange that the exorcists needed a translator in order to communicate with the demon. Surely a powerful spirit being would be able to communicate directly with them in their own language. Obviously, the Ukranian man himself was the source of the “demonic utterances”.

    At one point, Bob Larson is asked about the monetary benefits of his “services”. He replies: “People will pay thousands of dollars to go to drug rehab, or to pay psychiatrists, but there’s this idea that spirituality needs to be for free.”

    Apart from the fact that rehab and psychiatry are accepted science, I couldn’t help thinking: How much did Jesus charge?

    One of the girl’s mothers gushes over how proud she is: “Whether you believe in what they do or not, they are committed, and they stand by what they believe.”

    Would she say the same thing if her daughter was a hindu, or wiccan, etc?

    One woman says she ate a cursed pie and felt weird. This story was unclear, but the things she says she felt could have been due to food-poisoning, or even drugs. However, she was adamant that it was black magic because the guy who gave her pie said so.

    She was “troubled” and desperate to get “help”, but had no obvious problems or symptoms that I could see. Nevertheless she visited the Teen Exorcists who, after a brief chat, went into exorcism mode. And nothing happened. They were all kind of disappointed, and despite reassurance the woman left thinking she’s still cursed.

    Brynne Larson was bought up in creationism but says she also studied Intelligent Design and evolution, and read On The Origin of Species. At some point when she was younger, she says, she questioned her faith, but did an “in-depth study” of the Bible as well as atheist and apologetics books, and now “knows the answer” to the questions she had…

    You’ve got to wonder how much of an influence her father had on that “study”.

    A lot of the girls’ seemingly unrehearsed remarks sound suspiciously practised, as though they’re repeating things they’ve heard from the pulpit.

    As mentioned in the post, they say Harry Potter books are witchcraft, horoscopes are witchcraft, etc. They’re also appalled to see flyers for a “teenage psychic development circle” and a clairvoyance evening, and fail to see the irony…

    At the final event in London, a woman called Beth does the whole “possessed” thing with a demon voice, but it looked a little too much like play-acting to me. Even one of the other attendees said it looked kind of fake.

  • Smiles

    I feel for them, because they are pawns… A celebrity preacher, trains a crew of teenage girls. They also don’t receive any outside education (apparently). In a few years, I would not be surprised to see at least one of them leave the faith and write a book…because celebrity is all she knows. It really is sad.

  • Kimpatsu

    “I’m choosing to ignore the fact that there have been 14 series of Big Brother.”

    BB was on C4 for most of its run, and is no on C5. No BBC involvement.

  • busterggi

    Even if I were thirty years younger all their god blather would prevent me from having a hard spot below my heart over them.

  • S

    You might have a soft spot, Friendly Atheist. But I’ve got a hard spot for them.

  • Rain

    I call baloney. Benny Hinn and Sylvia Browne can talk up some good baloney too. Obviously the girls read Macbeth and wanted to make some easy cash.

  • A3Kr0n

    They look like mini Stepford Wives.

  • the moother

    These girls are using magic to fight magic… true story.

  • guest

    The BBC is not responsible for Big Brother, that started on Channel 4 and is now on Channel 5.

    BBC Three is the BBC’s ‘yoof’ channel and tends to carry programs that are more sensationalist and less serious than the other Beeb channels.

    I watched this, of course. It’s hard not to like the girls, they were so pretty and smiley and adorkable, even when they were claiming that England is the land of witchcraft and London is a satanic hotspot.

    There was an element of exploitation to it, and I felt sorry for this young girl, Sophie, who came to them for an exorcism and was disappointed in the results. She didn’t feel healed. She believed she was under a black magic spell, but because she was hearing loud voices shouting in her head and she felt like her flesh was rotting, I think she was schizophrenic (but I’m not an expet). I was a bit annoyed that the program-maker didn’t ask her if she’d been to her GP. The exorcists claimed to screen everyone they saw for psychiatric disorders, but from what we saw, that consisted of asking ‘are you currently under the care of a psychologist?’

    There was another lady, Beth, who sounded like she was either depressed or suffering from hypothryroidism- she was staying in bed all the time, constantly tired. She started raving and screaming at the exorcism session, and afterwards she had a big smile on her face. So it seemed to work for her at least, though how long the effects last, we won’t know.

    The girls seemed nice enough but I find it hard to believe that they really believe what they’re saying. It’s clearly a sweet gig moneywise- it pays for Brynne’s horses and a big house in the states. It didn’t convince me of the supernatural. It seemed a lot like a hypnotists show, with suggestable people acting out the role of ‘demon-possessed’.

  • Jeremy Higgens

    Do they really believe anything they are saying, or are they just playing the entertainer hoping to make it big like their daddy never did?