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Arizona Teenagers Aim to Exorcise Harry Potter Demons on the BBC

Get ready, Great Britain. A trio of teenagers from Arizona are coming to save you with a very particular set of skills; skills they have acquired by practicing karate and studying the bible.

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A new BBC documentary entitled Teen Exorcists is putting the spotlight on a trio of young women from the Phoenix Metro area. Brynne Larson and sisters Tess and Savannah Scherkenback are three seemingly normal girls who, after earning their black belts in martial arts, have decided to take their game to the next level by "fight[ing] against the powers of darkness."

To prepare themselves for this righteous calling, the girls received spiritual training from Larson's father, reverend Bob Larson of the Spiritual Church of Phoenix. He's a self-proclaimed exorcist professional who claims to have performed over 1,500 exorcisms at $200 a pop. (He even offers an online demon test on his website.)

Believing that the sins of the world are country-specific, these pious Power Puff Girls have begun traveling around the globe to eradicate unholy evils, which include the demons living in the United Kingdom that were obviously spawned from Harry Potter books.

As Tess Scherkenback told the BBC that "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."

Overreacting to the magical content of the Harry Potter series? Isn't that so 1998?

Nevertheless these home-schooled "freedom fighters" will make their televised debut September 21 on the BBC. You can check out the sisterhood of the traveling crazy pants on their website.

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