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The Dead Files is a paranormal show created by the Travel Channel. It focuses on investigating haunted locations across the United States. There are several factors that make The Dead Files an interesting show to start watching. The investigators bring unique skills to the show. Steve DiSchiavi is a homicide detective who retired from the New York City Police Department after working with them for more than 21 years. Amy Allan is a physical medium who specializes in communicating with the dead. Steve uses the experiences he had and the skills he learned while he was on the NYPD so he can interview people, search each haunted property, and conduct other research. Amy uses her ability to communicate with the dead in order to find out similar information.

The Dead Files also has a unique kind of investigation. There isn't an entire group of people moving from room to room asking unseen entities questions, for example. They also don't arrive together, nor do they sit alone in different rooms. During an investigation on The Dead Files, the investigators don't work together; instead, they work separately. Their individual findings are also kept secret from each other. This is done to make sure one investigator's findings don't affect the other investigator's findings.

Each episode alternates between each investigator's separate search. An episode begins with Amy walking through the haunted location. She uses this time to contact any spirits haunting the location; however, before she does this, her husband and assistant, Matt, removes any items that could affect her communication. This includes personal items, such as photos. Her walkthrough is intercut with scenes of Steve's investigation. He's shown researching the location's history and interviewing anyone who has witnessed the paranormal phenomena. This includes the current owner or owners, any previous owners, and any other witnesses. Sometimes, Amy works with a sketch artist to find out what the spirits or other paranormal entities look like. At the end of each episode, they meet with the property owner or owners. During this meeting, they discuss what they learned during each investigation.

The Dead Files is an interesting show to start watching. The investigators, Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan, do a good job at combining their differing backgrounds and skills to find out what's really going on in each case. How the investigations are done and the structure of the episodes also make this show different.

Friday 10:00 PM et/pt on Travel Channel
11 Seasons, 155 Episodes
September 23, 2011
Reality
6.7/10
Cast: Amy Allan, Steve DiSchiavi, Matthew Anderson
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The Dead Files Full Episode Guide

  • Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan travel to Evans, Georgia, to investigate a shattered family's claim that paranormal activity led to the premature death of their 41-year-old son. While Steve's investigation of the property reveals a shocking past filled with slavery and murder, Amy encounters a dead child who's capable of inflicting physical pain on the living.

  • Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan travel to Hardinsburg, Indiana, to investigate claims of vicious paranormal activity affecting a family who fear for the safety of their sick father. While Steve's investigation reveals a fanatical preacher who led an armed revolt against his own church, Amy encounters a twisted entity whose mission is to trap the souls of the deceased.

  • Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan travel to Dumfries, VA, to investigate activity that's tormenting volunteers and visitors at a historic museum. During the investigation, Amy encounters a female spirit wishing to harm the living.

  • Steve and Amy travel to Chicago to investigate paranormal activity terrorizing the employees and customers at a tattoo parlor. During the investigation, Amy encounters two dangerous entities who like to watch the living.

  • Steve and Amy investigate paranormal disturbances keeping customers awake at an historic bed and breakfast, including a translucent entity stalking the living from within the building's walls.

  • Steve and Amy investigate violent paranormal activity at a family home in the small town of Kearney, Missouri. During the harrowing investigation, Amy encounters a dead woman capable of physically assaulting the living.

  • Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan travel to Chicago to investigate paranormal activity terrorizing the employees and customers at funeral home turned tattoo parlor. While Steve's investigation reveals a shocking past involving the mysterious death of the original owner's wife, Amy encounters two dangerous entities who like watching, and sometimes interacting, with the living.

  • Investigating paranormal disturbances keeping customers awake at a historic bed and breakfast in Brumley, Mo.; a surprising past involving medicine and religion, including a horrific murder-suicide; Amy encounters several translucent entities.

  • Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan check out violent paranormal activity at a family house in the little town of Kearney, Mo.

  • Steve and Amy investigate claims of terrifying paranormal activity at a Sedona, Arizona, restaurant. During their intense investigation, Steve examines an unsolved murder case as well as the devastating fate of the local Native Americans, while Amy encounters frightening, unpredictable entities at every turn during her nighttime walk through the property.

  • Steve and Amy look into paranormal activity at a famous estate in Medina, New York.

  • Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan visit Kaufman, Texas, to assist a family being torn apart by negative paranormal activity.

  • Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan examine a harmful poltergeist attacking a whole family in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

  • Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan examine paranormal happenings overwhelming a family in rural Spartanburg, South Carolina.

  • Steve DiSchiavi and Amy Allan look into a harmful poltergeist terrorizing a family in Magna, Utah.

  • Investigating paranormal activity threatening a bar in Paso Robles, Calif.; evidence of a vigilante group helmed by a former landowner; entities capable of causing physical harm to the living.

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