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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
10 Seasons, 146 Episodes
September 23, 2011
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The Dead Files Full Episode Guide

  • 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.

  • A house in Lake City, Fla., is examined by Steve and Amy. Among their findings is that the client's mom was murdered there by a family member. Later, Amy faces what she thinks to be an entity that can persuade the living to commit violent acts.

  • A deathly ill woman says that aggressive paranormal activity is taring her family apart in Youngstown, Ohio. Once they show up, Steve examines a gruesome mob hit's link to the property; and Amy stumbles across a strong negative energy.

  • Amy and Steve examine paranormal activity contributing to a mom and her daughter's emotions.

  • Steve and Amy examine frightening paranormal activity at a family's house in Tennessee.

  • Steve and Amy examine what they figure to be dangerously disturbing paranormal activity at a family house in Gates, N.C.

  • Steve and Amy investigate paranormal activity at a home in East Flat Rock, NC. During their investigation, Amy crosses paths with several dangerous entities capable of possessing vulnerable people with tragic and deadly results.

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