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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
16 Seasons, 226 Episodes
September 23, 2011
Reality
6.8/10
Cast: Amy Allan, Steve DiSchiavi, Matthew Anderson
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  • Steve and Amy travel to Ohio to help a former MMA fighter being attacked by a shadowy entity she can't fight. They then head to a Wisconsin horse farm to confront dark and powerful forces threatening the family who lives there.

  • Steve and Amy investigate claims of demonic activity at a Pittsburgh tattoo parlor. They then head to Highland Park, Illinois, where ominous shadow figures and a terrifying monster has made a family's new home hell on Earth.

  • Steve and Amy investigate violent paranormal activity at a New Orleans restaurant. They then travel to Springfield, Ohio, where a woman and her family fear she has been possessed by a demonic presence.

  • Steve and Amy investigate a Wisconsin family's claims of demonic activity. They then help a team of ghost hunters who believe a dark and violent entity followed them home from a recent investigation in Colorado.

  • Steve and Amy travel to Indianapolis, where a couple claims dark forces are wreaking havoc on their lives. They fear the house intends to kill them to prevent them from providing a safe and loving home to their two young granddaughters.

  • Steve and Amy travel to Wakefield, Massachusetts, where a young mother fears a gateway to the afterlife has brought unwanted guests into her grandmother's home. With the activity getting worse by the day, it's only a matter of time before someone is hurt.

  • Steve and Amy travel to Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, where a single mother claims the dead are attacking her three children. The activity is getting more dangerous by the day, and she's worried if it can't be stopped someone is going to die.

  • Steve and Amy travel to Toledo, Ohio, where a family faces a daily onslaught of aggressive paranormal activity. Steve uncovers a grisly string of murders committed near the property, while Amy encounters a twisted spirit intent on harming the living.

  • Steve and Amy head down to the Florida Everglades to meet with a Reiki master who claims her family is being torn apart by violent paranormal attacks. She's worried if Steve and Amy can't help, someone is going to wind up hurt -- or even dead.

  • Amy and Steve visit a horse farm in Hartford, Wisconsin that is threatened by dark forces.

  • Amy and Steve head to Lynchburg to help a former MMA fighter; Amy meets a spider woman who wants to latch on to a living person.

  • Amy and Steve meet a family who claims life in their new home has been hell on Earth. Steve learns of a murder, while Amy encounters a praying man that morphs into a terrifying monster.

  • Amy and Steve visit Pittsburgh to look into the paranormal activity at a tattoo parlor.

  • Steve and Amy travel to Springfield, Ohio, where a woman is losing control of her temper and personality. Her family fears she may be possessed, and she's worried something in the house is trying to kill her.

  • Amy and Steve investigate the paranormal activity at a restaurant in New Orleans.

  • Steve and Amy travel to Colorado Springs, CO to aid a team of paranormal investigators who fear they brought violent activity home from one of their investigations. Both women have reached a boiling point and need answers before things turn deadly.

  • Steve and Amy travel to New London, Wisconsin, where a family is on the brink of destruction due to powerful paranormal activity. The parents fear one of their children may have summoned a demonic entity through a spirit board.

  • Steve and Amy travel to Jefferson City, MO, where a family has had to abandon their new home in order to escape the intense paranormal activity inside of it. Even worse they're worried their young daughter has been possessed by one of the dark entities.

  • Steve and Amy travel to Blue Springs, MO, where a mother fears for the safety of her children as unseen forces torment them on a daily basis. During their separate investigations, Steve discovers the property was the scene of a gruesome murder-suicide.

  • Steve and Amy travel to Gatesville, Texas, where a couple is being tormented by demonic entities hell-bent on destroying their home and their grandchildren; and during their separate investigations, Steve uncovers the dark and sordid history of a boys reformatory.

  • Steve and Amy investigate a frightened woman's claims that decades of paranormal activity in her Tonawanda, NY, home have now become dangerously violent. During their separate investigations, Steve uncovers the story of a twisted teenager.

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