The Holzer Files

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  • TV-PG
  • 2019
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.3  (778)

The Holzer Files is a paranormal investigation series that premiered on the Travel Channel in 2019. The show is based on the case files of renowned paranormal investigator, Dr. Hans Holzer, and features a team of researchers and paranormal experts as they revisit his most famous cases to uncover new evidence and reexamine old theories.

The investigative team is composed of Shane Pittman, Jeffrey Trzepkowski, and Cindy Kaza, who all bring unique perspectives to the investigation. Shane is a filmmaker and former skeptic who is fascinated by the paranormal, Jeffrey is a researcher and historian who is well-versed in Hans Holzer's work, and Cindy is a psychic medium who can communicate with the other side.

Throughout the series, the team travels to locations that were investigated by Holzer in the past, such as the Amityville Horror house and the Eastern State Penitentiary. Using Holzer's case files as a guide, they conduct interviews with eyewitnesses, analyze historical records, and use state-of-the-art paranormal investigation tools to capture evidence of the supernatural.

One of the strengths of The Holzer Files is its emphasis on using both old and new techniques to investigate the paranormal. The team re-creates Holzer's original investigations, such as séances and spirit boards, while also using modern equipment like thermal cameras and EMF meters to gather data. This approach allows them to not only corroborate Holzer's findings but to also build on them with new evidence.

The team's dynamic is another highlight of the show. Despite coming from different backgrounds, they work seamlessly together, each bringing their own skills and knowledge to the investigation. Shane's skepticism provides a balance to Cindy's mediumship, while Jeffrey's research adds a historical context to the investigation.

In addition to the investigations themselves, the show also explores the life and work of Hans Holzer. Through interviews with Holzer's daughter, Alexandra, and footage of the investigator himself, viewers gain insight into his methodology and his passion for the paranormal. The show also highlights some of Holzer's lesser-known cases, showcasing the breadth of his work beyond the more famous investigations like the Amityville Horror.

Overall, The Holzer Files is an engaging and well-produced paranormal investigation series that effectively pays tribute to the work of Hans Holzer while also expanding on it. The investigations are compelling, the team's dynamic is engaging, and the show's approach to using different techniques and technologies adds a fresh perspective to the genre. Fans of paranormal investigations will find much to enjoy in this series.

The Holzer Files is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (25 episodes). The series first aired on October 3, 2019.

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Devil In The Rock
14. Devil In The Rock
May 15, 2021
The team ventures to the Massachusetts coast to follow up on Hans Holzer's 1964 investigation of the Bates Ship Chandlery. As they delve deep into the property's past, they uncover a chilling undercurrent of darkness anchored in the rocky shores.
Dead Calm
13. Dead Calm
May 8, 2021
The team embarks on an investigation unlike any other aboard the completely empty and notoriously haunted Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA. They discover an unsettling presence Hans confronted in 1976 has risen to the surface, and it just may pull them under.
Don't Send Them to Heaven
12. Don't Send Them to Heaven
May 1, 2021
In 1968, Hans fled an unassuming farmhouse out of fear of possession at the hands of a powerful entity. Reports of the current owner's paranormal encounters sends the team to Waterford, Maine, to confront the dark presence haunting the historic home.
Ancient Evil
11. Ancient Evil
April 24, 2021
Hans visited Mystery Hill countless times throughout his storied career, yet he refused to discuss the dark truths buried on the site. The team ventures to New Hampshire to find out why he insisted on keeping his family far away from the haunted hilltop.
The Ghost That Got Away
10. The Ghost That Got Away
April 17, 2021
The team reopens a case that eluded Hans for decades as they unlock the iron gates of a Virginia mansion for its first-ever paranormal investigation. They seek out the spirit of a young woman said to roam the grounds, weeping for her lost love.
Ties That Burn
9. Ties That Burn
April 10, 2021
In 1976, Hans helped the spirit of a grieving widow pass over, bringing peace to a terrified family -- until the alarming paranormal activity returned. The team heads to the quiet coastal town of Port Clyde, Maine, to investigate the resurgent haunting.
Forever Home
8. Forever Home
December 17, 2020
In 1969, Jaqueline Emery called Dr. Holzer out to investigate her home in Sykesville, Maryland, also known as the Howard Lodge, a Georgian mansion from the 1700s.
Devil in the Rock
7. Devil in the Rock
December 10, 2020
The team ventures to the Massachusetts coast to follow up on Hans Holzer's 1964 investigation of the Bates Ship Chandlery. As they delve deep into the property's past, they uncover a chilling undercurrent of darkness anchored in the rocky shores.
Blood in the Water
6. Blood in the Water
December 3, 2020
Dave, Cindy and Shane head to Staten Island to re-investigate Hans Holzer's terrifying case at the Conference House, infamous for a grisly murder and a last minute meeting that failed to stop the American Revolution.
Edge of the Veil
5. Edge of the Veil
November 26, 2020
Hans Holzer had a lifelong obsession with Rockland County, NY, the site of his first case. Half a century later, the team attempts to decode the region's rampant paranormal activity. Does it stem from a revolutionary past or something far more sinister?
Final Word
4. Final Word
November 19, 2020
Between 1960 and 1975, Hans conducted several investigations of Franklin Castle, one of America's most haunted houses. Strangely, he refused to publish his findings. The team travels to Ohio to uncover why he intentionally buried the mysterious case.
Death to Tyrants
3. Death to Tyrants
November 12, 2020
The team unearths Hans Holzer's long-hidden case file of the Surratt Tavern, the infamous first stop of John Wilkes Booth after assassinating Abraham Lincoln in 1865. They seek to uncover the true identities of the dark souls haunting the property.
Tell Me No Lies
2. Tell Me No Lies
November 5, 2020
Hans Holzer believed a sensational tale of heartache and murder hid the real story behind one of his most famous cases. The team heads to New York City's Old Merchant's House to uncover the terrifying truth of this Victorian-age haunting.
Phantom Hand
1. Phantom Hand
October 29, 2020
In 1963, a terrified Cleveland family called in ghost hunter Hans Holzer after witnessing a phantom hand pry up nails and open a trap door. The team heads to Ohio, where disturbing clues lead them to the surprising source of the ghastly haunting.
Where to Watch The Holzer Files
The Holzer Files is available for streaming on the Travel Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Holzer Files on demand at Max, Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, Travel Channel, FuboTV, Sling, Google Play, Apple TV and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 3, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (778)