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The Dead Files
Directed byRob Traegler
StarringAmy Allan
Steve Dischiavi
Matthew Anderson
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes57 (List of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Jim Casey
Rob Rosen
David E. Gerber
(co-executives Ross Kaiman
Producer(s)Joseph Bradley, Angela Root, Brian Kniffel, Rob Mancini, Tracy Weatherby, Cameron Dieterich
(line prod.) Carrie Paul
(story prod.)Oliver Becker, Phil Abatecola, Tyler Jenkins,
Editor(s)Jason Kothmann, Stephen Carr, Vasan Insixiengmay, Patrick Reilly, Michele Gitomer
Location(s)United States
CinematographyRob Toth
Camera setupMultiple
Running time45 minutes
Production company(s)Painless Entertainment, Inc.
DistributorTravel Channel
Original channelTravel Channel
Original runSeptember 23, 2011 (2011-09-23) – present
Related showsParanormal Cops
External links
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The Dead Files
Directed byRob Traegler
StarringAmy Allan
Steve Dischiavi
Matthew Anderson
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes57 (List of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Jim Casey
Rob Rosen
David E. Gerber
(co-executives Ross Kaiman
Producer(s)Joseph Bradley, Angela Root, Brian Kniffel, Rob Mancini, Tracy Weatherby, Cameron Dieterich
(line prod.) Carrie Paul
(story prod.)Oliver Becker, Phil Abatecola, Tyler Jenkins,
Editor(s)Jason Kothmann, Stephen Carr, Vasan Insixiengmay, Patrick Reilly, Michele Gitomer
Location(s)United States
CinematographyRob Toth
Camera setupMultiple
Running time45 minutes
Production company(s)Painless Entertainment, Inc.
DistributorTravel Channel
Original channelTravel Channel
Original runSeptember 23, 2011 (2011-09-23) – present
Related showsParanormal Cops
External links

The Dead Files is an American paranormal television series that premiered on September 23, 2011, on the Travel Channel. The program features psychic medium Amy Allan and former NYPD homicide detective Steve DiSchiavi as they investigate locations that are reported to be haunted. The show initially airs new episodes on Fridays at 10:00 pm EST.


Partners Amy Allan and Steve DiSchiavi investigate purportedly haunted locations to provide proof of paranormal activity. The partners each explore the case individually and then meet at the end of the episode to compare their findings with one another as well as to the occupant of the location.


  1. Location
  2. "Amy's Arrival" (walkthrough)
  3. "12 Hours Earlier" (Steve's arrival)
  4. Rooms/Floors (Amy's investigation)
  5. Interviewees (names)
  6. Research (Steve's investigation)
  7. "The Sketch"
  8. "The Reveal"

Each episode begins with Amy's initial walkthrough of the investigation site. Amy's assistant, Matt (her former husband), visits the location prior to her arrival and removes anything that might distract or influence Amy during her "channeling" session. (Items such as family pictures, trinkets, or personal effects.) In her walkthrough, Amy appears to communicate with ghosts and spirits and gather information to be used throughout the course of the episode. This walkthrough is intercut with footage of Steve gathering facts by researching the history of the location and interviewing witness who claim to have experienced paranormal phenomena. Amy will occasionally collaborate with a sketch artist to describe the entities she claims to have channeled during her walkthrough. In the episode's climax, Amy and Steve collectively meet with their client for the reveal of evidence.

Opening introduction:

[Amy]: My name is Amy Allan. I see dead people. I speak to dead people. And they speak to me. But there's only one way to know if my findings are real. I rely on my partner.

[Steve]: I'm Steve DiSchiavi. I'm a retired New York city homicide detective. And I know every person, every house, has secrets. It's my job to reveal them.

[Amy]: But Steve and I never speak.

[Steve]: We never communicate during an investigation.

[Amy]: Until the very end.

[Steve]: Then we uncover that it's safe for you to stay...

[Amy]: ... Or time to get out.

Warning message:

The following program contains material that may be disturbing to some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.

Sometimes they also show a written statement that any evidence gathered during the show is inadmissible in a Court of Law.

Cast and crew[edit]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedDVD and BD release date
Season premiereSeason finaleRegion 1
122September 23, 2011 (2011-09-23)August 17, 2012 (2012-08-17)September 4, 2012 (2012-09-04)
236November 2, 2012 (2012-11-02)July 12, 2013 (2013-07-12)N/A
315[1]November 1, 2013 (2013-11-01)N/AN/A


Season 1 (2011)[edit]

Ep.#TitleLocationOriginal Airdate
1.1"Evil in Erieville, NY"Farmhouse on Erieville Road, Erieville, New YorkSeptember 23, 2011 (2011-09-23)
In the series premiere, psychic Amy Allan and former police detective Steve Dischiavi work together on a paranormal case at a circa 1790 barn and farmhouse in Erieville, New York where a mother poisoned her husband and three children in the early 20th century. 
1.2"The Devil Made Me Do It"Plan B Restaurant, Asbury Park, New JerseySeptember 30, 2011 (2011-09-30)
Amy and Steve visit a haunted restaurant to investigate claims that an evil entity is harassing the staff. Steve finds out that a brutal murder took place here when it was an antique shop in 1997. Amy claims that a demon is wreaking havoc in the basement.[1] 
1.3"Terror In The Shadows"Privately owned farmhouse, Acampo, CaliforniaOctober 7, 2011 (2011-10-07)
The children of an older woman who lives alone in a 70-year-old farmhouse in a small town ask Amy and Steve to help their mother with alleged dark shadow figures they believe are evil spirits who tormented them while growing up. 
1.4"Death and Dolls"Private home, Cramerton, North CarolinaOctober 14, 2011 (2011-10-14)
Amy and Steve travel to a private home the owner calls her "House of Dolls" in North Carolina to look into claims that the 2,000 dolls within its walls are possessed by spirits of the dead who are contacting her 9-year-old daughter. 
1.5"The White Widow"Private home, New Orleans, LouisianaOctober 21, 2011 (2011-10-21)
Amy and Steve head to the Big Easy to investigate an urban legend of a Creole woman, a widow named Louisa Clay who supposedly hanged herself in the attic in 1888. Her ghost is suppoedly seen in a white dress haunting a single mother and her young son in their 200-year-old house. 
1.6"Hotel Hell"Don Vicente De Ybor Historic Inn, Ybor City, FloridaOctober 28, 2011 (2011-10-28)
Amy and Steve look into paranormal claims of an apparition of a small Hispanic woman seen in Room 305 and in the basement by guests and employees at the Don Vicente De Ybor, an historic hotel that was originally a hospital in the once organized crime town of Ybor City. Amy and Steve claim Jose Louis Avellanal was a man who pretended he was a doctor by experimenting with the dead and is haunting the location.[2] 
1.7"Am I Crazy?"Gibson House (private home), Great Falls, MontanaNovember 4, 2011 (2011-11-04)
Amy and Steve investigate a house built in 1890 that belonged to Paris Gibson, the founder of the town and look into paranormal claims that the ghost of a murdered woman believed to be his wife Valeria is said to haunt a mother and her 6-year-old daughter in the former home where she died. 
1.8"Killed By The Klan"Shotgun House (private home), Key West, FloridaNovember 11, 2011 (2011-11-11)
A woman thinks her partner, a salvage worker who says he sees ghosts is bringing evil spirits into their Key West "shotgun house" (former cigar factory worker home) on Whitehead Street. Amy and Steve say the house is associated with a man called "The Islander" who was tortured here in the 1920s. 
1.9"Special Investigation: Alcatraz"Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, CaliforniaMarch 9, 2012 (2012-03-09)
Steve visits Alcatraz Island with a man who claims to have been attacked while in Cell 14 on D Block in the former prison by an unknown evil entity when he was a 13-year-old boy 38 years ago. Meanwhile Amy takes a psychic tour in the same areas visitors say they had had ghostly encounters with former inmates. They investigate the many myths and legends of Alcatraz from reports of paranormal activity to demonic possessions.[3] 
1.10"Special Investigation: Lizzie Borden House"Lizzie Borden House, Fall River, MassachusettsApril 20, 2012 (2012-04-20)
Amy and Steve investigate recent reports of attacks and apparitions at the Lizzie Borden House bed and breakfast. Steve visits the house to interview the owner, employees and former guests about their past experiences. Meanwhile, Amy takes a tour of the house and claims to see the ghost of Lizzie Borden. Steve finds out more about a possible alibi to the infamous hatchet murders that occurred here in 1892. 
1.11"Scandal in the South"Private home, Cartersville, GeorgiaApril 27, 2012 (2012-04-27)
Amy and Steve investigate alleged paranormal activity at a haunted historic home in Cartersville where a mother says she sees apparitions, hears giggling kids and a woman crying, and has personal belongings go missing. The owners believe there's an "evil room" in the house with the spirit of a police chief who used to lynch African-American men on the back porch during Prohibition
1.12"Fear at the Family Tree"Leslie's Family Tree Restaurant, Santaquin, UtahMay 4, 2012 (2012-05-04)
Steve and Amy investigate reports of paranormal activity at a family-owned eatery that used to be an old saloon, a dance hall and a post office in the small town of Santaquin where the owner and employees say they are seeing ghosts, hearing strange noises and having electrical problems. They believe the ghosts of four children who drowned in the town's flood control channels that ran behind the restaurant in the early 1950s are causing the hauntings. 
1.13"A Watery Grave"Nell Cropsey House, Elizabeth City, North CarolinaMay 11, 2012 (2012-05-11)
Amy and Steve investigate reports of paranormal activity at a historic house in Elizabeth City, where a grad student claims to be terrorized by a desperate ghost in his childhood home. They also reveal the unsolved murder of Nell Cropsey, the former resident who disappeared; her body was found by a river near the house in 1901. 
1.14"Final Curtain Call"Slocum House Theater, Vancouver, WashingtonMay 18, 2012 (2012-05-18)
Amy and Steve descend upon Slocum House Theater, the oldest community theater in town of Vancouver, Washington to investigate reports of goings-on of mischievous ghost children who like to play with the stage lights during a performance. Amy and Steve say that the ghost of Esther Slocum inhabits the theater, especially when children visitors are present. 
1.15"Deadly Attraction"Private home, Wichita, KansasMay 25, 2012 (2012-05-25)
Amy and Steve travel to Wichita to investigate claims of paranormal activity in a house where a grandmother is afraid her grandchildren will be harmed by evil spirits. Amy claims she finds many disturbing entities including a prostitute who was killed in a shoot-out and children who were burned in a fire. Steve says his research reveals the house sits in the middle of what was once the bloody neighborhood of Delano Township where it was a red-light district during the wild west
1.16"Pandora's Box"Private home, Blackshear, GeorgiaJune 1, 2012 (2012-06-01)
Amy and Steve investigate reports of paranormal activity from a frightened family who believe their 100-year-old home in Blackshear, Georgia is haunted by an evil entity. 
1.17"Surrounded"Private home, Cedar Park, TexasJune 8, 2012 (2012-06-08)
Amy and Steve investigate reports of paranormal activity at an old homestead in Texas. Sightings of hooded figures in long white robes are believed to be the KKK. Also it is discovered Samuel Chelton Inman who was a deacon of the first church here in 1844 killed a man on the property. 
1.18"Blood and Gold"Mackay Mansion, Virginia City, NevadaJune 15, 2012 (2012-06-15)
Amy and Steve investigate reports of paranormal activity at Mackay Mansion, a miners museum in an old Nevada mining town. Steve investigates the history of the murder of Julia Bulette, a famous prostitute and the ghost of Louise Mackay at the mansion, while Amy says she encounters several disturbing entities including John Millain, the French drifter who killed Julia still residing there. 
1.19"A Widow's Rage"Plantation house, Uriah, AlabamaJune 22, 2012 (2012-06-22)
Steve and Amy investigate reports of paranormal encounters in an old Civil War-era plantation house where the owner thinks her life is in danger from being physically attacked by an evil spirit of a man who also resides there. Through research, Steve learns that the house was built by William "Dock" King in the early 1860s and was moved in the 1960s by different owners from "Packers Bend" on the Alabama River in Clark County to its current location. And most of the King family members died of yellow fever in the house. 
1.20"Death Sentence"New Mexico State Penitentiary, Santa Fe, New MexicoJune 29, 2012 (2012-06-29)
Steve and Amy investigate New Mexico State Penitentiary, the site of the prison riot. Steve interviews an actress who filmed a movie there and claims to have been locked in a cell by a shadow man. Amy claims to she meet a murderous evil spirit she calls the "Shadow Devil". 
1.21"Starvation Heights"Private home and Abandoned house, Olalla, WashingtonJuly 6, 2012 (2012-07-06)
Steve and Amy investigate reports of paranormal activity from frightened teenager who believes his family is in danger in his newly built house. He also thinks he's opened up a portal for evil spirits when he and his friends performed 17 séances at his former home next door. Steve and Amy say that Dr. Linda Burfield Hazzard had lived here a century ago when the area was known as "Starvation Heights" due to an allegedly cruel fasting treatment. 
1.22"Arctic Wrath"Circle Hot Springs Hotel, Central, AlaskaJuly 20, 2012 (2012-07-20)
Steve and Amy visit a remote village called Central to investigate Circle Hot Springs Hotel, where the caretaker and his family claim to see a three-headed apparition with a monkey head and feathers they believe to be a shapeshifter that hates women. Through research, Steve learns about a fatal helicopter crash involving a newlywed bride that took place near the property, while Amy claims to encounter ghosts of the original owner and his German wife. 

^1 ^2 ^3 ^4 "The findings of this Dead Files investigation do not constitute evidence of a crime and would not be admissible in a court of law."

Season 2 (2012–2013)[edit]

Ep.#TitleLocationOriginal Airdate
2.1"Fatal Attachment"Private office, Huntington, West VirginiaAugust 10, 2012 (2012-08-10)
Steve and Amy investigate reports of ghostly apparitions at a dental office in Huntington, West Virginia. While Steve uncovers evidence of a mysterious death, Amy says she encounters spirits. 
2.2"A Banshee's Cry"Smalley's Inn, Carmel, New YorkAugust 17, 2012 (2012-08-17)
Steve and Amy investigate reports of violent paranormal activity at Smalley’s Inn & Restaurant in upstate New York. While Steve investigates, Amy claims to confront aggressive entities that desperately want her to leave. 
2.3"Revisited: Deadly Attraction & Fear of the Family Tree"Private home, Wichita, Kansas
Leslie's Family Tree Restaurant, Santaquin, Utah
August 24, 2012 (2012-08-24)
Amy and Steve return to Wichita where a woman claimed her house was haunted. Then they travel to a family restaurant claimed to be haunted in Santaquin to find out if the owners followed Amy's advice. 
2.4"Revisited: Blood and Gold & Pandoras Box"Mackay Mansion, Virginia City, Nevada
Private home, Blackshear, Georgia
October 5, 2012 (2012-10-05)
Amy and Steve revisit Mackay Mansion, a miners museum in an old mining town where they say the ghost of former owner Louise Mackay resides and Julia Bulette, a famous prostitute was murdered. Then they revisit a 100-year-old house in Georgia that they feel has a high amount of paranormal activity. 
2.5"Revisited: A Widow's Rage & Death Sentence"Plantation house, Uriah, Alabama
New Mexico State Penitentiary, Santa Fe, New Mexico
October 12, 2012 (2012-10-12)
Amy and Steve revisit an old Civil War-era plantation house in Alabama where members of the King family died of yellow fever in the house. Next they revisit New Mexico State Penitentiary where a spirit called the "Shadow Devil" is said to reside. 
2.6"Revisited: Surrounded & Hotel Hell"Private home, Cedar Park, Texas
Don Vicente De Ybor Historic Inn, Ybor City, Florida
October 19, 2012 (2012-10-19)
Amy and Steve revisit a homestead in Texas where a family claims to have sighted figures in long hooded white robes they believe to be the KKK. Next, they revisit the Don Vicente De Ybor Historic Inn where the ghost of an elderly Hispanic woman believed to be a nurse when the hotel was a hospital is allegedly seen in the basement. 
2.7"Revisited: Final Curtain Call & The Devil Made Me Do It"Slocum House Theater, Vancouver, Washington
Plan B Restaurant, Asbury Park, New Jersey
October 26, 2012 (2012-10-26)
Amy and Steve revisit the Slocum House Theater where Esther Slocum, the original owner is said to haunt this community theater. Next, they revisit Plan B Restaurant where a brutal murder occurred that is alleged to result in the restaurant's basement being haunted by a demon. 
2.8"Blood on the Tracks"Private home, Garrett, IndianaNovember 2, 2012 (2012-11-02)
Steve and Amy investigate reported paranormal activity at a newlywed couple's haunted house in the old railroad town of Garrett. Through research Steve learns that the previous owner Ralph died from a stroke in the house. Also Ed Hammers, a railroad brakeman who bought the house in 1896 was killed by a 150-ton train in August 1918 and had his bodily remains in the home for his wake. Amy claims to encounter Ralph in the basement and make contact with a depressed woman believed to be Hammers first wife Susan who battled his second wife Carrie in court over their husband's estate. 
2.9"The Soul Collector"Private home, Parkersburg, West VirginiaNovember 30, 2012 (2012-11-30)
Steve and Amy investigate reports of paranormal activity from a mother and her eight children who say they are being terrorized by paranormal activity in their West Virginia home. Through research, Steve uncovers the property's history: on March 19, 1909, a young couple was killed when two massive water tanks collasped and flooded the town. Meanwhile, Amy says she has encountered the ghosts of a teenage boy and a man in a black coat, believed to be Civil War General John Jay Jackson Sr., one of Parkersburg's founding fathers who owned the house's property. 
2.10"The House of Death"Fine Arts Center, Clinton, North CarolinaDecember 7, 2012 (2012-12-07)
Amy and Steve investigate reports of paranormal activity from volunteers at an arts center house in Clinton who fear that the place is haunted by a previous director named Dr. Victor Small who died of a heart attack in a freak snow storm on February 3, 1971. Through research, Steve discovers evidence of the former owner Dr. Leeman Matthews who slit his throat in the bath tub. Meanwhile, Amy says she becomes ill from the spirit of the original owner Ambraham Hobbs, a Confederate soldier who got wounded at the Battle of Antietam and a gentleman farmer
2.11"Blood in the Bordello"The Jury Room Food & Spirits, Columbus, OhioDecember 14, 2012 (2012-12-14)
Steve and Amy investigate a tavern established in 1831 after hearing reports that an evil entity has attacked the owner's wife and is scaring employees. Through research Steve learns that the area was a Hopwell Indian burial mound. In the 1820s, the settlers dug it all up and took the clay and bones to ground up into bricks. The tavern was built to accommodate the courthouse and it later became a bordello. Frances Miller, a prostitute shot and killed a young man named Paulus Reprecht at this location on March 31, 1859. Meanwhile, Amy claims to encounter a shadow man up in the attic she believes to be the judge, Mayor Lorenzo English who presided over Miller's case. English was the 20th mayor of Columbus, Ohio
2.12"Family Curse"Private home, Belvidere, IllinoisDecember 21, 2012 (2012-12-21)
Amy and Steve investigate reports of paranormal activity from a mother and son who say they were touched by a ghost in their home. Steve uncovers a history of tragic deaths of original owners. Amy claims to meet a child-like demonic entity in the barn that she believes changes into an elemental that can possess the living. 
2.13"Deadly Gift"Private home (Emily Dawn Salon), Wichita, KansasDecember 28, 2012 (2012-12-28)
Amy and Steve investigate reports of paranormal activity from a couple who fear that they are in danger from spirits at their beauty salon and auto body shop. Steve learns that the land changed hands 30 times in the last 80 years and a biker named Mark committed suicide nearby. Also Helen Hillman who moved into the house in 1947 with her husband William is believed to be the victim of a suspicious death when she fell down the stairs. Meanwhile, Amy claims to encounter the spirits of Helen in the attic and an angry man she calls the "greaser guy". 
2.14"Burned Alive"Merchants Café, Pioneer Square, Seattle, WashingtonJanuary 4, 2013 (2013-01-04)
Amy and Steve visit what is said to be Seattle's oldest restaurant (est. 1890) that the owner believes is haunted by spirits that want to cause her harm. Steve learns that on January 18, 1882, a lynch mob strung up two men who killed businessman George Reynolds and hanged an innocent man named Payne. The original structure was burned to the ground during the Great Seattle Fire on June 6, 1889, where many perished. Then owner John Ossner turned the basement saloon into a gambling den and the hotel into a brothel. In 1898, F.X. Schreiner took over but his wife Mary, a devote Catholic opposed it and died from tuberculosis in 1905. Amy says she encounters Mary's ghost and a wrestler named Otto Hink, a bartender who died of syphilis in 1957. 
2.15"Tormented"Private home, Westminster, ColoradoJanuary 25, 2013 (2013-01-25)
Amy and Steve investigate reports of paranormal activity from a single mother whose two children are afraid to be in her house alone. Through research, Steve learns that her property was originally owned by a farmer who came here in 1869 to start Church Farm to bring water to the town. During the irrigation process in 1936, a man by the name of John Shannon fell and drowned in a ditch after he tried to smother his newborn baby. He also uncovers evidence of a century-old murder in 1912 when a young bride named Getrude Weaver who lived on the land was fatality shot while on her honeymoon. Meanwhile Amy believes that a female entity called Getrude and a poltergeist called "The Tormentor" poses a threat to the family. 
2.16"Never Alone"Private home, Forester, MichiganFebruary 1, 2013 (2013-02-01)
Steve and Amy investigate reports of paranormal activity from a mother who says her house is haunted by a ghost. Steve uncovers fires in the home that happened in 1871 and 1881 where people died. He also finds out a local legend that 15-year-old Minnie Quay committed suicide by drowning in the lake. Meanwhile, Amy says she encounters a shadow figure of a man a crying and a woman holding a stillborn baby that she believes are previous owners Harrison Cooper and his daughter Emma Jay who miscarried her child in 1903. 
2.17"Forgotten"Private home, Bloomington, IllinoisFebruary 8, 2013 (2013-02-08)
Steve and Amy investigate reports of paranormal activity from a woman who tells them that she's living in fear in her home because ghosts are targeting her special needs son. Steve says there were land disputes and burials from a poor farm on the property. In 1836, Steve says it was a 350-acre farm owned by William King who first came here with his wife and four children. King's first wife Amelia died at 29 during childbirth along with his two boys. King himself died a tragic death on the farm at the age of 41. His son George died when he accidentally shot himself in the chest in the 1870s after the farm's deed went to his younger brother. Meanwhile, Amy says she encounters dead people acting strangely and a man with an axe who created a black mass she calls "The Doll". 
2.18"Betrayed"Private home, Egg Harbor, New JerseyMarch 8, 2013 (2013-03-08)
Steve and Amy investigate a family in Southern New Jersey who believes their house is haunted by an evil entity. Through research, Steve says he discovers evidence that in the late 1800s, a nearby "health spa" that was really a sanatorium was run by an allegedly insane doctor named Dr. Smith who believed he found the fountain of youth. Steve also learns about a German immigrant, Louis Roesch who came to town in the 1860s and was betrayed by his people because there was no civilization here. Meanwhile, Amy says she encounters a monstrous shadowman in the basement who attempts to harm the living including herself. Also Amy claims to come into contact with the previous owner, Louis Brunk who died in the home and the two of the six children of the Roesch family. 
2.19"The Beast"Private home, Browns Summit, North CarolinaMarch 15, 2013 (2013-03-15)
Steve and Amy investigate a family who say they are getting sick in their family home and uncover what they feel is attacking their daughter with special needs. During the investigation, Steve uncovers past evidence of a fatal train disaster in 1907 caused by a flagman that occurred on the property which was the Rudd farm. The property history allegedly includes two men who threw dynamite inside a Black Methodist Church along with 4 men from the KKK who burned down the school next to it. Meanwhile, Amy says she confronts a beastly, dog-like apparition that she fears can kill anyone who gets in its way and an old man who was beating an 8-year-old boy named Elmer who once lived here. 
2.20"Revisited: Fatal Attachment & Blood on the Tracks"Private office, Huntington, West Virginia
Private home, Garrett, Indiana
March 29, 2013 (2013-03-29)
Amy and Steve share updates on their follow-up investigations when they revisit a dentist's office in rural Indiana that scared away patients and the staff. Next, they revisit a family home where a couple believes there is something demonic in their basement. 
2.21"Deadly Grounds"Private home, Wabash, IndianaApril 5, 2013 (2013-04-05)
Steve and Amy investigate a mother who believes her home is infested with monsters that are targeting her three children. Steve learns that Ed and Maggie Williams were the first white settlers to live on the property. Ed died of pneumonia and six weeks later his wife died of heart disease leaving six children. He discovers that the property belonged to the Miami tribe who were forcefully shipped off to Kansas. Amy encounters a white mist believed to Maggie's spirit spilling out emotions of depression especially on the living and always watching the family. According to Amy, seven shallow graves outside are evidence of a murder here in 1854 when the French family took in the Hubbards, a couple who beat them and their five children to death with hammers. John Hubbard went to jail for the murder of railman Edward Boyle who was beaten to death. 
2.22"Evil Underground"Private home, Rock Island, IllinoisApril 12, 2013 (2013-04-12)
Steve and Amy investigate the family home of a mother and her 4-year-old daughter who say they are being terrorized by evil spirits inside their house. Through research, Steve reveals that there was a Native American tribe called the Sauk Nation that inhabitated the land. One of them named Keokuk appeased the white settlers by selling out his whole nation and had them displaced. Meanwhile, Amy says she encounters a man dressed in black she believes to be John Looney, a ruthless gangster and convicted murderer who was involved in prostitution, gambling and bootlegging and owned the property in the 1920s possibly to bury his victims. Also Amy says she sees the Sauk people in the rooms as well as naked dead people down in the basement who want to destroy the house. 
2.23"Revisited: The Soul Collector & Deadly Gift"Private home, Parkersburg, West Virginia
Private home (Emily Dawn Salon), Wichita, Kansas
April 26, 2013 (2013-04-26)
Amy and Steve revisit a West Virginia house where a mother and her eight children say they are being terrorized by hauntings in their home. Next, they return to a home in Wichita where a couple claim to be victimized by evil entities in their place of business at their beauty salon and auto body shop. 
2.24"Possessed"Private home, Watervliet, MichiganMay 3, 2013 (2013-05-03)
Steve and Amy receive a call from a woman who believes if they don't help her then her house will "kill her" because her health seriously declined and she's being scratched and burned by an unseen force. Steve learns the property was developed in the early 1830s by Isaac Swain who owned the largest lumber mill in the county. Swain and his family had three children who died suddenly. Their second daughter, Louisa had a tragic accident when she fell and hit her head so hard that she became mentally disabled and was left alone after her family died. Also his wife Vallonia died from tuberculosis-like symptoms. Amy says she sees a woman she believes to Saddie Smith who moved here in 1914 and died four years later of Spanish influenza, having her wake in the house. She also allegedly encounters an angry old man in the basement she thinks may be Saddie's father. 
2.25"Spellbound"Private home, Buchanan, VirginiaMay 10, 2013 (2013-05-10)
Steve and Amy investigate a family who fears the house which was in their family since the 1930s is haunted and something on their property is attacking them and making them sick. Through research, Steve uncovers evidence that the property was once a slave plantation where slaves including children had a hard life raising tobacco. Meanwhile, Amy says she senses two sisters who are ghosts who she believes to be the wives (Helen and Elizabeth) of Starky Robinson who bought the house in 1870 and are causing ill will towards the family. She also says she encounters the plantation owner Nicholas Burks who had five mulatto children with a slave named Louisa whose children ended up victim of human trafficking. According to Amy, she was a hoodoo practitioner who wants to demolish the house. 
2.26"Death Valley"Amargosa Opera House and Hotel, Death Valley Junction, CaliforniaMay 17, 2013 (2013-05-17)
Steve and Amy travel to desert of Death Valley to investigate the paranormal claims that the Amargosa Opera House and Hotel is overrun by ghostly guests which is a problem for the manager who fears this could put him out of business. Through research, Steve learns about a former road agent turned janitor named Thomas Blower who hanged himself in the older part of the hotel known as "Spooky Hollow" and a man who was found dead in the sewer plant across the street. Meanwhile, Amy says she encounters several ghosts, including sick men who could be borax miners and a short-heavy woman she believes to be "Shotgun Kitty", a brothel and bar owner who ran the town and doesn't like how this place is being run. She also claims to meet a spirit named Blower. 
2.27"Bloodlust"Occidental Hotel, Buffalo, WyomingMay 24, 2013 (2013-05-24)
Steve and Amy travel to the Occidental Hotel (est. 1880) and meet the owner of who believes paranormal experiences have frightened away her employees and guests. Steve learns that the hotel was right in the middle of The Johnson County War which was the biggest event in the town's history. In 1892, homesteaders settled onto cattle ranchers land. The Wyoming Stock Growers Association hired 50 gunmen known as the "Invaders" to clear them out. They met at the hotel's saloon and came to arms with the men at a nearby ranch. It cumulated in a three-day standoff with the cavalry riding in. When the hotel was a courthouse in 1884, the hotel's cook Jacob Schmerer was murdered by Bill Booth over venison meat. At that trial he confessed to murdering his wife and 2 children and 12 other people and was hanged behind the hotel. Amy says she saw a group of men in uniform who resented the mission they were sent to complete, and a negative spirit she believes to be the original owner Fred Waegele who was poisoned by his daughter-in-law after raping her. 
2.28"Hotel Nowhere"Wolfe Manor (official name undisclosed), Clovis, CaliforniaMay 31, 2013 (2013-05-31)
Steve and Amy investigate a mansion that was formerly a mental hospital after the owner who bought the home in hopes of turning it into a hotel believes the paranormal activity is out of control and not safe. Through research Steve learns that the building was originally a tuberculosis sanitarium run by a married couple named Lee and Gladys Brashears from 1942 to 1973 when hospital administrator Carl Lamoreaux took over. He took in mentally ill patients until 1985 when he died in the facility. Meanwhile Amy says she encounters what she believes to be sick people seen throwing up in the halls and crawling on the walls wanting to harm the living. She claims to meet the ghost of the original owner of the mansion, Tony Andrews who built the place for his wife in 1922. He lived beyond his means and his house got foreclosed on in 1927 and had to move into a small shack on the property and died at an early age. She also says she meets the Brashears who she says believe they did a good job running the place. Any also claims to see bodies in the basement from the TB epidemic. 
2.29"Revisited: Family Curse and The House of Death"Private home, Belvidere, Illinois
Fine Arts Center, Clinton, North Carolina
June 7, 2013 (2013-06-07)
Amy and Steve revisit a home where a child-like demonic entity is said to change into an elemental that can possess the living. Next, they return to a Fine Arts Center that is inhabited by the ghosts of a gentleman farmer, a Confederate soldier and two Doctors, one that died in a freak snow storm and the other that slit his throat in the bath tub. 
2.30"Violated"Private home, Fort Wayne, IndianaJune 14, 2013 (2013-06-14)
Steve and Amy investigate claims of paranormal activity inside a family home with a deadly past. Steve learns about a murder that took place in December of 1996. The victim, Alberto Lopez, 25, had a live-in girlfriend, 43-year-old Lucy Rivera. They got into an argument and she stabbed him with a knife in the back and he died in the kitchen. Steve also discovers that the property belonged to the prominent Olds family who used the land as a business investment in the late 1800s. Henry G. Olds inherited the property in 1876 and had many mercantile interests. When he died in 1902 at the age of 62 from a series of strokes, his wife Caroline took over. There were lawsuits brought against them when a worker fell and was killed inside their wagon factory. His widow sued the company for unsafe working conditions for $10,000. The family took more hits to their wallet with another accident at their coal factory in 1913 and a fire burned down their glove factory in 1920. Amy claims to come into contact with an abusive dark figure that she says sexually assaults the owner's daughter. She also says she encountered a distraught young man she believes to be Alberto and finds antique guns with "residual energy" that drains her own energy. 
2.31"Battlefield"Private Home, Flint, MichiganJune 21, 2013 (2013-06-21)
Steve and Amy travel to Flint, one of the most violent cities in the country to help a frightened mother in her haunted house. Steve learns that a little girl named Loretta Eschenweck died inside the home in 1936 when she fell inside a hot water laundry tub. Tracing back the history of the property, Steve discovers that the land belonged to the Saginaw Chippewa tribe who were allied with the British coming from Canada to fight the Americans in the War of 1812. They would capture American soldiers and ransom them back to white representatives for money. After the war, the Indians are left high and dry and had to sell their land to the United States. They relied on fur trader, Jacob Smith who the government paid to influence them to sign the Treaty of 1819. Smith secures their land by naming his children Chippewa names into the treaty language. Their client's property is called "Nondashemau" after Smith's youngest daughter Maria Stockton. Amy says she sees a "demonic creature" that's able to change shape and a young girl called "The Babysitter" she believes to be Loretta. 
2.32"Lethal Waters"Riverside Inn, Cambridge Springs, PennsylvaniaJune 28, 2013 (2013-06-28)
Steve and Amy investigate paranormal claims at a haunted hotel called the Riverside Inn where the activity has gotten so bad that the owner says her employees and guests are scared to work and stay there. Through research, Steve learns that the property was acquired by Dr. John H. Gray in 1859 who went out looking for oil and discovered a spring instead and bottled mineral water in the basement. He started prescribing it to the locals, advertising it as "Gray Mineral Water" and made this place into a wellness sanitarium which was anything but since several people died from too much magnesium in the water. Meanwhile, Amy says she encounters Dr. Gray as a younger man, sees many of his sick patients, and meets two boys who drowned in the French Creek in 1979 who like to manipulate electrical energy. She also claims to see a scene of a man killing a woman she believes to be Doris Hatch who was murdered in the summer of 1953 by her boss and love interest William Turner. 
2.33"Tortured Souls"Private Home, Manchester, ConnecticutJuly 12, 2013 (2013-07-12)
Steve and Amy help an ordained minister who believes there is evil in his home by a black mass. Steve learns the property originally belonged to farmer James Lanfear who lived here with his wife Mary who died of tuberculosis when she was 25 in 1851, leaving their two girls. Five months later, James remarried to a woman named Harriet Sparks and their children (two boys) died at childbirth. In 1860, they were charged with child abuse when they burned his girls with a hot iron and it went to trial but they were acquitted. In 1881, Irish immigrant Thomas Coleman bought the land losing his infant son and wife. After, he married his first cousin against the churches wishes and his father disowned him. Amy encounters an angry man in the basement who is believed to be Thomas' oldest son Edward, a fireman who died from kidney failure at the age of 43. She meets an older man who was a cop with a bad temper who is the minister's wife's father. Also she thinks James Lanfear who appears as a dark figure wants to harm the minister's daughter. 
2.34"Revisited: Forgotten and Burned Alive"Private home, Bloomington, Illinois
Merchants Café, Pioneer Square, Seattle, Washington
July 19, 2013 (2013-07-19)
Amy and Steve revisit a home that is haunted by an axeman and an entity he controls called "The Doll", as well as numerous other entities believed to have previously lived on the land when it was a Poor Farm. The mother of the current family initially called The Dead Files team because her disabled son was being harassed by paranormal activity. Next, Amy and Steve return to what is apparently Seattle's oldest restaurant. A former saloon and brothel, one of the entities believed to be residing there is bar manager and former wrestler Otto Hink. The original building was a hotel that burned down during the Great Seattle Fire
2.35"Revisited: Betrayed and A Banshee's Cry"Private home, Egg Harbor, New Jersey
Smalley's Inn, Carmel, New York
July 26, 2013 (2013-07-26)
2.36"Revisited: Evil Underground and Killed by the Klan"Private home, Rock Island, Illinois
Shotgun House (private home), Key West, Florida
August 2, 2013 (2013-08-02)

Season 3 (2013–2014)[edit]

Ep.#TitleLocationOriginal Airdate
3.00"Q and A Special"[2]Private home,November 1, 2013 (2013-11-01)
3.1"Plagued"Private home, Cressona, PennsylvaniaNovember 1, 2013 (2013-11-01)
Steve and Amy help out a retired military couple. They discover that the house is stalked by John Cresson, the railroader who founded the town. Steve learns that Cresson was a ruthless businessman who was not above selling out his own workers. Amy also states that Cresson dislikes children. Also present are victims of the Spanish flu, of a railroad accident which killed six men, and one of the clients' mothers, who has replaced Death itself. 
3.2"Evil Within"Private home, St. Clair Shores, MichiganNovember 8, 2013 (2013-11-08)
Steve and Amy travel to St. Clair Shores, MI, to help a frightened family terrorized by violent, invisible forces. While Steve unearths the previous property owners’ devastating secrets, Amy encounters several disturbing entities, including a serpent-like creature that stalks the living. 
3.3"Revisited: Battlefield & Violated"Private home, St. Clair Shores, MichiganNovember 15, 2013 (2013-11-15)
3.4"Forever Scarred"Private home, Chicago, IllinoisNovember 22, 2013 (2013-11-22)
In this powerfully emotional episode of The Dead Files, retired NYPD homicide detective Steve DiSchiavi and physical medium Amy Allan investigate a Chicago home where a young mother seems to be suffering from horrifying recurring nightmares. 
3.5"The Ax Murder House"Private home, Villisca, IowaNovember 23, 2013 (2013-11-23)
Steve and Amy investigate startling new claims of paranormal activity at an infamous murder site in Villisca, IA. But after violent unexplained encounters at the property, Steve and Amy’s client worries that living next door to the notorious Ax Murder House may have put his family in danger. 
3.6"Dead End"Private home, Neosho, MissouriDecember 6, 2013 (2013-12-06)
Steve and Amy investigate terrifying paranormal activity at a police officer's home in Neosho, MO. As Steve uncovers evidence of a brutal homicide, Amy faces her own fears when she encounters a powerful shadow person with deadly plans for the living. 
3.7"The Devil's Bidding"Private home, Williamsport, PennsylvaniaDecember 13, 2013 (2013-12-13)
Steve and Amy travel to Williamsport, PA, to investigate a home tormented by a devil. As Steve discovers the property was once the site of a historic massacre, Amy faces off against an evil entity that she fears has been ruining lives for generations. 
3.8"Summoning Souls"Private home, Starks, MaineDecember 20, 2013 (2013-12-20)
In Starks, ME, Steve unearths a property’s dark past when he discovers that the nearby land was once a desecrated cemetery. Meanwhile, Amy confronts several terrifying spirits, including a legion of the dead, determined to destroy the lives of unsuspecting victims. 
3.9"Invaded"Catfish Plantation (restaurant), Waxahachie, TexasDecember 27, 2013 (2013-12-27)
A disturbed entity overwhelms Amy as she and Steve investigate violent paranormal activity at a family-owned restaurant located in a Victorian house built in 1895 House in Waxahachie, TX. 
3.10"House of Horrors"St. Albans Sanatorium, Radford, VirginiaJanuary 3, 2014 (2014-01-03)
Amy and Steve travel to Radford, VA, to investigate frightening paranormal activity at the eerie St. Albans Sanatorium. Steve’s fact-finding mission reveals the hospital’s horrific past, while Amy encounters numerous powerful spirits, including a dangerous entity with the power to possess the living. 
3.11"Ghosts of Deadwood"Fairmont Hotel and Casino, Deadwood, South DakotaJanuary 10, 2014 (2014-01-10)
When violent paranormal activity plagues the owner and staff of the historic Fairmont Hotel and Casino in legendary Deadwood, Steve and Amy step in to investigate. Through research Steve finds out that famous lawman Wild Bill Hickok was murdered by Jack McCall right next door at a saloon while playing poker. And also an ex-police officer and former middleweight boxing champ John Gorham was gun downed by the local police chief right in front of the hotel in 1949. Meanwhile, Amy is surrounded by spirits who refer to this place as the "City of the Dead". 
3.12"Master of the Damned"[3]Private home, Potsdam, New YorkJanuary 17, 2014 (2014-01-17)
Steve finds evidence of a brutal bar fight that left a man dead in the street, while Amy senses a dominant entity that commands other dead people to terrorize the living. 
3.13"Innocent Blood"[4]Private home, Rome, New YorkJanuary 24, 2014 (2014-01-24)
When terrifying paranormal activity targets the children of a Rome, NY, family, Steve and Amy step in to investigate. As Steve discovers the property’s distressing connection to a bloody Revolutionary War ambush, Amy encounters a vicious entity that preys on living children. 
3.14"Dark Inheritance"[5]Private home, Winthrop, MassachusettsJanuary 31, 2014 (January 31, 2014)
Steve and Amy investigate a frightened family's claims of violent paranormal encounters inside their home in Winthrop, MA. While Steve discovers the property’s violent past, Amy confronts a vengeful, disfigured entity that wreaks havoc on the living. 

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Travel Channel Greenlights New Original Programming + Renewals of Popular Primetime Series". The Futon Critic via press release. July 15, 2013. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Shows A-Z - dead files, the on travel". The Futon Critic. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Shows A-Z - dead files, the on travel". The Futon Critic. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Shows A-Z - dead files, the on travel". The Futon Critic. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Shows A-Z - dead files, the on travel". The Futon Critic. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 

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