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. – Wikipedia
This series started in 2011 but I am just now catching wind of it. Bored out of my bloody mind one night, I went into flipping-through-the-channels-mode and came across a series orgy of playbacks. Guess they were starting a new season, so they replayed everything else up to that point.
If you haven’t seen it, this is basically what happens…
A guy named Steve, with impressive background, goes and talks to people of a home who are having paranormal problems. When I say problems, I don’t mean—something fell off a shelf. I’m talking full blown paranormal hell! The people have been thrown down stairs, physically molested or who knows what else. At their wits end, they call in this crew…starting with Steve.
While Steve listens to the problems and experiences—he then goes out and see what physical evidence he can dig up on the property, area and house. If the people say some Ghost named Bubba threw them into a wall—Steve goes to see if he can find a man named Bubba linked to the property. Steve’s part in all of this seems very legit—dead on—detective work. Meaning, he won’t bring back a rumor. he usually brings back articles, documents, and even pictures.
While Steve does all of that, a man named Matt comes in that aides Amy—the lady who sees and talks to dead people. Matt is Amy’s assistant and prep-man. He goes into the home and removes anything that might influence Amy in any way. Family pics, religious objects, whatever else.
Once he gets all that done, he brings in Amy. Now, supposedly, Amy doesn’t know any of the details concerning the home, paranormal activity or family. Supposedly, she has had no contact with Steve. Flying blind, she goes through the entire house telling the camera what she sees, hears, or feels. And folks, it’s usually really creepy. Not only are her facial expressions out of this world, but her accent sometimes changes, not that what she sees isn’t freaky enough. Throughout the dozen or more shows I watched, these ghosts ranged from creepy kids throwing people down stairs, serpent like men sniffing up Amy’s back, paper people hopping through trees to pig faced demons trying to possess living children while moving in and out of closets.
After Amy does her walk through, she then goes to a sketch artist. He or she draws what Amy saw. The results are then sealed in an envelope that isn’t looked at until the “meet up” at the end.
That’s when Amy finally sits down at a table with Steve and the family or people going through their own personal Amityville horror. Steve then begins by showing what he found. If he found a picture, sometimes that’s compared to Amy’s sketches. All in all, what she sees is then compared to what the people claim is happening. After all the “omg’s” and “oh lord!”, Amy then tells the people what they need to do. While I find this to be the most interesting part—because she will name off a billion different Mediums, etc and what they are all good for – and who the hell knew there were so many different kinds?—then she goes on about her way. The screen blinks up the outcome or what happened next. Did the people do what Amy said or did they just pack their crap and run like hell?
So, what do I think? I think Wyntress Nyght would have a slap down, crazy fest with Amy—so Amy, avoid any cemetery in which Wyntress may haunt – but other than that, I’m not sure what to think. I lost faith in these shows a billion years ago. I’m not sure if people are for real or if it’s just another way to blow everything out of proportion. Don’t get me wrong, I totally believe in the afterlife, paranormal whatevers, but I’m just never sure if these shows are what they seem or claim to be.
I knew a woman once, who claimed to channel spirits and other questionable things, who till this day, did some stuff I cant explain – who used to send chills down my spine all by herself—more so than the spirits speaking through her. I know her expressions, accent changes, and surreal insight reminds me very much of Amy’s. But I’m not sure of the woman I knew – of her ability yes—but not of what she was channeling. Let me point out, though, Amy is a Medium, not a Channel—I think.
I do wander why all of these hauntings, that I have watched thus far, are so horrific in nature. What the hell happened to Casper? Why does everything have to sniff up one’s backside or throw poor helpless women down stairs? I did think Amityville when Amy had an artist draw up a pig faced demon that was moving in and out of a boy’s closet. So, is that a race of demons out there in horrorville? Pig faced and all?
Again, I think its rather interesting, the many, many types of Mediums and such that Amy talks about in the end. But when I turn the channel off, I am still left with that gapping awareness that burns through my mind leaving a very nagging hole… It’s a reality show. In the end, how can one overlook that? *sighs*
Anywho, let me know if you have watched it and what ya think! Until then, as Wyntress would say, catch you in the grave, my darling Darklings!
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