Murder-suicides, brutal homicides, a secret prison and a possible possession go under the magnifying glass and in front of the camera on The Dead Files. Former NYPD homicide detective Steve DiSchiavi and physical medium Amy Allan help frightened homeowners suffering from dangerous paranormal activity in a brand-new season of Travel Channel’s hit series, The Dead Files. Season 11 will air 10 one-hour episodes of season 11 starting on Thursday, July 11 at 10 p.m.
The invesigators examine unexplained and dangerous paranormal activity from their unique viewpoints to uncover the truth behind their clients’ startling claims, and ultimately decide if it’s safe for them to stay. “I’ve seen a lot of things throughout my career, but the cases this season shock even me,” DiSchiavi, who has 21 years of active service to the NYCPD, and was fraud investigator for Merrill Lynch’ and special investigator for the city of New York, said in a statement. “These families need our help, and for many, we’re their last hope. Amy and I are determined to bring them the answers they need to move forward.”
In every episode, DiSchiavi and Allan first investigate each case separately. Brooklyn- born former DiSchivi interviews witnesses and experts, and researches the history and facts behind each location. Allan, a physical medium who sees and communicates with the dead who worked with private investigators and police agencies in over 350 investigations, assesses the property to identify what underlying entities reside there.
“I never know what I’m going to encounter when I go into these places, and it can be terrifying,” Allan Amy, whose interest in the paranormal began when she was tormented by “shadow people” when she was four years old, said in a statement. “But providing much-needed information for these homeowners, and giving them the tools to overcome these hauntings once and for all, is the ultimate payoff.”
The pair avoid each other, keeping their findings hidden until the very end of each episode when they reveal their discoveries to the property owners. In each episode’s intense conclusion, the team will determine if there’s a way for the clients to stay and fight, or if it’s best for them leave.
In the season opener, DiSchiavi and Allan investigate “a frightened woman’s claims that decades of paranormal activity in her Tonawanda, N.Y., home has now become dangerously violent,” according to the official synopsis. DiSchiavi investigation uncovers the story of a “twisted teenager who poisoned several children.” Allan’s walk reveals a “dark entity focused on tormenting the living.”
For the episode “Demon Seed,” DiSchiavi and Allan travel to Gatesville, Texas, where a couple is being tormented by “demonic entities hellbent on destroying their home and their grandchildren,” according to the official synopsis. DiSchiavi uncovers the dark and sordid history of a boys’ reformatory turned female prison in his investigation. Allan encounters a vicious serpent-like entity that is set on contaminating the souls of all who inhabit the property. “Demon Seed” premieres Thursday, July 18 at 10 p.m.
“The Watchers,” which premieres Thursday, July 25, brings DiSchiavi and Allan to Blue Springs, Missouri. A mother “fears for the safety of her children as unseen forces torment them on a daily basis,” the synopsis reads. DiSchiavi learns there was a gruesome murder-suicide on the property in the 1960s. Allan encounters the spirit of a dead man who has a deep resentment towards women and children.
The investigation in “Not My Child,” which premieres Thursday, August 1, is set in Jefferson City, Missouri, where a family abandon their new home in order to “escape the intense paranormal activity inside of it,” according to the synopsis. “Even worse, they’re worried their young daughter has been possessed by one of the dark entities tormenting them.”
The Dead Files season 11 premieres on Thursday, July 11 at 10 p.m., on Travel Channel.