Steve Di Schiavi
Am I the Only Person Completely Hooked to “The Dead Files,” on TLC?
The premise of this show is a dual investigation of site with possible paranormal activity. Steve, a retired NYC detective researches the history of the location, including any foul play that may have occurred on the site. Amy, a medium sensitive to those who have passed on, does her own “walk,” to connect with any spirits present.
The show combines two program ideas I am drawn to: police “true crime” stories and paranormal activity. Each Friday, I struggle to stay awake, after a long week of RN school and clinical rotations, to watch the latest show. I like that they take a pragmatic, almost skeptical, approach to each investigation. It’s one of the few intelligent reality TV show out there, in my opinion.
There’s also a big “heebee jeebies” factor that keeps me coming back for more. I have always had a healthy respect for spirits. Perhaps it was my own paranormal experience, when I was a toddler. Apparently, my Grandfather Homer, “visited” me before his spirit left us and I was found crying out for him, by my Grandmother Olga. I don’t remember the experience at all, and have always wondered if a medium would “see” him around me, acting as my Guardian Angel.
If you haven’t watched it, give it a try. You might be as hooked, as I am.