The Dead Files

Am I the Only Person Completely Hooked to “The Dead Files,” on TLC?

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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.

http://www.travelchannel.com/tv-shows/the-dead-files