The Dead Files: Scandal in the South Pictures

Go behind the scenes with Amy and Steve as they uncover the truth behind a murder deep in the south.

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The Case: Surrounded – Cedar Park, Texas

The Case: Surrounded – Cedar Park, Texas

Annie says she’s experienced plenty of spooky activity on her property over the years, from seeing apparitions of Native Americans to spotting mysterious hooded figures that disappear as quickly as they appeared. She’s lived in the home for more than 10 years and feels compelled to stay even though she has health problems that she believes have been made worst by whatever entities seem to be plaguing her home.

Joel, a friend of Annie’s who also lives with her part-time, is no stranger to the bizarre occurrences either—especially outside of the house. 

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Memorable Moment

Memorable Moment

Joel has been seeing what he describes as paper cutouts in the shape of people, swinging in the trees. Amy confirms his sightings after her walk, saying they jump from tree to tree and have been plotting something sinister. But what are they? Steve suggests the “paper people” could be Ku Klux Klan members, as the KKK were active in that area in the early 1900s. These “paper people” are not a fan of Annie’s—and Amy says they’re ready to burn down her house to prove it.  960 1280

  

The Case: Terror in the Shadows – Acampo, California

The Case: Terror in the Shadows – Acampo, California

Lorraine lives alone in a farmhouse in the small town of Acampo, California. Her children experienced a number of disturbing incidents growing up, but Lorraine herself is not especially bothered by whatever seems to be stalking her halls. Mysterious, cold shadows are a frequent sight in the home, and Lorraine’s youngest son, Joe, had plenty of stories to share about his strange late night encounters with these shadowy beings in his bedroom. It got so bad that as a preteen, he moved down to the living room so he could finally get some shut-eye.   960 1280

  

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Memorable Moment

Amy opens up about her experience with shadow people, as they seem to be a BIG problem in this house. Amy says that when she was only 4 years old, she had her first run-in with shadow people and it almost cost her her life. After befriending the shadow people, Amy says, they told her to bite down on an electrical cord in her bedroom, which she did.

Needless to say, Amy’s encounter with the shadow people who haunt this house has her ready to head out the front door. 

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The Case: Death Sentence – Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Case: Death Sentence – Santa Fe, New Mexico

Sandi recently took part in a movie that was filming at the New Mexico State Penitentiary. Although it’s now closed, there’s still a good amount of activity within its walls. While on-location at the prison, Sandi says she had several encounters with unknown entities, which frightened her. And she ended up taking home a hat that she found in one of the cell blocks—something she would later regret. Ever since Sandi visited the prison, she says, her health has been effected significantly; she’s even developed ulcers.  960 1280

  

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Memorable moment

Amy is physically bothered almost immediately upon entering New Mexico State Penitentiary. The dark history of the prison, including an extremely violent riot back in 1980, contributed to the intense amount of activity in the building. At one point during the walk, Amy can barely speak; it feels like blood is filling her mouth. Seemingly shaken up by the experience, Amy encourages Steve to let her do a walk-through of Sandi’s home as some of the terrifying figures might have followed her home.  960 1280

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The Case: The Ax Murder House – Villisca, Iowa

The Case: The Ax Murder House – Villisca, Iowa

In June of 1912, the Moore family, along with two young guests, were violently murdered in the small town of Villisca, Iowa. To this day, the case remains unsolved.

John, a tour guide, lives in the house next door that was once owned by Mary Peckham, the woman who discovered the bodies of the Moore family and their guests. John has experienced activity in the historic home—and he’s worried he brought some of the activity home with him.

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Memorable Moment

Over the years, there were four key suspects in the investigation, including Reverend Kelly, a preacher who was in town around the time of the murder. While he was brought to trial twice, according to historian Roy Marshall, he was never convicted of the crime.

During Amy’s walk, she feels strongly that more than one person committed this crime. But what is the truth? We may never know. 

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The Case: Afflicted – Covington, Louisiana

The Case: Afflicted – Covington, Louisiana

North of New Orleans, in a town called Covington, a woman named Rhonda lives with her 3 children in the house she built with her ex-husband, Scott. Over the years, the entire family has experienced various forms of activity: hearing footsteps, seeing shadows and even being physically harmed. Rhonda’s health has also been declining; she experiences pain in her legs and feet, sometimes to a debilitating degree. 960 1280

  

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Memorable Moment

Scott reveals his past with drug addiction to Amy, which she says contributes to a certain evil entity that has been interacting with Rhonda and Scott’s children. (A terrifying thing for any parent to hear.) Amy cautions Rhonda, who takes medication for her leg pain, that this devil-like creature might target her and she should be wary of taking any pills. 960 1280

  

The Case: The Whispering – Concrete, Washington

The Case: The Whispering – Concrete, Washington

Melissa is visibly shaken when she first reveals the reason why she’s requested Steve and Amy’s help investigating her home in Concrete, Washington. She says she’s “living in a nightmare” in the home that she and her family built back in 2006. From hearing mysterious sounds to seeing strange, shadowy figures, Melissa says she fears for her life. 960 1280

  

Memorable Moment

Memorable Moment

At the reveal, Amy tells Melissa she feels death around her, confirming Melissa’s worst fears that she’s actually dying in the home. The news hits Melissa hard, and she says she’s tired of whatever’s in the home. Amy tells Melissa and her husband, Brandon, they should leave the home—as soon as possible.  960 1280

  

The Case: The Predator – Gates, North Carolina

The Case: The Predator – Gates, North Carolina

A woman named Debra calls on Steve and Amy to investigate her home because desperate for answers. She lives in the house with her husband and 17-year-old daughter, Nikki. Debra says they’ve all experienced the activity in the home—voices, shadow people, etc.—but Nikki has become the victim of violence at the hands of whatever entities have a hold on the house.  960 1280

  

Memorable Moment

Memorable Moment

Steve hears screaming and crying from Debra’s bedroom, and witnesses firsthand the kind of violence Debra has been telling him about. Nikki has visible marks on her skin and says she’s just been attacked by the evil entity that’s been causing the entire family heartache for some time now. It’s a moment Steve and fans will never forget.  960 1280

  

The Case: Toys for the Dead – Butte, Montana

The Case: Toys for the Dead – Butte, Montana

Ginny enlists Steve and Amy for an investigation into the Duma Brothel in Butte, Montana, which is now owned by her friend, Michael. She’s concerned about Michael’s obsessive behavior concerning the property, and he openly admits to feeling a bizarre pull to the building.  960 1280

  

Memorable Moment

Memorable Moment

Steve reveals the photo of the original owner, Joseph Nadeau, who Amy says she saw earlier on her walk. Amy points out that he looks quite a bit like Michael—and suggests Michael is, in fact, Joseph Nadeau reincarnated. Between his appearance and sense of duty to the former brothel...it’s pretty shocking. 960 1280

  

The Case: From Beyond – Macon, Georgia

The Case: From Beyond – Macon, Georgia

The activity at Jeff’s family home in Macon, Georgia has prompted him to call on Steve and Amy for help. While the entire family has experienced some activity, it seems to be impacting Jeff’s daughter, Jessica, the most. She’s been touched, has had her hair grabbed and experiences frequent nightmares. 960 1280

  

Memorable Moment

Memorable Moment

Amy suggests during the reveal that she’s seen something so out-of-the-ordinary, that it might actually be something otherworldly. According to Amy, it’s not dead people the family has to worry about. It’s aliens. Amy says there’s a “strong possibility” Jessica and her brother, Hunter, are being abducted by aliens. (Whoa.) 960 1280

  

Steve and Amy Listen Intently
Steve and Amy Listen Intently

Steve and Amy Listen Intently

Steve and Amy listen intently while their clients explain what they have witnessed on the property. 960 1280

  

Steve Sits in the Living Room

Steve Sits in the Living Room

Steve has a seat in the living room as he listens to Franco's experiences in the home. 960 1280

  

Amy Carefully Inspects Judy's House

Amy Carefully Inspects Judy's House

Amy carefully inspects Judy’s home for paranormal entities during her initial walkthrough. 960 1280

  

The Front Lawn

The Front Lawn

The front lawn of the family home in Belvidere, IL. 960 1280

  

History of Franco's Property

History of Franco's Property

Bill provides articles that may bring Steve closer to uncovering the history of Franco's property. 960 1280

  

Inside the Barn

Inside the Barn

Amy opens herself up to the entities that lurk inside the dark barn. 960 1280

  

Steve Listens to Frankie

Steve Listens to Frankie

Steve listens to Frankie as he describes his experiences in his grandfather's house. 960 1280

  

Judy Describes the Strange Experiences

Judy Describes the Strange Experiences

In her old bedroom, Judy describes the strange experiences she's had in the past inside her father's home. 960 1280

  

Steve Meets Mark

Steve Meets Mark

Steve meets with Mark, a historian, to learn more about the property's history. 960 1280

  

Matt Listens to Amy

Matt Listens to Amy

Matt listens to Amy as she describes the entities she came across while searching the home. 960 1280

  

Steve Reviews His Notes

Steve Reviews His Notes

Steve reviews his notes before the reveal begins. 960 1280

  

Franco Waits During the Reveal

Franco Waits During the Reveal

Franco waits to hear the results of the investigation on his property. 960 1280

  

Photos

Number of Dead People

Number of Dead People

During her initial walkthrough of a family home in Leslie, MI, Amy Allan comes across a concerning number of dead people roaming the property. 960 1280

  

Disturbing Details

Disturbing Details

Steve learns some disturbing history about the property he's investigating in Leslie, MI. 960 1280

  

Looking for Answers

Looking for Answers

Steve desperately wants to help his client get some answers as he looks over a photo of her family. 960 1280

  

Local Genealogist

Local Genealogist

Steve interviews local genealogist Bethany Waterbury about the previous owners of his client’s property. 960 1280

  

Old Map

Old Map

Bethany shows Steve an old map of his client's property. 960 1280

  

Amy and Matt

Amy and Matt

Amy and Matt walk the outside of their client's property in the dead of winter. 960 1280

  

Sketch Artist

Sketch Artist

Local artist David Chow attempts to draw the entities Amy describes to him. 960 1280

  

The Client

The Client

Steve’s client, Michelle, says she's been physically attacked in the living room of her home. 960 1280

  

Client's Husband

Client's Husband

The client's husband, Daniel, details the strange activity he's witnessed in his house. 960 1280

  

Preparing for an Interview

Preparing for an Interview

Steve prepares for his interview with local psychologist, Dr. Tonia Sivyer. 960 1280

  

Dr. Tonia Sivver

Dr. Tonia Sivver

Dr. Tonia Sivyer gives Steve some information about different mental illnesses and disorders. 960 1280

  

Revealing a Tragedy

Revealing a Tragedy

Amy learns about her client’s tragic experiences during the reveal. 960 1280

  

The Road House

The Road House

Steve and Amy are called in to investigate the Road House in Oregon, IL, as the owner has reported disturbing claims that victims of a gruesome murder are haunting his property. 960 1280

  

The Road House Theater

The Road House Theater

In the Road House's theater, the dark, evil figures that Amy sees are stronger than anywhere else in the restaurant. 960 1280

  

Straight From Hell

Straight From Hell

Amy believes that the furious entities she encountered in the theater have been sent straight from hell. 960 1280

  

Tell the Truth!

Tell the Truth!

Steve grows increasingly frustrated by the seemingly rehearsed answers from the Road House employees. 960 1280

  

Meeting With a Detective

Meeting With a Detective

Steve meets with a retired local detective to learn more about the double homicide with which his client has become fascinated. 960 1280

  

Meet Warren Reed

Meet Warren Reed

Warren Reed, the brother of a local murder victim, tells Steve that his sister's death destroyed his family. 960 1280

  

Preparing for the Reveal

Preparing for the Reveal

Amy and Steve meet with the Road House owner Mike Arians and his employee Marge to reveal their findings. 960 1280

  

What Was Discovered?

What Was Discovered?

Mike and Marge anxiously await Amy and Steve’s findings. 960 1280

  

Walking Upstairs

Walking Upstairs

Amy and Matt head upstairs to meet the devil creature that their client, Jodi, says has been hiding in her closet at her family's home in Williamsport, PA. 960 1280

  

Chief Cornplanter

Chief Cornplanter

Steve speaks with Chief Cornplanter, a reluctant warrior who led the Seneca Indians on a bloody rampage. 960 1280

  

Feeling Abandoned

Feeling Abandoned

Jodi tells Steve how she feels abandoned by her family and terrorized in her own home. 960 1280

  

Taking Jodi's Hand

Taking Jodi's Hand

Steve takes Jodi's hand to console her during her emotional interview. 960 1280

  

Initial Walkthrough

Initial Walkthrough

Amy sees some disturbing and violent events on her initial walkthrough. 960 1280

  

Local Historian

Local Historian

Lou, a local historian, gives Steve details about the Plum Tree Massacre of 1778. 960 1280

  

Looking at Old Newspapers

Looking at Old Newspapers

Steve scrolls through old newspapers on microfiche to learn more about his client's property. 960 1280

  

Remembering Strange Details

Remembering Strange Details

Amy remembers details about the strange creature she discovered on her walk while artist, Laura Knorr, sketches. 960 1280

  

Sketching the Entities

Sketching the Entities

Laura sketches the most vivid and influential entities Amy met on her walk. 960 1280

  

Intense Reveal

Intense Reveal

Steve looks on as Amy shares her experiences at an intense reveal in Williamsport, PA. 960 1280

  

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