Meet Amy and Steve

Meet Amy Allan and Steve DiSchiavi, the Dead Files paranormal team.

The Dead Files team approaches every case from its 2 specific areas of expertise: Steve DiSchiavi is a homicide detective, and Amy Allan is a physical medium. They are a paranormal team like no other, combining their unique, eclectic and often-conflicting skills to solve unexplained paranormal phenomena in haunted locations across America.
Amy Allan
During her walk, Amy encounters numerous entities lurking in the client's bar.

During her walk, Amy encounters numerous entities lurking in the client's bar.

Paranormal researcher and physical medium Amy Allan works with retired homicide detective Steve DiSchiavi on The Dead Files to solve unexplained paranormal phenomena in haunted locations across America.

In this series, Amy uses her abilities to communicate with the dead, often assuming their roles and reliving their deaths, while Steve uses his years of detective experience to search for physical evidence. When the 2 investigators come together to share their findings, the parallels between their discoveries are powerfully revealed.

Amy's interest in paranormal phenomena began at age 4, when she says she was tormented by “shadow people” in her Arvada, CO, home. Since then, she's been on a journey to unravel the mysteries of the unexplained.

Amy’s abilities have been studied and tested by leading para-psychologists. She has worked with private investigators and police agencies and has conducted more than 350 investigations in both private homes and businesses.

Amy studied psychology at the University of Arizona and was mentored by world-renowned para-psychologist William Roll.

She resides in Denver.

Steve DiSchiavi

Devoting more than 21 years of active service to the New York City Police Department, retired homicide detective Steve DiSchiavi is now lending his expertise to Travel Channel’s popular series The Dead Files. Based on the powerful premise that every property has a story to be told, Steve and medium Amy Allan combine their unique skills to solve unexplained paranormal phenomena in haunted locations across America.

On The Dead Files, DiSchiavi relies on his police training and experience to explore the facts behind each property — questioning the owners about the building’s history, interviewing local historians and experts, and tracking down any previous owners of the property in question. When the 2 investigators come together at the end to share their findings to each homeowner, the parallels between their discoveries are powerfully revealed in each shocking conclusion.

Following his retirement from the NYPD, Steve worked as a senior investigator for Merrill Lynch’s fraud department, as well as a special investigator for the city of New York. He is a licensed New York state private investigator and a licensed armed guard. He also owns his own private-investigation company, Paragon Investigations.

Steve was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY.

Exclusive Photos and Video

See behind-the-scenes photos from The Dead Files and watch exclusive video from Steve and Amy's criminal/paranormal investigations.

Next Up

Hair-Raising Moments From Ghost Adventures

Since 2008, the Ghost Adventures team has investigated some truly terrifying claims. While not every haunted house turns out to be haunted, there have been moments of paranormal activity recorded by the crew that could convince the staunchest non-believer.

7 Scary Homes From 'Ghost Adventures: House Calls' Season 1

The Ghost Adventures crew traversed the country to help people understand the entities possessing their house.

5 Must-see Episodes From Season 14 Of 'The Dead Files'

Celebrate the 200th episode of "The Dead Files" with a look at five shocking episodes from season 14.

5 Unforgettable Spirits From Ghost Adventures Season 25

Zak Bagans and the Ghost Adventures crew encountered some extremely bold spirits in season 25.

discovery+ Launches Podcast Version of Hit Series A Ghost Ruined My Life Hosted by Acclaimed Director Eli Roth

First Episode Available on March 11 With Episodes Dropping Weekly on Fridays.

Zak Bagans and Crew Help Homeowners in Crisis in New Spinoff 'Ghost Adventures: House Calls'

The all-new eight-part series launches Thursday, May 19, exclusively on discovery+.

‘The Heaviest One’: Ghost Adventures Crew Still Rattled After Goatman’s Bridge Encounter

By day, it’s an Instagram-worthy photo spot, but at night, the abandoned Texas bridge takes on a sinister air. Add Goatman’s Bridge to your haunted hotspot bucket list.

Ghost Adventures Returns with a Brand-New Season of Chilling Lockdowns Beginning Thursday, July 22 on discovery+

The Ghost Adventures crew - Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, BIlly Tolley and Jay Wasley - are back on the haunt, investigating all-new incidents of extreme and disturbing paranormal activity.

Paranormal Superstar Zak Bagans Inks New Multiyear Agreement with discovery+

Bagans to Produce and Star in Multiple New Supernatural Projects; New Episodes of Hit Series Ghost Adventures to Continue Through 2025

Hit Series The Dead Files to Air its Milestone 200th Episode on Saturday, April 2

Special 2-hour season finale follows medium Amy Allan and former homicide detective Steve DiSchiavi on their most challenging case to date - investigating the entire town of Flagstaff, Arizona.

What's New from TRVL

On TV

Stream discovery+

Your favorite shows, personalities and exclusive originals. All in one place.

Subscribe Now

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss Travel Channel in your favorite social media feeds.