Today I’m welcoming Steve Di Schiavi, co-host of The Travel Channel’s exciting show, The Dead Files. Thank you, Steve for stopping by!
Sheila ~ Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Steve ~ I was born & raised in Brooklyn, NY to 1st generation Italian parents…I served 3 years in the USMC after being asked to leave HS.. lol, honorably discharged and joined the NYPD, spent almost 22 years retiring from the Manhattan North Homicide Squad…
Sheila~ How did you get to become the co-host of the hit television series, The Dead Files?
Steve ~ ABC News filmed a documentary called NYPD 24/7 that was acclaimed and won an Emmy.. I was the featured detective in the 1st episode..an executive saw it and I was asked if I would be interested in doing television…
Sheila ~ What’s it like working with Amy Allan?
Steve ~ She amazes me every week and it’s still hard for a man like me to understand her abilities, she’s amazing!
Sheila ~ What was the scariest location you’ve ever investigated?
Steve ~ I don’t ever get scared at a location, I’ve been thru to many horrors in real life to be afraid of a building…
Sheila ~ Prior to working on the show, did you ever have any encounters with the paranormal?
Steve ~ I have never and to this day still have not..
Sheila ~ Would you consider yourself a skeptic or a believer? Or perhaps a little bit of
Steve ~ I consider myself an open minded skeptic and am more a skeptic of people than the paranormal..
Sheila ~ How do you go about collecting the history of the potentially haunted locations? What steps do you take?
Steve ~ It’s a long process starting with a deed and chain of title search on the property, then research on those who lived and died there as well as the surrounding area..
Sheila ~ During your career as a homicide detective, what would you say was the most difficult part about your job?
Steve ~ I would say dealing with child deaths and notifying loved ones of a death…
Sheila ~ Are there any current or future projects that you’d like to share? What’s next for Steve Di Schiavi?
Steve ~ Right now concentrating on The Dead Files and helping as many as we can, hopefully for many years to come..
Sheila ~ Any words of wisdom for those who want to investigate the paranormal?
Steve ~ Not as far as paranormal investigating, but do your homework on the location and the people who call you in as well.. DO NOT BELIEVE everything they say…people tend to blame everything on the paranormal once they’ve had one experience..
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