Amy Allan has had a long history with the paranormal. The leading cast member of the reality TV series Dead Files, Amy’s first brush with what she calls shadow people was when she was four years of age. This happened in her parent’s home in Arvada, Colorado. Unlike most of the other four-year-olds who would be scared and would want nothing to do with the supernatural, Amy consciously started searching for them. In the years that followed, Amy developed her skills as a medium and paranormal investigator. Today, Amy is one of the top authorities in everything paranormal. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Amy Allan.
Who indeed is Amy Allan?
Amy Allan is a paranormal investigator and one of the co-hosts & executive producer of the television show “The Dead Files.” Amy Allan is an American Television personality, paranormal investigator & physical medium who claims to communicate with the dead. She is best known for co-hosting Travel Channel’s paranormal television series ‘The Dead Files’ where she has also served as executive producer. She has also worked as a consultant for other TV shows and studied alternative healing methods. As of 2023. Amy Allan has a net worth of USD 2.4M.
Amy Allan was born on May 31, 1973, in Denver, Colorado, United States. Amy’s interest in the paranormal started when she was tormented by the shadow people at four years of age. She did not fully understand what was going on until she was in her 20s when she learned the terminology and application of her abilities. Amy would consume any material made on paranormal encounters including books, movies, and many more. After graduating from her local high school, Amy moved to Arizona to study at The University of Arizona. She graduated with a degree in psychology and continued to informally study religion, sociology, sleep, and sleep disorders. During her time at the university, Amy was mentored by the world-renowned parapsychologist William Roll. She also studied various forms of alternative healing.
While Amy is well-known in the supernatural communities she has explained that she likes to make a distinction between a medium and a psychic. A medium is someone who only works with the dead, while a psychic can know things about the past, present and possible future. On her method as a medium, she says she does not look for ghosts specifically but rather communicates with spirits to find out insight into past events. In her career as a medium, Amy has worked on more than 350 cases and has faced her share of challenges and scariest moments, such as being physically attacked, being caught off guard, being followed home and being jumped out of the closet by a spirit dressed like a ghost.
Her abilities have often been called into action by leading para-psychologists who wanted to study her abilities. Over the years, Amy has worked with fellow para-psychologists and police officers. She has also worked with a forensic sketch artist to draw images that she claims to witness. Allan frequently contributed to private and police investigations using her extraordinary abilities before she was approached by screenwriter Jim Casey, who created and executive produced The Dead Files. The show premiered on September 23, 2011, on Travel Channel and moved to Discovery+ in 2021.
Amy achieved worldwide fame following her numerous appearances in the reality TV series, “The Dead Files.” The series features the adventures of Amy Allan and Steve DiSchiavi, who is a retired homicide detective with more than 20 years of experience. As a medium, Amy often lets spirits inhabit her body and attempts to find out the reason for their death. On the other hand, her partner Steve DiSchiavi talks with the living to find traces of physiological evidence to better solve the problem at hand. The series paints the obvious difference between the world of the supernatural and the world of the living. When Amy and her partner come together to discuss the findings, the differences are never subtle.
In addition to her work on Travel Channel, Amy has also made notable appearances and worked as a consultant on several other television channels including CBS, TLC, and Discovery. She also worked as an alternative healer such as in acupuncture, Asian medicine, western massage, Thai yoga massage, and Zen shiatsu.
Dead Files Exit
Amy Allan has appeared in over 200 episodes of The Dead Files since its inception in 2011. In years of work on the series, she has revealed some of her favorite episodes such as the one she and Dischavi investigated an old plantation house in Louisiana that had a lot of history and activity. She also has gone on to say hoping that the show helps people understand more about the paranormal world and how it affects them. On “What’s it like to work with Steve on The Dead Files?,” Allan went on to say she enjoys working with DiSchiavi, who has a way of making everyone laugh and joke. She says they have a good rapport and respect for each other’s work. However, after 14 seasons and over 200 episodes, Allan decided to leave the show in 2023 for a personal break.
In April 2023, the Travel Channel announced the return of The Dead Files for its 15th season but also revealed that Allan would depart after the fifth episode, which aired on June 29, 2023. The network stated that Allan was stepping down for a personal break, after years of doing this intense work, and that she would pass the torch to fellow psychic medium Cindy Kaza, who would continue to work with DiSchiavi. Allan confirmed her departure on Instagram, where she thanked her fans and colleagues for their support and love. Allan also hinted at some personal issues that led to her decision, such as feeling overwhelmed, emotional, and drained by the energy in the world and the upheaval in her personal life. She also said that she returned to Tucson, Arizona,.
Life After: What is Amy Allan doing now?
According to her Instagram, Amy Allan is enjoying her new life after leaving The Dead Files. She is focusing on getting healthy, running her online store, refreshing her massage skills, and guiding some workshops and paranormal events. She also loves hunting for new items, especially clothes, antiques, and stones. She has not announced any plans to return to television, but she remains grateful for her time on The Dead Files and the support of her fans.
Amy Allan has a social media presence on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. She has 114k followers on Instagram, where she posts photos and videos of herself, her animals, her travels and her work. She has 178k followers on Facebook, where she shares updates and news about her life and career. She has 127k followers on Twitter, where she interacts with her fans and posts behind-the-scenes content.
Two Marriage and a Divorce:
Amy is married to Rob Traegler who shares a passion for the paranormal. They met on the set of The Dead Files, a show where Amy investigates haunted locations and Rob works as a producer and director. They fell in love and got engaged in 2017, when Amy showed off her diamond ring on Instagram during a romantic vacation. The next year, they exchanged vows in a beautiful wedding ceremony. Amy and Rob have been married for five years now, but they do not have any children. They enjoy their life in Los Angeles, California.
However, this is not her first marriage. She was previously married to Matthew Anderson, whom she met in college and became friends with. They dated for some years before getting married. Matthew also shared her interest in paranormal activities and joined her in the reality television show “The Dead Files”. He appeared in 111 episodes from 2011 to 2016. However, their marriage did not last and they divorced in 2013, after separating in 2012. Despite their personal differences, they continued to work together as co-cast members until Matthew left the show in 2016. He later married Jill Murelli in 2021.
Psychic ability runs in the family with both of Amy’s parents being able to act as a medium. Her mother is a telepathic medium who can communicate even away from the location of the paranormal activity. Meanwhile, her father is a physical medium who served the United States in the Vietnam War.
Amy has Hazel Green eyes and dark brown hair which she likes to dye in different colors such as blonde, pink, golden, and auburn red. She is about 5ft 7 ins (1.70cm) and weighs around 141 lbs (64kgs). She likes to wear mostly black and casual clothes like jackets, shirts, pants, boots and hats. She also accessorizes with black sunglasses, gloves and scarves. She sometimes adds a touch of color with a red or purple shirt or a patterned scarf. Her style reflects her personality as a paranormal investigator and a medium who deals with dark and mysterious forces.
50 years old
May 31, 1973
Denver, Colorado, United States
University of Arizona
Television personality, Psychic Medium, Paranormal Investigator