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THE HOLZER FILES

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THE HOLZER FILES

In THE HOLZER FILES, paranormal investigator Dave Schrader, psychic medium Cindy Kaza and equipment technician Shane Pittman,  investigate terrifying true hauntings from the recently discovered case files of America’s first ghost hunter, Dr. Hans Holzer. Recognized as the “father of the paranormal,” Holzer’s legendary four-decade exploration into disturbing hauntings like the Amityville Horror house helped spawn legions of supernatural enthusiasts, more than 120 books and even inspired Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis to write “Ghostbusters.” Now, with the help of Holzer’s daughter, Alexandra Holzer, Travel Channel exclusively reopens Holzer’s most captivating case files – digging into thousands of documents, letters, photographs and chilling audio and visual recordings dating back to the 1950s.

Bios

Dave Schrader

Dave Schrader is an experienced paranormal investigator and radio host. He currently stars alongside psychic medium Cindy Kaza and equipment technician Shane Pittman in “The Holzer Files.” Together, the trio investigates terrifying true hauntings from the recently discovered case files of America’s first ghost hunter, Dr. Hans Holzer. With the help of Holzer’s daughter, Alexandra Holzer, the team reopens and revisits Holzer’s most captivating cases, digging into thousands of documents, letters, photographs and chilling audio and visual recordings dating back to the 1950s.

Schrader became fascinated with the unexplained at an early age, reading books by parapsychology pioneers like Hans Holzer. He has traveled the world in search of the truth behind some of the most terrifying claims of the supernatural.

Dedicated listeners from across the globe have been tuning into Schrader nightly via his popular radio programs like “Darkness Radio” and “Midnight in the Desert,” where he deep dives into the strange, fringe and bizarre realms of the paranormal. He is also the co-author of the book “The Other Side” and has been featured on several hit paranormal television series, including “Ghost Adventures,” “Paranormal Challenge” and “Paranormal State.”

Schrader prides himself on being one of the last people to interview Hans Holzer before his death and is determined to honor Holzer’s legendary legacy.

Cindy Kaza

Cindy Kaza is a psychic medium. She stars alongside paranormal investigator Dave Schrader and equipment technician Shane Pittman in “The Holzer Files.” Together, the trio investigates terrifying true hauntings from the recently discovered case files of America’s first ghost hunter, Dr. Hans Holzer. With the help of Holzer’s daughter, Alexandra Holzer, the team reopens and revisits Holzer’s most captivating cases, digging into thousands of documents, letters, photographs and chilling audio and visual recordings dating back to the 1950s.

Kaza had her first memorable encounter with a spirit when she was just 10 years old. She dismissed this chilling experience as just a dream until her early 20s, when she realized she was continually having psychically spiritual experiences. Since this “awakening,” Kaza has been searching for the truth about her gifts and testing the limits of her multi-faceted abilities, including “automatic writing,” in which she allows the dead to communicate directly through her via free-form writing.

Kaza has trained at England’s renowned Arthur Findlay School of Intuitive Sciences and now travels across America providing people startling evidence and messages from the dead.

Shane Pittman

Shane Pittman is an equipment technician and paranormal investigator. He currently stars alongside psychic medium Cindy Kaza and paranormal investigator Dave Schrader in “The Holzer Files.” Together, the trio investigates terrifying true hauntings from the recently discovered case files of America’s first ghost hunter, Dr. Hans Holzer. With the help of Holzer’s daughter, Alexandra Holzer, the team reopens and revisits Holzer’s most captivating cases, digging into thousands of documents, letters, photographs and chilling audio and visual recordings dating back to the 1950s.

Pittman has had profound unexplained paranormal experiences since childhood. He became determined to learn as much as he could by researching every possible technological method, in the hopes of finding the truth about his otherworldly encounters. Pittman strives to use his passion for modern technology to advance the field of paranormal study, attempting to scientifically validate paranormal experiences using the latest techniques available.

Pittman is also the lead investigator for the Fusion Paranormal team and was host of “The Fusion Project” podcast.

Episodes

Season 2

Episode 7 - “Forever Home” – Begins Streaming Saturday, February 6

In 1969, Hans Holzer’s investigation of Howard Lodge was abruptly cut short by the home’s owner. The team returns to uncover the haunting reality behind this stately Maryland manor’s unnatural grip on the living.

Episode 8 - “Ties That Burn” – Begins Streaming Saturday, February 13

<p”>In 1976, Hans Holzer helped the spirit of a grieving widow pass over, bringing peace to a terrified family – until the alarming paranormal activity returned. The team heads to the quiet coastal town of Port Clyde, Maine, to investigate the resurgent haunting.

Episode 9 - “The Ghost That Got Away” – Begins Streaming Saturday, February 20

The team reopens a case that eluded Hans Holzer for decades as they unlock the iron gates of a Virginia mansion for its first-ever paranormal investigation. They seek out the spirit of a young woman said to roam the grounds, weeping for her lost love.

 

Episode 10 - “Ancient Evil” – Begins Streaming Saturday, February 27

Hans Holzer visited Mystery Hill countless times throughout his storied career, yet he refused to discuss the dark truths buried on the site. The team ventures to New Hampshire to find out why he insisted on keeping his family far away from the haunted hilltop.

Episode 11 - “Don't Send Them to Heaven” – Begins Streaming Saturday, March 6

In 1968, Hans Holzer fled an unassuming farmhouse out of fear of possession at the hands of a powerful entity. Reports of the current owner’s paranormal encounters sends the team to Waterford, Maine, to confront the dark presence haunting the historic home.

 

 

Episode 12 - “Dead Calm” – Begins Streaming Saturday, March 13

The team embark on an investigation unlike any other aboard the completely empty and notoriously haunted Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. They discover an unsettling presence Hans Holzer confronted in 1976 has risen to the surface, and it just may pull them under.

SEASON FINALE - Episode 13: “Devil in the Rock” – Begins Streaming Saturday, March 20

The team ventures to the Massachusetts coast to follow up on Hans Holzer’s 1964 investigation of the Bates Ship Chandlery. As they delve deep into the property’s past, they uncover a chilling undercurrent of darkness anchored in the rocky shores.

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