Friday, December 27, 2013 , Updated 7:00 p.m., December 27, 2013
Tune in Friday night to see Waxahachie haunt on The Dead Files
The co-owner of The Catfish Plantation reports seeing objects being thrown at people and said she's worried about the safety of employees and guests.
WAXAHACHIE A local legend is getting the paranormal-investigation treatment on cable television this week. The Catfish Plantation restaurant in Waxahachie will be featured on the December 27 episode of The Dead Files, at 9 p.m. Central on The Travel Channel.
On The Dead Files, paranormal researcher and medium Amy Allan and retired NYPD homicide detective Stephen DiSchiavi work together to try to get to the bottom of unexplained phenomena.
The Catfish Plantation, which is in a house originally built around 1895, is thought to be one of the most haunted spots around Dallas. Spirits there are thought include a woman who died in the front dining room around the turn of the 20th century, another woman who was murdered near the house around 1930, and a man who died there in the 1940s. (Read more about all that from our Joy Tipping.)
The team from The Dead Files was called in by co-owner and general manager Shawn Sparks, who said the haunting problem was getting so out of control, she was worried about the safety of employees and guests. She tells DiSchiavi about seeing “apparitions, shadow people, things moving around” and objects actually being thrown at people.
I’ve seen the episode, and it is indeed pretty creepy. I won’t spoil any of it here, other than what you see in the above clip. Of course, with these kinds of shows, you never know what to think or believe. But even if you’re not a believer, it is interesting to get a glimpse at the history of the home.
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