Things are about to get spooky in Beatrice, after the city council gave its approval for a paranormal reality TV show to shoot in the Beatrice library.
At the Beatrice City Council meeting on Tuesday night, members pulled an item—which gives the Travel Channel and the production company Painless Television, Inc. permission to enter and use the Beatrice Library to film scenes for their show—from the consent agenda to learn more about it.
There’s not a lot of information yet on what the Travel Channel show “The Dead Files” will be focused on, but it has something to do with an event in Wymore, said librarian Laureen Riedesel.
The show, now in its ninth season, features two paranormal investigators. Amy Allan, a medium, and Steve DiSchiavi, a former NYPD homicide detective, independently investigate a location that’s reported to be haunted and then meet to compare notes on the alleged spectral activity.
“What they're interested in is the heritage room and the history side of this, because that's what they're emphasizing in this program,” Riedesel said.
After being contacted by the show’s production crew, Wymore city officials told them that the information the show is interested is a part of the library’s collection, Riedesel said.
The producers are eager to get filming, she said, and had been in contact with her Tuesday afternoon to see if the meeting had happened yet.
“They're obviously on some kind of tight (time) frame where, as soon as it's approved, they're excited about getting their filming situation together,” she said.
The city council approved signing the production company’s filming releases unanimously.