BDPS 2014 Events

BDPS at the Pocahontas Cemetery Candle Lighting 4-26-14

BDPS at the Garden Day Community Festival 6-21-14

BDPS at WyvaCon 7-26-14

BDPS 6 Year Anniversary Today 8-8-08 / 8-8-14

Today is a very special day for BDPS Black Diamond Paranormal Society as we celebrate our 6 Year Anniversary..on this date August 8, 2008 BDPS became official with our first investigation that night at one of my families cemetery.....its so hard to believe six years has passed and we are still doing what we love.....we have had some great times and some low times but we always manage to pull through anything that comes our way.....I want to thank my uncle Allen Gross for leading me in this direction without his guidance I would have never thought about being a paranormal investigator or starting my on group....I want to thank Robyn Dalton for believing in what I was starting and becoming BDPS first official member.....I would like to give a huge thank you to all of our clients by inviting BDPS into your lives and giving us a chance to help and try to explain your concerns....also a big shout out and thank you to all the BDPS Members present and past without all of you believing in what I set out and started 6 years ago BDPS would not be here today everyone has committed so much time, energy, and passion to all of our investigations and clients that it is such a honor to have all you touch my life and our clients lives and so many others as we carry on behind the veil and into the darkness.....I couldn't ask for a better group of people that I call my friends and my family.....also I would like to thank everyone that supports BDPS all the friends we have made at so many different events, Facebook, people on the street and everywhere we go there is always someone that is interested in what we do and we all are always excited to meet you and to talk to you about all of your questions or stories that you like to share thank you that is an honor unto itself.....I look forward to many more years as BDPS grows and the new cases that keep coming in and also the many new projects that are heading our in final Happy Anniversary BDPS you guys have once again kicked ass!!!! Love you all, Rodney Shortridge Founder/Lead Investigator Black Diamond Paranormal Society BDPS

Black Diamond Paranormal Society celebrated its 6 Year Anniversary
Starting from the left Sheriff Brian Hieatt of the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Department, center Rodney Shortridge Founder of Black Diamond Paranormal Society, to the right Jerry Conner BDPS Member and instructor at Bluefield State College.
Black Diamond Paranormal Society honored Sheriff Brian Hieatt as it’s first 2014 BDPS Honorary Member of the Year. The support by the Sheriff and the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Department has been a tremendous asset to BDPS.
Jerry “The Professor” Conner was voted as BDPS Member/Investigator of the Year 2014 by BDPS Team Members. Jerry has gone above and beyond the call. Jerry has worked tirelessly to help make BDPS excel as we have throughout the years.
Jerry’s leadership, compassion and understanding is exemplary. Jerry’s dedication and leadership has earned him BDPS 2014 Member/Investigator of the Year. From all of us at Black Diamond Paranormal Society Thank you Professor for all you have done for BDPS.  

BDPS at the Bluefield Autumn Jamboree 9-13-14

BDPS at the Burke's Garden Fall Festival 9-27-14

BDPS's 3rd Annual Historical Pocahontas Haunted Walking Tours 10-17-14 / 10-18-14

BDPS at the Rising Star 23 SyFy Convention 10-25-14

BDPS will also by at the Rising Star SyFy Rising Star Science Fiction Convention on October 25th starting at 9:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. we will be speaking and participating in a Q&A at 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. come on out and enjoy this awesome convention with us.

BDPS's Halloween Monster Mash Costume Dance 10-25-14

Pocahontas Walking Tours & Monster Mash was Spooktactular

Black Diamond Paranormal Society (BDPS) would like to take this moment and thank all who helped, donated and gave so much to make this year’s Pocahontas Historical Haunted Walking Tours and the Halloween Monster Mash Costume Dance such an amazing success.

First off I would like to thank the Town of Pocahontas and its officials for giving us permission to conduct the tours and opening up the Pocahontas Opera House for the Halloween Monster Mash Costume Dance. The Historic Pocahontas Inc. for asking BDPS to help them raise awareness and fundraise for the beautiful historic buildings within the town.

A very special thank you goes out to all of our sponsors and donations from so many local businesses and individuals. Hollywood Actress Maritza Brikisak, Rodriguez Funeral Home, Town of Pocahontas, Interior Motives, D.C. Designs, Citizens Building Supply, Bunny’s Fine Clothing, Hearthside Books, Grants Supermarket of Bluefield, Gizmo’s, Super Cuts, Smart Style, Centre Stage Hair, Dudley Mortuary, Rudy’s of Bluefield, Leslie Ann’s, New Graham Pharmacy, Lowe’s of Bluefield, Applebee’s, Paper & More, Precision Golf, #1 Pawn, First Sentinel Bank of Tazewell, Hayes Drug, Ray’s Tack & Western Wear, R&S Graphics, Hurst Scott Funeral Home, Olde Virginia Pharmacy, Loose Change, J & R Gold, Lemon’s Jewelry, Ultimate Tan, Connie Cantrell Bellacinos, Labor of Love Mission, First Community Bank, Kimberly Shupe, Dollar Tree, McDonalds of Princeton, Godfather Pawn, Frances Sigmon and Cracker Barrel, and a special anonymous friend of BDPS. Thank you all for giving so much and helping put a smile on so many faces young and old. We could not have done this without the help of so many within our communities.

A shout out and a huge thanks go out to the bands along with vendors that came all the way down from Christiansburg VA, Honaker VA, and Tazewell VA to make everyone’s night so special with their amazing music, light show, food and photographs. The Fat Catz, Shogi, Addictive Lighting, Creative Photography Club, Kim’s Little Store and Sheriff Brian Hieatt along with the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Department.

We also want to thank all the local media outlets that gave these events a voice to all the surrounding areas in helping us promote these wonderful events WVVA, Radio Active, Clinch Valley News, The Free Press, The Voice, Bluefield Daily Telegraph and all the local Facebook Friends and Yard Sale Pages.

I would like to point out some very special people within BDPS who worked tirelessly to make all of these events possible. Michele Crigger for her nonstop efforts to get the Opera House cleaned and also finding time to go out within the communities and ask for donations and sponsorships was amazing. She went above and beyond the call of duty. Robyn Dalton even with health issues was able to give so much of herself in working with Michele Crigger to make the events so memorable for everyone. Also to all the guys of BDPS. Jeff Dalton, David Belcher, Mike Brown, Dave Horn and Aaron Shortridge who were the muscle to help get everything placed along with mopping and cleaning. Pat Belcher BDPS Member and Officer of the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office for setting up a booth full of information and treats for everyone. BDPS videographer Olivia Compton, thank you for the great videos and photo’s you took during the Monster Mash Costume Dance. Our Halloween decorator Tabitha Horn and our new friend Amanda for helping with the tickets.     

Thank you to all who came out and made these events so special to everyone. Without you all of this would not be possible. From all of us at Black Diamond Paranormal Society thank you and we are already working on next year’s events.

Rodney Shortridge

Founder/Lead Investigator

Black Diamond Paranormal Society