Rodney Shortridge former/retired coal miner, printer and long-haul truck driver. Founded Black Diamond Paranormal Society (BDPS) 2008 and is lead investigator. Interviewed by local and national media on the paranormal. Appeared on A&E’s Biography Channel “My Ghost Story” in 2011 interviewed about the Historic Pocahontas Cemetery and Major Graham Mansion. Host of Within the Chaos on Blogtalkradio The Vibe Radio Network started 2016. Member of IMDb professional entertainment credits photographer, graphic artist, actor, executive producer, prop master, technical consultant, honorary entertainment, event speaker and artist. Founded Historic Pocahontas Haunted Walking Tours 2012-2016. Ex-Board Member of the Historic Pocahontas Inc. 2009-2016. Co-founder of Creative Photography Club 2011-2016. Founder of Creative Photo Club 2016. Founder and Sponsor of PhantomFest started 2018 to present. Member of paranomralsocieties.com, member of the haunting paranormal society network.
Rodney was born in Richlands, VA and raised in small town Rowe, VA, located in Buchannan County in the heart of the Appalachians. Wife Amy, four wonderful children, sons Aaron and Zackery daughters Lee and Dallas, and five grandchildren Half-pint, Hoss, Little Foot, Noah and JZ. His children and grandchildren are his life. His father died at the age of 46 and his passing was a tragic time in Rodney’s life. Without his father’s wisdom Rodney felt lost for many years until he realized he had to try to be the man his father wanted him to be for Rodney’s own children. Rodney was diagnosed as being a Type 2 diabetic in 2002 and almost lost his life on 4 different occasions due to diabetes. Rodney has fought back and with the help of my family, friends, his doctors and nurses he has regained some of his health, but it is an everyday struggle. With the creation of Black Diamond Paranormal Society, Within the Chaos, Historic Pocahontas Haunted Walking Tours and PhantomFest it gives his life more meaning by being able to help and give back to so many people.
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