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 way.....so 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
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.
Pocahontas Walking Tours & Monster Mash was
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
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.
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