Born: October 30, 1969
Hometown: Rowe, Virginia
Resides: North Tazewell, Virginia
Founder / Lead Investigator of Black Diamond Paranormal Society since 2008
Host of Within the Chaos Blogtalkradio since January 2016
My name is Rodney Shortridge
former/retired coal miner, printer and long-haul truck driver. Foundered 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. 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. Founded Historic Pocahontas Haunted Walking Tours. Ex-Board Member of the Historic Pocahontas Inc. Community Leader. Founder and Sponsor of PhantomFest started 2018. Member of
paranomralsocieties.com, member of the haunting paranormal society network.
Personal: I have four wonderful children and five grandchildren. My children and grandchildren are my life. My father died at the age of 46 and his passing was a tragic time in
my life. Without his wisdom I was lost for many years until I realized I had to try to be the man he wanted me to be for my own children. I was diagnosed as being a Type 2 diabetic in 2002 and almost
lost my life on 4 different occasions due to my diabetes. I have fought back and with the help of my family, friends and the doctors and nurses I have some of my health back, 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 my life more meaning to be able to help and give
back to so many people.