Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

November 14, 2012

Thanks for successful haunted tour

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

— I would like to thank all that came out to Pocahontas to help make the Historical Haunted Walking Tour a success. It was an amazing day for the walking tour, and an honor to meet all that participated. Thank you all for sharing your photos and your personal experience on the tour.

 Like I’ve said many times to many people that have asked the question — can you have any paranormal experiences during the day — and my answer has always be “yes.” Everyone that walked the tour had some type of experience whether it be in your photos that captured something that we were unable to explain or your personal experiences of being touched. Everyone experienced something special and it is always a great feeling when we are able to share these experiences alongside all of our new friends.

I also would like to thank the Historical Pocahontas Inc. board members that agreed to let Black Diamond Paranormal Society (BDPS) to represent the town’s amazing historical sites for giving us the opportunity.

This event could not have been possible without one man’s belief in the BDPS and that man has always had the best interest of the town of Pocahontas.Without his hard work and dedication this tour would not have been possible. Thank you Tom Childress from all of us at BDPS for trusting in our organization, being our historical guide and a friend of Pocahontas, Va.

Special thanks go out to the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office for their ongoing work with the Labor of Love. Saying thank you just doesn’t seem to be enough for the BDPS members. Their hard work and dedication to BDPS and our local communities surpasses all expectations of any group. Time and time again these people never let me down. They are more than members of a local organization. These people are my family and without them there would be no Black Diamond Paranormal Society. I would like to thank each one for your sacrifices to making BDPS what it is today and doing an amazing job with the Historical Haunted Walking Tour: Mike Brown, Jason Kwun, Michele Crigger, Robyn Dalton, Jeff Dalton & Scott Osmundson, along with the BDPS family Amy Shortridge, Dakota Shortridge & Dallas Shortridge.

Rodney Shortridge

Founder/Lead Investigator of Black Diamond Paranormal Society, North Tazewell, Va.