Society & Culture
DAVID PIERCE RODRIGUEZ, FOUNDER OF PRISM PARANORMAL RESEARCH
David Pierce Rodriguez is the founder of PRISM Paranormal Research. He was born in Madison, Wisconsin, the son of a Cuban father and American mother. Fluent in both English and Spanish, he spent the first part of his life growing up in Spain and Portugal. As a teenager, he moved to the United States and currently resides in Miami, Florida. Between the ages of twelve and sixteen, David experienced a series of several life-altering paranormal events. In an effort to show his family and others who were skeptical about what he had encountered, he began documenting the events that he was experiencing.
After finishing his studies at the Ohio State University, in 1996, David co-owned a recording studio in Atlanta, Georgia and learned the art of recording spirit voices, or Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP). In 2003, David started a paranormal meet-up group in Omaha, Nebraska. The popularity of the group quickly led to the formation of Paranormal Research and Investigative Studies Midwest (PRISM). As of 2018, PRISM Paranormal Research is comprised of fifteen teams worldwide.
David currently works as the Director of PRISM South Florida and has made several TV appearances in both the United States and Latin America. Television stations include NBC, Univision, Telemundo, Mega TV, América TeVe, and Mira TV. David also works as an official ghost tour guide for Miami-Dade County, hosting events at several haunted Miami locations including the Deering Estate, the Gold Coast Railroad Museum, the Cape Florida Lighthouse, and Thalatta Estate. In early 2016, David was the first paranormal researcher to investigate on the island nation of Cuba...plus Emily Menshouse Stakely of Frick and Frack Paranormal and Dirty Ghost Box..Emily...Emily Menshouse Stakely has studied paranormal activities, concentrating in the area of electronic voice phenomenon analysis (EVP), for nearly 18 years. She has participated in and conducted large scale location and residential hauntings including being the paranormal residential investigator for The Seaton Manor located in Ashland, Kentucky. Emily founded Frick & Frack Paranormal (affiliate to PRISM) and will be working on The Boneyfiddle Hauntings project located in Portsmouth, Ohio. She is also the Creator of The Dirty Ghostbox, which you can find on her YouTube page. She is a former cast member of the TV Show The Paranormal Journeys, participating in Seasons 3-5, currently filming Season 5. The show can be found on Roku and other networks in several different states- Check local listings. Also, Emily has recently worked with PRISM’s Founder, David Pierce Rodriguez, on Haunted Columbus and Haunted Louisville projects. She has had numerous radio guest appearances on networks such as Para-X, Paramania, KCOR, Holsworthy Mark Show, The Calling, Paranormal Analytical, Paranormally Correct, A to Z with Amy and Zana, Exploring The Bizarre, Paranormal Analytical, and Behind The Open Door. Emily obtained her Bachelor and Master Degree in Christian Education with a minor in Theology at Freedom Bible College and Seminary. She furthered her education by also obtaining a Bachelor in Accounting through Ohio University, Bachelor of Business Administration/Marketing through The University of The Cumberlands along with her Master in Teaching (Elementary Education). She has extensive background in business development, marketing, social media, training/teaching, and management.
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