Benny Reed: I'm Benny Reed, co-founder of DOA Paranormal and Team Member on Syfy's Deep South Paranormal. I'm a 40 year old Government contracting employee who works with electronics on a daily basis. I spent 8 years and 2 tours of duties in the U.S. Army National Guard. I love fishing, camping, and spending time with my family. I believe all my experiences throughout my life, the good and the bad, have prepared me for the way I approach my passion, paranormal investigating. The reason I got into paranormal investigating is because of all the things that I had happen to me while growing up and all the unexplained things that have happened to me in my life.
After my last deployment, Jonathan and I decided to start up a paranormal group to get some answers to the things that we have questioned throughout our lives. That's where DOA Paranormal came into play. I am known on Deep South Paranormal as "The Joker" for all the practical jokes I play on the team. It’s my job to keep their senses on edge and help lighten the mood when necessary.
Jonathan Hodges: (Born May 13, 1973) – I was born and raised deep in the county outside of Huntsville, AL, where I currently still reside on the same land my great-grandparents owned. This land was the only thing my great-grandparents ever owned, so tradition, family, southern values - these are all things that are extremely important to me and make me who I am. I graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a degree in Business and am currently the Human Resources guy for a government contractor in the Rocket City. Even though I may have a white collar desk job by day, my real passion is the outdoors and everything paranormal. I'm a huge fisherman and love to hike when I have the time. I grew up, since I was old enough to hold a gun or a fishing rod, hunting and fishing with my grandfather.
My paranormal beginning is much like others I have met through the years: I grew up in a house that had strange occurrences happen often. My parents would dismiss them ("oh it was nothing" or "go back to bed it's your imagination") but I knew there was something more to them. The older I got, the more questions I would ask and research on my own. I would read any book I could get my hands on about the paranormal, just trying to understand. I started doing my own investigations about 10 years ago because I knew there was only one way to find the truth, whatever I discovered it was. I have currently been working on SyFy's Deep South Paranormal. I am known as "The Man with the Plan," and I guess some would call me the Team Leader. It's a rough job but someone had to keep these wild guys in check!
Address To Write:
PO Box 4722
By Phone: 1-413-478-3642