Greetings, and welcome to The /x/ Files, the weekly news digest for 4chan’s Paranormal board. Every Sunday, we take a quick snapshot of the mysterious world around us and bring it, in an easily readable magazine format, to the board. I am The Editor, the anonymous creator of this idea and collector of the news that will be following below. In the interests of legitimacy, I will be using a secure tripcode to post the thread; once the posts are completed, I will take the tripcode off and return to my anonymity.
It’s Thanksgiving weekend here on /x/, and the news is sadly in short supply. However, we do have follow-ups on three of our previous stories, a couple new mysteries, and the usual roundup of radio shows and podcasts. Hope your turkey turned out as juicy as mine, as we delve into Issue Three of The /x/ Files!
Table of Contents:
1: Paranormal News of the Week
2: Radio Show Roundup
3: Paranormal Podcasts
4: Editor’s Note
Paranormal News of the Week
No, ISS astronaut Scott Kelly did not take a picture Of a UFO
It probably isn’t clear, but the little grey cylinder that kind of looks like an unlabeled tuna can is the UHF antenna module installed on the Destiny module aboard the ESA. That tuna can is also highly reflective, and so if there’s either sunlight falling on the ISS or external lights from the ISS itself turned on, you’re going to see a couple of bright spots shining off of that module. And in low resolution photographs, looks precisely like the anomaly found in Kelly’s Twitter post.
As much as we might like to believe the sensational, it’s far more important to be cautious, and to make sure we exhaust all the mundane possibilities before admitting the spectacular. As Richard Feynman was so keen to remind us all, “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool.”
Inquiry into the Titanic staffed by Freemasons
A new secret archive shows a high level of masonic involvement in the inquiry into the sinking of the Titanic – not only the judge who oversaw the British Wreck Commissioner’s inquiry into the disaster and leading investigators, but also even some of those who escaped censure were all Freemasons.
A secret archive containing the names of two million freemasons has been opened to the public for the first time. The list, seen by the Telegraph, could lead to a re-examination of almost 200 years of British history, by revealing the extent of Masonic influence in the upper reaches of society at the height of Britain’s imperial grandeur. Records being published online by the genealogy service Ancestry contain the names of royalty, statesmen and thousands of other influential figures including judges, police, military top brass, lawyers and bishops.
On the military field, those listed range from the Duke of Wellington to Lord Kitchener. In the arts it includes writers such as Oscar Wilde and Rudyard Kipling; the actor Sir Henry Irving while names from the musical world include both Gilbert and Sullivan. The explorers Ernest Shackleton and Captain Robert Falcon Scott also feature while scientists listed range from Edward Jenner, the pioneer of vaccines, to Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of penicillin.
Glastonbury myths made up by 12th-century monks
A four year study by archaeologists has comprehensively demolished cherished myths about one of the most romantic religious sites in England, Glastonbury Abbey. The oldest church in England was not built there by Christ’s disciples; Joseph of Arimathea’s walking stick does not miraculously flower every Christmas after 2,000 years. And it turns out that the supposed link with King Arthur is false too – invented by 12th-century monks faced with a financial crisis in the wake of a disastrous fire.
Furthermore, the team of 31 specialists, led by Roberta Gilchrist, professor of archaeology at the University of Reading, found that generations of her predecessors working at the abbey were so bewitched by the legends that they either suppressed or misinterpreted evidence that did not fit.
Mounting evidence suggests Queen Nefertiti’s burial chamber is hidden in King Tut’s tomb
Archaeologist Nicholas Reeves believes the illustrious Egyptian queen has been hiding in plain sight, within a large chamber behind a concealed door in the tomb of King Tutankhamun, which was discovered by Howard Carter in 1922. Recent scientific surveys of the ancient building have found tantalizing clues that are consistent with Reeves’ theories. A survey of the ancient building last September found evidence indicating the existence of two previously undiscovered rooms. “First of all, we saw that on the ceiling itself there’s a distinct line,” Reeves says. He explains that in the room that contains Tutankhamun’s sarcophagus, the line on the ceiling perfectly matches the section of wall that appears to have been plastered over.
Two months later, another survey of the tomb was conducted using infrared thermography, which measures temperature distributions on a surface. According to Mamdouh el-Damaty, the Egyptian Minister of Antiquities, “The preliminary analysis indicates the presence of an area different in its temperature than the other parts of the northern wall.” One possible explanation is that the variation in temperature is, in effect, an infrared shadow of an open area behind the wall.
‘Ghost ships’ baffle authorities in Japan
Strange ‘ghost ships’ have been reported during October and November, with not a single surviving crew member, a coastguard spokesman said. The mysterious ships, which started to show up along the coast of Japan back in October, have been the subject of an ongoing investigation with officials desperate to unravel their secrets. To date 11 ships have turned up, some showing signs of damage – and each with its entire crew found deceased. Some of the vessels also appeared to have been adrift for quite some time.
Radio Show Roundup
Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
Monday: Mind & Heart/ Billy Meier Prophecies
In the first half, clinical psychologist Joseph Gallenberger spoke about his work developing a program to raise the heart energy as a way to manifest healing and mind over matter. In the latter half, Michael Horn, spokesperson for UFO contactee Billy Meier, reported that Meier began making prophecies as far back as 1958, and some of them uncannily resonate with the recent events in France.
Tuesday: Syria & Terrorism/ Embracing Change
In the first half, author and adventurer Robert Young Pelton, who has traveled the globe working with private military contractors, talked about the war in Syria, ISIS, terrorism, and various trouble spots. In the latter half, author Gregg Braden shared his expertise in leading-edge science and wisdom traditions and discussed ways to be resilient, embrace change, and recognize the powerful heart-brain connection.
Wednesday: Alternative Health/ Crop Circle Revelations
In the first half, registered pharmacist Ben Fuchs discussed the latest in health information and natural approaches. In the latter half, crop circle researcher Patty Greer, who has visited more than 100 unusual formations, shared some of her experiences and conclusions.
Thursday: Thanksgiving Secret Door
On a festive Thanksgiving evening, George Noory welcomed surprise guests coming in through the Secret Door. In separate one-hour segments, we heard from the well-known voice of esoteric ideas, Mitch Horowitz, research physicist and author Stan Deyo, paranormal researcher Rosemary Ellen Guiley, and multifaceted author Howard Bloom.
Friday: The Omniverse/ Open Lines
Filling in for George, Jimmy Church welcomed author Alfred Webre, known for his work in exopolitics. Webre discussed topics from his latest book, The Omniverse, which delves into transdimensional intelligence, time travel, teleportation, and the secret space program and colony on Mars.
Midnight in the Desert with Art Bell
Monday: Michio Kaku
Dr. Michio Kaku co-founded the String Field Theory and is a theoretical physicist, bestselling author, acclaimed public speaker, renowned futurist, and popularizer of science. Dr. Kaku continues Einstein’s search for a “Theory of Everything,” seeking to unify the four fundamental forces of the universe: the strong force, the weak force, gravity and electromagnetism.
Tuesday: John Dvorak (rebroadcast)
Dr. Dvorak received his PhD in planetary geophysics from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California. That was followed by working for the U.S. Geological Survey on earthquakes and volcanoes, including the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens and eruptions in Hawaii, Alaska, Italy, Central America and Indonesia. Currently Dvorak operates one of the large telescopes at the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii. His professional interests and included the question of scientific evidence for life beyond planet Earth and whether the multiverse exists.
Wednesday: R. Scott Lemriel – The Seres Agenda
R. Scott Lemriel is a researcher and author who is passionate about revealing hidden truth on Earth and throughout the Galactic multidimensional universe. In the past, Scott directed a weekly TV show “Exploring Your Spiritual Life” in the Seattle area of Washington State. Topics explored included: out-of-body travel, past life recall, dream travel, journeys along the past time track, journeys into parallel timelines, and higher dimensions.
Thursday: Graham Handcock (rebroadcast)
Graham Handcock is the author of the major international non-fiction bestsellers The Sign and the Seal, Fingerprints of the Gods, The Message of the Sphinx, Heaven’s Mirror, Underworld and Supernatural, and of the epic adventure novels Entangled and War God. His books have sold more than five million copies worldwide and have been translated into 30 languages.
Friday: Open Lines
The Other Side of Midnight with Richard Hoagland
Monday: Open Lines
Tuesday: James Turk
James Turk is the founder of GoldMoney.com, which launched in 2001 and was acquired in July 2015 by BitGold Inc. to form GoldMoney Inc., a publicly traded company on the Toronto Stock Venture Exchange under the symbol XAU. He has specialized in international banking, finance and investments since graduating in 1969 from the George Washington University with a B.A. degree in International Economics.
Wednesday: Christopher Knowles
Christopher Loring Knowles is the author of the Eagle Award-winning “Our Gods Wear Spandex: The Secret History of Comic Book Heroes”, co-author of “The Complete X-Files: Behind the Series, the “Myths, and the Movies” and “The Secret History of Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Mysterious Roots of Modern Music”. He was an associate editor and columnist for the five-time Eisner Award-winning Comic Book Artist magazine, as well as a writer and reviewer for the UK magazine, Classic Rock.
Thursday: David Mantik and Robert Morningstar (rebroadcast)
Friday: Moon, Mars, & Beyond
Tonight’s round table discussion brings back familiar voices as they analyze more about the Moon, Mars, and Beyond. Guests include Keith Laney, Robert Harrison, Andrew Currie, Will Farrar and Allan Sturm. Join us as we delve deeper into the ancient civilizations within our solar system.
Last Podcast on the Left: H. H. Holmes: Professional Uncle
It’s time for the conclusion of our series on H.H. Holmes as America’s first urban serial killer goes full Bluebeard by way of safe suffocation on his way out of Chicago and comes close to murdering an entire family in a life insurance scam, the scheme that the man eventually goes down for.
Paranormal Podcast: The UFO Dossier
Kevin Randle joins us to talk about the history of the UFO phenomenon.
The Paracast: November 29th, 2015
Gene and Chris present a nuanced view of the controversial subject of UFO abductions with noted researcher Kathleen Marden. She’ll focus heavily on investigative methods that include forensic hypnosis of those who claim to have been abducted, and she will also talk about the mistakes made by some investigators, who are untrained in the proper techniques of retrieving information, which may contaminate the results. Madden is a professional ufologist known around the world for her work as an alien abduction/ET contact researcher, author and lecturer. She is associated with the Mutual UFO Network, as Director of Experiencer Research, and the Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial Encounters.
Mysterious Universe: 14.22
This week we examine the new book ‘Remote Viewing UFOs and The Visitors’ and author Tunde Atunrase’s challenge to former Army Intelligence remote viewer Joe McMoneagle. McMoneagle is given double blind targets of some of history’s greatest UFO mysteries, including the JAL flight 1628 incident and the abduction of Travis Walton. What new information will one of the world’s greatest remote viewers be able to tell us about these classic cases? Also featured is LSD micro dosing, cloning in China, and bizarre UFO encounters in Africa.
Well, I certainly hope that this is picking up a head of steam now! The feedback has been extremely positive thus far, and that only spurs me on to keep working hard for you guys. As always, suggestions are appreciated.
Until next time