Issue Five

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.

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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

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Radio Show Roundup

Coast to Coast AM with George Noory

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Midnight in the Desert with Art Bell

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The Other Side of Midnight with Richard Hoagland

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Paranormal Podcasts

Last Podcast on the Left: Leonard Lake and Charles Ng Part II: What I Bring to Friendship

The series on two of America’s most despicable killers continues with Leonard Lake finding the perfect location to pull off the evil and twisted Operation Miranda and Charles Ng fully joining up with his murder partner in California.

Link: http://cavecomedyradio.com/podcast-episode/leonard-lake-and-charles-ng-part-ii-what-i-bring-to-friendship/

Paranormal Podcast: Ohio’s Historic Haunts

James A. Willis takes us on a tour of the historic haunts of the Buckeye State.

Link: http://jimharold.com/ohios-historic-haunts-the-paranormal-podcast-410/

The Paracast: December 13th, 2015

Gene and Chris present Walter Bosley, an author, blogger, former AFOSI agent and a former FBI counterintelligence specialist. The agenda includes amazing evidence of synchronicity, such as in the recent mass shooting in San Bernadino, CA. that was attributed to terrorism.

Link: http://www.theparacast.com/

Mysterious Universe: 14.24

Author and Science journalist Matt Kaplan give us a a definitive look into the elements of mystical places and magical objects from ancient history, mythology, and contemporary culture. From Viking Berserkers to the Egyptian cult of Horus, Matt takes us across cultures and time periods to point out that there is often much more to these enduring magical narratives than mere fantasy.

Link: http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2015/12/14-24-mu-podcast/

Expanded Perspectives: Alaska’s Otterman

Cam gets into the unusual Alaska legend of the Kushtaka or Otterman! The Tlingit and Tsimshian peoples, indigenous inhabitants of the Pacific Northwest Coast of the United States and Southeastern Alaska, have a robust folklore surrounding a mythical and maniacal trickster race called the Kushtaka, which roughly translates as “land otter people”, a shape-shifting species of otter that is rumored to spend a lot of its time trying to lure unsuspecting humans away from their homes in order to turn them into more Kushtaka.

Link: http://www.expandedperspectives.com/alaskas-ottermankushtaka/

Skeptoid: The Russian Sleep Experiment

It’s a widely published fact that the Russian Sleep Experiment was a piece of fiction, posted anonymously in 2010. Despite this, there are always conspiracy minded people insistent that the story is true, or was leaked from some secret government lab. But the interesting part comes when we ask whether the story is plausible. What would happen to people if they were forcibly deprived of sleep for that long? Would they go crazy, attacking and eating each other like zombies?

Link: https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4496

Thinking Sideways Podcast: The White House Farm Murders

Three generations of the Bamber family died in the family farmhouse in August 1985, in a case which came to be called the White House Farm Murders, one of the most notorious crimes in modern British history. Was it a murder/suicide? Or just straight-up murder? Thirty years later, the case is still controversial, and still unsolved.

Link: http://thinkingsidewayspodcast.com/the-white-house-farm-murders/

Editor’s Note:

Not much to talk about this week. Last issue disappeared in less than a day, so I’m posting this later in the day, in the hopes that more eyeballs will hook onto it.

As for the Art Bell debacle, I’m going to quote, verbatim, a comment I found written by an old fan.

“Art abruptly retired in 1998. He blames it on his son being molested. That is, of course, a tragedy, although I don’t see why he needs to suddenly quit. But okay. Then he comes back and quickly retired again, blaming a bad back. The show permanently goes to Mike Seagel.
“Art comes back within a year, citing Mike’s low ratings and more mainstream, political format. He does the show sporadically, retires again in ’03, handing it off to George Noory and swearing he’ll never come back due to his bad back…but shows up now and then when the mood strikes him.
“His wife suddenly and mysteriously dies in 2006. She had “Asthma” and there are no witnesses. He expresses suicidal thoughts on the air. Then he meets a young girl from the Philippines and marries her within weeks. He says he only started communicating with her after Ramona dies, but again, no proof has been offered. Then he’s broadcasting from his new home in the Philippines–a pretty good place for him to hide out for a few years to ensure the coast is clear.
“Anyway, he misses many of his broadcasts and announces at least one more “retirement,” citing a poor satellite signal. Yet others broadcast from the Philippines without incident. Then he claims he has to leave the Philippines because someone put out an internet post over his name insulting Filipinos. Yet rather than just use C2C as a forum for announcing that it’s a ruse, that his present wife is filipino, his daughter is filipino, and that his last wife was filipino, as proof of his lack of hostility towards then, he retires again!
“Then after broadcasting again from The Kingdom of Nye, he quits C2C for good in 2010. It was abrupt and he didn’t even finish out his contract. Of course, they’re the evil corporation, that because they have a mean spirit and want to make money, expect Art to fulfill his contractual obligations. He doesn’t.
“Then after his non-comp runs out, he’s on Sirius. He says some listeners complained about the audio feed, demands the show be broadcast for free on the internet, which completely contradicts Sirius’ well known business model, and when they refuse (as granting the request would create a precedent which their other broadcasters could use, as well as dissuade Art’s fans from subscribing), he unceremoniously quits after six weeks.
“Then after that non-comp runs out, he’s back on the Internet…and quits again, citing a stalker.”

What more needs to be said. Art has been a flake for years. His new show was awful and couldn’t pull any A-list guests. His production value was garbage, and he seemed disinterested from the very start. So yeah, see you, Art.

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