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.
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
Mysterious new events at infamous Dyatlov Pass
The body of a 47-year-old Kazakh man has been discovered by hikers from the Meridian mountaineering club at the infamous Dyatlov Pass, according to local security officials. The group of nine from Perm contacted emergency services on Friday, January 8th. Following a message from the group via satellite phone officials lost contact with the hikers, but Russia’s Emergency Ministry was quick to deny that the group of hikers had gone missing, stating that, “They are not missing. The group continues to head on the planned route and maintains contact,” and that they are expected to return from their destination – Manpupuner plateau – on January 18th.
The Investigative Committee, Russia’s equivalent of the FBI, sent an investigator on January 12th, along with police and rescue workers, on a planned three-day expedition. However, they did not reach the site until the following day, after tackling more than 200 kilometers on snowmobiles throught severe weather conditions.
Initial rulings cite the cause of death as hypothermia. “No injuries were found on the body. We saw obvious signs of hypothermia,” said senior investigator Alexander Shulga, reporting discovery of the man’s identity documents and other belongings. He was identified as a 47-year-old man living in Russia’s Chelyabinsk region. Rescuers left the mountain area on January 15th, taking the body for forensic examination and final ruling on the cause of death.
The incident, which is to this day shrouded in mystery, occurred in February of 1959, involving a group of experienced hikers from the Ural Polytechnical Institute who had set up camp for the night on the slopes of Kholat Syakhl. Investigators later determined that the skiers had torn their tents from the inside out. They fled the campsite, probably to escape an imminent threat. Some of them were barefoot, under heavy snowfall. The bodies showed signs of struggle; Dyatlov had injuries to his right fist, as if he had been in a fist fight. Two victims had fractured skulls and broken ribs. One of the skull fractures was so severe it was determined that he would not have been able to move. Additionally, one woman’s tongue was missing. Soviet authorities determined that an “unknown compelling force” had caused the deaths; access to the region was consequently blocked for hikers and adventurers for three years after the incident.
It is of note that the bodies found during the incident which ocurred in 1959 were also initially given the cause of death as hypothermia, and the full records of the incident were not released to the public until over thirty years later.
Full Story: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/body-found-mountain-dead-nine-7157499 , http://tass.ru/en/society/849568
Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyatlov_Pass_incident
US scientists create human-animal hybrids
US scientists are growing human organs inside farm animals like sheep and pigs, in research that could one day save the lives of people in need of organ donations. According to the MIT Technology Review, around 20 animals have been impregnanted with human-animal hybrids at a number of universities in the last year.
The ‘chimeras’ are created by injecting human stem cells into an animal embryo. These embryos are then implanted into a pig or a sheep. Researchers manipulate the stem cells inside the embryo in the hope that they will grow into a human organ of their choosing, which can be taken from the animal and implanted into a human.
The science is potentially revolutionary, but also controversial, with some expressing concerns over the potential ethical dangers of creating hybrids. Last year, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the biomedical research agency of the US Government, said it would no longer support studies which involved these hybrids until the scientific and social implications had been looked at more carefully.
Currently, all the hybrid embryos have had very small amounts of human cells inside of them, and have only grown to be a few centimetres long, being terminated long before coming anywhere close to their usual term.
Full Story: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/human-animal-hybrids-chimeras-us-science-a6806516.html
Excavations begin at the ‘Lost City of the Monkey God’
Nestled deep within the dense jungles of Honduras, the White City was said to have been home to a deity who fathered half-human, half-monkey children hundreds of years ago. Explorer Theodor Morde had hinted at its discovery back in the 1940s but ended up taking its precise whereabouts to the grave after committing suicide before revealing its location. But nothing remains forgotten forever.
President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, personally removed the first artifact from the site Tuesday, January 12th. The artifact is one of dozens from a cache found in February of last year among ruins of a Pre-Columbian city deep in the jungle of La Mosquitia. The artifacts were left untouched under military protection at the undisclosed location. The excavation is being conducted under a grant from the National Geographic Society, and with the support of the Honduran government and the Honduran Institute for History and Anthropology.
“This is an archaeological and historic event,” President Hernández said. “This culture is fascinating, but we’ve got a lot to learn, and it’s going to take some time.” He added, “We are happy to share this knowledge with the world.”
Despite living very near to the Maya civilization, very little is actually known about this mysterious and long lost culture. Scarcely studied, the people who lived in this forgotten city have never even been given a name and nobody knows why they disappeared.
Radio Show Roundup
Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
Monday: 2016 Numerology/Psychology & Supplements
In the first half, numerologist Glynis McCants addressed what the year 2016 means numerologically, as well as provided a rundown of the numbers for the US presidential candidates. In the latter half, Dr. John Gray discussed his groundbreaking work describing the innate differences between men and women.
Tuesday: Oligarchy & Geopolitcs/Greys & Strange Beings
In the first half, geopolitical analyst Craig B. Hulet weighed in on such topics as terrorism, unrest in the Middle East, the US elections, Obama’s presidency, and how the wealthy elite wield their power. In the latter half, crime reporter Bob Mitchell discussed unusual accounts regarding extraterrestrial contacts.
Wednesday: Prophecy Update/Mayan Lore
In the first half, world authority on Nostradamus John Hogue returned to update his prophecy alarm as well as review his past predictions for 2015 and share what Nostradamus has foreseen for 2016. In the latter half, Director of the Maya Exploration Center, Ed Barnhart, talked about the Mayan calendar, archaeoastronomy, and ancient South American culture and religion.
Thursday: Secret Service/Mentalism & Brain Enhancements
In the first half, former member of the NYPD and the Secret Service, Dan Bongino, talked about his experiences in the Secret Service during the administrations of Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama. In the latter half, mentalist and memory expert Jim Karol discussed what we can do to enhance our mental performance and memory.
Friday: Alien Hybrids/Open Lines
Filling in for George, Dave Schrader was joined by Barbara Lamb, a psychotherapist specializing in regression therapy with people who claim encounters with extraterrestrial beings. Open lines followed.
Last Podcast on the Left:
Paranormal Podcast: Angels
We talk to Marie-Ange Faugerolas all about angels on this edition of The Paranormal Podcast.
The Paracast: January 17th, 2016
We explore the amazing theories of alternate realities, parallel universes, as possible solutions to UFOs and other paranormal events with T Allen Greenfield.
Mysterious Universe: 15.01
Investigative filmmaker Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell joins us on our debut podcast for season 15. Jeremy shares his work documenting unique individuals from his film series ‘Extraordinary Beliefs‘ which includes the recent revelations of a military funded NanoPhysicist known for Advanced Propulsion Systems who claims he possesses a mysterious meta-material… not created here on Earth.
Expanded Perspectives: Georgia Guidestones
Cam and Kyle talk about the Georgia Guidestones and America’s Stonehenge. The Georgia Guidestones is a granite monument erected in 1980 in Elbert County, Georgia, in the United States. A set of 10 guidelines is inscribed on the structure in eight modern languages, and a shorter message is inscribed at the top of the structure in four ancient language scripts. The monument stands at the highest point in Elbert County, about 90 miles east of Atlanta. America’s Stonehenge is an archaeological site consisting of a number of large rocks and stone structures scattered around roughly 30 acres within the town of Salem, New Hampshire. America’s Stonehenge is open to the public for a fee.
Skeptoid: Schrodinger’s Cat and the Bomb Detector
Whatever you think you know about Schrödinger’s famous cat is probably wrong.
I’m trying a slightly different layout this week, where I don’t condense the stories as much, leaving them with the full word limit in each post to describe each one. Hopefully that will allow readers to come to a complete conclusion about each story, without having to click away from 4chan to read more, but giving them the option to do so. Ultimately, that might mean less stories each week, but only time will tell about that.
Until Next Time