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.
And a very merry Ishtar to you all! I’m reporting live on location from my parent’s home. My mother has made an almost full recovery from her pneumonia, and since it was so close to the holiday, we all decided I should stay over til the weekend was over before I went back to my own home. This week, we’ve got breaking news about King Tut’s Tomb, possible Jurassic Park-style discoveries, and a burial site found in Poland that predates the pyramids. That and the usual stuff, in Issue Twenty 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
Hidden Rooms Confirmed In King Tut’s Tomb
In continuation of the story we’ve been following since the inaugural issue of The /x/ Files, Egyptian Antiquities Minister Mamdouh El Damati announced, on March 17th, that based on preliminary findings from a radar scan of King Tut’s tomb site, experts are 90% sure they found two new chambers behind the walls of Tut’s resting place. Damati told the press conference that metal and organic masses were revealed by the scans, signaling that the rooms could possibly contain funerary objects. “It could be the discovery of the century. It’s very important for Egyptian history and the history of the world,” he said, adding that the chambers may well have belonged to a king or queen.
The search for the mysterious hidden room began last year when University of Arizona Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves discovered what he believed to be the outline of a hidden doorway, after examining photographs of the tomb’s interior. Soon afterwards the Egyptian Antiquities Ministry authorized the use of scanning equipment within the tomb to look for evidence of hidden rooms and initial scans revealed part of the tomb’s northern wall appeared to have different temperature to the rest of the tomb – a discrepancy thought to indicate a secret chamber.
King Tutankhamun, was the Egyptian pharaoh who rose to power at the tender age of 10 and died of mysterious causes at age 20. His opulent tomb was discovered by British archaeologist Howard Carter in 1922. The boy king was buried quickly; many experts believe that his death was unexpected, and that his underlings had to put him in a makeshift tomb.
Further tests will be done on March 31st to discover more about the newly-discovered spaces, followed by another news conference on April 1st.
Full Story: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/03/160317-king-tut-tomb-hidden-chambers-radar-egypt-archaeology/
Pregnant T. Rex Found, May Contain DNA
A pregnant Tyrannosaurus rex has been found, shedding light on the evolution of egg-laying as well as on gender differences in the dinosaur. The remains also could contain the holy grail of all dinosaur fossils: DNA. “Yes, it’s possible,” Said Lindsay Zanno, assistant research professor of biological sciences at North Carolina State University, and head of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Paleontology Research Lab. “We have some evidence that fragments of DNA may be preserved in dinosaur fossils, but this remains to be tested further.”
What has been confirmed so far is that the T. rex, which was found in Montana and dates to 68 million years ago, retained medullary bone that reveals the individual was pregnant. Medullary bone is only present in female living dinosaurs, i.e. birds, just before and during egg laying. It’s this type of bone that could retain preserved DNA.
Full Story: http://news.discovery.com/animals/dinosaurs/pregnant-t-rex-found-may-contain-dna-160316.htm
New scans reveal ancient ‘pyramids’ in Poland
A megalithic site featuring ancient tombs even older than Egypt’s pyramids has been found in Poland. The ancient stone structures, which are believed to have been built by the Funnel Beaker Culture up to 5,000 years ago, are typically triangular in shape with large stone blocks around the outside. Thought to have been the final resting place of the tribal elders, these megalithic tombs are an important discovery and could be the largest of their kind found anywhere in Europe.
A total of 18 tombs were revealed – many of which having never been identified before – following airborne laser scanning and 3D mapping efforts by researchers from the University of Szczecin. “The area near Dolic is undoubtedly the most interesting, we have selected at least a dozen potential megalithic tombs,” said Agnieszka Matuszewska. “In the course of verification in the field we have clearly confirmed the presence of 18 Kujawy type megalithic tombs, a much higher number than previously known from the literature.”
Full Story: http://www.archaeology.org/news/4228-160302-poland-megalithic-tombs
Radio Show Roundup
Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
Monday: Natural Healing/The Solar Superstorm
In the first half, Dr. Joel Wallach discussed the human body’s innate ability to heal itself through natural means, without the use of dangerous and expensive pharmaceuticals. In the latter half, remote viewing teacher Edward A. Dames, Major, U.S. Army (Ret.) presented updates on his solar ‘Killshot’ predictions and precursors, and other events he has remote viewed.
Tuesday: Food Chains & Nature/Moon Mysteries
In the first half, scientist, writer, and educator Sean B. Carroll discussed the importance of wildlife and food chains in nature, and their effect on humans. In the second half, investigative journalist covering the paranormal and UFOs, Rob Shelsky, shared his hypothesis that Earth’s moon was a recent addition to the solar system.
Wednesday: Mysterious Disappearances & Patterns
Investigator David Paulides, who has become an expert in the large number of mysterious disappearances happening in American national parks and forests, discussed disturbing cases and the unusual patterns that appear with many of them. Open lines followed.
Thursday: Chemtrails & Morgellon’s/Apocalypse Cycles
In the first half, biochemist and nutritionist Ted Broerspoke about an array of topics including secretive technology such as scalar waves, how transhumanism will turn humans into “bio-robots,” and new studies on Morgellon’s disease and a possible relationship to chemtrails. In the latter half, professor, author and Judaica scholar Ken Hanson discussed Easter, Passover, and the model for a 6,000 year cycle of apocalypse.
Friday: Alchemy, Immortality, & the Cross of Hendaye
Filling in for George Noory, guest host Jimmy Church(email) welcomed filmmaker and hermetic scholar Jay Weidner for a discussion on his research into alchemy and the Cross of Hendaye—a strange cross located in a churchyard in the small southwestern coastal town of Hendaye, France. Open lines followed.
Last Podcast on the Left: Roswell Part II: It’s A Balloon
It’s time for the (alleged) debunking on the wrap up to our Roswell theory as well as alternate theories blaming everyone from the Russians to the Nazis to God to the Devil.
Paranormal Podcast: Haunted Hospitals
Haunted Hospitals are the subject of our interview with Richard Estep. Richard shares his cornucopia of creepy stories on this edition of The Paranormal Podcast.
The Paracast: March 27th, 2016
Gene and Chris present Chase Kloetzke, Deputy Director of Investigations and Special Case Manager for MUFON. Chase has a long career that qualifies her as an ace investigator, including a stint as a Master Trainer and Master Instructor with the U.S. Department of Defense.
Mysterious Universe: 15.11
After the internet’s 24 hour decimation of Microsoft’s latest chat AI we hear how one infamous broadcaster believes we are all being similarly hacked by an alien intelligence. We then investigate archaeoacoustics and an alleged pre-historic ‘consciousness internet’ before eventually winding up with tales of portal traversing Men in Black and the mysterious Force X.
Expanded Perspectives: The Stone Spheres of Costa Rica/The Olmecs
On this episode of Expanded Perspectives the guys talk about a possible time slip story. Then, taxi drivers working in towns in north-east Japan that were devastated in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami are reporting picking up “ghost passengers”. Next, new research presented at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society demonstrated how to turn waste tomatoes into watts tomatoes, using a chemical reaction to generate electricity. Then, Mamdouh Eldamaty, the Egyptian antiquities minister, held a press conference in Cairo to announce a tantalizing new piece of evidence about King Tut’s Tomb. After the break Kyle brings of the unusual Stone Spheres of Costa Rica and Cam talks about the Olmecs and their mysterious culture.
Skeptoid: Firestorm in Waco
How much truth is there to the conspiracy theories that the FBI deliberately killed the Branch Davidians?
Blurry Photos Podcast: Plum Island
Time to hop a ferry to conspiracy-town as David and Dave take a peek at Plum Island! A small piece of real estate on Long Island Sound, Plum Island has been home to a disease testing facility, but just what exactly are they testing there? Some people think hoof and mouth disease and other animal illnesses. Some people think it’s more than that, however, and the implications are dire. Has this government-run lab been ground zero for secret Nazi science, mutant animal experimentation, and bio-warfare development? Did one dead experimental monster wash up on nearby Montauk beach? The boys discuss the island’s history, mystery, and authenticity in this conspiracy-laced episode of the podcast!
Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know Podcast: Beyond Flint: The Looming Lead Crisis
What’s in the water in Flint? Did city officials really cover up a potentially deadly situation? Tune in as Ben, Matt and Noel look into the Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know about the Flint water crisis.
Until Next Time