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.
News is super light this week. I managed to dig up one story about scientists trying to reverse brain death, and that’s kinds sci-fi/spoopy, so I’ll throw it in.
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
A groundbreaking trial to see if it is possible to regenerate the brains of dead people, has won approval from health watchdogs. A biotech company in the US has been granted ethical permission to recruit 20 patients who have been declared clinically dead from a traumatic brain injury, to test whether parts of their central nervous system can be brought back to life.
Scientists will use a combination of therapies, which include injecting the brain with stem cells and a cocktail of peptides, as well as deploying lasers and nerve stimulation techniques which have been shown to bring patients out of comas. The trial participants will have been certified dead and only kept alive through life support. They will be monitored for several months using brain imaging equipment to look for signs of regeneration, particularly in the upper spinal cord – the lowest region of the brain stem which controls independent breathing and heartbeat. The team believes that the brain stem cells may be able to erase their history and re-start life again, based on their surrounding tissue – a process seen in the animal kingdom in creatures like salamanders who can regrow entire limbs.
Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
Monday: Numerology/Drones & Robots
In the first half, numerologist Glynis McCants shared her analysis of recently deceased music superstars such as Prince, and what the numbers say about the US presidential candidates. In the latter half, author and researcher David Wellington reported on the use of drones, and robots in government and law enforcement capacity, as well for civilian spying and surveillance.
Tuesday: Current Events
In the first half, analyst of geopolitics and foreign policy Craig B. Hulet commented on the election cycle, current events, and the geopolitical landscape. Open lines followed.
Wednesday: Natural Healing/Spiritual Answers
In the first half, Dr. Joel Wallach returned to discuss the human body’s innate ability to heal itself through natural means and supplementation, without the use of dangerous and expensive pharmaceuticals. In the latter half, Dr. Mark Pitstick, MA, DC, shared evidence-based answers to important questions about spirituality and the soul.
Thursday: Ghost Hunting/Mind Power
In the first half, Hollywood ghosthunter Rick McCallum talked about the many ghost hunting locations he and his ghost hunting group have been to, and the inexplicable paranormal activity they’ve seen. In the latter half, noted chronicler of the occult and esoteric, Mitch Horowitz, shared practical methods on how to use the positive powers of your mind to improve your life.
Friday: Hutchison’s Experiments
Guest host Richard Syrett welcomed John Hutchison, a self-taught Canadian inventor who has become known around the world for his remarkable experiments that show physical phenomena that are not explainable by conventional physics. Open lines followed.
Last Podcast on the Left: Witch Hunts
In honor of our upcoming show in Los Angeles, we’re covering some of the most brutal and bizarre witch trials in European history, from the strange English hillbilly saga of the Lancashire witches to the France’s oh-so-fancy poison for profit witch scandal, The Affair of Poisons!
Paranormal Podcast: Occult America
Author Mitch Horowitz joins us to talk about the occult history of America on this edition of The Paranormal Podcast
The Paracast: May 8th, 2016
Gene and guest co-host Greg Bishop, host of “Radio Misterioso,” present Erica Lukes, a UFO researcher who has been passionate about UFOs, abductions and the paranormal for her entire life.
Mysterious Universe: 15.17
Researchers Steven and Evan Strong join us to discuss their latest book ‘Between a Rock and a Hard Place’, why they believe the Out of Africa theory is incorrect, and how Australia is the true cradle of humanity. We also feature the latest research from the Institute of Noetic Sciences, the pill that can remove fear, and new case files of Russian USOs.
Expanded Perspectives: D.B. Cooper
On this episode of Expanded Perspectives the guys start off talking about the Large Hadron Collider going offline overnight. Engineers investigating the mishap found the charred remains of a weasel near a gnawed-through power cable. Then, nimble-fingered robots that exactly mimic the movements of a human hand could soon be used to help decommission nuclear power stations. Then, a Kansas witness at Clearwater recalled a UFO incident from the 60s when she and two family members had an encounter with a disc-shaped UFO that shot a beam of light inside their vehicle. Then, the ancient skeleton known as Kennewick Man is related to modern Native American tribes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday. After the break, Kyle brings up one of the most mysterious missing person cases ever “D.B. Cooper”. To this day, no one knows his real name but on Nov. 24, 1971, everyone in America was talking about the mysterious man who called himself D.B. Cooper. That day, Cooper hijacked Northwest Airlines Flight 305 and its 36 passengers using a briefcase that he said contained a bomb. He was never seen again!
Thinking Sideways Podcast: The Disappearance of Ben McDaniels
On August 18th 2010 Ben McDaniel dove into the cave in Vortex Spring in Ponce de Leon Florida. He was never seen again and after years of searching the cave no diver has ever found his body. Is his body in the cave… or somewhere else?
Blurry Photos Podcast: Cicada 3301
Forget the thinking caps, grab the whole thinking suit as the boys of Blurry Photos try to crack Cicada 3301! One of the oddest recent mysteries of the Internet Age, Cicada 3301 is the term for a series of incredibly complex cryptographic puzzles that have stumped and intrigued folks for years now. What are these weird riddles? Or better yet, who devised them and why? Dave and David try to sort through the strangeness, including dissecting a puzzle and throwing out theories of who may have created them.
Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know Podcast: Who Was the Original Night Stalker?
From 1979 to 1986, an unknown serial killer assaulted and murdered at least 10 people. He remains uncaught to this day. So who was he? Is it possible to find the Original Night Stalker?
The Dark Myths Collective:
We are a group of podcasters dedicated to producing high quality and emotionally power-packed listening experiences. While our shows span the full spectrum of genres from history to fiction to crime stories, what binds them together is that they explore the darker side. This allows you to cross genres and discover podcasts you might not have found.
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