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 getting harder and harder to find legitimate paranormal news these days. It’s like there’s a spoopy drought or something. Even all the podcasts are recycling old UFO and Cryptid stories. It’s pretty disheartening to not bring you guys any fresh articles, but I’ll give you what I’ve got to give.
Table of Contents:
1: Radio Show Roundup
2: Paranormal Podcasts
3: Editor’s Note
Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
Monday: Alternative Health/Strange-but-True Tales
In the first half, registered pharmacist and nutritionist Benjamin Fuchs discussed nutritional and health supplements, and alternative approaches to many medical problems. In the latter half, author Robert Damon Schneck, a longtime chronicler of the weird and unexplained, detailed his investigation into a terrifying case of Ouija board experiments gone bad, as well as other strange-but-true tales.
Tuesday: Forbidden Archaeology
On the cutting edge of science and culture issues, dissident intellectual Michael Cremo discussed his continuing work in forbidden archaeology and human origins, including artifacts and discoveries that don’t fit into the conventional timelines and theories of the academic and scientific communities. Open lines followed.
Wednesday: Sea Monsters/Crop Circles
In the first half, author Steve Alten discussed the Carcharodon Megalodon – the most fearsome creature to ever live, as well as other awe-inspiring creatures such as Nessie. In the latter half, researcher Patty Greer shared her conclusions about what causes crop circles, as well as her recent investigation into the connection between telepathic communication and the circles.
Thursday: Technology Issues/Spirit Medium
In the first half, Lauren Weinstein, an expert regarding a wide range of privacy issues related to technology’s impact on individuals and society, discussed such topics as Microsoft’s aggressive push of Windows 10, and Internet censorship. In the latter half, Spirit Medium Monica Ten-Kate discussed her ability to contact the Other Side.
Friday: Witchcraft & Spells
Spell collector, independent scholar, writer, and teacher, Judika Illes has an encyclopedic knowledge of the sacred, as well as helpful mystics, saints, and sages from a large variety of religious traditions. In the first half of Friday’s show, she discussed the subject of witchcraft including its history, mythology, and folklore, as well as magic spells, rituals, potions, recipes, and traditions. Open lines followed.
Last Podcast on the Left: The Hillside Stranglers, Part II: Airplane School
It’s time for murder on this second of three episodes about the Hillside Stranglers as we cover Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono’s sadistic killing spree from beginning to end.
The Paracast: June 5th, 2016
One of our favorite guests, Walter Bosley, returns for to discuss the historical record of breakaway civilizations and possible interactions with visitors from space over two thousand years ago.
Mysterious Universe: 15.21
For our last recording in our Sydney studio and only hours before we fly to this weekend’s Contact in the Desert, we manage to piece together a rather mad tale of alien invasion, ancient martian history and the soul matrix. We then conclude the tale of the Gulf Breeze six before wrapping up our Paracon DNA experience with Mary Rodwell.
Expanded Perspectives: Strange Encounters
On this episode of Expanded Perspectives the guys start the show off talking about how a man in Clarke County, Alabama says he and his family are “tired of dealing” with a Bigfoot creature and are threatening to kill it unless officials come to “capture and remove it”. Then, the elusive, deep-sea-dwelling giant squid, with eyes the size of basketballs, may be larger than it has gotten credit for. Then, a team of young Japanese engineers is developing a flying car with the goal of launching it in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Then, In India, witch hunting dates back hundreds of years. It emanated in the Morigaon district of Assam which is now infamously known as the ‘Indian Capital of Black Magic’. People from far-flung areas would come here to learn ‘witchcraft’. Even today, witch hunting is being practiced in the State and has become a burning issue, where predominantly women fall prey to this heinous crime. After the break we talk about and listen to some strange encounters several of our listeners have had.
Skeptoid: The New Flat Earthers
The reinvented Flat Earth fad is less about geology and more about conspiracy mongering.
Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know Podcast: Berenstein or Berenstain: The Mandela Effect
How reliable are your memories? Is it possible that, somehow, history is changing? People around the world believe the past isn’t as static as it might appear. Join the guys as they delve into the strange phenomenon known as the Mandela effect, touching on allegations of the multiverse, conspiracies and the tricky nature of memory.
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.
Once again, I’m going to appeal to all my fellow /x/philes: if you have a news story or editorial you feel is worthy of putting in the thread, by all means, go ahead and post it. You don’t need my permission to do so. All I ask is that if it’s a story, try and keep it as objective as possible. Editorials, of course, are opinions, and you can say whatever you like.
Until Next Time