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.
First Petra, and now Angkor: Scientists have discovered multiple gigantic cities beneath the dense jungles of Cambodia surrounding the temple complex of Angkor Wat.
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
Multiple Hidden Cities Found Near Angkor Wat
After scanning more than 734 square miles using lasers in what is being hailed as the most extensive airborne archaeological study ever undertaken, researchers have announced the discovery of several large, long-forgotten cities hidden beneath the forest floor. According to Australian archaeologist Dr Damian Evans, the cities date back up to 1,400 years and some of them were so large that they would have even rivalled the country’s capital, Phnom Penh. The data suggests that these remarkable, densely populated cities would have made this the single largest empire on the planet at its peak during the 12th century.
“We have entire cities discovered beneath the forest that no one knew were there,” said Evans.
The find not only cements the archaeological significance of Angkor Wat but also demonstrates how effective laser scanning technology has become at opening up the secrets of the past. “I have been to all the sites described and at a stroke, they spring into life … it is as if a bright light has been switched on to illuminate the previous dark veil that covered these great sites,” said Charles Higham, a leading archaeologist of mainland south-east Asia. “Personally, it is wonderful to be alive as these new discoveries are being made. Emotionally, I am stunned. Intellectually, I am stimulated.”
Full Story: http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/news/295556/multiple-hidden-cities-found-near-angkor-wat
The Lost City of Cambodia
(Editor’s Note: In honor of the discoveries around Angkor, I’m republishing an article that originally appeared in Issue 21. The full article is an amazing read, and I strongly suggest going and giving it a look.)
Phnom Kulen is only some 25 miles north of a metropolis that reached its zenith three centuries later—the greatest city of the Khmer Empire, and possibly the most glorious religious center in the history of mankind: Angkor, derived from the Sanskrit word nagara, or holy city, site of the famed temple Angkor Wat. But first there arose Phnom Kulen, the birthplace of the great Khmer civilization that dominated most of Southeast Asia from the 9th to the 15th centuries.
Nothing ignites an archaeologist’s imagination like the prospect of a lost city. In the late 19th century, French explorers and scholars, pursuing fragmentary clues about the existence of Phnom Kulen, hacked their way through the jungles of Southeast Asia. Inscriptions found on temple doors and walls made mention of a splendid hilltop capital called Mahendraparvata. A French archaeologist, Philippe Stern, trekked to the top of the Phnom Kulen plateau in 1936, and in five weeks of excavations he and his co-workers uncovered the ruins of 17 Hindu temples, fallen carved lintels, statues of the Hindu god Vishnu, and remnants of a great stone pyramid. Stern believed that he had located Mahendraparvata. But the temples of Angkor, built on a more accessible flat plain and visible on a larger scale, were more compelling to archaeologists, and the excavations at Phnom Kulen never advanced much beyond Stern’s initial dig. Then came decades of neglect and horror.
Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
Monday: Natural Healing/Science of War
In the first half, Dr. Joel Wallach discussed the human body and its ability to use natural healing without the risky drugs prescribed by modern medicine. In the latter half, author Mary Roach addressed her latest work exploring the science of keeping human beings intact and sane in the extreme, adversarial circumstances of war.
Tuesday: World in Disarray
Steve Quayle thinks that the world situation is accelerating faster than most of us can conceive. He started the show by telling George that things “are fascinating, and not in a good way.” Open Lines followed.
Wednesday: Bilderberg Group & ETs/Internal GPS
In the first half, pioneer in the development of exopolitics, Michael Salla discussed his latest article, “Resolving The Bilderberg Group Mystery: Global Banking, Nazis, and Alien Alliances.” In the latter half, entrepreneur and teacher Zen Cryar DeBrucke talked about how our bodies and souls have a GPS system similar to cars that helps us get where we want to go.
Thursday: Dearly Departed Special III
For over 23 years, Coast to Coast AM has been host to some of the bravest, and most innovative and informed experts. Starting in the second hour, George Noory played and commented on six different interviews from former guests in the C2C family that are no longer with us, yet whose legacies and ideas live on.
Friday: Time Travel Cases
Filling in for George, Jimmy Church was joined by author Larry Flaxman for a conversation on the topic of time travel. Open Lines followed.
Last Podcast on the Left: Sexy Ghosts
It’s the world of sex ghosts this week on Last Podcast as we tell tales such as “Pattie’s Backyard”, “The Heavy Breather of Heathrow”, “Archibald’s Orgy In Hell”, and, last but not least, “The Urinating Goblin”.
Paranormal Podcast: The Bye Bye Man
A mysterious entity comes from a Ouija session and it gives some young friends more than they bargain for. We talk to author Robert Schneck about “The Bye Bye Man” and more spooky tales.
The Paracast: June 19th, 2016
Prolific paranormal author and commentator Dr. Joseph P. Farrell returns to The Paracast for a breakaway civilization roundtable. Does another civilization coexist with us on Earth, and what sort of influences do they have on our society?
Mysterious Universe: 15.23
Aaron’s travel tales from Singapore feature on this episode with tales of floating heads, escaped Orang-utans, and metal mouthed Dog-men. We then re-investigate the 1896-7 Airship flap in the United States and its ties to alleged breakaway civilisations and 19th century anti-gravity.
Expanded Perspectives: Phantom Trains
On this episode of Expanded Perspectives the guys start the show off by talking about a recent reptilian sighting. Then, the home in Long Island, New York where the Amityville Horror took place is now back on the market. Then, deep in the jungles of southeast Asia, archaeologists have rediscovered the remains of an invisible kingdom that may have been the template for Angkor Wat. Then, a private company wants U.S. clearance to fly to the moon with it’s new MX1 Lunar Lander. After the break Kyle brings up some unusual Phantom Train sightings from around the world. Are these truly apparitions of days gone past or are they somehow a ripple in time that much like a scratched record, keeps repeating or replaying itself time and time again? All of this and more on this installment of Expanded Perspectives.
Astonishing Legends: The Delphos Ring, Part 2
What happens when a single event turns out to dominate your life, and for everyone else who isn’t a close friend, it’s all they want to know about you? Only the Johnson family knows what happened or didn’t happen to them, and regardless of what people believe or don’t believe, all you can do is to go on living your life as best you can. Except you’ll never look at the world the same way again.
Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know Podcast: Crime, Kidnapping, and Organs: The Red Market
For the majority of human history, a failing vital organ was a death sentence. Yet hard-won lessons from countless tragic medical experiments have given modern humans the amazing ability to swap a failing organ from a healthy one, often with good odds of surviving the operation. So where do the organs come from? Is there really any truth to the rumors of an illegal organ trade?
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.
Until Next Time