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: Paranormal Article of the Week
3: Radio Show Roundup
4: Paranormal Podcasts
5: Editor’s Note
Paranormal News of the Week
Leading Experts Debunk Chemtrails Conspiracy
For years, conspiracy theorists have been putting forward the notion that the vapour trails visible in the sky behind high-altitude airplanes are actually laced with chemicals that are being sprayed on an unsuspecting populace for undoubtedly nefarious purposes. This idea became particularly prevalent back in the 1990’s when the US Air Force ended up having to defend itself against accusations of “Spraying the US population with mysterious substances.”
Fast forward to the present, however and now a new survey of 77 environmental scientists and geochemists has revealed that the overwhelming majority of experts believe that there is insufficient evidence of a secret spraying program and that the trails left by airplanes are totally innocuous. 76 of the 77 scientists responding to the survey said they had not encountered evidence of a secret spraying program and agreed that well-understood physical and chemical processes can easily explain alleged “evidence” of chemtrails.
The team surveyed two groups of experts: atmospheric chemists who specialize in condensation trails, and geochemists working on atmospheric deposits of dust and pollution. Their findings are published in a peer-reviewed journal, Environmental Research Letters.
Described as the first ever peer-reviewed journal paper addressing the chemtrail conspiracy theory, the study was backed by the University of California, Irvine, the Carnegie Institution for Science and a non-profit group called Near Zero. “We wanted to establish a scientific record on the topic of secret atmospheric spraying programs for the benefit of those in the public who haven’t made up their minds,” said co-author Steven J. Davis.
Full Story: http://earthsky.org/earth/atmospheric-scientists-say-no-chemtrails
Giant Timber Circle Found Next to Stonehenge
Archaeologists have unearthed evidence of a huge circle of timber posts just two miles from Stonehenge. Discovered at the nearby archaeological complex of Durrington Walls, this impressive Neolithic structure would have consisted of up to 300 7-meter posts arranged in a 500-meter wide circle. Despite the amount of time and resources that must have gone in to building it however there is strong evidence to suggest that this prehistoric monument was never actually completed.
Archaeologists excavating the site discovered that the timber posts had been deliberately removed from the ground and that someone had filled in all the holes with blocks of chalk.
The answer to this mystery is believed to lie in a period of significant religious and political upheaval that occurred somewhere around 2460 BC – the same time period during which Stonehenge was being transformed from a much larger structure in to the more familiar stone circle we see today. Other well known Neolithic structures such as the Averbury standing stones and Silbury Hill – the largest artificial mound in Europe – were also thought to have been built around this time. “The new discoveries at Durrington Walls reveal the previously unsuspected complexity of events in the area during the period when Stonehenge’s largest stones were being erected – and show just how politically and ideologically dynamic British society was at that particularly crucial stage in prehistory,” said senior National Trust archaeologist Dr Nick Snashall.
Paranormal Article of the Week
The Hidden Pyramid
October 12th, 1519 was a bloodbath on an unprecedented scale, leaving 10% of the city of Cholula’s Aztec population dead. Eventually the Spaniards settled there, erecting enough of their own buildings that the city is now known for having a church for every day of the year. The final touch – a symbol of their Christian conquest – is the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Remediosa, built on what they thought was a large hill.
But not all is as it seems. Beneath the tiny church, hiding under tufts of grass, trees and soil, is an ancient pyramid of truly gigantic proportions. Standing 450 metres wide and 66 metres tall, from end to end the Great Pyramid of Cholula is equivalent to nine Olympic sized swimming pools.
For an obscure temple no one’s heard of, Cholula holds an impressive array of records: it’s the largest pyramid on the planet, with a base four times larger than the Great Pyramid at Giza and nearly twice the volume. Never mind the largest pyramid – it’s the largest monument ever constructed anywhere, by any civilisation, to this day. To locals it’s aptly known as Tlachihualtepetl (“man-made mountain”). Thanks to the church on top, it’s also the oldest continuously occupied building on the continent.
Full Article: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160812-the-giant-pyramid-hidden-inside-a-mountain
Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
Monday: Voting Machines/Sociology of Hauntings
Founder of Black Box Voting, Bev Harris, began the first half by telling George that there is an established tradition of election tampering in the United States and that “we now have the ability to scale it up,” meaning that instead of stuffing ballot boxes with fake votes, elections can now be changed with a few keystrokes. In part two, sociology Professor Dennis Waskul talked about his two years of fieldwork and interviews with people about how they experience ghosts and hauntings in everyday life.
Tuesday: Violence and Self-Defense/Prophetic Perils
In the first half, President and CEO of the International Combat Martial Arts Federation (ICMAF), Bradley Steiner, talked about self-defense, law enforcement issues, and the psychology of violence. In the latter half, researcher Holly Deyo discussed her new book Prophetic Perils, which details biblical prophecy and the specific signs to watch for that match current events.
Wednesday: Possession & Negative Entities
In the first half, Director of the Institute for Hermetic Studies, Mark Stavish, discussed his latest work on poltergeists, possession, and negative psychic phenomena. Open Lines followed.
Thursday: Politics in the Digital World/Success Strategies
Evan Siegfried, of Somm Consulting, discussed the current political climate and how the first generation of Americans to grow up in a digital world are changing everything from how we go to school, consume, get healthcare and even vote. In the second half of the program, former information technology advisor for Microsoft, Chad Cooper shared how we can use not only the latest technology to get ahead, but ancient wisdom and spirituality to truly succeed as a human being in this life
Friday: Paranormal Vortexes
Paranormal investigator Joshua P. Warren explained why Asheville is a paranormal vortex and how you can find such vortexes in your own home. Vortexes are similar to portals, which are places where an imbalance between physical and non-physical worlds allows information and beings to travel back and forth, he explained. Open Lines followed.
Last Podcast on the Left: Albert Fish Part III – The Werewolf of Wysteria
In the conclusion to our series on Albert Fish, we cover the horrific murder of Grace Budd and the stupendous police work that led to the capture of America’s Boogeyman.
Paranormal Podcast: The Mist of the Gods
Barry Fitzgerald chills us with tales of The Mist Of The Gods…are evil beings lurking among us?
The Paracast: August 21st, 2016
Gene and Chris present Renaissance Man Paul Davids, an author, artist, filmmaker and amazing story teller. His latest work is “An Atheist in Heaven,” a follow-on to the DVD “The Life After Death Project,” which is heavily focused on synchronicities.
Mysterious Universe: 16.06
Dr. Rajiv Parti joins us this week to share his unique Near Death Experience and the spiritual awakening it provided him. Parti, a wealthy man of science with a successful career as the Chief of Anaesthesiology at the Bakersfield Heart Hospital in California, was the last man to believe in heaven or hell—that is, until he saw them with his own eyes. We then contrast the NDE topic on this episode with the progress of trans-humanism and examine the breakthroughs in life extension tech that may be close than we realise.
Expanded Perspectives: Encounters With Little People
On this episode of expanded perspectives Cam and Kyle start off talking about how giant traps called desert kites—some of which are 8,000 years old—were built across animal migration routes by Old World pastoralists. Then, last Sunday, Scotland achieved something great – for the first time on record, wind power alone generated 106 percent of Scotland’s electricity needs in a single day. Then, the term foo fighter was used by Allied aircraft pilots in World War II to describe various UFOs or mysterious aerial phenomena seen in the skies over both the European and Pacific Theater of Operations. Though “foo fighter” initially described a type of UFO reported, the term was also commonly used to mean any UFO sighting from that period. Formally reported from November 1944 onwards, incidents were reported throughout WWII. Witnesses often assumed that the foo fighters were secret weapons employed by the enemy, but they remained unidentified post-war and were reported by both Allied and Axis forces. The foo fighter experiences of Allied pilots were taken very seriously. Most of the information about the issue has never been released by military intelligence. Kyle relays two such sightings. After the break, Cam brings up some very interesting encounters with little people or fae folk.
Skeptoid: Who Killed the Red Baron?
Six competing claims for who killed the Red Baron. Does any one of them ring true?
Thinking Sideways Podcast: Tsavo Man-Eaters
For nine months in 1898 two Tsavo lions hunted and killed men working on the railroad being built in across the Tsavo river. But what drove them to view humans as food? Lack of their normal prey, injuries, or just a taste for human blood?
Astonishing Legends: The Mary Celeste – Ghost Ship (Part Three)
Whatever the confluence of unfortunate events that caused those on board the Mary Celeste to abandon her, one can surmise two possible final fates for them: either they perished in a maelstrom of sudden violence, or they died a languishing death of attrition. These two perils every sailor must acknowledge for the sea is a merciless mistress, but too cruel to imagine for the likes of a mother and child. If you wish to contemplate the mystery of the Mary Celeste, you would do well to remember the saying, the sea does not give up her secrets and as we’ve seen, she will often not part with her dead.
Blurry Photos Podcast: Numerology
Get the abacus ready and stretch those counting fingers, David and Dave are talking numerology in this episode! A new age system of divination that supposedly has roots as far back as ancient Babylon, numerology is said to hold esoteric secrets in everyday numbers. Flora and Stecco dive into the origins of this allegedly sacred art, including the different systems that have been created. Pythagoras is always linked intimately to it, but what did he really contribute? Do our names and birth dates hold secrets to our personalities and potential? Or is it all just a bunch of woo made up to sell books and readings to suckers? Blurry Photos take a hard look at it and leave you with an episode you can count on!
Bizarre States: Pregnant Bowser?
Bowser and Jess talk some Weird of The Week, they Skype with author Rob Gutro, and Bowser has some EPIC Backyard News!
The Higherside Chats Podcast: Mark Devlin | Military Intelligence Musical Roots & Hollywood’s Elite
Join Greg Carlwood of The Higherside Chats podcast as he welcomes back Mark Devlin, author of the massive all-encompassing bible on the crossroads of conspiracy and pop culture, his excellent work, Musical Truth. With several unexplored rabbit holes in this realm left over from his first appearance, Mark returns to pick up where he left off as we explore military intelligence Musical roots and Hollywood’s elite.
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Until Next Time