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.
“Let us think the unthinkable, let us do the undoable, let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.”
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
Ancient Neolithic Structure Discovered in Scotland
A ysterious stone structure has been uncovered at one of Scotland’s most famous ring of standing stones.
Archaeologists digging at the Ring on Brodgar on Orkney say that the layout of a series of newly-found slabs is unlike anything previously found on the islands. The slabs, known as orthostats, were unearthed on the last day of this year’s excavations of a complex of Neolithic buildings in the area. They were buried underneath what’s been dubbed Scotland’s “largest Neolithic rubbish dump”, and would have been part of a structure measuring almost 10m wide, comprised of slabs of up to 4m in length.
Experts say that the find could be the oldest of the buildings under covered so far, and might be be 5,000 years old. However, they are mystified as to why the structure was covered over by the huge midden, and have speculated that it could possibly be a chambered tomb.
Full Story: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-37154410
Ancient Egyptian Tool Found in English Wardrobe
A 4500-year-old wooden maul, or mallet, used by Egyptian craftsmen, had been stored in the wardrobe in Derbyshire to protect it from sunlight. It was originally discovered during World War Two in a cave near Cairo by a relative of the owner. At 4500 years old, the mallet dates to about the same time as the Pyramids at Giza, built in the fourth dynasty from 2575 to 2465 BC, although the location where it was unearthed is about 17km away from the famous manmade monuments.
The item, which goes to auction in October, has a pre-sale estimate of £2,000-£3,000.
Full Story: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-derbyshire-37128788
Massive Snakeskin Supports ‘Wessie’ Rumors
Discovered by a member of the public at around 3pm on Saturday, the skin has since attracted the attention of local police officers who have been working to photograph and document it. The find has been linked to reports of a particularly large snake nicknamed “Wessie” that has been sighted several times in the area. While it isn’t clear whether the skin belongs to that particular snake, if it does then it would corroborate claims that the creature is over 12 feet long.
“Westbrook Police Officers responded, photographed, collected, and tagged the skin which will be examined in attempts to determine what type of snake shed it and what risks this type of snake poses to public safety,” the department wrote on its Facebook page.
According to cryptozoologist Bill Brock however the snakeskin discovery may be a bit suspect. “That thing was laid out in a way that kind of suggests that someone just literally laid it there, and I’m pretty sure that’s how the snakeskin got there, but I do think Wessie is real, and I do think Wessie is out at the Riverbank Park somewhere,” he said.
Paranormal Article of the Week
“If you try and take a cat apart to see how it works, the first thing you have on your hands is a nonworking cat. Life is a level of complexity that almost lies outside our vision; it is so far beyond anything we have any means of understanding that we just think of it as a different class of object, a different class of matter; ‘life’, something that had a mysterious essence about it, was God given, and that’s the only explanation we had. The bombshell comes in 1859 when Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species. It takes a long time before we really get to grips with this and begin to understand it, because not only does it seem incredible and thoroughly demeaning to us, but it’s yet another shock to our system to discover that not only are we not the centre of the Universe and we’re not made by anything, but we started out as some kind of slime and got to where we are via being a monkey. It just doesn’t read well.”
In honor of the 42nd Issue of The /x/ Files, This week’s article is a transcript of Douglas Adams’ speech “Is There an Artifical God?” Given in 1998 at Cambridge University, and his TED talk from 2001. It’s a sadder world that he left it so early and so unexpectedly.
Is There an Artificial God?: http://www.biota.org/people/douglasadams/
Douglas Adams: Parrots, the Universe, and Everything: https://youtu.be/_ZG8HBuDjgc
Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
Monday: ET Exchange Program/Out-of-Body Travels & Past Lives
In the first half, UFO and paranormal researcher, Len Kasten, discussed an alleged secret government exchange program with ETs. In the second half, expert in hypnosis and time travel, Dr. Bruce Goldberg, talked about out-of-body experiences and dimensional travel.
Tuesday: A Doctor’s NDE/British Alien Abduction
In the first half, former chief anesthesiologist at Bakersfield Heart Hospital, Dr. Rajiv Parti, discussed how his own emergency surgery in 2010, resulted in a near-death experience that changed his life completely. In the latter half, regression therapist Joanne Summerscales shared the remarkable story of Bill Brooks, a former British soldier who experienced what he calls a ‘download’ of information revealing a lifetime of UFO abductions and covert military experimentation,
Wednesday: Clinton Foundation Scheme
In the first half, Jerome Corsi discussed his recent work investigating how the Clintons amassed hundreds of millions of dollars in personal net worth, while building up their Clinton Foundation. Open Lines followed.
Thursday: Zika Mosquitos, UFOs and WWII Aircraft
Earthfiles investigative reporter, Linda Moulton Howe opened her segment with a report on the spread of the Zika virus, how it may have mutated since its discovery in 1947, and the potential for more widespread infections. Next, Linda described a mysterious spate of aircraft incidents in the U.S. throughout the 1940s, and in particular, a famous crash in which actress Carole Lombard lost her life on the night of January 17th, 1942. In the last hour, Linda took calls from listeners.
Friday: Secret Military Operations on Mars
In the first half, Captain Randy Cramer, who claims to be an officer who has been given authorization to address the public on behalf of a covert “special section” of the United States Marine Corps, joined guest host Jimmy Church to discuss his 17-year tour of duty off-world on Mars, and his years serving aboard a secret space fleet. Open Lines followed.
Last Podcast on the Left: The Menendez Brothers Part I: A Castro or a Bega
It’s the biggest murder case of the early nineties on today’s Last Podcast as we cover the inheritance killings perpetrated by Lyle and Erik Menendez. It’s a lot weirder than you remember it being.
Paranormal Podcast: Change Your Aura, Change Your Life
Dimitri Moraitis joins us to talk about the aura and how it can impact our life. In part two, we delve into the Paranormal Romance genre of books with Vicki-Ann Bush.
The Paracast: August 28th, 2016
When it comes to cutting-edge speculation about the paranormal, nobody does it better than Greg Bishop, of “Radio Misterioso,” so we’ve asked him to return to The Paracast for an open “shop talk” agenda.
Mysterious Universe: 16.07
Investigative film maker Jeremy Corbell returns to the show to give us the latest on ‘Nano-man’, new energy devices, John Lear and his new upcoming projects.
We also cover the latest in job-stealing AI advances, the Oppenheimer UFO conspiracy, and the future industry of tear wiping.
Expanded Perspectives: Skinwalker Ranch
On this episode of Expanded Perspectives the guys start off talking about Zenkerella insignis, the critter caught on Bioko, is one of the world’s most ancient and mysterious mammals. Until now, it was known only by its fossils and 11 scattered specimens, many of which had been languishing in natural history collections for over 100 years. Researchers who were interested in the species (and there aren’t many) had little to go on aside from a hind limb here, a few teeth there. No scientist in history has ever seen it alive. Then, according to biologist Elizabeth Congdon, an assistant professor at Bethune-Cookman University, the state of Florida could have a serious capybara problem—and it might be the fault of exotic pet owners. Then, it’s been a year since two treasure hunters claimed to have found a Nazi gold train buried under Poland and yet no Nazi gold train has actually been produced. That isn’t stopping a team of 35 people, who plan to resume the hunt Monday, Deutsche Welle reports. Then, care to learn more about 400-foot tsunamis on Mars? Now you can, after Nasa announced it is making all its publicly funded research available online for free. The space agency has set up a new public web portal called Pubspace, where the public can find Nasa-funded research articles on everything from the chances of life on one of Saturn’s moons to the effects of space station living on the hair follicles of astronauts. After the break Cam and Kyle talk about the iconic “Skinwalker Ranch”. In northern Utah there exists a “ranch” so strange, so bizarre, that the National Institute for Discovery Science (owned by Las Vegas businessman and billionaire Bob Bigelow) purchased it solely for scientific research purposes. Located in the Uintah Basin near the town of Fort Duchesne, paranormal phenomenon such as strange creatures, bizarre objects, flying black triangles, animal mutilations, and telepathic messages, have been reported on the 480 acre Skinwalker Ranch for hundreds of years. It is estimated that over half the population in the area surrounding the ranch have witnessed unusual paranormal activity on, or near what became known as the “Strangest Place on Earth”. Even the local Ute Indians believe the land to be cursed – and tribe members are strictly forbidden to enter the property. Thanks for listening to Expanded Perspectives!
Skeptoid: Don’t Try It Before You Knock It
Shouldn’t you try something before you knock it? Not if you want to know if it really works.
Thinking Sideways Podcast: Gloomy Sunday
In 1933, Hungarian pianist Rezso Seress composed a song titled Gloomy Sunday, but is now known as the Hungarian Suicide Song due to the reportedly high number of people who commit suicide while listening to it.
Blurry Photos Podcast: The Rendlesham Forest Incident
Fire up the ‘ole starlight scope and grab a torch or two, the Davids are dragging you into the night to experience the Rendlesham Forest Incident. One of the more famous possible close encounters of our time, the Rendlesham Forest Incident was a UFO event witnessed by multiple US Airmen in 1980. With several written statements, plaster casts, and even a live tape recording, this incident is perhaps one of humanity’s best-documented encounter with extra-terrestrials. But do the facts coincide with the stories? Was there really a craft encountered in the dark woods of eastern England, and was there a secret message downloaded into one witness’ mind when he touched said craft? The boys of Blurry Photos discuss the event, including reviewing evidence, the taped recording, and what might not make sense when questioned. Strap in for a fun episode, and please excuse the audio glitch! (The Ridpath Site, A Dedicated Site, Recent News)
Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know Podcast: Cannibalism, Fact and Fiction
Cannibalism is an ancient taboo, but how often has it actually occurred? Join the guys as they explore the grisly rumors and frightening facts behind history’s stories of cannibalism.
Bizarre States: Juicing Out
A strange object found near Jupiter, mysticore, frogmen. All this and more on this episode of Bizarre States!
The Higherside Chats Podcast: Leo Zagami | Exposing The Illuminati & The New World Order
Join The Higherside Chats podcast as Greg Carlwood hosts Illuminati defector, Leo Zagami. As a former 33rd degree member of the Freemasons, ranking member of the p2 lodge and born from a lineage of aristocratic Illuminati blood, Leo has an acute knowledge of the powerful network consisting nefarious new world order elite and exactly what their future plans entail.
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