Issue Forty-Five

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.

This week:

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
Another Live Thylacine Video Surfaces Online

The second video of an alleged thylacine to have been posted online this month by the Thylacine Awareness Group of Australia, this latest video, which was filmed back in 2008, shows what some believe to be a live Tasmanian tiger running around in a field in the south-east of Australia.

Neil Waters, who heads up the group, maintains that what the footage shows is the real deal. “This thylacine here was a lot bigger and broader than the fox,” he said. “It does appear to have its rear hock go flat when it steps which would give the indication that it has that typical rear foot like a thylacine. It’s got an incredibly thick neck and it’s very stocky in its build. It also has that very long, stiff tail that looks like an extensions of the back bone essentially, it doesn’t really move, it certainly doesn’t sway side to side like a dog.”

The video itself, as well as an interview with the woman who recorded it, can be viewed below.

170 Year Old Wreck of HMS Terror Discovered

Under the command of Sir John Franklin, the HMS Terror had originally set out for the Arctic in an attempt to traverse the Northwest Passage, but when the ice turned out to be much thicker than expected the vessel became hopelessly stuck and all 129 men on board ultimately perished.

The final whereabouts of the wreckage had remained something of a mystery for over 170 years, but now The Arctic Research Foundation has revealed that the ship has finally been located 24 meters underwater off the coast of King William Island in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. The immaculately preserved wreckage was identified by a small remotely operated vehicle which entered the ship through a hatch and returned detailed images of its interior.

“We have successfully entered the mess hall, worked our way into a few cabins and found the food storage room with plates and one can on the shelves,” said operations director Adrian Schimnowski. “We spotted two wine bottles, tables and empty shelving. Found a desk with open drawers with something in the back corner of the drawer.”

Another ship, the HMS Erebus, was also discovered in the same region around two years ago. There are currently no plans, however, to raise either of the two vessels from the depths.

Full Story:
Scientists Discover How to Make Children Without Eggs

Scientists have found a way for two men to reproduce without the need for any female egg at all. The groundbreaking discovery was made during an experiment at the University of Bath which involved creating three generations of mice using sperm and skin cells from adult males. Previously it was believed that a baby could only be made by combining sperm with a female egg, but now it appears as though any cell in the human body can be fertilized by a sperm.

“It has been thought that only an egg cell was capable of reprogramming sperm to allow embryonic development to take place,” said molecular embryologist Dr Tony Perry. “Our work challenges that dogma, held since early embryologists first observed mammalian eggs in around 1827 and observed fertilisation 50 years later, that only an egg cell fertilised with a sperm cell can result in a live mammalian birth. We’re talking about different ways of making embryos. Imagine that you could take skin cells and make embryos from them. This would have all kinds of utility.”

In the mouse experiments, the odds of achieving a successful pregnancy was one in four. Those baby mice were healthy, had a normal life expectancy and had healthy offspring of their own.

Full Story:

Paranormal Article of the Week
Atlantropa: Drain the Sea

German architect Herman Sörgel first proposed the scheme in 1929: to join Africa and Europe by draining the Mediterranean Sea. The ambitious, and somewhat ludicrous, idea would have involved placing huge dams at strategic locations to create 254,900 square miles of new land.

Not hampered by any sense of reality or modesty, Sörgel’s design envisioned three gigantic dams which dwarf contemporary superstructures, like China’s Three Gorges Dam. The biggest barrage would be built across the Straights of Gibraltar between Spain and Morocco, separating the Mediterranean from the Atlantic Ocean. A second dam would block the Dardanelles and shut off the Black Sea. As if that were not enough, a third dam would stretch out between Sicily and Tunisia, cutting the Mediterranean in two, with different water levels on either side. Each of the dams could provide enormous amounts of hydroelectric energy, supplying Europe with all the electricity it needed. And the lower sea levels would create vast stretches of new farm land along the current coastline, offering Europe’s nations space to expand.

Sörgel argued that the endeavour would not only join up Africa and Europe to create a brand new super-continent he called ‘Atlantropa’, it would also create huge swathes of new land prime for cultivation while also bringing the peoples of Europe together following the events of WWI.

Unsurprisingly however his idea was universally rejected and the project never got off the ground. The Allies briefly picked up the idea after the end of the Second World War, but quickly dismissed it as completely unrealistic, especially given the fact that Europe needed to be rebuilt. But even though he was never successful, Sörgel continued to push for Anlantropa – with four books, over a thousand publications and countless lectures – until his death in 1952.

Full Article:
Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
Monday: Predictions & Nostradamus/ Doctors’ Miracle Stories

In the first half, prophecy scholar John Hogue discussed his presidential predictions, which he has a 12-0 record calling correctly. In spite of Hillary Clinton’s recent health problems, as well as the “shadows” of scandals that seem to follow her, he continues to foresee that she will be the next American president. Harley Rotbart, MD, has been a renowned pediatric specialist, parenting expert, speaker, and educator for over three decades. In the latter half, he discussed miraculous cures, recoveries, and “awakenings,”– medical events witnessed by leading physicians for which there was often no reasonable medical explanation.
Tuesday: Criminal Law/ Planet X

In the first half, in an in-studio appearance, attorney Robert Shapiro discussed his high profile criminal and civil law practice as well as the latest with the Brent Shapiro Foundation for Drug Awareness, the foundation he started after the tragic death of his son. In the latter half, author, publisher, and producer Marshall Masters updated his Planet X and ancient prophecy research, detailing evidence which he believes points to a constellation of objects behind the sun, in the southern sky.
Wednesday: Oswald’s Secret Life

Former advertising executive Ed Haslam discussed the complicated story of Lee Harvey Oswald before the JFK assassination and his summer of secrets – the five months he spent in New Orleans in 1963 as an agent of both the CIA and the Mob, while getting money from the FBI. Open Lines followed.
Thursday: Restoring Health/ Astrology & Mercury

In the first half, Dr. Joanne Conaway, a practicing naturopath physician, shared what she believes are the most effective methods of restoring health, including how having a healthy gut and microbiome provides protection from infection, increased absorption, and the regulation of our metabolism. In the latter half, teacher, corporate speaker, and astrologist Leslie McGuirk discussed how to unlock the astrological secrets of the planet Mercury, the planet that rules communication – and how to deal with periods of Mercury Retrograde – which some claim can wreak utter havoc on our lives.
Friday: Robotic Warfare

Robotics and artificial intelligence expert and CEO of the Patriarch Organization, Eric Schiffer, joined guest host Richard Syrett in the first half of the show to discuss the future of warfare using advanced artificially intelligent robots, and if a situation as presented in The Terminator franchise may soon be upon us. Open Lines followed.
Paranormal Podcasts
Last Podcast on the Left: The Black Monk of Pontefract

It’s one of world’s least known yet most interesting and ultimately most adorable poltergeist cases on this week’s show with the Black Monk of Pontefract, in which not only a family but an entire town get in on the act.

Paranormal Podcast: The Ascension Mysteries

NY Times Best Selling author David Wilcock talks to us about the nature of reality and the struggle of good vs. evil. In part two, we talked to Alejandro Rojas of OpenMinds.TV about the latest developments in UFOlogy.

The Paracast: September 18, 2016

Gene and Chris talk shop with forum moderator Goggs Mackay along for the ride.

Mysterious Universe: 16.10

Anthony Peake joins us this week to discuss the true nature of reality and the key to cosmic awareness from his new book ‘Opening the Doors of Perception’.
Peake builds upon his previous works and offers a radically new scientifically based explanation for such phenomena as the “Near-Death Experience”, “Deja Vu”, “Precognition” and the mystery of human consciousness.

Expanded Perspectives:

On this episode of Expanded Perspectives the guys start off talking about how a 22-year-old British student has invented a mobile fridge that could save millions of lives across the world. Will Broadway’s “Isobar” has been designed to keep vaccines at the ideal temperature while in transit in developing countries. And Will doesn’t plan to make money from his creation. His focus is to get it to people who need it, which is why he won’t be trying to get a patent. Then, archeologists working on the Dampier archipelago off Australia’s north-west coast have found evidence of stone houses dating back 9,000 years – to the end of the last ice age – building the case for the area to get a world heritage listing. Circular stone foundations were discovered in on Rosemary Island, the outermost of 42 islands that make up the archipelago. The islands and the nearby Burrup peninsula are known as Murujuga – a word meaning “hip bones sticking out” – in the language of the Ngarluma people.

Then, Hitachi Ltd. started trials of its EMIEW3 humanoid robot at Tokyo’s Haneda airport on Friday to aid foreign visitors to Japan. During the trials through December in the airport’s domestic Terminal 2, the robot will communicate with passengers in Japanese and English at a designated information center as well as display information. The industrial conglomerate is hoping to enable the 90-centimeter-tall humanoid robot with autonomous capabilities to guide users to destinations starting around December. Then, researchers at U.C. San Diego have created the first nanofish, the New Scientist reports—a magnet-powered bot that they hope to use for targeted delivery of medication, non-invasive surgery and single-cell manipulation. Developed by Jinxing Li and his team at the University of California, these new nanobots are 100 times smaller than a grain of sand and consist of tiny gold and nickel segments that are connected with silver hinges. An external magnet is used to manipulate the nickel and create a waving motion to propel the bot forward. The speed and direction of the little swimmer is determined by the orientation and strength of the magnetic field. After the break Cam brings up some unusual Cryptids of the Caribbean. Thanks for listening to Expanded Perspectives. Have a great week!

Skeptoid: Debunking the Moon Truthers, Part 2

The science behind many of the specific claims made by Apollo moon landing hoax conspiracy theorists.

Thinking Sideways Podcast: Paul is Dead

The September 1969 edition of the Drake Times-Delphic contained an article titled “Is Beatle Paul McCartney Dead?” This article may have been the first documented exposure of a very large conspiracy cover-up: the 1966 death of the real Paul McCartney.

Astonishing Legends: Skinwalker Ranch (Part 3)

Could it be that impossible creatures and craft from unimaginable worlds are able to intrude upon ours at will? Real Estate magnate Robert T. Bigelow thought so and assembled a team of scientists and researchers to find out if “Skinwalker Ranch” could be a portal to all manner of weirdness. In order to obtain verifiable data, accepted scientific methods were applied to observation and analyzation at the Sherman family property, by Bigelow’s newly formed National Institute for Discovery Science. Although they encountered a significant number of anomalies, ultimately they could provide no conclusive explanation for these bizarre events – as far as we know. It leaves us to wonder if the Scientific Method can be applied to paranormal events, however, a possible explanation regarding the origin of these incursions into our world might be found in the models currently being worked out in the field of Theoretical Physics and “The Theory of Everything.” While our best minds “do the math” on the mechanics of our universe and existence, consider this: as frightening as any monster you could encounter at Skinwalker Ranch is the realization that there are aspects of our reality that are beyond our comprehension and control.

Blurry Photos Podcast: Narco Saints

Dave and David grab the flowers and votives for a virtual trip to Mexico to look at Narco Saints. A relatively recent evolution of Catholicism in Mexico, Narco Saints are figures of the church and folklore venerated by the destitute and criminals. Figures such as Santa Muerte, Juan el Soldado, and San Ramon Nonato provide protection to those seeking help smuggling, running, and getting out of poverty. But at what cost? Some would say this behavior is nothing but cult worship, and indeed some aspects are. While a few are sanctioned Catholic saints, several aren’t, and hold a darker, bloodier aspect. Join the boys as they discuss the saints and the culture that led to them in this religio-cultura episode of the podcast!

Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know Podcast: How Could the CIA Have Faked the Moon Landing?

For nearly half a century people around the world have believed the moon landing was faked. If that were true, how could people possibly perpetrate such a massive hoax? Join Ben, Matt and Noel as they interview Matt Johnson about his newest film Operation Avalanche.

Bizarre States: Ouija Ouija Ouija

Bowser and ChoBLOOD are back to talk about a haunted ouija board, fecal vomiting, Jess’ clown picture and Listener Stories!

The Higherside Chats Podcast: Gordon White | Alien Ghosts, Animism, & Chaos Magic

Join The Higherside Chats podcast as Greg Carlwood talks Chaos Magic, Alien Ghosts, Animism and more with returning guest Gordon White. As a learned Wizard, curator of and author of three books, including Star.Ships, Chaos Protocols, and his most recent book Pieces of Eight: Chaos Magic Essays and Enchantments, it’s clear, now more than ever a resurgence of the magical perspective from Gordon White is needed. Back in the THC saddle for a sixth time and ready to ride the wave once again as he runs away with the title of “returning champion” Gordon joins Greg for another go round on the magical carousel.

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.


Editor’s Note:

Once again, a friendly reminder that issues of The /x/ Files are often heavily edited to fit in the limits allotted by 4chan’s post system, and that full, unabridged issues can be read at The /x/ Files Archive, found at the link below.

Until Next Time


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