Issue Fifty-Nine

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
13,000 Victorian jam jars unearthed in London

A total of more than 13,000 pots and jars were recovered from what is believed to be an old vault in which Crosse and Blackwell, which had maintained a factory at the site until 1921, was thought to have once dumped large quantities of its unwanted stock. Described by The Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) as “remarkable”, the discovery includes everything from jars of jam and marmalade to pots of Piccalilli and Mushroom Catsup.

The items were found inside a large cistern beneath the site where the Elizabeth line station in Tottenham Court Road is currently being constructed.

“Excavations on Crosse and Blackwell’s Soho factory produced a large and diverse collection of pottery and glass related to their products, with one cistern alone containing nearly three tons of Newcastle made marmalade jars with stoneware bottles and jars,” said archaeologist Nigel Jeffries. “We think this is the biggest collection of pottery ever discovered in a single feature from an archaeological site in London.”

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Scientists find way to regrow decayed teeth

While our teeth are already capable of regenerating new dentine if the pulp becomes exposed due to physical damage or infection, the amount produced is typically very small, making it insufficient to fill the large cavities caused by tooth decay and other common dental problems. Now though, researchers at King’s College London have discovered that an existing Alzheimer’s drug called Tideglusib is capable of stimulating the stem cells within the pulp in to producing more dentine by switching off the enzyme GSK-3 which stops it from forming. The scientists even succeeded in demonstrating this technique by soaking a biodegradable sponge in the drug and inserting it in to the tooth cavity of a volunteer patient. After about six weeks the sponge had disintegrated and the cavity had completely filled in.

“The simplicity of our approach makes it ideal as a clinical dental product for the natural treatment of large cavities, by providing both pulp protection and restoring dentine,” said Professor Paul Sharpe. “In addition, using a drug that has already been tested in clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease provides a real opportunity to get this dental treatment quickly into clinics.”

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Child born with two heads in Mexico, dies hours later

State officials in the Mexican state of Chihuahua confirmed the birth of a baby with two heads after video of the crying children was shared online by relatives. Born in the city of Ciudad Juarez on January 6th and sharing the same organs from the neck down, authorities have declined to confirm the sex of the twins, the mother’s name or whether the parents were aware of their children’s condition before delivery, saying they want to preserve the family’s privacy and only confirming that the mother is in “good health.”

Jesus Urrutia, the director of Clinic 35 at the Mexican Institute of Social Security who cared for the tots, confirmed the death and said he would not comment any further. Doctors said they were looking at a “plan going forward” for the babies before they sadly died.

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Antibiotic spider silk now a reality

After five years of work, scientists in the UK have found a way to create synthetic spider silk that’s loaded with antibiotic properties, and could help deliver drugs and close open wounds with a decreased risk of infection. The new material takes silk, which is synthesised from E. coli bacteria, and adheres molecules to its structure, infusing it with different substances that make for a better bandage.

While it might seem odd, spider silk is actually a pretty incredible material when it comes to first aid. It’s biocompatible, biodegradable, protein-based, and it isn’t known to cause any sort of immune, inflammatory or allergic reactions.

The team says that using spider silk as wound dressing goes all the way back to the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans, who used the material to dress the wounds of soldiers to stop bleeding. This process usually involved soldiers using a honey-vinegar mixture as an antiseptic to keep the wound clean, and then wrapping it in wads of spider silk to keep it safe.

The team basically took this idea and modernised it with new technology. Instead of using real spider silk, they made their own by synthesising strands from E. coli bacteria in the lab. Once they had that procedure down pat, they discovered that they could ‘decorate’ the silk by covering it with antibiotic levofloxacin, a drug commonly used for treating bacterial infections.

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Paranormal Article of the Week
Flying Saucers to Mind Control: 22 Declassified Military & CIA Secrets

Government and military secrets can range from terrifying to amusing to downright absurd, but most are nothing short of intriguing. From a secret U.S. Air Force project to build a supersonic flying saucer to a now-famous World War II-era research program that produced the first atomic bombs to a plan to train domesticated cats to spy on the Soviet Union, here are 22 declassified military and CIA secrets.

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Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
Monday: Russia & US Relations/ Synchronicity & Precognition

In the first half, Stephen F. Cohen, a Professor of Russian Studies and History Emeritus at NYU, discussed why he thinks the situation with Russia is as dangerous as the Cuban Missile Crisis. In the latter half, experts in mysteries of the unknown Trish and Rob MacGregor talked about their work on synchronicity and pre-cognition.
Tuesday: Planet X Effects

In the first half, author, publisher, and producer Marshall Masters updated his Planet X research, detailing evidence which he believes points to a constellation of objects behind the sun, in the southern sky, between Mars and Jupiter. Open Lines followed.
Wednesday: Gravity Revelations/ Secret Space Program

In the first half of the show, engineer and independent researcher Maurice Cotterell discussed his most recent work on the nature of gravity, contradictions in physics, as well as his research into medical issues and the immune system. In the latter half, Michael Salla shared evidence that the US Navy began its initial development work on a secret space program in the 1940’s.
Thursday: (REDACTED)

(Due to the nature of the program and views of the guest on this episode of Coast to Coast, I will not reprint the synopsis. You may go to to read it yourself.)
Friday: Antarctica & Atlantis

Author, lecturer, and researcher of ancient civilizations, David Wilcock joined Jimmy Church for a discussion on recent discoveries indicating Antarctica may actually have been Atlantis. Open Lines followed.
Paranormal Podcasts
Last Podcast on the Left: Jack the Ripper, Part I: Cockney Yoga

It’s the beginning of our Jack the Ripper saga this week as we paint a portrait of the hellish district of Whitechapel in 1888 and cover the first two of the eleven Whitechapel Murders as well as the first of what is known as the Canonical Five.

Paranormal Podcast: The Language of Intuition

The Happy Medium, Jodi Livon, joins us to discuss the language of intuition. In part two, Jan Bondeson talks to us about strange Victoriana!

Mysterious Universe: 17.01

We kick off a new year of podcasts with a look odd false cognates, AI interlingua and the future of language. We then feature miraculous Russian mind reading OBEs, automatic writing in Australia and the growing Goat Yoga wave sweeping the world!

Expanded Perspectives: Sight Beyond Sight

On this episode of Expanded Perspectives the guys start the show off talking about space junk. How big is the problem and what are we going to do about it. Then, robots can be terrifying all on their own, but stick a human being inside and give them control of the mechanical muscles that provide superhuman strength and you’ve got a recipe for a horror movie. South Korean robotics firm Hankook Mirae Technology has done exactly that, and its Method-2 robot just took its first steps towards world domination this week. Then, Greg Newkirk over on the Week In Weird posted a very interesting encounter a man had with the legendary “Hat Man” all the way back in 1969 somewhere in Northern Virginia. Then, a 12-year-old boy on Wednesday said he saw an unidentified biped he believes was a “Bigfoot” creature. After the break Cam and Kyle talk about the incredible Ingo Swann.

Astonishing Legends: The Count of Saint Germain

Who’s the most interesting person you’ve ever met? Can they play a musical instrument? Do they speak a foreign language? Are they a fine art painter? Have they traveled the world? Are they descended from royalty? Sure, maybe only a couple of those. But what if they were a concert level violinist who could also compose music? What if they could speak ten languages or more? What if it seemed they could produce precious gemstones and on top of that, were a military tactician who brokered diplomacy between nations? Impossible you say, for all of these talents and accomplishments to be contained within one individual? And yet all of these are the qualities and accomplishments claimed to be witnessed by the contemporaries of the man known mostly as the Count of Saint Germain. He was known by many names and for his many remarkable feats, but perhaps his most astounding accomplishment, as more than a few would claim, was to remain alive for several generations from the 18th century or earlier, into the 19th century and maybe even to this day.

Blurry Photos Podcast: Dulce Base

Make sure all hands, feet, wings, and tentacles are inside the mag lev train, Blurry Photos is taking you on a trip at breakneck speed to the infamous Dulce Base! A supposed underground complex of epic sinister proportions, Dulce Base has become a nexus of conspiracy and ufology – but does it even exist? The Davids delve deep into the lore of the devilish military base. When was it supposedly built? By whom? What kind of nefarious no-goodery is going on there? And how do we know what’s real or not?

Bizarre States: Friday the 13th with Brad Meltzer

To celebrate Friday The 13th, Jess and Bowser are joined by Brad Meltzer to talk about ALL THE CONSPIRACY THEORIES!

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:

I have not, do not, and will not condone, support, believe in or apologize for the Anti-Vaccination movement. I will never report on any stories that support it, give a synopsis for any radio program or podcast that discusses it, or respond positively to any discussion about it in the thread. The concept and those who support it are persona non grata to me and this magazine. Period.

Until Next Time


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