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 Articles of the Week
2: Radio Show Roundup
3: Paranormal Podcasts
4: Editor’s Note
Paranormal Articles of the Week
The Mysterious Stone Instruments of Vietnam
In April of 2015, farmer Pham Dinh Huyen of Quang Binh, Vietnam set to work on his new fishpond. He had barely started digging when his shovel hit a rock. He pried it out and put it aside, but then he hit another, and another. Eventually, he had 20—large, oblong slabs of various sizes, some of them pointed at the ends.
So he did what you do when, in Vietnam, you find a bunch of weird rocks all together—he hit each one with the flat of his shovel, and listened. And lo and behold, they rang out clearly, in varying tones. He called his local museum, and they confirmed his suspicions—Huyen’s future fishpond was a musical graveyard. He had dug up one of Vietnam’s many ancient lithophones.
Full Article: http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-mysterious-stone-instruments-that-keep-popping-up-in-vietnam
India’s Ancient Engineering Marvel
Hidden in plain sight, just minutes away from the bustle of New Delhi’s commercial hub, Connaught Place, is an ancient landmark unknown even to most locals.
Agrasen ki baoli is a 14th-century stepwell (known as baoli or baori), a unique architectural idea that was medieval India’s ingenious answer to perennial water shortage. By creating enormous wells deep below ground, accessed by steps going down as far as 30m, these sophisticated water reservoirs tapped into difficult-to-reach underground water tables, providing a year-round water supply to locals.
As I stood at the top of the 104 steps descending into the depths of the Earth at Agrasen ki baoli, I could see the high-rise city buildings in the backdrop, their white facades presenting a stunning contrast to the russet bricks disappearing into the dark. The steps were enclosed on three sides by tall walls decorated with arches, niches and passageways, none of it giving any idea of what lay underground.
Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
Monday: Formations on Mars/ Extra-Dimensions & Aliens
In the first half, George Haas and geoscientist Bill Saunders discussed their analysis of anomalous formations on Mars. In the second half, former FBI special agent John DeSouza spoke about the concept of extra-dimensionality as a key to understanding where alien visitors are actually coming from and to where they’re returning.
Tuesday: Fukushima Contamination/ Future of Technology
In the first half, author, engineer, and preparedness expert Matthew Stein discussed the ongoing debacle of Fukushima and the danger of long term electrical grid failure due to cyber hacking, EMP, or solar storm. In the latter half, author Alexander Weinstein shared some of his wild ideas for future human interfaces with technology.
Wednesday: Alternative Health/ JFK Assassination & E. Howard Hunt
In the first half, nutritionist and registered pharmacist Benjamin Fuchs discussed alternative health approaches, and offered tips on supplements and healthy changes to one’s diet and lifestyle. In the latter half, Saint John Hunt talked about his father’s career, the JFK assassination, Fidel Castro, and the suspicious death of his mother, Dorothy Hunt.
Thursday: 2017 in Numerology/ Planet X Arrival
In the first half, numerologist Glynis McCants discussed what the new year has in store for us. In the latter half, author David Meade related science to Bible prophecy and shared his contention that Planet X is heading our way in 2017, and there’ll be calamitous earth changes in its wake.
Friday: Sci-Fi & Entertainment/ Trump’s Presidency
In the first half of the program, George was joined by guests Dr. John Curtis and Paul Guercio to discuss the Trump inauguration and presidency. During the latter half of the program, director Marc Zicree discussed the strange realm of the entertainment industry, the sometimes heroic effort it takes to break in to the field, and his current projects.
Last Podcast on the Left: Jack the Ripper, Part II: Anything But Your Prayers
In part two of Jack the Ripper we cover the murder of the rough and rowdy Annie Chapman, just where the idea of Gentleman Jack came from, and the Double Event in which Jack the Ripper took two victims in one night.
Paranormal Podcast: Immortality of the Gods
Did ancient gods on Earth tap into the secret of eternal life? We discuss this and more with Nick Redfern. In part two, Nicholas Pearson joins us to talk about the spirituality of stones.
Mysterious Universe: 17.02
Award winning investigative journalist Scott Carney returns to discuss his new book ‘What Doesn’t Kill Us’ and his training in the Wim Hof method. Carney examines Hof’s remarkable ability to control his body temperature in extreme cold and how his unique training has forced modern science to rethink our conscious control of our physiology.
Expanded Perspectives: The Lost Franklin Expedition
On this episode of Expanded Perspectives the guys start out talking about how in tests on mice, alcohol activated the brain signals that tell the body to eat more food. Then, recently someone wrote Lon Strickler over at Phantoms and Monsters about a strange Dogman like creature they saw one evening in 2013 in southeast Manitoba. Then, a team of scientists selected by federal officials in Seattle have come across new evidence in the mystery of D.B. Cooper. Then, David Wheatherly posted a rash of strange Sasquatch like sightings that took place in and near Fontana, California back in 1966.
After the break Kyle brings up a story of tragedy known today as “The Lost Franklin Expedition”. The HMS Terror and Franklin’s flagship, HMS Erebus, were abandoned in heavy sea ice far to the north of the eventual wreck site in 1848, during the Royal Navy explorer’s doomed attempt to complete the Northwest Passage. All 129 men on the Franklin expedition died, in the worst disaster to hit Britain’s Royal Navy in its long history of polar exploration. Search parties continued to look for the ships for 11 years after they disappeared, but found no trace, and the fate of the missing men remained an enigma that tantalized generations of historians, archaeologists and adventurers until very recently.
Thinking Sideways Podcast: Markovian Parallax Denigrate
In the 1990s, a pre-internet called Usenet developed a bit of a spam problem. Hundreds of messages titled Markovian Parallax Denigrate were posted over the course of one day, but decades later something more interesting was discovered about them.
Astonishing Legends: The count of Saint Germain, Part 2
If you wished you could do all the things the Count of Saint Germain could do, meet all the people he had met, and learn all the secrets of life he seemed to possess, and on top of it all, have several lifetimes to employ your skills, what then? The question is, what would you do with these gifts? Would you be content to merely be the life of the party, or would you try and make a difference in the affairs of nations and enlighten humanity, even if it cost you your freedom or your once immortal life? Depending on your answer, the bigger question might be, does it take the right person to seek the mysteries, or do the mysteries seek the right person?
Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know Podcast: Grimoires: Fact and Fiction
From fictional works like the Necronomicon to the all-too-real Key of Solomon, humanity has long been obsessed with the idea of ancient tomes holding hidden, unholy and possibly dangerous secrets. But where do these grimoires come from? How many are hoaxes, and are there any legitimate works out there?
Bizarre States: Can You Shit Out of Your Mouth?
Bowser and Jess are back this week with “Welcome to Poo Corner”, weird Detroit stories, #japanty and Chobot’s ghost town trip!
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.
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Until Next Time