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.
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Table of Contents:
1: Paranormal News of the Week
2: Radio Show Roundup
3: Paranormal Podcasts
4: Editor’s Note
Paranormal News of the Week
Mysterious Earthworks Found in the Amazon
More than 450 large geometrical geoglyphs have been discovered in areas cleared by deforestation. Created over 2,000 years ago by an ancient people who once lived in the region, these mysterious earthworks have cast doubt on the idea that the rainforest ecosystem had remained untouched by humans until the modern age. The exact purpose of these structures however continues to remain a matter of some debate. A lack of artefacts at the sites makes it unlikely that they were used for habitation and their layout suggests that they were not designed to be defensive structures either. The most likely explanation is that they were some sort of ritual sites.
“The fact that these sites lay hidden for centuries beneath mature rainforest really challenges the idea that Amazonian forests are ‘pristine ecosystems’,” said researcher Jennifer Watling. “We immediately wanted to know whether the region was already forested when the geoglyphs were built, and to what extent people impacted the landscape to build these earthworks.”
Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
Monday: Differences Between Men & Women/ Food Sustainability
In the first half, John Gray PhD. discussed his groundbreaking work describing the innate differences between men and women. In the latter half, expert in self-reliance and backyard food production, Marjory Wildcraft, talked about her work helping people to become more resilient by loosening their dependence on corporate agriculture.
Tuesday: Mysterious Death of Dorothy Kilgallen
In the first half, investigative reporter, author, and former attorney Mark Shaw discussed his latest work on the mysterious death of reporter and TV star, Dorothy Kilgallen, who was found dead from an alleged overdose in November 1965 after researching the JFK assassination. Open Lines followed.
Wednesday: Edgar Cayce Updated/ Hauntings and Exorcisms
In the first half, executive director and CEO of Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment Kevin Todeschi discussed how Cayce’s material speaks to us today in a way that has never before been explored. In the second half, paranormal pioneer Steven LaChance discussed his book about a case of possession and exorcism that inspired the book and movie story of The Exorcist.
Thursday: Precolumbian Americans/ Regaining Your Life With Prayer
In the first half of the program, former environmental activist Carl Lehrburger discussed developments in industrial hemp and the power of cannabinoids, as well as his work studying archaeological and sacred sites in North America. In the second half, Jim Paris discussed his remarkable story of going bankrupt and his journey back from the brink of suicide.
Friday: The Moon, Superstitions & Amazing Facts
In the first half of the program, George Noory welcomed Charles Reichblum, author of the “Knowledge in a Nutshell” book series, for a discussion on the moon, superstitions, and other amazing facts gleaned from his years of research. Open Lines followed.
Last Podcast on the Left: Jack the ripper, Part IV: The Suspects Part II
It’s time for the reasonable suspects on the final part of our Jack the Ripper series as we cover our two favorites: con-artist and already sextuple murderer Fred Deeming and the man who was under our nose the entire time – Joseph Barnett, the boyfriend of final victim Mary Kelly.
Paranormal Podcast: Love From Beyond the Grave
Love lives beyond death. We talk to The Haunted Housewives, Theresa Argie and Cathi Weber, about cases where the grave did not conquer love. In part two, Maria D’Andrea talks to us about the supernatural power of words.
The Paracast: February 12th, 2017
Researcher Micah Hanks, of The Gralien Report, returns to discuss strange objects in orbit around the Earth that were being seen during the golden age of Ufology.
Mysterious Universe: 17.05
This week we discover one of history’s strangest cases of communication through time with the mystery of the 1985 Dodleston messages.
The case is a mind bending combination of time travel and occult high strangeness as a couple in an English cottage seemingly make contact with an individual from the 16th century. The correspondence eventually draws the interest of investigators and the anger of a powerful group of mysterious entities.
Expanded Perspectives: The Baker Hotel
On this episode of Expanded Perspectives the guys start the show off talking about how for some people the the snapping of gum. The slurping of soup makes them shudder. They despise it. If that person is you then you likely have Misophonia. For you that have misophonia, these sounds are more than merely annoying—they’re rage-inducing. Being trapped in a room of snappers and slurpers is enough to make you walk away or set yourself on fire. All too often, folks with misophonia—which literally means “hatred of sound—are dismissed as being over dramatic. But new research suggests that they aren’t just making this up—there’s a neurological basis for your anger.
Then, a Florida witness at Titusville reported watching an oval-shaped object crossing the sky “shrouded in the bright, meteor-like light” while waiting for an Atlas V rocket launch. Then, Lon Strickler over at Phantoms and Monsters, recently posted an interesting sighting of some sort of bat winged type creature that sounds eerily similar to another sighting years earlier reported to Stan Gordon. Then, Cam brings up a recent unusual Thunderbird sighting that took place in Minnesota. 14-year-old Logan says he and his friend were skateboarding next to a lake when they found the winged creature. “We got off our boards and walked over to our walk in boat access,” said Logan. “We walked down by the lake just to skip rocks and stuff and we both saw it,” he added. The afternoon sighting reportedly lasted about five minutes. The boy described the creature as a featherless bird with a crest on its head and a long beak curved towards the back at the end. It had no tail. “It was huge. It flew low across the lake turning quite sharply for its size and then just flew away towards the town square on the other side of the lake, but it gained a lot of height very quickly it disappeared in the clouds.”
After the break Cam brings up the historic story of the Baker Hotel. Historically known for the legendary healing properties of the water, The Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells, Texas was opened in 1929, two weeks after the great stock market crash. Rising 14 floors, The Baker Hotel was the first skyscraper built outside of a major metropolitan area. Costing $1.2 million to build, the hotel was developed by Texas entrepreneur T.B. Baker and featured progressive hotel amenities including the first Olympic size hotel swimming pool, air conditioning, circulating ice water for the guest rooms, automatic light controls to turn off lights when guests leave the room and lock their doors, and valet doors for dry cleaning to keep hotel employees from disturbing the guests. Doing well throughout the Great Depression, the Baker hosted many celebrity music performers such as Lawrence Welk, Jack Amlung, Herbie Kaye, Guy Lombardo, Mary Martin and Paul Whiteman and a long list of legendary guests including Lyndon Johnson, Pat Boone, Jack Dempsey, Marlene Dietrich, Dale Evans, Clark Gable, Judy Garland, Will Rogers, Roy Rogers, Elliot Rossevelt, the Three Stooges, and Bonnie and Clyde.
Skeptoid: Who Were the Berserkers?
These mighty Norse warriors fought with a frenzy that seems all but inexplicable.
Thinking Sideways Podcast: The Indiana Dunes Disappearance
In 1966, three young women were enjoying a day at the Indiana Dunes State park, then mysteriously vanished. Did they drown or was something more sinister at play?
Astonishing Legends: The Kecksburg Incident
So often the event of a mysterious object falling to earth has too few witnesses or leaves no evidence, but this is not the case with the “Kecksburg UFO Incident” — unless you ask the US Army. On December 9, 1965, a fiery object streaked across the afternoon skies over at least six US states and Ontario, Canada and was seen by thousands, with many claiming it even seemed to be under “intelligent control.” The object crash-landed in the woods near Kecksburg, Pennsylvania, where first-responders and local eye-witnesses said it looked like a giant acorn with some reporting strange lettering around a band near the bottom that resembled Egyptian hieroglyphs. If it was only a meteor as was first reported, then the Army and unknown government agents sure took an immediate interest in a commonplace astronomical event, cordoning off the crash site and hauling away the object and other possible items on flatbed trucks under tight security. So what was it? Tonight we ask Multi-state Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) Director, John Ventre, who along with engineer and researcher Owen Eichler, have come up with a hypothesis that might be the most plausible explanation for the identity of this object, although of course some credible researchers still have questions.
Blurry Photos Podcast: Ergotism
The end of Season 5 is upon us, and the Davids end in a sickly bang as they discuss Ergotism! A dangerous and deadly disease, Ergotism ravaged medieval countrysides and has been pegged as a culprit in a number of famous historical events. The boys look at the history of the disease, including where it struck, what it did, and how it was handled. Could it have caused a number of strange “dancing plagues” to occur? Did it have a role in the infamous Salem Witch Trials? Blurry Photos look at the causes of the affliction and some science behind the outbreaks. Pour some bone wine and maybe throw out that loaf of bread, this episode is getting medieval on your ass! (Journal Article, A Summary, Dancing Plagues)
Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know Podcast: What happened to Elisa Lam?
In 2013, Canadian college student Elisa Lam disappeared while on a solo trip through California. For weeks law enforcement was at a loss to explain the disappearance — until, that is, a maintenance worker at the Cecil Hotel discovered her body in a water tank. And with that, what should have been the end of a tragic tale instead became the prologue to a mystery that, according to many, remains unsolved in the present day: What happened to Elisa Lam?
David Icke and the Rise of the Lizard People
It’s one of the most outlandish conspiracy theories in history — the idea that the world is secretly ruled by a shadowy cabal of half-human, half-alien reptilian creatures. And its most famous proponent has kept this idea in the public eye for decades. So who is David Icke?
Bizarre States: Beware the Slenderman!
Jess and Bowser are back this week to talk about the gold butt smuggler, a long lost continent and Beware The Slenderman on HBO!
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.
My internet was out for most of the afternoon, as well. But hey, yeah, here I am. Cool.
Until Next Time