Issue Sixty-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
Legendary Lost Roman City of Ucetia Found

Archaeologists have unearthed part of an ancient Roman city in southern France, known as Ucetia. To date, the settlement had only be known by name, and this is the first time that some of its impressive features have come to light.

The excavations began in October 2016 at the request of the French state, after local authorities bought land near the modern-day city of Uzes to build a boarding school and a canteen. A team led by Philippe Cayn from the French National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research excavated the 4,000m sq site, to make sure construction works wouldn’t destroy any major artefacts. In the process, the researchers shed a light on the mysterious past of the Roman city of Ucetia.

“Prior to our work, we knew that there had been a Roman city called Ucetia only because its name was mentioned on stela in Nimes, alongside 11 other names of Roman towns in the area. It was probably a secondary town, under the authority of Nimes. No artefacts had been recovered except for a few isolated fragments of mosaic,” said Cayn.

The archaeologists found that the site had been occupied from the 1st century BC to the 7th century AD, with an interruption in the 3rd and 4th century which they haven’t been able to explain. They also identified building remains from the Middle Ages, although these were more rare. The team discovered a large wall and many structures dating to just before the Roman conquest. This includes a room where a bread oven was set up, and later replaced with a dolium – an enormous ceramic container.

Full Story:
Page (In French) with more Images:

Paranormal Article of the Week
The Man Who Brought the Swastika to Germany

When archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann traveled to Ithaca, Greece in 1868, one goal was foremost in his mind: discovering the ancient city of Troy using Homer’s Iliad. The epic poem was widely believed to be no more than a myth, but Schliemann was convinced otherwise. For him, it was a map to the hidden location of ancient cities.

Over the next several years the German businessman, who made his fortune in trading raw materials for ammunition production, tramped around the Mediterranean. Schliemann took Homer’s advice on everything from local customs to treating physical maladies. Trained at the Sorbonne, he used Homer’s verses to identify what he thought were the epic’s real-world locations. “One of his greatest strengths is that he had a genuine historical interest. What he wanted was to uncover the Homeric world, to know whether it existed, whether the Trojan war happened,” writes classics scholar D.F. Easton. “But here also is a weakness. He was not very good at separating fact from interpretation.”

It wasn’t until 1871 that Schliemann achieved his dream. The discovery catapulted him to fame, and with his fame came a burst of interest in all that he uncovered. The intrepid archaeologist found his Homeric city, but he also found something else: the swastika, a symbol that would be manipulated to shape world history.

Full Article:

Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
Monday: Weather Control & Bitcoin/Magic Techniques

In the first half, maverick meteorologist Scott Stevens addressed the record breaking winter we just had and detailed why he favors crypto currencies such as Bitcoin. In the latter half, author John Michael Greer spoke about the history of hermetic magic and ritual.
Tuesday: Environmental Toxins/Evolved Beings

In the first half of the show, attorney and chemical sensitivity sufferer Alan Bell detailed his own toxic exposure and how he now advocates for victims of environmental injury. In the latter half, author of the “Conversations with God” series Neale Donald Walsch spoke about how God is trying to awaken the human species.
Wednesday: Stem Cell Technology/Hidden Bible Codes

In the first half, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Doohi Lee discussed how he has begun to use stem cell technology in his practice. In the latter half, noted appraiser and conservator Timothy P. Smith detailed his discovery of the “Chamberlain Key,” and how he unlocked it.
Thursday: North & South Korea/Skepticism, Bigfoot & the Paranormal

In the first half, journalist Michael Breen discussed the dramatic changes that have happened in South Korea over the years, as well as how the leadership of North Korea came to be and what it means to the United States. In the latter half, professional paranormal investigator and feature columnist for Skeptical Inquirer science magazine, Joe Nickell discussed his latest work on ghosts and Bigfoot.
Friday: TV Shows & Political Themes

In the first half, Professor of political science Leslie D. Feldman discussed how television shows addressed important discussions about human nature, the American Dream, class struggles, and our place in the universe. Open Lines followed.

Paranormal Podcasts
Last Podcast on the Left: Chris Benoit

This week we cover the tragedy of Chris Benoit; his career, the murder/suicide that resulted in the death of him and his family, and the numerous insane conspiracy theories that cropped up following the crime.

Paranormal Podcast: In Search of the Southern Sasquatch

Lyle Blackburn talks to us about the strange creature stalking the Southern United States, and Dondi Dahlin tells us about the different personality types that are as old as time.

The Paracast: April 9th, 2017

Author and radio host Paul Eno returns to The Paracast to talk about his “unified field theory” for paranormal events. Is it possible that UFOs, ghosts, Bigfoot and other phenomena are all part of our multiverse?

Mysterious Universe: 17.13

This week we are joined by author and investigative journalist Leslie Kean to discuss her new book Surviving Death. Well known for her New York Times best seller ‘UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record,’ Kean reveals stunning and varied evidence suggesting that consciousness survives death and also shares her direct experience of inexplicable phenomena that had life-changing results.

Skeptoid: The Shag Harbour UFO

Comparing the actual evidence to the Canadian claim of best evidence for alien visitation.

Astonishing Legends: Flight 19 (Part 3)

The timeline of events leading up to the disappearance of Flight 19 suggest, as with so many tragedies, that it was not just one mistake responsible for the ultimate loss of 27 airmen, but a series of minor miscommunications and faltering. This is perhaps due to the ordinary and routine nature of the training mission, one that was not far from home base and one that wasn’t supposed to go so wrong. But how could a seasoned flight instructor with combat experience and around 2500 hours of flying time to his credit become so disoriented, especially one who was familiar with the region? Why couldn’t a simple navigational error be corrected amongst the 5 pilots and crewmen? Was there a general feeling of overconfidence in eventually correcting their course, or was there some unknown environmental force acting upon them, one that is suspected of the area? We’ll never know the answers to these questions, but what seems to be their most likely fate is that they finally ran out of fuel and ditched into the ocean. However, we’ve discovered that the results of an imaging technique may provide a clue that this flight has a much more mysterious resting place than we can understand.

Blurry Photos Podcast: Polybius

Join David and Dave for a nostalgic trip to the golden era of arcade games as they discuss the urban legend of Polybius! An arcade game with a dastardly reputation, Polybius is infamous for all manner of conspiracies – but did it even exist? The boys spend a while reminiscing about days spent spending quarters in their youth and detail the murky history of this foreboding game cabinet. Was it a government experiment on an unwitting public? Did MiBs collect data from players? Did it drive players to madness? Lots of questions with this one, and with some simple sleuth work some answers to go with them!

Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know Podcast: Where Are the World’s Most Frequent UFO Sightings?

For millenia people across the planet have reported seeing bizarre objects in the sky.So what does the latest info tell us about UFO sightings? Where are they occur most frequently? The answer might surprise you.

Bizarre States: The Watcher Returns with Chris Medina

Bowser and Jess are joined this week by psychic Chris Medina! They talk about the return of the watcher, Chris does a reading of Bowser and Jess, and Jess reads the first email that the show got!

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:


There, all the normal criticisms out of the way. :3

Until Next Time


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