Issue Seventy-Three

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: Radio Show Roundup
3: Paranormal Podcasts
4: Editor’s Note

Paranormal News of the Week
Anti-Vaxxers Directly to Blame for Measles Outbreak

Measles is one of the most highly contagious viruses known. Ninety percent of people exposed to the virus will get infected if they have not been vaccinated. While most kids recover after a rash, fever and perhaps a cough, it can lead to serious complications from pneumonia to encephalitis, a brain inflammation that can cause permanent disabilities and sometimes can kill.

Since the beginning of the year, 50 cases of measles have been reported in the Minneapolis area, Minnesota’s largest outbreak in nearly thirty years. Most of the patients are in the city’s large Somali immigrant community, which has been targeted by anti-vaccine activists urging them to skip or delay vaccinating their children.

“This isn’t benign,” Said Kris Ehresmann, infectious disease director at the Minnesota Department of Health. “One of the challenges we face is all of the misinformation that has been targeted at the Somali community. Starting in 2008 . . . the anti-vaccine folks started targeting the community.”

Before 2008, the vaccination rate for measles was above 90 percent among the Somali immigrant community in Minnesota. Now it’s at 41 percent, Ehresmann said.

Many of the Somali immigrants knew the dangers of measles. They have seen it firsthand – Somalia is suffering from a serious measles epidemic, with over 5700 cases reported. But they thought measles was not a threat in the U.S. and were told it was safe to delay vaccinating their kids in Minnesota.

Andrew Wakefield, a disgraced Briton who lost his medical license after being found guilty of falsifying data and other unethical practices in a paper that purported to show a link between the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and autism has been touring the U.S. and has visited Minnesota several times, health officials said.

Full Story:
Burial Chamber of Egyptian Princess Found

Archaeologists have made a fascinating discovery inside a 3,800-year-old pyramid in Dahshur, Egypt. A wooden box found inside the chamber bears the name ‘Hatshepset’ and is thought to have belonged to an Egyptian princess who was the daughter of the pharaoh Ameny Qemau. The discovery was made within one of two pyramids built for Qemau and it is thought that his daughter’s untimely death may account for why more than one had been constructed.

The box, which had been looted long ago, once contained canopic jars – special containers used to store individual internal organs removed from the deceased during the mummification process.

“The pyramid is not of a type appropriate to a princess,” said Aidan Dodson of the University of Bristol. “It must therefore have been built for a king, but then usurped for her burial. There is no reason why he should have built two pyramids of his own.”

A poorly preserved sarcophagus is also believed to be among the finds within the chamber.

Full Story:
The Body of America’s First Serial Killer Exhumed

H.H. Holmes, the notorious Devil in the White City, was hanged in the Philadelphia County Prison on May 7, 1896. Holmes was said to have killed as many as 200 people in his Chicago “Murder Castle” while stalking the city during the 1893 World’s Fair.

According to some, Holmes didn’t die on the gallows, but instead perpetrated one last scam and made his escape. A pamphlet published later in 1896 called Hanged by Proxy: How H.H. Holmes Cheated the Gallows was written by L. W. Warner, a man Holmes claimed to have murdered but was very much alive. Warner told a reporter in 1897 that a poor physician was hanged in place of Holmes. A couple of months later in Chicago, Robert Latimer, another of Holmes’s alleged murder victims, told the Chicago Daily Inter-Ocean that Holmes was alive and well, growing coffee in South America.

After 121 years of controversy, it seems Holmes’s descendants decided it was time to find out the truth. Two of Holmes’ great-grandchildren, John and Richard Mudgett, successfully petitioned the court to have Holmes exhumed to finally determine just who is buried in his grave. Digging started at the end of April at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Philadelphia. After the remains are chipped out of the concrete, the Anthropology Department of the University of Pennsylvania will perform the DNA analysis.

Full Story:

Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
Monday: Corporate Conspiracies/Search for ET

In the first half, comedian, actor, and author Richard Belzer talked about his latest work exposing the wrongful acts perpetrated by corporations, and their ensuing cover-ups. In the latter half, professor of theoretical physics, author, and BBC TV and radio broadcaster, Jim Al-Khalili, spoke about the search for intelligent life in the universe, and what science has to say about it.
Tuesday: Deaths of Holistic Doctors

In the first half, longtime healing arts activist, Erin Elizabeth, discussed the shocking increase in the number of holistic doctors who have died under questionable circumstances. Open Lines followed.
Wednesday: Nostradamus and North Korea/Medical NDEs

In the first half, world authority on Nostradamus, the occult, and parapsychology John Hogue returned to analyze the quatrains of the great sixteenth-century prophet Nostradamus and how they pertain to current events. In the second half, cardiologist Dr. Pim van Lommel revealed why he believes that near-death experiences are authentic and cannot be attributed to imagination.
Thursday: Nuclear Attack Plans/Bizarre Money Tales

In the first half of the program, journalist Garrett M. Graff revealed the elaborate procedures the U.S. Government has set in place to preserve the line of succession that will lead the nation following a catastrophic decimation of leadership. In the second half, practicing wealth and estate-planning attorney Ann-Margaret Carrozza recalled horror stories related to money and offered advice to avoid disaster.
Friday: Secret Projects and UFO Disclosure

Joining guest host Jimmy Church, Founder and Director of the Disclosure Project Dr. Steven Greer talked about his latest work exposing the super-secret and illegal Unacknowledged Special Access Projects (USAPs) that deal with the UFO/ET issue and will perhaps be the disclosure event he has predicted will inevitably happen. Open Lines followed.

Paranormal Podcasts
Last Podcast on the Left: Kurt Cobain, Part I: Albini’s Weenies

Join us for the first of two on the death of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain as we explore both sides of the suicide/murder controversy.

Kurt Cobain, Part II: The Ghost Train of El Duce

In our final chapter on the Kurt Cobain saga we explore the Cobain crime scene, address the possible participation of a scuzzo named El Duce, and give our final verdict on just what we think happened to the greatest rock star of the nineties.

Paranormal Podcast: Poltergeists and The Unseen Hand

Jenny Ashford joins on The Paranormal Podcast to discuss poltergeists on part one of the program. In part two, Dr. Joe Gallenberger talks to us about the afterlife discussions he has had with his late brother who committed suicide.

Mysterious Universe: 17.18

UFO attacks and saucer doctors feature this week with more strange cases featuring physiological evidence of contact.
We also include a young boy’s pet bubble, the parallel matriarchy dimension, and a return of the Elephant charming Yogi masters of India.

Expanded Perspectives: The Mothman of Point Pleasant with Seth Breedlove

On this episode of Expanded Perspectives the guys start the show off by talking about the recent death of the worlds oldest person. Then, an Ohio witness reported driving toward an unknown light and discovered a hovering sphere just above the tree line. Then, a person in Illinois had a very strange episode of missing time while driving one evening.

After the break Cam and Kyle talk to Seth Breedlove, who is best known for his production company and the films they’ve produced under the Small Town Monsters banner. In 2013 Seth began working on the concept for a series titled Small Town Monsters. He wrote and directed the first chapter in the series, Minerva Monster, and was cinematographer on the second, Beast of Whitehall. In 2016 Seth directed and edited the third chapter – and first full-length feature – in the series, Boggy Creek Monster.

Thinking Sideways Podcast: Kryptos

Unveiled in November 1990, Kryptos has baffled cryptographers for almost three decades, with two of its five messages still unbroken, and a promise of further mysteries after the last message is decrypted. What’s the final answer to Kryptos? Nobody even knows the question yet.

Astonishing Legends: Henry Plummer (Part 3): An Interview with Frederick Allen

The case of Henry Plummer represents the gray area between due process and necessary action, depending on whether you view a rise in criminal activity as a matter for the justice system no matter how lacking, or local imperium no matter how brutal. In an interview with Frederick Allen, author of A Decent, Orderly Lynching: The Montana Vigilantes, we discuss his initial interest in the story, the motivations of the people involved, and the debate their actions spurred, then and now.

The Higherside Chats Podcast: Isaac Weishaupt | Star Wars, Occult Themes, & Disney

Today’s returning guest, Isaac Weishaupt, is an author, researcher, and celebrity occult savant who joins The Higherside to help us wade through decades of mind control and mass manipulation from Tinseltown.

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:

So hey, I missed a week. Okay, sure.

Until Next Time


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