Issue Seventy-Four

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:
Plus the rest of the normal shit 😀
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
Scientists Solve Mystery of Narwhal’s Tusk

Remarkable new footage has finally helped scientists to explain the purpose of the narwhal’s 9ft ‘horn’. Native to the Arctic waters around Greenland, Canada, and Russia, the narwhal is a species of toothed whale that has been likened to the mythical unicorn due to its unique horn-like tusk.

Exactly what this tusk is used for however has long remained something of a mystery, but now new video footage recorded by two drones in the waters off the coast of north-east Canada has, for the first time, revealed that this mysterious protrusion is actually used to ram in to and stun fish.

Measuring up to 9ft in length, the tusk is essentially a canine tooth containing thousands of nerve endings which enable the animals to sense things moving in the water around them. The new footage, which can be viewed below, was particularly difficult to capture as the species is notoriously shy which has also made studying the animals’ behavior something of a challenge.

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London street swarmed by thousands of bees

Pedestrians were left ducking for cover as the swarm descended on a crowded street earlier this week. The harrowing incident, which occurred along Greenwich Church Street, saw a huge cloud of the buzzing insects swarming around cars, traffic lights and even passers-by.

Local jewelry shop owner Abigail Hering described the scene as “absolutely crazy”.

“It was just literally swarming,” she said. “Millions of them on the traffic lights. And while I was videoing them I looked down and I could see literally the front of me covered in bees. They were on me. They were on everybody. They were in your hair, on your top.”

Fortunately though, beekeeper Phil Clarkson and his wife Tracey were able to collect most of the insects in a mobile hive and offered their reassurances that the bees were not a threat.

“A swarm is very benign, the likelihood of getting stung is very, very rare, and in most cases it’s only when people swat them or squash them on their body that the bee will sting them,” he said. “They’re very calm and very docile when they’re swarming.”

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Paranormal Article of the Week
The Brocken Experiment: When Science and the Occult Went Head-to-Head on a German Mountaintop

Germany’s Harz mountains have historically been associated with witches, spirits, and black magic, particularly the range’s highest peak, the Brocken. Back in 1932, one brave skeptic set out to test just how mystical the Brocken truly is by performing a ritual there designed to turn a goat into a little boy.

That skeptic was Harry Price, an early paranormal investigator and debunker. Over the course of his long career, Price labored to bring reason and a scientific eye to the world of the metaphysical. By the time he decided to take a goat to the Brocken, he’d already been responsible for blowing the lid off of spiritualists, psychic photographers, and at least one talking mongoose.

Price’s attempt at a magical ritual atop the Brocken came about thanks in part to the writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Goethe famously had an interest in the occult, and visited the Brocken peak, hiking a path that is still memorialized as the Goethe Way. Inspired by the mysterious atmosphere of the Harz region, Goethe set portions of his most famous play, Faust, there, including the surreal walpurgisnacht scene where the devil Mephistopheles leads Faust around the Brocken, observing witches and even a gorgon. “Paganism died hard in the Harz country,” Price would later write.

Goethe died in 1832, but his legacy is celebrated around the Harz, and on the centennial anniversary of the author’s death, Price got in on festivities. That year, he and fellow philosopher C.E.M. Joad traveled to the Brocken to stage their own large-scale magic ritual.

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Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
Monday: Terrorist Targets/Zetas & Planet X

In the first half, bestselling author and former Air Force cryptographer David Hagberg discussed current events and his latest work on terrorism including why high rise buildings have become preferred targets. In the latter half, attorney and ET contactee Gordon Gianninoto offered updates on Planet X, the Zeta aliens, and a coming cataclysmic pole shift.
Tuesday: Bilderberger Secrets/Psychic Skills

In the first half, investigative journalist Daniel Estulin discussed his latest research into secretive power elite groups such as the Bilderbergers. In the latter half, Nancy du Tertre, a trained psychic detective and remote viewer, talked about how to hone psychic and intuitive skills, as well as various communications with alien entities.
Wednesday: Reporter’s Mysterious Death/Nightmare UFO Encounter

In the first half, attorney and investigative reporter Mark Shaw discussed new developments surrounding the mysterious death of reporter Dorothy Kilgallen, who was found dead from an alleged overdose after researching the JFK assassination. In the latter half, author Ron Felber recalled the ‘Mojave Incident’ and the alien abduction experience of Steve and Dawn Hess in 1989.
Thursday: Giants: Hidden Evidence/Underground Reptilians

In the first half, author and researcher Steve Quayle spoke about his investigation into the evidence for giants, in such locations as the American Southwest and on the island of Sardinia. In the latter half, UFO researcher John Rhodes discussed reptilian humanoids and a secret underground empire which consists of alien cultures and lost civilizations.
Friday: Demonic Forces

In the first half, author and paranormal lecturer Bill Bean discussed demonic possession as well as shared his amazing story of how small noises in his home lead to a tormenting and disturbing presence of evil, and how his family was torn apart by the demonic forces that were at work there. Open Lines followed.
Paranormal Podcasts
Last Podcast on the Left: Carl Panzram, Part I: A Bit of A Grouch

It’s time for another Heavy Hitter as we cover one of the meanest men of the early 20th century, Carl Panzram. Join us for his early life as Carl rides the rails, burns down churches, and suffers experiences that would turn him into one of the scariest people we’ve ever covered.

Paranormal Podcast: Physicians’ Untold Stories & Twilight Zone Life Lessons

Dr. Scott Kolbaba joins us to discuss physicians’ experiences that go beyond science. In part two, we share an episode of our GREAT TV PODCAST on the life lessons of The Twilight Zone with TV critic and author Mark Dawidziak.

The Paracast: May 22nd, 2017

Gene and guest co-host Randall Murphy present a return visit from Walter Bosley. He’s an author, blogger, former AFOSI agent and a former FBI counterintelligence specialist. He has researched mass shootings, breakaway civilizations, lost civilizations and more.

Mysterious Universe: 17.19

Cosmological architecture and intelligent design are the focus this week as we look at the work of Christopher Knight and Alan Butler. We follow their research into ancient units of measurement, their relationship to our earth, moon, and star and what message this relationship has left behind for human beings.

Expanded Perspectives: Mothman, Dogman, & More with Lon Strickler

On this weeks episode of Expanded Perspectives, the guys start the show off talking about scientists have discovered that ingesting bogers is good for teeth, and overall health. Then, A Canadian witness at Edson reported a glowing object following her vehicle just 20 feet overhead. Then, this summer, darkness will fall across the face of America. The birds will stop singing, the temperatures will drop and the stars will become visible in the daytime sky. In about 100 days, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the continental United States for the first time since 1918. Astronomers are calling it the Great American Eclipse. For the amateur sky-watcher, a total eclipse presents a rare opportunity to witness a cosmic hiccup in our day-night cycle. For solar astronomers, however, the eclipse offers something else: three minutes (give or take) to collect as much data as possible about the sun’s usually hidden outer atmosphere. Then, the host of the Italian paranormal Youtube channel, The Theory of Truth, spoke of his strange creature encounter in the summer of 2011. After the break Cam and Kyle speak with Lon Strickler about many of the recent Mothman sightings near the city of Chicago.

Skeptoid: Thawing the Minnesota Iceman

This sideshow attraction convinced a few real scientists that it was an actual ape-man.

Astonishing Legends: Pere Cheney: The Town That Disappeared

The logging town of Pere Cheney, Michigan once showed a lot of promise as a place where hardworking men and women of the late 19th century could raise a family — that is until two epidemics of diphtheria and devastating fires reduced it to a ghost town. And if you believe the accounts of some visitors to the nearby cemetery, Pere Cheney’s tragic fate doomed it to be an actual town of ghosts; the playful ghosts of the children who fell victim to the disease. But who’s to blame for the sad ending of this once thriving village? Surely something, or someone, must be the cause of the town’s bad luck, and if you believe the local legends, that someone was a witch who cursed it right before she was hanged and buried in that very cemetery. Or maybe she was burned? Or maybe it wasn’t a witch at all, but a banished unwed mother who cursed the lot of it just the same? Whatever legend you choose to believe, whether the cemetery of Pere Cheney is a playground of the damned or no more spooky than your average graveyard, those that have felt its chill can tell you that it only takes a little bit of haunting to put the fear in you.

Blurry Photos Podcast: Baalbek

Time to grab every crane you can find as Dave and David tackle the ancient megalithic stone structures of Baalbek! An ancient site dating back maybe to pre-history, Baalbek is a Lebanese temple complex with ruins that some say are built on an alien ship port. The boys go over the action-packed history of the location before opening the floodgates of theories on its origins. Did ancient aliens build the foundations? How were some of the largest quarried stones in the world transported there? Who has some good thoughts on it and whose theories make them seem like space cases? Find out in this rock-solid episode of the podcast!

The Higherside Chats Podcast: Miguel Conner | Gnosticism, Archons, & Simon Magus

While many of us will be familiar with the term Gnosticism due to it’s influence among a wide array of topics, including the use of ritual magic, secret societies, and even the very process of awakening itself, one must admit the waters have been muddied throughout history. With words like ‘Demiurge’ and ‘Archons’ freely thrown about, putting a finer point on this magical hodgepodge of buzzwords can prove to be rather difficult. Luckily, guest Miguel Conner of AeonByte joins The Higherside to help us tighten our loose grasp of understanding about this ancient mystic philosophy.

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:

Late Edition for those that care.

Until Next Time


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