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, we're all about aircraft, both identified and unidentified. Declassified CIA documents about 50's-era UFOs, India gets its very own Roswell, and as-yet unexplained maladies on airliners. All that, the Radio show roundup, Podcasts for Pleasant People, and more, in Issue Twelve of The /x/ Files!
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
Indian jet shoots down UFO over Rajasthan
The Indian Air Force said that one of its fighter jets intercepted and shot down a “suspicious” UFO in the northern state of Rajasthan near the border with Pakistan. A statement by the IAF said the “balloon-shaped” UFO was picked up by IAF radar between 10:30 and 11 AM local time on Tuesday, January 26th, and a Sukhoi Su-30 MKI fighter jet was scrambled to intercept it.
A defense spokesperson, Lt. Col. Manish Ojha, said police and military officials were sent to investigate the incident. The debris of the UFO was located, and it was being investigated to determine its nature. Police investigators said five triangle or cone-shaped metallic objects were recovered from the site and handed over to the IAF.
Villagers reported that soon after the UFO was brought down, five deafening explosions were heard over over a three-mile radius. Residents of Gugdi and Panawara villages in the area said that the blasts were so powerful that it caused cracks in the walls of their homes. However, no human casualties were reported.
Police confirmed that this was not the first time massive blasts have been heard in the area. Villagers in nearby Sinleejageer also reported in January that debris from a UFO fell from the sky after a loud “mysterious” blast was heard over the village. Villagers collected samples of the debris and sent them to the authorities for investigation. But security officials have refused to confirm what caused the blasts or the nature of the mysterious debris.
Some UFO enthusiasts have noted that the Barmer district is only about 300 miles from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, where mysterious metal balls fell from the sky earlier in the month. They are also speculating that this could be India’s version of the Roswell UFO incident, in which government officials tried to cover up a UFO crash with the story that it was a weather balloon.
Full Story: http://www.inquisitr.com/2742714/
CIA releases its own declassified 'X-Files'
With a nod to the new "X-Files" reboot, the Central Intelligence Agency has released a trove of once classified documents on several real-life unidentified flying objects. The CIA did not release documents to show exactly how all of those investigations were resolved, but other documents suggest that most seem to be hoaxes or misidentified objects.
In a 1953 report by a scientific advisory panel to investigate UFOs, agency officials noted that "the Panel members were impressed by the lack of sound data in the great majority of case histories." For most of the cases, expert investigators uncovered reasonable explanations for the sightings, and for others, a process of induction suggested similar reports could be dismissed as well, the panel found.
Nevertheless, this new and comprehensive database of documents - which were originally declassified back in 1978 but only now have been posted online - should prove to be a treasure trove of interesting reading material for proponents of the UFO phenomenon.
Full Story: http://www.livescience.com/53496-real-life-x-files.html
Document Collection: http://www.foia.cia.gov/collection/ufos-fact-or-fiction
Mysterious Airline Illnesses, Pt. 1
A London to Los Angeles flight was forced to turn back to Heathrow on January 27th, after an airborne emergency which saw several passengers and crew struck down by a mystery illness. The aircraft, a Boeing 777 with 188 passengers and crew on board, had been in the air for more than two hours and was flying close to Keflavik in southwest Iceland and when it turned around and headed back to London.
Passengers on the plane became fearful after one flight attendant collapsed and rumors of airborne contamination spread throughout the cabin, according to accounts from several people on board. One member of the cabin crew fainted and five others complained of feeling unwell as did up to three passengers.
Passenger Kris Evans said the flight attendant, “literally just fainted ... just fell forward, put her hand out and hit the floor. It was crazy.”
On landing at Heathrow, luggage was taken away for inspection without explanation but eventually returned, and emergency personnel met the plane, which was held for 45 minutes before passengers were allowed to disembark. Paramedics evaluated passengers and crew, and no one requested further medical attention.
In a statement released by American Airlines, the airline reported that their maintenance team conducted a thorough inspection of the aircraft, including a test flight, and found no issues with the plane, and that out of caution, all of the air filters on the aircraft were replaced.
Full Story: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/12126524/London-to-Los-Angeles-flight-turned-back-to-Heathrow-after-mystery-illness.html
Mysterious Airline Ilnesses, Pt. 2
A second American Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing on January 29th, when passengers and crew passed out mid-flight. Flight 904, which left Rio de Janeiro at 10.16 PM heading for Miami, was travelling at a height of more than 30,000ft when three members of staff became ill.
"One passenger and three flight attendants complained of lightheadedness. The aircraft landed safely at Brasilia at 12.37 AM and was met by paramedics who evaluated the passenger and crew members. None requested further medical attention," an American Airlines spokesperson said. "Our maintenance team is currently inspecting the aircraft and performing a thorough maintenance check."
Passengers were held for a full two hours aboard the plane before being allowed to disembark.
Although the two grounded flights involved air planes of similar models (both are Boeing 777), airline officials said they "do not want to speculate on whether [the two incidents] are linked," until investigations have been completed.
Full Story: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/panic-second-american-airlines-flight-7272258
Radio Show Roundup
Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
Monday: Global Conflict & Weapons/Planet X
In the first half, William Craig Reed, U.S. Navy diver and espionage photographer shared his analysis of the current geopolitical situation. In the latter half, researcher and lecturer Jason Martell talked about how ancient cultures tracked astronomical cycles.
Tuesday: Radioactivity in the Environment/Open Lines
In the first half, Libbe HaLevy, award-winning playwright and host of the weekly Internet show "Nuclear Hotseat" discussed various nuclear incidents such as Three Mile Island and Fukushima. Due to technical difficulties, Prof. Jan Bondeson did not appear. Open Lines were featured in the second half instead.
Wednesday: Chemtrails/Conscious Men
In the first half, filmmaker and activist Michael Murphy provided an update on his research into chemtrails and geoengineering. In the latter half, Arjuna Ardagh talked about his latest discoveries working with John Gray on the evolving definitions of gender roles, and how men in particular can learn to live more consciously.
Thursday: Ninth Planet and UFO Disclosure & Experiencers
Earthfiles investigative reporter Linda Moulton Howe discussed the possible discovery of a new ninth planet in our solar system, and presented a three-part interview with ufologist Grant Cameron on the politics of disclosure, and the revelations of UFO abductees.
Friday: Buried Alive & Amazing Dogs/Open Lines
George Noory was joined by author Jan Bondeson, who shared stories of some of the most extraordinary dogs in history. Bondeson also discussed the history and risks of being buried alive. Open lines followed.
Paranormal Podcast: Small Town Monsters
The Boggy Creek Monster, The Beast of Whitehurst and The Minerva Monster are the trilogy of cryptid creatures examined by a three-movie series from Small Town Monsters. We talk to Seth Breedlove and Brandon Dalo about making movies about these magnificent monsters!
The Paracast: January 31st, 2016
The 2016 International UFO Congress features such luminaries as Jacques Vallee, Nick Pope, Nick Redfern, Douglas Trumball, and Chris Rutkowski. That’s a lot of firepower for one UFO convention. Discussing the event, the state of UFO research and other hot topics, is Alejandro Rojas, from convention sponsors OpenMinds.tv.
Mysterious Universe: 15.03
After more revelations on Planet X doom porn and Sumerian astronomy we look at bizarre death rituals from around the world and self mummification practices in ancient Japan. The death theme continues as we cover controversial modern reports of the ‘Rainbow Body’ phenomenon in Tibet with paranormal cases of dissolving bodies, odd light phenomena, and extreme skeletal shrinkage.
Expanded Perspectives: Listener Stories
On this episode of Expanded Perspectives the guys talk about how after a botched repair job of King Tut's beard left scratches on his burial mask. Then, the solar system appears to have a new ninth planet. Then, Cam talks about how two people claim they saw an ape-like creature in a small wooded area of Northern Ireland. Then after the break, Kyle and Cam bring up some interesting Listener Stories that were graciously sent to Expanded Perspectives.
Thinking Sideways Podcast: Area 51 Broadcast Interruption
On September 11, 1997, on Art Bell’s Coast to Coast AM show, a frantic caller claiming to be a recent employee at Area 51 made some startling revelations. A few minutes into the call, the Coast to Coast AM broadcast is mysteriously disrupted. Seventeen years later, a man calls a different show called Fade to Black, claiming to have made the whole thing up. Was the call really a hoax? And if so, what took out the broadcast?
Last week I recieved an email from an Anon that lives in Beavercreek, Ohio, with a peculiar problem: His house is haunted. Living in the home with him are his wife, stepson, and family dog, just a few minutes outside of Dayton. He mentions that the house, the childhood home and inheritance of his spouse, has had three deaths occur there since it was built in the 60's, all of whom were related to her; and that his wife, before moving in, had warned him of the supernatural activity that happened there. He basically asks for what he calls a "Paranormal Referral."
"We're not going crazy or super scared all the time I'll just say we need some clarity and acknowledgement that this is real.
We have all seen things that can't be rationale[sic] explained even the dog.
I have absolutely seen things move with out being touched and we have all seen shadow like figures.
I'm familiar with the local organizations that investigate I'm just seeing if you know anyone maybe a little more underground and more true to the investigations."
If anyone in the Dayton/Beavercreek area of Ohio could pass along a good word to our fellow Anon about paranormal organizations, or if they themselves are paranormal investigators, please leave a message in the thread below. /x/ has usually been good about delivering on local spooky info, so any help given would be appreciated.
Email: [email protected]
Until Next Time
> On Republic Day, the IAF radar tracked an unidentified balloon-shaped object at Barmer. Considering the high alert issued for the particular day, a Sukhoi-30 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) shot it down. Investigations have revealed that it was a US-made shiny helium-filled balloon with ‘Happy Birthday’ written on it. It had come in from Pakistan. The previous incident occurred in Mumbai on 14 January, when two blue balloons were spotted hovering over Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport’s runway. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) denied ownership of the balloons, as it never uses blue-coloured weather balloons.
>shiny helium-filled balloon with ‘Happy Birthday’ written on it.
>The aircraft landed back at Heathrow shortly after 5pm where passengers were evaluated by paramedics.
>None required additional medical help.
>There were reports that those who fell ill complained of a loss of equilibrium. This would suggest problems with cabin pressure, although normally such problems occur during take-off and landing.
Once again, your post is piss poor. None are even slightly /x/.
Yes, I do.
If you don't like it, why don't you write articles within the constraints of the word limit culled from every corner of the Web every week for three months without missing a single issue?
You have nothing to show for yourself but your whinging. You've made no effort to prove that anyone could do better. You can't even come up with a good reason to throw shade at me except, "Your articles aren't in-depth enough." You just shitpost. You don't try to make /x/ a better board, you don't contribute, even after I gave you the invitation to do so, you don't do anything except go, "You could do better." Well guess what, shitlord? I'm the only one fucking trying, so until you grow a pair of nuts and beat me at my own game, filter my posts and get the fuck out.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take, and right now, I'm the only one shooting.
Technically you can't miss a shot you don't take. Missing implies shooting and not hitting the desired target, so if someone never shoots, then they will never miss.
Good thread though. It was an entertaining read.