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.
It's Super Bowl Sunday here in the US, and an entire day is devoted to eating, drinking, and watching amusing commercials. There's some handegg in there somewhere too. News was super light this week, but what I've got, I'll give. Thanks for checking out the brand new Issue Thirteen 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
Iceland to build first temple to Norse gods in 1,000 years
Icelanders will soon be able to publicly worship at a shrine to Thor, Odin and Frigg with construction starting this month on the island's first major temple to the Norse gods since the Viking age. Membership in Asatruarfelagid, an association that promotes faith in the Norse gods, has tripled in Iceland in the last decade to 2,400 members last year, out of a total population of 330,000, data from Statistics Iceland showed. The temple will be circular and will be dug 13 feet down into a hill overlooking the Icelandic capital Reykjavik, with a dome on top to let in the sunlight.
Full Story: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/iceland/11385603/Iceland-to-build-first-temple-to-Norse-gods-in-1000-years.html
Notorious Demon House Torn Down After Purchase By "Ghost Adventures" Star
The home that sparked national attention over reports of it being infested with powerful demonic activity, leading to the purported possession of nearly an entire family, has been torn down, the Indiana Star reported. The razing of the Gary, Indiana property followed its purchase by the host and executive producer of "Ghost Adventures," Zak Bagans in early 2014. Bagans said he now plans to release a documentary on the residence's haunting later this year which will reveal the reason behind its demolition. "Something was inside that house that had the ability to do things that I have never seen before — things that others carrying the highest forms of credibility couldn't explain either," he told the newspaper. "There was something there that was very dark yet highly intelligent and powerful."
Full Story: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/demon-house-torn-down_us_56b1fcdfe4b08069c7a58370?utm_hp_ref=weird-news
Radio Show Roundup
Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
Monday: The Anomalous Is Natural
George Noory was joined by famed author Whitley Strieber and professor of religion Jeffrey Kripal to talk about their new collaborative work entitled "The Super Natural".
Tuesday: Superstitions/Sound Off Open Lines
In the first half, George welcomed Mitch Horowitz, author and editor at Penguin/Tarcher publishers. He is the editor of the new book "The Super Natural," which was featured on the previous night's show. He discussed the history and effects of superstitions on human civilization. The second half of the program was dedicated to listener "sound off" call-ins. Any topic that was bothering the callers was fair game.
Wednesday: Death of Holistic Doctors/St. Joseph & Levitation
In the first half, author Erin Elizabeth shared an update on a spate of dead holistic doctors. There have been around 30 cases of doctors/holistic practitioners found dead since June of 2015, from reported suicides, accidents, and foul play, she detailed. In the latter half, Professor of humanities and philosophy Michael Grosso discussed his study of St. Joseph of Copertino, who was known as a great mystic.
Thursday: Las Vegas Crime History/Primaries & Voting
In the first half, author Bill Friedman discussed the inside story of the criminal careers of the leaders of the three biggest liquor gangs and how they built 80% of the Las Vegas Strip gambling resorts from the Flamingo in 1946 to Caesars Palace in 1966. In the latter half, founder of Black Box Voting, an investigative reporting and public education organization for elections, Bev Harris, talked about voting issues related to the presidential primaries, and past elections.
Friday: Security & Defense Tips/Open Lines
Filling in for George Noory, Dave Schrader was joined by former CIA officer and security specialist Jason Hanson, who revealed spy secrets to staying safe and surviving various dangerous scenarios. Open lines followed.
Last Podcast on the Left: Dean Corll Part I: The Pouting Room
It’s teenage boy mass-murderer Dean Corll up next on the Heavy Hitter series as we cover his childhood in the Klan-ridden hellhole that is Vidor, TX and his career at the Corll Candy Company of Houston where he earned his reputation as the Candyman.
Paranormal Podcast: Washington State Haunting
We speak to a Seattle-area man, Keith Linder, who claims his home is haunted. We are also joined by two UK paranormal investigators who have investigated the case on-site. Plus, EVPs!
Mysterious Universe: 15.04
More news of robot AI takeovers, killer drones, and Zika virus conspiracies help inject some "end of the world" paranoia into the theme of this week’s show. We then feature four unique individuals who are doing everything they can to prepare for the many potential disasters that face humankind. These “preppers” and survivalists give their insights on how they plan to endure and even thrive, in a world changed by catastrophe.
Expanded Perspectives: The Cursed Vessel UB-65
On this episode of Expanded Perspectives the boys start off by talking about how researchers have long known that eye contact is an important social signal. Then, they bring up a recent Black Eyed Kid encounter by a hunter. Then, archaeologists working in southern Nevada have found nearly 20 sites used by ancient hunter-gatherers as much as 12,000 years ago. And even though the sites are remote, they weren’t discovered by accident. Then, after the break the guys talk about the history of submarines and a haunted or cursed vessel called UB-65 and some true tales of haunted cruise ships!
Thinking Sideways Podcast: Death of Annie Börjesson
In December 2005, the body of Annie Börjesson was found washed up on the beach at Prestwick, Scotland. Local police concluded that the death was suicide by drowning... but the evidence suggests something else.
There is a legend that in one or more arcades in Portland, Oregon in 1981, there lurked a mysterious game called “Polybius” and it had a much more nefarious purpose than to provide amusement and cheat a kid out of quarters - it may have been there to brainwash you, and then report its findings to a sinister government agency. There were reports of players who suffered terrible side effects from the visuals, like headaches, nausea, memory loss, nightmares, and in some extreme cases, suicide. But were these reports true? Did this diabolical game ever exist? Was the legend of Polybius just an urban legend?
Whether you use today as a reason to eat metric tons of food, or your favorite team is in the game, or just because of the goofy-ass commercials. I wish all of you anons on /x/ a safe and happy day. And if you're not Murican, well, have a good day anyway. As for me, I'm gonna go eat some pizza and wings now.
Until Next Time
Thank fuck that temple is getting built. It's gonna have a real vibe to it, a proper attitude in it's construction.
That guy with the house looks like he's just gone - ok time to make a film and destroy the evidence so it can never be refuted.. but maybe it'll be interesting.
Thanks Ed! Enjoy your Sunday.
>There is a legend that in one or more arcades in Portland, Oregon in 1981, there lurked a mysterious game called “Polybius” and it had a much more nefarious purpose than to provide amusement and cheat a kid out of quarters