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The K-Files


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Celebrating 1 year of esoteric insanity

Welcome to this very special nostalgia edition of The K-Files.

It has been brought to my attention that this edition marks the one year anniversary of this modest little paranormal news recap. My how the time has flown. I've looked back at the year that was and really started to see the evolution this weekly column has made. So, in recognition of this truly monumental event, I thought it appropriate to recap the history of The K-Files in a little trip down memory lane:

It all started humbly enough amidst the Coast to Coast AM (now known as 'Coast Rider') message board. The administrator there, Coast to Coast AM's webmaster Lex Lonehood, began a very controversial experiment with moderators. Being the avid Coast fan that I am, and spending as much of my time reading the forum there that I did, I felt it only natural to volunteer to be a moderator. But I needed to make a choice: which forum section would I choose to moderate?

With Current Events already claimed by my main-man Binnall, I narrowed down my choices to either UFOs, Alien Abduction, or Ghosts/Entities. It was a tough choice, no doubt, but in the end I chose Ghosts/Entities. Why? Good question. I'm not quite sure, really, as in the grand scheme of things, I enjoy reading about UFOs and aliens more than ghosts. But, the choice was made, and I was appointed King of the Ghosts/Entities section.

Over the following weeks, debate broke out across the Coast Riders message board. Many felt that the introduction of moderators would impede free speech and that they weren't necessary on the kind of pay-to-post board that it was. I, along with fellow mods Binnall, Japanese_American, and later Dr.Fate (who has apparently fallen off the face of the Earth), attempted to ignore the conflict and ease our fellow forum members that we had no intentions of censoring anyone. To this end, following the example set by Binnall with his News Watch and Binnall Report columns, I decided to create a weekly recap of Ghost/Entity related news articles that would help bolster discussion. With a catchy title, Ghost Files, and three interesting news articles, I embarked upon an ambitious quest that would eventually lead to the mini Khyron Empire that I have established.

For nostalgia fans, you can check out the very first Ghost Files (dated January 26, 2005) Here. The writing was a little rough in places, and it was rather short compared to the more recent editions, but the basic framework was there.

This continued for several months (with a few breaks here and there) until August 10th. That week something very special happened. Straying from just ghosts and entities, I expanded Ghost Files to include all fields of paranormal research. The main reason for this was simple: quite frankly, it was getting harder and harder to find three new ghost articles a week. Nearly all of them were the same, involving some old building (usually in Britain) and reports of strange happenings. Plus, the expanded format allowed me to touch on other subjects, like the before mentioned UFOlogy. To account for this, I eventually changed the name from Ghost Files, to simply The K-Files.

It was around this time that another big event happened in the world of Khyron--blogging. It all started innocently enough with Khyron's Corner, in which I started to give my $0.02 on not just the paranormal, but also on media and popular culture, as well. It was then that such recent favorites such as my movie and game reviews, as well as Khyron's Sci-Fi Showdown, got their start.

Before long, however, I had already outgrown the confines on my mere blog. In search of a more personalized website, I made the jump into domain purchasing, getting a hold of KHYRON.NET. With that, a new phenomena was born--a blog/archive hybrid that allowed me to truly express my thoughts and ideas, no matter how ridiculous or unfounded they were.

Now, here we are. One year later, and The K-Files and KHYRON.NET are still going strong. Khyron's Sci-Fi Showdown is a hit over at the SciFi channel's message boards, and KHYRON.NET is averaging over 1000 hits per month and growing. Also, one of my video game reviews (Killing Floor) has been selected for display at the creator's main website. Very cool, indeed.

I would like to thank all of my faithful readers for supporting my efforts, with special thanks to Tim Binnall of BinnallofAmerica.com for helping me get started and for seeing things through, and to Lesley, my fellow columnist at BOA. Here's to another fine year of esoteric rambling!


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Well, that's all for this week. I trust you enjoyed your trip into this shadowy nether-realm known only as the K-Files.

For the latest updates on the world of Khyron, bookmark http://www.khyron.net/. With content updated regularly, you're sure to find your fix for all things entertaining and paranormal. As always, feel free to send any questions/comments/suggestions to KFiles@khyron.net.

Keep your eyes peeled for the next  K-Files, arriving next Wednesday. Cheers!

~Khyron, 2006.


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