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The K-Files


Welcome back to this ever changing paranormal recap now known simply as The K-Files. Always evolving, this new name is in response to the new, expanded format. Along with it you’ll notice prototype number one of the new K-Files logo. For the next few weeks, I will be presenting a new logo, and then allow you, the reader, to vote on the one you like the best.

This week, the Top Story details Loren Coleman’s promotion of a new cryptozoological prize. Next, I present a very medical account of real-life vampires. Finally, with the apocalypse possibly approaching, it’s now possible to go down in style.

You’d better get ready; here comes the all new K-Files…

:: Top Story ::

Big money, no whammy.

Big money offered for photo of creature

By Associated Press October 17, 2005

A Maine scientist is preparing to release details of a $1 million reward for a photograph that leads to the live capture of Bigfoot, the abominable snowman, or the Loch Ness Monster.

Loren Coleman, a professor at the University of Southern Maine, said the bounty would be paid by an unnamed company and he plans to release more details at a cryptozoology symposium at Bates College over Halloween weekend.


Apparently Loren Coleman doesn’t read the K-Files.

Two weeks ago, I ventured the claim that our persistence in the search of cryptozoological creatures was having a negative effect. With the excellently documented and catalogued video of the giant squid, I became disenfranchised with the field. Why is it that a creature with as much roaming space as the giant squid could be documented, yet Bigfoot and Nessie continue to elude us? My conclusion was simply that we’re trying too hard.

With so many researchers and amateurs venturing forth into the wilderness in search of these creatures, it’s no wonder they continue to retreat deeper into the darkness. Now, leading cryptozoologist Loren Coleman is promoting a new campaign to find these mystical beasts—offering a cool million to anyone who can get credible proof.

Oh, boy. The problem I see here is the amount of extreme amateurs it will attract. As it is now, if you’re looking for Bigfoot or Nessie, you’re doing it out of scientific curiosity. I would think fame and fortune are secondary motives for most (perhaps except for Tom Biscardi). But when you offer a substantial reward, who knows what kind of crazies will take up cryptozoology.

As much as I’d like this ploy to be a success, I honestly don’t expect it. I admire Coleman’s determination, but as I said above, I’m still not sure main-stream attention will assist in capturing these creatures.

The full details on the campaign will be revealed this Halloween weekend. Stay tuned for more updates.

:: Vampires ::

I van’t to suck vour blood!

Human Living Vampires

By Bobbi Jo O'Neal, RN, BSN, F-ABMDI

FORENSIC NURSES, regardless of their practice area, will at times come in contact with the same types of deviant behavior. Some of these behaviors may be considered rare or even non-existent.

It is to our benefit that we share our investigative experiences with these cases. Vampirism is one such behavior.


Fitting on oh so many levels, I simply couldn’t pass this article up. Not only is Halloween just around the corner, but this also builds nicely on the Art Bell re-run with the order of Vampires.

However, as with the weak-sauce vampire cult on said Art Bell episode, this article focuses on “real” vampires, and not the daemonic creatures of myth. Though it’s still makes a pretty interesting read, as it’s not often you can see a medical journal on vampirism.

Presented are several case studies, both medical and criminal, on the subject. All are very interesting, revealing the dark side of this very rare form of psychosis.

Even though those suffering from vampirism may not be the creatures of darkness in our legends, the lifestyle is equally morbid. If you don’t mind a few graphic descriptions, I highly recommend giving this article a read.

If nothing else, it will set the stage nicely for Halloween.

:: Apocalypse ::

The sky is falling, but I look great.

Designer Gear for the Apocalypse

By Aaron Dalton - Oct. 17, 2005

Just in time for the wave of catastrophes plaguing our fragile planet, some top designers unveil a series of aesthetically pleasing objects that could be handy in dangerous situations, from the banal to the apocalyptic.

At MoMA, safe design doesn't mean picking something in beige that goes with the wallpaper.


There’s been a lot of talk lately of impending doom. Avian flu, earthquakes, hurricanes, and terrorism are just some of the many disasters we need to look out for. And even though I don’t subscribe to the claim that the apocalypse is near, many of these events are unavoidable.

In the past, being safe often meant looking silly—but not anymore.

I just love some of these useless (yet attractive) gadgets that are designed to make people safer in case of emergency. I can understand some of them like the fire/wind resistant paper shelter, but what purpose does a battery-less mine detector serve? And the Kerryfront Screamer bag? Something tells me a purse with a built in alarm will only cause more headaches than prevent theft.

If you’re interested in purchasing some of these “life-saving” inventions, or just want to check out the pictures and laugh at them, all the information you need is provided in the article.

Happy hunting.

:: Dead End ::

That’s all for this week’s installment. I trust you enjoyed this renamed weekly recap of some of the finer paranormal material on the web.

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 ghostfiles@khyron.net.

Stay tuned for next week’s K-Files and prototype number two of the new logo.

~Khyron, 2005.

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