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The K-Files


If it’s Wednesday, it’s the K-Files. Welcome to this very special edition—this being the very last K-Files of 2005. Even amateur paranormal enthusiasts take vacations, and for Khyron, that time is nigh. So sit back and enjoy… you know the routine.

This week, with Peter Jackson’s epic ape-tale hitting theatres, the Top Story covers the plausibility of such a king-sized Kong. Next, I present to you an update on the Kecksburg UFO incident. Finally, the remains of Nessie’s ancestors are sold to the highest bidder.

You’d better get ready, ‘cause here come the K-Files…

:: Top Story ::

King Kong, more like King Homer

The Biology Of King Kong

David M. Ewalt – Forbes.com

And this great ape's fame is set to get even bigger following director Peter Jackson's remake of the movie, which opens on Wednesday, Dec. 14. The special-effects extravaganza presents one of the most realistic movie monsters ever seen, making Kong seem nearly as vital and real as the human actors with whom he shares the screen.

Alright, so with King Kong being released as I write this, it’s only fitting for a cryptozoological junkie like me to ask, “Is any of this possible?”

Obviously King Kong is a movie, and as such requires some suspension of disbelief (like you could actually get a guy like Adrian Brody on a rickety boat…), it’s still interesting to wonder how a real-life Kong would act.

According to the article, an ape of Kong’s size would be possible (in that it could conceivably live), just not in the way he is portrayed in the film. I never really stopped to think about the circulatory system of a giant ape, but apparently such a beast would need to be pretty beefed up with massive heart—and not just to fall in love with Naomi Watts. Movement would be pretty straining, bringing to mind Homer Simpson’s portrayal as being a more realistic Kong.

Then there’s the food aspect. Again referencing the Simpson’s King Kong spoof, a mere bag of peanuts and Shirley Temple would be insufficient to feed such a large ape. According to the article, 15,000 Big Macs daily is a more realistic estimate. Hmm. Without even considering the horrendous havoc such a diet could wreak, Carl Denham would have to sell a crap-load (heh heh…) of tickets just to cover Kong’s eating habits.

Ok, so maybe such an animal wouldn’t be able to fight T-Rex’s with any kind of agility, but damn does it make for good cinema. Really, I’m more interested in the plausibility of Adrian Brody as an action star. Zing!

:: UFO ::

Eh, it's better than nothing.

State’s UFO story is still incomplete

By The Sentinel, Dec 10, 2005

Roswell, N.M. and the notorious “Area 51” in Nevada have gotten all of the ink when it comes to talk of Earth being visited by beings from another planet.

But Pennsylvania has its own UFO legend, centered around a mysterious incident in the village of Kecksburg, Westmoreland County. Use Google to search “Kecksburg PA” and you’ll get pages and pages of references to the story that celebrated its 40th anniversary yesterday.

I’ve watched the Sci-Fi channel’s Kecksburg documentary twice now, and as much of a believer in UFO’s that I am, I can’t help but accept the official account on this one.

The explanation that what landed outside the small town of Kecksburg was a Russian satellite just fits so well with so many of the eyewitness testimonies. The military presence, the secrecy, and metallic object falling from the sky—all of it just screams downed satellite in the midst of a tense, Cold War America.

For two years now, investigators in league with the Sci-Fi Channel have been pressing a lawsuit against NASA regarding the disclosure of data on the Kecksburg incident. I’m always a bit turned-off by such attempts. I admire these researcher's persistence and the pressures they’re putting on the powers that be, but really, would MJ-12 (or whoever manages this UFO stuff, now) fully disclose because a court told them they had to?

40 years later, and I think all that is left of Kecksburg is a good story. I encourage the search for truth, but I think for once we finally have something better than swamp gas and weather balloons.

:: Loch Ness Monster ::


Fossils 'from ancestor of Nessie' sold for £35,000

IAN JOHNSTON - Scotsman.com

A FOSSILISED skeleton of a dinosaur claimed by some to be an ancestor of the Loch Ness monster was sold at auction for more than £35,000 yesterday.

The skeleton of a plesiosaur, which scientists say lived some 205 million years ago, was the first sold on the open market anywhere.

As has probably become pretty evident week to week here, I’ve got a bit of an obsession with the Loch Ness Monster.

I have been hoping for sometime that we could get some good, solid video proof of this mysterious aquatic beast. With the announcement of the captured footage of a giant squid, I became a tad discouraged. Now, right on cue, cryptozoological investigator Mikko Takala tells of a video captured in July that is almost universally contested.


Anywho, if you feel the need to quench your thirst for all things Loch Ness, the going rate for a Plesiosaurs skeleton is about 62 grand. Have fun.

:: Dead End ::

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

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Keep your eyes peeled for the next K-Files, arriving sometime next year. Until then, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and tootles.

~Khyron, 2005.


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