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The K-Files


Tread lightly, paranormal junkies, for you have ventured into the sacred ground known only as The K-Files. Welcome to week 2 of the completely revamped 'Files. I'm starting to settle into the new format, and I hope you all are too.

This week, the Top Story covers the mysterious creature found in Borneo. Next, I present a mind-bending (or piercing, rather) story of a medical mystery. Finally, with Sci-Fi's 'The Triangle' airing this week, I've got a fitting piece on the Bermuda Triangle.

You'd better get ready, 'cause here come the K-Files...

:: Top Story ::

Is that a dinosaur?

Mystery mammal discovered in Borneo’s forests

Shaoni Bhattacharya - NewScientist.com news service

A mysterious red furry creature, captured on film in the dense forests of Borneo, could be a new species of carnivore.

The mammal, which is slightly larger than a domestic cat, has dark red fur and a long, bushy tail. It was snapped twice at night by a camera trap set up by researchers from the conservation group WWF.

Its general shape – with a possibly pointed snout, small ears, and large powerful hind legs – suggests it is a meat-eater. It has some similarities with martens or civets and could belong to these groups, or it may belong to an entirely new group, says WWF.

This is one of those paranormal news stories that manages to make itself serious news. Whereas in most cases I need to hunt down articles to present here, I came across this one being proudly displayed near the top of The Drudge Report. And what a doozy of an article it is for all of the cryptozoological folks.

Its been a pretty big year for the researchers of mysterious beasts. So far we've had a possible dragon picture, video documentation of a giant squid, and even one of the largest 'Bigfoot found' hoaxes in recent memory. Now, mere weeks before the end of the year, we get this nice little present from Borneo.

What I found most entertaining about this whole story was that many people thought the released image was that of a miniature dinosaur. At first glance, the creature's long, winding tail could be mistaken as the long neck of say a "Brontosaurus" type dino. For me, my attention was immediately drawn to the creature's piercing eyes as captured in the night vision camera; therefore, I was able to see it for what it was.

My brother, however, saw otherwise. Whilst collating the countless documents involved in the management of Khyron.net (...), I was informed that there was a picture of a dinosaur on Drudge. Being naturally curious (and who wouldn't be with such an absurd communiqué?), I checked it out. I spent much of the remainder of the day making fun of my sibling's error. I was therefore floored with laughter when George Noory on Coast to Coast AM proclaimed his initial excitement having thought the image was that of a dinosaur.

I guess they want to capture one now. Good luck trapping a cat/fox in Borneo, but I suppose if we could find a giant squid, we could find anything...

:: Medical Mysteries ::

That's gotta hurt.

Doctors Find 3 Needles Embedded in Patient’s Brain

MosNews - 02.12.2005

Doctors in the central Russian city of Yekaterinburg have found three needles in the brain of a 67-year-old male patient who complained of headaches. The doctors said they will not remove the needles because the patient has lived with them for some time.

The man, identified as Gennady Varlamov, has told Russia’s Channel 4 television that he was shocked by what he saw on an x-ray photo. His relatives at first thought the news was a joke, but the doctors said that the needles were real, although neither they nor Varlamov himself could explain how they got inside the patient’s skull.

I've heard all kinds of medical horror stories in the past. Many of them have evolved into some kind of an urban legend, but for the most part, they involve clamps or scalpels being accidentally left inside a patient. But what happened here?

I could understand a misplaced needle somewhere in the torso section of the body, but the brain? How in God's green Earth did 3 needles (pretty good sized ones, to boot) find their way inside this man's skull? I wouldn't even think such a thing would be possible.

According to the article, it was a practice to kill unwanted newborns by sticking needles into their heads. Apparently the small incision wounds meant that you could write the child's death off as whatever and not have to suffer any consequences. But the poor guy claims he was raised in a loving family.

So then, assuming he isn't the product of a botched infanticide, there's really only a couple of explanations that I can come up with. Either he just got really drunk and fell on a bag of medical waste, or they're the remnants of alien experimentation. But even though I've always felt Russians are pretty hardcore, I doubt the former is possible without dying, so that leaves only one possible conclusion.

In any case, he brings new meaning to the term, 'needle-brained.'


:: The Bermuda Triangle ::

Perfect timing.

Is the Bermuda Triangle a dangerous place?

By RICK WESP - Pocono Record

Charles Berlitz popularized the myth of the Bermuda Triangle in his 1974 book on the topic. He and others described a triangular area with vertices loosely defined by Bermuda, Puerto Rico and Florida as a place of countless mysterious disappearances.

Speculation about why so many vessels and planes have vanished in the area has ranged from the mundane such as the release of methane bubbles from the ocean floor to the more bizarre such as alien abductions.

With the Sci-Fi channel's miniseries 'The Triangle' in full swing, the timing on this article was impeccable.

I've always been a pretty big fan of the story of the Bermuda Triangle. As with spontaneous human combustion (see last week's 'Files), however, the Triangle has fallen out of the spotlight in recent times. Ships stopped disappearing, so it essentially vanished into legend.

Now, with 'The Triangle' hopefully stirring up interest, I'd like to see a Bermuda Triangle revival movement. Really, there was never any good theories for, or against, the Triangle phenomena. Even if it could be explained through some kind of natural occurrence, it would be better than having to closure at all. As far as I know, ships and planes did indeed disappear at a high rate in the Triangle, so unless even these accounts are fictitious, something happened there and I want to know what it was.

Due to a hectic schedule, I haven't had the opportunity to watch 'The Triangle,' but fear not--the first two episodes are indeed recorded and ready to be screened. Look forward to a review/commentary sometime next week either here or at Khyron.net.

:: Dead End ::

Well, that's all for this week. I trust you enjoyed your trip into the realm of the paranormal that is The K-Files.

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Keep your eyes peeled for next week's K-Files. Until then, tootles.

~Khyron, 2005.


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