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The Montauk Project is allegedly a series of United States Government experiments performed sometime in the 1950’s.These experiments were conducted in Montauk, Long Island at Camp Hero. The purpose of these projects were to develop the capacity for psychological warfare and other exotic projects such as time travel.

Rumours about the projects have circulated since the 1980’s until 1992 when Preston B. Nichols wrote a book called “The Montauk Project: Experiments in Time.” His book is essentially wrote from repressed memories he claims to have genuinely had. His reasoning for regaining these memories was from the a movie over the Philadelphia Experiment. The Montauk Project is believed to be an extension or a continuation of the Philadelphia Experiment.

The Philadelphia Experiment

The Philadelphia Experiment is an alleged military experiment done out by the U.S. Navy in 1943. During this time was WWII, the Holocaust and essentially everything having to do with the Nazi’s. This experiment is also widely known as Project Rainbow.

The basis of The Philadelphia Experiment is that it was made to get the U.S. ships to Europe without the Nazis noticing. This is where many get confused because it defies what we know is possible, but keep an open mind as these are repressed memories, and you can choose to believe them or not. Considering it was a success and the U.S. did get many supplies passed the Nazis, many conspiracists hopped right on this to figure it out and came up with multiple conspiracies but the most popular one is that they essentially made the ships unknown to the Nazis through another dimension or time portal if you will. A lot of people shot this down since it obviously defies what we know but the conspiracy kept circling and grew stronger with more alleged evidence. Subtle evidence of this is that they were able to get a lot of supplies over without the Nazis noticing and the Navy never spoke on how they managed to do so and kept everything pretty hush hush. Basically, conspiracists concluded that there had to be a time portal or something similar for the people to get their boats passed. In the end, the project was shut down. Some believe there must have been complications but the Navy has never come clean or talked much about it.

Preston, Al, and Duncan

In 1984 a movie about the Philadelphia Experiment was made because researchers found it so interesting. A man by the name of Al Bielek saw this movie in 1988, four years after, and claimed he had such an overwhelming feeling of eeriness and a feeling as if he had been there before or seen this exact thing/heard the story even though he hadn’t. He felt so much like this that he went through hypnotherapy, a popular way to recover repressed memories, which is exactly what he did. Al claimed he recovered memories of working on the Montauk Project and the Philadelphia Experiment while also recovering that his real name was Edward Cameron and he had a brother named Duncan Cameron. Shortly after hearing Al’s story, Preston reached out to him as they obviously have very similar experiences.

All three of the men claim that Duncan was born in 1963 with natural psychic abilities and was a main person being experimented on for that reason. Duncan could allegedly take an object of a person such as a piece of hair and could see everything from that person’s perspective as if he was their eyes.  

The Montauk Project

The Montauk Experiment stories basically came about with Preston Nichols, who claimed to have recovered repressed memories of his own participation. Nichols is said to have degrees in parapsychology, psychology, and electrical engineering, and wrote a series of books  known as the “Montauk Project series where the main topics are of the alleged activities at Montauk. These books explain the different projects that took place during the time such as U.S. government/military experiments such as time travel, teleportation, mind control, and contact with alien life which followed a successful 1943, Philadelphia Experiment.


Many conspiracies come and go but this one stuck around for one specific reason. The hit Netflix show, Stranger Things, is based on this conspiracy. In fact, the original title of the show was Montauk until they decided on the name Stranger Things. The show obviously has its own originality but when lined up, the two match pretty closely.

Personally, I think this topic was super fascinating and I enjoyed researching it a lot. Whether you believe the conspiracy or not, it is undeniable that it’s intriguing.

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