Of the various conspiratorial/paranormal cottage industries that have sprung up over the last few decades, the Montauk Project stands tall as perhaps the most bizarre of all, its mythology a veritable smorgasbord of “comic book metaphysics,” as Richard Metzger once so aptly put it.
As legend has it, this twisted tale began towards the end of World War II, an outgrowth of the U.S. government’s top-secret Rainbow Project, the ultimate goal of which was to make a ship—specifically the USS Eldridge—undetectable to radar. Although the experiment was allegedly successful in causing the Eldridge to disappear from the Philadelphia Naval Yard, it also produced an unexpected side effect: the ship and its crew were transported a hundred miles away to Norfolk, Virginia, where it reappeared. After a brief interval, it was then teleported back to the Philadelphia Naval Yard where one crewmember was discovered planted into the bulkhead of the ship. Others who survived the ordeal entered into a state of madness and terror!
The Rainbow Project culminated in 1983 at a decommissioned Air Force base at Montauk Point when a hole was literally ripped through the space-time continuum. The end result of this technology was the creation of an alternate reality vortex. We’ll get to that in a bit…
In recent times, the Rainbow Project has become more popularly known as The Philadelphia Experiment, which has been the subject of both a book and movie of the same name. According to Peter Moon, the official Montauk scribe, the actual producer of The Philadelphia Experiment film was actor Mark Hamill—Luke Skywalker of Star Wars fame—although Hamill chooses to keep this fact hidden from the public.
Peter Moon has also hinted that a gentleman named Mark Knight (aka Mark Hamill) was a childhood friend of Montauk experiencer Preston Nichols, and that Hamill was instrumental in securing work for Nichols as a sound engineer on The Empire Strikes Back. It should also be noted that Hamill’s father was an officer with Naval Intelligence, an agency long rumored to be mired in mind control conspiracies and assorted covert operations, one of which was, allegedly, the Montauk Project, an outgrowth of the Rainbow Project. Furthermore, Moon contends that Mark Hamill worked at Montauk when all of the high weirdness there was going down.
For the average Jane and Joe—whose ideas about alternate dimensions come directly from the rental of an occasional sci-fi flick—the Philadelphia Experiment remains naught but a fictional flight of fancy, although researchers—many of them purported Montauk experiencers—claim to have in their possession actual documents verifying the existence of the project! In fact, on the covers of many a Montauk book, it’s boldly advertised that the book series, “Goes beyond science fiction.”
Preston Nichols—one of the key players in the Montauk story—was an unwitting participant in the project, who years after the fact finally discovered his involvement therein. Since that time he has been sharing his strange story through lectures, books and videos. Nichols—a veritable high-tech wizard—has his own version of the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine in the form of a renovated school bus, or as he calls it, his “Montauk Investigation vehicle.” Nichol’s bus is filled with all sorts of gizmos he allegedly salvaged from the abandoned Montauk site. Not only has Nichols been instrumental in bringing the Montauk Project story to the world, but he also (allegedly) played a pivotal role in deprogramming several Montauk mind controlled subjects, more commonly referred as the Montauk Boys, a group of young men with Aryan features, who had been recruited into the Montauk mind control project. During their initial programming, the Montauk Boys were entranced via psychosexual programming. The ultimate design behind this phase of the project was to create a blond-haired, blue-eyed bloodline of future rulers of the planet.
Preston Nichol’s deprogramming of the Montauk Boys was supposedly accomplished by masturbating the lads in combination with radionics, however that works. The method behind this madness—according to Nichols and his associates—suggests that in order to deprogram the Montauk Boys, they first had to be taken into the same trance state in which they were originally programmed. Nichols would then be able to undo the Montauk programming by using similar mind control methods that had been used in the first place, which included tantric massage, and certain other unspecified “Reichian Techniques.”
The most important piece of apparatus in this whole jumbled mess was the legendary Montauk Chair from which Duncan Cameron (a psychic superstar in Montauk lore) sat and radiated his paranormal powers into the ethers with the intent of creating those artificial reality vortexes I was referring to before. The ultimate purpose of these experiments was to not only alter physical reality, but to alter the mental landscape of humankind!
The Montauk Chair—according to Preston Nichols—was developed in the 1950s with “sensor technology” that could display a person’s thoughts. This device operated on the principle of tuning into the electromagnetic fields of human beings and translating their ethereal energy into a tangible form, kind of like a Tibetan Tulpa. This is where Duncan Cameron would sit in the Montauk Chair, his head blazing like a psychic furnace, and paint a mental landscape that took on a physical reality. It was in this regard that Duncan himself, it has been said, became likened unto a god.
Montauk lore further suggests that beings from the Sirius star system are also tangled up in this convoluted tale. Apparently, the Sirians provided the basic design for the Montauk Chair, and then Montauk scientists took those original blueprints and made it a thing. The “Montauk Chair”, in turn, was hooked into a complex grid of computers and amplifiers that whizzed and whirred and blinked and buzzed and everything else you would expect a complex grid of computers to do. Eventually the Montauk Chair (which, in appearance, was not unlike a futuristic Lay-z-Boy lounger) allowed a person to visualize something and a 3D image of these thought-forms would appear on a computer monitor. But it’s only when Duncan Cameron came into the picture that things really started getting crazy.
In a deep psychic trance state, Cameron—at some point—was able to visualize a solid object and actually make it appear from out of nowhere. This was accomplished via an amplifier that would transmit a matrix, and then build up enough power to materialize whatever Cameron mentally cooked up into said matrix—under the direction, of course, of his Montauk handlers. As indicated, Cameron took part in these experiments in an altered state. In this regard, CIA agents—under the auspices of MK-ULTRA funded experiments—had given Cameron special training. The emphasis of this programming focused on diverting the mind through sexual bliss. It was then that the “primitive mind” would surface, as the individual—in this case, Duncan Cameron—would be transferred into an orgasmic trance-state. His primitive mind—now at the disposal of nefarious Montauk mind control handlers—would then become extremely suggestible, and therefore controllable.
Through the use of the Montauk Chair, it was discovered that Cameron had the power to bend time, thus creating vortexes, or time portals. Those who have allegedly traveled through this time portal have described it as a spiral, much like the one seen in the‘60s television series, The Time Tunnel. In the Montauk Chair, Duncan Cameron visualized alternate realities in past and future time, creating a vortex that could then be copied to the hard drive of the Montauk computers. These experiments led to the opening of a time door to the USS Eldridge in 1943. All of this high-tech time traveling is what sucked Duncan Cameron and Al Bielek into the Montauk vortex. Bielek, for instance—in another incarnation—was Duncan Cameron’s brother, Edward, who was a member of the crew on board the Eldridge, and due to his involvement with the Montauk Project has been jettisoned back and forth in time repeatedly, in the process leaving one body behind and assuming another.
Montauk Project participants were given the directive, on August 5th, 1983, to turn on the transmitter at Montauk and let run it non-stop. At first, nothing out of the ordinary happened. Then, on August 12th, the equipment apparently dropped into synch with the USS Eldridge, which suddenly appeared on the other end of the time portal. It was at this juncture that the Duncan Cameron from 1943 (who was an earlier incarnation of the present day Duncan Cameron) appeared in the portal along with his brother, who in present day earth is none other than Al Bielek. (Confused yet?) It seems that the past tense Duncan and Edward had tried to sabotage the Philadelphia Experiment by shutting down the equipment aboard the Eldridge, but found this to be an impossible task as it was all linked through time to the generator at Montauk. (Don’t ask me to explain that one, either!) Determining that it was unsafe to remain on the ship, they jumped overboard to free themselves from the electromagnetic field surrounding the Eldridge. Upon so doing, the Brothers Cameron were pulled through the time tunnel and materialized at Montauk on August 12th, 1983!
Upon the Cameron Brothers arrival in 1983, they were recruited into The Montauk Project, and subsequently used in various time travel missions. As stated before, Duncan and Edward Cameron have now assumed new bodies. Duncan Cameron still goes by the same name, but Edward Cameron is now known as Al Bielek. Got that?
Preston Nichols (aware of the fact that if the future Duncan Cameron on one end of the time portal ever encountered the past Duncan on the other side of the portal this would lead to some sort of time paradox/reality shift with decidedly disastrous results) hatched a plan with some of his renegade Montauk colleagues to sabotage the project. This plan was put into effect when—on dramatic cue—one of the Montauk renegades walked up to Duncan in the Montauk Chair and whispered: “The time is now.” At that precise moment, Duncan let loose a monster from his subconscious mind that put a big wallop on the entire Montauk Project operation, bringing it to a sudden and cataclysmic end. The monster that Cameron brought into existence was described by Preston Nichols as a big, hulking beast, “hairy, hungry, and nasty.” In The Montauk Project: Experiments in Time, Nichols goes on to say that “…after the bizarre occurrences of August 12, 1983, the Montauk base was virtually emptied. The power was restored, but lights were left off with everything in disarray. Most of the personnel were eventually rounded up, debriefed and brainwashed accordingly…after the events of August 12th, the Montauk Air Force Base was abandoned. By the end of the year, there was no knowledge of anyone being on the base.”
Before the Montauk time portal closed for good, Duncan Cameron—who had traveled back and forth in time on numerous occasions—returned to the Montauk of 1983, while his brother Edward remained in 1943. At this point, it was discovered that Duncan’s body was dying and he was rapidly aging due to his involvement in all these Montaukian time travel shenanigans. To save Duncan, Montauk scientists copied his electromagnetic signature and transferred it to a new body. To make this operation a reality, Duncan Cameron, Sr. was contacted by Montauk Project operatives, who traveled back in time and persuaded the elder Cameron to sire a son. It was this child, Duncan Cameron, Jr., who was imprinted with the electromagnetic signature of the dying Duncan Cameron from the future. This Duncan Cameron body swap is just one in a long line of time travel conundrums that litter the pages of the Montauk book series. In regards to Al Bielek’s body swap, Bielek states that age regression techniques were used to place Edward Cameron (that’s who Al Bielek was in his previous existence) into the body of a Bielek Family member. (For those of you keeping score at home, you might as well give up now, ’cause it all gets even more convoluted from here on out.)
One goal of the Montauk Project was to send military operatives back in time to alter historical events, allowing the Montauk group to hold the future hostage, and to manipulate it to their own nefarious ends. Montauk experiencer Alexandra Bruce refers to these exploits as “high tech Black Magic.” This notion has been seconded by Montauk experiencer Stewart Swerdlow, who—after attending a Preston Nichols lecture some years ago—experienced the sudden resurfacing of suppressed memories related to the Montauk Project. Among other curious claims, Swerdlow says he was sent through the Montauk time portal packin’ a pistol, on a mission to blow Jesus Christ to Kingdom Come. But when Jesus materialized in old town Jerusalem—and came sauntering down the steps of the temple—Swerdlow got cold feet and opted not to pull the trigger. (Perhaps the thought of burning in Hell for ALL eternity had something to do with his decision!) Later, Swerdlow was sent back in time again, and encountered Christ on the cross. On this occasion, Swerdlow was charged with the mission of extracting vials of holy blood from the crucified Messiah and, in the course of events, was apparently successful in this endeavor. The motivation behind this adventure was to clone the holy blood of Christ and then inject psychic superstar Duncan Cameron with it. Then—according to the madcap Montaukian scheme—the medical community would test Cameron’s blood against the DNA residue on the Shroud of Turin, which would unanimously confirm the revelation of Christ’s Second Coming. As a result of this psychic vampirism, humanity would then fall to its knees and worship this pseudo Christ, Duncan Cameron, the second only begotten Son of God! The ulterior motive behind all these blasphemies was to create the actual anti-Christ, thus ushering in a New World Order.
Peter Moon believes that there’s a strong occult connection to The Montauk Project, largely due to the involvement of Aleister Crowley, who Moon suggests was manipulating reality in the early part of the 20th century, traveling backward and forward in time “through a purely magical basis.” The apparent reason Crowley was able to so freely travel through time was due to the fact that he wasn’t locked into any dimension or illusion of reality. A master of many mystical disciplines and secret schools, Crowley was able—through his Will-To-Power—to jettison himself literally through time and space, and into other dimensions, which is a really cool thing, if you think about it. But also, one must possess a very disciplined intellect to be able to subject themselves to such paradigm shifting adventures without going stark, raving bonkers.
During the summer of 1918, Crowley took a “magical retirement” to Montauk Point, the specifics of which remain obscured to this day, although Peter Moon suspects that this visit was related to the future freaky developments associated with the Montauk Project. In Montauk Revisited: Adventures in Synchronicity, Moon alludes to the possibility that Crowley may have been “creating worm holes from the physical realm to other realities and back again” and that the “bizarre manipulations at Montauk and in Philadelphia could have been elaborate physical deployments at the behest of simply one very powerful magician.” Crowley was seen as a “wild joker who was romping around and having a good time without regard to how it might affect us.” Moon recognizes this joker archetype as The Fool from the Tarot deck and adds that: “This is the wild creative impulse that started the whole universe. It is the force that creates willy-nilly, on whim and without regard to consequences.”
A former Scientologist, Peter Moon suggests that L. Ron Hubbard had a profound effect on these multifarious Montauk mysteries. Hubbard was intimately involved with Crowleyean protégé Jack Parsons in a magical endeavor called The Babalon Working that succeeded in creating a fissure in the space time continuum, which was quite similar to the type of vortex associated with The Philadelphia Experiment: a doorway into another dimension. After the Babalon Working, UFO sightings began to be reported en masse, as if a Devil’s Floodgate had been opened, and into the earth realm flew powers and demons from beyond, much like an H.P. Lovecraft tale, unleashed on an unsuspecting human populace.
Moon portrays Hubbard as a white knight in a realm of high-tech black magicians; one of the “good guys” engaged in psychic warfare against malevolent mind controllers and reality manipulators. Hubbard—it has been put forth—was an agent of the ONI (Office of Naval Intelligence), and (according to Hubbard) claimed that he’d infiltrated Parson’s O.T.O. group as part of a clandestine operation in order to dismantle it. Eventually Hubbard would have a falling out with his friends in high intelligence agency places, and in fact found himself at war with both the CIA and IRS. Or, at least, that’s the picture Peter Moon paints within the pages of his Montauk books.
Part of L. Ron Hubbard’s “religion” revolves around the theory that the Earth’s inhabitants were formerly space aliens several million years ago and that we are working out our karma here on terra firma until eventually we can arrive at that much-sought-after Scientology state of “Clear”. From all appearances, certain aspects of the Montauk Project mythos appear to be a continuance of Hubbard’s space opera.
Peter Moon contends that there’s a mystical bloodline connected to the Cameron name of which L. Ron Hubbard was also a member. Among other members of this bloodline are super psychic Duncan Cameron, in addition to Marjorie Cameron, as well as MK-ULTRA practitioner as Dr. Ewen Cameron. Those carrying this genetic-Cameron-code, according to Peter Moon, are inherently adept at such practices as magick and interdimensional travel. Moon suggests that there’s an ongoing battle of good and evil taking place within the Cameron bloodline, pitting the likes of a Ewen Cameron against L. Ron Hubbard. Hubbard, it should be noted, publicly condemned the MK-ULTRA-related activities of Ewen Cameron during the late 60’s, when Dr. Cameron prescribed such radical treatments as “psychic driving” for his “patients”. Apparently, such bloodlines (as the Cameron-code) play a major role in what’s going on behind the scenes with the Montauk Project, not only in regards to the Cameron connection but as well with the aforementioned Montauk Boys, who were allegedly selected for experimentation due to their unique genetic “blue blood” qualities.
For more about the Montauk Project, check out Peter Moon’s publishing house Sky Books, if you are so bold.
Below are smattering of Montauk youtubes for your possible viewing/listening pleasure.