Unlike many other alleged CIA projects, the so-called Montauk Project is known only through third-party testimonies, as documents verifying its existence have never been revealed.
Proof for some that it is a farce, this circumstance has been used several times as a way to show that the experiment was successful and therefore was never declassified (unlike other CIA experiments).
In any case, the Montauk Project (along with its predecessor, the Philadelphia Experiment ) is still one of the most famous conspiracy theories in the United States.
The Montauk Project would be the name given to various secret projects of the United States government, and which would be developed at Hero Camp or the Montauk Air Force Station, Long Island, New York, in order to test various psychological warfare techniques and investigations of the most exotic, among which time travel would be included.
Thanks to the little existing evidence to verify its veracity, critics argue that Montauk is a conspiracy theory, urban legend, or possibly a false alarm.
The first reference to the Montauk Project is certainly unknown, but there are records in history that place it at least in the early 1980s. According to astrophysicist and UFO fan, Jacques Vallée, the Montauk Experiment seems to have origins in the version of Preston Nichols (author of The Montauk Project), who claimed to have recovered repressed memories of his participation.
There is no definitive narrative version of the Montauk Project, but some accounts describe it as an extension or continuation of the Philadelphia Experiment.
According to the versions of the believers of the Montauk Project , the survivors of the Philadelphia Experiment met between 1952 and 1953. The purpose was to give continuity in the manipulation of the “electromagnetic shielding” that they had used to make the USS Eldridge invisible, and to investigate the possible applications military magnetic field as a form of psychological warfare manipulation device.
Supposedly, the researchers would have created a report on their proposals, which was later presented to the United States Congress and was rejected as being considered too dangerous.
The project returned directly to the Department of Defense and, once again for congressional approval, the researchers promised a powerful new weapon that could induce symptoms of psychotic disorders and schizophrenia with the simple push of a button.
The Defense Department eventually ended up approving it.
The money for the development allegedly came from a $10 billion US cache of gold recovered from the Nazis that had been found on a train by US Army soldiers in a tunnel in France. , near the Swiss border.
The train was blown up and all witnessing soldiers were killed. When funds ran out, additional funding was obtained from the ITT Corporation and Krupp AG in Germany.
Work began at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) on Long Island, New York under the name Project Phoenix , but it was soon realized that the “research” required a large advanced radar antenna, and the installation of one on the Brookhaven National Laboratory would jeopardize the safety of the project.
Fortunately, the US Air Force closed the base at Montauk, New York, not far from BNL, where there was a full SAGE radar installation. The Montauk site was large and remote, the location had not yet become a tourist attraction.
More importantly, the SAGE radar worked at a frequency of 400 MHz – 425 MHz, in the range of 410 MHz – 420 MHz, the signal was said to influence the human mind.
The experiments developed were as varied as teleportation, alternate dimensions and time travel.
Around August 12, 1983, the time travel project at Camp Hero was interlocked with the original Rainbow project in 1943. Two men, Al Bielek and Duncan Cameron claim to have jumped from the deck of the USS Eldridge into hyperspace, and when the journey ended after a period of severe disorientation they found themselves at Hero Camp in 1983 Montauk.
At this point both agree in stating that John von Neumann, a famous physicist and mathematician, had supposedly worked on the Philadelphia Experiment, but the United States Navy denies the fact outright.
A “time portal” had been created that allowed researchers to travel anywhere in time or space.
This “Time Tunnel” was developed in a stable way. Supposedly abandoned underground tunnels were explored on Mars using this technique where apparently some kind of “Martians” had inhabited the site for thousands of years.
Aliens were contacted through the time tunnel and most of the Montauk project was exchanged with them.
This would have allowed wider access to hyperspace. Stewart Swerdlow developed the “language of hyperspace”, using archetypes and glyphs, as well as color and tone, in other words, a “non-linguistic language”, the language of the Creator, which is God Himself.
However, many researchers have questioned the veracity of Swerdlow and what he actually did on the Montauk project.
Enrico Chekov, a Russian-Spanish dissident, reported in 1988 that satellite surveillance captured during the 1970s showed the formation of a large space-time bubble that centered on the site, giving further support to Base D1 of The Time Tunnel investigation.
After Chekov had shared photos with a New York Times reporter in his Manhattan apartment, they were stolen, the only thing he had as evidence.