(Stillness in the Storm Editor) The original Netflix series Stranger Things is soft disclosure. Without spoiling the plot, the online series deals with MK Ultra, secret government programs, conspiracy, government coverup, extra-dimensional entities, remote viewing, psi abilities and much more.
The first article in this compilation provides an overview of the Stranger Things production and it’s connection to the Montaulk project.
Here’s an interesting comparison video as a teaser for the remaining portion of the article.
The 8-part Netflix original series Stranger Things took the country by storm this weekend, setting the internet aflutter with fantastic accolades. The drama, which ventures into sci-fi and horror territories, struck a chord with fringe and mainstream binge-watchers alike. Helmed by The Duffer Brothers (Hidden, Wayward Pines) Stranger Things delivers a winning combination of genuine human drama, intelligent scripting, and chilling aesthetics. It’s also a love letter to the 1980’s wherein the brothers pay tribute to their many influences including: Stephen Spielberg, Stephen King, and John Carpenter.
Official Synopsis: When a young boy disappears, his mother must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.
Stranger Things was originally pitched under the title Montauk, revealing another less obvious (but extremely important) influence: The urban legends associated with the abandoned Camp Hero Air Force Base in Montauk, Long Island. Sometimes referred to as “Area 51 East”, stories of Camp Hero are almost indistinguishable from those of MK-ULTRA and the Air Force base at Groom Lake, Nevada; for example: There are claims that the US Government conducted unethical mind control experiments, with alien technology, on kidnapped children.
The history of Camp Hero was recently explored in The Montauk Chronicles, a nonfiction docudrama helmed by filmmaker Christopher Garetano.
Official Synopsis: Montauk is a remote U.S. town located on the very eastern tip of Long Island, New York. High on a hill above the rocky waters of the Atlantic Ocean looms a giant rusted radar tower. It’s a ghost relic of the past that local fishermen use as a marker to help guide their ships safely to shore. The old military tower is also a landmark for what once was an active Camp Hero Air Force Base. The base has a recorded history that dates back to the revolutionary war. During World War II Camp Hero was used as a defense station and was equipped with giant mark seven cannons that were loaded and ready in the event of a Nazi attack. There are those who say that in the 1970’s the base was used for a much different purpose. Montauk Chronicles is the story of three men who claim they were brainwashed and forced against their will by a clandestine organization to take part in secret experiments. Evil atrocities are said to have occurred deep beneath the surface of the Camp Hero Air Force base.
The Montauk Chronicles is, to date, the only feature film ever to explore the Camp Hero legends, and Garetano put over a decade’s worth or research into the final product. It’s been available since before it premiered at the Phillip K. Dick Film Festival in January of 2015. I’d bet a dollar The Duffer Brothers saw Garetano’s film during the inception phases of Stranger Things. The huge radar dish atop the lab is very reminiscent of the abandoned dish at Camp Hero; many of the “experimentation” scenes in Stranger Things are also very similar to those portrayed in The Montauk Chronicles.
|“Jack Bruce” and Radar Dish at Camp Hero at Montauk, Long Island in New York|
Not only is The Montauk Chronicles an engrossing study of a relatively unknown mystery, the story behind the film is equally fascinating. On the eve of completion, Garetano was approached by an anonymous figure (“Jack Bruce”) claiming to have integral knowledge, and proof, of the experiments that took place at Camp Hero. Knowing that, if true, this information would be crucial, the filmmaker delayed releasing The Montauk Chronicles for over a year to investigate the masked-man’s claims. Having seen the film, I can attest that the delay was absolutely necessary.
Bottom Line: Fans of Stranger Things should consider The Montauk Chronicles a must-see.
The Montauk Chronicles in available: HERE.
Stranger Things: Blowback and the Deep State
I’m into my Stranger Things rewatch now. And with the story already told and digested in my mind I find myself, more than anything else, focusing on the patchwork of influences it borrows from.
with the mighty Pete Howard on drums
November 1983 (when Stranger Things takes place) is highly significant to my Clash obsession (and to Clash fandom), since that was the month the ill-fated “Clash II” lineup recorded their initial demos.*
I was also taking driving lessons, and my teacher used to like to cruise down to Moon Island in Quincy Bay, just a matter of feet away from the island that Werner Von Braun and his Peenemünde crew landed under the aegis of Operation Paperclip.
Speaking of 1983, quarries were a major story in the Boston metro area that year when some kids got themselves killed jumping the Quincy quarry behind Mr. Tux off Route 3. They eventually drained it to keep young daredevils from jumping the 60 or so feet into the fetid water. And then filled it with dirt from the “Big Dig.”
Oddly enough, I was discussing all this with a friend just days beforeStranger Things went live on Netflix. As I said, I was a bit stunned to see it and The Clash pop up in the show.
Deprived of the drugs, Snow regains her composure slowly. She evaluates her situation. She pulls at her slackened wrist restraints, all the while glancing at the control
room door. A technician enters the room and checks her vitals and condition.
The tech then fondles her thigh; his hand slowly rising as Snow feigns sleep. Without warning, Snow frees her hands and breaks the tech’s neck with one quick twist. She marvels at her own speed and ferocity. She then frees her ankles, pulls out the IV and inches up to the control room. Through the door she sees the other tech turns his attention to a TV. Snow storms in and snaps his neck before the tech can react.
And then there’s the part where the superpowered young girl is taken in by a group of nerds? (older nerds in my treatment, but still).
Yeah, I got it right here. It’s a central plot point in Snow too.
She comes to a wooded area and spots a huge Winnebago. The Winnebago is a wreck, but it has a sophisticated electronic doorlock. Snow picks it quickly and enters. The RV’s a mess. There are several computers inside and the walls are plastered with posters of super-heroes, porn stars and other pop culture icons.
Suddenly, the scene changes: we are focused on the same girl, the same pleading eyes, but in a much different setting. The girl’s name is SNOW. The camera pulls back to reveal Snow wrapped in restraints and immersed in a large tank of water.
Again we are in Snow’s dream world. She is in the middle of a beautiful field. It is calm and peaceful, as is she.
When Ubela find out that Snow has received the highest overall bids she burns with a jealous rage. Meanwhile, two representatives of a racist militia known as the Revival
wait for Ubela in her office. They are MILLER and BRENNAN.
Odd sync, there.
This was significant because it marked the first time modern planners put American boots on the ground in the Middle East. The Marines were there in an effort to keep the peace after Israel’s disastrous invasion of Lebanon in 1982, but their presence was obviously not appreciated by some of the locals.
The third of the core trio- “bass player” Paul Simonon- had a father who was a member of the Communist Party and came and went at odd intervals during Paul’s youth.
Do the math.
Why is any of this significant?
Well, the efforts to undo Julian’s reforms would lead to theauthoritarian Theodosian decrees, which would establish a precedent that would eventually create a lot of resentment and hostility against the coupling of state and Church power, resentment that would ultimately lead to the rise of Islam in the east.º
How different history may have been had Julian- who foolishly couldn’t resist the lure of battle- had not been assassinated. The list of suspects reads something out of a JFK message board.
I don’t think this is conjecture on my part- look no further than the career of Andrija Puharich and Uri Geller and their “Space Kids”.
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According to author Gordon Thomas’ 2007 book, Secrets and Lies, the CIA’s Operation Often was also initiated by the chief of the CIA’s Technical Services Branch, Dr. Sidney Gottlieb, to “explore the world of black magic” and “harness the forces of darkness and challenge the concept that the inner reaches of the mind are beyond reach”.
As part of Operation Often, Dr. Gottlieb and other CIA employees visited with and recruited fortune-tellers, palm-readers, clairvoyants, astrologers, mediums, psychics, specialists in demonology, witches and wizards, Satanists, other occult practitioners, and more.
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And we can tie back another of the central themes of Stranger Things, remote viewers unleashing forces that were both unknowable and uncontrollable, to another longtime Secret Sun fixation.
I’m referring to that weird account of blowback when an attempt to contact NHEs resulted in the deaths of three psychics. This account first surfaced in the conspiracy underground in 1991, but I believe it was in fact part of Wavelength’s real-life inspiration.
All hell seems to be breaking loose these days. There are wars taking place among powerful players we can only get fleeting glimpses of, but we are going to suffer the blowback of nonetheless.
Turkey is just one example where these clandestine struggles break out into the open. I believe the incessant terrorism Europe is dealing with is another. This Wikileaks imbroglio shows that the Globalists have powerful enemies who are just starting to bare their fangs.
So the timing of Stranger Things and the coup is all too appropriate.
I also can’t help but be reminded of how the kind of American small towns we see in Stranger Things are currently under siege from drugs, economic warfare and other machinations of the Deep State.
Maybe that should be addressed in the next series.
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