That Would Be Rad: S3 E15: Ong’s Hat – A Gateway to New Dimensions

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Welcome back to That Would Be Rad! This week we dive into the strange and intriguing story of Ong’s Hat, a small town in New Jersey that became the subject of countless rumors and legends. Join us as we explore the potential for interdimensional travel, Chaos Magic and Syncro-Shamanism and uncover the truth behind the Ong’s Hat mystery. This is a legendary pre-internet/early internet mystery that has been discussed with the same amount of passion since it’s inception back in the late 80s. What initially started with crude, xeroxed copies of pamphlets, ended up with clues uncovered across all corners of the early internets message boards and late night AOL chat rooms. Rumors of Ong’s Hat circulated around the town for decades, including the claims of a secret research facility and interdimensional travel experiments…and perhaps a successful opening of the GATE that leads to a parallel world. So – buckle up, polish those tin-foil hats, and get ready for the ride of your life, as we uncover the truth and all the secrets behind: ONG’S HAT – A GATEWAY TO NEW DIMENSIONS.

Interdimensional travel, cults, & murder. The mysteries of ONG’S HAT, NJ


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They Invented Something Dangerous In This Cabin…

There have been many accounts of people finding portals to another world all over the world. Sometimes on purpose, sometimes not so much. Today, we’ll look at the story of Ong’s hat, this may just be some of the most well-known cases of interdimensional travel we know to date. And the people involved have never been found since.

Situated in Pemberton Township, Burlington County, New Jersey, if you dare to venture further in, you may find yourself in Ong’s Hat. Don’t be deceived by the desolate looks of Ong’s Hat, because this once was a bustling little town in the 1860s.

People travelled far and wide to get a taste of their booze and watch drunk people stumbled all over the place.

By the 1980s, the place was no longer as lively as it once was. The descendants of those who first settled at Ong’s Hat have long sinced moved on to other places where jobs were more abundants and wealth was easier to acheive.

There in the middle of nowhere, Ong’s Hat fell into disrepair.

Everything, the houses, the pub, the paved road, were all torn apart. The material, used to build something else, somewhere else. What’s left was a single shed.

This shed was not just any shed. It hid a very dark secret.

Imagine, waking up one day and seeing a pamflet by your front door. You put on your reading glasses and it says “Ong’s Hat, gateway to the dimensions”.

That’s exactly what many people woke up to find one day.

Further analysis reveals that the paper was published by the Institute of Chaos Studies and Moorish Science Ashram.

The pamphlet explained that the land was sacred to the Moorish science ashram, which was founded in 1978.

It’s at this lone cabin at Ong’s Hat that a group of scientists would make a breakthrough. They have never been seen since.

Join me as we dive into this enigmatic story of Ong’s Hat.