Category Archives: Ong’s Hat

Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know: The Strange Story of Ong’s Hat

Stuff They Don't Want You To Know
Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know
https://jmatheny.files.wordpress.com/2022/04/the_strange_story_of_ong_s_hat.mp3?_=1
The legend sounds like something out of The Twilight Zone. A group of renegade Ivy League scientists gather in secret, in a small, abandoned town, to conduct bizarre experiments… and they discover a path to an alternate universe. But where, exactly, did this legend come from? What’s the line between fact and fiction? Tune in to learn more about Ong’s Hat. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. Link to page: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/182-stuff-they-dont-want-you-t-26941221/episode/the-strange-story-of-ongs-hat-96134742/

Ong’s Hat FAQ

I have a review/interview section here, but some people have expressed being overwhelmed with the number of links on that page. Admittedly, it is a lot, and I am overwhelmed at the prospect of organizing and categorizing this batch of links. So, until I get around to doing that unenviable organizational grunt work, I have put together a FAQ.

What is Ong’s Hat?

A collection of text, audio, and video pieces about the Ong’s Hat ARG project

Hopefully, this will serve as a quick, easy-to-digest, and concise resource for people who want to know what the Ong’s Hat ARG was. As you might be able to tell, I am tired of talking about, arguing about, and listening to endless speculation about a project I started over 30 years ago and concluded over 20 years ago. I’m on to new projects, and I will no longer conduct interviews about this subject.

Ong’s Hat: The Beginning

Ong’s Hat : Hospital in the Woods


Ong’s Hat , Hospital in the Woods is a prototype for the Game Design and Development Specialization, capstone project.

It includes a main menu, loading screen and a functional horror FPS demo scene.
Enjoy !

More information
Status In development
Platforms Windows, macOS, Linux
Author Earis-X
Tags 3D, Horror

 

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Route 666: Conspiracy Theory Destinations Across America

Ong’s Hat

Pine Barrens, New Jersey

Ong’s Hat is a tiny ghost town that only ever held a single building called Ong’s Hut. Reportedly, the town was lively in the 1860s, but it plays a role in one of the earliest internet-based conspiracy theories. The conspiracy alleges that Princeton professors supposedly built a secret quantum physics lab in the tiny town, and that they participated in inter-dimensional travel. Bizarre as the theory is, it would explain why the town is deserted today.

LINK: https://blog.cheapism.com/conspiracy-theory-road-trips/#slide=13

What is Ong’s Hat?

A collection of text, audio, and video pieces about the Ong’s Hat ARG project

The First Internet Hoax: Inside a Mind

Why Did This Entire Village of Scientists Disappear One Day?

Joseph Matheny Appears on How Conspiracy Theories Become Violent | Truth Hurts | VICE

Did An Alternate Reality Game Gone Wrong Predict The Rise of QAnon?



 

http://redpagespodcast.com/listen/chatting-with-joseph-matheny
https://archive.org/download/rpp-20-09-29/RPP20-09-29.mp3?_=2

The Red Pages Podcast: Episode 154: Chatting with Joseph Matheny


https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/download/mkhhja/ParallaxViews_MathenyQ.mp3?_=3

ARG Pioneer Joseph Matheny on the Counterculture’s Hijacking from Corporatization to QAnon


https://dcs.megaphone.fm/SLT5448932272.mp3?_=4

Slate-Decoder Ring: The Incunabula Papers


Gizmodo-Ong’s Hat: The Early Internet Conspiracy Game That Got Too Real


Alternate Reality Games | Ong’s Hat | Know Your Meme


The Surprising Online Life of Legends – Legend-Tripping Online: Supernatural Folklore and the Search for Ong’s Hat


The Rise Of The ARG: Games™ investigates alternate reality games and what the future has in store for the curious experiment

 

Some Ong’s Hat Audio and Video Pieces

A collection of audio and video pieces about the Ong’s Hat ARG project

https://youtu.be/uHkn0CWWfBk
The First Internet Hoax: Inside a Mind
https://youtu.be/NIG3x3kVtos?list=PLCjME-3m5B3GbDXmAUQ9qddYqgCT_litc
Why Did This Entire Village of Scientists Disappear One Day?
https://youtu.be/mE4UhROjVxM
Joseph Matheny Appears on How Conspiracy Theories Become Violent | Truth Hurts | VICE
https://youtu.be/brijcd-8oWE
Did An Alternate Reality Game Gone Wrong Predict The Rise of QAnon?
https://archive.org/download/rpp-20-09-29/RPP20-09-29.mp3?_=5 The Red Pages Podcast: Episode 154: Chatting with Joseph Matheny https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/download/mkhhja/ParallaxViews_MathenyQ.mp3?_=6 ARG Pioneer Joseph Matheny on the Counterculture’s Hijacking from Corporatization to QAnon https://dcs.megaphone.fm/SLT5448932272.mp3?_=7 Slate-Decoder Ring: The Incunabula Papers

let’s be conspiracy theorists: hollow earth, inter-dimensional travel, oh-my!

 

This is a take that’s a little different than the normal podcast we usually feature on here. I love listening to these young people giving their hot takes. The volume is a little low on this so prepare.

listen to us do our best to explain a conspiracy theory to one another and candidly discuss. do tall beautiful giants and aliens live inside our hollow earth? is ong’s hat the true tale of inter-dimensional travel? in glowing hour we touch on some shorter and more fun theories. also, fuck helicopters flying around LA all afternoon, we promise we are investing in better mics for next season.

Show Linkhttps://anchor.fm/glow-getter-collective7/episodes/lets-be-conspiracy-theorists-hollow-earth–inter-dimensional-travel–oh-my-el5m7r/a-a3ift6e

LEGEND TRIPPING (PT 1) : A GROWING AMERICAN PASTIME

LEGEND TRIPPING (PT 1) : A GROWING AMERICAN PASTIME

Legend Tripping- the process of seeking adventure by going to places known to be associated with paranormal events. In the episode we offer some background on legend tripping in America (wait for Part Two for the best international destinations), including Capt. McKerry’s Vault on the Ohio River (Indiana)~Goatman’s Grave in Missouri~Ong’s Hat (ghosttown in NJ~Mountain Meadows Massacre Site (UT)~Winchester Mystery House (CA)~The Marshall House Hotel (Savannah GA)~Bloody Lane at Antietam (Sharpsburg, MD~Fort Monroe (Hampton, VA~ Murder Hotel (Chicago)~The Bridgewater Traingle (Mass)~ The 8 Best Places to find Bigfoot (in US).

https://chtbl.com/track/95538/traffic.megaphone.fm/ADL8903198032.mp3?_=8

Link: https://player.fm/series/series-2354660/legend-tripping-pt-1-a-growing-american-pastime

South Jersey Is Also The World: The Ong’s Hat Conspiracy Theory

Today we focus on one of the most fascinating conspiracy theories out there: the legend of ONG’S HAT, which mixes together the military-industrial complex, academic outlaws, and inter-dimensional travel all in one of the most remote pockets of the Pine Barrens. What’s real? What’s not? Why do some people want to believe so bad? And how is Ong’s Hat – which pre-exists the internet itself – a blueprint to things like QAnon today?

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