Subliminal Deception: A Conspiracy Theory Podcast- Ep 173: Ong’s Hat and the Birth of Creepy Pasta’s

In this week’s Episode of The Subliminal Deception Podcast, Cody and Phil discuss what has been called the Internets first Viral Creepy Pasta, the legend of Interdimensional Travelers previously based in Ong’s Hat, New Jersey, focusing on the creation of Creepy Pasta’s and what makes them so compelling. https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/xj8ji6/SD_Ep_173_Ong_Hats6i4qj.mp3?_=1 Show page: https://subliminaldecpectionpodcast.podbean.com/e/ep-173-ong-s-hat-and-the-birth-of-creepy-pasta-s/

Ong’s Hat: Alternative Reality Games Are Not Games

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We discuss an early example of the Alternative Reality Game genre of multimedia participatory “fiction.” Page for show: https://www.ivoox.com/en/ong-s-hat-alternative-reality-games-are-not-games-audios-mp3_rf_93239217_1.html The Long Seventies Podcast is an in-depth historical exploration of all things 1970’s, including politics, film, television, literature, music, culture, science and artistic/philosophical movements

JOHN TITOR: Soldier from the Future | Can this time traveler save us from destruction? (The Matheny/Ongs Hat Connection)

A rundown of the John Titor legend from one of my favorite Youtube Channels The Why Files. The part about yours truly starts at 23:42 or just watch the entire piece (recommended). As far as the veracity of this claim? I plead the fifth.

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Most People Have Forgotten About this Creepy Abandoned Town in New Jersey

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New Jersey is one of the most historic states in the U.S.; because of this, it definitely has its fair share of abandoned and forgotten communities. The village known as Ong’s Hat in Burlington County can be found within New Jersey’s Pine Barrens. This small community can be seen on many maps throughout history, some of which date back centuries. The earliest findings are on a map made in 1778. According to local legend, the town had just a handful of houses as well as a hotel and thriving dance hall. As industry changed and the landscape of America shifted, the town slowly became completely abandoned. READ ENTIRE ARTICLE

PORTAL EN ONG’S HAT: UN MISTERIOSO SITIO DE “VIAJES INTERDIMENSIONALES”

Muchas teorías sugieren la existencia de realidades alternativas y que, en ocasiones, estas se conectan. En este punto, los viajes interdimensionales también son posibles a través de portales. Una de las historias más conocidas relacionadas con este hecho, es la Ong’s Hat.
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Muchas teorías sugieren la existencia de realidades alternativas y que, en ocasiones, estas se conectan. En este punto, los viajes interdimensionales también son posibles a través de portales. Una de las historias más conocidas relacionadas con este hecho, es la Ong’s Hat. Ong’s Hat es una de las muchas ciudades fantasmas que se encuentran en la remota región “The Pines”, New Yersey. Un lugar que alcanzó la prosperidad en 1860, pero que, para mediados de 1930, ya era un pueblo fantasma. Sin embargo, para finales de los 70 y comienzo de los 80, este poblado abandonado se convertiría en la sede principal de un enigmático culto que pretendía incursionar en los viajes interdimensionales… READ THE FULL ARTICLE: https://codigooculto.com/enigmas/portal-ongs-hat-misterioso-sitio-viajes-interdimensionales/ Translate into English

ONG’S HAT and the construction of a suspicious model reader Hortus Semioticus 9/2022 – 07

ONG’S HAT and the construction of a suspicious model reader Jorge Flores

[PDF] Abstract. In the late 1980s, an art collective led by writer Joseph Matheny created a multimedia narrative eventually known as Ong’s Hat about a supposed group of scientists who had achieved interdimensional travel and a subsequent persecution and concealment by of a dark conspiracy. Unfolded through printed documents sent by post, BBS (bulletin board systems) and later blogs, videos and radio, the Ong’s Hat textual complex managed to create a community of believers who discussed and amplified the narrative, appropriating it and disavowing its original creators. This article proposes to approach Ong’s Hat through Umberto Eco’s semiotics of interpretation, particularly his ideas on textual cooperation between reader and text and, starting from there, the textual strategies through which Ong’s Hat created its Model Readers. For this, concepts linked to transmedia are used, as well as the methodology developed by Margrit Schreier to evaluate how certain texts manage to confuse their readers about their reality status. Keywords: transmedia, interpretation, textual cooperation, textual strategies, Model Reader, BBS, ARG Entire article: https://www.hortussemioticus.ut.ee/hortus-semioticus-9-2022-07/ [PDF of the whole issue] [PDF of article]

Ong’s Hat: Abandoned Town or Time Portal?

LP is in Aruba…so Joe Conte keeps his chair warm while KP tells Kahuna and Joe about the mysterious abandoned town of Ong’s Hat, NJ….ghost town, time portal…work of fiction…government cover up??? You tell us when you need to hope off the train…we all know it’s coming. ENJOY!

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Ong’s Hat: Abandoned Town or Time Portal?

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EP. 64 | Accidental Tourists: Interdimensional Travellers

Sometimes the fabric of our world thins out, and people slip through – either from another dimension or into one. So some people think, while others claim it happened to them. Come along on a trip through different times and places, visiting 12th century England, 19th century Germany, Spain, Japan, Mormon mythology and, of course, the United States, including Ong’s Hat, New Jersey – site of the very first internet conspiracy theory.

SECTIONS 01:42 – It’s Not Easy Being Green – The Green Children of Woolpit 05:57 – There is No Map, and a Compass Wouldn’t Help at All – Jophar Vorin from Laxaria 09:33 – The Man from Taured & John Zegrus from Negus-Habessian 16:16 – I Wanna be Your Boyfriend – Breaking up is hard to do for Lerina Garcia Gordo 20:43 – Baby, You Can Drive My Car – The “Gadianton” Canyon Incident 25:23 – Pedro Oliva Ramirez tries to get to Alcalá de Guadaír 27:01 – Carol Chase McElheney visits a Bedford Falls version of Riverside 31:03 – “James Richards” mixes Everyday Chemistry 32:13 You Can Leave Your Hat On – Joseph Matheny, Ong’s Hat and Alternate Reality Games (ARGs) 43:51 – Travelling in other dimensions