Der vielleicht älteste Internet-Mythos überhaupt: Das Mysterium von Ong’s Hat

“Perhaps the oldest internet myth of all: the mystery of Ong’s Hat”

I had a wonderful conversation with Michael Förtsch, the author of this piece for the German Scifi mag 1E9. Here is a link to the original German, and below is a PDF of a machine translation into English. I hope you enjoy it.

Der vielleicht älteste Internet-Mythos überhaupt: Das Mysterium von Ong’s Hat

Technikart 273 Digital Version

I recently sat down via Zoom with Jean-Baptiste Chiara of the French Art magazine Technikart. Here is a link to the issue that has our conversation within.

Description of Technikart

News, cinema, music, literature, fashion: Technikart takes a different look at contemporary society every month. Having become since its creation in 1991 the essential witness to a world in perpetual change, Technikart deciphers the cultural trends and talents of today and especially of tomorrow. Trendsetter but citizen, impertinent but intelligent, news but offbeat: it is by breaking traditional codes that Technikart , inimitable, has become the cultural reference for those under 35.

Ong’s Hat: Das unglaubliche Geheimnis einer anderen Dimension!

Willkommen in der Welt von Ong’s Hat, dem Ort, an dem Wissenschaft und Mystik aufeinandertreffen, um die Grenzen unserer Realität zu sprengen! Ein bisher unbekanntes Phänomen, das euren Verstand herausfordern wird. Taucht mit mir, in eines der faszinierendsten Rätsel der Menschheit ein. Lass uns gemeinsam die Grenzen des Vorstellbaren ausloten!

LINK: https://youtu.be/MqCW-JFJrTw

6 Abandoned and Forgotten Ghost Towns in New Jersey: Ong’s Hat

Ong’s Hat

Not much remains of Ong’s Hat (or Ong’s Hut, depending on which legend you believe). Although a ghost town, it’s not forgotten! Ong’s Hat has a long history. Although historians aren’t sure when the village got its name, it’s older than the revolutionary war. This name appears in a 1778 map of Hessian encampments in New Jersey. The town’s peak may have been in the 1860s. However, by the 1930s, while the town’s name remained on maps, there was nothing there but a few brick remains, an open clearing, and an abandoned shed. Some historians aren’t sure if Ong’s Hat was ever a real village. Today, it is a terminus of the Batonia Trail, one of the longest in the state.

If you think Ong’s Hat is strange, you aren’t the only one. According to a conspiracy theory-based story dating back to the 1980s, a group of scientists travels to a creepy parallel universe from Ong’s Hat. One of the core writers/storytellers wrote a book titled, The Incunabula Papers: Ong’s Hat And Other Gateways To New Dimensions. Although he stated that this work was pure fiction, some people believe that Ong’s Hat is part of a bigger conspiracy.

Magnolia Road (County Route 644) passes through Ong’s Hat in the Brendan T. Byrne State Forest.©Mr. Matté / CC BY 4.0 – License

Layer 01 Podcast | Episode 06: Ong’s Hat – Liminal Spaces and Legend Tripping

Fray and Kouji return to discuss the first internet ARG known as Ong’s Hat, and its connection with the Legend Tripping Phenomenon, along with the infamous Black Mailbox and other Liminal “Sacred Spaces”. Part 2 in our Exploration of the American Shinto Phenomenon Exploring the Weird. OP Song: They Came From Below – Karl Casey @ White Bat Audio ED Song: Ad Infinitum – Karl Casey @ White Bat Audio

THE STORY OF ONG’S HAT, NEW JERSEY

New Jersey has a reputation for being a quirky and unusual place, and there are many bizarre stories that have come out of the state over the years. However, one of the most unusual and intriguing stories involves a small town called Ong’s Hat, located in the southern part of the state.
LINK: https://www.guntherpublications.com/the-story-of-ongs-hat-new-jersey/

Où sont passés ces gens disparus à Ong’s Hat ? – Le mystère d’internet qui est allé trop loin

Source: https://youtu.be/9IZk53UZapM

Joseph Matheny dit connaître la vérité sur ce qu’il se passe à Ong’s Hat. Mais il n’est pas celui qu’il prétend être… Chapitrage : 00:0001:42 Les intrus débarquent 01:4304:48 Ong’s Hat 04:4907:49 La création de Ong’s Hat 07:5010:07 Matheny reprend le projet 10:0813:09 La recherche de la vérité 13:1014:00 Abandon du projet 14:01 L’héritage de Ong’s Hat Rejoignez cette chaîne pour bénéficier d’avantages exclusifs : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsJb… Acheter mon livre-enquête “France Obscure” : https://omakebooks.com/fr/livres-omak… TIKTOK : https://www.tiktok.com/@sylartichot INSTAGRAM : https://www.instagram.com/sylartichot/ TWITTER : https://twitter.com/Sylartichot Bénéficiez d’1 mois d’utilisation gratuit d’Epidemic Sound, banque de musiques et sons dont je suis ambassadeur, via ce lien : https://share.epidemicsound.com/MWnCT Sources : Vidéo en anglais sur le sujet : https://youtu.be/uHkn0CWWfBk?si=N0SR6… Excellente étude et analyse du cas https://www.hortussemioticus.ut.ee/wp… Le vrai village abandonné de Ong’s Hat https://eu.app.com/story/news/local/o… Un article sur le sujet https://gizmodo.com/ongs-hat-the-earl… Incunabula et Ong’s Hat : https://youtu.be/KSoGOi97NHE?si=kul1m… Matheny en parle : https://josephmatheny.com/2012/09/29/… Matheny passe chez Art Bell : https://archive.org/details/03C2C/01-…

Also, a John Titor segment t mentioned in the above video
https://youtu.be/FwKS9E3383A?t=867

20 Conspiracy Theory Locations To Visit Including One In North Carolina: Ong’s Hat

Ong’s Hat
Location: Pine Barrens, NJ

LINK: https://kiss951.com/2023/08/15/9-ufo-sightings-were-reported-in-north-carolina-during-july/

The Conspiracy: Pine Barrens is a ghost town in NJ. But what makes it so interesting is there is only one building- that would be Ong’s Hat. It is said that the town was bustling in the 1860s. Though it is unknown if there were ever any additional structures. Regardless the town has been documented on maps for years. The conspiracy is that some believe professors at Princeton University used the town to conduct quantum physics experiments. And legend says that they even made a man disappear for 7 minutes and he claims he went to another dimension into another version of Earth.