Coming Soon: Highly Strange

We’re producing our first original on high strangeness. In it we explore the psyche of “strange” through the stories of three people in highly strange situations.

Season One – “Information Golem” looks at the life of Joseph Matheny as he dreams up what perhaps becomes the world’s first online ARG (Alternative Reality Game) known as Ong’s Hat. Launched in the 90’s as an innocent social experiment around story and information, things quickly went left of field. The oddities that surrounded Ong’s Hat are curiosities Joseph still struggles to understand to this day. Joseph has gotten alot of attention lately from the press because of the Quanon craziness and White House uprising. More recently he was featured on Slate Magazine’s Decoder Ring series. Also there’s news of a upcoming Netflix feature on conspiracy creation he’ll appear in. His story touches on the issues that seem to dovetail at the volcanic crossroads where personality and mental health meets randomness and free information. Lots of unruly yet relevant questions get born there.

Listen to “Highly Strange” on Spreaker.

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ONG’S HAT: THE ORIGINAL ARG – SEX, DRUGS & QUANTUM PHYSICS

Ong’s Hat, also known as The Incunabula, is the original ARG and laid the ground for all future experiments in transmedia storytelling. Join me as we take a brief look at the tale of a ghost town in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey…

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The Mystery of Ong’s Hat

Ong’s Hat was once a small town in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. However, in the 1990’s, rumours began to swirl online of secret experiments that had taken place there by a group of rogue scientists, and that they had travelled to an alternate dimension. But what this real? Or was it in fact the world’s first ARG. Let’s explore. Patreon► https://www.patreon.com/thatchapter Twitter► https://twitter.com/that_chapter Instagram► https://www.instagram.com/that_chapter References► Photos: Misha Friedman (Gizmodo) https://weirdnj.com/stories/ongs-hat/ https://slate.com/culture/2018/10/ong… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ong%27s… https://josephmatheny.com/2012/09/29/… https://coolinterestingstuff.com/the-… https://gizmodo.com/ongs-hat-the-earl… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ong%27s… Music► City Lights – DOS-88 https://soundcloud.com/dos-88 Memory Rain The Woods Descent Dreaming Blue Casual Desire Wandering Gaze

Podcast-ATS.X: Ong’s Hat – Did a fringe science cult discover a way to travel to an alternate universe?

Podcast-ATS.X: Ong’s Hat – Did a fringe science cult discover a way to travel to an alternate universe?

Best Friend Simulator- Episode 16: Those Mummy Flippin’ Flintknappers/ Ong’s Hat

Topics include: Crimbus gifts, planning our funerals, Scary German Lady, Philly Legends: The Bubble Fairy, Josh is home alone, Alien Alloys, BFS Road Trip, Corrections and Josh’s Chaos Dimension: Ong’s Hat, the Pine Barrens, and Joseph Matheny

Characters: Sammy Squarespace (the CEO of Square Space)