In 1943, the United States Navy and several other government financed groups began conducting many series of experiments that were designed to be used
as "secret weapons" during the Second World War. One of these experiments has been attributed to the Department of Naval Research and was primarily
focused on the ability of achieving radar invisiblity. The way in which these experiments proceeded were that, by directly involving electromagnetics,
and utilizing the so-called "Unified Field Theory", scientists were able to manipulate electromagnetic waves in order to achieve this desired goal.
The hopeful outcome was that by effectively manipulating electromagnetic waveleangths, U.S. ships, and aircraft might become "invisible" to enemy
radar; these experiments were actually the preperatory groundwork for today's stealth technology. They had been running a series of small scale tests
which seemed to prove the theory workable, and the experiments finally reached a peak aboard a ship of the Destroyer Class, the USS Elderidge. Huge
electromagnetic generators were installed in one of the forward turrets, and once enabled, they created an electromagnetic bottle around the ship.
What happened next is the material of which legends are born.
When the Elderidge was launched into the Philadelphia Naval Yard, and the generators were turned on, the electromagnetic bottle in effect "sealed"
around the ship and it did in fact become radar invisible. There was one suprising side effect however, the ship also became physically invisible
before vanishing from the time-space continuum. When the ship returned, the state of the crew was even more shocking. Most of the men were drivin into
insanity, presumably from the electromagnetic effect of the displacement field. There were others though, who were in even worse condition and those
were the men who had been moving about while the ship was in "Hyperspace" and had now been fused with the solid structures of the ship. These
experiments were officially designated as the Rainbow Project, informally, it became known as the Philadelphia Experiment.
This side effect was sufficient to have the Rainbow Projects terminated, and the Manhattan Project, the construction of the Atomic Bomb was born.
The stealth technology of the Rainbow Projects sat on the shelf for a good many years before being picked up again in either the late 40's, or early
50's. This was done by those who had enacted the original experiments, but now there were going to be two areas of research. One was going to be the
technical aspect of manipulating the electromagnetic bottle, the other was going to be the human element, in which studies were conducted to examine
why the bottle effect was sufficient to induce insanity.
Studies continued for the next decade and the results that came forth were that the human mind was electric, and could be influenced through the
effect of electromagnetics. Apparently, once the electromagnetic bottle was sealed, the mental state of awareness was suddenly isolated along with the
ship. This isolation prevented the mind from having anything "solid" to be able to focus upon and identify with-in other words the "real world".
Being in hyperspace became a jarring experience for the mind and it was found that in such a state, it was easily broken.
Further studies were done, and when the reports were nearly complete, they were sent to Congress for the approval of continued tests. Not suprisingly,
Congress said No!, and ordered the project to be abandoned. Now, considerable time, effort and money had already been invested in these studies. Being
brushed off by Congress was not what this group wanted to hear, so an idea was hit upon to speak with the top ranking brass of the military directly.
The proposal that was sent to the defense community was an idea for a weapon that would effectively make the enemy surrender before a battle could
even get started- with the flick of a switch. Naturally, the military was very interested in this idea; who wouldn't want a weapon such as that in
This group explained that with the currently available technology this could be achieved. They already had a start on the project, but there were some
legal technicalities that had to be overcome in order for the project to proceed. Congress had already given the order to close it, and in the places
where these experiments had been taking place, the Federal government kept a close eye on what was being done. Supposedly this group was affiliated
with M.I.T, Brookhaven National Laboratories, RCA, and others that were under too close scrutiny of governmental watchdogs. Secrecy, and isolation was
first and foremost in order for these experiments to be conducted without interruption.
The military agreed on this matter; they were already quite familiar with the need for secrecy, and they agreed that the project could not continue at
it's present locations. However, this group was in luck, the military had just what they were looking for. There was an old airforce radar station
out on the eastern tip of Long Island that housed the Sage Radar system that this group required. It was situated just east of Montauk Point; about a
quarter, to a half a mile from the lighthouse. The airforce base was going to be decommissioned mainly because the Sage equipment had been made
osolete by satellite, and O.T.H (Over-The-Horizon) radar. At that point Montauk was still a very small, isolated, sleepy little town that was not yet
the vacation spot which it has since become, so there was very little to fear from interference of either the government, or, local townspeople. This
group agreed, and began moving their preexisting equipment onto the site, this was sometime in the late 1960's.
By the very early 70's, this group had already began a series of in depth experiments on the human factor using the Sage equipment, and several
Psychically Sensitive subjects in order to see just how far they could take this technology. What evolved from these tests was soon realized as
experiments that were nothing less than mind control. In effect, they would sit a subject in a chair in a specified location, and then would focus the
huge radar dish in that direction and begin blasting gigawatts of power at that person. By manipulating the amperage of the power used and the
frequency of the waves, they were able to make people do the things that they wanted them to do. This stage was of course not reached until nearly
5-10 years of experimentation. The Psychically Sensitive subjects were supposedly trained to be able to focus their minds to a state of awareness far
surpassing that of ordinary people, in fact, they were extensively trained to such a degree, that some of them were able to focus their awareness on
ideas, or objects and be able to fully realize them in their physical existence. One of these subjects; who is also believed to be deeply involved
with the project was a man by the name of Duncan Cameron.
Duncan, was one of the psychics whose mental ability exceeded that of his collegues. He was supposedly able to visualize an object, or place to it's
complete entirety, that if you were to have the object in your hand, or, be at that place, there would be absolutely no discernible difference.
During these experiments in which Duncan would focus on a place, person, or object, the subject of his focus would actually physically appear
somewhere on the base. There was something that was even more interesting in this though. During the time that Duncan was in the chair, and focusing
on something, that object, person, or place would in fact appear, but it would appear at a time after he had already focused on it. It was soon
realized, that the equipment that was being used for mind manipulation was also able to manipulate Time. Time itself was just as subject to being bent
as were the minds that were the primary focus of these experiments.
Supposedly, the scientists involved became very excited at this discovery, and a new group of people were brought in to specialize in the study of
Time. With the aid of the Time Techs, a workable porthole was constructed using the electrical power of the radar system, and the mental ability of
the subjects, wherein a subject would focus on a particular point in time and with the power of the radar equipment, a wormhole would manifest
somewhere on the base. It has been reported that after these initial experiments got underway, a huge underground facility was set up that spanned
from the base itself, into the downtown district of Montauk. This underground is supposed to have had many levels, each becomming more vast and
intricate than the previous one.
Once the time tunnel became a stabilized, predictable unit, various people were sent both backward, and forward through time. It has also been said
that there was extensive extraterrestrial involvement in the Montauk Project which stemmed from a ship being sucked into the time tunnel, and
appearing out at Montauk, presumably in the underground. Apparently, there had been some exchanges in technology between the aliens, and the group out
at Montauk, thereby enabling them to continually upgrade the system.
There was also another aspect of the Montauk Project which was directly tied into the initial mind control project, and that was the reconditioning of
the minds of young boys. These boys were usually abducted and brought out to the base where they underwent excrutiating periods of both physical, and
mental torture in order to break their minds. Once the mind had been broken, the group involved with this area set about the task of restructuring it
to suit their needs. Many of these boys then became sucked into the project by becomming active willing participants themselves. Supposedly, when
these boys were abducted, they were taken into the eastern bunker where they were beaten to a point of near death. Some of them had their minds broken
by the use of various awareness altering drugs-much like the BZ experiments used on U.S. soldiers in Vietnam, and, it has been theorized that those
experiments were in some way related to these.
Apparently, according to the story, the entire project reached it's pinnacle when on August 12 , 1983, the time travel project at Montauk interlocked
in hyperspace with the original Rainbow Project. The two projects had then suddenly become interdependant on one another wherein, it was no longer
possible to terminate the project from either Camp Hero, or the USS Elderidge.
It was during this point that a splinter group of the people responsible had formed an alliance intended to deliberatly crash the project. A
subliminal commmand was introduced into the psychic subject; Duncan, and when enacted, he would visualize a bigfoot creature from his subconscious.
While the two projects had become entangled, the technicians involved realized that in order to seperate them, the original Rainbow Project had to be
terminated from it's source on the Elderidge. Once that was done the project could then be shut down from the Montauk end.
While they were busy simultaniously trying to terminate the project from both ends, the subliminal command was enacted, and Duncan's bigfoot came to
life. It apparently appeared somewhere on the base and began a rampage of destruction. However it only existed as long as the project was still
running. Once both projects were shut down, the Elderidge returned to the Philadelphia Naval Yard, the bigfoot creature vanished, and the time tunnel
After this fiasco, the management of Montauk decided that the project had simply become too unstable to continue, so most of the personel were
debriefed, mainly by brainwashing, others by oaths of silence, the base was closed, and the project was abandoned.