posted on Oct, 4 2005 @ 12:29 PM
I'm going to step into this with what I do know of the subject, even though it isn't much. Basically, Preston Nichols , Peter Moon, and Al Bielek
have been spinning a story that gets more complex as the years go on and the book sequels materialize. They have woven in some historical truths ---
Montauk was the site of some sort of project, the Philadelphia Experiment of course did really happen, much of the material in "The Black Sun,"
probably the best book in the series, is hitorically verifiable---and the claims they have made have lured in the talents of some genuinely pretty
good writers and researchers, such as Alexandra Bruce, who wrote the somehwhat tied-in with Montauk book "The Philadelphia Experiment Murder."
So---it is mostly a deception spun loosely around a few facts. Ironically, as it goes on and more and better researchers become involved, more facts
and more quality speculation enter into it. At first it was almost complete fiction.
Why was the initial story spun? Well, that's where the ugly part of the truth creeps in. The previous posts that expose Preston Nichols as a more or
less lecherous human being are true, and he basically cooked it all up as a scheme to meet impressionable young men ( I cannot verify whether he's
actually a pedophile, but from what I understand it sounds like it---he likes young boys, but in teh Montauk world, it is said that all the "former
Montauk boys" that he has "helped" are over 18. I hope that's the case, but I doubt it). Al Bielek has also generallt been proven to be full of
BS, although what his motivations are, I'm not sure---probably the oldest in the book, a little notoriety and a few bucks.
That being said, the books are genrally thought-provoking and entertaining, "The Black Sun" in particular is a worthy tome, but basically the
Montauk series was set up to have as wide a framework as possible and incorporate as many genuine conspiracies as it can, to keep the series going.
Therefore, the longer it goes on, the more true things are inserted into it, but the connections to Montauk become more and more implausible. I would
encourage all to read them with a grain---at least of salt---enjoy them for the ideas they present, and use them as a springboard to do further
research into the areas they touch upon, such as the Philadelphia Experiment, the occult roots of Nazism, quantum theory, secret government mind
control projects, and the like---just realize that the actual ties these subjects have with Montauk itself are tenuous if not downright non-existent,
and that Preston Nichols just kind of cooked up the whole thing as a way to meet young men.