The 6 Real-Life Conspiracy Theories Behind Stranger Things


2The Montauk Project

The first of these conspiracy theories is the Montauk Project. According to popular rumors that similarly appear in the Stranger Things’ series, the U.S. government is thought to have experimented with psychological warfare as well as the paranormal at a place called Camp Hero on the edge of Long Island in Montauk, New York during the 1980s. Men like Preston Nichols and Al Bielek both wrote books about Camp Hero and claimed that they had been subject to a number of experiments, tests as they sat in the Montauk Chair.’ Psychological testing by the U.S. Government was thought to have been conducted in Hawkins Library as apart of the Montauk Project as well.


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