The Incident at Ong’s Hat: Behind the Scenes- Episode 3

Warning, large download From the Substack Here is a 5.5-hour collection of recordings I did in preparation for the BBC podcast series The Incident at Ong’s Hat. I‘ll let you decide, after listening to it, if the desired outcome was achieved. I have one more audio dump after this, and then I will be done… Continue reading The Incident at Ong’s Hat: Behind the Scenes- Episode 3

Ong’s Hat isn’t a place, it’s a world. by waxbanks

Ong’s Hat isn’t a place, it’s a world. by waxbanks FROM: https://waxbanks.wordpress.com/2023/02/02/ongs-hat-isnt-a-place-its-a-world/ Stating what should be obvious: Ong’s Hat — not the ghost town in New Jersey but the fictional town-story overlaid on it by Joseph Matheny and later collaborators/followers — isn’t a place, though it’s certainly tied to one. Rather, it’s a way of… Continue reading Ong’s Hat isn’t a place, it’s a world. by waxbanks

The Ghost Of Ong’s Hat by Nigel Roth

LINK TO ORIGINAL POST In the 1980s, a writer and transmedia artist called Joseph Wayne Matheny, who was born on Christmas Eve in the early sixties, wrote The Incunabula Papers, a tale that follows a series of narratives about time travel, and tells the story of a gateway to a parallel dimension at Ong’s Hat.… Continue reading The Ghost Of Ong’s Hat by Nigel Roth

Radio choice, by Ben Dowell The Incident at Ong’s Hat

Radio choice, by Ben Dowell The Incident at Ong’s Hat Radio 4, 2.15pm Ong’s Hat is one of the earliest internet-based conspiracy theories conceived on some of the first online bulletin boards (remember them?) as a deliberate experiment in which the story — about the activities of a group of professors in Ong’s Hat in… Continue reading Radio choice, by Ben Dowell The Incident at Ong’s Hat

Launch Day For “The Incident at Ongs Hat” and Episode Two of “Behind the Scenes”

Is BTS an ARG? (and other not so pressing questions) Today is the day that the broadcast of the series, The Incident at Ong’s Hat, on BBC 4 and BBC Sounds podcast. Episode 2 of Behind the Scenes, P. Emerson Williams. P. Emerson Williams is a multi-media artist who has a hard time separating music,… Continue reading Launch Day For “The Incident at Ongs Hat” and Episode Two of “Behind the Scenes”

Announcing the Incident at Ong’s Hat

Behind the Scenes Episode 1– David Metcalfe From the Substack A new series will premier on BBC 4 Radio Limelight on air and then as a podcast after every Friday broadcast for the next five weeks. The series starts on Fri, 27 Jan 2023. It is a five-part series titled The Incident at Ong’s Hat.… Continue reading Announcing the Incident at Ong’s Hat

This show has now made Pokémon creepy to me.” Augmented and Alternate Reality Games, Interactive Narrative and the Documentary TV Series Hellier

Regardless of whether it is a genuine documentary or not, the series certainly represents the investigative team’s immersion in an interactive quest narrative comparable to such Alternate Reality Games as Joseph Matheny’s Ong’s Hat from 1988 – widely considered to be the first Alternate Reality Game and, like Wriste, associated with both anarchism and occultism… Continue reading This show has now made Pokémon creepy to me.” Augmented and Alternate Reality Games, Interactive Narrative and the Documentary TV Series Hellier

My Old Friend, Nick Herbert in The New Yorker

My old friend gets a nod in the New Yorker regarding his contribution to quantum computing. The World-Changing Race to Develop the Quantum Computer Such a device could help address climate change and food scarcity, or break the Internet. Will the U.S. or China get there first? But Clauser had also demonstrated that entangled particles… Continue reading My Old Friend, Nick Herbert in The New Yorker

25 BIZARRE CONSPIRACY THEORIES You’ve Never Heard Of #15

Another conspiracy theory “joke” that got out of hand was that of Ong’s Hat, New Jersey. Ong’s Hat was one of the earliest online conspiracy theories, based on a few run-down, abandoned buildings located deep in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. The story goes that science and the paranormal blended together to open doors to… Continue reading 25 BIZARRE CONSPIRACY THEORIES You’ve Never Heard Of #15