Searching for Government Secrets in Montauk, New York
The thick, dark woods near the far eastern tip of Long Island hide a decommissioned military installation that some say holds deep government secrets. Camp Hero was a radar station built during World War II to defend Long Island against a possible Nazi invasion that never came. Decades later, conspiracy theorists say (spurred on by a book, The Montauk Project, Experiments in Time), the military conducted top secret experiments there—codenamed the Montauk Project—involving teleportation, psychological warfare, and time travel. The base is still there, alleged tunnels and underground labs allegedly intact, in a scarcely-used section of 415-acre Camp Hero State Park, which is a haven for surfers, hikers, and surf fishermen after bluefish and striped bass. Walk the trails past batteries of 16-inch naval guns, marvel at the huge radar antenna, and make up your own mind about this old fort.