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Episode 67: Ong's Hat, New Jersey and the Internet Conspiracy Theory

Season 2, Ep. 11

Have you ever driven through a ghost town and wondered about the history behind it? What ruin or tragedy may have led to the town becoming nothing more than a skeleton? And have you ever wondered if these towns can serve as gateways or portals to the other side? What would you do if you ventured into an internet forum, where hundreds of people were claiming to have discovered another universe hidden in a lost town?


In this episode, we will journey into the complex story of Ong's Hat, New Jersey and the man who put this town back on the map... sort of.


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SOURCES:

1) AstonishingLegends.com: https://astonishinglegends.com/astonishing-legends/is-the-gateway-to-another-dimension-in-new-jersey

2) Wikipedia

3) App.com: 

https://www.app.com/story/news/local/new-jersey/weird-nj/2016/11/13/weird-nj-pine-barrens-town-gateway-another-dimension/93686122/

4) The podcast "That Would Be Rad," episode from season 3 episode 15, "Ong's Hat - A Gateway to New Dimensions." 

5) Gizmodo.com:

https://gizmodo.com/ongs-hat-the-early-internet-conspiracy-game-that-got-t-1832229488

6) Deoxy.org:

https://deoxy.org/inc2.htm

7) Slate.com:

https://slate.com/culture/2018/10/ongs-hat-conspiracy-theories-decoder-ring.html 

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