“Meet me in Montauk” is the last memory Joel Barish (Jim Carrey) has of his girlfriend Clementine Kruczynski (Kate Winslet) in the movie “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.” Joel had gone to Lacuna, Inc. to have all his memories of Clementine erased from his mind. With his memory wiped clean, on some subconscious impulse Joel hops a train for Montauk, Long Island. There, he keeps encountering his erased-from-memory girlfriend. This “Meet me in Montauk” and encounter with the forgotten girlfriend amounts to a “triggering mechanism.” Slowly Joel and Clementine (who has also had her memory wiped clean of Joel) regain their hidden memories. 
Al Bielek also had had his memories of the “Philadelphia Experiment” erased. Then, in January 1988, after seeing the movie “The Philadelphia Experiment”, Al Bielek’s memories started returning. Seeing the movie had served as the “triggering mechanism.” (Background: Our Friend, The Ether (Part 26), Ersjdamoo’s Blog entry of November 27, 2013.)
In the case of the movie, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”, I find it interesting that Montauk is connected with a version of the controversial “false memory syndrome.” A movie dealing with erased memories has Montauk as the key to regaining what had been brainwashed out.
Preston B. Nichols, a scientist and electronic engineer, was an assistant director of research projects conducted at Montauk Air Force Base between 1970 and 1983. Duncan Cameron (a.k.a. Duncan Bielek, brother of Al Bielek) was trained by the NSA in a technique called “virtual realization.” Duncan Cameron and his brother Ed Cameron (a.k.a. Al Bielek) participated in the rumored “Philadelphia Experiment” of 1943. Duncan was later a “key participant” in the “Montauk Project.”
The video which is hopefully embedded above is apparently from January 2, 1993. In it, Preston Nichols and Duncan Cameron (a.k.a. Duncan Bielek) offer their memories of the Montauk Project. What follows below and in (hopefully) future entries in this series, “Our Friend, The Ether”, is based upon my notes of Nichols’ and Cameron’s discussion.
The Montauk Project was two projects: mind control (using electro-magnetics) and a time travel project. “They found out they could bend time with the same equipment that they used to bend minds.”
The Montauk Project was an outgrowth of two World War II projects: the Rainbow Project and the Phoenix Project.
“Let’s go into the background,” stated Preston Nichols. During World War II we (the United States) were losing the war. In desperation, the U.S. government began looking for “secret weapons” which could win the war. Circa 1942, avant-garde, “super science” type projects were launched. One of these projects was the Rainbow Project, otherwise known as the “Philadelphia Experiment”, an attempt to make a ship invisible, at least to radar. Another project of interest was the Phoenix Project, which was essentially mind control research.
Al and Duncan Bielek traveled through a “wormhole” from 1943 Philadelphia to 1983 Montauk, Long Island. They “landed” at an Air Force base there. (There was a secondary “drop-off” in 1963, in Brentwood, New York.) It is “a very convoluted story”, but Al and Duncan Bielek made several journeys through the “wormhole.” The project in 1983 was running awry and the scientists realized it was “locked in” to the generators on the USS Eldridge in 1943. Duncan Bielek “went back” to the Eldridge and smashed the generators. Al Bielek believes he was also in on this smashing, but “we don’t know for sure,” stated Nichols. Subsequently, a part of the 1983 Montauk underground which had been floating somewhere in hyperspace returned to its normal space-time coordinates, and the USS Eldridge returned to Philadelphia, 1943. (Further background: Our Friend, The Ether (Part 34), Ersjdamoo’s Blog entry of December 5, 2013.)
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