aug 1

Montauk Project

I confess: this whole Montauk Monster story, which has now creeped its way onto national television, has me riveted, mostly because we are nearby most of the summer. My guess? It's a raccoon. But! I think there's a small possibility that it is a viral marketing campaign, but not the one originally proposed. I don't think anyone has mentioned this theory, but it might be related to the X-Files movie release. I have some anecdotal evidence: Nearly a decade ago, I was the editor of the conspiracy and paranormal magazine FATE (strange but true!), where I once interviewed X-Files creator Chris Carter about his upcoming FOX show Harsh Realm (don't worry, no one else remembers it either). During the interview, I asked him about The Montauk Project, which was a favorite yarn among conspiracy nuts. I remember very clearly talking for 10 minutes about the nuances of the conspiracy -- a favorite of mine at the time. Although animal experimentation wasn't necessarily part of the lore, contact with extraterrestrials definitely was. So the Montauk Monster? It's clearly a fucking martian. I WANT TO BELIEVE.


me too!

posted by ashley at 1:16 PM on August 1, 2008

u iz crayzee lols

posted by Daniel at 1:47 PM on August 1, 2008


btw, The X Files movie was riveting as well!

posted by Mis Personality at 3:13 PM on August 1, 2008 seems a little late for it to be X-files related (to me), but how come nobody has mentioned it as being related to JJ Abrams' "Fringe" which comes out this fall. Same song, different verse.

posted by JR at 3:52 PM on August 2, 2008

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