The Tale of Montauk's Camp Hero

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From Montauk’s steep cliffs and white shores


comes a tale of quantum depravity


where Einstein in his time explored


the separation of atoms from gravity.


 


From Tesla's old Wardenclyffe Tower


to force-fields electromagnetic,


meant to cloak U.S. ships with the power


of energy - light and kinetic.


 


Take my hand then, together we'll walk


along Paumanok's white sandy beaches


to the edge of the world at Montauk


where the Arrow of Time cannot reach us.


 


This horizon could well be eventful,


and the temperature absolute zero,


for space-time's a bit temperamental


at the lonely locale of Camp Hero.


 


World War II, it's nineteen forty-three,


and the Nazis are researching stealth.


Then Camp Hero is built by the sea,


amid rumors of illicit wealth.


 


"Philadelphia", they name this project,


this science, unearthly and eldritch,


bending light around visible objects:


in this case, the USS Eldridge.


 


The goal: radar invisibility


and it actually works... but not quite.


For the Eldridge defies probability,


and disappears out of plain sight.


 


A tense forty minutes then pass


before a call from Virginia's port--


its navy agog and aghast--


gives its startled official report:


 


"The Eldridge is here at our base,


we're not sure we can reach her by rowing,


we don't know how she was misplaced,


and we don't understand why she's glowing."


 


For there the ship floats in the distance


cloaked in a shining fog-shroud,


then once more winks out of existence,


taking with her the glowing green cloud.


 


At her berth she again reappears


her structure all twisted and wrecked.


What the sailors find as they draw near,


not a logical mind could expect.


 


To the crushed, crippled boat they go sailing,


and they find at end of their trip


the crew raving, and dying, and wailing...


and some fused to the hull of the ship.


 


It doesn't end there, our dark story


of secretive government crime,


of a deep underground laboratory,


of wormholes through both space and time,


 


of human experimentation,


of mind-control, dark matter, horror,


of monsters of myth, of mutation -


and intrigue for intrepid explorers.


 


You can still see the Eldridge, they tell me,


she still sails the fourth dimension,


(she appeared in nineteen eighty-three,


by the lighthouse, in green-glow suspension.)


 


So goes the legend of Montauk,


you won't find it in any brochure.


But come now, take my hand and we'll walk


along Montauk's steep cliffs and white shores.


 


 


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Created: Mar 26, 2011

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