What weird book did I read?
March 1, 2019 2:14 PM   Subscribe

Around 1995 I read a very, very strange book, here is what I remember or think I remember:

- non-fiction
- some sort of secret society expose or conspiracy theory
- some or all takes place in Montauk, NY
- a tunnel, underground, the writer followed it to a door, opened it and found Mark Hamill on the other side, it was Hamill's house
posted by Cosine to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Googling "montauk" and "mark hamill" turn up quite a bit of weird conspiracy theory websites - another - mentioning a "time tunnel" - perhaps it wasn't a book, but maybe a website or magazine?

The webpage I linked to was edited using "Microsoft FrontPage 4.0", which was around 1996/97...
posted by jkaczor at 2:24 PM on March 1, 2019 [2 favorites]

Montauk Revisited by Preston B. Nichols and Peter Moon? This review on Goodreads mentions the Mark Hamill bit. It's, uh, extremely charitable to call this "non-fiction," though.
posted by bcwinters at 2:26 PM on March 1, 2019 [4 favorites]

Yup, that's it. I've spent years telling people the weirdest book I have read was some weird conspiracy thing about tunnels under Mark Hamill's house on Long Island and alien mind control.

I don't think I need to reread this one.
posted by Cosine at 2:30 PM on March 1, 2019 [1 favorite]

Heh... this sounds wild... wonder how it stacks up to the "Illuminatus Trilogy"... but... non-fiction, ugh - I wonder if the authors were trolling, high, mentally unstable or ... all of the above...
posted by jkaczor at 2:40 PM on March 1, 2019

Augh, I remember this from Thomas Pynchon's Bleeding Edge, but hadn't realized that it was based on an urban legend (BE wiki, pg. 117).
posted by MonkeyToes at 2:45 PM on March 1, 2019

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