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With two seasons under its belt, Stranger Things
is bigger than ever. It's not just that the series delivers heavy doses of nostalgia and horror in one fell swoop. The real magic of Stranger Things
is that it builds a conspiracy-filled universe that's so intricate, it almost feels real. Well, here's the thing: it's actually inspired by a real-life conspiracy theory that's so wild and detailed, you'll almost want to believe it. We're not talking about Project Mk-Ultra, though the Duffer brothers (who created Stranger Things
) have admitted that they incorporated aspects of that conspiracy theory into the show as well. But this story is much darker, deeper, and more sinister.
We're talking about The Montauk Project. One little-known secret about Stranger Things
is that it was originally titled Montauk, and it was supposed to take place in New York. For the geographically uninformed, Montauk is