Reviewing the Montauk Legend

(published February 28, 2013)


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Fact can be stranger than fiction because fiction needs to stay within the realm of what is possible; fact does not.  The Montauk Legend, which has to do with UFOs, invisibility, time travel, teleportation, mind control, weather control, conspiracies, and other similarly esoteric subjects, is sufficiently bizarre that it seems to lie outside the realm of possibilities, and therefore it just might be fact.

Intrigued, and overriding my natural skepticism, I decided to dig as deeply as possible into the subject matter in the hope of determining what elements, if any, were factually accurate.  Since the extant literature made its authors appear to be raving madmen, I decided to take a different approach to my research, and enlisted the aid of a psychic colleague, who knew nothing about the Legend, to help me determine what “really” happened.  While psychic readings can hardly be considered the best source of factual data, I reasoned that if what she had to say dovetailed closely with what was in the literature, the paralleling of information from two entirely disparate sources might go a long way toward establishing credibility. 

What we discovered was absolutely fascinating, and our findings are revealed in this book.

This book was first place winner in its class at the 2013 Paris Book Festival, and won honorable mention in its class at the 2013 Hollywood Book Festival.



For anyone who has yet to be exposed to the stories around Montauk, Brookhaven, The Philadelphia Experiment... this is going to blow your mind. Putting together legends with field exploration, extrapolation, and triangulating all that with "Cassandra's" impressions, Ritchey has put together a fascinating read on the subject, leaving us with the continued impression that a.) the world is not what we think it is, b.) fact is far stranger than fiction, and c.) we live in very complicated times. Some of the conclusions a reader might make from this book could be overwhelming, nonetheless it's a worthy read for anyone interested in putting together the often-hard-to-believe plot lines of the 20th and 21st centuries.

-- Hugh

Do you want a roller coaster ride in the comfort of your easy chair?  Then read this book. Though an older generation may be more familiar with the contents within, this is the stuff that will stop you in your tracks. You would do yourself a favor by questioning what our government has done and continues to do behind our backs, and often we are the test subjects.

Well researched and written Mr. Ritchey leaves you stunned with the convincing evidence. This is a fast read. You can’t put it down.

-- Mary


Even if only half of what "Cassandra's" extra-sensory flashes unearthed and David Ritchey's exhaustive research often confirmed is factually so … oboy. Our government and/or its various black budget sub-contractors would give Niccolo Machiavelli nightmares. This book is frighteningly well-done.

-- David


Previous 5 star reviewers have stated so many of the great points of this book that I won’t waste your time by repeating them.  I have always been interested in the Philadelphia Experiment legend, and this book reviewed general knowledge of the subject and then continued into all new areas and connections of individuals, places and government projects. The new information he provided opened a completely new list of subjects and events for me to pursue.  Ritchey’s book is a great story of the Montauk Legend with a personnal connection, but it’s also a great primer of additional information on the subject. A defiant read for anyone interested in the 40’s to the 70’s government secret projects.

-- Dave W.




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