‘Stranger Things’ Creators and Netflix Sued Over the Show

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The internet pieced together some creepy theories about connections between the Stranger Things universe and our own, but that’s not the only connection to the real world that it might have…

News has come in that the creators of the show and Netflix are being sued for an allegedly stolen idea.

Keep scrolling to find out more…

First released in 2016, Stranger Things is a veritable Netflix smash.

It’s a supernatural sci-fi horror show, with heavy influence from some of the classic movies of the 1980s.

These events are sparked by the disappearance of a young boy, and the emergence of a strange little girl who appears to have psychokinetic abilities.

With filming for the forth underway.

Although it said to be the ‘scariest of them all’.

It really got people talking.

It seems that the story is at least based on some real events.

The reason? It was inspired by a long-held conspiracy theory.

Written by a purported abductee, Preston B. Nichols, The Montauk Project: Experiments in Time details Nichols’ experience as a part of a human experiment.

“It’s based on a place in Montauk, New York, called Camp Hero,” he told Wired. “There was, like, rumors of secret government spies doing human experiments to fight in the Cold War. It’s based on that one government lab.”

Followers believe that the government kidnapped children and conducted mind control experiments on them in order to test out weapons of psychological warfare. Sound familiar?

But there are those out there who impassionately believe that the government knew about these experiments – and even attempted to cover them up.

Some believe that the Montauk Project had another aim alongside mind control – to be able to achieve time travel. This also connects the project to the plot of Stranger Things.

The very existence of the Montauk Project is still debated. But there’s another CIA endorsed project that undeniably did happen; it was called MKUltra.

The U.S. Army Biological Warfare Laboratories collaborated with the CIA to achieve these incredibly creepy aims. And many think that Eleven’s mom was involved with MKUltra.

In fact, it has one even closer…

Which is why the creators of the show and Netflix are being sued.

According to Digital Spy, the lawsuit draws numerous comparisons between the two shows.

And it is he who is responsible for the series’ “plot, sequence, characters, theme, dialogue, mood, and setting, as well as copyrighted concept art”.

The lawsuit states: “During their childhood together in rural Indiana, Osthimer and Kennedy dealt with the constant threat of Osthimer’s ‘personal demon’, epilepsy, which created ‘lightning showers’ in his brain. These lightning showers or seizures would send him to an alternate supernatural plane where the demon resided.”

In Totem, there is a young girl named Kimimela (Kimi for short) who possesses supernatural powers.

Sound a little bit familiar?

The differences are that the girl instead of Kimimela is named Eleven (El for short) and the dark spirit replaced with a shadow monster and his army of Demogorgon.

Well, the lawsuit states that both shows are linked by Aaron Sims who helped Kennedy develop Totem. And later went on to provide the concept art for Stranger Things.

Speaking to The Wrap they said, “Mr Kennedy has been peddling these far-fetched conspiracy theories for years, even though Netflix has repeatedly explained to him that The Duffer Brothers had never heard of him or his unpublished script until he began threatening to sue them.”

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