Preston Nichols has quickly risen to half-legendary status among the most insane conspiracy theorists and avid whale.to fans (Nichols has his own page). He claims to have degrees in parapsychology, psychology, and electrical engineering. He is the main author (co-author is one Peter Moon) of a series of books revolving around “The Montauk Project” conspiracy, one of the strangest conspiracy theories there is. The main idea is that at Montauk Air Force Base, the US government created some kind of inter-dimensional portal with the help of Nikola Tesla (who has been resurrected/is immortal) and some friendly aliens.
Nichols claims the project goes back to 1943 and is connected to the Philadelphia Experiment; the Montauk time travel project interlocked in hyperspace with the original Philadelphia Experiment work from 1943. The ship USS Eldridge was drawn into hyperspace and trapped there, but two men, Al Bielek and Duncan Cameron, leaped from the deck (in hyperspace) and ended up at Camp Hero, Montauk Point, in 1983, where they met John von Neumann (who died in 1957). Bielek and Nichols have written this piece to (fail to) explain the sequence of events.
A time portal was apparently created so that researchers could travel anywhere in time or space. Thus they could explore the abandoned cultural archives on Mars. They also contacted extraterrestrials and exchanged advanced “etheric technology”. This facilitated the already existing psionic powers of people like Steward Swerdlow, at the cost of emotional and psychological instability (interesting piece of insight there) and being programmed with microchips.
The Montauk base also produced black helicopters and men in black suits, faked the moon landing, and altered the outcome of the Civil War.
Diagnosis: It must be kinda fun to be so pathologically unable to distinguish reality from fantasy. Nichols probably harmless, even though he is batshit insane.