Hello to all the paracasters out there! I'm new to the forum, or at least to posting, so I'm breaking my cherry with an experience I had back in 1998. My wife and I were living in Maryland at the time and had gone to Long Island to spend a long weekend with my Aunt in Sound Beach. The morning after arriving, we decided to take a day trip to Mountauk to visit the state park and tour the Montauk Point lighthouse. We were able to climb to the top of the lighthouse and get out onto the viewing ledge. We saw what I still say is the biggest radar dish I've ever seen out in the distance to the south and just west of the beach. Any native Long Islander knows this is part of an abandoned military installation, I think called Camp Hero, but at the time neither my wife nor myself were aware that the place existed. So when we finished the tour of the lighthouse, I asked one of the museum attendants what the radar was for and she informed me it's part of an old, derelict military base that the government had donated to the state of New York as part of the grounds for Montauk State Park. I asked my wife if she felt like exploring to see if we could go in for a closer look at the base and she agreed. We found a dirt road leading into the base with no fences or gates blocking the way. So naturally we had to keep going. It wasn't long, probably a quarter to a half mile, when we saw 2 black SUV's with black tinted windows just sitting on the side of the road. My wife became apprehensive and said we should probably turn back, but I told her we weren't breaking any laws, there were no signs saying to turn away and we didn't break through any barriers. Just as we walked up to where the SUV's were, one of them turned on it's headlights[it was a dark overcast day] and it's engine started up. My wife got spooked at this point and started running back the other way, so I went after her. The SUV gave us chase all the way back to our car, then turned around back to it's spot up the road leading to the base. I must admit that the experience was a little unsettling and very odd. Why would a public park have black SUV's chasing patrons around? There were no "no trespassing" signs posted anywhere, we weren't breaking any laws that I know of. If the base is abandoned, why are there active power lines leading into the place and why are there what appears to be MIB guarding it? I admit I don't believe all the BS that's been written about it, as I read and researched everything I could possibly find on the subject after the incident and was amazed at some of the hokey books out there. Sorry for the length of this post if anyone's got this far, but I've always been looking for real answers that make sense. See everyone out there on the boards!!