The True Story and the Hidden Symbolism Behind “Stranger Things”


(Part 2)



Eleven bends a can using her mind

Eleven is a young girl that escaped the National Laboratory using her “superpowers”. Through bits of information and flashbacks peppered throughout the series, the viewers eventually piece together the tragic story of Eleven – one that mirrors the fate of thousands of children who disappeared over the past decades. Indeed, through the story of Eleven, Stranger Things describes parts of the real-world MKULTRA program.

Eleven is the daughter of a woman named Terry who willingly took part in MKULTRA-related experiments.

“- She was part of some study in college.
– Yeah, that’s the one. Was started in the ’50s. By the time Terry got involved, it was supposed to be ramping down, but the drugs just got crazier. Messed her up good.
– This was the CIA that ran this?
– The Man with a capital M. They’d pay a couple of hundred bucks to people like my sister, give ’em drugs, psychedelics, LSD, mostly. Then they’d strip her naked and put her in these isolation tanks.”

Terry is convinced that Eleven was stolen from her by the CIA after a “miscarriage” in the third semester.

As stated in previous articles, female MK slaves are sometimes made to suffer through “miscarriages” to cause trauma. Babies born from these situations are easier to program because they’ve already been traumatized.

Families who wanted dissociative children learned that dissociative babies could be born if the child in the womb is tortured. Thin needles are inserted through the mother into the fetus to prick the preborn child. Mothers, who are pregnant with children to be programmed, are also severely traumatized during their pregnancy with a whole assortment of traumas, which simultaneously traumatizes the babies which they carry.
– Fritz Springmeier, The Illuminati Formula to Create a Mind Control Slave


While visiting the room intended for Eleven at her mother’s house, the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland is prominently displayed. It is an important symbol in the world in mind control. The same way the White Rabbit lures Alice into the looking glass, MK handlers lure slaves to the dark side of mind control

In Stranger Things, Eleven is born with a specific set of skills.

“Says she’s born with special “abilities”. Telepathy, telekinesis. You know, sh*** you can do with your mind. That’s why the big bad Man stole Jane away. Her baby’s a weapon off fighting the commies.”

In MK terms, Eleven is a product of Theta programming, which is centered around extrasensory perception (ESP). There is nothing “science fiction” about this, however. It is documented that the CIA invested tens of millions of dollars into researching this field.

THETA – Considered to the “psychic” programming. Bloodliners (those coming from multi-generational Satanic families) were determined to exhibit a greater propensity for having telepathic abilities than did non-bloodliners. Due to its evident limitations, however, various forms of electronic mind control systems were developed and introduced, namely, bio-medical human telemetry devices (brain implants), directed-energy lasers using microwaves and/or electromagnetics. It is reported these are used in conjunction with highly-advanced computers and sophisticated satellite tracking systems.
– Ron Patton, Mind Control Slave

Theta Programming got its name just as the Alpha, Beta, and Delta Programming in part from the four types of EEG brain waves. Theta waves are frequent in children. Psychic warfare became a branch of the Monarch Programming. This is the Theta Programming. It is the marriage of occult practices with state of the art science. The idea to be able to copy what Elisha did to the King of Syria (2 Kings 6:11-12) when he “telepathically” spied on the enemy, discovered their plans, and thereby ruined their chances of success. Today this has been called “ESPionage”, and the U.S. Army’s term is “psychotronics”. Of course, the CIA’s position is that they couldn’t find anything that worked, but that is simply not true, because the co-authors know of many Theta alters and Theta model systems which have Theta programming which is successful. Black magicians have been honing their skills on how to deflect magical attacks for centuries. Are their efforts superstition and empty nonsense, or do they really have efficacy? The Illuminati and Hitler believed in black magic. And in recent times, the other groups involved in trauma-based mind-control have also looked into magic based psychic warfare.

The military and the Illuminati are using telepathy, psychic warfare, astral projection and other occult sciences with their programmed slaves. The ability to carry out some of these occult sciences (psychic abilities) can be greatly enhanced by certain drugs, brain wave patterns, training, and demonology.
– Fritz Springmeier, The Illuminati Formula to Create a Mind Control Slave

Although Eleven has “superpowers” that are deemed “pretty awesome” by her friends, they are clearly the product of years of abuse. Since birth, she has been programmed by a handler she calls “Papa” (an actual word used in MK programming). After spending her life confined inside the walls of a laboratory, Eleven can barely communicate and shows numerous signs of past trauma.


Eleven gets scared when hearing thunder – maybe it reminds her of electroshock therapy she went through?


When Eleven did not do as told by her handler, she is taken somewhere to be punished while her Papa watches. There are no boundaries to the abuse MK slaves go through

Devoid of a core personality (it was denied by her handler), Eleven temporarily takes on an “alter” to evolve in the “real world”.


In Monarch programming, MK slaves are often made to wear wigs (often blonde) when in the real world

It is however inside the little house Mike built for her that Eleven gains some of her humanity back.


Provided with a sense of security, Eleven becomes less of a machine and more human. Her shelter can represent  being in touch with her core persona, the “real” her, safe from the harm of the outside world

Other characters in the series are seen hiding in small shelters as well.


Joyce manages to communicate with her son Will through Christmas lights once she sits inside a small storage space. Being in tune with her core self allows her son to contact her


Will Byers went to Castle Byers – a small shed he built – to “hide”. In other words, he went there to feel safe and be in tune with his core persona

Despite several allusions to abuse peppered throughout the series, Eleven is nevertheless portrayed as a “superhero” with cool superpowers (she is compared to X-Men and Green Lantern).

The fact that her friends call her El (short for Eleven) is also significant. El is a Semitic word meaning “god” or “deity”. As seen above, there is a spiritual, metaphysical dimension to the entire series. The fact that El is in touch with the metaphysical confers her a “godly” aspect.


El is the only “savior” capable of taking on Demogorgon, the representation of evil. However, the overuse of her powers leads her to commit the ultimate sacrifice – giving her life for her loved ones.

In the end, Eleven’s ultimate fate is kind of a mystery. After using her powers to destroy Demogorgon, she disappears with him. Did she die with it or did she go back in the hands of the MKULTRA system?

We do know that the police chief Hopper agreed to give up Eleven’s location in exchange for the government liberating Will. Hopper also promised to never talk about anything he discovered about the MK system. He tells Will’s mother:

“Look, everything that’s happened here and everything that’s gonna happen, we don’t talk about. You want Will back? This place had nothing to do with it. That’s the deal”.


Hopper leaves Eggos (Eleven’s favorite) in a box in the woods. Did he leave those for Eleven, knowing that she is back in the MK system (because of him)? Or is it an offering to a dead deity?

In the end, Eleven is back where she “belongs” and the secrecy of the MK system is persevered. So, did the good guys truly win? Well, at least Will was rescued and went back to his family. That’s a good thing, right?


After going back home, Will celebrates Christmas with his family. When he goes to the bathroom, Will “vomits” a disgusting creature and finds himself momentarily back in the Upside Down

Although he was rescued from the Demogorgon and the MK system, Will’s ordeal will have lasting effects on him. Indeed, mind control programming and the elites’s demonic system disturb the mind, body and soul forever.

Other than Will and Barb, who were physically abducted, other characters appear to be affected indirectly by the MK system. Indeed, through subtle clues, the series establish a strong connection between Eleven – the MK slave – and Nancy – the perfect suburban girl.


Although MKULTRA is a top-secret operation, the series implies that it has repercussion on the entire population. As stated above, the gateway causes compasses to point away from true North and, well, maybe, it does the same to moral compasses.

While Eleven is a strange, unique and enigmatic product of a fringe government experiment, Nancy is the exact opposite: A regular girl from a regular family living in a regular suburban neighborhood. However, both characters are linked through various scenes.


Eleven, who is wet from the rain, is given a change of clothes. She immediately undresses in front of her friends, causing them to freak out. This scene portrays the lack of privacy and boundaries in the minds of MK slaves and might imply sexual abuse in her past. Michael then sends her to the bathroom to change and tells her: “Privacy. Get it?


After being pushed in the pool, Nancy is given a change of clothes by her boyfriend. She then tells him “Some privacy maybe?”. She ultimately undresses in front of him.

The series mirrors Nancy’s relationship with Steve – a guy who is kind of a jerk, kind of pushy and kind of manipulative – with the plight of Eleven, an MK slave programmed by a handler. Although Nancy is not forced to do anything, the series draw a strong parallel between her losing her innocence (having sex with Steve) and mind control – as if saying that the entire population is “under the spell” of this system.


The scene of Nancy having sex with Steve is juxtaposed with her friend Barb being captured by the monster and taken to the Upside Down


By closing in on Nancy’s hand during sex and Barb’s hand while she is taken by the monster, the series once again compares her losing her “innocence” to a girl being abducted by the MK system


The next day, Nancy feels kind of ashamed and tells Steve that “everybody’s looking at her”. He tells her that it is not a big deal. Then, for no apparent reason, he points to a butterfly on her locked and says “Hmmm”. If you are new to this site, butterflies represent Monarch programming

Throughout the series, characters observe that, since she’s been with Steve, Nancy is a “different person”, the same way MK slaves become different persons. Dustin observes that “she used to be cool”. Barb tells Nancy: “This isn’t you”. Jonathan says about Nancy: “I saw this girl, you know, trying to be someone else”.

Nancy’s ultimate fate is also identical to Eleven’s. While she appeared to be breaking away from Steve’s apparently irresistible spell, she ends up going back with him.


Did Steve truly change or is this an act to get back with Nancy? I guess we’ll know in second season


While most critics focus on the “nostalgia” factor of Stranger Things, the series is about much more than 80’s aesthetics. It addresses a disturbing aspect of American history and, through overt and subtle symbolism, reveals the deeper, metaphysical implications of the elite’s never-ending quest for power.

Stranger Things is not a documentary, however. It is a “science fiction” show that ends up depicting MKULTRA as a weapon against communism. While subtly alluding to abuse, the series presents a rather whitewashed version of MKULTRA, one that is devoid of its more gruesome aspects. This might lead viewers to believe that MKULTRA is “not so bad” or worse, that it is all fiction.

In the end, the series accomplishes what symbolism does: It reveals to those in the know while concealing to those in ignorance. Either you believe that the story is an apt reflection of the powers that be and the dark forces that rule them … or it is nothing but a creepy Dungeon & Dragons quest told by masterful dungeon masters.


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