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Philadelphia experiment

August 14, 2007 | Comment icon 40 comments
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Project Rainbow, also referred to The Philadelphia Experiment, happened sometime around the date of October 28, 1943. The Experiment was originally designed to, with sufficient energy and specialized equipment, bend light around an object, a ship (as what would be better to the US government in the middle of WW2 than an invisible fleet of destroyer ships) to render it invisible to the eye. The lucky volunteer for this experiment was a US Navy Destroyer Escort, The USS Eldridge and all of her 181 crew members. Testing began in summer 1943, and was successful to a limited degree. One test, on July 22, resulted in the Eldridge being rendered almost completely invisible, with some witnesses reporting a “greenish fog” in its place. However, crew members complained of severe nausea afterwards. At that point, the experiment was altered at the request of the Navy, with the new objective being invisibility solely to radar.

Again on October 28, and this time it worked, a little too well. The Eldridge not only became almost entirely invisible to the naked eye, but actually vanished from the area in a flash of blue light. However, about 600 KM away, the US Naval Base @ Norfolk, Virginia reported seeing the Eldridge offshore about 20 minutes before the ship had left port, whereupon the Eldridge vanished from their sight and reappeared in Philadelphia, at the site it had originally occupied in an apparent case of accidental teleportation. The physiological effects on the crew were profound. Almost all of the crew were violently ill. Some suffered from mental illness as a result of their experience; behavior consistent with schizophrenia is described in other accounts. Still other members were physically unaccounted for— supposedly “vanished”— and five of the crew were allegedly fused to the metal bulkhead or deck of the ship, while a dog on board was found inside-out yet still living. Still others were said to fade in and out of sight. Horrified by these results, Navy officials immediately canceled the experiment. All of the surviving crew involved were discharged; in some accounts, brainwashing techniques were employed in an attempt to make the remaining crew members lose their memories concerning the details of their experience.
So what do most people think of this? Or more so did most people know of this? I only came across it recently and I’m intrigued. Imagine if over 50 years ago, the technology existed to teleport a full Navy Destroyer and its 181 crew, mind you they had “slight” bugs in it, but if that was 50 years ago, what are they working on or capable of today? Thought provoking ….

The story of the Philadelphia Experiment is of course “officially denied,” but it is a very real story. Very real, and very terrible, mainly because denial of the incident also denies the service men who died in the experiment peace. Comments (40)


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Comment icon #31 Posted by Slim1 17 years ago
I agree with you, GeneBrowne, I also think Tesla & Einstein were involved with this. I swear I read something about their involvement somewhere. I think it's possible that this really did happen. I also believe that the government makes up some of the information that they released or declassified to the public. Honestly how long does it take to actually find an old report or to find a file. They also loose a lot of classified papers as well, so wouldn't these papers being lost cause some kind of concern?
Comment icon #32 Posted by Azalin 17 years ago
Keep in mind, during this time Edison, and most importantly, Nikola Tesla were all very much invovled in such experiments. Tesla himself was in the process of inventing invisibility, anti-gravity, teleportation and time travel. Upon his death bed he said he had figured the formula out, but never told anyone, or wrote it all down. He also had a number of secret safes containing his lifes work. When he died it was the Army/FBI that took all of his documents / lifes work and labeled it top secret.. All very ironic, considering, Tesla died 9 months before the Philadelphia experiment.
Comment icon #33 Posted by dagwood 17 years ago
I have heard of this experiment many years ago. There also was an account of one of the seamen either materializing or disappearing at a local tavern???? That I would question but who knows.
Comment icon #34 Posted by xymox1971 17 years ago
brainwashing techniques were employed in an attempt to make the remaining crew members lose their memories concerning the details of their experience. OH BROTHER!!!!!
Comment icon #35 Posted by GeneBrowne 17 years ago
Keep in mind, during this time Edison, and most importantly, Nikola Tesla were all very much invovled in such experiments. Tesla himself was in the process of inventing invisibility, anti-gravity, teleportation and time travel. Upon his death bed he said he had figured the formula out, but never told anyone, or wrote it all down. He also had a number of secret safes containing his lifes work. When he died it was the Army/FBI that took all of his documents / lifes work and labeled it top secret.. All very ironic, considering, Tesla died 9 months before the Philadelphia experiment. I can see tha... [More]
Comment icon #36 Posted by questionmark 17 years ago
I have heard of this experiment many years ago. There also was an account of one of the seamen either materializing or disappearing at a local tavern???? That I would question but who knows. Once I had enough of the tavern's good ale things materialize an de-materialize in front of my eyes too. I am just informed enough to attribute it to alcohol, not to Philadelphia experiments.
Comment icon #37 Posted by sailor_gr 17 years ago
Hello everybody, great discussion on one of my favorite subjects. If I may, I would like to propose a quite extensive article on the Philadelphia Experiment: http://www.e-telescope.gr/en/cat06/art06_010901.htm I would also like to clarify some things concerning Eldgridge's service in the Greek Navy. Despite various reports there were never any special measures or allocations for Leon (Eldridge). I visited the ship in 1989 while it was still in service and I talked to many officers and sailors serving aboard and no one had anything strange to report, at least nothing that would differentiate th... [More]
Comment icon #38 Posted by 747400 17 years ago
I visited the ship in 1989 while it was still in service and I talked to many officers and sailors serving aboard and no one had anything strange to report, at least nothing that would differentiate the ship from her sisters.Thank you for the voice of sense. I'd always wondered, did anyone ever think of asking the Greek navy if they found any remains of anyone welded to bulkheads, etc? Or if they had to sweep any unfortunate dog remains off the deck? Surely, out of several hundred ships of that same type, the one they wouldn't choose to sell would be one that had been used for something this s... [More]
Comment icon #39 Posted by 747400 17 years ago
Another bit of info is that there is a great deal of documentation showing that the entire "false" part of the Philly Experiment originated from just one man...who claimed to be part of the crew, but was then found to have not served anywhere near the ship....ever. I can't recall his name at the moment, but this is a good example of how easily some of the paranormal type can be lead to believe a falsification, just because it sounds so good.. Carlos Allende was the (alleged) name ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philadelphia_..._Miguel_Allende incidentally, here's a potted history of the ship.... [More]
Comment icon #40 Posted by malakiem 17 years ago
Maybe the story is prt fiction and part truth. Maybe they were trying to hide the ships from the nazi's during ww2 but they stumpled onto something bigger. But if this isn't true i won't be dissapointed. Although wallfly said tht there are blacked out documents on this, i wonder how true it is.


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