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    Expert on "The Philadelphia Experiment" of 1943, The USS Eldridge DE-173, and all things related.
  1. It was a great event, I want to thank War Gaming for the great opportunity to meet fellow fans of Warships. Femennenly & Gneisenau013 did such a great job speaking about the upcoming game changes and holding a Q & A session on board. Here is a few random pictures from the event below with a few more on my facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/andrew.h.hochheimer
  2. In 1943 a Classified War Time Experiment was allegedly conducted. A Destroyer Escort Is Made Optically Invisible… It Teleports out of Control over 600km in Seconds… Men were Fused to the Decks, Some went Crazy… This is the usual Sensationalized version of events, but did any of this really happen? I will be attending the event on the 30th all day (and may also attend some of the 29th) as a special guest by World of Warships and available to meet and talk to anyone that would like to discuss the Philadelphia Experiment of 1943. I am one of the top researchers in the field on this topic. I have spent over 35 years digging through books, making phone calls, meeting and interviewing various people. I have walked the decks of the Eldridge’s sister ship and strangely received a purchase offer to buy the USS Eldridge before it was scrapped in Greece. I have held original historical documents, and letters from Carl Allen, poured over government microfilms, and archives all in effort to compile the most complete work on the Philadelphia Experiment of 1943. I have appeared on many documentaries as an expert in various countries; (USA, Canada, Germany, Japan, etc.) on leading networks and programs (A&E network, The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, Fox Network, etc.) I am a active player of World of Warships for years with over 7,940 Battles and part of [NSC] Navel Services of Canada, I love playing and collecting the various ships (almost 190 now,) and supporting the community. You can find out more information here; https://www.de173.com/ As seen on;
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    Ship of the Dead The Story of The SS Ourang Medan

    Today Mysterious Universe released a podcast about the SS Ourang Medan, and my website was top of the research notes. Unfortunately its only on MU+ but still nice to see my work recognized so fast but such a high quality Podcast. Check out their free shows if you into the strange stories, ufology, etc. https://mysteriousuniverse.org/.../02/19-07-mu-plus-podcast/
  4. The SS Ourang Medan In 1947 the Dutch Freighter SS Ourang Medan sent a cryptic SOS in Morse code; "All Officers, including the Captain, are dead. Lying in chartroom and bridge. Possibly whole crew dead. This communication was followed by a burst of indecipherable Morse code, Then a final, grim message: “I die.” I first read of this in Vincent Gaddis’s 1965 book “Invisible Horizons: Strange Mysteries of the Sea-True stories that defy logic…” Now many years later I revisit this interesting legend to see what new evidence the passage of time has revealed. The Ship transmitting the eerie SOS signal was the SS Ourang Medan. Radio directional equipment established the ships last position and an American merchant ship, the Silver Star, was sent to investigate and render aid. The ship was found adrift approximately 50 miles from her Indicated position. When the Silver Star arrived alongside the Ourang no signs of life could be seen, although the ship itself didn’t appear to have suffered any damage. All efforts to contact the crew failed, and the ship was boarded. The decks were littered with the bodies with wide-eyed horror and their faces twisted into sheer terror, arms trying to fight off something. The ship’s dog was found dead as well, in the midst of snarling at the cause. The Captain was found on his bridge, the remainder of the Bridge Officers were found in the wheelhouse and Chartroom. In the wireless room the young operator, who presumably sent the distress call, lay dead with his earphones on, hand at his key. The engineering crew was also found at their stations with the same expressions on their faces. In all 22 crew members were found dead. Interestingly one lifeboat was missing, as well as one member of the crew unaccounted for and never found (at the time.) The rescue party noticed several things that seemed strange. The local temperature was in excess of 100°F but members of the rescue party felt an ominous chill. All of the victims had suffered from something, but none had any injuries when examined. They also seemed to be decaying quicker than they should be. They decided to toe the ship to the nearest port and began making preparations. Just as salvage operations began they noticed ominous billows of smoke pouring out from Number 4 hold. Quickly they cut the ship loose just as the Ourang Medan exploded with enough force to briefly lift it out of the water before rolling over and sinking… disappearing for good. Like The Philadelphia Experiment, the story of the SS Ourang Medan has become something of a legend over all these 75+ years, with new “facts” added here and there. Did it really happen? Read the full story here; https://www.de173.com/the-ss-ourang-medan/ complete with detailed information, letters found in the CIA Archives, Original Newspaper clippings and more. This page is still in the process of research and editing but already provides a deep dive into the subject and I hope you find it Interesting.
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    80 Mega Gift results (Santa was good to me)

    I received 24hrs of prem time out of a small gift crate, bought 20
  6. It could of been “Thin Air” here is some of the popular culture references; https://www.de173.com/the-philadelphia-experiment-in-popular-culture/
  7. You know Al told a good and in some places well researched "Story" with lots of Technobabble and sprinkles of sci-fi shows mixed in, until it went too far into the craziness... but ultimately its all just a fabricated "Story." I had the pleasure of talking with one of Al Bielek’s close friends back in the 1990’s on several occasions. Shortly after his story started. He had lent Al his car to drive down to Preston University where he researched his story. His friend watched what he only could say was Al’s decent into madness, and truly feels Preston Nichols had a big hand in what happened to his dear friend. He is a very creditable source, with a professional job that demands a clear mind and high education. I will include some quotes once I go over some of the recorded conversations and make transcripts. Safe to say he truly feels he watched the genesis of the Montauk Project and Al’s alleged enrolment with the Philadelphia Experiment story form and evolve, feeling his friend had lost his mind in the process, over all a sad story. My thoughts on Al Bielek, Preston Nichols are mostly detailed here; https://www.de173.com/montauk-project-questioning-character/ … but some are also included in the Montauk Project Pages. To read all about the Montauk Project you can start here; https://www.de173.com/the-montauk-project/ Al Passed Away on Monday, October 10, 2011 at 6:30 AM in Guadalajara, Mexico. He never participated in the PX, He never witnessed the PX, He was no where near the PX test when it occurred. His story is simply that a story.
  8. Weather the Philadelphia Experiment happened or not is one thing, but there is no mistake on how it changed the lives of so many over nearly 75 years now. There is real stories of real people that were affected by this possible event in so many ways, and this is where a lot of the interest truly is. Beyond Carl Allen and a few others there is little. The whole Montauk Project and people involved craziness, is simply that. Weather a ship disappeared in 1943 or not, it sure did impact our popular culture and the future of many good people. My site (www.de173.com) gives all the facts as depressing as they may be at times as well as some interesting stores that make you wonder. As Mulder would say “I want to believe” but the facts of documented historical events from multiple ships, and quality of witnesses makes this hard at times. Lack of evidence is simply that, lack of evidence. Some may surface possibly one day. Something may have happened, all the right people were in the right place... Einstein was even employed by the navy at the time… but what really happened? We are all getting old and one thing is for sure this story will outlast us as it has so many others, and that in its self is pretty amazing.
  9. Thanks, World of Warships is a great game. Next time I'm on the USS Slater (The last Destroyer Escort Afloat on the USA in Albany, NY) I want to make some good promo pictures of World of Warships loaded up on screen in some key areas of the ship. I think it will turn out real cool. my site has next to no ads on it but WOW can be found at the bottom of my scrapbook https://www.de173.com/andrew/ page. The Philadelphia Experiment still holds a lot of interest for people and it was nice to see the piece on it.
  10. Great to see my website featured at the end of the news article, it provides some of the highest quality and quantity of images, articles, Most complete collection of the USS Eldridge’s Logs, original research, and timeline of events that can be found on the Internet on the Philadelphia Experiment of 1943. I have spent over 35 years digging through books, making phone calls, meeting and interviewing various people. I have walked the decks of the Eldridge’s Sister Ship to get a real idea of the scale of the experiment. I have held original letters from Carl Allen, and poured over government microfilms, and archives. I even had a offer to purchase the Eldridge. There is little doubt anyone has spent more time on the subject, and I love World of Warships so it was perfect to see this come up. The Philadelphia Experiment is now a 75 Year Old Legend. It's hard to believe 75 years have gone by and the interest is still there with 100's of visitors a day to my website. "To the best of Allen’s recollection, the disappearance of the DE-173 occurred between 17:05 and 17:20 hours on the 28th of October 1943." https://www.de173.com/a-matter-of-time/
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    Update 0.7.7 Bug Report

    Since Update, WOW will only use my GPU 0 / Intel, and not the GPU 1 (Nvida 1060) I have installed newest drivers, I have installed Dell Drivers.. I have set the game and all apps to use highend graphics.. nothing helps. Other games use the GPU 1 as normal (EVE-online, 7 Days 2 Die tested for example) I have a Dell Gaming Laptop with 16Gb ram, NVida 1060 Graphics with 6GB Dedicated Ram, i7-7700HQ @ 3.4Ghz. Is there any way to specify the GPU in a config file?
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    Did they not update the store or am I missing it?

    Did they not then come out with (think it was in a video) that they though adding all the premium ships to the store would be far to confusing of choices to new players or some such thing.. (Yawn.. yeh ok..)
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    19pt capt

    This was a good Podcast on how to get to 19 Points faster and such; https://www.warshiptactics.com/warship-tactics-podcast/2018/5/7/wtp-19-point-captains-051 most are tips already discussed here but its a good lessen.
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    30 planes shot down is too many for 2 days

    This is easy in a Gearing (2.4sec reload) I sometimes get over 250 hits.. or other fast shooter.. anytime I need like 250 ribbons I take out the Tirpitz and can rack that up easy with sec hits. But yah it can sound like a lot but there is a few ship options to make that easier.
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    Wargaming, where is shop update?

    What I dislike is how the ingame shop is NOT the same as Premium shop once logged in from the website. wish it functioned the same.. for example some 66% off 1 time offers are in the web store but not the in game store at the time I put this in as a support ticket. Since there has been the same ship sold in game higher then the webstore (and yes same currency) Just a FYI to always check both for deals.