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U.S. Navy destroyer escort USS Eldridge

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Alpha Tester
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Ever hear of the Philadelphia Experiment? 



The Philadelphia experiment was done in 1943. The point was to make a ship, the U.S.S. Aldridge, invisible to sonar and radar. The problem came when the experiment worked. The ship not only became invisible to radar, but invisible to the naked eye as well. It was gone. Somehow it dematerialized, and with it went its crew of 181 sailors.

The ship dematerialized in Norfolk Harbor, VA. It materialized in Philadelphia Harbor a full 24 hours later, but there were problems. Out of a crew of 181, 21 survived most only to die a short time later, 40 were dead, and 120 never came back. 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.



The Philadelphia Experiment is an alleged military experiment that is said to have been carried out by the U.S. Navy at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard in PhiladelphiaPennsylvania some time around October 28, 1943. The U.S. Navy destroyer escort USS Eldridge (DE-173) was claimed to have been rendered invisible (or "cloaked") to enemy devices.

The story is widely believed to be a hoax. The U.S. Navy maintains that no such experiment was ever conducted, the details of the story contradict well-established facts about the USS Eldridge, and that the alleged claims do not conform to known physical laws.

The experiment was allegedly based on an aspect of the unified field theory, a term coined by Albert Einstein; the theory aims to describe — mathematically and physically — the interrelated nature of the forces that comprise electromagnetic radiation and gravity, in other words, uniting the fields of electromagnetism and gravity into a single field.

According to some accounts, unspecified "researchers" thought that some version of this field would enable using large electrical generators to bend light around an object via refraction, so that the object became completely invisible. The Navy regarded this of military value and, by the same accounts, it sponsored the experiment.


This story has always fascinated me, think it is true or a hoax?  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philadelphia_Experiment

There has been a few movies made based on this experiment as well,





This guy Al Bielek (Ed Cameron) claims to have been on the ship with his brother when it happened, and claims to have time traveled into the future, to the year of 2749...  ;P

Let me know what you think.... 

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Beta Testers
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There is a book written about this where Nikola Tesla had made the drawings, did the calculations and provided the generators used on the Eldridge before his death.


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I would say fake since we still don't really understand gravity even today and even the Wikipedia article that you linked mentions that gravity is not yet part of the Unified Theory.

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Alpha Tester
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The whole story is probably a hoax. While some could scream government cover up, there are simply too many inconsistencies with the story to be given any real merit.  

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