View Full Version : The Philadelphia Experiment

10-02-2006, 07:34 AM
What do yall think of this?

The experiment was conducted by one Dr. Franklin Reno (or Rinehart) as a military application of Albert Einstein (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein)’s unified field theory (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_field_theory), or “generalized theory of gravitation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generalized_theory_of_gravitation).” The theory, briefly, postulates the interrelated nature of the forces that comprise electromagnetic radiation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_radiation) and gravity (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravity). Through a special application of the theory, it was thought to be possible, with specialized equipment and enough energy, to bend light around an object, rendering it essentially invisible (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invisibility). The Navy considered this application to be of obvious value in wartime (as the United States (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States) was engaged in World War II (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II) at the time) and approved and sponsored the experiment. A Navy destroyer escort (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Destroyer_escort), the USS Eldridge (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Eldridge_%28DE-173%29), was fitted with the required generator equipment at the Naval Yards in Philadelphia.
Testing began in the summer of 1943, and was initially successful to a limited degree. One test, on July 22 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/July_22), 1943 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1943), resulted in the Eldridge being rendered almost completely invisible, with some eyewitnesses reporting a “greenish fog”; however, crew members complained of serious nausea (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nausea) afterwards. At that point, the experiment was altered by the request of the Navy, with the new goal being invisible to radar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radar) only.
Equipment was not recalibrated, and the experiment was performed again on October 28. This time, Eldridge not only became almost entirely invisible to the naked eye, but actually vanished from the area entirely in a flash of blue light. Concurrent with this phenomenon, the U.S. naval base at Norfolk, Virginia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norfolk%2C_Virginia), just over 600 km (375 miles) away, reported sighting the Eldridge offshore for several minutes, whereupon the Eldridge vanished again and reappeared in Philadelphia, at the site it had originally occupied: a supposed case of accidental teleportation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teleportation).
The physiological effects on the crew were profound. Almost all of the crew were violently ill. Some suffered from mental illness (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mental_illness) because of the experience; behavior conforming to schizophrenia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schizophrenia) is described in some accounts. Still other members were missing—supposedly “vanished”—and allegedly five of the crew were actually fused to the metal bulkhead or deck of the ship. Horrified, Navy officials immediately cancelled the experiment. All of the surviving crew involved were discharged; in some accounts, brainwashing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_control) was used to make some crew members forget about the details of their experience.

10-02-2006, 11:29 AM
i heard about that
sounds crazy

10-02-2006, 01:07 PM
Sound like some bullshit, but if it did happen......I need to get my hands on some stealth camo-

the silencer
10-02-2006, 01:38 PM
if that is true (which i can definitely see it being) that is fuckin CRAZY

10-03-2006, 06:47 PM
there's still debate to the validity of this, but in my opinion you shouldn't fuck with teleportation or whatever, the human body wasn't meant to go through the things Sci-fi has made us want it to.