The "Philadelphia Experiment"
Philadelphia Experiment - Philadelphia Harbor - August 1943
My first contact with the Philadelphia and Montauk Experiments in
1989 when a UFO researcher named Bill Knell sent me a video tape. He
asked me if I would review the tape and tell him if I felt the
information was valid. He seemed to feel that if the information was
true - it could alter the course of history.
The tape was an interview made in someone's home in Long Island.
Three men were seat in front of a white sheet or white wall and were
talking about something called the Montauk Experiment. The first
person I saw was a man named Preston Nichols.
When I saw Preston Nichols - my soul shuttered and my entire body
went into fear mode. I couldn't believe my soul reaction - as I am
rarely a fearful person and I had never seen this man before. I had
to stop the tape as I wondered why I had such a violent reaction to
him and what he was saying.
A few minutes later I returned to watch the video and listen to
the information about time travel experiments - etc. All of this
triggered past life memories I had since my childhood. I have always
seen myself as a male physicist during WW II Germany - working in an
underground lab with noted scientists of the day - on the time
travel experiments. Since age five I have always stated that I was
here to do something connected to time travel and the Great Pyramid.
Something about seeing this man and hearing his words were
triggering soul memories that would process in the weeks and months
In the course of that time - I would meet with others who had
shared memories of working in the labs with me - the experiments we
did there - before and during the war - and what we are doing now in
this time line. I would also meet and work with the key players in
the Philadelphia and Montauk Experiments - which somehow link with
me - yet we all have different agendas.
From 1991 - 1993 I hosted the television talk show 'The
Metaphysical Experience' in New York City. Among my guests were
Duncan Cameron, and Al Bialek - all of whom claim to be part of
the Philadelphia and Montauk Experiments. Preston and Duncan also
came to my home to teach class and share stories with my students
about time travel.
Notes on the Philadelphia Experiment
The Philadelphia Experiment, otherwise known as Project Rainbow,
has been a subject of long controversy and debate. It was an attempt
by the Navy to create a ship that could not be detected by magnetic
mines and-or radar.
There was also talk of invisibility projects and mind control
experiments. The truth behind this project will never be known to
the public. It is just one those triggers that we encounter that
propels into awareness as who we are on a soul level.
However, results of these experiments became far different and
much more dangerous than the Navy ever expected. Although the story
itself seems too bizarre to be true, far too many coincidences have
occurred for it to not be based upon some small iota of truth. The
technical data that has also been presented upon the subject hold
far too much credence to be ignored. Many of the stories associated
with this infamous experiment are wild: whispers of men 'freezing'
in time for months, rumors of men traveling through time, and horror
stories of men becoming stuck in bulkheads or even the floor of the
ship itself. (In the movie of the same name - the visual of the men
being part above the deck - and part buried in the deck - is
amazing. This sort of things has been done on 'X-Files' as well when
they did a storyline about temporal anomalies.
In the 1930's Nikola Tesla got involved with a group with was
experimenting with moving through the Time/Space continuum. In the
early 1930's, the University of Chicago investigated the possibility
of invisibility through the use of electricity.
In 1939 this project was moved to Princeton's Institute of
Advanced Studies - this is not far from Philadelphia. There they
were able to make small objects invisible. They presented this
technology to the government. The military, because we were at war
wanted to pursue it in their direction.
Tesla had come to the same conclusion that Einstein did that this
technology if developed would not be used for the benefit of
In 1943 the government conducted a test using domestic animals on
a ship. The ship that was eventually used for the experiment, the
USS Eldridge, was commissioned at the New York Navy Yard on August
27,1943 (Department of the Navy). The animals were placed in metal
cages on the USS Eldridge. The ship became invisible but when it
materialized many of the animals were missing on had radiation and
other burn marks on them. Humans were not to be tested.
Yet on August 12, 1943 the USS Eldridge with a full crew aboard
reportedly underwent the Philadelphia Experiment. The men did not
know what was to happen. The generators were fired up. The switches
were thrown. The ship disappeared and all seemed well.
However, others claim that the experiment took place on October
28, 1943. Substantial evidence points to the October date as being
more accurate. The Navy has released the Eldridge's deck log and war
diary and at no time was the Eldridge in Philadelphia. However, the
records could have easily been changed.
The Eldridge's war diary reads as such: The Eldridge remained in
New York and the Long Island Sound until September 16, when it left
for Bermuda. From September 18 to October 15, it underwent training
and sea trials. On October 18, it left in a convoy for New York and
remained there until November 1. From November 1 to the 2, it went
on a convoy to Norfolk and on November 3 left in a convoy for
Casablanca. The Eldridge arrived in Casablanca on November 22 and
stayed there until November 29, when it left for New York again in
another convoy. The Eldridge arrived in New York on December 17.
From December 17 to December 31, it traveled to Norfolk with four
other ships (Department of the Navy). Although this is not the
entire war log, it is the log of the ship during the suspected time
the experiment took place (October 28, as mentioned above).
It would seem that the Navy never did experiments on the Eldridge
at any time, but the government has been known to cover up because
of national security before. An example of such a situation would be
the Manhattan project. This secret project was the building of the
atomic bomb and no word was ever said about it until it was obvious
that we had an atomic bomb.
The Navy, in a search for a plausible answer, has suggested that
perhaps the Philadelphia Experiment was confused with experiments
done attempting invisibility to magnetic mines. This was a process
known as degaussing.
But the ship was gone from the harbor for about 4 hours, not just
a few minutes. Legend has it that the ship was transported through
space and time. It arced through Space/Time.
Four hours later it returned to its original place. There was a
greenish haze on deck. Some of the sailors were on fire. Some seemed
insane. All were sick. Some had heart attacks. Some were dead. Some
were part of the super structure of the ship, buried in the deck or
walls of the ship. Some reports said that men just seemed to
disappear and were never seen again.
But where had the ship gone for 4 hours? Some witnesses placed it
in Norfolk Harbor. Others say it voyaged 40 years into the future
and wound up at Montauk, New York.
The Navy denied everything and said the men were lost at sea.
Perhaps one day the truth will be known.
The Montauk Experiment purported links several of these sailors
to Montauk, New York with a time loop to 1983.
The Navy performed another experiment on the USS Timmerman's
generating plant in the 1950's. The experiment tried to obtain 1,000
Hz instead of the standard 400 Hz from the generator (Department of
the Navy). It resulted in light discharges. These light discharges
may have been witnessed by Carlos Miguel Allende and caused him to
start writing letters to prominent men in the scientific community.
The Navy believes that Allende mistook the experiment on the
Timmerman for the Philadelphia Experiment.
Carlos Miguel Allende, also known as Carl Allen, was an odd man.
He was born on May 31, 1925 in a small town outside of Pennsylvania.
On July 14, 1942, Allende joined the Marine Corps and was discharged
on May 21, 1943 (Taken from the book titled The Philadelphia
Experiment, pg 99). He then joined the Merchant Marine and was
assigned to the SS Andrew Furuseth. It was upon this ship that he
claimed to see the Eldridge in action.
Allende's story was bizarre; he stated that he had witnessed the
Eldridge being transported instantaneously to Norfolk from
Philadelphia and back again in a matter of minutes. Upon researching
the matter further, he learned of extremely odd occurrences
associated with the project and wrote a basic summation of his newly
learned knowledge in a letter to Dr. Morris K. Jessup. Dr. Jessup
was an astronomer and Allende had been in the audience of one of Dr.
Jessup's lectures. Apparently having some respect for the man, he
decided to entrust Dr. Jessup with his knowledge. The letters were
written oddly: with capitalization, punctuation, and underlines
located in various places.
The letters were also written in several colors. In his letters,
Allende revealed horrifying details of the Philadelphia Experiment
to Dr. Jessup. Because Dr. Jessup was something of a believer in odd
phenomenon he did not entirely dismiss the ideas presented to him.
He wrote back to Allende and requested new information. The return
address upon the letter never existed according to the mail service,
yet Allende still received Dr. Jessup's reply. Allende responded
with more detailed letters but the correspondence eventually
discontinued because Dr. Jessup dismissed it as a hoax.
During the time of Dr. Jessup's and Allende's correspondence, Dr.
Jessup had just recently published his book titled The Case for
UFO's. After Allende had written to Dr. Jessup, this book was sent
to the Navy and had hand-written notes inside the book. The notes
were in the same writing as in the letters sent to Dr. Jessup and
eventually Dr. Jessup was asked by the Navy to view the notes.
Dr. Jessup recognized the writing immediately, but he was
somewhat astonished, as he had concluded earlier that it was merely
a hoax to trick him. The notes in the book were more detailed than
in the letters and were highly insightful, so Dr. Jessup eventually
believed them and researched the matter. Unfortunately, Dr. Jessup
could not find any new leads. Only one tantalizing clue had shown
Two crewmen had been walking in a park when a haggard looking man
approached them. The man told them a fantastic story about an
experiment done in which most of the crew died or suffered terrible
side effects. He said that the government then claimed the entire
crew was insane so that when they came forward, they would merely be
dismissed as a group of crazy people who had merely concocted some
fantastic story. After the conversation, one crew member was
convinced while the other was not. Eventually, the member that had
been convinced contacted Dr. Jessup and told him the story. Although
this was a substantial lead, Dr. Jessup was not getting very far and
he found that his reputation in the scientific community was
worsening. Faced with overwhelming odds, Dr. Jessup eventually
committed suicide on April 20, 1959, believing "another existence of
universe being better than this miserable world." (The Philadelphia
Experiment, 79). Some believe that his suicide was actually an
assassination by government agencies to keep the experiment quiet.
Unfortunately for Dr. Jessup, a major clue in the puzzle turned
up shortly after his death. This clue was a man by the name of
Alfred D. Bielek.
Bielek's story is even more bizarre than Allende's. He claims
that he was transported in time to the future and that here in the
future he was brainwashed by the Navy. This brainwashing led him to
believe that his name was Alfred Bielek, rather than his true name,
Edward Cameron. Upon discovering his true identity, he tracked down
his brother who had also participated in the experiment. Bielek
claims that his brother time traveled to 1983 and lost his
'time-lock'. As a result, his brother aged one year every hour and
eventually died. Bielek then claims that his brother was reborn.
Needless to say, only a small group of people believe Bielek and
nearly everyone thinks that his stories are based on some truth, but
he's exaggerating the truth for personal reasons. This popular
opinion seems to be reinforced when Bielek starts remembering things
only after having seen the movie "The Philadelphia Experiment".
Bielek has a Ph.D. in Physics, so he does have some technical
experience. He is also a retired electrical engineer with thirty
years of experience. Because of his obvious intelligence and skill,
he cannot be discounted entirely. Bielek stated that the technology
used in the Philadelphia Experiment was given to us by aliens.
However, the germanium transistor, which was what Bielek said had
been used, was invented by Thomas Henry Moray.
Bielek also stated that Dr. Albert Einstein, Dr. John von
Neumann, and Dr. Nikola Tesla were involved in the project. Some
controversy has arisen as to the participation of Tesla because he
died in New York city on January 7, 1943, which was only a two month
period of time after the project took place. Einstein, on the other
hand, suggested such a project as this to the Navy on several
occasions. Because of this, he was probably involved in the project.
As for von Neumann, there is no evidence to refute or promote his
active participation in the matter. There is evidence that supports
the fact that he later continued on the experiment at a different
The principle that lay behind the Philadelphia Experiment was the
Unified Field Theory. This theory states that gravity and magnetism
are connected, just as mass and energy are connected through the
formula E=mc2. Einstein never solved the Unified Field Theory, but
the very nature of the Philadelphia Experiment suggests otherwise.
It is probably that this theory has become a government secret
because it is capable of doing many things, possibly even space
travel without the assistance of rockets.
In a search for actual technical data on the experiment, not much
information can be found that isn't tainted with doubt and
speculation. The basic design has two large Tesla coils
(electromagnets) placed on each hull of the ship. The coils are
turned on in a special sequence and their magnetic force is so
powerful that they warp gravity itself. Bielek also says that on
August 12 every twenty years, the magnetic field of the Earth
reaches a peak and allows the synchronization between the Tesla
coils. The oscillator which Bielek claims to have run the coils in a
special pattern looks more like an Army field kitchen refrigeration
unit than anything else. Many believe that's exactly what it is and
Bielek's story is just a hoax. Bielek gave it a technical name
however: the "Zero Time Reference Generator". The oscillators would
synchronize with the adjustable phase angle and created a scaler
type wave (Anderson). Several scientists today have attacked
Bielek's testimony on this, as they believe a vector wave would have
been more efficient and probable. Bielek also does not make clear if
the power used is AC or DC, pulsed or rotating, and what the
Microwave and Radar frequencies are. In other words, Bielek provides
almost no accurate technical information that can be used.
Rick Anderson however, may be able to shed some light upon the
subject. He states that four RF transmitters were phased to produce
a rotating field. This field was pulsed at a 10% duty cycle. Instead
of two coils, he says that four coils would have been set upon the
deck of the ship and would be run by two generators that were pulsed
in a counter-clockwise motion. Anderson states that the Tesla coils
use a total of 7,500 feet, or 1.42 miles of #16 magnet wire. Because
of this enormous quantity, no one has privately undertaken the
experiment; the wire would be too expensive and also must to be
wound in a special way (Anderson). Other scientists believe that
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and the science of the Philadelphia
Experiment are connected.
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance is also known as Magnetic Resonance
Imaging, or MRI. Yet another scientist named Alexander S. Fraser
believes that everyone is wrong about the electromagnetic qualities
of the experiment. He believes that it was never done with
electromagnetism, but with thermal fields. This thermal field could
have caused the optical mirage effect which several witnesses
reported. Fraser says that Allende had spoken of a 'scorch' field,
fire, and optical wavering, all of which are products of a thermal
field. As for the part about the Eldridge disappearing in front of
their very eyes, certain weather conditions have been known in the
ocean to cause islands to disappear as well. These weather
conditions were taking place the day of the experiment. Yet another
scientist believes that sonic and ultrasonic waves were used.
The sonic waves could have been used to create an 'air blanket'
around the ship, which is consistent with reports. There were many
experiments done in the 1940's with high power ultrasonic waves,
which indicates a high probability of the Philadelphia Experiment
being one of them. Strong sonic fields are known for having bad side
effects upon humans, which is also consistent with reports. The
green haze which was presumably around the ship was caused by
"exciting the surrounding sea water with powerful ultrasonics - 'sonoluminescense'
and related phenomena." (Anderson) The ultrasonic field would have
caused the crew to pass out and make the journey from Philadelphia
to Norfolk seem to last only a couple minutes. Needless to say, the
technicalities of the Philadelphia Experiment are a matter of hot
debate among scientists and no one seems to be able to provide any
solid evidence. As Rick Anderson aptly puts it: "An electronics
person knows that, without a DETAILED, comprehensive THEORY behind
bench set-up, he is not going to know how to set up voltages and
currents, power levels, frequencies, wave forms, pulse widths or
duty cycles. If there's a chance a circuit won't work, Murphy's Law
dictates that it WON'T more often than not."
If the technicalities of the experiment are vague and a matter of
controversy, the results of the experiment are just as foggy. One
fact which everyone seem to agree on is that a field was extended
many yards, up to perhaps one hundred, outside of the ship and into
the water (Anonymous). Everything inside of this sphere was vague in
form and the only visible shape was the hull of the Eldridge in the
water. This field seemed to have a greenish color and was misty.
Another fact everyone agrees was that the Eldridge did not function
properly after the experiment and became a source of trouble.
The last item everyone believes is that terrible side effects
were manifested upon the crew members. However, when one delves
deeper into that particular subject, no one agrees on what the
specific details are. Some witnesses, Allende and Bielek in
particular, state that matter itself was changed and that men were
able to walk through physical objects. When the field was shut off,
some crew members were found stuck in bulkheads, others in the
floor. Some were found with the railings of the ship stuck through
their bodies. It was a horrendous sight. The sailors supposedly went
crazy after this and raided a bar.
They told the bar maid their story and completely terrified her.
According to Allende, a newspaper article was written upon the raid,
but no specific date was named, so the article cannot be found. Most
crew members went insane, but a few retained their sanity, only to
be thrust into worse situations. One man sat down to dinner with his
wife and child, but then got up from the table, walked through the
wall, and was never seen again. Two others simply disappeared into
thin air and were also never seen again. Another crew member
vanished in the middle of a fight, much to his opponent's
astonishment. All three incidents had several witnesses.
Yet the worse side effects were when men got 'stuck'. Getting
stuck consisted of becoming invisible and being unable to move,
speak, or interact with other people for a period of time. This was
told of by Allende in his letters to Dr. Jessup. Getting stuck by
the crew members was known as "Hell Incorporated". (The Philadelphia
Experiment, 42). It was also known as the Freeze. A common freeze
would last minutes to hours and was damaging psychologically, but
did not cause madness. A man would only come out of the Freeze if
other crew members laid their hands upon him to give him strength.
Unfortunately, in one instance of the "Laying of Hands," two men who
attempted to lay hands upon the man burst into flames and burned for
eighteen days (The Philadelphia Experiment, 44). The fires could not
be stopped, despite multiple attempts to quench the flames. Needless
to say, the Laying of Hands was discontinued from that point on.
Then, men started going into the Deep Freeze, when a man would be
frozen for several days to several months.
During this time, the man is completely aware of others and their
actions but was unable to communicate to them or interact with them.
Men in the Deep Freeze can only be seen by other crew members. It
only takes two days for a man to go completely crazy in the Deep
Freeze. The first deep freeze took six months and five million
dollars worth of research and equipment to correct (The Philadelphia
The man who was stuck for six went completely insane by the time
he got out. Carlos Allende wrote: "Usually a A Deep Freeze Man goes
Mad, Stark raving, Gibbering, Running MAD, if His freeze is far More
than a Day in our time." (The Philadelphia Experiment, 42) Rick
Anderson uncovered research that states this disappearance or
freezing of people is the Zeeman Effect. "Zeemanising - the Zeeman
Effect is defined as spreading out of the spectral lines of atoms
under the influence of a strong magnetic field." (Anderson) The few
remaining sailors have a high PSI factor which is intensified by
fear or hypnosis. Unfortunately, they have all been discharged from
the Navy as mentally unfit.
The Philadelphia Experiment has become a saga of strange
occurrences and peculiar coincidences. It should be noted that
Allende firmly believes the Navy was completely unaware of the side
effects the Philadelphia Experiment would produce on the crew
members. Allende is also quoted as saying: "I believe that further
experiments would naturally have produced controlled transport of
great tonnages at ultra-fast speeds to a desired point the instant
it is desired. "(Allende). A full report of the Experiment was given
to Congress and the members were so horrified that they disbanded
the project immediately. However, research continued at the Montauk
Project, a.k.a. the Phoenix Project, which was headed by Dr. John
von Neumann, who also directed the Philadelphia Experiment. The
Montauk Project centered mostly on how the mind reacts to
interdimensional travel. It took place at the Brookhaven National
Laboratories. Von Neumann attempted to link computers with minds and
was apparently successful beyond his wildest dreams. Using this
computer-human link, Von Neumann could affect others minds and was
eventually able to open a time vortex back to 1943 to the
Philadelphia Experiment. He even made claims that the mind could
created matter at any point in time. He also claimed to have sent a
man named Preston B. Nichols through two times lines, a fact which
was actually confirmed by Duncan Cameron in 1985 (Montauk). Cameron
was trained by the National Security Agency, so his testimony is
valid. Many people believe that the Montauk Project is continuing to
this day, although much of the information available about it is
This entire scenario is filled with questions that will never be
answered as the people involved have their own version on the
My soul is linked to WW II Germany - an escape from an
underground lab after stealing papers with mathematical formulas
about time travel - fleeing by ship to Philadelphia and working with
others in a lab - hiding the papers in a canister in Philadelphia -
then dying in the lab when it blew up.
The Eldridge Today - Some reports say that the ship was
dismantled. Others report say ot was taken to Greece and renamed the
Leon. A man named George N. Pantoulas maintains that the was given
as military aid from US to Greece sometime between the late 40's and
early 50's where it served in the Greek navy until 1990 and is sea
worthy today. It is purported located in the Suda Bay Naval Station
in Crete. George says he has visited the ship. He has seen strange
wires that go nowhere. He says that men who serve on the ship feel
strange energies and have strange illusions.
Official Comments from the
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY -- NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER
Over the years, the Navy has received innumerable queries about
the so-called "Philadelphia Experiment" or "Project" and the alleged
role of the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in it. The majority of
these inquiries are directed to the Office of Naval Research or to
the Fourth Naval District in Philadelphia. The frequency of these
queries predictably intensifies each time the experiment is
mentioned by the popular press, often in a science fiction book.
The genesis of the Philadelphia Experiment myth dates back to
1955 with the publication of The Case for UFO's by the late
Morris K. Jessup.
Some time after the publication of the book, Jessup received
correspondence from a Carlos Miquel Allende, who gave his address as
R.D. #1, Box 223, New Kensington, Pa. In his correspondence, Allende
commented on Jessup's book and gave details of an alleged secret
naval experiment conducted by the Navy in Philadelphia in 1943.
During the experiment, according to Allende, a ship was rendered
invisible and teleported to and from Norfolk in a few minutes, with
some terrible after-effects for crew members. Supposedly, this
incredible feat was accomplished by applying Einstein's "unified
field" theory. Allende claimed that he had witnessed the experiment
from another ship and that the incident was reported in a
Philadelphia newspaper. The identity of the newspaper has never been
established. Similarly, the identity of Allende is unknown, and no
information exists on his present address.
In 1956 a copy of Jessup's book was mailed anonymously to ONR.
The pages of the book were interspersed with hand-written comments
which alleged a knowledge of UFO's, their means of motion, the
culture and ethos of the beings occupying these UFO's, described in
pseudo-scientific and incoherent terms.
Two officers, then assigned to ONR, took a personal interest in
the book and showed it to Jessup. Jessup concluded that the writer
of those comments on his book was the same person who had written
him about the Philadelphia Experiment. These two officers personally
had the book retyped and arranged for the reprint, in typewritten
form, of 25 copies. The officers and their personal belongings have
left ONR many years ago, and ONR does not have a file copy of the
Personnel at the Fourth Naval District believe that the
questions surrounding the so-called "Philadelphia Experiment" arise
from quite routine research which occurred during World War II at
the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. Until recently, it was believed
that the foundation for the apocryphal stories arose from degaussing
experiments which have the effect of making a ship undetectable or
"invisible" to magnetic mines. Another likely genesis of the bizarre
stories about levitation, teleportation and effects on human crew
members might be attributed to experiments with the generating plant
of a destroyer, the USS Timmerman. In the 1950's this ship
was part of an experiment to test the effects of a small,
high-frequency generator providing l,000 hz instead of the standard
400hz. The higher frequency generator produced corona discharges,
and other well known phenomena associated with high frequency
generators. None of the crew suffered effects from the experiment.
ONR has never conducted any investigations on invisibility,
either in 1943 or at any other time (ONR was established in 1946.)
In view of present scientific knowledge, ONR scientists do not
believe that such an experiment could be possible except in the
realm of science fiction.
08 September 1996
Allegedly, in the fall of 1943 a U.S. Navy destroyer was made
invisible and teleported from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to
Norfolk, Virginia, in an incident known as the Philadelphia
Experiment. Records in the Operational Archives Branch of the Naval
Historical Center have been repeatedly searched, but no documents
have been located which confirm the event, or any interest by the
Navy in attempting such an achievement.
The ship involved in the experiment was supposedly the USS
Eldridge. Operational Archives has reviewed the deck log and war
diary from Eldridge's commissioning on 27 August 1943 at the New
York Navy Yard through December 1943. The following description of
Eldridge's activities are summarized from the ship's war diary.
After commissioning, Eldridge remained in New York and in the Long
Island Sound until 16 September when it sailed to Bermuda. From 18
September, the ship was in the vicinity of Bermuda undergoing
training and sea trials until 15 October when Eldridge left in a
convoy for New York where the convoy entered on 18 October. Eldridge
remained in New York harbor until 1 November when it was part of the
escort for Convoy UGS-23 (New York Section). On 2 November the
convoy entered Naval Operating Base, Norfolk. On 3 November,
Eldridge and Convoy UGS-23 left for Casablanca where it arrived on
22 November. On 29 November, Eldridge left as one of escorts for
Convoy GUS-22 and arrived with the convoy on 17 December at New York
harbor. Eldridge remained in New York on availability training and
in Block Island Sound until 31 December when it steamed to Norfolk
with four other ships. During this time frame, Eldridge was never in
Eldridge's complete World War II action report and war diary
coverage, including the remarks section of the 1943 deck log, is
available on microfilm, NRS-1978-26. The cost of a duplicate film is
indicated on the fee schedule. To order a duplicate film, please
complete the duplication order form and send a check or money order
for the correct amount as indicated on the NHC fee schedule, made
payable to the Department of the Navy, to the Operational Archives,
at the above address.
Supposedly, the crew of the civilian merchant ship SS Andrew
Furuseth observed the arrival via teleportation of the Eldridge into
the Norfolk area. Andrew Furuseth's movement report cards are in the
Tenth Fleet records in the custody of the Modern Military Branch,
National Archives and Records Admnistration, (8601 Adelphi Road,
College Park, MD 20740-6001), which also has custody of the action
reports, war diaries and deck logs of all World War II Navy ships,
including Eldridge. The movement report cards list the merchant
ship's ports of call, the dates of the visit, and convoy
designation, if any. The movement report card shows that Andrew
Furuseth left Norfolk with Convoy UGS-15 on 16 August 1943 and
arrived at Casablanca on 2 September. The ship left Casablanca on 19
September and arrived off Cape Henry on 4 October. Andrew Furuseth
left Norfolk with Convoy UGS-22 on 25 October and arrived at Oran on
12 November. The ship remained in the Mediterranean until it
returned with Convoy GUS-25 to Hampton Roads on 17 January 1944. The
Archives has a letter from Lieutenant Junior Grade William S. Dodge,
USNR, (Ret.), the Master of Andrew Furuseth in 1943, categorically
denying that he or his crew observed any unusual event while in
Norfolk. Eldridge and Andrew Furuseth were not even in Norfolk at
the same time.
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has stated that the use of
force fields to make a ship and her crew invisible does not conform
to known physical laws. ONR also claims that Dr. Albert Einstein's
Unified Field Theory was never completed. During 1943-1944, Einstein
was a part-time consultant with the Navy's Bureau of Ordnance,
undertaking theoretical research on explosives and explosions. There
is no indication that Einstein was involved in research relevant to
invisibility or to teleportation. ONR's information sheet on the
Philadelphia Experiment is attached.
The Philadelphia Experiment has also been called "Project Rainbow."
A comprehensive search of the Archives has failed to identify
records of a Project Rainbow relating to teleportation or making a
ship disappear. In the 1940s, the code name RAINBOW was used to
refer to the Rome-Berlin-Tokyo Axis. The RAINBOW plans were the war
plans to defeat Italy, Germany and Japan. RAINBOW V, the plan in
effect on 7 December 1941 when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, was the
plan the U.S. used to fight the Axis powers.
Some researchers have erroneously concluded that degaussing has a
connection with making an object invisible. Degaussing is a process
in which a system of electrical cables are installed around the
circumference of ship's hull, running from bow to stern on both
sides. A measured electrical current is passed through these cables
to cancel out the ship's magnetic field. Degaussing equipment was
installed in the hull of Navy ships and could be turned on whenever
the ship was in waters that might contain magnetic mines, usually
shallow waters in combat areas. It could be said that degaussing,
correctly done, makes a ship "invisible" to the sensors of magnetic
mines, but the ship remains visible to the human eye, radar, and
underwater listening devices.
After many years of searching, the staff of the Operational
Archives and independent researchers have not located any official
documents that support the assertion that an invisibility or
teleportation experiment involving a Navy ship occurred at
Philadelphia or any other location.
28 November 2000
of Naval Research (ONR) fact sheet
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High-Spin Monatomic Research
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