We all know that many experiments took place during WWII. The atomic bomb is a prime example. The German army had experiments as well. It was a race to better technology, to better ourselves and to win the war. There is no doubt that the second world war brought about some changes, both frightening and helpful. Nuclear power and jet engines both became available during that time, just to name a few.

But were there other experiments? Possibly others that could be classified as ‘Top Secret’ for quite some time? If so then the Philadelphia Experiment would be one of those projects.

The Philadelphia Experiment allegedly took place aboard the USS Eldridge in 1943. The goal – to render the ship invisible to radar and vision (bend light). It was all based on Eistein’s incomplete ‘Unified Field Theory for Gravitation and Electricity’. The results, according to legend, were both incredible and horrible.

Witnesses claim that the ship turned invisible – and teleported many miles away and back – all within a few minutes. During this time the crew continued to phase in and out of visibility, some of them rematerializing within the ships structure. Some crew members just went insane.

Could this have truly taken place? Skeptics have all of the logical answers, and they make sense. If you can make a ship invisible then why didn’t they continue with the experiments? Why was the badly needed naval vessel being used for testing, when it was listed as being on a mission elsewhere?

Others will tell you that the military will do anything to cover up such a story (which I have no doubt). Let’s face it – war is in no way rational, and in the case of this war many ‘unique’ decisions were made. Could this be one of those decisions?

Department of Naval Research
Carlos Allende
Joe Turner’s Story
Philadelphia Experiment from A to Z
USS Eldridge (DE-173)