By: L. Maksoud
The Philadelphia experiment was carried out by the US Navy at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard back in 1943. Supposedly, the US Navy destroyer escort USS Eldridge disappeared, only to appear once again a few seconds later.
Some say that the experiment was repeated a few months later. However, the equipment wasn’t properly calibrated, and instead of becoming invisible, the ship reappeared in Norfolk, Virginia, over 200 miles away.
It is no secret that the US government carries out black projects. Some of which led to "successes" such as the B-2 spirit and hydrogen bombs. But, Many still accuse the government of hiding the truth of its undisclosed locations, such as Area 51 which is said to be home to extraterrestrial-life based experiments.
In the mid-1950’s, a man named Carlos Allende sent a letter to UFO researcher Morris Jessup. In his letter Allende claimed he was aboard the SS Fureseth, a merchant ship bound to Algeria, and saw the USS Eldridge disappear. He also wrote that the government “was attempting to render an entire destroyer invisible to the naked eye”. He claimed that Einstein had solved the unified field theory and the American government was using it to develop weapons and advanced technologies. The theory included facts on electromagnetic radiation and gravity and their interrelated nature.
Carlos said that sailors aboard the ghost ship faced long-lasting side effects from the experiment. Nausea was one of the Smaller side-effects, but other more extreme effects included a sailor who simply vanished while in a bar a few hours after having disembarking from the ship. Another man also despaired and suddenly reappeared on the deck below while his hands reappeared under a metal structure. He was never seen again.
A few years later, Carl M. Allen, who claimed to have been on the ship during the experiment, said he was going to attempt to recall the event through a hypnosis section. However, he was dismissed by Jessup since he didn’t want to take in regard crazy theories, even as a UFO researcher.
In 1957, Jessup received a copy of his book, The case for the UFO, from the Office of Naval research in Washington DC. the envelop had been annotated by three main annotators, labelled by the ONR: Jemi, Mr. A and Mr. B. The annotators would refer to each other as “Gypsies”. They would often discuss two societies which were living in outer space, and would sometimes discuss the Philadelphia Experiment. An example would be Mr. B reassuring the others of the incognito project.
No one has accurately explained this conspiracy yet. Some say the ship had high speeds and managed to travel from Philadelphia to Virginia faster than other ships. But, it does not explain the claims regarding the flashing blue lights or the ship vanishing right before people’s eyes, neither does it connect with the disappearances of actual people. Some say that sailors were brainwashed by the government to say such things and remove the attention of conspiracy theorists to something they know didn’t happen.
Maybe these conspiracies are made to mask other things the government doesn’t want us to know. Have we been turning our focus to the wrong causes ?