So let’s look at the Philadelphia Experiment. While writing about Phil and Oscar Schneider I realized that perhaps not as many know about the Philadelphia Experiment. Now the government is saying the whole thing was a hoax, but many who participated, including Oscar Schneider have another story to tell.
It was under the umbrella of the Montauk projects. They were a series of secret projects conducted on Montauk, Long Island, New York, to develop psychological warfare techniques and exotic research including time travel. October 28, 1943, (some say August 1943) the US Navy conducted a test on the USS Eldridge, a cannon ready, destroyer escort in the Philadelphia Naval Yard. The nature of the test is mostly what is up for debate. The story is they experimented with radar invisibility, optical invisibility, teleportation and time travel…. Yep time travel….it was under a project called, ‘Project Rainbow’.
‘Project Rainbow’ was the name given to the project that was trying to reduce our ship’s radar visibility during WWII. It was really a precursor to the ‘stealth’ technology and radar invisible planes. (1) It reappeared in the late 1940’s when former director Dr. John Von Neumann wanted to understand what happened to the crew during the experiment.
There were actually 2 experiments:
The first one was the earlier around July or August and they attempted to wrap an electromagnetic ‘bottle’ around the USS Eldridge absorbing or deflecting radar waves. The bottle was created with two massive Tesla Coils which acted as generators, one forward and one aft. Other accounts say a series of magnetic generators called degaussers were used. When activated the field would divert radar waves away from the ship, basically rendering it invisible.
The second one on October 28, 1943 was the teleportation and small-scale time travel (the ship was sent a few seconds in the past) of the Eldridge from Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, to Norfolk, Virginia. (2)
One account I read said the Navy considered the test a complete success…It not only vanished in view of observers but instantly transported to Norfolk, hundreds of miles away. Then it vanished again to reappear in Philadelphia.
There were some gruesome consequences for sailors according to the same account:
This phasing effect had drastic effects on the crew members. During the experiment, crew members found they could walk through solid objects, and when the field was shut off, men were found embedded in the bulkheads, decks and railings of the ship. The results were gruesome enough that some men went mad. Afterwards, several crew members simply vanished. A few disappeared into thin air; one, eating dinner with his family, rose, walked through a wall and was never seen again. Some men entered into what was called the ‘Freeze’. This is where a man faded from view; unable to move, speak or otherwise affect his surroundings. Initially, the Freeze effect lasted only a few minutes to a few hours. Interestingly enough, invisible crewmen were still visible to other sailors who had survived the original experiment. After a while, the Freeze effect lasted for days or months, and became known as the ‘Deep Freeze’ (other terms include ‘Caught in the Flow’, ‘Caught in the Push’, ‘Get Stuck’, ‘Go Blank’, ‘Hell Incorporated’ or ‘Stuck in Molasses’). The Deep Freeze could drive a man insane in very short order, and was only able to be counteracted if other crewmen performed a ‘Laying on of Hands’ technique to give the victim strength and allow him to recover from his affliction. Unfortunately, two men burst into flames while Laying on of Hands, burning for 18 days despite all attempts to quench the fire. After seeing the horrific effects, the navy discontinued the experiment. (3)
There are other accounts that say there is no paper trail regarding the Philadelphia Experiment. It was supposedly the brain child of Albert Einstein who was working for the Navy at the time. It is called the ‘alleged’ project officially. However, Al Bielek was part of the Montauk projects and is still with us, the lone survivor of the Philadelphia Experiment. Interesting thing about Bielek, he worked in electronics and while being a contractor for the military, people around him reveled the truth about our involvement with extra-terrestrials and PSI ops (Psychic Operations) programs. (4)
- Project Rainbow, http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/montauk/rainbow/project_rainbow.htm
- What Really Happened During the Philadelphia Experiment? http://io9.gizmodo.com/5944616/what-really-happened-during-the-philadelphia-experiment
- The Philadelphia Experiment, http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/montauk/rainbow/philadelphia_experiment.htm
- Alfred Bielek; the Philadelphia Experiment and Montauk Survivor Accounts, http://www.bielek.com/ab_albielek.htm