Warship ‘disappeared’ in experiment that was beyond top secret
US sailors allegedly fused to a warship in top secret trials. The Philadelphia experiment has since become one of the most famous government experiments of all time.
The Philadelphia Experiment, also known as Project Rainbow, is one of the most talked about military urban legends of all time.
To this day, he continues to divide opinion between fact and fiction and has even been immortalized in a Hollywood movie.
The government experiment reportedly took place on October 28, 1943, and apparently saw the USS Eldridge, a Cannon-class destroyer escort, disappear.
It is claimed that the event was observed by a former merchant seaman named Carl M. Allen, who was on a nearby ship, Liberty.
The ship would also have transported material from one shipyard to another.
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The Philadelphia experiment has been classified by the government as a level beyond Top Secret.
According to conspiracy theorists, Albert Einstein, who worked for the US Navy during World War II, was drafted in to fight ship losses to German U-Boat submarines.
The Navy then allegedly used a version of Einstein’s Unified Field Theory to bend the light and leave the ship invisible, as it was encased in an electromagnetic fog.
The intention was to ensure that they could not be detected by the enemy.
Robert Goerman, author and researcher, said: “There [Carl M. Allen] says he saw the ship shrouded in a fiery green mist.
“He says he was able to insert his arm into the tremendous flow of this energy, and then the ship disappeared.”
The ship then apparently teleported momentarily to a shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia, before reappearing in Philadelphia.
If legend is to be believed, the experiment had horrific consequences, with the sailors becoming molecularly fused to the ship.
As the ship teleported away, the men went mad, some even catching fire.
Alfred Bielek, author of The Philadelphia Experiment and other Conspiracies, said, “The first thing they found was two sailors buried in the steel deck, either dying or nearly dead.”
Other sailors went missing or developed strange illnesses.
The Navy then reportedly put the experiment on the back burner, forcing everyone involved to sign an oath of confidentiality.
Not everyone believes the legend and skeptics say the events can be easily explained.
The reported green glow seen around the ship could have been what is known as St Elmo’s light.
This weather phenomenon occurs when the plasma creates a powerful energy field, giving off a bright glow.
As for the teleportation claims, interior channels connected Norfolk to Philadelphia for the duration of the experiment.
These canals allowed ships to travel between the two locations in just a few hours.
The Navy also conducted experiments to make ships “invisible”, however, they simply used this word to describe technology created to help ships navigate undetected by the enemy.
Germany used magnetic limpet mines capable of attaching themselves to the metal hull of ships as they approached them.
The technology being tested in Philadelphia would make ships “invisible” to the magnetic properties of mines.