The US military is notorious for conducting covert operations across the world. But that is not the only thing they are notorious for, they are also notorious for conducting covert military and technological experiments. It should really come as no surprise. They are, after all, one of the worlds best funded organizations with access to the best possible minds and best possible resources available to mankind. It would be no wonder if it gets revealed that they are doing researches far beyond anything that proper, main stream scientific community is working on.
One such experiment that gained a lot of attention was the Philadelphia Experiment. So what exactly is this Philadelphia Experiment? As with any conspiracy theories, there are lots of rumors and stories that are told. They all involve the USS Eldridge and teleportation. Yes, you heard it right.
So it is rumored that somewhere around July-August 1943, the US Navy conducted a set of experiments related to radar invisibility of ships so that they can move undetected by the enemy. It is alleged that as part of the experiments, attempts were made on visual invisibility, that is rendering the ship completely invisible. It is also rumored that the Navy managed to “teleport” the ship a short distance. The crew is said to have gone “completely bananas” after the experiment.
While the tale of the experiment is widely understood to be a hoax (there are no substantial details on the experiment from any valid sources), it still remains to be said that it is the best interest of the military to keep such experiments away from the prying eyes of public media. If anything, the Navy will be the first to promote the “hoaxness” of the experiments.
Reports talk about the ship having been in Philadelphia during the experiments, and its short time of becoming invisible. What adds to the mystery has been reports from Norfolk that the vessel was spotted by eye witnesses there, at the same time when it was invisible in Philadelphia, leading to talks about teleportation.
Perhaps, the experiments were too successful for the Navy’s liking. It is said that the remaining few crewmen who survived the experiments were relieved from duty for being “mentally unstable” and placed in lunatic asylums. It can be that a lid was put on such experiments pretty much how cloning of human beings has been banned in the international scientific community.
The whole idea is much far fetched and teleporting a multi-ton vessel, if successful would have definitely become known to the public. However even after decades, the rumors still persist. And what happened to the USS Eldridge? Well, it met an unceremonious end, with the decommissioned ship sold to a Grecian firm as scrap after five decades of service.