The Philadelphia Experiment

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The Philadelphia Experiment (the Invisible Ship Experiment) by Alex Saunders
for Search Magazine

During the Second World War, all participant countries were looking for a way
to end hostilities quickly, no matter how fantastic the manner.

If some unorthodox or revolutionary invention could do the trick, all the
better, as long as the war terminated triumphantly for them.

The U.S. Navy, for one, seemed obsessed with the idea of the perfect
camouflage – the ultimate secret weapon – INVISIBILITY. If only one of their
warships could be made invisible, think of the havoc it could cause the enemy.
Havoc that could conceivably bring the bitter and long-enduring war to an end.

On October 28, 1943, an experiment was conducted at the Philadelphia Navy
Yard. This event, appropriately enough, became known as “The Philadelphia

A Navy escort destroyer named the DE 173 (better known as the U.S.S.Eldridge),
with hundreds of tons of electronic equipment aboard, lay in its dock.
Scientists on shore started the experiment which involved Dr. Albert Einstein’s
“Unified Field Theory”, a completed version appearing in the period
1925-27. “Withdrawn” as incomplete, the revised theory returned in
1940. The result of the experiment was brain-rattling!

The ship faded rapidly from sight in a foggy, green mist – and COMPLETELY
VANISHED! Speechless amazement struck the wide-eyed scientists ashore. Then,
after a few minutes (another account makes that “seconds”), the ship
reappeared where it had formerly been, to its Philadelphia dock, and regained
its visibility! But that was not all. Something equally stunning was discovered
to have happened during its vanishment.

During that period of a few minutes (or seconds) the ship had shown up at its
other Norfolk Navy Yard dock in Virginia! So, not only had it successfully
become invisible, but it had also been TELEPORTED!

With the ship’s disappearance, so had everything aboard disappeared.
EVERYTHING! The many hundreds of tons of scientific equipment, furniture, food,


More than half of them went insane due to the effects of pulsating energy
fields and were quietly confined to mental institutions. Our report has it that
“they were kept at Bethesda Naval Hospital out of communication with
everybody for the duration of the war.”

Then there were those who, discharged as mentally unfit for further service,
were pensioned off and sworn to secrecy. Several died. Others recovered, but at
what a price!

Never were they to regain their former normalcy. True, the invisibility
experiment for the Navy ship was a total success, but to the men aboard, severe
after-effects both physical and mental made it a real disaster.

Some saw double, became invisible, laughed and staggered drunkenly, fainted,
caught on fire to burn for days on end, walked through solid walls, disappeared
temporarily and permanently, and worse.

Worse a thousandfold because they could either “Go Blank” or
“Get Stuck”. The former, a not-too-unpleasant after effect due to
being too long inside the force-field, caused invisibility. To “Get
Stuck” was a side effect that kept the unfortunate from moving on his own
volition, a truly Hell-on-Earth experience.

He would remain transfixed unless two or more of the others within the fields
quickly touched him. If not, he would lapse into “Deep Freeze”, which
was definitely NOT psychological.

Now his position must be marked out carefully with the force-field cutoff.
Unable to move, and unaware of time as we know it, his “unfreezing”
could occur in an hour or so only if another fellow sufferer approached him and
touched his face or bare skin. Or it could take twenty-four hours. In one case
it took SIX MONTHS!

To do the job of “unfreezing” required the construction of highly
complicated equipment. But should he be “frozen” for more than a day,
he would usually go mad – “stark raving, gibbering, running mad!”

If, within the vicinity of the Philadelphia Navy Yard a group of sailors were
seen to be putting their hands on another sailor, or upon “thin air”,
an enlightened observer would know what was going on.

Quoting from Moore’s book, page 130 :

“The experiment…had been accomplished by using naval-type magnetic
generators, known as DEGAUSSERS, which were ‘pulsed’ at resonant frequencies so
as to ‘create a tremendous magnetic field on and around a docked vessel.'”

Predictably, the Office of the Naval Information has consistently denied the
force-field experiment based on Einstein’s Unified Field Theory, and will send
standard form letters of denial, curtly worded, to anyone requesting

Despite this, succeeding issues of the November, 1967 issue of SAGA magazine
contained letters stoutly affirming the secret U.S. experiment.

Some were written by sailors and officers who claimed to have actually been
aboard the U.S.S. Eldridge during that time in October, 1943.

Another claimant was the mother of a crew member who was put in an insane
asylum as a result, and who remains there still. And so on.


When the experimental Navy ship was invisibly teleported from Philadelphia to
Norfolk, the period of time that transpired was, let us say, minutes-long,
though as stated previously, some accounts declare it was done within seconds.

Question : Where did the vessel vanish INTO before its visible reappearance
in Virginia?

Another dimension would be the most logical answer, and one that was
obviously LIVEABLE. It had to be liveable for the simple reason that all the men
aboard returned once more to the ship’s original berth in Philadelphia, not dead
(as a poisonous atmosphere would have positively left them), but very much

We come now to two other great mysteries, UFOs and…..Well, first, I would
ask the reader of this article to take a paper map of the world.

Spread it on a flat surface. After drawing a line from Miami, Florida, to
Puerto Rica, draw another line to Bermuda and back again to Miami.

What you will now have is a vast, watery triangle of the famous “Bermuda
Triangle” wherein ships and planes (along with all those aboard) have
inexplicably disappeared. And it may very well be that there is a definite
connection between the three – the Philadelphia Experiment project, UFO’s and
the Bermuda Triangle.

Furthermore, as the ships in the Bermuda Triangle disappeared, survivors and
witnesses have reported a related sight. The ships were ENCIRCLED BY A

Eldridge was alleged to have vanished!

Does this then mean that the “place” into which the above
disappeared is the very same “place” where ships and planes of the
Bermuda Triangle disappeared? That is, through “doorways” into another
dimensional world in time and space?

Entering such a habitat was the hair-raising claim made by some of the crew
of the U.S.S. Eldridge on their return from being teleported. Not only that, but
they swore that while there they had SEEN, and TALKED, to ALIENS!

From Moore’s book, page 68, are these chilling words:

“Presumably, if a vessel could be projected into another space or energy
continuum through mistake or design, it might also be possible that its
occupants could encounter entities on the other side of the curtain of
invisibility, shrouding contiguous but no tangent worlds. It is intriguing to conceive
the possibility that an experiment sponsored by the U.S. Navy may have
accidentally managed to pass through a doorway into another world more than
thirty-five years ago and that the experiment and the results have been kept a
closely guarded secret ever since.”

So, can this other “place” be the home, or origin, of the elusive

For these vari-shaped craft have been observed in the skies of the Bermuda
Triangle, not a few times, but many, many times.

THE PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENT is not without discrepancies. Make no mistake
about that. More than one are to be found, but with a subject as explosively
stunning and momentous as the one in William L. Moore’s book, this is to be
expected. Take these examples:

Regarding the time period of the U.S.S. Eldridge’s teleportation, some
reports say it was a matter of SECONDS (see pages 24, 128 and 249), while other
reports claim it was measured in MINUTES (see pages 47, 89, 110 and 135).

Some reports claim the October 28, 1943 experiment occurred while the ship
was docked in Philadelphia (see pages 130 and 131). Other reports state the
experiment was conducted AWAY from the dock, out at sea (se pages 110 and 143).

To add to the confusion comes a claim that there was more than one
experiment, with one taking place at dockside, the other at sea (see page 250).

The copy of the Navy’s form letter of denial is odd in that it contains
errors in spelling and grammar (see pages 134, 135 and 136).

This from the powerful and literate U.S. government! Surely a top government
agency does not issue sloppily composed forms? Also, in it is the statement that
Einstein never completed his Unified Field Theory.

Yet elsewhere in the book mention is made that the theory was finally revised
and completed (see page 150).

The claim is made (see page 56) that “some few people can somehow tell
you a man’s name and his home address UNDER HYPNOSIS EVEN THOUGH NEVER HAVING
EVER MET OR SEEN THIS PERSON” is just too incredible to believe.

So much of men’s existence depends on his ability to recollect and recognize
past experiences. He cannot make it through a day without this basic ability.
Consequently, how could a person give an individual’s name, address, etc. when
that person has never met the individual before?

In spite of the foregoing discrepancies – and there are more – I would urge
the very sober reading of William L. Moore’s electrifying book, THE PHILADELPHIA
EXPERIMENT, which contains much more than my brief outline has indicated. Richly
detailed and including many impressive photographs, I believe it is of paramount
importance and should never – NEVER! – be ignored.


“THE PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENT” by Bill Moore – Published by Fawcett


VANGARD comments…

Peter Kelly has an interesting theory which states that the magnetic field is
gives matter its form while the electric field contains the information which
determines the characteristics of the mass.

Peter says that the magnetic field can be suppressed to allow access to the
electric field. When this occurs, the electric field can be “re
programmed” for the desired characteristics you would like the mass to
exhibit. The magnetic field is then increased while the “charactered
electrical field is maintained”. This then brings about transmutation.

We of VANGARD have had many interesting discussions with our own group as
well as with researchers, writers and others interested in such topics.

If the magnetic field is intensified while being pulsed at the natural
resonant field of a mass, it would act like a ballon filled with water.

As the balloon was squeezed, the particles which make up the mass would be
pushed out, through a tube (4th dimension?) to a point in the past where the
mass had been. At that point, another balloon which represents the
“phantom” of the ship when it was there, would be “re
filled” to allow the mass to teleport to a previous location.

Now, if the crew on the mass being teleported were to panic, a sudden removal
of the power BEFORE THE TELEPORTATION was complete would result in the balloons
surging from one to another until equilibrium was restored.

This would in turn, cause radical changes in all structures involved in the
process, especially living systems, refer to HOMEOPA1, DNAMAST1 and DNAMAST2 on
the KeelyNet BBS for further information as the ability of cells and mass to
“record” patterns in which they occur