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The Philadelphia Experiment

  1. 1. The Philadelphia Experiment<br />By:<br />Cantin Gillen <br />
  2. 2. German U-boats<br />In WWII<br />German U-boats were able to maneuver around battle ships and destroy American convoy ships.<br />U-boats were smaller and therefore had a smaller turning area, compared to our battle ships.<br />
  3. 3. U.S. Response to U-boats<br />Destroyer Escort<br />Did what its name implies --escorted the destroyers<br />An anti-submarine vessel<br />A mini destroyer, very similar, except not as fast, but more maneuverable.<br />Ex: the USS Elderage <br />
  4. 4. Ultimate Defense Against Subs<br />U-boats<br />Destroyer escorts<br />These enemy subs were not limited to maneuverability.<br />They were able to approach a convey without detection, from the deep.<br />Some believe that the US military had a plan to create a ship that was undetectable by enemy radar.<br />The destroyer escorts were perfect candidates.<br />
  5. 5. Albert Einstein<br />Experiment <br />Einstein<br />A test of Unified Field Theory of Gravitation and Electricity.<br />Published his theory in Germany around 1927 but it was rendered incomplete.<br />
  6. 6. Actual experiment<br />USS Eldridge (escort destroyer) <br />Wrapped in steal cable<br />High voltage energy ran through cables that was produced by large generators .<br /> This altered magnetic fields.<br />
  7. 7. First experiment<br />July 22, 1942 at 0900 the large generators of the USS Elderage were switched on.<br />This was done in plain view of other merchant ships that were in the Philadelphia naval yard.<br />A green haze or fog formed around the ship as the fields built up.<br />Then it was claimed that the green fog disappeared, taking the ship with it.<br />Complete success- not only was it invisible to radar but it was also invisible to the eye.<br />Returned to natural state after 15 mins.<br />
  8. 8. First Experiment (Continued)<br />Although the Navy succeeded in masking the ship from radar they also made it invisible.<br />The equipment on the ship had been altered. <br />And this cause the ships crew to become very sick and disoriented.<br />
  9. 9. Final Experiment <br />October, 28, 1943 at 17:15 in the Philadelphia Naval Yard<br />The generators were switched on and almost completely disappeared.<br />But this time reappeared a few minutes later in Norfolk, Virginia and was seen for several minutes then vanished and returned to Philadelphia<br /> ( teleportation )<br />
  10. 10. Gone wrong<br />With the return of the ship came many problems<br />Most of the crew was violently sick<br />Some were missing and never found <br />The craziest thing of all was that some of the men were fused to the steel of the ship, embedded in the bulkheads<br /><br />-watch 7:00 to end<br />
  11. 11. Government response<br />The navy did not report this issue<br />Crew members receive neural damage from the intense magnetic fields, this killed many and drove other insane<br />The government tried to keep this experiment a secret by brain washing those who survived<br />Also altering the ships logs to show that it was never in Philadelphia, this closed the experiment<br />
  12. 12. Bibliography <br />Philadelphia Experiment. (n.d.). Retrieved from<br />The "Philadelphia Experiment." (2000, November 28). Retrieved from faq21-1.htm <br />The True Story of the Philadelphia Experiment [Video file]. (2007, June 13). Retrieved from http:/<br />Turner, J. (n.d.). The Philadelphia Experiment. Retrieved from Viewzone website:<br />