Posts Tagged ‘unified field theory’

The Philadelphia Experiment was something I had read about years ago, named due to the location the experiments were carried out in. It is alleged that sometime in October 1943 was based on an aspect of “the unified field theory” which was a term coined by Albert Einstein.  They were trying to create an invisibility/cloaking device presumably for war etc.

The Eldridge was the ship that was involved, she was invisible, but not only that she appeared to teleport to Norfolk, Virginia over 200 miles away.  It is claimed that for some time she was visible to SS Andrew Furuseth’s men and then returned to site in Philadelphia.

Versions of the tales include shocking side effects for the crew, some were physically fused in the ship, some had mental disorders as a result and others simply vanished. There are other claims that those who did come back were brainwashed to maintain secrecy.

So if this was the case, how did it come to light? In 1955 Morris K Jeesup had a letter from Carlos Allende who wrote to say that he was serving on the SS Andrew Furuset , he said that they witnessed it and he said that had some details abut the missing crew.  Allende has been elusive to find at best, possibly because he fears for his life or because he was an invention in the hoax.

Jessup then tried to make money out of publishing books after the initial one, his follow up book failed to be accepted and the in 1958 his wife left.  Depressed and unstable he moved to New York, after returning to Florida he was involved in a serious accident and was slow to recover, he was found dead April 20th 1959 and his death was ruled a suicide.

Of course the idea of the experiment seems to contradict all knowledge about science and no Unified Field Theory exists though it is something to do with ongoing research.

So with lost ships and other things is this true? Or just a simple hoax that has been glorified by conspiracy theorists? The ship was supposed to have gone missing, it turned up as scrap metal thanks to a bureaucratic error.  With advances in science they have used “quantum teleportation” which only exists on the particle level. They cannot forsee it being for large scale projects which again lends little creedance to something from over 50 years ago.

Either way as a concept for a horror it certainly grabs me, and ranks high on the weird and wonderful factor.