In 1955 Morris K. Jessup, researcher and author of the book The Case for the UFO, received a letter from a man who claimed to have witnessed something quite extraordinary. The man who identified himself as Carlos Allende, later identified as Carl M. Allen, claimed that while serving on board of the S.S. Andrew Furuseth as a merchant marine, witnessed a U.S. Navy experiment involving the invisibility of the U.S.S. Eldridge (DE-173) in the shipyard in Philadelphia. Allende’s letter stated that in October of 1943 large generators were placed on the Eldridge in an attempt to make the ship invisible to radar by using Albert Einstein’s and Nichola Tesla’s “United Field Theory”, which, in theory, bends light around an object. According to Allende, the experiment went horribly wrong. When the generators were turned on a green fog began to shroud Eldridge then she disappeared from the radar monitoring her as well as from the sight of observers. Furthermore, Allende claimed that the 1200 ton ship was teleported over two hundred miles away to Virginia. The ship reappeared in a matter of moments with some crew members fused into parts of the hull, others violently ill, and time pieces showed that the ship had traveled back in time a total of ten seconds. He furthermore claimed that the Office of Naval Research in conjunction with the Central Intelligence Agency had institutionalized the surviving participants in order to keep the experiment also known as “Project Rainbow” a secret.
Jessup began to correspond with Carl Allen. Being a researcher and skeptical of Allen’s claims, he began to investigate the “Philadelphia Experiment”. He quickly discovered that there was no evidence to support Allen’s claims. Then in 1957 Carl Allen struck again when he sent a copy of Jessup’s book The Case for UFOs to the Office of Naval Research. Within the book Allen had extensive annotations in the margins which discussed the “Philadelphia Experiment”, outer space and aliens. The U.S. Navy commissioned the research firm, Vera Corporation to print a revised version of Jessup’s book that included the bizarre notations of Carl Allen. Morris K. Jessup continued to research and write about the subject until his mysterious death in 1959.
The “Philadelphia Experiment” has created a storm of controversy since the time of Jessup and has been the subject of many books, television shows and movies as well as spinning the imaginations of conspiracy theorists who want to believe the allegations of Carl Allen and that the U.S. Navy has withheld the experiment from the public for nearly 70 years.
Let’s look at a few facts!!!!!!!!
- The U.S.S. Eldridge was commissioned in the New York Navel Yard on August 27th, 1943. Her first sea trial was to Bermuda as part of Convoy UGS-23 from September 18th, 1943 , until October 15th. Eldridge returned to and remained in New York until she left for Casablanca on November 3rd as part of Convoy UGS-23.
- The S.S. Andrew Furuseth (Carl Allen’s ship) was part of Convoy USG-22 which left Norfolk, VA. on October 25th, 1943, arriving at Oran in the Mediterranean Sea on November 12th.
- The ship’s logs for the Eldridge and Andrew Furuseth state the neither ship was in the Philadelphia Naval Yard in late October of 1943.
- Crewmembers of the Eldridge who were with the ship from her commissioning until the end of World War II, have stated that they were not a part of any experiment involving invisibility in Philadelphia or any other port.
- The Office of Naval Research that Allen stated was in charge of the experiment and charged with its cover-up was not created until 1946.
- Albert Einstein, who did consult for the U.S. Navy’s Bureau of Ordnance never created or published a Unified Field Theory. Furthermore, Nichola Tesla, who died on January 7th, 1943, never published any document on Unified Field Theory.
- Author/Researcher Robert Goerman, researching the subject in the 1970’s, located Carl Allen and uncovered his history of mental illness. It has been theorized that the “Philadelphia Experiment” was a hoax perpetrated by a troubled mind.
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