One of the strangest-but-true “conspiracy theories” that the United States government denied and covered up for decades is known as the Philadephia Experiment. The grisly results of this high-tech research and development project have been hidden from public view for over seven decades!
In 1943, World War II was raging fiercely on land and sea. The United States Navy set up special projects to develop new technologies to help defeat the Nazis. One area of special interest was how to hide ships from radar or visual detection.
Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was a Serbian genius and rival of Thomas Edison. Both were inventors, engineers, and futurists who envisioned a world full of technological advantages. After working briefly for Edison, Tesla left after his boss refused to pay an enormous sum of money Edison had (jokingly) offered Tesla for an invention – which Tesla produced.
Tesla is most famous for discovering and patenting the rotating magnetic field, the basis of most alternating current (AC) machinery. However, he worked on a wide variety of projects, including the “Tesla coil,” which is still used in radio technology. His dream project, never realized, was to provide worldwide communication – for free.
Nikola Tesla and his MagnifyingTransmitter
Colorado Springs, Colorado – December 1899 (Publicity Photo)
Less known is Tesla’s work in light refraction and electromagnetism. He believed that it was possible to bend light around an object that emitted an intensely strong electromagnetic field, thus making the object invisible to direct observation as well as radar.
President Franklin Roosevelt chatted with Tesla about the feasibility of this promising military idea. Convinced that Tesla could deliver the goods, the Commander-in-Chief committed U.S. Navy funding to develop the ability for U.S. ships to sneak across the Atlantic Ocean without being detected by German U-Boats.
Tesla became project director and produced calculations and drawings to build high-power generators to install below the deck of a test ship. These huge generators would create an enormously powerful force field around the ship to “cloak” it and make it invisible.
As reported by Al Bielek, who, along with his brother Duncan, joined the Institute of Advanced Study project in 1940 as an engineer, the Navy had conducted several failed tests before succeeding that same year: a small Navy tender disappeared from sight and camera in September 1940 from the Brooklyn Navy shipyard.
Immediately, the project became classified and named “Rainbow.” Its goal now was to develop cloaking technology for seacraft as large as a battleship. Roosevelt had a test ship moved to the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Navy shipyard. That ship was the U.S. Navy destroyer escort “Eldridge.”
President Roosevelt said, “If you can make that ship disappear, you can make any ship disappear.”
Tesla’s theories were not being taught in universities. The mathematical physics used was advanced for its day, involving multiple realities, time fields, quantum physics, and Einstein’s unified field theory (which was still classified at the time).
The Bielek brothers official job was to report on a monthly basis to the Navy on the Rainbow Project’s research, development – and budget. The two Ph.D. physicists later learned they were also in training to become the non-Naval officers in charge of running the equipment during the planned test. Al Bielek said:
“They [the Navy] didn’t want a bunch of sailors running it and they didn’t want an ordinary officer running it who didn’t understand the theory because not only were you entrusted with this equipment and the ship, if it became a fully successful operation, you also had to know because, with the theory that was involved, that you ran the equipment rather carefully and followed certain guidelines. Otherwise, you could find yourself dropping out of time altogether…” [emphasis added]
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To Be Continued in Part 2/2 right here at The Daily Conspiracy!