Philadelphia Experiment – The site of the urban legend in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Experiment – The site of the urban legend in Philadelphia

An alleged military experiment supposed to have been carried out by the U.S. Navy at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, sometime around October 28, 1943. The story first appeared in 1955, in letters of unknown origin sent to a writer and astronomer, Morris K. Jessup.

USS Eldridge 1944 / Image: via Wikipedia

In this experiment, claimed the destroyer escort USS Eldridge was rendered invisible, teleported to New York, teleported to another dimension, resulting in the deaths of several sailors, some of whom were fused with the ship’s hull. The U.S. Navy maintains that no such experiment was ever conducted.

Philadelphia Naval Shipyard / Image: via nara.getarchive.net

Featured Image: The Philadelphia Experiment Science-Fiction Film 1984 / Image: Production company: Cinema Group, Distributed by New World Pictures

Websites: navy.mil



 

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