While taking a break from my medical and psychological studies, I resolved myself to engage in one of my long time hobbies, Time Travel. To some it is only the stuff of science fiction, while to others, it’s a scientific fact, so say the quantum physicists. Then there is the fringe chronological scientists, that claim time travel has been going on for a long…..time?
Now let me explain. I have since I was about 14 years old a huge fan of Nikola Tesla, the man who had not only the genius and the engineering skill to build such remarkable and futuristic devices. And another more well know genius, Albert Einstein, father of our quantum physics. Now these two men of tomorrow was the brains behind a military secret program, better known as the Philadelphia Experiment.
This program, also called “project rainbow” was an “experiment conducted upon a small destroyer escort ship during World War II, both in the Philadelphia Naval Yard and at sea; the goal was to make that ship invisible to enemy detection. The accounts vary as to whether the original idea was to achieve invisibility to enemy radar or whether the prize sought after was more profound: optical invisibility. Either way, it is commonly believed that the mechanism involved was the generation of an incredibly intense magnetic field around the ship, which would cause refraction or bending of light or radar waves around the ship, much like a mirage created by heated air over a road on a summer day. The experiment was a complete success… except that the ship actually disappeared physically for a time, and then returned. They wanted to “cloak” the ship from view, but they got de-materialization and teleportation instead..
It has been claimed that the Philadelphia Experiment was partly an investigation into how Albert Einstein’s “Unified Field Theory for Gravitation and Electricity” might be used to advantage in the development of electronic camouflage for ships at sea. Einstein allegedly published his Unified Theory around 1925-27 in German, in a Prussian scientific journal, but it was later withdrawn as incomplete. This research was aimed at using intense electromagnetic fields to mask a ship from incoming projectiles, mainly torpedoes. This was later extended to include a study of creating radar invisibility by a similar field in the air rather than in the water.
The story begins in June of 1943, with the U.S.S. Eldridge, DE (Destroyer Escort) 173, being fitted with tons of experimental electronic equipment. This included, according to one source, two massive generators of 75 KVA each, (Tesla Coils) mounted where the forward gun turret would have been, distributing their power through four magnetic coils mounted on the deck. Three RF transmitters (2 megawatt CW each, mounted on the deck), three thousand ‘6L6’ power amplifier tubes (used to drive the field coils of the two generators), special synchronizing and modulation circuits, and a host of other specialized hardware were employed to generate massive electromagnetic fields which, when properly configured, would be able to bend light and radio waves around the ship, thus making it invisible to enemy observers.
The experiment, said to have taken place at the Philadelphia Naval Yard and also at sea, took place on at least one occasion while in full view of the Merchant Marine ship S.S. Andrew Furuseth, and other observation ships. The Andrew Furuseth becomes significant because one of its crewmen is the source of most of the original material making up the PX legend. Carlos Allende, a.k.a. Carl Allen, wrote a series of strange letters to one Dr. Morris K. Jessup in the 1950’s in which he described what he claims to have witnessed: at least one of the several phases of the Philadelphia Experiment.
At 0900 hours, on July 22nd, 1943, the power to the generators was turned on, and the massive electromagnetic fields started to build up. A greenish fog was seen to slowly envelop the ship, concealing it from view. Then the fog itself is said to have disappeared, taking the Eldridge with it, leaving only undisturbed water where the ship had been anchored only moments before.
The elite officers of the Navy and scientists involved gazed in awe at their greatest achievement: the ship and crew were not only radar invisible but invisible to the eye as well! Everything worked as planned, and about fifteen minutes later they ordered the men to shut down the generators. The greenish fog slowly reappeared, and the Eldridge began to de-materialize as the fog subsided, but it was evident to all that something had gone wrong.
When boarded by personnel from shore, the crew above deck were found to be disoriented and nauseous. The Navy removed the crew, and shortly after obtained another. In the end, the Navy decided that they only wanted radar invisibility, and the equipment was altered.
On the 28th of October in 1943, at 17:15, the final test on the Eldridge was performed. The electromagnetic field generators were turned on again, and the Eldridge became near-invisible; only a faint outline of the hull remained visible in the water. Everything was fine for the first few seconds, and then, in a blinding blue flash, the ship completely vanished. Within seconds it reappeared miles away, in Norfolk, Virginia, and was seen for several minutes. The Eldridge then disappeared from Norfolk as mysteriously as it had arrived, and reappeared back in Philadelphia Naval Yard. This time most of the sailors were violently sick. Some of the crew were simply “missing” never to return. Some went crazy, but, strangest of all, five men were fused to the metal in the ship’s structure.
The men that survived were never the same again. Those that lived were discharged as “mentally unfit” for duty, regardless of their true condition.
So, what had begun as an experiment in electronic camouflage, ended up as an accidental teleportation of an entire ship and crew, to a distant location and back again, all in a matter of minutes!
Although the above may seem fantastic, one must remember, that in the 1940’s the atomic bomb was also being invented.”
So for many years I had obtained plans, schematic diagrams of Tesla Coils and other such devices. Later on I found a Research and Development Scientific company out of state that could custom build such devices, to my specifications! 😉
Yes it was expensive, but affordable due to the fact that I had each module made over time and completed my project slowly while working out the details. And yes you have to be a nerd of a very high magnitude to engage in such hobbies, but I was not alone. Two trusted people who share my ideas was brought on board, one a medical doctor, the other a PhD (it would be fun they said), of course we worked in secret. So one person would keep my cellular metabolism intact, while monitoring my vitals, while Dr. H, she would make sure that I got back, or come after me if I didn’t, at least. So while these two manning the master device at the lab, I would hop around two or three months into the future or past (I was to chickenshit to do any more than that) I had the portable device to move forward and backward in time, small enough to fit in my cigarette pack.
I may have gotten a little ahead of myself. Let me explain a bit on the theory of time.
Quantum mechanics of time travel:
When a signal is sent from one location and received at another location, then as long as the signal is moving at the speed of light or slower, the mathematics of simultaneity in the theory of relativity show that all reference frames agree that the transmission-event happened before the reception-event. When the signal travels faster than light, it is received before it is sent, in all reference frames. The signal could be said to have moved backward in time. This hypothetical scenario is sometimes referred to as a tachyonic antitelephone.
Quantum-mechanical phenomena such as quantum teleportation, the EPR paradox, or quantum entanglement might appear to create a mechanism that allows for faster-than-light (FTL) communication or time travel, and in fact some interpretations of quantum mechanics such as the Bohm interpretation presume that some information is being exchanged between particles instantaneously in order to maintain correlations between particles. This effect was referred to as “spooky action at a distance” by Einstein.
Interacting many-worlds interpretation:
A variation of Everett’s many-worlds interpretation (MWI) of quantum mechanics provides a resolution to the grandfather paradox that involves the time traveler arriving in a different universe than the one they came from; it’s been argued that since the traveler arrives in a different universe’s history and not their own history, this is not “genuine” time travel. The accepted many-worlds interpretation suggests that all possible quantum events can occur in mutually exclusive histories. However, some variations allow different universes to interact. This concept is most often used in science-fiction, but some physicists such as David Deutsch have suggested that a time traveler should end up in a different history than the one he started from. On the other hand, Stephen Hawking has argued that even if the MWI is correct, we should expect each time traveler to experience a single self-consistent history, so that time travelers remain within their own world rather than traveling to a different one.
OK, I’m losing you now, let me tell you what happened, or did happen, or is happening. So I went to one of Amanda Holley’s pop up shows, in June but here’s the thing, I missed the show in the past, so I traveled from the future to attend the event and took photos and some video footage for a future article?
So, I’m there with my buddy Ralph Cooper, and the lovely Amanda, not missing a thing. But my camera’s time stamp is recording the date and time from my future self time line. I tried to adjust and change the time stamp, but it would not change, no matter how many times I tried it.
Had a great time as always. Now knowing that while my future self is occupying the past, my past self is in time space in the future timeline. Now what I did not expect is that instead of just popping back to my proper place in time, I slowly shifted back a day or two into the past toward my proper timeline, and my past self did the same concurrently, using the present time as a nexus betwixt the two?
Now I know the past, present and future happen at the same time (concurrently), but at no time did I enter Absolute Time which is a perpetual present, where future and past my be viewed from a single point. (I wont go into details about the time singularity). So was my device not working properly?
So I tried to calibrate it and just “pop” back to my present (timeline), but I ended up over shooting to a week before Christmas! I tried than to even it out and go back to September, and caught up with some friends at Fashion Week.
After making some adjustments and having a few Chardonnay’s I got back the signal to the time current in the ether to the mother device.
Now I just have to wait a couple of days to return to my correct present, slipping through the timeline. But how will I know for sure when “tomorrow is yesterday”?