This was suppose to be an experiment to make the ship invisible to all radars by making light go around the ship. So they used a very high electromagnetic generator to create magnetism so high that light would go around the ship. What they didn't realize at the time is whenever you bend light, you also bend space and time. If you bend space, you'll most likely have the problems they did, like people being in the ship itself (part of the ship). This was a top secret experiment, so I'd say it's a coverup. BTW, I think this is in the wrong forum.