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Photographs Of The USS Eldridge Disappearing !! Is It True?

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posted on Nov, 26 2007 @ 01:28 AM
Project Rainbow / Philadelphia Experiment

At the outset I would like to mention that I am a little skeptical about these photographs which show the of USS Eldridge disappearing in successive frames! The article was written by Rohn DeSilva, who claims he has worked for Motorola as a software engineer. I’ve tried to contact him but to no avail.

Has anyone got more info on the photographs from other sources to corroborate what he is claiming? If it’s true, then this would lay bare a huge government conspiracy and denials of any project by that name which involved experiments for making a ship disappear!

Here are the photographs:

In June 1943, before it was officially commissioned, the USS Eldridge, DE (Destroyer Escort)-173 was being fitted with tons of experimental electronics equipment. This included two massive generators of 74KVA each, mounted where the forward turret would have been, distributing their power through four magnetic coils mounted on deck. Three RF transmitters (2 magnetic CW each mounted on 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 a massive electromagnetic field 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 took place at the Philadelphia Naval yards and also at sea. At 0900 hours o July 22nd, 1943 the power to the generators were turned on and the massive electromagnetic field was build up around the ship. A green fog was seen to slowly envelop the ship, concealing it from view. Then the fog it self disappeared, taking the Eldridge with it, leaving only undisturbed water where the ship had been anchored only a few minutes before. To the amazement of the elite officers of the navy, the ship and the crew were not only radar invisible but invisible to the eye as well. After fifteen minutes the generators were shutdown, the greenish fog reappeared and the Eldridge began to dematerialize.

The final test was conducted on the 28th of October 1943 at 17:15. As the electromagnetic field generators were turned on again, the Eldridge became invisible - only a faint outline of the hull remained visible in the water. Everything went as predicted for a few seconds, and then in a blinding flash the ship completely vanished. Within seconds it reappeared miles away in Norfolk, Virginia and was seen for several minutes. Then the Eldridge disappeared from Norfolk and reappeared back in Philadelphia’s naval yard. This time most of the men were violently sick, while some of them were simply “missing never to return”. But the strangest of all were five men who were fused to the metal in the ship’s structures.


posted on Nov, 26 2007 @ 01:49 AM
Clearly fake for mine.

The ship is traveling at a rate of knots yet all three photo`s show the exact same bow wave which should have changed slightly if this was filmed or photographed.

In the first and second photo there is clear water created by the bow alongside the hull yet has disappeared in the third and replaced with foam along with foam under the ship though the bow waves outer edges follow the same contour as the the first and second pics.

posted on Nov, 26 2007 @ 02:04 AM
Right! And I thought the ship was supposed to be stationary during the experiment! Or was it on the move? Otherwise there would have been no bow wave, obviously!!


posted on Nov, 26 2007 @ 02:40 AM
Yep, you can match a distinctive point or two on each one.

Also, why would the underneath of a ship be disturbed in such a way ... I am thinking there wouldn't be 'wake' under the boat, even if it was invisible. Just like on a glass-bottom boat traveling at speed, there is wake around the boat, not under it.

Though ... History channel did do a special including the philidelphia experiment ... also something about the disappearance of somebody I can't remember the name of.

Apparently the equipment on the ship caused problems with the crew from what I recall.

posted on Nov, 26 2007 @ 03:08 AM

Originally posted by FreeThinkerIdealist

Also, why would the underneath of a ship be disturbed in such a way ... I am thinking there wouldn't be 'wake' under the boat, even if it was invisible. Just like on a glass-bottom boat traveling at speed, there is wake around the boat, not under it.

Yep,and the foamed water that has magically appeared looks clearly duplicated in three parts,across the bow section,mid section and aft section, in a clear pattern.

That photo shop must get alot of business?

posted on Nov, 26 2007 @ 03:15 AM
reply to post by gps777

I'm in agreement with you here gps.

There are also flaws in the statement in relation to the pictures.
Where's the fog? the blinding flash? the faint outline of the ship?

and take notice of the difference in colour of the bow wave in pictures 1 and 2.

As you have stated there is no bow wave in pic 3. If there was, then there would also have to be on the opposite side of the bow. That side does appear to have some form of editing done to it. Just doesn't look right.

posted on Nov, 26 2007 @ 03:39 AM

Originally posted by gps777
That photo shop must get a lot of business?

Hmmm....But if the pic is six decades old, then Photo shopping is out! So that means it's an old pic of the Eldridge, which was Photo shopped a few years ago!

And talking of wakes, would the powerful electromagnetic force generated have also had an affect on the water? Not likely as water doesn't have magnetic properties like steel. But what we're looking at perhaps is a change in the properties of matter per se, at the sub atomic level due to the powerful electro magnet forces at work. Shades of a 'wormhole!!

posted on Nov, 26 2007 @ 03:57 AM
The discolouration in the second photo is easy to do... you just dont expose the negative to the paper as long as you did on the first picture.

the third pic will take a bit of work to. You could use paint and/or scratch the surface of the negative and develop a picture from that.

Black and white pics are so easy to manipulate.

There are several other methods you could use to help create parts of the image too, like smudging the paper or masking sections so you can develop two pictures onto one sheet of photo paper.

posted on Nov, 26 2007 @ 04:00 AM
I think the thing that points to an obvious fake has already been pointed out by posters above..The wake.

A ship stays afloat despite its huge weight by DISPLACING WATER.
Take a glass and place it in water.(Or try a trip on a glass bottom boat).That is basically what you should see..A 'hollowing' of the water where the keel would be.(If you can in fact make a ship's structure visibly dissappear).

If what is presented in this picture WAS accurate,then the ship was in big trouble as it is completely flooded up to sea level..IE sinky sinky time.

posted on Nov, 26 2007 @ 04:31 AM
Looks fake to me - instead of the bow wave being where the boat should be, there should be a distortion around the outline of the vessel. It doesn't become transparent - it refracts light around it. Think looking through a solid glass ball.

posted on Nov, 26 2007 @ 05:29 AM
Not to mention, as I remember the story goes, wasn't the ship supposed to have been 'transported' to a different dimension rather then just disappeared? The ship itself, and any conditions surrounded it should not be visible.

posted on Nov, 27 2007 @ 01:14 PM
I read about the "experiment when I was in 7th grade, 1977, and did a report on it. Very intersting stuff. Not many people are aware that the original expewriment was designed by none other than Nikolai Tesla.
The interesting thing about "experiment" is that the only 2 operating FM radio stations were at the philiy ship yard and at the norfolk ship yards. ????? HMMM. There is aslo indications that the experiments continued, after the initial experiment in philly. I read that another ship was fitted with a refined and similar apparatus and was tested inthe pacific.

There was a science fiction novel based on the event published in the late 70's that was a really entertaining book. People phase shifting and and getting stuck within solid objects, and the like, it also had secret space stations and the device was used a a teleport macine by the gov.

posted on Nov, 27 2007 @ 02:07 PM
I know of 11 year olds that have mastered the Step and Repeat Photoshop tool better than what was shown here.

posted on Nov, 27 2007 @ 02:24 PM
The 3 dark spots in the front are almost identical to each other; same goes to the dark spots in the center back and back. It seems to be a simple cut paste job. Not very cleanly done and I’m surprised that if they spent the time to do that they didn’t catch their own mistakes. Also the current underneath the boat shouldn’t be there at all. It would be a gaping hole.

lol Seems I’m a little late to point this out cause peeps got their bases covered!!

GJ all!!!


posted on Nov, 27 2007 @ 02:30 PM
The Experiment was supposed to have taken place while the ship was stationary as others have pointed out, also when the ship vanished so did all traces that it was there apparently which means these pictures are most def faked,

I heared tell that most of the filming that took place the film was deemed unusable because it was effected by radiation so a lot of the record was lost as it was recorded and these pics look as though they where taken from an airplane.

posted on Dec, 2 2007 @ 05:15 PM
I have nothing to add about the photos but just wanted to point out that even before photoshop, doctoring photos was possible. It was much less mundane and involved more skill. The Soviets became quite good at this, as they often had to "erase" people that were suddenly purged (especially under Stalin's rule), in particular Trotsky.

A few examples:
(Captions in chinese, but some "fun" ones there)

They were not the only ones, but they sure did a lot of that. While some of those work may not look crude in photoshop age, some of those are impressive in their own way.

posted on Dec, 2 2007 @ 07:13 PM
it cant possibly be real, heres why

If the boat truely disappeared (went stealth/invisable) whatever

You wouldnt see a bunch of white foam in the place of the boat

You would see a huge depression in the water, the DISPLACEMENT of the boat

Boats have huge hulls, including destroyers.

You would see a 40foot "Sink hole" in the place the boat was at.

Not foamy water.

Looks like these photos are Fakes, and i say "Busted!"

Im not the only one thinking this, as my fellow ATS'ers are right on the $$ here.

Thats why i Love ATS , cuz we arent gullable idiots.

[edit on 2-12-2007 by muzzleflash]

posted on Sep, 20 2008 @ 12:14 PM
Is this the doctored photo ..........................

posted on Sep, 20 2008 @ 12:49 PM
to add a bit more precission to the argument about the deppression that SHOULD be present if the ship was invisible

the cannon class DE vessels had a maximum beam of 6m and draft of 3m

and more important - if it was moving - it had 2 shafts - the IMMENSE turbulance arround the props should be visible in the water visible under the ` invisible ` boat

posted on Sep, 20 2008 @ 01:16 PM
I beleive these are fake (when overlaid they match on some spots)


they used a highspeed camera, and fotographed or filmed it with a frame rate of 60 pics per second or more.
With todays cameras it could have been possible. And we don't realyknow the rate at wich a ship dissapears. Does it take 2 minutes or just 1/1000th of a second to be gone.

But still I think these photos are fake.

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