posted on Apr, 27 2003 @ 11:34 AM
The Philladelphia Experiment was the first attempt at a military application for technology developed by Nikola Tesla in the 1880s.
From one story, not well publicized, Tesla was recruited by the US Navy to provide information and consulting on the Rainbow Project (ostensibly a
radar stealth system, although this may have been a cover story).
As I understand it, Tesla had a disagreement with the Navy and wanted out of the program. The Navy refused to release him, so Tesla intentionally
detuned the system installed on the Eldridge, and it just wouldnt work. Thinking he was unreliable, the Navy released Tesla. After he left, Navy
scientists attempted to retune the system on the Eldridge themselves, and apparently got it wrong.
From what I can gather the experiment in Philladelphia bay was NOT a planned experiment (would you perform a top secret experiment in middle of a
public bay with 100s of witnesses?) so much as it was when the Navy scientists powered the system up to complete fine tuning. The effects that
happened when the system was powered up has been documented, and at least resulted in some casualties.
The system was later repaired and the experiment completed far out at sea. Results are not publicly available, but apparently were positive.
Although Tesla offered other government agencies his services in a quest for funding of his personal projects, he was never again taken under contract
by the US government. However, upon his death, large numbers of his personal notes and affects were found missing, and evidence suggests that these
were seized by the INS immediately after his death. INS denies having ever possessed these materials.
Camp Hero, a previously decommissioned radar base on Montauk Point New York, was used as a technology test bed for technology resulting from Project
Rainbow. The radar dish at Camp Hero was apparently used as the first scalar transmitter, in order to develope technology later deployed as HAARP.