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  1. #1 The Philadelphia Experiment, what supposedly happened? 
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    Something was said to have happened, involving the Navy and Albert Einstien & a ship yard in Philadelphia in 1943.

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  3. #2 Re: The Philadelphia Experiment, what supposedly happened? 
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    Something was said to have happened, involving the Navy and Albert Einstien & a ship yard in Philadelphia in 1943.

    Note the word "hoax".

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    Maybe not. The experiment involved tesla coils on the ship, I believe? (This is the "hoax" I am talking about) Well... The noted or supposed effects of these Tesla coils (supposedly run at high frequencies of AC current?) were as follows: Teleporting, invisibility, hovering, crew members being welded to the walls. Let's try to explain these effects, and we'll see not whether the experiment is completely true, but whether it is possible (if it existed, then its purpose was to make this technology possible).
    Invisibility: A DC current produces a magnetic field. An AC current produces an oscillating field, agreed? Perhaps this "AC field" as I shall address it oscillated atoms at its own frequency, perhaps in the same way that rubbing a magnet against a needle for example oscillates the needle's atoms (or molecules, let's not be picky), polarizing them, lining their magnetic fields up, making the needle magnetic. Oscillating these at a very high frequency, in this case at the frequency of but out of phase with (or faster than the frequency of) the frequency of visible light, preventing light waves from interacting with the molecules of the object in question, which is being atomically oscillated. But of course this would require a very high frequency AC and amperage (voltage is irrelevant, AC translates to wave frequency in this case, correct me if I'm wrong).
    Welding, liquefication: Say we oscillate our object's atoms. We can slightly decrease the frequency of this AC field, which would result in the slight separation of atoms and the breaking of chemical bonds, because the standing wave is losing frequency and so is the wavelength, making the atoms push farther apart. Again, if the chemical bonds are broken, a solid, crystalline or amorphous, will dissolve, producing a rubbery effect seen also in John Hutchison's metal I-beams (he plays with high-frequency tesla coils as well, coincidence? I will admit his videos are crappy and I cannot claim them to be true, I am explaining the science behind it if it is true).
    Levitation: The reverse effect of liquefication is pushing the atoms together, restricting electron orbits and causing diamagnetism. Hmmmm??
    I do not see how they teleported.
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    I suspect there was an actual secret wartime Philadelphia Experiment, but that it was to test the galvanic removal of rust from objects as large as ship hulls. This would require remarkable electrical equipment, to electrify the ship for some hours or days. Water contacting the hull would be seen to fizz, and a mist is possible. The presence of zinc in this reaction would explain nausea felt by crew and dockworkers.

    I believe such an experiment highly likely at the time, regardless of what (if anything) happened to the Philadelphia.
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