PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENT BOOK
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The Philadelphia Experiment is an alleged military experiment supposed to have been carried The book had been extensively annotated in its margins, written with three different shades of pink ink, appearing to detail a correspondence. so-called Philadelphia Experiment, in which the Navy had allegedly made a .. Jessup suspect that the publishing of this book by the Citadel Press in early. The following pages are based on my never released, book (“The Philadelphia Experiment from A-Z.”) Written to provide a complete overview of all acquired.
Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. As I get older and look back on so many of these "mysteries" that enthralled me as a kid, and my experience of the world grows larger, there seem to be two words that apply more and more frequently to these "events". The two words are "hack" and "schizophrenia".
View 2 comments. Nov 08, Christopher Saunders rated it it was ok Shelves: This is an extremely strange book, for reasons that have little to do with its ostensible subject matter. Much of it is about what you'd expect, with Berlitz and Moore credulously repeating the bogus story of an invisibility test conducted on an American warship during WWII.
These parts, along with their non-scientific musings about the Unified Field Theory, are as dumb and pseudo-intellectual as you'd expect. What's fascinating though is that the authors manage to tell an even more interesting This is an extremely strange book, for reasons that have little to do with its ostensible subject matter.
What's fascinating though is that the authors manage to tell an even more interesting story, almost by accident: Allen, a mentally ill crank, managed to bamboozle ufologist Morris K. Jessup into believing rambling nonsense letters, while also contacting the US Navy.
Berlitz and Moore, unlike other authors on the topic, take Jessup's suicide at face value his marriage was crumbling, his UFO books weren't selling, and he had a history of erratic behavior rather than ascribing it to a sinister conspiracy, and they even include an interesting chapter about Allen himself, who became a bizarre gadfly for UFO researchers for decades.
This story, not the hoax about a disappearing ship, deserves its own book - preferably by authors who don't accept Allen's ramblings uncritically. Oct 18, Paul rated it did not like it.
Confession time. I've wanted to read this book since I was a kid. Not only that, but as I note elsewhere Sects and Violence in the Ancient World one of the scientists involved drew his pseudonym from my little hometown in western Pennsylvania.
For anyone unaware of the idea, the titular experiment was an alleged Navy attempt to make a ship invisible during World War II. There se Confession time. There seems to be nothing unbelievable about that—invisibility would be a great advantage in war at the time, and we know that the military has been working on combat uniforms that deflect light to make soldiers practically invisible.
Charles Berlitz and William Moore were, of course, stonewalled when they asked for military documents and since you can never prove a negative, when the Navy says "it never happened" it's going to be an uphill struggle all the way.
Berlitz has been criticized for sloppy research, but this book makes plain note of when it's speculating and when it's not. Witnesses won't give their true names, which always raises issues of credibility. When the account brings extraterrestrials into the mix, it makes the reader a bit nervous.
Still, it's a fascinating story. In truth we'll probably never be able to find out if it happened. Despite what extreme skeptics say, it does seem that the military keeps secrets pretty well. Even if the reader doesn't believe this to be a factual account, it reads like an espionage story and is fast-paced and leaves plenty of things to ponder at the end.
I know that I shouldn't admit to liking books like this, but I do.
Did it happen? I don't know. After reading the book, although it involved some human tragedy, you kind of end up hoping that it might be true. Aug 18, David rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Philadelphia Experiment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Quick Links: Jun 11, Bob Jr.
As with my 'review' of The Bermuda Triangle - my enjoyment of this is colored by nostalgia.
It's ridiculous, but fun - even in all it's attempted seriousness. Aug 21, Michael DeRosa rated it it was amazing. Very convincing. Although it does not prove that the Experiment actually took place, it leaves proof positive that there was a considerable coverup of the incident.
The Philadelphia Experiment isn't my favorite conspiracy theory, but it as a conspiracy theory had to exist and it does so perfectly. If you want credible, accurate information, Berlitz isn't really the person to look at but he does put a lot of material in one place and draws massively awesome conclusions and I have a great deal of respect for that.
The Philadelphia Experiment: The US Navy’s Secret Invisibility Research Program
On the subject of the Philadelphia Experiment there isn't a ton of writing on it, as the book itself points out, and there definitely needs to be. As far as great unsolved mysteries go there is context that The Philadelphia Experiment has that is pretty unmatched. In WWII you have all these scientific breakthroughs, many with such terrible applications the geniuses behind them couldn't even cope with their own creation, and you really do have all these secret big scale experiments on what, at the time and many even now , sound like concepts belonging to science fiction.
So we know the government is running experiments on vehicles and soldiers and sailors and citizens and they're given 'em fancy codenames and it is all in service to what essentially sounds like HG Wells bibliography, like invisibility something that not only the US but other governments did hope to have in their scope of breakthroughs , mind control, nuclear fission, teleportation, electric levitation and on and on and on.
We know now many of these were genuinely considered within the range of discovery with the wartime efforts making the demand and incredibly brilliant minds putting in the work. We also know that some of those experiments did destroy the lives and health of the participants.
With all this being said, enter The Philadelphia Experiment. This theory is really the cumulation of these things -- the bizarre concepts and experiments, those being kept secret by the American government, those turning out to be unethical and detrimental -- it is the cumulation of all these things mixed together to make what people make: The Philadelphia Experiment in this form really had to exist, and as someone who loves reading these mysteries and the pieces of them, and the stories from them, that people latch onto I'm really glad it does.
And sometimes the story within the story is more interesting. Carlos Allende was the best chapter of this book, and it's one of the chapters that actually spent time off of The Philadelphia Experiment.
Actually a lot of this book was filler since both the authors acknowledge time and time again there really aren't enough elements of The Philadelphia Experiment to fill a book with.
Without the Allende letters there's actually nothing, and for a lot of this book I wondered why I was reading about something other than The Philadelphia Experiment, save for when I was reading about Allende or Jessup. Also the detail that Allende wrote in his letter -- men disappearing, either blinking out of this dimension or going invisible, and never showing up again -- is one I have all the time in the world for and it seems like nobody's running with it at all.
What is this, a conspiracy theorist's grab for respectability? With who? We don't need these academics! You know I want to talk about the possibly-cross-dimensional-forever-sailors, I know you want to talk about the possibly-cross-dimensional-forever-sailors, and you know I know you know you want to talk about the possibly-cross-dimensional-forever-sailors!!!!!!!
The author of this book started off his investigation in order to disprove the fact that The Philadelphia Experiment ever happened, so he says. For those who don't know what the Philadelphia Experiment was it is a legend among UFO hunters and alien conspiracy fans involving teleportation of a U.
Navy ship. Basically it is believed, by some, that the US Navy used electromagnetic fields to transport a ship from the Philly Naval Yards to Norfolk, Virginia and back in matter of seconds. Witnessed The author of this book started off his investigation in order to disprove the fact that The Philadelphia Experiment ever happened, so he says. Witnessed by very few people and with disastrous consequences to the humans on board the ship.
The Navy, of course, denies this and not one person supposedly involved in this experiment has ever come forth and admitted they were there and it happened. There is a lot of circumstantial evidence in the book and not much hard core information, it's all second and third hand guessing.
I can see the points the author is trying to connect but i think one of the down falls is when the book was written. It's over 30 years old and the information in it would be out somewhere by now. Some of it was interesting but the interest would pass quickly.
I believe the Philadelphia Experiment could have possibly happened, there is nothing here to convince me that it actually did. Much of the information uncovered could lead to the fact that experiments were being done on a ship but not towards what type of experiment or "the" experiment they are looking for proof of.
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Bottom line, not the worst but I'd recommend passing. Jun 03, William Jackson rated it it was amazing. I read this in one sitting, completely absorbed. Secret upon secret. Nameless sources. While I personally don't get into the aliens from another world theories, gov't conspiracies should concern us all.
K Jessup fan. He was an Indiana Jones of the weird, Mason Valentine too. Odd happenings going on. Stay awake, folks. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I got the English copy first.
This one was a bit all over the place and totally not what you always hear about the Philadelphia Experiment. Not a waste of time by any means. Sep 10, Anne Hendricks rated it it was amazing.
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A must for all libraries to have to learn about this fascinating subject! Aug 20, Brandon rated it did not like it. Like reading the diary of a madman.
Of course you have. An absolute stone cold classic. A few minutes later, it reappeared. What you may not have known is just how many collaborators this project had.
Everybody from Albert Einstein to representatives from at least 2 different extraterrestrial races were able to put aside their differences to make this breakthrough happen.
Allende claimed to have witnessed the experiment, and later sent an annotated copy of Morris K. Enter Charles Berlitz and William L. Unfortunately, they were never able to locate the "mysterious figure" in person. Probably because they never tried. We now know that Carlos Miguel Allende was actually Carl Meredith Allen, a man listed in the telephone book for New Kensington, Pennsylvania, where he had lived his entire life.
In addition to a terrible knack in coining nom de plums , Allen also had a documented history of psychological issues and was well known to his friends for weaving imaginary lies. Unfortunately, we live in this world, where the Philadelphia Experiment continues to occupy a special place in the fevered brains of conspiracy theorists.
Oct 30, Donald rated it liked it Recommends it for: Mostly Forteans. Here is the truth in a report so shattering it is difficult to believe it's NOT fiction. Charles Berlitz , the author of The Bermuda Triangle, was a renowned linguist, lecturer, and underwater explorer.
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It is also claimed that the ship's crew may have been subjected to brainwashing , to maintain the secrecy of the experiment. I can see the points the author is trying to connect but i think one of the down falls is when the book was written. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Main articles. Carlos Allende , a.
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