The Philadelphia Experiment
Copyright © 1979by William Moore and Charles Berlitz
First published in the U.S.A. byGrosset & Dunlap Inc.,First British Edition published 1979 bySouvenir PressLtd., 43 Great Russell Street,London WC1B3PAReissued in paperback 1990Reissued 1994Reprinted 1997Reprinted 2004All Rights Reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, inany form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the priorpermission of the Copyright owner.ISBN 0 285 62999 9Made and printed in Great Britain by Cox & Wyman Ltd, Reading, Berkshire.The publishers gratefully acknowledge permission to reprint the following:Selection from Albert Einstein, Creator and Rebel by Helen Dukas and Banesh Hoffmann. Copyright © 1972 byHelen Dukas and Banesh Hoffman. Reprinted by permission of Viking-Penguin, Inc.Selection from The New York Times © 1940 by The New York Times Company. Reprinted by permission.Dedicated to the outriders of science whose quest for knowledge takes them to the most distant stars and to theinnermost worlds.
It is more than thirty years since the events surrounding the PhiladelphiaExperiment are purported to have taken place. Many of the people who may havebeen concerned are now dead; others may be too afraid to come forward; anydocumentary evidence, if it ever existed, has vanished and is unlikely to come tolight. Whether or not there was ever an experiment in invisibility which succeededso dramatically and terribly, cannot under present circumstances be completelysubstantiated.All that can be said is that during his long experience as a researcher and lectureron the mysteries of the world, Charles Berlitz has been questioned more frequentlyon the Philadelphia Experiment than on any other subject. Despite a succession of dead ends, denials by the American Office of Naval Information and a total lack of concrete evidence, the subject will not die. Somehow, somewhere, it originated,and enough faith in its possible authenticity survives to lead the authors to suggestthat it could have happened. They have carried out the most painstaking research,and while no final proof has emerged, they feel that the evidence they havecollected is probably as much as we shall ever possess with which to judge thetruth. The fact that Einstein progressed to a certain point with his Unified FieldTheory means that the possibility of making something - or someone - invisiblecannot be ruled out; many equally incredible theories have in recent years achieved