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Philadelphia Tourism Could be More Interesting

June 26, 2013

I think its great to learn about Independence Hall and that tourists can visit the National Constitution center right in the middle of Center City Philadelphia. There are various tourist attractions in the city that most would enjoy, but after awhile it seems to boring. Philadelphia could use an enema to paraphrase The Joker played by Jack Nicholson in the original Batman movie. What about the legend of the Philadelphia Experiment? Books have been written about it, a movie was made about it, a documentary was done about it on the History Channel and MUFON-LA has had conferences about it, yet what the hell is the deal with the City of Philadelphia? Why dont they have a tourist attraction about the Philadelphia Experiment? Something that could bring more tourists to the city, provide more jobs and leave people wondering what really occurred all those years ago at the mysterious Philadelphia Naval Yard? Tourists could walk away from Philadelphia awestruck, wondering if the Philadelphia Experiment was actually some classified research into invisibility. I would like to offer the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation this article as a type of cover letter for offering my services as to establishing a new tourist attraction that is sure to bring more tourism and more excitement to the city of Philadelphia. The following will be a brief history of the Philadelphia Experiment and I can provide more details once I have gotten the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation on the negotiating table for my consultant fees on what would be the next great attraction to bring life back into the city.

By early 1942, it had become clear to the Navy that its aerial bombers were far too slow to visually spot a German U-boat submarine cruising on the surface and successfully launch an attack during daylight hours; U-boat commanders would frequently spot the lumbering bombers and dive beneath the ocean in plenty of time to avoid destruction. As a result, military planners came up with an ingenious idea: they placed a row of bright lights on the wings and propeller hubs of several experimental aircraft, which could be adjusted by their crews to match the natural background light of the sky. This, then, was essentially a means of camouflage rather than literal invisibility.

What of the reportedly Top Secret research undertaken at the Philadelphia Naval Yard in 1943, and years later at Montauk, into the realm of teleportation? Is there any hard evidence to suggest elements of the U.S. government really have researched this particular phenomenon, which many are content to relegate to the world of onscreen science fiction?

It is my understand that on November 25, 2003, Eric W. Davis released a “Teleportation Physics Study” on Warp Drive Metrics for the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Air Force Material Command at Edwards Air Force Base.  The document is actually dated August 2004 where the U.S. Air Force declassified into the public domain a document titled “The Teleportation Physics Study.” The report was the work of a man named Eric W. Davis, of a Las Vegas-based outfit called Warp Drive Metrics, which the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Air Force Material Command had quietly contracted to explore the strange realm of teleportation. Within the Abstract section of the report (which became Air Force property when the work was completed) Davis noted, “This study was tasked with the purpose of collecting information describing the teleportation of material objects, providing  a description of teleportation as it occurs in physics, its theoretical and experimental status, and a projection of potential applications.” Now what do you guys at the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation think so far, can we sit down and chat?

The Davis report noted that there did indeed appear to be keen interest, in official circles, in teleportation and its potential applications by the Department of Defense: “…it became known to Dr. [Robert Lull] Forward [a now deceased physicist] and myself, along with several colleagues both inside and outside the government, than anomalous teleportation has been scientifically investigated and separately documented by the Department of Defense.”

When the Air Force declassified the study, Lawrence Krauss of Case Western Reserve University, the author of The Physics of Star Trek, stated: “It is in large part crackpot physics,” and added that it contained “some things adapted from reasonable theoretical studies, and other things from nonsensical ones.” 

Perhaps the Air Force, after reading Davis’s document, agreed: “The views expressed in the report are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of the Air Force, the Department of Defense or the U.S. Government,” was the statement made by the Air Force’s Research Laboratory when questioned by USA Today. Asked why the laboratory had secretly sponsored  the study, AFRL spokesman Ranney Adams said, “If we dont turn over stones, we dont know if we have missed something.” Hmm, what an interesting statement to make.

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