Project Rainbow/Philadelphia Project - What really happened?

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  1. Jeffrey Noel

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    A coworker told me about this experiment that had to do with wrapping a ship with wire to create a mirage, or appear invisible. He'd seen something about it on the History or Discovery Channel. So I've been looking up info about it and it is quite a remarkable story. The USS Eldridge supposedly vanished and reappeared many miles away in a 15 minute window. Then when it did reappear, the crew of the ship was disoriented and some were even embedded in the hull. Crazy!

    Check this out!

    So is this story just a story? Or did it in fact happen.

    Any speculations?
     
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    Go catch the film "The Philadephia Experiment" on DVD.
     
  5. Max Leung

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    For a moment I thought this was referring to DLP projectors. [​IMG]

    Jeff, if you want to know more about the Philadelphia experiment/project, I suggest you pick up a copy of Carl Sagan's "The Demon Haunted World". That'll tell you everything you need to know!
     
  6. Jeffrey Noel

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    I know this is 99% false, can never be 100%, but I thought it was pretty interesting, even if false. I like these types of things. They really get the brain going.

    Didn't even know there was a movie about this either.

    And Max, thanks for the book suggestion. I'm always looking for something to read.
     
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    Maybe in the 1940s, but scientists are certainly tackling this problem right now using projectors and cameras to make objects appear invisble. I think there was an article on /. last year with pictures.
     

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