The Philadelphia Experiment & Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging
1992, by Rick Andersen.
This file consists of a collection of quotations taken from several sources in an effort to piece together both the theory behind the Philadelphia Experiment and the method and equipment used to produce it.
My interest in the Philadelphia Experiment is not only in its philosophical and technological impact on our world, should it happen to be a true story. As an electronics technician, I also have a keen interest in how they did it! Here is an electronics-- a physics-- that they sure didn't teach us in tech school, or even in college! But the rumors persist, and I'm hereby challenging the writers out there, who keep dropping hints here and there, to do us all a favor and throw out a good, CONSISTENT, meaty bone for us to chew on.
People like Al Bielek make a big splash with an "I was there" announcement. The stories and anecdotes are absolutely spell-binding. The excursions into speculative Physics are sometimes so deep that the layman would not even know what questions to ask, much less be able to judge the truth or validity of the answers. And then you find out that he's still 'remembering' more details, and that his 'remembering' was given a good shot-in-the-arm by his watching the 1984 movie, The Philadelphia Experiment. Ahem....
So, if you're like me, and this thing sounds just plausible enough that you can't put it out of your mind, you begin to read and read everything you can get your hands on regarding the subject. Then you begin to read everything you can on indirectly-related, peripheral subjects, noting any possible connections to your main area of study. After a while you get a good feel for the similarities as well as the dissenting points of view as set forth by the various authors. And you wonder why everybody else "seems" to be informed about the how and the why, in great detail, but you.
(I even went as far as to travel out to Montauk Point, Long Island, to explore the abandoned radar base which Bielek connects with both the P.X. and with "Project Phoenix".)
You see, an electronics tech (and much more an Engineer, as Bielek is) knows damn well that there is a world of difference between DC and AC fields; between PULSED and ROTATING fields; between ELF and HF or MICROWAVE or RADAR frequencies; between VECTOR and SCALAR and STANDING WAVE versions of each. An electronics person knows that, without a DETAILED, comprehensive THEORY behind the bench set-up, he is not going to know how to set up voltages and currents, power levels, frequencies, waveforms, pulse widths or duty cycles. If there's a chance a circuit won't work, Murphy's Law dictates that it WON'T more often than not. Every electronics person reading this file knows what I'm talking about.
In the KeelyNet file "Bielek-1.asc", Jerry Decker remarks that "The literature of the 'Philadelphia Experiment' is replete with descriptions of the technology." Jerry offers a description:
"Basically, a coil was wound on each half of the ship and driven by separate oscillators, synced with an adjustable phase angle to create a 'Scalar-type wave'. This distorted the field matrices of matter encompassed within the field for 'unusual effects'."
Okay then, let's build one. What, no one has yet? This is the impression I got when I put in some telephone time searching for further info on the "Resonant Gravity Coil" whose construction plans can be found in the file "gravity3.asc"on KeelyNet. The author of the file calls himself "Shadow Hawk". Anyone want to tell me how I can get in touch with Shadow Hawk? So I can ask him a question or two before I invest in 7500 feet of #16 magnet wire? (That's 1.42 MILES of wire!)
What I'm saying is, let's not get so mesmerized by the theories and literary masterpieces and snake-oil salesmen floating around out there that our interest in "22nd Century" Science becomes solely an armchair pursuit, or, worse yet, a quasi-religion. We certainly want to get off our duffs and build something, but we don't want to waste lots of time and money; we'd like to ask a few questions first. But it seems that the answers are pretty hard to come by, expecially when the writers go under anonymous names.
Now that my gripe has been unloaded, I'm ready to hazard a guess or two here in the hopes that somebody out there who knows something will be stimulated enough to write a file in response to this one, or adding to it.
My speculation is this:
There is a connection between the supposed technology of the Philadelphia Experiment and that modern medical imaging technique called "MRI", which is based on nuclear magnetic resonance.
The similarities between the descriptions of the two become more obvious when you go to the library and look up the subject of NMR (or MRI, Magnetic Resonance Imaging) in a science encyclopedia. The description of the technique and theory behind it are similar. The history of the development of NMR overlaps the PX-- both are products of the 1940's (MRI as a medical device came later, in the late 1970's). And, in certain respects the technology for both may well be an outgrowth of the development of RADAR, which also took place during the same period and which employs PULSED fields.
In the pages that follow, I have assembled several quotes purporting to describe the Philadelphia Experiment-- either with regard to its technology, or some anecdote which might shed some light on the story. Some of the quotes are not directly related to the PX but seem to be related in concept. Finally, I've added some material on NMR that may prove interesting, since I'd guess that most people have as little knowledge of the subject as I did before I found this information. The occasional references to cyclones and cyclotrons ties in with rotating and/or vortex fields.
Several quotes from one book are usually grouped together, separated from other groups by dashed lines. Although this file is a bit lengthy, I hope it serves to stimulate renewed attention to the exact technological methods used in the PX. Even a small-scale duplication of the effect by an experimenter would tend to take the story out of the realm of myth, and establish its reality.
The Philadelphia Experiment & Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging:
Alfred Bielek claims to have been one of the two Navy seamen who threw the switches in the control room of the ship to power the equipment. His description of the equipment follows:
"There were four RF transmitters and they were phased to produce a rotating field; they were pulsed at a 10% duty cycle. The magnetic component of the fields was generated by four large coils set on the deck of the ship, and they were run by two large generators down in the hold of the ship -- 75 KVAH-- they were also pulsed. The entire system was under a very special control-- a very peculiar type of control-- that produced a rotating field effect, which produced the interaction, which caused the time field to shift." [frequency of pulsations unknown]
"[There are] FIVE DIMENSIONS [to our reality]: Our 3-D, time, and 'T2', which vector was being rotated in these experiments to give time/space shifts."
"All of the effects related to this are related to the PI over 2 series of frequencies, which are all WINDOWS."
"Although those men above deck were made insane, if not 'fried', by the fields, out of this came an ELECTROMAGNETIC CANCER CURE that the Navy has 'sat' on for forty years and refuses to release to the world because that would be tantamount to admitting that the Philadelphia Experiment DID happen." -- Al Bielek, telephoning in to host Robert D. Barry on the television program "E.T. Monitor", June 1991. (WGCB, channel 49, Red Lion, PA.) [Note: Robert Barry passed away in 1992 and E.T. Monitor is now defunct.]
"My own special interest in the Philadelphia Experiment was connected with
the possibility that a shift in the molecular composition of matter, induced by
intensified and resonant magnetism, could cause an object to vanish-- one
possible explanation of some of the disappearances within the Bermuda
"True, enough, such a form of levitation has been accomplished as
described. It is also a very commonly observed reaction of certain metals to
certain fields surrounding a current."
"This 'Deep Freeze' [of a man in the force field] was not
psychological. It is the result of a Hyper-Field that is set up, within the
field of the body, while the 'Scorch' Field is turned on..."
"The Navy did not know that the men could become invisible WHILE NOT UPON
THE SHIP & UNDER THE FIELD'S INFLUENCE... The Navy did not know that there
would be men die [dying] from odd effects of HYPER 'Field' within or upon
'Field'... Further, they even yet do not know why this happened and are not even
sure that the 'F' within 'F' is the reason, for sure at all."
"There was plenty of static electricity associated with it."
"I actually shoved my hand, up to the elbow, into this unique force field as that field flowed, surging powerfully in a COUNTERclockwise direction around the little experimental Navy ship, the DE 173. I felt the... push of that force field against the solidness of my arm and hand outstretched into its humming-pushing-propelling flow.
"I watched the air all around the ship... turn slightly, ever so slightly, darker than all the other air... I saw, after a few minutes, a foggy green mist arise like a thin cloud. [I think] this must have been a mist of atomic particles. I watched as thereafter the DE 173 became rapidly invisible to human eyes. And yet, the precise shape of the keel and underhull of that... ship REMAINED impressed into the ocean water as it and my own ship sped along somewhat side by side and close to inboards...
"...in trying to describe the sounds that [the] force field made as it circled around the DE 173... it began as a humming sound, quickly built up... to a humming whispering sound, and then increased to a strongly sizzling buzz -- [like a] rushing torrent...
"The field had a SHEET of pure electricity around it as it flowed. [This] flow was strong enough to almost knock me completely off balance and had my entire body been within that field, the flow would of a most absolute certainty [have] knocked me flat... on my own ship's deck. As it was, my entire body was NOT within that force field when it reached maximum strength-- density, repeat, DENSITY, and so I was not knocked down but my arm and hand [were] only pushed backward with the field's flow.
"Why was I not electrocuted the instant my bare hand touched that... sheet of electricity surrounding the field flow? It must have been because... [I was wearing] hip-high rubber sailor's boots and sou'wester coat.
"...Naval ONR scientists today do not yet understand what took place that
day. They say the field was 'reversed'. Scientific history, I later came to
realize, was made for the first time that day."
"The experiment [M.K. Jessup said to Dr. J. Manson Valentine] had
been accomplished by using naval-type magnetic generators, known as degaussers,
which were 'pulsed' at resonant frequencies so as to 'create a tremendous
magnetic field on and around a docked vessel'."
"According to Jessup the purpose [of the Philadelphia Experiment] was to
test out the effect of a strong magnetic field on a manned surface craft. This
was to be accomplished by means of magnetic generators (degaussers). Both
pulsating and non-pulsating generators were operated..."
"Jessup was worried about the experiments and told Valentine that the Navy
had requested him to be a consultant on yet another experiment but that he had
refused. He was convinced that the Navy, in seeking to create a magnetic cloud
for camouflage purposes in October 1943, had uncovered a potential that could
temporarily, and if strong enough perhaps permanently, rearrange the molecular
structure of people and materials so that they would pass into another dimension
with further implications of predictable and as yet uncontrolled
"I do not believe Dr. Jessup considered this an 'inadvertent' discovery. For many years, so I have been told, experiments involving high intensity magnetism have been officially discouraged, just as the ion motors, known for as far back at least as 1918, have been denied public disclosure and their inventors somehow silenced. I am therefore convinced that top-ranking physicists must have some knowledge-- and understandable dread-- of phenomena that might be expected to emerge from the generation of a high intensity magnetic field, especially a pulsating or vortextual one."
QUESTION: "In the case of the alleged Philadelphia Experiment, is there a fairly simple scientific explanation as to what took place?"
ANSWER: "To my knowledge there is no explanation in terms of the familiar or orthodox. Many scientists now share the opinion that basic atomic structure is essentially electric in nature rather than materially particulate. A vastly complicated interplay of energies is involved. Such a broad concept lends great flexibility to the universe. If multiple phases of matter within such a cosmos did NOT exist, it would be most surprising.
"The transition from one phase to another would be equivalent to the passage
from one plane of existence to another-- a sort of interdimensional
metamorphosis. In other words, there could be 'worlds within worlds'. Magnetism
has long been suspect as an involvement agent in such potentially drastic
changes. To begin with, it happens to be the only inanimate phenomenon for which
we have been unable to conceive a mechanistic analogue. We can visualize
electrons traveling along a conductor and thus 'explain' electric current, or we
can envisage energy waves of different frequencies in the ether and thus
'explain' the heat-light-radio spectrum. But a magnetic field defies a
mechanical interpretation. There is something almost mystical about it.
Furthermore, whenever we encounter incredible (to us) materialization and
dematerialization, as in UFO phenomena, they seem to be accompanied by severe
magnetic disturbances. It is, therefore, reasonable to suppose that a purposeful
genesis of unusual magnetic conditions could effect a change of phase in matter,
both physical and vital. If so, it would also distort the time element which is
by no means an independent entity, but part-in-parcel of a particular
matter-energy-time dimension such as the one we live in."
"The experiment is very interesting but awfully dangerous. It is too hard
on the people involved. This use of magnetic resonance is tantamount to
temporary obliteration in our dimension but it tends to get out of control.
Actually, it is equivalent to transference of matter into another level or
dimension and could represent a dimensional breakthrough if it were possible to
"In practice, it concerns electric and magnetic fields as follows:
"The thrust of Einstein's attempt to produce a Unified Field Theory was a string of sixteen incredibly complex quantities (represented by an advanced type of mathematical shorthand known as tensor equations), ten combinations of which represented gravitation and the remaining six electromagnetism...
"One thing that does emerge, interestingly, is the concept that a pure
gravitational field can exist without an electromagnetic field, but a pure
electromagnetic field cannot exist without an accompanying gravitational
"I think I heard they did some testing both along the river [the
Delaware] and off the coast, especially with regard to the effects of a
strong magnetic force field on radar detection apparatus. I can't tell you much
else about it or about what the results were because I don't know. My guess, and
I emphasize GUESS, would be that every kind of receiving equipment possible was
put aboard other vessels and along the shoreline to check on what would happen
on the 'other side' when both radio and low- and high- frequency radar were
projected through the field. Undoubtedly observations would have also been made
as to any effects that field might have had on light in the visual range. In any
event, I do know that there was a great deal of work being done on total
absorption as well as refraction, and this would certainly seem to tie in with
such an experiment as this."
[The following are comments by another anonymous scientist the elderly man referred to by Moore in the chapter, The Unexpected Key, pp. 173 - 205., of The Philadelphia Experiment]:
"...The idea of producing the necessary electromagnetic field for experimental purposes by means of the principles of resonance was... initially suggested by [physicist] Kent... I recall some computations about this in relation to a model experiment [i.e., an experiment conducted using scale models rather than real ships] which was in view at the time... It also seems likely to me that 'foiling radar' was discussed at some later point in relation to this project..."
"The initial idea seems to have been aimed at using strong electromagnetic fields to deflect incoming projectiles, especially torpedoes, away from a ship by means of creating an intense electromagnetic field around that ship. This was later extended to include a study of the idea of producing optical invisibility by means of a similar field in the air rather than in the water..."
"...He had on one part of a sheet a radiation-wave equation, and on the left side were a series of half-finished scratches. With these he pushed over a rather detailed report on naval degaussing equipment and poked fingers at it here and there while I marked with pencil where he pointed. Then Albrecht said could I see what would be needed to get a bending of light by, oh, I think 10 percent, and would I try to complete this enough to make a small table or two concerning it...
"I think that the conversation at this point had turned to the principles of resonance and how the intense fields which would be required for such an experiment might be achieved using this principle...
"Somehow, I managed to finish a couple of small tables and a few sentences of explanation and brought all back as a memo. We went in to Albrecht, who looked it all over and said, 'You did all this regarding intensities [of the field] at differing distances from the [ship's] beam, but you don't seem to pick up anything fore and aft'... All I had was the points of greatest curvature right off the ship's beam opposite this equipment...
"What Albrecht wanted to do was to find out enough to verify the strength of the field and the practical probability of bending light sufficiently to get the desired 'mirage' effect. God knows they had no idea what the final results would be. If they had, it would have ended there. But, of course, they didn't.
"I think the prime movers at this point were the NDRC and someone like Ladenburg or von Neumann who came up with ideas and had no hesitancy in talking about them before doing any computations at all. They talked with Einstein about this and Einstein considered it and took it far enough to figure out the order of magnitude he would need on intensity, and then spoke to von Neumann about what would be the best outfit to look into it as a practical possibility. That's how we got involved in it...
"I can also remember a point a little later when I suggested in a meeting of some sort that an easier way to make a ship vanish was a light air blanket, and I wondered why such a fairly complicated theoretical affair was under consideration. Albrecht took off his glasses at that point and commented that the trouble with having me at a conference was that I was good at getting them off the topic...
"I do remember being at at least one other conference where this matter was a topic on the agenda. During this one we were trying to bring out some of the more obvious-- to us-- side effects that would be created by such an experiment. Among these would be a 'boiling' of the water, ionization of the surrounding air, and even a 'Zeemanizing' of the atoms; all of which would tend to create extremely unsettled conditions. No one at this point had ever considered the possibility of interdimensional effects or mass displacement. Scientists generally thought of such things as belonging more to science fiction than to science in the 1940's. In any event, at some point during all this, I received a strong putdown from Albrecht, who broke in with something to the effect that 'Why don't you just leave these experimental people alone so they can go ahead with their project. That's what we have them for!'
"One of the problems involved was that the ionization created by the field tended to cause an uneven refraction of the light. The original concepts that were brought down to us before the conference were laid out very nicely and neatly, but both Albrecht and Gleason and I warned that according to our calculations the result would not be a steady mirage effect, but rather a 'moving back and forth' displacement caused by certain inherent tendencies of the AC field which would tend to create a confused area rather than a complete absence of color. 'Confused' may well have been an understatement, but it seemed appropriate at the time. Immediately out beyond this confused area ought to be a shimmering, and far outside ought to be a static field. At any rate, our warning on this, which ultimately went to NDRC, was that all this ought to be taken into account and the whole thing looked at with some care. We also felt that with proper effort some of these problems could be overcome... and that a resonant frequency could probably be found that would possibly control the visual apparent internal oscillation so that the shimmering would be at a much slower rate... I don't know how far those who were working on this aspect of the problem ever got with it...
"Another thing I recall strongly is that for a few weeks after the meeting in Albrecht's office we kept getting requests for tables having to do with resonant frequencies of light in optical ranges. These were frequently without explanation attached, but it seems likely that there was some connection here...
The Philadelphia Experiment & Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging:
Another testimonial, this time by an ex-military guard:
"I was a guard for classified audiovisual material, and in late 1945 I was in a position, while on duty in Washington, to see part of a film viewed by a lot of Navy brass, pertaining to an experiment done at sea. I remember only part of the film,
"After a time the central ship, a destroyer, disappeared slowly into a transparent fog until all that could be seen was an imprint of that ship in the water. Then, when the field, or whatever it was, was turned off, the ship reappeared slowly out
"Apparently that was the end of the film, and I overheard some of the men in the room discussing it. Some thought that the field had been left on too long and that that had caused the problems that some of the crew members were having."-reported t
"Victor Silverman, now living in Pennsylvania and still mindful of wartime security regulations and afraid of possible consequences, got in touch with the authors [Berlitz & Moore] through a third party when he first heard about the publication of
"At the outbreak of WWII Silverman enlisted in the Navy. He, along with about 40 others, was destined to become part of a special secret Naval experimental project involving a destroyer escort vessel and a process which he could identify only as '
"At one point during the preparation for the experiment, Silverman remembers seeing a civilian on board and said to a shipmate: 'That guy could use a haircut.' To his amazement he later discovered that the man had been Albert Einstein.
"Silverman was given the rating of Engineer, First Class, and, according to his account, was one of three seamen who knew where the switches were that started the operation. He also related that a special series of electrical cables had been laid
"This informant, who emphatically declined to be named, confided to Berlitz that he had seen highly classified documents in the Navy files in Washing-ton, D.C., which indicated that at least some phases of the experiment are STILL in progress.
"In addition, scientific units in private universities, some possibly funded by the government, are reported to be pursuing research in magnetic teleportation, with the attendant invisibility as part of the experiment. Some recent reports place su
"The U.S. Navy experimented with variations of the unifying vector on a large scale during WWII, in which they succeeded at least in part to make a ship invisible to radar. Radar is composed of ultra-high frequency waves, and here enters the prob
"The Navy, Einstein and a few others working together tried it the first way. They subjected the whole ship and crew inside a huge man-made field effect, then pumped its plane-rotational velocity, and raised the overall potential to beyond what mi
"In the large field effect experiment, generators were set up to produce a ROTATING MAGNETIC FIELD around the vessel while EXTRA MASTS were set up to accommodate the VERTICAL GRAVITY AXIS of the field. The had the equipment and some math to back u
The reported "freezing" of several of the crewmen...
"is what we should expect when inside a HYPER-FIELD, wherein all would become coherent or moving in the same direction. You would no longer be a 'man energy unit' aboard a 'vessel energy unit' upon the sea, but rather the electric fields of both m
"There is also some evidence to support the [alleged] fact that in one of the experiments when ship and crew reappeared, some of the crew had merged bodily within the steel of the ship, just like we find when a tornado has passed. [See next referen
"Matter as a product of energy [Einstein's famous equation E=mc squared]. Substance as a product of waves. Precipitate, gather the waves as in a funnel. The funnel causes rotary motion. Rotary motion causes a funnel. The motion creates a tight
"The spin has stabilized and slowed somewhat than at its birth. We can pump it up again, faster and faster; the particle will begin to radiate. If we keep this up the particle will 'de-centralize', will die as waves of heat, light and radio noise.
John Walker, in Anti-Gravity and the Unified Field, edited by David Hatcher Childress, Adventures Unlimited Press., pp. 59 - 62.
"There is a book entitled 'Reality Revealed-The Theory of Multidimensional Reality' published in 1978 (Vector Associates)...
[The authors, Douglas Vogt and Gary Sultan] "refer to a 'cross talk' effect where time and space information from one locale are transmitted, via standing waves of a sort, to another locale where the overlap then 'unfreezes' into so-called normal t
"The tornado passes and we are left with straw embedded in unshattered glass, a 2 x 4 piece of pine penetrating 5/8 inch steel, a 15 inch tire circling the base of a tree whose branches exceed 15 feet, and metal pipe UNDER the earth is left twisted
"We contend that the tornado and the hurricane are examples of a cyclotron in reverse. [Here the reverse would be a high velocity (motion) creating a high frequency radio (wave) signal.] "At certain times of the year when the right temperatures exi
"Because of the earth's tilt angle in reference to the direction of the high velocity particle, the particle is siphoned down to the tornado belts or hurricane areas. Here the right atmospheric conditions exist to form the electrostatic plates.
"The high energy particle charges the plates of the capacitor and a damped, oscillating radio wave is created. High voltage standing waves are also created.
"The damped, oscillating wave, along with the earth's magnetic field pro-duces cyclotronic action of the atmosphere. In other words a nature-made cyclotron is created.
"Because of the high electrical potentials created and the high standing waves produced, information that makes up the straw is translated (moved) in time; a translation in time is a translation in space. A translation in time of a microsecond of
"The authors speak of the upper atmosphere and the earth acting as a giant capacitor in much the same way Tesla referred to it. The idea is not new but I contend that wherever there exist potential differences, there is a flow to balance that diff Reference 43 to the chapter, Cohering the Zero-Point Energy, in the book "Tapping the Zero-Point Energy", by Moray B. King, p. 100:
"W.B. Smith, 'The New Science', Fern-Graphic Publ., Mississauga, Ontario, (1964). This esoteric work claims that the energized caduceus coil (opposing helical windings on a ferrite core) creates a 'tempic field'.
[This is a region where the time component of the space-time metric is altered. Such a claim might be supported if the ZPE were a hyperspatial flux orthogonal to our three-dimensional space, and the pulsed magnetic field opposition on the ferrite Reference 44:
"G. Burridge, 'The Smith Coil', Psychic Observer, 35(5), 410-16, (1979). This article explains how to wind a caduceus coil (previous reference) and reports on some observations made by investigators experimenting with the coil." Reference 45:
"W.L. Moore, C. Berlitz, 'The Philadelphia Experiment: Project Invisibility', Grosset & Dunlap, NY, (1979). The authors research persistent rumors that in World War II the U.S. Navy did an experiment where, in attempting to bend light and radar wa
If too much ZPE were orthorotated, it would bend space-time too much, and the object would leave our three-dimensional continuum.]" Reference 47, p.101 of "Tapping the Zero-Point Energy":
"S. Seike, 'The Principles of Ultrarelativity', G-research Laboratory, Tokyo, Japan, (1971). Seike proposes the existence of a physical hyperspace with an electrical energy flux that flows orthogonal to our three dimensional space. To orthorotate Reference 48:
"C.W. Cho, 'Tetrahedral Physics', 449 Izumi, Komae City, Tokyo, Japan, (1971) Cho describes in detail one of Seike's (previous reference) hyperspatial, four-dimensional rotating forms called the 'resonating electromagnetic field' (RMF). The form i
Further info on Seike, from the book "Ether Technology: A Rational Approach to Gravity-Control", by Rho Sigma (1977): [note the apparent incorrect spelling of his name: Seiki, rather than Seike, as in M.B. King's book.]
"Professor Shinichi Seiki, Uwajima City, Ehime Prefecture, Japan, developed a somewhat more elaborate theory of the Lorentz force, incorporating the use of the 'ether'. Starting with the so-called 'Kramer equation', which describes the movements o
"Currently, in a process called NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance), we only utilize the changes in spatial electron spins due to the application of magnetic fields. The substance to be examined is placed in a high frequency field, and we observe ene
"Seiki went one step further and introduced NER (Nuclear Electrical Resonance), which influences BOTH the polar AND the axial spin. Polar spin, he claimed, is directly related to the gravitational field. Describing a rotating electrical AC field
"It seems that the reason Prof. Seiki's NER effects have not yet been 'officially' utilized, is that nuclear electrical resonance can occur ONLY at extremely high electrical voltage SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH ultra-high AC frequencies. Below this thresho
[Note that Tom Bearden's inventor friend, Floyd Sweet, also uses barium- ferromagetics in his "Vacuum Triode" free-energy device. See the files 'SWEET1 thru 4.ASC' on KeelyNet]
Now for a couple of comments on Al Bielek. I wrote to him in the Fall of 1991, told him I'd been to Montauk Point, NY, and basically asked him to either tantalize me with some further specific technical details, or to point me toward some solid re He never wrote back.
I tried to track him down over the phone but was told by the Phoenix operator that his number is unlisted.
In July of 1991, Al Bielek gave a lecture at Rosemont College, PA, which I attended. He told his P.E./Phoenix story in substantially the same form as it was told on the now-famous videotape, "The Truth Behind the Philadelphia Experiment". What wa
Anyway, as usual, it mainly told his story and other UFO anecdotes, but did not delve deeply into the PHYSICS or TECHNOLOGY end of the P.E. Bielek did say, however, that he was working on a new book that would TELL ALL from a technical standpoint,
My research also unearthed some info about Bielek's "Zero-Time Reference Generator", which he claims Tesla invented and was used to set the "time locks" in P.E.-related experiments. Jerry Decker seems to imply that Bielek may have been hoodwinking
A glance through my old Radio Shack 1975-76 Dictionary of Electronics shows me that there is indeed such a thing as a Zero Time Reference. Page 667 says "In a radar, the time reference of the schedule of events during one cycle of operation." In
Bielek made one other cryptic remark that bothered me for a long time- his remark on the E.T. Monitor program about a PI over 2 series of frequencies being WINDOWS, evidently INTERDIMENSIONAL windows. He never elaborated because it was the end of
Well, imagine my surprise when I ran across his terminology in the library one day while I was looking up info on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance! It seems that "PI/2" refers to a certain pulse-width with respect to a reference pulse in one cycle of the
So we have several possible scenarios here: 1) Al Bielek is a smart cookie who knows lots of technical terms gleaned from hi-technologies and appropriates them to his P.E. story, assuming that nobody is going to take the time to check out his ling Without further adieu, let's look at what NMR is all about:
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
"Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is the effect of a resonant ROTATING (or alternating) magnetic field, imposed at RIGHT ANGLES to a typically much larger STATIC field, to perturb the orientation of nuclear moments. First applied to molecular beam
"The essence of this methodology is that the nuclear moments u(i) in the specimen under observation are rotated so as to lie at some angle with respect to the applied field B(o). Under these conditions the moments experience a torque u(i) x B(o),
"Many techniques have been developed for the observation of NMR signals. These are divided into two principle classes, PULSED and CONTINUOUS WAVE (cw) methods. [Note that Al Bielek says Tesla favored the older CW method in the Philadelphia Experiment.]
"Again, borrowing from the terminology of GYROSCOPIC MOTION, the rotation of nuclei about the field B(1) is generally referred to as NUTATION. If B(1) is applied long enough to rotate the nuclear moments into a RIGHT ANGLE with B(o) and then TURNE A pulse twice as long, i.e., a PI pulse, will invert the nuclei to the direction -B(o). THE MAXIMUM FREE INDUCTION SIGNAL IS ACHIEVED WITH A PI/2 PULSE...
"Thus, nuclei in solids and liquids are typically very strongly decoupled from their surroundings, making them useful probes of local magnetic behavior. There are two principle types of relaxation process affecting NMR measurements. The first is "The echo decay time constant is usually termed T2...
"...Two-dimensional NMR. This method is a simple extension of the Fourier transform scheme to include a sequence of two PI/2 pulses separated by a variable time t1. Time t1, the 'evolution' time, is varied from zero up to values slightly greater
"A three-dimensional object to be imaged is placed in a magnetic field with a field GRADIENT along one axis, e.g., the z axis. A pulsed radio-frequency magnetic field is then applied, exciting the nuclear spins in a planar cross section of small As to the field strength of the main magnet, we read:
"MRI equipment consists of a huge, superconducting electromagnet that is cooled by liquid helium. It is constructed as a large tube with an inside diameter of about 1 meter to admit the patient. The electromagnet of a typical MRI system weighs mo the preceding was a compilation of info from several encyclopedias of Scientific terms, most notably Van Nostrand's.
One interesting side note:
On the one hand we are not taught in school that there is any real danger in being exposed to strong magnetism (except for the current controversy over 60 Hz ELECTROmagnetism from power lines, etc.). Yet, elsewhere in this paper I included the quo
"The magnet creates fringe field effects that unless taken into account by designers, stretch far beyond the MRI machine. Although there is no conclusive evidence of harmful effects of magnetic fields, the FDA, feeling it is better to err on the s
"Large areas and parking lots surrounding early mobile units had to be roped off to prevent people from straying into the fringe field."-pp 76,77.Just as food for thought: If you strayed too near a mobile MRI unit and soon afterward came down with
Well, there you have it. What are we able to glean from the descriptions of the technology behind the alleged Philadelphia Experiment?
Was it a unique field/equipment configuration whose exact nature will remain hidden away in some Top Secret classified file in Washington?
Or have the basic concepts, developed in the lab over the years under the name NMR, finally become popularly implemented since the late 1970's or early 1980's by the medical field, under the name MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING?
I sincerely hope this rather long file will stimulate discussion, lots of responses, and maybe even some actual building of equipment along these lines. Last one to disappear into another dimension is a rotten egg!
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