This episode of Strange Matters is the first part of a series discussing the legendary Montauk Project, a rumored series of top-secret military projects carried out by the United States government. The Montauk Project includes experiments in psychological warfare, teleportation, and even time travel. However, years before the Montauk Project would supposedly be created, another secret military operation took place that acted as a predecessor: The Philadelphia Experiment.
The Philadelphia Experiment was an alleged top secret military operation that took place in 1943 at the Naval shipyards in Philadelphia, PA. Seeking an advantage over the Germans, the US Navy used newly developed scientific equipment in an attempt to create a ship that would be undetectable to enemy radar. The events that would actually occur during the experiment would instead baffle the observing scientists, even going so far as defying the laws of physics as we understand them.
As extraordinary and fantastic as the story of the Philadelphia Experiment is, many believe the whole thing is simply fiction. Only a few witnesses exist who claim to know about the experiment, and there is no evidence or records that the secret project ever took place. Is the Philadelphia Experiment a hoax? Or is it one of the greatest secret military projects in history?
Part II discussing the Montauk Project coming soon!