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The Philadelphia Experiment is the name given to a naval military‭ ‬experiment which was‭ ‬carried out at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard in Philadelphia,‭ ‬Pennsylvania,‭ ‬USA,‭ ‬sometime around October‭ ‬28,‭ ‬1943.‭ ‬It is alleged that the U.S.‭ ‬Navy destroyer escort USS Eldridge was to be rendered invisible‭ (‬or‭ "‬cloaked‭") ‬to enemy devices.‭ ‬The experiment is also referred to as Project Rainbow.‭

The story is widely regarded as a hoax.‭ ‬The U.S.‭ ‬Navy maintains that no such experiment occurred,‭ ‬and details of the story contradict well-established facts about the Eldridge,‭ ‬as well as the known laws of physics.‭ ‬Nonetheless,‭ ‬the story has captured imaginations in conspiracy theory circles,‭ ‬and elements of the Philadelphia Experiment are featured in other government conspiracy theories...

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