I’m spending too much time in my lab lately. Yeah, still working on gravity/anti-gravity theories and the like.
But now I’m vexed by a bothersome data point that popped out of my work just yesterday.
This takes a little explaining…because it is not the simplest stuff in the world. So here goes…
I was reviewing Oliver Heaviside’s Volume I on electromagnetic theory and at the very end of the work he allows as how light and gravity may propagate in similar ways.
Not that this is new to fans of gravitoelectromagenetism. A quick Wiki check so you can keep up:
“Gravitoelectromagnetism, abbreviated GEM, refers to a set of formal analogies between the equations for electromagnetism and relativistic gravitation; specifically: between Maxwell’s field equations and an approximation, valid under certain conditions, to the Einstein field equations for general relativity. Gravitomagnetism is a widely used term referring specifically to the kinetic effects of gravity, in analogy to the magnetic effects of moving electric charge. The most common version of GEM is valid only far from isolated sources, and for slowly moving test particles.”
Fine, so far it’s fairly straight-forward. Even for George the knuckle-dragger.
Now we rerun the rumor usually cited as fiction about the so-called Philadelphia Experiment which also has a Wiki entry:
“The Philadelphia Experiment is an alleged military experiment that is said to have been carried out by the U.S. Navy at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania some time around October 28, 1943. The U.S. Navy destroyer escort USS Eldridge (DE-173) was claimed to have been rendered invisible (or “cloaked”) to enemy devices….”
And from here the story takes off in a whole bunch of directions, including but not limited to the Charles Berlitz book, a couple of movies, and some damn interesting sci-fi lore.
At least that’s what we’re conditioned to believe.
Readers of the column know that (like a good reporter or mad scientist – which runs in the family) Ures truly is quite suspect about the Philadelphia Experiment perhaps having tapped into something non-ordinary to put it in simple terms.
For two reasons (after rereading Heaviside):
One is that gravity seems in my read to have been a kind of secondary not well explored aspect of electrics and magnetism which were the two forces he was marrying. And quite successfully by bringing on vector algebra and losing the quaternion approach.
Second is there are some hints that something might be happening with regard to high voltages, ultraviolet light, and magnetics. A while back I mentioned the “gravity shield” theory of Dr. Fran Aquino.
When I read the book The Fog: A Never Before Published Theory of the Bermuda Triangle Phenomenon– which is an account of a purported naturally-arising dimensional warp…well, I started to jot down things that seemed to cluster.
I find making notes – and then grouping the data different ways – can help me get different “slice” on a problem.
This was no exception.
After working on the basics – the lack of one, two, or three combined frequency sweeps at repeatable power levels from Direct Current all the way up to microwave frequencies, it occurred to me that this might be fun. That’s the experiment now in construction.
Close on the heels of that will come the experiments involving gas plasma frequency mixing. We can save that for another morning.
Here’s the really cool thought, however, that popped into my head Wednesday as a question:
“Have researchers into this time-travel/temporal displacement and possible dimensional warping completely missed a data set that might point to something going on?”
I went looking for geological/earthquake records for the relevant 100 year period because it occurred to me, after the earthquake experience here at the ranch last week, that – this is so cool – any REAL time/dimension work would likely set off an unusual number of quakes.
Here’s the data set I found online: 7.0 and greater data by year from 1900 to 2000:
Left column: years obviously.
Right column: Number of 7.0 and larger quakes.
To turn this into a histogram:
Now the long-awaited punch line:
What year was the extreme outlier with 41 earthquakes of 7.0 and above?
Answer: The same year as the purported Philadelphia Experiment. 1943.
I don’t know.
But just for the halibut, let’s zoom in on estimate 6.0 or greater quakes to see how the year pencils out as a distribution:
Now for the sci-fi of this – backed up with the data:
IF the Philadelphia Experiment were real – and not saying it is – then the sequence of development would likely have been something likek this:
- March 1943 first proof of concept run. 9 quakes in the month.
- April ‘43 more testing of concept and 8 quakes occur.
- May quakes drop into the background mode as rework and changes to equipment are made.
- June ’43 a big full power test. 10 quakes.
- Back to the drawing board for a couple of months.
- September brings another test, and 9 quakes.
- A down month in October for more system tuning.
- And then 10 quakes again when the test (the one the historical rumor mill latched onto) happened in November and 10 more quakes resulted.
If I were writing fiction (which I’ve sworn off for a while) I would link up the quakes in geographical software.
Then, seeing as the majority of the quakes were Pacific Rim, and just north of Japan (except the 7.0 off Honshu), I would weave the story that the “experiment” wasn’t just with attempts at radar invisibility, but also with attempts to make an earthquake-machine with which to attack the Japanese homeland.
Author Vadim Telitsin links Nicholas Tesla to the Experiment in his book on topic.
I don’t know about you, but the fact of earthquakes hitting a 100 year high in the same year as the rumored invisibility project is one hell of a coincidence.
Just sort of tweaked my interest in the story again because that’s hardcore data.
The rest? Rewrite of rewrite. But all in good fun…except there is the new data point to think about…
Write when you get rich,