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?”

Yes!

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:

1900 13
1901 14
1902 8
1903 10
1904 16
1905 26
1906 32
1907 27
1908 18
1909 32
1910 36
1911 24
1912 22
1913 23
1914 22
1915 18
1916 25
1917 21
1918 21
1919 14
1920 8
1921 11
1922 14
1923 23
1924 18
1925 17
1926 19
1927 20
1928 22
1929 19
1930 13
1931 26
1932 13
1933 14
1934 22
1935 24
1936 21
1937 22
1938 26
1939 21
1940 23
1941 24
1942 27
1943 41
1944 31
1945 27
1946 35
1947 26
1948 28
1949 36
1950 29
1951 21
1952 17
1953 22
1954 17
1955 19
1956 15
1957 34
1958 10
1959 15
1960 22
1961 18
1962 15
1963 20
1964 15
1965 22
1966 19
1967 16
1968 30
1969 27
1970 29
1971 23
1972 20
1973 16
1974 21
1975 21
1976 25
1977 16
1978 18
1979 15
1980 18
1981 14
1982 10
1983 15
1984 8
1985 15
1986 6
1987 11
1988 8
1989 7
1990 13
1991 10
1992 23
1993 16
1994 15
1995 25
1996 22
1997 20
1998 16
1999 11

Left column: years obviously.

Right column: Number of 7.0 and larger quakes.

To turn this into a histogram:

Bin Freq.
5-10 6
10-15 16
15-20 27
20-25 28
25-30 14
30-35 5
35-40 3
40-45 1

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.

Coincidence?

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:

Month 1943 Frequency
1 4
2 4
3 9
4 8
5 6
6 10
7 5
8 3
9 9
10 3
11 10
12 8
79

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,

George@ure.net