What really happened during the Philadelphia Experiment? In the first experiment, an alleged method of electrical field manipulation allowed the USS Eldridge to be rendered invisible on July 22, 1943 in the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. The second rumored experiment was the teleportation and small-scale time travel (with the ship sent a few seconds in the past) of the USS Eldridge from the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard to Norfolk, Virginia, on October 28, 1943.
In the fall of 1943, the USS Eldridge was allegedly made invisible and telported from Pennsylvania to Virginia in an incident that came to be known as the Philadelphia Experiment. Alfred Bielek achieved notoriety as Eldridge's sole survivor. His memories were buried until he saw the movie, The Philadelphia Experiment in 1988, at which time he remembered that he was born in 1916 as Ed Cameron.