Governmental institutions from around the world have, in fact, been known to conduct various forms of paranormal research. When reports of this activity hit the press in the mid-twentieth century, unrest increased among conspiracy theorists who received a sort of validation of their fears of the unknown and the supernatural. One of the most mysterious government research programs is, of course, the space program. If they’re looking into the existence of alien lifeforms, surely the whole business must have some foundation in science and truth… Right?
Here, we’re presenting believers and cynics alike with six paranormal experiments conducted by authorized Governmental bodies, both in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Some of the experiments were conducted for the field of general scientific research while others had a more sinister motive, for use in warfare.
Whether you’re a believer or a naysayer, the fact that some of the world’s most powerful governments saw the paranormal as legitimate field that warranted further study is a point of interest, at least. After all, those are your tax dollars and pounds at work..
#6. The Philadelphia Experiment (1943)
The Philadelphia Experiment is much more than just a 1984 movie: It was one of the military’s earliest studies of the paranormal, and this particular experiment sounds as farfetched and sinister as a chapter of a Lovecraft novel. While the military’s official line remains vague on the existence of the experiment, a few key people have come forward to confirm that it happened – allegedly…
The Philadelphia Experiment centered around the USS Eldridge, which reportedly ‘teleported’ from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Norfolk, Virginia. The experiment was looking into possible invisibility devices and manipulating electromagnetic fields around the vessel, but the military stumbled into the area of possible time travel and teleportation. However, the sailors that were inside the vessel during these experiments were not so lucky. Tales of mangled bodies and torn up flesh accompany tales of the Philadelphia Experiment.