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Corresponding Wikipedia article: Invisibility

The invisibility is an ability of the incident beams to pass through a body (transparency), or to flow around the body on the curved lines. Own thermal radiation is always visible.

As known, the material particles emit and absorb the photons only when they move non-uniformly or non-linearly or between the mediums. If a photon is not absorbed by a particle, it wraps around the particle without altering its moment.

The material bodies are visible, i.e. they reflect and emit the light due to a motion of the lightweight electrons within the nuclei fields. The solid metals are opaque and can be the perfect mirrors due to their dense electron gas. The transparent solids are the insulators, i.e. their electrons are very inactive, for example: glass, quartz, diamond.

The reduced visibility of an arbitrary body, as known, occurs when the light is scattered, e.g., at a finely dispersed material or at a diffraction grating. Marshall Barnes, a researcher of the Philadelphia Experiment (1943), explained the reduced visibility effect by the diffraction, showing the properties of a plastic diffraction film. If you look through this film from a far distance, the image is severely blurred, and the small objects seem to be disappearing. A lonely ship in this experiment was observed visually and by a radar from a far distance, merging with a uniform blurred background of water and/or sky.

According to rumors [1], an unusual aircraft was tested in 1937 in the USSR. Its casing was polished and reflective, and after the engine launch, it allegedly gradually dissolved in the air, leaving only the engine sound, and appearing only after stop. If this was the diffraction method use, the blurred aircraft silhouette, which reflects the sky, is really hard to see against the sky. The main disadvantage is that the pilot also sees a blurred image of the surrounding world.

According to one of the few witnesses of the Philadelphia Experiment, engineer Alfred Bielek (real name Edward Cameron), Nikola Tesla researched the ships invisibility, and Einstein was a coauthor as usually. The electromagnetism is a Tesla’s profession, and maybe he had created a spatial standing electromagnetic microwave around the ship, which served as an invisible diffraction grating (film). The Kapitza-Dirac effect (the particles diffraction by a standing wave) was discovered yet in 1933. This theory explains many properties of this invisibility effect:

  • Frequency characteristic of this effect is similar to the diffraction gratings. An increase in the field frequency and a decrease in the lattice period are expanding the invisible frequency range from the radio range up to the optical range. The greenish haze around the ship is produced by the scattering of the spectrum red band.
  • People, who were on the deck, saw the blurred silhouettes of each other, but they did not see the steel structures. The color of the warships, even in good visibility, makes them difficult to notice against the sea.
  • People, who were embedded within the metal structures of the ship, are the result of the metal cold melting, known as the Hutchison effect. This effect has undergone only the outer surface of the deck structures, which was penetrated by radiation. The Hutchison effect can also be accompanied by the "disappearance" of metals.
  • People, who were in the enclosed rooms of the ship, suffered less, because a steel shields the microwave radiation. Alfred Bielek was one of them.
  • People, who were on the deck, had either been killed or became disabled, being injured by a powerful microwave radiation at least. This includes the burns and the powerful magnetic field influence on the nervous system (mental disorders).
  • Other effects, if any, are related to the parapsychology.


  1. Широкорад А. Б. Чудо-оружие СССР: Тайны советского оружия. — М.: Вече, 2005. — 352 стр. — ISBN 5-9533-0411-0

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