At its core, the story of the Philadelphia Experiment is a simple one: a U.S. naval experiment intended to cloak a vessel from radar, and possibly from the naked eye, went horribly awry with disastrous results for many aboard the ship. This is the limit what of most people know about the alleged incident because that’s what was portrayed in the popular 1984 film of the same name. As a result, much of the commentary on the Philadelphia Experiment regards the feasibility of the science, or research into naval history to determine if such an experiment could have taken place. However, the real mystery isn’t the incident itself, but the circumstances that brought it into the limelight. From ufologists to madmen, and even the Office of Naval Research, a full cast of characters gave life to what is now the stuff of urban legend. In these origins, there might be answers.
Unsolved is a serialized non-fiction publication. Each issue dives deep into some of the most mysterious paranormal, cryptozoological, conspiracy, and true crime topics. Too often are these subjects presented as brief vignettes intended to send chills down one’s spine, but lack any real depth or anything approaching a conclusion. Fans of this genre are often left wanting more, and Unsolved hopes to fill in the missing gaps and contribute something substantive to the ongoing discussion of these topics.