DID a time traveller from the future go back 350 years with an iPhone and get painted in the process?
Apple CEO Tim Cook thinks it may be possible after being convinced someone in a painting from the 1600s is holding the firm’s product that has revolutionised how we communicate.
He said: “I always thought I knew when the iPhone was invented, but now I’m not so sure anymore.”
He explained how he discovered the painting, which described the smartphone as a letter.
“Man Handing a Letter to a Woman in the Entrance Hall of a House” was painted by Pieter de Hooch in 1670.
Mr Cook said while visiting Amsterdam for the Startup Fest Europe, he visited the Rijksmuseum with a retired Dutch politician called Neelie Kroes, when he spotted the oil painting masterpiece.
He told TNW the “iPhone” in the painting did appear to be one of those made by his firm.
Cook actually believed the painting was a Rembrandt during the interview.
Others have said the man in the painting could be holding an “old school” iPod with a click wheel.
The story compounds rumours Apple has been experimenting with time travel already, and it is not the first time there have been claims of the iPhone – invented in 2007 – cropping up in historical scenes,.
In a clip from the 1948 John Wayne film Fort Apache, late actor Henry Fonda can clearly be seen using what many have said can only be an iPhone.
And, earlier this month footage appeared of a Mike Tyson fight with an audience member apparently filming the bout on a smartphone.
Philadelphia Experiment : An Invisible Boat that traveled in Time thanks to Einstein?
Summer of 1943. In the midst of World War II, an American battleship tested a technology designed by Einstein himself and managed to become invisible and teleport. That is, at least, what some conspiracy theorists say. This is the true story of the USS Elridge, the ship that “traveled in time”.
The legend of the Rainbow Project
What is popularly known as the Philadelphia Experiment, alludes to an alleged dark program of the US Navy called Project Rainbow. Urban legend says the military was testing a generator of electromagnetic fields with which they sought to find practical applications to the unified field theory proposed by Albert Einstein. In one sentence, they tried to achieve invisibility.
Private technicians who did not know what they were installing provided two powerful generators, dozens of meters of electrical cable around the hull and other complex electronic devices to the USS Elridge, a 93-meter-long battleship. On July 22, 1943, the first supposed experiment took place. The generators activated an electromagnetic field that made the battleship disappear from sight for a few minutes surrounded by a greenish fog. Some sailors complained of strong nausea caused by the test.
The equipment was readjusted and the second test took place on October 28. This time, the whole ship completely disappeared and appeared at the navy base in Norfolk, 600 kilometers away and 15 minutes in the past. There he was sighted during that time. After that he disappeared again in the middle of a blue lightning to return to Philadelphia.
Official statements of the navy
According to urban legend, the consequences of this second experiment were so devastating for the crew that the Navy decided to cancel the project. Most of the sailors developed schizophrenia and some completely lost their judgment. Many were seriously injured as they materialized, and others, less fortunate, fused horribly with the ship’s hull. Some vanished days after the experiment and never reappeared.
This is, roughly speaking, the truculent history perpetuated by conspiracy theorists, ufologists, and some science-fiction films. The navy has always denied the existence of the Philadelphia experiment. In a statement released in November 2000, the Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR) completely denied the existence of any invisibility or teleportation program, as well as Einstein’s involvement. In a summary of the note published by Naval History & Heritage, it is said:
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has already explained that the use of forcefields to make a ship and its crew invisible does not conform to the known laws of physics. The ONR also asserts that Dr. Albert Einstein’s unified field theory has never been completed.
Between 1943 and 1944, Einstein worked as a part-time consultant for the navy in theoretical investigation of explosives and explosions. There is no evidence that Einstein worked on anything related to invisibility or teleportation.
Indeed, unified field theory was a concept coined by Einstein when he attempted to explain the gravitational field and the electromagnetic field by a single unified theory. He never succeeded, but many do not care that the laws of physics overturn a good story.
The letters of Carlos Allende
How did the Philadelphia Experiment come to light? The answer is through a series of letters sent by Carl Meredith Allen under the pseudonym of Carlos Miguel Allende. Supposedly, Allen was a merchant seaman who saw the USS Elridge disappear from his own ship, SS Andrew Furuseth.
With a somewhat peculiar prose and abundant spelling mistakes, Allen described the supposed experiment of teleportation in a correspondence maintained with the writer and ufologist Morris Jessup. Although the sailor never provided any reliable proof of what he was saying, Jessup was fascinated by the tale and included it in a book titled The Case for the UFO. Jessup failed to repeat the moderate success of this book and committed suicide four years later. The circumstances surrounding his death further fueled the theory that the experiment existed and that the government has since tried to cover it up. The urban legend of the Philadelphia experiment had been officially born.
The Truth About The Philadelphia Experiment
The Philadelphia Experiment is a complicated hodgepodge of Allen’s feverish imagination, Jessup’s credulity, real facts, and gossip about sailors. The first thing that does not agree are the dates. Official records say that the USS Elridge was launched on July 25, 1943, two days after the alleged first experiment. He officially entered service at the Shipyard of New York on August 27, 1943.
What is certain is that, in the 1940s, the US Navy experimented with invisibility. Of course, it was not invisibility to the naked eye. The USS Elridge and its twin, the USS Engstrom were equipped with a new system that surrounded the whole hull with electric cables. The technique was called Degaussing, and its aim was to reduce the magnetic field of the ship to avoid that it was an easy target of the mines and magnetic torpedoes used in the Nazi submarines. The technique became very popular in the 40’s and came to be applied to military and civilian vessels alike.
As Edward Dudgeon, one of the sailors aboard the USS Elridge, explains, the degaussing system was installed by outside contractors. Not knowing exactly what they were installing together with the jokes of sailors who spoke of a system to “make the boat invisible” was enough to trigger the gossip. To this was added the fact that the ship did carry secret experimental equipment. It was, in particular, a new type of sonar and a system to sow loads of depth called Hedgehog.
The “lightning” spoken of in the urban legend about the Philadelphia experiment may be as simple as the discharge of ionized plasma known long ago as San Telmo fire.
As for the mysterious disappearance of the USS Elridge, Dudgeon explains that the origin of that part of the urban legend is due to an incident at the base of Norfolk. The Elridge landed at the base to get supplies, but soon he released moorings and returned to Philadelphia, where he arrived in less than six hours. According to the navigation charts of the area, this crossing was impossible because it was necessary to take a large detour to avoid German submarines and minefields. In fact, the ship used the channel Chesapeake & Delaware, that allows skipping the detour to the peninsula.
Dudgeon explains how until his departure and the one of a companion by the back door during a tavern fight encouraged the rumors of sailors of the USS Elridge that disappeared. Neither Edward Dudgeon nor his companion bar was old enough to drink, and when the fight broke out, the taverna took them out the back door to avoid problems with the authorities. To many, Dudgeon’s entire account is the cover of a mad experiment.
On January 15, 1951, the USS Elridge was transferred to Greece, where he served under the name of Leon. The ship left the service in 1999 and ended its days peacefully in a scrapping. It served to attenuate the legend of the Philadelphia Experiment that a group of veterans of the USS Elridge offered an interview in 1999 in which commented the history fun. The most fanciful prefer to believe that the US navy managed in a delusional pseudo-scientific combo invisibility, teleportation and time travel, but decided not to move forward because some sailors died.
Jordan Peele Enters the Twilight Zone in Eerie Teaser
What dimension are we even in? Question reality with this teaser for the upcoming Twilight Zone return.
Jordan Peele interrupted the Super Bowl on Sunday night to bring us a message from the Twilight Zone. As the camera feed glitches and cuts to shots of a dark, vacant stadium, Peele’s voice beckons us into eerie but familiar territory:
Witness an empty space filled with thousands of screaming people. A man both nowhere and everywhere at the same time. Answers are new questions. The unthinkable is the expected. When truth is not the truth, what dimension are you even in?
It feels a bit like we’ve accidentally wandered into the Twilight Zone for real with a modern revival of the show that has been teaching us to question reality since 1959. Peele will serve as the narrator and host of the new series, the role iconically filled by Rod Serling in the original.
The new Twilight Zone premieres on CBS All Access on April 1st, 2019.
Watch: New Online Docuseries Goes in Search of Kentucky Goblins
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A riveting new docuseries explores the possibility that goblins may be lurking in Kentucky and takes viewers on a remarkable journey into the realm of high strangeness.
The free-to-watch Hellier grew out of the work of paranormal researchers Greg and Dana Newkirk, who were contacted back in 2012 by an individual claiming to be tormented by diminutive beings that emerged at night outside of his home and terrorized his family. Initially skeptical of the man’s tale, the duo’s interest was piqued considerably when he sent them a series of photographs showing three-toed prints purportedly created by the creatures.
Although the alleged witness subsequently vanished, the Newkirks’ fascinating with the odd story never diminished and they eventually teamed up with director Karl Pfeiffer to look into the case and document their investigation. Alongside paranormal researcher Connor James Randall, the group journeyed to the Kentucky town of Hellier, where the goblin encounters were said to occur, looking for the man who had initially written to them as well as the odd creatures that had captured their attention and wouldn’t let go. Without spoiling the series for you, what followed was a fascinating boots-on-the-ground expedition rife with colorful characters, strange synchronicities and a number of truly eerie events.
Since premiering online last weekend, the series has garnered rave reviews for its originality and excellent production values.
Having seen all five episodes ourselves, we can confirm that the high praise for Hellier is on point as the series does a breathtaking job of capturing the tantalizing and maddeningly elusive nature of the paranormal in a way that few, if any, such programs have done in the past.
What begins as a quest for cave-dwelling goblins in a small Kentucky town turns into a veritable walk through a maze of funhouse mirrors with the team of investigators and the viewers at home seemingly being led in various directions by whatever force is behind these creatures.
Coast listeners can hear Greg and Dana Newkirk discuss Hellier in the latter half of next Monday night’s program, which gives you all weekend to binge watch the series that has left the paranormal world buzzing.
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