Someone did. The USS Eldridge would be transferred to Greece in and sold for scrap in the 90s, but Allende's hoax would live on in our effing nightmares forever.
It could also be that the story is completely false. Strangely, though, there were no other witnesses of the alleged event. They were neither invisibility cloaks nor teleportation drives designed by aliens, but instead, they scrambled the magnetic signatures of ships using the degaussing technique, which provided protection from magnetic torpedoes aboard U-boats.
Inthe United States transferred the Eldrige to the country of Greece. The USS Eldridge met an unceremonious end, with the decommissioned ship sold to a Grecian firm as scrap after five decades of service.
It was also said that the warship went approximately ten minutes back in time. There were oblique references to the Philadelphia Experiment one example is that "Mr.
Later, it was decommissioned and sold as scrap. An American legend Whatever may be the case, the story of the Philadelphia Experiment has become an American legend. Then, instantaneously and inexplicably, the Eldridge disappeared.
Source: Wikimedia Commons, fair use. Overall, the ship was in service for 50 years.
The idea was to win the Battle of the Atlantic at any cost.