The computer told Al Bielek he had to go back to the 20th century. Bielek didn’t want to, he wanted to stay in the 28th century. (Background: Our Friend, The Ether (Part 33), Ersjdamoo’s Blog entry of December 4, 2013.)
The computer said, “You can’t stay in the 28th century.”
“What do I have to go back to?” Bielek asked.
“You have to go back,” replied the computer. It would not give Bielek a direct answer. Eventually he was sent back, with no knowledge of how it was done and without Bielek’s approval. He went back to 2137 A.D. to the hospital to meet with his brother Duncan. A short time after that both Al and Duncan were transported “to the incident I’ve described so many times, 1983 at the Montauk Point… inside the perimeter of a military fence.” When they arrived in 1983, suddenly all the memories of the “Philadelphia Experiment” and what they had gone through came back to Al and Duncan Bielek. The 2137 and 2749 phenomena were largely blanked out from memory. It did come back to an extent, but it came back later.
Al and Duncan “landed” at Montauk in 1983. Inside the military perimeter, a helicopter with a blinding searchlight hovered overhead. The two brothers were apprehended and taken down into artificially built underground caverns, part of the Montauk facility. John von Neumann did not die in 1957, Al Bielek claimed. Von Neumann was “a very strange breed of person”, an excellent theoretical mathematician (perhaps better than Einstein) as well as an engineer. Einstein was pure theory. In the underground caverns at Montauk, Von Neumann had been expecting the arrival of Al and Duncan. Von Neumann had figured out what was probably going to happen, and so he was waiting.
When Al and Duncan arrived back in 1983, a “greeting party” was there, expecting the arrival of the two brothers. John von Neumann explained the problem to Al and Duncan. They were given a tour of the underground facility at Montauk, Long Island, and saw all the new electronics which hadn’t existed in 1943. Al and Duncan were “ogle-eyed” (amazed) by the computers, IBM 360s and 370s plus the hard drives, tape drives, card readers, etc. In the basement of the underground cavern at Montauk was high-powered equipment (huge transformers, amplitrons) used for generating “the tunnel.” On a large color TV at Montauk in 1983, Al and Duncan watched broadcasts which showed them how things had progressed since 1943 and their transplantation from the USS Eldridge. Convinced they were not in 1943, Al and Duncan went to talk with John Von Neumann. Von Neumann told them, “Gentlemen, we have a problem. We need your help.” The USS Eldridge had pulled out of its normal “space-time” location by interlocking with the Montauk Project. The Eldridge was in “hyperspace”, in an “artificial area.” It was generating a “hyperspace bubble” which was “getting bigger all the time.” Theoretically, the equipment on the Eldridge – in its own time frame – could keep running as long as 30 days. If this happened, the “hyperspace bubble” might get big enough to engulf the entire planet. Von Neumann told Al and Duncan, “You have to go back and shut the equipment off.” No one else, not onboard the Eldridge at the time of the second test, could solve the problem. Al and Duncan were already part of a “time loop” and they had to close it. But how would the Bieleks get back?
At Montauk, by 1983, complete control over space and time had been achieved. Al and Duncan could be sent to any “space-time” desired. There was a “Montauk tunnel”, powered by hardware. Through this tunnel, this time wearing radiation suits, the Bieleks were to be sent back to 1943. Going through a “hyperspace field” meant the possibility of “some hard radiation.” (The Bieleks had been radiation burned when they arrived in 2137. They had passed through some kind of radiation field enroute.)
When Al and Duncan Bielek arrived back on the USS Eldridge, wearing their radiation suits, the crew on deck was by then too far out-of-it to pay much attention. The Bieleks took off their visors, left their gloves on, and started smashing the equipment onboard – primarily the banks of 6L6 tubes. The support system for the electro-magnetic field began to collapse. It took about 2 minutes for the total field to go down. At this point the Bieleks would have been “permanently located” on the Eldridge in 1943. It was during this 2-minute winding down that Duncan Bielek decided to again jump overboard. Duncan jumped overboard before the fields collapsed. Duncan went “back to the future”, back to 1983.
There was a third test of the USS Eldridge (or its shadow duplicate) in late October 1943, with no one onboard, and controlled by remote cable hook-up. The ship disappeared again, and came back 20 minutes later, minus the cables and some equipment. It was at that point that the U.S. Navy scrapped the project. The USS Eldridge was cleaned up and converted for wartime duty. In the meantime, other tests had been conducted elsewhere and were also scrapped because they had the same problems. In late 1947 the “invisibility project” was revived under a different code name. John von Neumann oversaw the revised project, and eventually a system which worked was achieved in 1953.
Time travel techniques were used by the United States to win World War II. Advanced technology was brought from the future to the Roosevelt-era USA. In the 1970s, Preston Nichols was told to build then-advanced electronic tubes but of a 1940s vintage. Special “IF coils” were prepared. These and other technologies got sent back to the early half of the 1940s. (But that is part of a different story…)
(For info on my source for Al Bielek’s information, see “Our Friend, The Ether (Part 26)”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog entry of November 27, 2013. https://ersjdamoo.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/our-friend-the-ether-part-26/)