The Philadelphia Experiment was a military program reportedly carried out in the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard around October of 1943. It is alleged that naval destroyer USS Eldridge was rendered invisible, allowing it to be hidden from enemy devices. The experiment was based on the Unified Field Theory, a term coined by Albert Einstein. It states that by uniting the fields of electromagnetism with gravity, light will bend, along with space and time. Alfred Bielek, a scientist present on the decks of the Eldridge claims the ship was indeed sent back in time, although the U.S. Navy to this day still denies all allegations.
In this version of "The Philadelphia Experiment", we travel back to 1997, a time when skateboarding was at its very best in Philadelphia. Featuring Mark Suciu, Ricky Geiger, Ishod Wair, Jordan Trahan, Devon Connell, Fred Gall, Matt Reason, Ricky Oyola and many more.
Leftover Hi8 footage from "The Philadelphia Experiment". Appearances by Matt Reason, Ricky Oyola, Ishod Wair, Mark Suciu, Walt Wolfe, Shaun Williams, Devon Connell, Bryan Leddy, Tore Bevivino, Dylan Sourbeer and Jordan Trahan.
Archival footage filmed by Ryan Gee and Andrew Foote.
FEW SKATE SPOTS ON EARTH CAN CLAIM THE NOTORIETY OF PHILADELPHIA'S LOVE PARK. ITS LOCATION AND DESIGN HAVE MADE IT THE FOCAL POINT OF EAST-COAST SKATEBOARDING. FOR THE FIRST TIME, RICKY OYOLA, STEVIE WILLIAMS, JOSH KALIS, KERRY GETZ, TIM O'CONNOR, AND A HOST OF LOCAL NOTABLES TELL THE TALE OF THIS LEGENDARY LANDMARK.