Another important company involved in the Philadelphia Experiment is EMI Thorn, which is
better known for their music label EMI. Allegedly, there had been a forerunner of the 1984 movie "The Philadelphia Experiment", which had been produced
by EMI and was banned by a US court, because it was to close to the real story of the Philadelphia Experiment of 1943. Actually, EMI had their own movie studio, the Elstree
studios in UK. Another point of interest is EMI involvement in the HAARP-sister project EISCAT. And, additionally, EMI THORN has old roots in electronic tube manufactoring, tubes like those which
would have been needed for the ENIAC computer prototype, which controlled the test equipment onboard of the USS Eldridge in 1943.
The connection between EMI and the Philadelphia Experiment came up for the first time, when Al Bielek stated his claims about
the Philadelphia Experiment on Saturday, January 13, 1990 in Dallas, Texas, when he was a guest-speaker of the MUFON. Here
is a commentary by Jerry W. Decker of the corresponding part of Bielek's speech which is based on Decker's personal studies in a
variety of subjects including the "Philadelphia Experiment" and attendance at the MUFON lecture:
Bielek says that Thorn EMI, producer of the film, "The Philadelphia Experiment" was
banned from showing it in September 1983. He later says it was given a limited showing in
Thorn Instruments, an old English manufacturer of labware from the early 1800's bought
into EMI and had in their archives a story of a disappearing ship with a picture of the
"time traveller" who brought it to them.
In the picture were the Wilson brothers of Thorn EMI, Aleister Crowley (infamous
occultist) and a 4th person who was Preston Nichols.
This "traveller" said to be Preston Nichols was a past president of the USPA (United
States Psychotronic Association) and was supposedly in the picture taken in 1890.
Supposedly Mr. Nichols was shown the picture by a Thorn/EMI representative (Chief
Archivist). It showed him about 10 years older than now, 1989 (which would be 1999 when
it would have to be taken).
Although I am not in line with most of Al Bielek's statements, I found some interesting facts in
EMI's complex company history. EMI was involved in manufacturing arly electronic devices such
as vacuum tubes and radar equipment. The rumor goes, that EMI produced a movie about the Philadelphia
Experiment in the early 70ties (this was not the 1984 movie with Michael Pare), which was then banned
by a US court and is not available since then. I found at least two persons in the US, who claim to have seen
this movie years before the well known 1984 movie was released.
If EMI was involved in the PX, there might have been documents left about it within the companies
archive. Somebody then could have developed the idea of making a good selling movie from the story in the early
70ties, when EMI had a movie studio on it's own.
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THORN Electrical Industries Limited makes an offer of £148m for EMI Ltd. The EMI Board subsequently recommends THORN's revised offer of £169 to its shareholders
and a new company THORN EMI is formed.
Thorn EMI - RESEARCHERS AND THEIR TECHNOLOGIES LINKED TO THIS COMPANY:
Prof R M Brown of the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory / Another scientist of this lab is Dr I McCrea, who works with EISCAT: EISCAT exists as a scientific and educational organisation
to conduct high latitude upper atmosphere research by the incoherent scatter technique and it provides instrumentation and observational
opportunities for the scientific community to pursue these goals. Technologies developed by the EISCAT Scientific Association include specialised radar hardware for incoherent
scatter sounding of the ionosphere and specialized hardware for radar operations, data analysis and data handling from the radars.
EMI continued to attempt financial restructuring until they were brought out by Thorn and the Elstree
Way studios were renamed yet again as the Thorn - EMI studios.
By the late seventies the studios were on their way to a full revival, being used for blockbusters such as
the Star Wars trilogy, Indiana Jones, Roger Rabbit, and many more Film's made at Elstree.
British National Studios was built in 1926 and over the years was the
site of most of Elstree's most famous productions. It became British
International Pictures Studios, then Associated British Picture Corp.
before becoming the EMI studios (then later EMI and Goldcrest).
In October 1988 Cannon sold these studios (formerly the EMI studio)
to Brent Walker Property & Entertainment group (for a reputed £32.5 M), who continued film production
for a short while under the Goldcrest name, until that company collapsed.
TMD Technologies Limited (formerly Thorn Microwave Devices Limited) is based in Hayes, Middlesex, England and employs a specialist staff of over 150 people. It has extensive experience and capability in all
aspects of the design and manufacture of Microwave tubes, Microwave Amplifiers, Power Supplies and
Microwave Receivers for the following main applications:
Radar, Electronic Warfare, EMC/RF testing, Communications, Laboratory and Medical.
The company was formed in 1969 under the name of EMI Varian, when the high power klystron group of
EMI Central Research Laboratories was combined as a joint venture with Varian Associates. Following the
merger between EMI and THORN in the early 1980s the company name became THORN EMI Varian.
n the early 1930s The Gramophone Company merged with rival companies and was re-named
Electrical and Musical Industries (EMI). This combination of engineering resources led to fascinating
technical discoveries, when outstanding research scientists within the company began exploring the
potential of the infant science of electronics, one result of which was the high definition television
broadcasting system adopted by the BBC in 1937.
With the outbreak of World War II two years later, this pioneering work proved to have an even greater
significance. Its development had demanded mastering completely new techniques and disciplines -
transient analysis, thinking in fractions of micro seconds and systems engineering - which were crucial
to the development and application of radar. This, in turn, led to the first high power klystron, the first
proximity fuze and involvement in defence electronics which has continued to the present day.
In 1979 THORN and EMI merged to become one of the largest operating companies in the United
Kingdom. Its wide range of business covered four principal areas of activity: rental and retail;
technology; music; consumer and commercial products.
We have been involved in the development and marketing
of Photomultiplier tubes (PMTs) and other light sensing
devices since the 1930s, originally as part of EMI
Electronics and latterly as Thorn EMI Electron Tubes. In
1994 the company directors effected a buy-out of Electron
Tubes from Thorn EMI creating Electron Tubes Limited
and Electron Tubes Inc.