Dr. James F. Corum


James F. Corum looked at the Philadelphia experiment through the critical eyes of a scientist.  In the late 1970’s, he recruited a team of scientists to, for fun, see if there was any scientific basis for the description of events that occurred during the Philadelphia experiment as expressed in the book, “The Philadelphia Experiment,” by Berlitz and Moore.  Much to everybody’s astonishment, there was.  In 1994 at the Tesla Symposium at Colorado Springs, he, along with his brother K.L. Corum Ph.D. and J.F.X Daum, PhD., presented their findings in a paper titled “Tesla's Egg of Columbus, Radar Stealth, The Torsion Tensor, and the Philadelphia Experiment.”  They were, in a laboratory, able to replicate radar invisibility with their “egg of Columbus” apparatus.  Their initial conclusion was as follows:

“The analysis would appear to lend credence to the hypothesis that something more than mythology is involved, and it renders plausible the conclusion that sufficient motivation exists to actually conduct a ‘Philadelphia Experiment’ to examine radar stealth on ships with electric drives.  Independent of whether our assumed values are practical or not, the analysis, which uses no phenomenology that wasn’t known subsequent to 1938, would probably have brought World War II Naval investigators to the point of radar stealth experimentation.  In fact, it would have been derelict behavior for the Defense Science Research Board not to have conducted such experiments if it were aware of the Phenomenology (as it must have been) in 1943.  Such an approach to stealth, however, is impractical and certainly would be of little interest, as such, to the military today.”

His paper is, as he says, to serve as a “basis for discussion” for “critical, not skeptical” scientific thinking about the possibilities of scientific explanation for the events surrounding the Philadelphia Experiment.  He asks other scientists to review his team's work and provide critical feedback.

Dr. Corum currently works at ISR as the chief scientist and provides technical guidance for the younger scientists and researchers.  As a child growing up in a rural New England farming community north of Boston, Dr. Corum was fascinated by radio waves and amateur radio.  He attended Lowell Technological Institute in Massachusetts where he received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and then attended Ohio State University, studying radio astronomy, for his master's and PhD.  After college, Dr. Corum joined the National Security Agency in 1965, working on classified projects as an electronic engineer, then took a faculty position teaching electronics, physics and mathematics at the Ohio Institute of Technology in 1970.  Dr. Corum and his wife, Linda, moved to Morgantown in 1974 and he has considered Morgantown his "base of operations" ever since.  He was on the faculty of the Electrical Engineering Department at West Virginia University for 13 years.  The academician was invited to the Soviet Academy of Sciences to Moscow to discuss his discoveries in ball lightning.  He has performed satellite consulting around the world.  Traveling down the last strip of the Orient Express, he researched the life of Nikola Tesla.  He has published over 100 papers, has several foreign and domestic patents, and a few books.  After serving as chief scientist for a Huntington Beach, California firm, Dr. Corum returned to work in West Virginia.

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Index and Direct Hyperlinks to the Other Web Pages on this Website:


  1. The Philadelphia Experiment and the Secrets of Montauk Home Page

  2. Introduction

  3. Life of Al Bielek

  4. Timeline

  5. Aliens, Time Travel, and Wormholes


  1. US Navy Official Record

  2. The Philadelphia Experiment Story

  3. The Philadelphia Experiment

  4. Life of Ed Cameron

  5. Dr. James Corum

  6. Nikola Tesla

  7. Dr. John Von Neumann - Official Record


  1. Camp Hero - Fort Montauk

  2. Montauk Project

  3. Larry James

  4. Preston Nichols

  5. Stewart Swerdlow

  6. Duncan Cameron


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