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New Classified UFO Documents Surface

From: Grant Cameron <presidentialufo@presidency.com>
Date: Fri, 04 Oct 2002 23:41:26 -0500
Fwd Date: Tue, 08 Oct 2002 07:27:37 -0400
Subject: New Classified UFO Documents Surface

New Classified UFO Documents Surface
Grant Cameron

Over the years the Canadian government has always had a public
relations problem regarding its involvement in the UFO mystery.
The problem is that it once ran an investigation of flying
saucers at a Top Secret level, and that it shared the
information it had gathered with high-level United States

Over the years, through carefully worded releases, the Canadian
government has attempted to turn this high level involvement
into what the government has described as a part time personal
interest by one employee who was somewhat misguided in his pro-
flying saucer beliefs.

Wilbert Smith, the top radio engineer in the Department of
Transport, had headed the study up. Following a trip to visit
with "United States officials," Smith returned to Canada writing
a TOP SECRET memo seeking funding for his proposed research. As
a part of the evidence he had been given in the states he listed
five items:

1) The matter is the most highly classified subject in the
United States Government, rating higher than even the H-bomb.

2) Flying saucers exist.

3) Their modus operandi is unknown but concentrated effort is
being made by a small group headed by Vannevar Bush.

4) The entire matter is considered by the United States
authorities to be of tremendous significance.

5) The United States authorities are investigating along quite a
number of lines, which might possibly be related to the saucers
such as mental phenomena.

While Smith was alive, statements supported the fact that
official research into flying saucers was going on. A statement
prepared for the Minister of Transport to be presented in the
House of Commons in the 1950s, for example said, "This entire
program ... is being carried on ... with official approval and
authority to make use of existing facilities."

Months after Smith died in late 1962 Mr. Dupuis, Minister of the
Department of Transport, made his final positive statement in
the House of Commons,

"Between December 1950 and August 1954 a small program of
investigation in the field of geomagnetics was carried out by
the then communications division of the Department of Transport
with a view to obtaining, if possible, some physical information
or facts which might help to explain the phenomena which was
generally referred to as unidentified flying objects. Mr. W.B.
Smith was the engineer in charge of this program."

By 1964 UFO researcher Arthur Bray received a letter that
started the denial,

"... at no time has this Department carried out research in the
field of unidentified flying objects ...The department did not
take part in any of his (Smith's) research work nor did Mr.
Smith provide the Department with any useful information arising
out of his work."

By 1968 the denial was completed. The statement that would
forever be provided for inquiries related to Smith was
completed. The key UFO sceptic at the Dominion Observatory, Dr.
Peter Millman, wrote it up.

"The project was a personal one carried out by Mr. Smith with
the knowledge of his department, but without any official

Now, newly discovered classified documents have surfaced which
clearly show that the government of the early 1950s was deeply
interested and involved in the flying saucer mystery, and that
it was officially approved and monitored. Further the documents
clearly show that the later releases about these activities
being a "purely a personal hobby" by one lone employee were
carefully worded spin to distract inquiring minds.

The 43 new pages of documents were uncovered in the extensive
files of Wilbert B. Smith by York University researcher Nick
Balaskas at the University of Ottawa Archives in the Canadian
capitol. There are five documents in total. Three of the
documents are classified "secret" and two have no classification
markings. They date from March 10, 1950 to October 18, 1952.

The five documents and their highlights are as follows:

1. March 10, 1950 "Preliminary Report on Initial Experiment Geo-
Magnetic Release" classified "SECRET." This three-page document
was written more than eight months before Smith's now famous
"TOP SECRET" Project Magnet memo to his superiors within the
Department of Transport. It describes the research that was
going on that led to Project Magnet.

The object of the experiment being described in the document was
"to check qualitatively certain theoretical points concerning
the possibility of converting geo-magnetic energy into
electrical energy." It is this geo-magnetic energy that, Smith
would months later conclude, might be propelling the flying
saucers. It is also this geo-magnetic energy theory that Smith
would trade with American officials in exchange for information
they had on the flying saucers.

The conclusion of this paper was that energy had been generated
by the "collapse of the earth's field" using a "core of ferro-
magnetic material," but that more advanced equipment should be
built to more accurately measure the effect. The document can be
viewed at:


2. The second five-page document, undated and without security
markings, is the most interesting of the set. It ties in the
idea that "magnetic sink" can be produced and that it might
closely link into the flying saucers that were widely being

More importantly, the paper describes how Project Magnet came to
be and the reasons behind the classification of the program.

"At the time when the flying saucers first captured public
attention the writer was engaged in a part-time investigation of
the behavior of electro-magnetic fields, and it seemed just
possible that, if the saucers actually were space ships, they
might be using the very magnetic principles being studied.
Authority was requested and obtained to set up a classified
project with the Department of Transport to pursue this matter

"The project was classified for several reasons. The exchange of
information with other parallel classified projects could
thereby be facilitated; scientific personnel working along
unorthodox lines prefer to work in camera, until their results
can be proven; and further-more, in the event that a new
technology should be uncovered, its implications would have to
be carefully assessed before pertinent information could be made

This document can be viewed at:


3. The next seven-page document is actually six different
assignment papers all classified "SECRET." They are very
technical in nature. The titles of the papers included
"Theoretical Investigation of Different Boundary Conditions in
Maxwell's Electromagnetic Equations"; "Investigations of
Mechanical Forces Associated with Electron Drift or Currents in
Solid Bodies"; "Magnetic Domain Resonance in Magnetic
Materials";  "Magnetic Wave Motion in Magnetic Materials";
"Investigation of Possibility of Magnetic Sink"; and "Single
magnetic Poles."

4. The fourth discovered document is a fourteen-page paper
titled "Project Magnet." The paper is a highly technical review
of the experiments conducted by Wilbert Smith and J. Thompson
  "to investigate as many aspects of magnetic phenomena as
possible with the object of determining whether magnetic sink
exist, domain resonance occur, and any correlations between

Although this paper was not marked as classified other documents
clearly show that the activities behind Project Magnet remained
classified from December 1950 till 1979.

5. The final document in the newly discovered material is a
draft report of the "Interim Project Magnet Report" dated
October 18, 1952. It was the final version of this report that
Mrs. Murl Smith stated, "had sat on the desk of Prime Minister
Louis St. Laurent for three months" until Wilbert Smith and the
Prime Minister agreed "the time was not right" for it's release.
The copy of the final report found in the government files
remained classified well into the 1970s.

As one can see from the diagram the conclusion of the report
included the observation that the "saucers are real." Many
observations about the flight and visual characteristics were
being analyzed to determine the gap that existed with present
day physics knowledge.

This document can be viewed at:


Perhaps there is a hopeful possibility here in the conquest of
outer space. Interplanetary activity may well give us planetary
peace. Once we discover Martian spaceships hovering over Earth's
air-space, we will all come together.

"How dare they threaten us like this!" we shall shout, as one,
at a really United Nations! Former Canadian Prime Minister
Lester Pearson in a speech receiving his Nobel Prize for Peace
in 1957.


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