Canada Top Secret UFO Memo Now Public
OTTAWA -- Through the diligent research efforts of York University
researcher Nick Balaskas, a draft of the original "Project Magnet"
Top Secret Memo has been recovered from the Archives at the
University of Ottawa. Wilbert Smith, Senior Radio Engineer in the
Canadian Department of Transport, wrote the original Top Secret memo
to his superiors in November 1952. Wilbert Smith headed the Canadian
government's official program to investigate flying saucers from
December 1950 to August 1954. In the "Project Magnet" Top Secret memo
Smith outlined five key items about flying saucers that he had
discovered while in discussions with top US officials working on the
flying saucer problem. These were:
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.
Two newly discovered pages of "Project Magnet" read as follows: This project is for the purpose of studying magnetic phenomena, particularly those phenomena resulting from unusual boundary conditions in the basic electromagnetic field. There is reason to believe their discovery will open up a new and useful technology. The initial organization shall be as small as practical and composed of personnel who are used to working together. The initial program shall include:
1. Theoretical study of electromagnetic radiation assuming boundary conditions different from those upon which the conventional theory was developed.
2. Laboratory study of mechanical forces associated with electron drift and electric currents in metallic masses.
3. Theoretical and laboratory study of magnetic domain resonance conditions in magnetic materials.
4. Investigation of the propagation of magnetic wave motion in magnetic materials.
5. Investigate the possibility of producing, an effect, a "sink" in a magnetic field.
6. Investigate the possibility of producing, in effect, single isolated magnetic poles.
7. Investigate the effects of a magnetic field on a rotating curviplaner metallic object.
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READER COMMENTS ON ABOVE STORY: W. Todd Zechel writes, "Regarding the last story and Canadian UFO expert Wilbert Smith (who claimed UFOs were the most highly classified subject in the United States Government) died of brain tumors."
"I worked on a case involving a now-deceased CIA guided missile expert and Patent Attorney for Werner Von Braun and Herman Oberth, Commander. Alvin Moore, who recovered a mysterious broken-off cylinder on his property in Virginia around the time of the 1952 flap, and after a UFO had followed an airliner en route from Martinsburg, W. Va., to Washington, DC, and was tracked suddenly dropping off air traffic control radarscopes.
Over 20 years ago I wrote about this case, first for SAGA'S UFO REPORT and then FATE. I had become friends with Moore through Art Lundahl, founder and original Director of the CIA's National Photographic Interpretation Center, also my friend and UFOlogical mentor. Lundahl and Moore, both former Navy officers, served together in the local Navy Reserve unit and in the CIA. Moore met Captain Donald Goodspeed of Canadian Army Intelligence at CIA Hqs, where Goodspeed was liaison. He gave Goodspeed the mysterious cylinder to take back to Canada for study by Project Magnet and Wilbert Smith.
Lundahl later learned through CIA sources that the physical evidence had been studied by the A.V. Roe Company, which was then under contract with the USAF to build a 'flying saucer,' in what became known as the AVRO Disc " Eventually the material was returned to Moore, but shortly turned up missing from his CIA office safe after the Director of the Office of Scientific Intelligence, Marshall Chadwell, had asked to examine it and then returned it to Moore.
Neither the USAF or the Canadians or the National Bureau of Standards ever could identify the material, although the Bureau said, it was not a meteorite or a natural substance. Only Howard Cross of Battelle, for the USAF, said he thought it might be from an open hearth furnace--which made no sense in light of the fact it had come crashing from the sky, damaging trees, and embedding itself in the ground, where Moore's caretakers found it. There was a picture of the object in the Blue Book files at the National Archives, as well as the Forest Service agent Edward Crocker's report about the tree damage. Who knows what's left now?
In 1967, Dr. Condon and Robert Low and others from the Condon Committee came to the CIA's National Photographic Interpretation Center (NPIC) to confer with Director Art Lundahl, who told them he needed good UFO pictures or films to study. Condon subsequently put out a press release announcing to the public that the Condon Committee was seeking UFO photographic evidence to study. He left out, however, that this evidence was being obtained for the CIA for it to study. While at NPIC, Lundahl told Robert Low about the Alvin Moore physical evidence case. Low talked to Moore, who explained he no longer had the material, but said he had submitted a full report to Project Blue Book, including a photograph of the object and Forest Service agent Crocker's report.
Subsequent to this, the USAF told Low they had no such records of the case--which was a lie--and the Condon Committee never even mentioned the case in its report, presumably concluding the two distinguished CIA men were somehow lying, but not the USAF! I subsequently not only found Moore's report in the Blue Book files, but interviewed scientists at the National Bureau of Standards who had examined the material and issued their own report stating it was not a meteorite or an identifiable natural substance. Thanks to W. Todd Zechel, Director of Operations, Associated Investigators Group.
Source: Filers Files
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