Smith, Wilbert B.

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Smith, Wilbert B.

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  • Smith, Wilbur B.

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Wilbert B. Smith was a Canadian radio engineer and UFOlogist. Mr. Smith joined the Department of Transport in 1939 and was in charge of establishing a network of ionospheric measurement stations. Interested in UFOs since the 1940's, Mr. Smith eventually instituted Project Magnet with the Department of Transport in November 1950. The purpose of the project was to collect data on UFOs and to potentially use that data to inform human technology and engineering. Before the program dissolved in 1954, he concluded that flying saucers did exist and that they operate on magnetic principles. In 1952 he was also part of an interdepartmental government committee of scientists and military officers set up to investigate UFO reports, known as Project Second Story/Storey. The committee met five times.


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Bray, Arthur (1925-)

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Arthur Bray acquired Wilbert B. Smith's records for his own research on UFOs.

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