Wilbert Brockhouse Smith

Electrical Engineer, Radio Engineer & Ufologist

Alleged contactee that headed Project Magnet in 1950, Canada's first UFO study.

Wilbert Brockhouse Smith, born in Lethbridge, Alberta in 1910, was a Canadian engineer and government official who played a significant role in investigating UFO sightings for the Canadian government in the 1950s and 1960s. After starting his career as a radio engineer, Smith worked for the Canadian Department of Transport before being appointed as the head of the Canadian government's Project Magnet in 1950. The project aimed to study reports of UFO sightings and their possible connections to magnetic anomalies and other atmospheric phenomena.

Through his work on Project Magnet, Smith developed controversial and speculative theories about UFOs, suggesting that they were of extraterrestrial origin and powered by a form of magnetic energy that could be harnessed for advanced propulsion systems. Despite criticism from the scientific community, his work on the project and subsequent government investigations played a role in shaping public discourse around UFOs and fueled interest in the topic during the Cold War era. Smith passed away at the age of 51 from a heart attack while attending a conference in Washington D.C. in 1962.


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