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by natecull
Tue May 14, 2024 9:54 am
Forum: The Rose Files
Topic: Topside: Wilbert Smith and the Ottawa Flying Saucer Club
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Re: Topside: Wilbert Smith and the Ottawa Flying Saucer Club

It amuses me that one of the repeated correspondents in Topside is a "Miss Rey d'Aquila", who also appears in Marc Hallet's "A Critical Appraisal" as an Adamski co-worker in Amsterdam. I wonder whether the writers of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" were aware of this per...
by natecull
Sat May 11, 2024 1:46 am
Forum: The Rose Files
Topic: Topside: Wilbert Smith and the Ottawa Flying Saucer Club
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Re: Topside: Wilbert Smith and the Ottawa Flying Saucer Club

Reading Topside circa 1967-68, I'm noticing that the legend of Nikola Tesla features prominently in the Ottowa UFO circle, as is mentions of a person I didn't know about before: Arthur H Matthews, "Tesla's last assistant". There seems to be a Canadian (particularly Quebec) connection with ...
by natecull
Fri May 10, 2024 11:43 am
Forum: The Rose Files
Topic: Topside: Wilbert Smith and the Ottawa Flying Saucer Club
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Re: Topside: Wilbert Smith and the Ottawa Flying Saucer Club

Recent video highlighting links to ROBERT SARBACHER as well... Apologies, Jan & Nate (&Paul) if you've already traversed these rabbit trails... Hi David. Yes, Sarbacher himself pretty much is the link between Townsend Brown and Wilbert Smith, if I remember correctly. That and the phrase &qu...
by natecull
Fri May 10, 2024 11:22 am
Forum: The Rose Files
Topic: Topside: Wilbert Smith and the Ottawa Flying Saucer Club
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Re: Topside: Wilbert Smith and the Ottawa Flying Saucer Club

I will say, though, that claims that Project Magnet was created for UFO research are likely to be a highly simplified version of the truth. What was being researched at those field stations Wilber established, was the changing shape of the atmosphere and the ionosphere, and the relationship of thos...
by natecull
Tue May 07, 2024 1:39 am
Forum: The Rose Files
Topic: Topside: Wilbert Smith and the Ottawa Flying Saucer Club
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Re: Topside: Wilbert Smith and the Ottawa Flying Saucer Club

Topside #16, Autumn 1965, reposts a review by Smith from late 1962, of a book "New Principles in Quantum Mechanics" by H C Dudley. The book appears to be a fringe critique of mainstream physics, yet the author is "Chief of the Radio-Isotope Laboratory at the U.S. Naval Hospital at St ...
by natecull
Mon May 06, 2024 5:32 am
Forum: The Rose Files
Topic: Topside: Wilbert Smith and the Ottawa Flying Saucer Club
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Re: Topside: Wilbert Smith and the Ottawa Flying Saucer Club

And in Topside #11, Fall 1962, sooner than I expected: https://archive.org/details/Topside_Issue_11_1962_Fall It is with deep regret and a very real sense of personal loss that we must report the untimely death of our friend and founder of the Ottawa Flying Saucer Club, Dr. W. B. "Wib" Smi...
by natecull
Mon May 06, 2024 4:45 am
Forum: The Rose Files
Topic: Topside: Wilbert Smith and the Ottawa Flying Saucer Club
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Re: Topside: Wilbert Smith and the Ottawa Flying Saucer Club

Topside #9, Spring 1962, includes another article about Russian gravity speculations - much more sober than the last - which is literally just retyped from Missiles and Rockets, March 19, 1962. This happens to be up on the Archive so here's the original article: https://archive.org/details/missilesr...
by natecull
Mon May 06, 2024 3:38 am
Forum: The Rose Files
Topic: Topside: Wilbert Smith and the Ottawa Flying Saucer Club
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Re: Topside: Wilbert Smith and the Ottawa Flying Saucer Club

Yikes, in Topside #8, Winter 1962, Smith gives a very approving review of a book by William Dudley Pelley ("No More Hunger", 1933). https://archive.org/details/Topside_Issue_08_1962_Winter/page/n5/mode/1up?view=theater I guess Smith didn't get the memo that Pelley ( https://en.wikipedia.or...
by natecull
Sun May 05, 2024 10:03 am
Forum: The Rose Files
Topic: Topside: Wilbert Smith and the Ottawa Flying Saucer Club
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Re: Topside: Wilbert Smith and the Ottawa Flying Saucer Club

From Topside #7 (Fall 1961) I finally receive an answer for my question about "what was Vladimir Fock's graviplane concept" that was weighing on Agnew Bahnson's mind in February 1957. I love archival librarians! The main problem is that it was never actually Fock who talked about the gravi...
by natecull
Fri May 03, 2024 11:35 am
Forum: The Rose Files
Topic: Topside: Wilbert Smith and the Ottawa Flying Saucer Club
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Topside: Wilbert Smith and the Ottawa Flying Saucer Club

I keep forgetting Wilbert B Smith's (of Canada's dubious "Project Magnet") exact connection to Townsend Brown, but according to Linda they both used the phrase "the boys [from] Topside" to describe... well, who exactly is the question, but my assumption has always been that Wilbe...
by natecull
Fri May 03, 2024 1:54 am
Forum: The Rose Files
Topic: About "The Space Brothers"
Replies: 18
Views: 2994

Re: About "The Space Brothers"

Holy cow, you are amazing, Nate. A little tunnel-focused, perhaps. Trying not to be too much. A lot of this material was stuff I found back in the Cosmic Token era, but it's been out of my head and in small pieces. I want to try to get it a little closer together. But, if he did, then where did the...
by natecull
Thu May 02, 2024 1:54 am
Forum: The Rose Files
Topic: About "The Space Brothers"
Replies: 18
Views: 2994

Re: About "The Space Brothers"

According to a "Twigsnapper" post, Bergier came to Washington in 1953, the year that Linda first saw the silver model of the scout ship. Are these events connected? Strangely, in Linda's memory of events, it was only after the model appeared, that Townsend asked family friend and engineer...
by natecull
Wed May 01, 2024 2:21 am
Forum: The Rose Files
Topic: About "The Space Brothers"
Replies: 18
Views: 2994

Re: About "The Space Brothers"

On notebook page 1-062, 25 January 1957, Bahnson writes: Let us assume that the curvature of "bending stresses" from the mass of the earth cannot be altered but that these "bending stresses" from the mass of a craft which interacts with the earth stresses to provide a gravitation...
by natecull
Wed May 01, 2024 12:03 am
Forum: The Rose Files
Topic: About "The Space Brothers"
Replies: 18
Views: 2994

Re: About "The Space Brothers"

Hi David. I have received your private message, and no, I have no hard feelings toward you. I've been writing in this thread specifically with you (and Henry, our other new person) in mind, trying to summarize as best as I can what we currently believe to be true about Townsend Brown and his colleag...
by natecull
Tue Apr 30, 2024 11:06 pm
Forum: The Rose Files
Topic: About "The Space Brothers"
Replies: 18
Views: 2994

Re: About "The Space Brothers"

Here is what I read into that: Bahnson wants to propose an experiment to "exploit" (enhance, maybe?) a feature of something that has come out of his lab. His thinks that this might best be done in space. NASA had not yet been formally created, at the time he was writing this, but he has b...