Andrew Johnson: Wilbert B Smith - from Sceptic to Contactee
Wilbert Brockhouse Smith was a writer who, through the 1940â€™s and 1950â€™s, rose to a high position in the Canadian Government and eventually became the Superintendent of Radio Regulations. In 1950, his interest in â€œflying saucersâ€� (as they were called then) was triggered by a magazine article and he began to investigate â€œsaucerâ€� cases himself, developing questionnaires for witnesses and contactees. In the presentation at the 2009 Leeds Exopolitics Conference, Andrew showed us how seriously Smith took his research and how he realised and expressed the implications of what he discovered.
He made repeated and strenuous efforts to obtain the support of the Canadian Government in specific research projects that he and a small team of associates undertook. These projects were not without success, although in later years, government officials disavowed their involvement with them and withdrew support. In 10 years of research, Smithâ€™s understanding developed and he began to see â€œthe bigger pictureâ€�. He realised the key role that awareness and consciousness played in the phenomena that he was investigating.