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NATO’s long-lasting relevance

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My peculiar resin d’être

John Zada

John Zada is the author of In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond: In Search of the Sasquatch.

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Eyes Like Saucers

Dispatches from the probe and mail July | August 2022
In 1950, Wilbert Smith, an electrical engineer with the Canadian Department of Transport, began work on a study called Project Magnet. His research examined the potential for the earth’s magnetic fields to be used for vehicle propulsion. On the surface, it was a legitimate undertaking that fit into the department’s mandate. But what Smith didn’t communicate explicitly to his superiors was that his prime motivation was to determine how flying saucers…