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Dr. Omond Solandt Interview June 8, 1991 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Grant Cameron   
Thursday, 06 August 2009 17:02

AV: Armen Victorian

OS: Omond Solandt


OS: Hello 

AV: Dr. Solandt 

OS: Yes? 

AV: This is Dr. Victorian from England. 

OS:  Doctor? 

AV: Victorian 

OS: Yes?

AV: I spoke to you a while ago if you recall.

OS: I don’t recall. I am sorry. 

AV: Yes. I called you around a month or so ago. That doesn’t matter Doctor 

OS: What was the call about?

AV: It was at the time about the MKUltra Projects.

OS: I think it sounds like some sort of misunderstanding. It doesn’t ring a bell with me.

AV: It was about MKDelta. It was about a kind of work Dr. Cameron did.

OS: Oh Yes. I am sorry. It is beginning to come back to me. Ah Yes.

AV: That is right. I have in my possession documents about a person who had electrodes in his head. 

OS: Have you? 

AV: Yes. I have the actual x-rays that the man has sent me. He still has three of them in his head. 

OS: Well. I’ll be damned. I did not even know about that. See, as I told you before. I had nothing directly to do with Dr. Cameron’s work at all. 

AV: Anyway the past is past. But, I thought to let you know that these things are still bothering people after all these years. Dr. Solandt, I am going to ask you about something entirely different. I am going to ask you about Wilbert Smith. 

OS: Y.E.S? 

AV: And the work that he did, and at that time you were his boss. 

OS: No, I was never his boss. He never worked for me. 

AV: He never reported to you anything about his work? 

OS: Well, I knew about his work. This is when I was Chairman of Defense Research Board. He was very keen with communicating with outer space. He came to the Defense research Board to seek help for his work for looking for these signals, and we gave him some help, but it was entirely passive. We had a place in the country that we had chosen for this. Fairly close for radio research. We allowed him to use it, as I recall. It was a long time ago. We allowed him to use a small building we had there. It was only like a garage. 

AV: Did he have any result with his work? 

OS: No. 

AV: I understand in one instance, when it was a bit foggy, he managed to register something on his equipment. 

OS: Not that I ever heard of. 

AV: Oh, but you were aware at the time that the Americans were doing some serious research on the same subject? 

OS: Ah... not that they were doing any work on it. They were watching it very carefully, as far as I knew. 

AV: Especially Van Bush. 

OS: Well, I was about to say . . .I got my information from Van Bush. At that time we used to see him a couple of times during the year, and that was a subject we sometimes discussed. But we never did any joint work on it. 

AV: Did he ever tell you what were their latest findings? 

OS: Smith? 

AV: No. Van Bush. 

OS: Well, as far as I know, they had no findings other than those, which appeared. What was the name of the head of the Bureau of Standards? Wrote for it . . .before the American Government. No I know there are continual references to secret American work, but I certainly did not know of it. 

AV: I see. Do you think in the position that you were in at the time, and the relationship that your government had with the Americans, that the Americans would have been prepared to share, as you referred to?  That category of work? I mean work which was very secretive or above top secret with you? 

OS: They certainly would have, if we had shown interest in it and the need to know. We have shared some above top-secret information. This is not exactly what we regard as being very important. 

AV: Was there any interest there on your part? 

OS: NO. 

AV: This question might sound a little out on context, but I would try to phrase it in the best possible way. Was there any pressure or briefing from your more secret rank? I mean above your level at the time, to ask you to find out what the Americans are up to in those particular subjects, the UFOs? 

OS: None at all. 

AV: Did you have any interest yourself? 

OS: No, well, I had just a watching interest. I personally never saw any evidence of extraterrestrial, either machines or communications. But we kept an open mind. We did not see any great importance for actively trying to find out if there is anything of that kind. 

AV: How about Dr. Eric Walker? Does that name ring a bell with you? 

OS: Oh yes, I knew him. Not terribly well, but fairly well. 

AV: Would you think that he is a credible person, or was a credible person at the time? Would he have held an office that would have had access to that type of information? 

OS: Oh, he was a credible person, and I think he would have had access – yes. 

AV: OK. What would you say if I told you Doctor that I have phoned Dr. Eric Walker, and that in his own words, he said that yes they did work on crashed saucers. Yes, they did have pathological report on the entities etc. etc. 

OS: Well I would be very surprised. I would like to talk to Dr. Walker. I do not know if he is still alive. 

AV: He is still alive, and I can give you his number if you want. 

OS: No, I don’t want thanks. I am 82 now and in poor health.

AV: In am sorry to hear that. But I can assure you that I have his confirmation on a very serious note through several conversations that I have had with Eric so far. 

OS: Yes. 

AV: That he has confirmed. In one particular instance when I asked him did we learn anything from them, his answer was short, sharp and to the point. “Sure”. That was his word. 

OS: Well I find it very interesting, but I am not going to do anything about it. 

AV: I understand Doctor. Could you do me a favor please? Could you please give me some of the names of the boys who were working with Dr. Walker at the time in the same office, together with Van Bush? 

OS: No I could not. I never worked in that office. I only occasionally met them, when they came up here. 

AV: What was their opinion about Wilbert Smith? Do you think if they have had that information they would have shared it with Wilbert, or would they have come through authorities higher than Wilbert like yourself in order to share it? 

OS: I think, probably they would not have shared it, unless we would have shown an interest in it. 

AV: Did Wilbert ever push you, via another office in order to have access to higher-ranking information, on a need to know basis? 

OS: In Defense, there was not really any higher body except the minister. I was at the top of the Defense research organization, at the same rank as the Chefs of Staff. The Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces was a member of the Chiefs of Staff Committee. I cannot be sure whether any of the Armed Forces had any communication with hi. That I would not know about. 

AV: Would you say Doctor that Wilbert Smith had some sort of suspicion at the time, that the Americans had the material that he was desperately looking for? 

OS: Oh, I think that he always had this feeling that he was being held back from them. Everywhere that is typical of people in this field. 

AV: And would you not say that in a sense he was the cause for his own downfall, because he shared some of his information with some people. One particular person for example that he should not have shared – Maj. Keyhoe at the time? 

OS: I don’t see that sharing information did any harm. 

AV: In a sense that I the Americans wanted, or had in their minds in the future to share that information with him, since they knew that he was doing some work. Since they noticed that he had spread the word around with someone like Keyhoe, they decided not to proceed. 

OS: I do not know. See, I feel that if information of this kind really existed, and had been in existence, now that after 20 odds years it would have spread around somehow. Or, if there would have been other examples, or if there were landings, that Eric walker was involved, and why have there not been others since? 

AV: Well, there have been others since. In fact I am in touch with one such person, whose credentials are impeccable, but this is not the point. I totally agree with you, but then again since you held that high office. Therefore you are also quite familiar that there are areas of information that would never become public. It is so much compartmented that if you even get a piece of the jigsaw that it does not mean much anyway. Don’t you agree with me? 

OS:  No, not really. I think all this compartmentalization only lasts for a few years. Then it starts to disintegrate, if the information’s of real importance. 

AV: I see. 

OS: That is just a personal view. 

AV: But the situation in the US government is even tighter than those years, back in the 40s or circa 50s. It is much tighter now. 

OS: It is? 

AV: Much much tighter. 

OS: Good luck with what you are digging. 

AV: I try my best. You have been of great help, and I thank you. 

OS: Not much. 

AV: Doctor, look after yourself, bye.

OS: Bye.



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