by Jeane Manning (http://www.changingpower.net/)
I’m sorry to say that David Hamel passed away from us a week ago. He was the subject of the book The Granite Man and the Butterfly: The David Hamel Story,
which Pierre Sinclaire researched and I finished writing in 1995.
Pierre published it through his Project Magnet, which was named for the
Project Magnet of the distinguished Canadian Wilbert Smith.
David Hamel was a fiercely independent, obstinate, rough-edged,
generous, tough and brave man. He spent the past three decades building
models of an advanced technology he was shown in 1976 or so, but the
only time he achieved “lift-off” was many years ago in Maple Ridge, BC.
At that time an unmanned disk that he had built — and set
into oscillation — suddenly built up an ionized glow around itself and
shot up into the sky, never to be seen again. David was ticked off
because there went all his savings — all the magnets he had bought and
the careful machining work…
He so very much wanted to give humankind a source of truly clean
energy technology and propulsion. Will anyone carry on his experiments?
As far as I can find out, no one in his family is particularly
interested in what he was doing. An all-too-common situation. The
papers and prototypes just get tossed aside.
I’ll be sending flowers to McConnell Funeral Home in Medoc, Ontario
(ph 613-473-2833 if you want to do the same), but I won’t be able to
attend the memorial at the cemetery at Gilmore, Ontario, on Saturday
Happy journeys, dear David, and give your Nora our love as you two souls reunite.