Amelia Earhart: What The General Public Never Knew

Drumming Out False Earhart History

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About Tod Swindell
Drumming Out False Earhart History
The Curious Mrs. Irene O'Crowley Craigmile-Bolam
Past Significant Amelia Earhart Disappearance Investigations
About 'Operation Earhart' (1960-1970)
The 1980s and 1990s Words Of Monsignor James Francis Kelley On Amelia Earhart
Comparing Amelia Earhart To Irene O'Crowley Craigmile (Surname 'Bolam' added in 1958)
Wikipedia Deceitfully Misleads the Public About Amelia and Irene
Newspaper Fraud Tried To Hide The Truth In 1982

The time has come to drum-out all of the promoted false histories of Amelia Earhart, in favor of what is now the recognizable truth.



 For decades people have tried to
 solve the so-called, mystery of
Amelia Earhart's disappearance,
often by promoting outlandish
suggestions within their various
offers to explain what happened.

Below are a few of the more recent promoters that claimed they 'solved the mystery' of what really happened to Amelia Earhart in 1937:  


Richard Gillespie of Tighar,
said he, 'knew what happened'


Elgen Long of Nauticos
said he, 'solved the mystery'


Mike Campbell said he
found, 'the truth at last.'


Richard Martini of
"Earhart's Electra" said
he, 'learned the answer'


Australia's David Billings
said, 'my evidence added up'

'Heard different things about what happened to Amelia Earhart in years gone by? 'Been reading different promotions from people who asserted that they figured it out?
As the decades passed, Amelia Earhart mystery enthusiasts conjured a variety of theories concerning what they thought actually happened to the famous pilot in 1937. Yet while most all of them promoted themselves as 'experts' on the subject matter of her disappearance, none of them agreed when it came to their final assessments. Thus, anyone who took the time to study their differing summations likely found themselves buying into one of the following promoted ideas:

1.) Amelia died on a deserted island far south of the equator--where her body was eaten by thousands of little crabs. [Gillespie]
2.) Amelia was an inadequate pilot and a poor radio operator who crashed into the ocean at unknown coordinates. [Long]
3.) Amelia was executed by Nipponese soldiers whose superiors determined she had been spying on Japan's military installations. [Martini]
4.) Amelia was a victim of medical neglect on Saipan and was left to die of a dysentery-like illness. [Campbell & Goerner]

5.) Amelia tried to fly back to New Guinea and she crashed and perished close to it in the process. [Billings]


Take heart in knowing, beyond having no hard evidence to support them, none of the above suggestions was true.
What Reality Now Says:
Fifty-years ago, after it was initially introduced in 1970, people failed to recognize the truth about what became of Amelia Earhart, even when her still alive body was placed on a national stage for all to see.


The former Amelia Earhart in 1977

When it came to the truth about Amelia Earhart, it seemed most people did not believe it or chose to ignore it, or, they resorted to a, 'turning a blind eye' kind of reaction:



Above, Lord Admiral Nelson turns his blind eye
toward a reality he'd rather not have to address.

 Except sooner or later, like a sunrise that won't be held back, truth brilliantly rises. This is part of universal law.





Digital Face Recognition grid common
to the post-war Irene & Amelia Earhart,
shown above in a virtual combination.

"You may choose to look the other way but you can never again say that you did not know." William Wilberforce



Above, the post-World War Two only Irene O'Crowley Craigmile is digitally equated with her former self, Amelia Earhart.

Below find a brief on the original Irene O'Crowley Craigmile from the 1930s, a past friend of Amelia's--whose left over identity Amelia later acquired.  


Above and enhanced on the right:
The original Irene O'Crowley Craigmile
is pictured next to her husband, Charles
James Craigmile, in a newspaper photo
that was taken in 1930, just a year before
Charles Craigmile tragically died.





"After her husband, Charles Craigmile, tragically died in 1931, the newly-widowed original Irene O'Crowley Craigmile began taking flying lessons in October of 1932. She earned her pilot's license in May of 1933, but realized she was pregnant out of wedlock right after doing so. She hardly flew again after that, having experienced a 'shotgun marriage' that failed after she gave birth to a son in 1934, and was soon after annulled--and she let her pilot's license expire after the last time she renewed it in 1937, the same year Amelia Earhart went missing. Compared to Amelia Earhart and Viola Gentry, well known pilot-friends who were both acquainted with her, the original Irene O'Crowley Craigmile was relatively unknown in the 1930s. Recall as well, until the controversial, 'Amelia became known as Irene' claim made national news in 1970, hardly a soul had ever heard the name, 'Irene O'Crowley Craigmile' before; of which the original person attributed to it, according to reality, was no longer in plain view by the time World War Two began." Tod Swindell

Here is what the new millennium, Amelia-to-Irene forensic research and comparison analysis--the first one on record--managed to accomplish:
In an obvious manner the analysis delivered the forensic truth about Amelia Earhart further being known as 'Irene O'Crowley Craigmile' coming out of the World War Two era.

Welcome to the real, obvious going forward, one-truth-only world when it comes to what became of Amelia Earhart after she went missing in 1937:


Senator Hiram Bingham
& Amelia Earhart


In 1977, distiguished and proud,
above is the former Amelia Earhart
living as the post-World War Two only,
Irene O'Crowley Craigmile-Bolam.

The vast majority of people who heard the assertion about her true past mistakenly ended up believing that the prominent looking person above did not used to be known as Amelia Earhart. Yet in the fifty-years since the assertion was initially made, no one has ever proved that she was not the former Amelia Earhart. The reason? Because that is who the person above used to be. Because that is the truth.



Amelia Earhart combined with her
future self, the post-war only Irene.


Amelia as 'Irene' at her 1970 press
conference. After being called out
against her will, she saw no other
choice but to deny her true past, a
denial the national press--that she,
'handled like a pro'--ended up
honoring without question.


Amelia Earhart 


Below, Amelia's eyes up close:


Below, 1946, the post-war only Irene O'Crowley Craigmile's eyes up close:


Below, Amelia's and the post-war only Irene's eyes combined:



About truth:
"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." Arthur Schopenhauer

On preventing the discovery of truth:
"The discovery of truth is prevented most effectively by preconcieved opinion and prejudice." Arthur Schopenhauer


Jean M. Case, Chairman of the
Board of National Geographic


Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary 
of the Smithsonian Institution

To Jean M. Case, Lonnie G. Bunch III, Amy Kleppner, Grace McGuire, Larry Heller, Dr. Tom Crouch, Dorothy Cochrane, Dr. Kurt Campbell, Robert Ballard, and the above pundits:
Beauty is truth, truth beauty,
that is all ye know on earth,
and all ye need to know.


Dr. Tom Crouch
The Smithsoninan's National Air and Space Museum Director, Dr. Tom Crouch, has always influenced news media sources not to pay attention to the 'Amelia became known as Irene' truth by making light of it. Even though it grew to exist as an obvious reality, Dr. Tom Crouch turns a blind eye toward it and does his best to convince others to follow his lead. 


Dorothy Cochrane
The Smithsonian's, Dorothy Cochrane, as well continues to steer people away from the now obvious reality of the post-World War Two only 'Irene O'Crowley Craigmile-Bolam' having been previously known as, Amelia Earhart. Dorothy Cochran also adopted the habit of turning a blind eye toward it.  

Below, a dozen years ago the National
Geographic Society turned its own
'blind eye' toward the truth:




"Above are two images from the Kailua, Hawaii set of the National Geographic Channel's, "Where's Amelia Earhart" special that came out on DVD in 2008. Nat Geo asked me to appear in the program to talk about my in-progress analysis of the assertion that stated 'Irene O'Crowley Craigmile' was the name Amelia Earhart went by after World War Two.
Nat Geo's producers wanted to know what my findings had revealed up to that point.
At Nat Geo's expense, I was flown and as well shipped twelve composite panels to Hawaii (six of them displayed above) that presented my up-to-date findings pertaining to Amelia's never resolved 'missing person' case. The filming location was at the home of retired USAF Colonel Rollin C. Reineck, whose then recent book, Amelia Earhart Survived had featured some authorized portions of my analysis.
Within the twelve panels, the multiple individuals attributed to the same "Irene O'Crowley Craigmile-Bolam" identity were displayed, as was the head-to-toe physical and character trait congruences the post-World War Two only, Irene O'Crowley Craigmile-Bolam exhibited when compared to her former self, Amelia Earhart.
It's a stark truth to understand, how after observing the controversial realities presented in the panels, Nat Geo's producers chose not to address them--and before filming commenced they requested I remove the panels from the set. Then after interviewing me for two hours on camera, they trimmed my contribution down to about a minute or two of total air time.
In essence, nat Geo as well turned a blind eye toward the truth about Amelia Earhart that had been placed in front of them--seemingly in order to allow the mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance and missing person case to remain in tact." Tod Swindell


Alethephobia: "Fear of Truth"


When it comes to the ultimate truth about Amelia Earhart, ever since the controversy over Irene O'Crowley Craigmile-Bolam surfaced in the 1970s, historical dictum influences deftly avoided it. Senators, Congressmen, government supported institutions, news media moguls, Amelia's and the original Irene's extended family members all quickly dismissed it out of hand. It was virtually impossible for the general public to overchallenge such an alliance, or to at all 'see' of 'recognize' the truth on its own. This was mainly due to the 'official silence' regard devoted to the topic of Amelia's disappearance from the governments' of the United States and Japan dating back to the World War Two era. In the new millennium, however, thanks to the undeniable results of a comprehensive forensic research and comparison analysis, the truth grew to be recognizable to further exist in what is now an obvious state, and understanding, accepting, and embracing any truth once it becomes identifiable, especially if it's an important historical truth, is always best in the long run.

Keeping similar discoveries from the past in perspective, in the case of Charles Lindbergh's "Careu Kent" alias, he used that name for decades while leading a separate life without the public knowing about it until it was verified in 2004, thirty-years after he died.



Charles Lindbergh, AKA 'Lucky Lindy' 


Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart in 1933






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