The Different Lives of Amelia Earhart

Misguided Efforts To Solve The Earhart Mystery

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Misguided Efforts To Solve The Earhart Mystery
About Tod Swindell
The Most 'Important' Amelia Earhart Disappearance Investigations From Years Gone By
Comparing Amelia Earhart To Irene O'Crowley Craigmile (Surname 'Bolam' added in 1958)
About The Irene-Amelia Forensic Analysis Results
The Reality of Amelia Earhart Versus 'Freedom of the Press'
The Amelia Earhart We Barely Knew...
What President Roosevelt Knew, What The FBI Knew, & Amelia's Sister On Her friend, 'Irene'
The Truthful Words Of Monsignor James Francis Kelley About Amelia Earhart
About The 'Original' Irene Craigmile
The Universal Truth About Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart: A True Story
Yellow Journalism Tried To Hide The Truth In 1982
Reality Check: The 'Missing Person Case' Of Amelia Earhart

 Since 1937, People Have Tried To
 Solve The So-Called, 'Mystery Of
Amelia Earhart's Disappearance'.
Here Are More Recent Attempts:
By Tod Swindell


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 some things about Amelia Earhart? 'Been hearing or reading different stories about what people think happened to her?
Over the years mystery enthusiasts developed a variety of theories about what happened to Amelia in 1937. Yet while they all asserted themselves as 'experts' on the subject matter of Amelia Earhart's disappearance, they hardly agreed with each other when it came to their presentations of what ultimately happened to Amelia.
People who took the time to study their differing, all-be-them, 'well crafted' suggestions may have found themselves buying into any of the following 'words' about Amelia Earhart:

1.) Words that said she ended up being eaten by giant crabs on a deserted island far south of the equator.
2.) Words that said she proved herself to be an inadequate pilot and a poor radio operator who deep-sixed into the ocean.
3.) Words that said she was executed by angry Nipponese soldiers because she did something bad.
4.) Words that said she was a victim of medical neglect who was left to die of a dysentery-like illness.

5.) Words that said she tried to fly back to New Guinea and crashed and died close to it.


Take heart in knowing, none of the above suggestions was ever true.
What Reality Says
Today, reality tells us this: Fifty-years ago people failed to recognize the truth about what became of Amelia Earhart, even after her stayin' alive being was placed on the national stage for all to see.


And when it came to the truth about Amelia Earhart after that, most people managed to ignore it. They resorted to a, 'turning a blind eye toward it' 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.




"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 equated with her former self. Below is a brief on the original Irene O'Crowley Craigmile from the 1930s, whose left over identity was later attributed to the former Amelia Earhart.  


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 fllying 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 quickly failed and was annulled after she gave birth to a son in 1934, and she did not renew her pilot's license after 1936. Compared to Amelia Earhart and Viola Gentry, well known pilot-friends who were both acquainted with her, the original Irene O'Crowley Craigmile was barely heard of back then either. Recall as well, until the controversial, 'Amelia became known as Irene' claim made national news in 1970, hardly a soul had ever heard of 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 adapted to 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 that the still-living 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 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 traits congruence the post-World War Two only, Irene O'Crowley Craigmile-Bolam exhibited in comparison to her former self, Amelia Earhart.
It's almost needless to describe, how after observing the controversial realities presented in the panels, Nat Geo's producers chose not to contend with 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, they 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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About The Swindell Study
The Swindell Study [1997-2020; copyright registrations: TXu 1-915-926 & TXu 2-061-539] is an Investigative Journalist's forensic research evaluation combined with a human comparison analysis. The Study was orchestrated and chiefly executed by Tod Swindell, an independent researcher who developed a consuming interest in the facts attributed to Amelia Earhart's disappearance and missing person case. The complete Study consists of over ten-thousand pages and features rare documents, analytical text, photographs, comparisons, maps, charts, and past-obscured but again revisited investigative research findings. The condensed MSS features 415 total pages; 110 of which contain logistical and visual elements drawn from the 'Amelia to Irene' Comparison Analysis. The Study elaborates on--and plainly exhibits Amelia Earhart's ongoing existence after World War Two with the re-purposed name of, 'Irene O'Crowley Craigmile.' (Surname of 'Bolam' added in 1958.) It also examined the post-war reasoning that left the general public out of the loop of Amelia's ongoing existence with a different name. Simply put, Amelia Earhart was declared 'dead in absentia' in 1939, and the intention after the war, as co-endorsed by the former Amelia Earhart herself and her only sibling, her sister, Muriel, was for it to always remain that way. The complete Study is available for review on a selective basis.
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