The Obfuscated Reality Of Amelia Earhart's 1937 World Flight Outcome

Amelia Earhart AKA 'The New Irene Craigmile'...

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A Less Recalled Look At Amelia Earhart's 1937 Disappearance
Amelia Earhart: True or False
Three Women Used The Same 'Irene' Identity, One Was FKA 'Amelia Earhart'

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1978, with wings proudly below her left shoulder,
...she was described as, "the epitome of a classy lady."

"All the admirals and generals seemed to know her." After her death in 1982, LPGA promoter, Peter Busatti who was a good later life friend of the Gervais-Irene speaks of the attention she commanded at the prestigious Wings Club in New York City where he had accompanied her. 

Enter The New 'Irene Craigmile'

Younger and older images superimposed
As Amelia and as her later 'Irene' self

The diverted truth concerning what happened to Amelia Earhart in 1937 was not the result of a vast conspiracy. Conspiracy is a dark, negative word. The reality of Amelia Earhart's 1940s identity change was something welcomed and embraced by Amelia herself and the limited amount of individuals engaged to help assure her future privacy.
This is why, when it comes to understanding and accepting the truth concerning Amelia's 'disappearance'... matter what the American public has previewed on TV, in the newspapers or on the internet, and no matter what the American public has heard or been told about the 'Amelia became Irene' assertion over the years, the 'Gervais-Irene,' whose post-World War Two identity originally belonged to someone else, most definitely was previously known as 'Amelia Earhart'.

LPGA Promoter, Peter Busatti with his friend, the Gervais-Irene Bolam, [FKA 'Earhart'] in the 1970s

"Peter Busatti said he accompanied Mrs. Bolam to the Wings Club in New York City on one occasion. He said a full length portrait of Amelia Earhart hangs in the room dedicated in her honor. ""It was a dead ringer for Irene,"" he said. ""I told her she looked like Amelia Earhart and she said, "No, I don't look like her." Sometimes I thought she was, sometimes I thought she wasn't. Once when I asked her directly [if she used to be Amelia Earhart] she replied, "When I die you'll find out,"" Busatti said. At a Wings Club event in Washington, Busatti mentioned all the admirals and generals seemed to know her." Quoted from an October of 1982 Woodbridge New Jersey News Tribune article.

Top middle: Gervais-Irene & former Amelia self
Bottom row, far left; Amelia; middle, her future self; right, Amelia

Above, naturally the Gervais-Irene Bolam looked like Amelia Earhart because that's who she used to be. It's amazing to realize; until Protecting Earhart took it on in the new millennium, her physical person and character traits had never been forensically evaluated in an effort to compare her being to that of her former Amelia self. Anymore it is a forensic certainty: Three different women were attributed to the same 'Irene' identity, and the Gervais-Irene displayed on this page was previously known as 'Amelia Earhart.' Due to the inordinate amount of campaigning [incredibly, several decades worth] against this truth by Amelia Earhart heroic image protectors and other devotees, the American public has never been able to embrace this amazing truehood.

The American public was denied the privilege of knowing the truth about Amelia's post-loss survival and eventual name change to 'Irene.' Perhaps her later-life good friend, former Seton Hall University President, Monsignor James Francis Kelley described it best after she died in 1982, when he remarked about her war-time experiences, "After all she'd been through she didn't want to be Amelia Earhart anymore."

Monsignor Kelley with his good friend, the Gervais-Irene [FKA 'Amelia Earhart'] in the 1970s.

Two photos of Amelia flank a 1970 photo of the Gervais-Irene [FKA 'Amelia Earhart']

Recall how Amelia was said to have 'vanished without a trace' in 1937 while attempting to fly around the world. It was not until the 1960s that it was revealed she had made it to the Marshall Islands--then considered hostile territory--where Japan's Imperial Navy took her into custody. After this was ascertained it was initially promoted, without any proof, that Amelia likely 'died' while being held by Japan.
It remained that way until 1970, when the suspicion of Amelia's post-war survival with a new name in the United States was first introduced by a retired USAF Major who had spent the previous decade deeply investigating Amelia's purported 'disappearance.'
The Air Force Major's name was Joseph A. Gervais, a decorated pilot who had fought for his country in World War Two, Korea, and Vietnam. To his death in 2005, Major Gervais never disavowed his assertion that Mrs. Bolam, who died in 1982, had previously been kown as 'Amelia Earhart.'
No person, entity, or institution ever disproved his claim because it was true. This remains a largely unrecognized and highly under-appreciated reality.

Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia 1976
Monsignor Kelley's sister, Gertrude Kelley Hession [left] with the Gervais-Irene, FKA 'Earhart'

The Gervais-Irene, Yugoslavia-1976...
...superimposed with her former self...
....Amelia Earhart
She was known by different names in different eras.

As the Gervais-Irene in Cocoa Beach, Florida, 1965
...she transitions....
...a 1935 photo of her former self...
...Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart, age twenty-six.
1923 into a mirror self-photo portrait. She would become famous in 1928.

Amelia Earhart, 1933

Amelia, 1928

Classic Amelia, the blend begins.

Orville Wright & Amelia

Gervais-Irene & former Amelia self
Two photos superimposed.
Gervais-Irene & former Amelia self
Gervais-Irene,1965 / Amelia,1933
Gervais-Irene & former Amelia self
Gervais-Irene,1963 / Amelia,1928
Gervais-Irene & former Amelia self
Gervais-Irene,1976 / Amelia,1932
Gervais-Irene & former Amelia self
As the Gervais-Irene, 1978 / as Amelia, 1929

So it remains an unacknowledged truth: The 'Gervais-Irene' who was known as 'Mrs. Irene Bolam' when Major Gervais met and came to know her in the 1960s, was previously known as Amelia Earhart. Although she denied herself to be Amelia in the present tense, this was because in the 1970s it was impossible for her to go back to being Amelia due to the historical quandary it would have caused--and the way her private-life existence would evermore have been turned upside-down. She never volunteered herself to be the former Amelia Earhart, rather, to her dismay, in the 1970 book about Major Gervais' investigation, Amelia Earhart Lives by Joe Klaas, Major Gervais surprised all, including Mrs. Bolam, by correctly pegging her as the survived famous pilot living incognito. 
Although she fought to protect her true past from being exposed, the well hidden reality of it was verified forensically in the new millennium, and it was further shored-up when the 1934 born son of the woman whose name Amelia used after the war years identified an entirely different person as his 'mother.'
The fact that it took almost fifty-years for Major Gervais' discovery to be deemed correct reveals how steadfastly and efficiently such an amazing truth about Amelia Earhart was decried over the years.
Be it known, the 'Mrs. Irene Bolam' shown on this page, who matched Amelia physically and character trait wise, was identified nowhere as 'Irene' in the United States prior to the mid-1940s. This is because she had previously been known as, 'Amelia Earhart.'
As difficult as this hard truth is for so many to accept, it really is that simple of a reality. 

She no longer wanted to be a public figure...
adjstd2004234.jpg in a way, the Amelia Earhart people recalled did disappear forever in 1937.

"With all that has been learned about it in the new millennium, it is time to 'lift the veil' from what really is the blatant face of truth when it comes to Amelia Earhart's full life story. Anymore, rejecting this truth and encouraging others to dismiss it only embraces and promotes a historical delusion." Protecting Earhart's Tod Swindell
On Amelia's life with a new name in the United States until she died in 1982: "There's passionate opposition to this theory, but a lot of forensic evidence the Protecting Earhart people present is really compelling." 2017 quote from 

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Protecting Earhart came into existence in 1996 and launched in 2007. Its comprehensive Forensic Analysis and Forensic Comparison Study 1.) Proved more than one person used the same 'Irene' identity. 2.) Displayed the head-to-toe and character-traits congruence the Gervais-Irene shared with Amelia Earhart. 3.) Proved the Gervais-Irene appeared nowhere identified as 'Irene' prior to the mid-1940s, ultimately concluding against the grain fo convention, said two individuals marked the same human being.
Protecting Earhart's forensic analysis began in 1997 and was first copyrighted in 2002. Author-creator, Tod Swindell's original manuscript, Protecting Earhart: The Beautiful Alter Ego and Silent Legacy of History's Most Famous Flying Heroine has been housed and registered at the Writers Guild of America West since 2004, #1033972, and was ultimately copyrighted in 2014. For publishing and subsidiary film rights availability, phone 323-317-0886 or send an e-mail inquiry to the above provided address.
Protecting Earhart is dedicated to the tireless efforts of the late USAF Major, Joseph A. Gervais [1924-2005] and the late USAF Col., Rollin C. Reineck [1920-2007], two World War Two heroes who began expounding on the 'Amelia became Irene' truth decades ago. A special thanks also goes out to Ann Holtgren Pellegreno, whose enormous help with supplying never before made public 'Irene' photo data and handwritten letters in 2002, paved the way for the overall forensic comparison study to eventually reach its reality based conclusion. Thanks as well to former CIA operative, Bazzell Baz, who breathed some additional life into the Earhart truth seeking endeavor when it was first getting underway in the late 1990s.
Major Gervais, who was considered by many to have been the most knowledgeable Amelia Earhart investigative researcher ever to pursue the truth, first suspected the Irene-Amelia reality in 1965. The controversial 1970 McGraw-Hill book by Joe Klaas, Amelia Earhart Lives delved into the enormous amount of Joe Gervais' investigative research and displayed the first nationally published photo of Irene Bolam, AKA the Gervais-Irene, FKA 'Amelia Earhart.' Regardless of the fallout caused by Amelia Earhart Lives, Major Gervais and Colonel Reineck spent the last four decades of their lives working to advance the claim of Amelia Earhart's name-changed survival to authenticity, after enduring their own long term investigations of the evidence that supported it. Colonel Reineck's book Amelia Earhart Survived was published in 2004 and was greatly inspired by Tod Swindell's 'Protecting Earhart' forensic analysis. Portions of the study appeared in Colonel Reineck's book, though it is more extensively displayed in Protecting Earhart, Beyond 37', and are the intellectual properties of Aether Pictures & Press, LLC.

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