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

To The White House: An Open Letter About Amelia Earhart

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To The White House,
An Open Letter About Amelia Earhart
Below is a copy of a dated two-page letter sent to President Trump shortly after his inauguration. An easier-read version is underneath it. When a reply is received from the White House it will be posted here as well. Note: As of September, 2017 no reply had been received from the White House. It will be revised and re-sent in October should no response arrive.




To: The White House, President Donald J. Trump

1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500


Re: Necessary action to be taken by The Smithsonian Institution

Concerning: The latent history of Amelia Earhart's 1937 world flight ending


Dear Mr. President,

                Since the World War Two era and continuing forward, a number of distinguished veterans of the U.S. Armed Forcesand numerous other reputable individualsmanaged to pool their efforts to reveal different truths concerning the 1937 purported, ‘disappearance’ of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan.

                It is plainly evident, and has been for decades gone by, that the combined findings of these heroic Americans managed to disclose incontrovertible realities about Amelia Earhart’s world flight ending and outcome that still have yet to be endorsed by our nation’s top historians. The reason for this is the ‘official silence’ in Washington DC that has perpetually greeted said findings ever since they segued into the public realm.

                Mr. President, your recent election to the highest office in the world now affords you the ability to address this long-recognized historical injustice. Due to the tradition of refusal in Washington DC to acknowledge the original, White House withheld, all-be some of them, later discovered truths about Amelia Earhart’s world flight ending and outcome, history itself remains unable to address the subject matter in a meaningful way. The steadfast tradition of the White House to ignore it, that in modern times returned in full force under the administrations of Presidents’ Johnson and Nixon, eventually enabled less-informed Americans to be preyed upon by rogue, ‘Earhart mystery solving’ upstarts, to whom in recent decades said Americans myopically donated millions of dollars to look for Amelia Earhart’s plane in areas where knowledgeable investigators knew it would never be found. Again, such a practice was abetted with the ever observed, “official silence in Tokyo and Washington leaving the fate of Amelia Earhart an everlasting mystery.” [The Chosen Instrument, Bender & Altschul, 1982.]  This long observed, “official silence” regard became a strong influence over our national news media, that in-turn obfuscated the plain-as-day realities of Amelia Earhart’s world flight ending to the point of disparaging college history professors, who avoid addressing the topic.

No matter, the abominations of individuals and/or private cottage industries being permitted to prey on the pockets of U.S. citizens in the name of ‘finding Amelia Earhart’s plane’ must stop.

It is certain particulars concerning the truth about Amelia Earhart’s world flight ending were withheld by the White House under President Franklin Roosevelt’s administration that were subsequently sealed by an Executive Order, something only a sitting United States President can unseal. Immediately cited here is an official May 13, 1938 White House transcript dictated by FDR right hand man, Henry P. Morgenthau Jr., who in answer to a query made by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt ten months after her friend, Amelia went missing plainly admitted, “I just hope I never have to make it public” in reference to what really happened to Amelia Earhart on July 2, 1937, further adding, “it isn’t a very nice story.” Henceforth, since the dawn of World War Two the Executive Branch of our great country still has yet to disclose what it came to know about Amelia Earhart’s world flight ending all those years ago.

Mr. President, it is time for the historical fallacy that has long existed about Amelia Earhart’s last flight to end. As President of the United States, your endorsement to the Smithsonian Institution—a ward of the United States Government—to have it finally pay serious attention to the investigative results achieved by some of America’s finest war veterans and other persistent, truth-revealing individuals over the course of several decades past is imperative. Otherwise, the Smithsonian will go on realizing no other choice but to continue paying heed to the ongoing ‘official silence’ credo left behind by previous White House administrations, leaving it tongue-tied by default. It will further cause it to keep a blind-eye closed to the schemes of profiteers who continue to unjustifiably capitalize on the so-called, “mystery of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance,” due to the fact that the Executive Branch of the United States of America has forever refused to offer guidance on a subject matter it continues to harbor important, enlightening information on.

A good start may be to recommend the examination of withheld details pertaining to a July 24, 1937 White House cabinet meeting that ostensibly discussed Earhart’s world flight ending debacle, and to peruse certain files of former Secretary of the Treasury, Henry P. Morgenthau Jr., of which twelve pages from May 13, 1938 were expunged [with no explanation given for doing so] that were transcribed just prior to Mr. Morgenthau asserting his viewpoint of, 'hoping he never had to make public what really happened to Amelia Earhart.' Accordingly, investigative author, Randall Brink cited the last known location of this still withheld information to be Sub-Basement 33A of the main Treasury Building on Pennsylvania Avenue. Add to this the 1960s’ admission of former Pacific Fleet Commander, Admiral Chester Nimitz, who stated it was “known and documented in Washington” that “Amelia Earhart and her navigator went down in the Marshall Islands and were picked up by the Japanese.”

There is also the World War Two era classified, Earhart, Amelia: Special War Problems file cache. Dating back to the early 1970s, its contents have only been piecemeal-revealed by State Department archivists not acting in an official capacity. The last time this file [that contains a stream of information placed in it throughout the war] was relegated to classified status was 1946, a year after World War Two ended. Part of this had to do with the later realization of Amelia Earhart having survived World War Two, then changing her name in order to resume her post-war life as a non-public figure. This feat of hers was accomplished under the omniscient guises of United States Catholic Church emissaries and J. Edgar Hoover. The woman formerly known as Amelia Earhart died in 1982, thirty-five years ago, although it was not until the new millennium that this became a forensic certainty.

Mr. President, myself and others have written to past White House administrations about this important U.S. history clean-up matter, only to receive sheepish, ‘sorry, can’t help you there’ replies. I implore you to be the first President to form an ad-hoc committee in alliance with the Smithsonian Institution, one that with your ‘Executive Order’ cooperation will allow it to access needed information that will enable the truthful resolve of this long standing historical quandary—that many millions of people have wondered about for generations gone by. It is time. 


Tod E. Swindell

Author of Protecting Earhart  

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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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