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 Author's Statement about the New Amelia Earhart Study Results



USAF Colonel, Rollin C. Reineck in 1944 

"Your work relating to Amelia Earhart and Irene Craigmile is absolutely outstanding. There is no other way to describe it." Author-historian, Colonel Rollin C. Reineck, USAF (Ret.) in response to Tod Swindell's Amelia Earhart investigative forensic research and comparison analysis.



U.S.  Navy Rear Admiral, Ernest Eugene (Gene) Tissot Jr.

"I have carefully studied your presentation. Your conclusion that there were plural Irene Craigmile's has completely convinced me that this is indeed the case. You have also convinced me that one of them used to be Amelia Earhart. Incredible. You have quite an impressive package there. Keep charging - Gene."  From a note sent by retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral, Ernest Eugene (Gene) Tissot Jr. to Tod Swindell. Tissot's father, Ernie Tissot was a friend of Amelia Earhart's who served as her head plane mechanic during her 1935 Hawaii to Oakland flight. Rear Admiral Tissot, a long time member of the Amelia Earhart Society of Researchers, was a key advisor for The Swindell Study.




Tod Swindell

"Over the years there have been Benjamin Franklin historians, Eleanor Roosevelt historians, Charles Lindbergh historians, John F. Kennedy historians, and the list goes on. For many years there have also been a slew of dedicated Amelia Earhart historians. Sadly, though, as if by intention, people never hear much about them." Tod Swindell


From Tod Swindell
Those who maintain that Amelia Earhart died, "on or around July 2, 1937," the date she was reported 'missing' amid odd circumstances, are not familiar enough with the enormous amount of investigative research accomplished since the 1960s, and the forensic studies from recent decades that evidenced what really happened to Amelia.
Pseudo historians developed a tradition of offering inverse statements about the nature of the investigative research that commenced those decades ago, after following the lead of Amelia's survived family--and the power of silence concerning Amelia's last flight that has long existed in Washington DC. So much left people less impressed with the unique way the forensic study managed to approach Amelia Earhart's disappearance, the passion demonstrated by the individuals involved with it, and the undeniable results it produced.
Or put it this way: While some people choose to speak out against the truthful nature of the forensic study accomplishments, with a few all-but describing it as 'the work of idiots,' I'll counter by offering this: Either we all are idiots... or what the Study achieved is merit worthy within the broad realm of Amelia Earhart historical research. At least enough to where academia should feel compelled to assess its accountability. For the Study really did leave it crystal-clear that Amelia Earhart survived her so-called 'disappearance' and she managed to live to old age with a different name applied to her person.
Is this really so hard to understand and accept? Well, yes... thanks to the artful deceptions of important sounding individuals that kept surfacing time and again--ever since the event of Amelia's disappearance occurred.
On the other hand, I can offer that neither myself nor my esteemed colleagues 'made up' anything one observes or reads in the forensic study results. Absolutely, the Forensic Study is not 'hokum,' a word someone tried to describe with it. If anything, the Study marks a perfect example of what basic academia is capable of.
Of course, where Amelia Earhart's 1937 disappearance was ever concerned, when educated opinions from the private sector look to over-challenge the stodgy reflections of college professors myriad historians, not to leave out the elevated blood pressures of opposing theorists, sparking academia's interest in what really happened to Amelia Earhart becomes an automatic tough-fetch. This is due to the fact that by the end of the Twentieth Century people in general were viewing the 'Earhart mystery' as a played-out topic that appeared to be unsolvable, and thus had moved on from it.  
I'll counter again here, however, speaking for myself and my colleagues, (and no, we're not idiots) that we fully stand by the truths our combined investigative research learned about Amelia Earhart over the years in a 100% way. As well, no matter how some individuals might kick, scream, and holler in opposition to the real truths we delivered, real truths cannot be turned into false truths.
It can also be said, where Amelia Earhart's so-called 'disappearance' and subsequent 'missing person case' were the subjects of our concern, the combined Study results better solidified some previous discovered 'truths' about Amelia Earhart's last flight outcome--that deliberate obfuscation and decades of time-passage had managed to wash away.
So for now I'll end with this: Should a person objectively examine and digest just a portion of the multitude of documents and images our cumulative evaluation of Amelia Earhart's disappearance and missing person case generated, he or she will realize the accomplishment by far marks the most truthful research investigation ever to examine both topics, and therefore, the most important one as well.
That's not an idle boast. It's the truth.
Thank you, 
Tod Swindell


On with the Study results...




"Joseph A. Gervais initially surfaced this truth some fifty-years ago, except the public found it hard to comprehend then--and therefore was easily conditioned not to believe it going forward." Tod Swindell



"Official silence and obfuscation had always maligned the debate over whether or not Amelia Earhart continued to exist after she was reported 'missing' in 1937, so my Forensic Study addressed her old 'missing person' case from an updated perspective by using new technology. When it was finished it exhibited the obvious reality of the world famous pilot living her later-life years in relative obscurity, similar to Greta Garbo. Except in Amelia's case she took on a different identity, leaving only a select few aware of her continued existence after her storied disappearance. This was how the title of the 1970 book, Amelia Earhart Lives (shown above) came to be. The book was inspired by and drew from ten-years of investigative research conducted by retired USAF Major Joseph A. Gervais. When it was released, though, the surprised former Amelia Earhart, whose photographed image appeared in it, had been living privately as 'Irene' for a quarter-century and she wasn't about to return to being the world famous Amelia Earhart again. This preference of hers--that was no doubt abetted by many other logistical consequences that would have arisen if her ongoing survival was made public, left her necessarily refusing to acknowledge the person she used to be. The legitimate 1960s investigative work of Joseph A. Gervais, that included his blatant discovery of the living former Amelia Earhart reidentified as 'Irene Craigmile' was summarily dismissed as a result, causing people to chalk it up as a hoax, something it never was." Tod Swindell


A New Beginning
She appeared from out of nowhere in 1946, as a new employee in a good position at the People's National Bank of Mineola, New York. The bank was located near her former Long Island stomping grounds where she had formed the 99's and spent much time at the famous Floyd Bennett and Roosevelt Air Fields. It was then and there that the former Amelia Earhart embarked on her new existence as "Irene Craigmile." It had been nine years since she was declared 'missing' and the controversy over her disappearance, amid much hearsay that she had continued to live-on, had been obscured by a tumultuous world war.
While living on Weybridge Road in Mineola--with her changed look and new career--no one recognized her for the famous person she used to be--until many years later--when The Swindell Study's comparison analysis took place:


Amelia combined with a 1946 photo of her later-life
self, the post-World War Two only, Irene Craigmile



The changed times and her different look made it hard to recognize the person she used to be, as was the intention.
By the time she married Guy Bolam of England in 1958, the former Amelia Earhart had ascended to become a Vice President of the National Bank of Great Neck on Long Island. After she married, she left the banking industry and began working with the enterprise her new husband held an executive position with, Radio Luxembourg. As a couple in America, she and Guy first resided in Bedford, New York before relocating to upper New Jersey. They frequently traveled the world together until Guy died in 1970, after which time the former Amelia Earhart continued to travel and work for Radio Luxembourg--and eventually settled in the posh golfing community of Rossmoor, New Jersey. (She and Guy had also maintained a home in North Carolina.)
The strange, compelling story of Amelia's 1930s acquaintance, the original Irene Craigmile, is again briefly revisited here:


A 1982 newspaper article identified the person above to have been Amelia's 1930s pilot friend, the original Irene Craigmile, as she looked in 1932. Accordingly, the photo would have been taken a year after her husband, Charles James Craigmile, died from an appendicitis attack that was late being medically attended to. The photo quality is poor and its origin is questionable.
A slew of published photos identifying the original Irene Craigmile were located and are exhibited in The Swindell Study; all of them are of limited quality, their origins are again questionable, and importantly, none of them bared a resemblance to Amelia Earhart.
No to omit, the original Irene Craigmile barely ever used her pilot's license at all because she became pregnant out of wedlock right after she earned it in 1933. As a grown man, her 1934 born son identified an entirely different person to have been his 'mother' than the former Amelia Earhart who shared his mother's name--and--the Irene Craigmile shown directly above. Within the arrangement to leave his mother's identity available for Amelia's use, to this day the public remains unaware of what became of the original Irene Craigmile. As course had it, the original Irene Craigmile's son ended up being raised by a surrogate mother figure--and in boarding schools. Said "surrogate mother" is shown below in a photo the original Irene's son estimated was taken, "around 1940." (It may have been taken in the mid-1940s.) No one is sure who this person actually was, but it is certain she was not the original Irene Craigmile, and she also did not much resemble Amelia Earhart: 


Above, the person the original Irene Craigmile's
son identified as, "my mother, around 1940."

Below, until The Swindell Study made it obvious, no one had realized there were a total of three different Twentieth Century women attributed to the same Irene Craigmile (Bolam) identity:



Irene Craigmile, 1932


Irene Craigmile, 1940


Irene Craigmile, FKA "Earhart" in 1946,


Pertaining to The 1997-2017 Swindell Study of the disappearance and subsequent missing person case of Amelia Earhart:
1.) It marked itself as the first Earhart study to utilize 'Digital Face Recognition' technology.



Above: Amelia Earhart in her thirties combined with the post-WWII only Irene photograph taken the 1970s.

2.) The Study over-challenged the 'Earhart World Flight Ending' Null Hypothesis by being the first investigative research effort to produce indisputable evidence to the contrary.


Above: President Franklin D. Roosevelt with long-time family friend and his administration's Secretary of the Treasury, Henry P. Morgenthau, Jr.


"What that woman--happened to her the last few minutes--I hope I've just got to never make it public."

Above: A 1938 'official White House transcript' quote from Henry P. Morgenthau Jr., one of President Franklin Roosevelt's right-hand men. During a recorded meeting Morgenthau was holding, he refers here to withheld information at the White House concerning something that happened during "the last few minutes" of Amelia Earhart's flight after she failed to locate Howland Island. According to later discovered 0S-2 intelligence reports, the White House knew Amelia continued to fly in a northern direction after she gave up on trying to spot Howland--and that she continued to send radio messages at intervals while doing so. The White House never disclosed what happened during the "last few minutes" of Amelia Earhart's flight that Morgenthau spoke of--although his recorded comments and other telling discoveries enabled The Swindell Study to over-challenge the default Null Hypothesis (or false conveyance, really) that began with a premise, 'no one knew what happened to Amelia Earhart after she missed spotting Howland Island.' Here, it is clear the White House was aware of information pertaining to Amelia Earhart's flight ending on the day she was declared missing--that it chose not to make public. Further down in Part II, see what the investigative research of Joseph A. Gervais learned about this.

Part I
Digital Face Recognition
Note: Digital Face Recognition has been available for some time now. Before The Swindell Study it had never been applied to the decades-old, never resolved, Irene Craigmile (Bolam) as compared to Amelia Earhart controversy.



Senator Hiram Bingham and Amelia Earhart


Amelia and the post-WWII only Irene Craigmile (Bolam) combined.


The below photo portrait of Mrs. Irene Craigmile (Bolam), who surfaced in the United States from out of nowhere after the end of World War Two, was taken in 1977. Constituents of the Smithsonian Institution's Air and Space Museum along with Amelia's survived family have long persuaded the public not to accept her as the former Amelia Earhart--even though that actually was who she used to be. (From their perspectives it would be far more historically convenient to leave the truth of Amelia's post-loss existence as 'Irene' alone.)

Today, anyone who cares to deeply study the life history of the original Irene Craigmile, a once fledgling pilot Amelia knew in the 1930s--and later assumed the identity of--will solidly conclude the reality of Amelia's post-loss existence as 'Irene' on his or her own.


It can be said that a person's eyes have been 'vision-washed' by misleading pages of history and other reality-dodging influences, if they look at the above photograph and do not reckon the former Amelia Earhart.
It is safe to project that the original Irene Craigmile (see below) who Amelia had known, would never have assumed such a formal portrait, 'she was once a famous pilot' looking stature had she lived beyond the World War Two years.

©2017  The 1997-2017 Swindell Study

How Does Digital Face Recognition Work?


A Digital Face Recognition program grids-out specific details from a person's face template--such as distance between the eyes, shape of the chin, mouth placement and shape, nasal shape, etc. A face template in question is the 'origin face template' that is set to be compared to another face template. Basically, a Digital Face Recognition program is used to calculate the probability of a match between two separately provided face templates. It's akin to matching fingerprints--using faces instead.
Included in its long-term effort, The Swindell Study compared the face template grid of the post World War Two 'Irene Craigmile Bolam' to the face template grid of Amelia Earhart--and realized a match.



"Think different," indeed. The above right photo displays the post-war only Irene Craigmile Bolam combined with Amelia Earhart. The 'Irene' photo was taken in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia in 1976. Partially in view seated to Irene's right is Gertrude Kelley Hession, the sister of Monsignor James Francis Kelley (1902-1996), a later life good friend of the post-war only Irene's, AKA the former Amelia Earhart.
During the last decade of his life, Monsignor Kelley, shown in the below-right photo dining with the post-war only Irene, admitted to a few close friends of his--as well as to news reporter, Merrill Dean Magley, and to Amelia Earhart historian, Colonel Rollin C. Reineck, that his later life friend, Irene, actually did used to be known as Amelia Earhart. He was scoffed at by those who felt it was impossible for Amelia Earhart to have survived after she went missing in 1937. A few individuals, including his own nephew, suggested 'old age senility' and a 'need for attention' caused him to outright fabricate what he claimed to know about Amelia's post-loss survival. Contrary to their rebuttals, Monsignor Kelley was well known among catholic-faith celebrities for his impeccable reputation. He had served as a president of Seton Hall College for many years before it became a University in the 1950s, and the close friends he confided in about his later life friend, 'Amelia' (that's how Kelley referred to her among them) stood by his virtuous nature. He was described as, 'quite lucid' when he told them about his "assignment" to receive Amelia back in the United States, and his having been, "instrumental in the process" of her name change to Irene.
The Swindell Study, that was the first to deeply compare Amelia to Irene, did not commence until 1997, a year after Monisgnor Kelley died, and its results made it easy to realize the Monsignor did not fabricate what he professed to know about Amelia's later life existence as, 'Irene.'
Below left once again, from the 1982 newspaper article that featured a reporter's question about his friend's long-rumored 'dual identity,'  Monsignor Kelley responded accordingly--knowing the truth about her was never to be broadly publicized:



Above, the post-World War Two only Irene Craigmile Bolam
and Monsignor James Francis Kelley at dinner in 1978.  


Above: The full-photo version of Monsignor Kelley's sister, Gertrude (left) and the post-World War Two Irene Craigmile Bolam (right) in 1976. Notice the same pendant Irene wears here and in the black and white formal portrait sitting. Of course it's hard to recognize Irene's former-Amelia self without the composite photo, as her true age was 79 in 1976. Just the same, as shown below while acknowledging the age difference, the Digital Face Recognition elements aligned perfectly.


It's haunting, disturbing, and even sad in a way--to know Amelia's own sister, Muriel, knew Amelia as 'Irene' in her later life years, the very same Irene featured in all of the above comparisons. In line with her sister's wishes, Muriel agreed to never disclose such a thing even if she was directly confronted about it. Just the same it is the truth--and far be it from anyone not connected to how and why this reality came to be, to easily explain it to others. 


The Combined Study Results
The resulting data from the Digital Face Recognition grid comparisons and other physical and character trait comparisons--when combined with additional discovered, recognized, and processed evidence during the course of The 1997-2017 Swindell Study, delivered a plain to observe, truthful reality stating Amelia Earhart:
1.) Did not crash and sink into the ocean.
2.) Did not die approximate to the day she went missing.
3.) Was not executed as a spy or spy suspect.
4.) Did not die as a castaway on a desert island where her flesh was torn apart by giant crabs. (C'mon guys...)


"Truth is not a mystery -- its greatest secrets are yours to know through simple honesty and surrender to what that honesty reveals." John de Ruiter 


How the Digital Face Recognition 'Earhart reveal' initially began in 1970:


Above, after it was published in 1970, the best-selling controversial book, Amelia Earhart Lives by Joe Klaas--that was inspired by the decade-long investigative research of Joseph A. Gervais--who asserted that Amelia Earhart continued to live well beyond the date of her disappearance with a different name applied to her person--ended up being derided by historians and critics alike. The 1997-2017 Swindell Study, however, focused on a key exhibit the Klaas' book featured and analyzed it in a forensic way that had never been done before. The 'key exhibit' was a clear, 35MM photograph of the post-World War Two only, 'Mrs. Irene Craigmile Bolam.' (See below.)

Considering the 'Key Exhibit' The Swindell Study identified in the 1970 book, Amelia Earhart Lives:

First, some background info...


Above left photo: Irene and Guy in 1963
Above right photo: Guy and Irene in 1965,
from the 1970 book, Amelia Earhart Lives.

The above-left newspaper photo featured Englishman, Guy Bolam, and his American wife, Irene. The photo was taken in 1963 while they were traveling abroad, something the two often did together. After they were married in 1958, Guy's executive position with Radio Luxembourg--that sported one of the most powerful broadcast towers in Europe and helped introduce the Beatles to listeners beyond the Iron Curtain--kept them on the go. When Guy died in 1970, Irene took over as president of the Radio Luxembourg division he had been in charge of.
Above-right is another photo of Guy and Irene taken in 1965 by retired USAF Major Joseph A. Gervais. This photo was featured in the 1970 book, Amelia Earhart Lives. [Note: Prior to her 1958 marriage to Guy Bolam, Irene's surname had been, 'Craigmile.']
The Swindell Study identified the 1965 photo to be the key exhibit featured in the book Amelia Earhart Lives--and it extensively analyzed the images and life histories of the individuals it featured. This had never been done in a sufficient way before, especially where the person of 'Irene' was concerned.
As it turned out--Digital Face Recognition determined there had been more than one person attributed to the same 'Irene Craigmile (Bolam)' identity. This truth was backed by additional 'physical evidence' the Study uncovered, to include its realization that the Irene shown above next to her English husband, Guy Bolam, appeared nowhere identified as 'Irene' prior to the end of World War Two. As well, the Study revealed how she not only demonstrated an exact facial congruence when compared to Amelia Earhart--but their full head-to-toe physical and character traits were in alignment as well. The comparative analysis section of The Swindell Study displays these realities in no uncertain terms.


Amelia Earhart, age 30 

Above and Below: Two Swindell Study samples of the post-World War Two Irene Craigmile (Bolam) revealing her former self, Amelia Earhart.


Amelia Earhart, age 39 in 1937


Amelia & post-WWII Irene


Post-WWII Irene, 1965
Photo taken by Joseph A. Gervais

"Sometimes the most difficult thing to see is the most obvious thing." Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

 "A non-truth can sound like a fact to a person who's been conditioned to mis-recognize a truth." DaShanne Stokes

"It gets confusing when you've been academically conditioned to believe something--and then the sharpest facets of your mind show you it was never true." Tod Swindell




Above: Amelia's famous 1930s pilot friend, Viola Gentry, with Guy Bolam in 1965. The significance of this photo is explained in the following section.
A Head-to-Toe Comparison Example
Below, Amelia Earhart is shown with her pilot friends, Elinor Smith (middle) and Viola Gentry (right) in 1932, just after Amelia returned to the U.S. following her solo Atlantic crossing. Viola Gentry knew both Amelia Earhart and the original Irene Craigmile in the 1930s. Viola also knew Amelia during her post-war years after she became known as 'Irene.' Amelia's only sibling, her sister, Muriel, also knew her sister as 'Irene' in in her later life years. 


Amelia Earhart   Elinor Smith   Viola Gentry

Thirty-three years after Viola Gentry appeared with Amelia Earhart and Elinor Smith in the above photo, the photo of Viola Gentry seated next to Guy Bolam at the top of the page was taken in East Hampton of Long Island, New York, the day after Viola introduced Joseph A. Gervais to the post-war only Irene. The photo was provided by Irene's later-life friend, Diana Dawes, a former radio show host from Princeton, New Jersey. Before she died in 1998, Diana Dawes was well convinced that her friend, Irene, used to be known as 'Amelia Earhart,' and that the arrangement for her to replace the original Irene Craigmile had commenced toward the end of World War Two.

In a head-to-toe comparison, below is a 1965 photo of the post-war only Irene Craigmile Bolam taken on a bridge in Paris, aligning with her former Amelia self in 1932. A full length version of the photo featuring Amelia with Elinor Smith and Viola Gentry was used in the comparison. Her slight weight gain was noticeable both here and in the Joseph A. Gervais taken photo of she and Guy from the same year. While weight gain sometimes happens during the aging process, it's interesting how by the 1970s, having been recognized by Joe Gervais, she had trimmed back down.







Irene & Amelia, Elinor, and Viola


Above: In 1987, the aforementioned, Diana Dawes, a former Princeton, New Jersey radio show host and one of the post-war only Irene Craigmile Bolam's later-life friends, recalled some revealing anecdotes as newspapers around the country marked the 50th anniversary of Amelia Earhart's storied 'disappearance.' Ms. Dawes mentioned that 'on a high shelf in Irene Bolam's closet' she had noticed a uniform collection of "oversized leather-bound books with the letters 'AE' embossed on their spines." Notice in the above excerpt about the "christening dress," the former Amelia Earhart slips by referring to her long gone friend, the original Irene Craigmile, in a past-tense way.


Another excerpt from a 1987 newspaper article quoting Diana Dawes. No one seemed to pay much attention to the fact that almost twenty years after Joseph A. Gervais first shared his belief on a national news level--that stated the Mrs. Irene Craigmile Bolam who he met and photographed in 1965 was actually the former Amelia Earhart, the controversy over who she really was still existed then because his assertion was never disproved. Instead, by then United States 'official historians' had learned to embrace the practice of adroitly avoiding the controversy over who Irene Craigmile Bolam really was, or used to be.


No longer a decades-old rumor, The 1997-2017 Swindell Study left it undeniable that there had been more then one Twentieth Century person attributed to the same 'Irene Craigmile' identity--and how after World War Two the former Amelia Earhart became one of them.

Still adhering to the pre-established practice of Amelia's late sister, Grace Muriel Earhart Morrissey, (1899-1998) who knew her older sister, Amelia, as 'Irene' in her later life years, incredulously enough, Amelia's family and the Smithsonian Institution still choose to dogmatically revoke the truth to news media sources as part of an ongoing combined effort to divert the curious. This currently remains so, even though The 1997-2017 Swindell Study results proved Amelia Earhart's later life years as 'Irene' any further exists as an obvious reality.



Muriel's above quotes appeared in the 1982 New Jersey News Tribune a few months after Irene Craigmile Bolam's death was reported. In 1982, no one realized--and very few still do--that it was not the former Amelia Earhart, AKA the post-World War Two only 'Mrs. Irene Craigmile Bolam' whose death occurred then. [Note Irene Bolam's Memorial Dinner Program cover below the following paragraphs.]

"Of course I knew Irene. She was a sister Zonta." "There is practically no physical resemblance." Amelia's sister, (above left) Grace Muriel Earhart Morrissey responds to the suggestion of her later life Zonta International friend, Irene Craigmile Bolam, having actually been her still-living sister, Amelia, going by a different name.
In response to several 1970s and 1980s inquiries about her Zonta friend, Irene, when Muriel offered there was "practically no physical resemblance" between the two, Digital Face Recognition did not yet exist. It wasn't until after Muriel died in 1998 that The Swindell Study began showing how the faces of Amelia Earhart and the post-World War Two only Irene Craigmile Bolam did match, to include by way of Digital Face Recognition testing--beyond the Study displaying their entire head-to-toe physical body and character traits in alignment as well. Not to leave out how the Study proved there was more than one Twentieth Century person attributed to the same 'Irene Craigmile Bolam' identity, and the former Amelia Earhart undeniably had been one of them.
In a roundabout way as well, it can be said The Swindell Study surfaced how Grace Muriel Earhart Morrissey served a key role in helping to protect her sister's later-life desire to continue leading a non-public figure life, even after Joseph A. Gervais recognized her for who she used to be.


Above, a "1970s" Irene Craigmile Bolam photo
adorns the cover or her Memorial Dinner Program.


Above, Irene Craigmile Bolam in 1965,
from the photo taken by Joseph A. Gervais.

Looking at the two above photos of Irene Craigmile Bolam, that history proclaimed to be 'one in the same' human being, it's not so hard to realize they were actually two different human beings attributed to the same 'Irene' identity. The one on the program cover was the surrogate mother figure to the original Irene Craigmile's 1934 born son, who he identified in both of the younger and older forms shown here below:


Irene Craigmile in the "early 1940s"


The same two younger-older
photos in perfect alignment


Irene Craigmile Bolam in the "1970s"

After the 'Irene' on the Memorial Dinner Program cover died in 1982, the other '1965' Irene (FKA 'Amelia Earhart' shown in the below comparison) was no longer publicly identified that way and was said to have 'died in McClean, Virginia' the following decade.  In the early going, after The Swindell Study validated the reality of the 1965 Irene Craigmile Bolam appearing nowhere as 'Irene' prior to the end of World War Two, it forensically compared her to Amelia Earhart and revealed their 'head-to-toe' congruence. While of lesser quality, one of the earliest comparisons from the Study shown directly below, proved to be instantly revealing:


1965 Irene Craigmile Bolam
Photo taken by Joseph A. Gervais


1965 Irene & 1933 Amelia


Amelia, 1933


Tod Swindell
Amelia Earhart Historian

Some friendly advice to doubters of the comparison results: To recognize and accept things for what they truly are, sometimes we have to inconveniently roll up our mental sleeves in order to realize that they are not something else. With Amelia Earhart, reality and truth go hand in hand anymore. Any politician or news-media executive with guts can pick up on this now. The problem is, today 'guts' appear to be lacking in politics and news reporting. No matter; for recognizing, accepting, and embracing what became of Amelia after she went missing in 1937, is a good way to experience how to overcome obfuscation in favor of acknowledging reality and truth. It's even enlightening. In an attempt to explain why this has remained undone with Earhart, the suggestion of 'Amelia Earhart disappearing without a trace and never being seen again' was repeated so often over the years that the public mindset evolved to accept it--even though it was never true. TS

Excerpt from an Associated Press article by Ron Staton:
"The forensic studies are very convincing. She was not an ordinary housewife as she claimed. She was influential, knew many well placed people and was well traveled." John Bolam refers to Tod Swindell's analysis of Amelia Earhart's disappearance and 'missing person' case in an Associated Press article by Ron Staton. After he came to know her in the 1960s, then following the 1970 release of the book, Amelia Earhart Lives that featured her photographed image (long before The 1997-2017 Swindell Study commenced) this same John Bolam, a brother of the post-World War Two Irene's English husband, Guy Bolam, never stopped suspecting that his sister-in-law actually did used to be known as, 'Amelia Earhart.'

A New Jersey housewife?

Note: By referring to herself as 'just a New Jersey housewife' back in 1970, the former Amelia Earhart smartly diminished the distinguished, world-travelling person she became in her later life years. She also enabled such a joke-like description of herself that news reporters continued to use ever since--whenever they would write about the long-ago assertion of Amelia's name-changed survival contained in the book, Amelia Earhart Lives. The Swindell Study left it easy to realize, just as her former brother in law, John Bolam once remarked, she was 'no ordinary housewife.' 

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