After the post World War Two photo history of the 1945-1982 Identified Irene Craigmile Bolam was
obtained by Beyond 37', with help from the original Irene's son, Larry Heller it was soon understood how the forgeries achieved
the deceit of blending different individuals into one. Again the most obvious; see how the "1923" dated photo matches
the "Non Gervais-Irene," and then how the "1940s" dated photo bears the washed out image of the "Gervais-Irene."
In the bottom photo of the top panel, we see the Gervais-Irene next to her British husband, Guy Bolam in Japan in 1963 simply
dated "1960s." This 1982 news series was no doubt a contrived red herring. It stands as an extraordinary example
of promoting false history. To date it remains uncertain, exactly, who was ultimately responsible for it, although it was
determined how the paper's publisher, John Burk who had known the Gervais-Irene likely had a hand in planning it. (Mr. Burk actually hosted and emceed the lavish Memorial
Dinner given in the Gervais-Irene's honor on October 29, 1982, the same date the above panels ran in his paper.) [Note: The
profile forgery matching the Gervais-Irene and Amelia's profile appeared on the newspaper series page previous to this one.
(See the profile photo in the "Mug Shot Forgeries" link.)]
A Biography Of The Original Irene Craigmile VS. The Gervais-Irene
to record, the original Irene Craigmile was born 'Irene Madaline O'Crowley' in Newark, New Jersey on October
1, 1904. Her true birth year was disputed however, and her birth certificate was never located.
She became 'Irene Craigmile' by marriage in 1927, then
'Irene Heller' by a second marriage in 1933. The second marriage was annulled in 1940, re-enabling the name of 'Irene Craigmile'
for further legal use.
original Irene Craigmile was an only child. It was conveyed how her mother, Bridgette Doyle O’Crowley died when the
original Irene was twelve years old.
her childhood the original Irene was known by her maiden name of 'Irene O’Crowley,' although at some point she was given
the family nickname of 'Bee.'
In 1920 the U. S. Census described the original Irene to be
living with her grandmother Sarah Rutherford O'Crowley, her aunt Irene Mary Rutherford O'Crowley, (the attorney who would
later become a Zonta sister friend of Amelia's) and a live in housekeeper. Their listed address was on Lombardy Street in
Newark, New Jersey.
The original Irene had been taken
in to be further raised by her grandmother and aunt as her father, Joseph Richard O’Crowley purportedly fell victim
to alcoholism following her mother's death.
Curiously, the 1920 Census listed the original
Irene as "age 14."
The original Irene's uncle, Dr. Clarence Rutherford O'Crowley was a prominent physician
who had graduated from Columbia University, where Amelia once attended as a pre-med student.
The original Irene was conveyed (questionably) to have been engaged to a physician in 1923, but such a marriage never materialized.
The original Irene married Charles Craigmile in 1927, a respected Civil Engineer in New Jersey from Rantoul, Illinois
who was fifteen years older than she.
In 1928 the original Irene met the newly-famous pilot, Amelia Earhart and the already well known New York pilot,
Viola Gentry in Newark, New Jersey. The meeting took place at a Zonta banquet held in Amelia's honor. The banquet was emceed
by the original Irene's aunt, Attorney Irene Rutherford O'Crowley, who had invited her niece to attend, according to Viola
Gentry in a 1966 letter she wrote to Joe Gervais.
1931 the original Irene's husband, Charles Craigmile suddenly and tragically died of an appendicitis attack in Detroit while
on a road trip with the original Irene. The two were returning to Newark from a visit with Charles' parents at the time.
In 1932, not long after Amelia's
solo-Atlantic conquest, the newly widowed and still bereaved original Irene Craigmile started taking flying lessons on Long
Island, New York. Her "pals," 1929 Ninety-Nines charter members and good friends Amelia Earhart and Viola Gentry
helped to arrange flying lessons for her. Viola was instrumental in finding her first flying instructor, although two pilots
Amelia knew by the names of Carl Harper and Al Heller also instructed the original Irene from October of 1932 to May of 1933.
(Carl and Al were 'friends.') [Note: Amelia had been secretly dating Carl Harper from prior to and even after she was married
to George Putnam. Well known pilot Louise Thaden later insisted Harper was Amelia's one true love, where conventional historians
fell for a ruse of a torrid affair Amelia had with Gene Vidal for cover. At one point, George Putnam was stunned when news
reports came in of Amelia and Carl Harper enduring a crash-landing together in Maryland. Lousie Thaden mentioned how she used
to serve as a 'beard' for Amelia when she'd secretly visit Carl Harper, leaving Putnam to believe Amelia was actually visiting,
and/or flying with Louise. Where Amelia was capable of such a dupe over Putnam, we're reminded of one biographer's quote,
"Amelia's habit of concealment extended even to her closest of friends."]
In 1933, not long after earning her pilot's license on May 28, 1933...
the original Irene realized herself to be pregnant out of wedlock. In August of 1933 the original Irene eloped to Ohio to
wed her child's father-to-be, Al Heller.
In early March of 1934 the original Irene's Son, Clarence 'Larry' Heller was born.
II: Conceptualizing Key Forensic Anomalies
No clear childhood, grade
school, high school, college, family group, or wedding photos of the original Irene were ever located by research investigators.
As well, photos identifying
the Gervais-Irene as 'Irene Craigmile' (the Irene who Joe Gervais met and photographed in 1965) do not precede 1945.
In other words, the Irene Craigmile
who retired U. S. Air Force Major Joe Gervais met and photographed in 1965 appears nowhere in photographs identified as 'Irene'
prior to the 1940s.
Even though they were historically supposed to have been the same person, prior to
1945 two different women other than the one Joe Gervais met and photographed in 1965 were alternately identified as the same
Irene Craigmile, according to the life-long photo history of Irene Craigmile Bolam. One was the original Irene, the other
one was not.
Again, after 1940 photos of the
original Irene Craigmile are no longer seen in the photo record of Irene Craigmile's (later 'Bolam') person.
By the late 1990s, after over two decades of researchers
off and on debating the point, it began to appear evident how the Irene Craigmile Bolam who Joe Gervais met and photographed
in 1965, had been the woman Formerly Known As Amelia Earhart after all. The
forensic argument evolved to include solid deductive reasoning, pure logic, and revealing physical and character trait comparisons.
Apparently, and for reasons not clearly ascertained, the original Irene Craigmile's identity was newly attributed to Amelia
Earhart some time after Amelia turned up 'missing' in 1937. It was further determined how such a transfer had to have taken
place during the World War Two era.
Part III: Retracing The Steps (Some repeated info shown in a different light.)
According to Amelia's past friend and famous
pilot, Viola Gentry as conveyed to Joe Gervais in 1966... Viola and Amelia first met the (original) person known as Irene
Craigmile in 1928 at a Zonta banquet given in Amelia's honor.
[Note: The Zonta organization was and still is a distinguished international club for
professional business women. The club was founded in Buffalo, New York in 1919. In the 1930s Amelia Earhart and her friend,
Attorney Irene Rutherford O'Crowley were two of its most prominenent members, Amelia of course, easily having been the Zonta's
most famous member then, and perhaps still today, Amelia remains Zonta's most famous past member.]
how such a Zonta banquet followed Amelia's Friendship flight. The newly famous Amelia joined the Zontas then, and as mentioned
the banquet for her had been emceed by Attorney Irene Mary Rutherford O'Crowley, the original Irene Craigmile's fairly prominent
Aunt who would remain a good friend of Amelia's.
At her young age in 1928 and not being a business woman, the
original Irene Craigmile was not a Zonta member. (The original Irene Craigmile never became a Zonta member.)
the original Irene Craigmile was invited to Amelia’s Friendship flight banquet by her Attorney Aunt Irene so she could
participate in the festivities, and to hopefully meet Amelia. By way of her Aunt, the original Irene Craigmile was introduced
to Amelia Earhart and Viola Gentry at that time, according to Viola Gentry.
Again, after the original Irene Craigmile’s
husband Charles died in 1931... by the following October of 1932 Viola and Amelia were helping to introduce the original Irene
Craigmile to the world of flying airplanes. They did so at Floyd Bennett and Roosevelt Fields on Long Island, New York. The
original Irene Craigmile took her first flying lessons at those two airfields.
In the Spring of 1933 the original
Irene Craigmile's pilot instructor was one Alvin Victor Heller. They hit it off, and soon the two were dating.
late May of 1933 the original Irene Craigmile was awarded her pilot's license.
Not long after the original
Irene Craigmile was awarded her pilot’s license, she realized she was newly pregnant with Al Heller’s child.
Al and the original Irene Craigmile eloped to be married shortly thereafter, and they were County Clerk wed in the
city of Columbus, Ohio in August of 1933.
Al Heller was a barnstorming pilot and flight instructor when he met
the original Irene Craigmile, and he continued to be one after they were married. His work required him to travel on a regular
When the original Irene’s Son, Clarence Alvin Heller (AKA Larry Heller) was born in early March of
1934 in Newark, New Jersey, Father and husband Al Heller was "not in attendance."
the late 1930s Larry Heller's Father, Al Heller had relocated to Buffalo, NY where he worked at the Curtis-Wright aircraft
facility. (By 1940, according to record, Al's marriage to the original Irene Craigmile had been annulled.)
Larry Heller, who was three to five years old in the late 1930s, later described how
he and his 'mother' relocated to Mineola on Long Island where they lived with his "Aunt Gert" during said time period.
He affirmed he was also often cared for by a woman named Mary Eubank during his childhood, a past schoolmate and friend of
the original Irene Craigmile's, while his 'mother' learned the banking business.
The annulment file from the original
Irene’s fairly brief and unstable marriage to Al Heller is inordinately substantial.
Curious too, it contains a statement from Al Heller describing his own awareness, of how before the original Irene
married Charles Craigmile in 1927 she had been pregnant with another man's child. (There are three letters from Al Heller
to his estranged wife, Irene in the annulment file. The file contains no letters written by Irene.)
Al Heller appeared to believe the original Irene miscarried the child
she was carrying in 1927, but that may not have been the case according to the O'Crowley's own family history. (See further below.)
Part IV: Amelia's
Personality and the ZONTA Organization
[NOTE: Amelia Earhart's personality was repeatedly described as one that
commanded both public and private sides to it. To public audiences and friends whom she admired and/or highly respected, she
was always thoroughly engaging and very polite, if not entirely demure. At the same time, in the hangars and on the airfields
among mechanics and other pilots, she was said to have been a tough competitor who was prone to rough ascerbic language use
('a sailor's cussing vocabulary') and those who knew her well enough, few they were, knew not to cross her for fear of her
demanding temperament and/or the potential of its wrath.]
In 1937 Zonta member, Amelia Earhart suddenly
turned up missing during the final stages of her world flight attempt. She was soon described as 'lost at sea, likely to have
At the time Amelia turned up missing in 1937 she was the Zonta organization's most famous member.
From 1938 to 1940, Amelia's esteemed past Zonta friend, Attorney Irene Mary Rutherford O'Crowley served as President of the
Essex County Zonta Chapter in Newark, New Jersey.
Although Attorney Irene's true niece, the original Irene Craigmile never
was a Zonta member, Irene-Amelia became a distinguished Zonta member after joining in 1945. She also served as a Zonta "International
Relations Chairperson," cited for her ability to speak several languages.
[NOTE: Back in 1928 after Amelia Earhart
first became famous, a co-worker of hers from Denison House in Boston described her friend, Amelia to a newspaper. In
her June 22, 1928 interview for the paper, Pauline Coleman included this remark about Amelia: "...she speaks five languages
fluently and her pilot's license is written in the five languages which she speaks."]
Part V: Separation
of Church and State
In July of 1941, United
States Presidential Cabinet Member and Secretary of the Treasury Henry P. Morgenthau Jr. issued Seton Hall University President,
Monsignor James Francis Kelley of Rumson, New Jersey a commendation award for 'three years of patriotic service.'
Three years earlier, in 1938 as recorded by Dictaphone during a meeting
held by the same U. S. Secretary of the Treasury Henry P. Morgenthau Jr., record transcripts include Morgenthau replying to
a query generated by Eleanor Roosevelt. The First Lady's query pertained to questions about the 1937 disappearance of Amelia
Earhart. In his officially recorded response Henry Morgenthau avoided offering specific details to First Lady Roosevelt. Rather,
he plainly indicated he could not release certain withheld information about Amelia's loss saying, "I hope I've just
got to never make it public." Mr. Morgenthau also curiously remarked "Amelia Earhart absolutely disregarded all
orders" adjacent to the time of her disappearance, and how if what really happened were to be made public, "any
reputation she's got is gone." The official authenticated transcript
of the entire conversation bears the date of 'May 13, 1938.'
1982 when a newspaper reporter asked Monsignor James Francis Kelley (who Sec. Treas. Morgenthau issued the commendation award
to in 1941) about his recently deceased good friend, Irene Craigmile Bolam having been the former Amelia Earhart..., Monsignor
Kelley responded by saying, "I could not state my feelings. Doing so would violate everything I learned in the confessional."
The quote appeared in newsprint.
Part VI: Things The Future Held In Store
In 1984 when an elderly past friend and former legal clerk of Attorney
Irene Rutherford O'Crowley's was queried about Irene Craigmile Bolam's life, in a reply letter she wrote she included her
own "I'm confused" admission. The friend, one Lucy McDannel who was by then in her eighties, had worked with Attorney
Irene from the 1920s to the late 1930s.
Lucy McDannel confirmed how Amelia’s friend, Attorney Irene Mary
Rutherford O'Crowley (b.1885-d.1974) had been a "very dear friend" of Lucy's as well.
wrote how Attorney Irene had served as a legal contract adviser for Amelia Earhart's famous luggage line. Its corporate headquarters
was based in Newark, NJ into the 1960s. She also mentioned Attorney Irene's past alliance with the Zontas, and her friendship
with one Nina Price, a well known publicist and Zonta member who had also been a good friend and business associate of Amelia's.
Strangely enough, Lucy McDannel also described the "Irene Craigmile" she knew of as "Irene Jr.,"
and recalled her as "16 or 17 years old in 1940." She referred to "Irene Jr." as somewhat of an 'errand
runner' and 'helper' for both Attorney Irene, and for Attorney Irene's prominent physician brother, a well know Urologist
by the name of Dr. Clarence Rutherford O'Crowley.
It is noticeable in Lucy McDannel's 1984 letter how she makes no mention of the original 'Irene Craigmile'
who would have turned age thirty in 1934. (Or twenty-eight according to the 1920 U. S. Census.) So much is why she was confused.
Lucy McDannel could only attribute the Irene Craigmile she recalled, to have been the much younger "Irene Jr."
It appears to have been the case,
how during the early World War Two years the original Irene Craigmile was no longer attentive within her own extended family
realm. What became of her has never been authoritatively described.
As well, no O'Crowley family records list such
a person as an "Irene Jr." The inference indicates the "Irene Jr." girl as a past non-disclosed reality.
Within the O'Crowley family realm of her era, it later appeared she was not the only non-disclosed reality.
In 1984 Lucy McDannel also described how in 1930 Dr. Clarence O'Crowley and his Wife, Violet adopted a 'Son' and named him
'Clarence Jr.' (Dr. O'Crowley turned age fifty in 1930, and Clarence Jr. was he and his wife, Violet's
only child.) In 2006 the 1934 born original Irene Craigmile's Son, Larry Heller described 'Clarence
Jr.' as 'several years older' than he.
In 2003 Clarence Jr.'s Daughter, Peggy O'Crowley remarked how it was always "a family bone of contention"
as to whether or not her Father was a legitimate O'Crowley. (Such likely does explain what became of the original Irene O'Crowley
Craigmile's 1927 pregnancy described by Al Heller in their annulmant file.)
Jr." appeared to have somewhat served as a 'nanny baby-sitter' for the original Irene Craigmile's Son, before Irene-Amelia
segued into his life to serve as his permanent mother-figure.
Somewhat contrary to, yet also in line with a statement
he made in 2004 about being aware of more than one woman identified as his 'Mother' in the 1982 New Jersey Tribune series...
in 2006 Larry Heller only recognized the younger version of the "Early 1940s Family Identified Irene" (AKA 'Irene
Jr.') as his 'early childhood Mother,' while also indicating he grew up believing he only had one Mother.
according to the forensic analysis it became clear how in the past more than one woman had employed his Mother's identity,
while it also appeared as possible if not probable, how by design throughout his childhood as he grew, it was meant for the
original Irene's Son, Larry Heller to believe he only had 'one mother.'
Larry Heller affirmed how by 1945 he'd been sent to live and be educated at a boarding school. He eventually served
in the Air Force, and went on to become a Pan Am pilot of globe traveling 747s. He also became a helicopter pilot. Today he
is retired, is a pretty good golfer, and spends time between his homes in Florida and New York.
Larry Heller always maintained he held no photos of his Mother pre-dating 1947.
Part VII: Irene Goodnight
To recap: So far four different 'Irenes' have been
discussed within the context of this story. They are: (1.) The original Irene Craigmile (2.) Attorney Irene Mary Rutherford
O'Crowley (3.) The '1945-1982 identified Irene Cragmile' AKA the Gervais-Irene, AKA the former Amelia Earhart
(4.) Irene Jr.
To also recap: In 2006 Larry Heller
identified a woman in photographs who was not the original Irene Craigmile, nor the Irene Craigmile who Joe Gervais met and
photographed in 1965... to have been his early childhood mother. Since 2002 the woman Larry Heller identified as his 'Mother'
from his early childhood, has been conveyed by researchers to have most likely been the "Irene Jr." who Attorney
Irene's past friend, Lucy McDannel referenced and described as "16 or 17 years old in 1940."
Most importantly, in her 1984 letter Lucy McDannel
wrote, "In 1945 Irene Sr. (AKA 'Attorney Irene Rutherford O'Crowley') was not intimate with Irene Jr. otherwise she would
not have called on me or the attorney Bee Parvin for certain complexities."
It was ascertained how "Irene
Jr." had moved away in 1945. Research yielded the possibility of her briefly relocating to Scotland while still single,
in all likelihood while 'with child.' To further such an ascertainment, after giving birth to her child and having it placed
fo adoption, Irene Jr. returned to the United States where she may have taken up residence in Connecticutt.
Dr. Clarence O'Crowley's adopted Son, Clarence Rutherford O'Crowley Jr.
and 'Irene Jr.' were not genetically related, but they were fairly close age wise, and they grew up in close proximity to
one another into the 1940s.
In 2003 Peggy O'Crowley mentioned
how her Father, Clarence Rutherford O'Crowley Jr. resided in Connecticut.
In Randall Brink's 1994 W.W. Norton book, Lost Star Mr. Brink attributed
Connecticut as the last place of residence for the potential former Amelia Earhart he referenced.
Randall Brink was invited to the 1982 Memorial Dinner given for Irene Craigmile Bolam,
where the ascertained Irene Jr.'s older image appeared on the program cover identified as the newly deceased 'Irene Craigmile
The Irene Craigmile Bolam who Joe
Gervais met and photographed in 1965, (Irene-Amelia) mainly resided in New York and New Jersey from the 1940s on, until she
died in 1982. She and her British husband, Guy Bolam also had homes in New York and North Carolina. She was also very fond
of Scotland and traveled there to visit friends whenever she could. It has been furthered, how among the reasons the Gervais-Irene
did travel there, included the "certain complexities" Lucy McDannel referenced in her 1984 letter, as they pertained
to Attorney Irene Mary Rutherford O'Crowley no longer being intimate with 'Irene Jr.'
It is also possible after her stay in Scotland, Irene Jr. relocated back to the U. S.
where at first she took up residence at Monsignor Kelley's Rumson, New Jersey home, and/or at one of the Gervais-Irene's homes.
In 1945 a future
pilot named Grace McGuire was born in Scotland. She was adopted and raised there in the town of Kirn. She visited New Jersey
in the early 1960s. There she took her first flying lessons at Red Bank Airport just before she turned eighteen.
In the late 1960s, while in her early twenties Grace McGuire permanently relocated from Scotland to Rumson, New Jersey,
the same home town of the aforementioned Monsignor James Francis Kelley, (1902-1996)
the distinguished Catholic Church emissary and a former President of Seton Hall University, and long time good friend of the
After earning her pilot wings,
Grace McGuire eventually purchased a Lockheed Electra airplane identical to the model once owned by Amelia Earhart. For a
time, Grace McGuire's Lockheed Electra Model 10E was being stored in a hangar in Connecticut.
In the 1970s Grace McGuire, who bore a striking resemblance to Amelia Earhart, was identified
as a 'good friend' of Amelia's survived Sister, Muriel Earhart Morrissey. She is also a known friend of the original Irene's
son, Larry Heller.
After initially refusing to comment about it to the press in 1982, in 1991 Monsignor James Francis Kelley finally
admitted during a taped interview how his dear late friend, the same "Irene Craigmile Bolam" who Joe Gervais met
and photographed in 1965... indeed had been the former Amelia Earhart. He had also mentioned how after the war she stayed
with him for "three or four weeks" as he helped her with her new identity, and he also afforded her ongoing counseling
and 'spiritual guidance' afterwards. Monsignor Kelley also described how for her own non-specified reasons, she no longer
wished to be known as 'Amelia Earhart.'
Adversaries to the 'Earhart survived' theory tried to claim Monsignor Kelley was 'mentally crippled'
with old age dementia and senility, and the Monsignor 'made up' the story about his long time dear friend Irene Craigmile
Bolam having been the former Amelia to inflate his attention starved ego.
As mentioned, it was known how Monsignor Kelley had not only served as Irene-Amelia's
confessor, but he also served as her ongoing therapist. Kelley, a highly educated man held doctorates in psychology and philosophy.
Listening to his 1991 recorded interview, Monsignor Kelley speaks with unassuming sureness as he discusses his late close
friend, Irene Craigmile Bolam, AKA the 'Gervais-Irene.' Monsignor Kelley's Sister Gertrude was also a good friend and later-life
traveling partner of the Gervais-Irene's. It was suspected, but never verified by Larry Heller that Mosnignor Kelley's Sister
Gertrude had been the "Aunt Gert" Larry Heller described, with whom he and Irene Jr. took up residence for awhile
in the late 1930s to early 1940s in Mineola on Long Island, New York.
In 2006 the National Geographic Channel was clearly informed about the Swindell/Beyond
37' forensic analysis, that included the discovery of plural Irene Craigmiles who had shared the same identity, the realized
fraud of the 1982 Tribune series, and the information yielded about the Gervais-Irene by Monsignor James Francis Kelley. The
channel also agreed to cover the multiple Irene's discovery in its upcoming Earhart special. Instead, by the time its 'Unsolved
History' Amelia Earhart special first aired, National Geographic had ultimately chosen not to address any of the recently
learned of 'Earhart case' issues. Rather, it diminished the true historical value of the decades old Irene-Amelia conveyance,
and barely afforded it more than a few minutes of airtime.
Part VIII: Irene-Amelia, Muriel Grace, Irene Jr., Grace,
As mentioned, and more:
In the late 1960s the Scotland
born pilot, Grace McGuire relocated to Monsignor Kelley's home town of Rumson, New Jersey.
Grace McGuire owns a
Lockheed Electra. She named it "Muriel" after Amelia Earhart’s Sister, Muriel Grace Earhart Morrissey.
Grace is friends with the original Irene Craigmle's Son, Larry Heller, and she also affirmed herself to have known
the Irene Craigmile Bolam who Joe Gervais met and photographed in 1965, (AKA the Gervais-Irene.)
Grace McGuire was also good friends with Amelia's now late sister, Muriel
Grace Earhart Morrissey. Some do consider it to be no coincidence where Grace McGuire was named "Grace."
Ever since the Gervais-Irene was
first implicated to have been the former Amelia Earhart in 1970, Muriel Grace Earhart Morrissey admitted when asked, how she
had known and been in touch with Irene Craigmile Bolam (the Gervais-Irene) through her own Zonta club circles. Today Amelia
Earhart is still revered as one the the Zonta organizations most famous past members, and Zonta boasts its own Amelia Earhart
In 1985 Grace McGuire and Muriel
Grace Earhart Morrissey traveled to Hawaii together to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Amelia Earhart's Hawaii to
Oakland solo flight.
In 1986 Grace McGuire traveled to Howland Island, the 1937 destination
Amelia never made it to. On Howland Grace was photographed waving the flag of her birthplace of Scotland, along side the state
flag of Kansas, Amelia's birth place.
It has long been noticed how Grace McGuire bears an uncanny resemblance to
In March of 1998 Muriel Grace Earhart Morrissey died at the age of ninety-eight years.
In 2006 Grace McGuire and her good friend, the original Irene Craigmile's Son, Larry Heller had intended to fly around the
world together in Grace's Lockheed Electra. Mr. Heller was to serve as Grace's navigator. The plan had been to commemorate
the 2007 70th anniversary of Amelia’s world flight with their flight’s success.
Their plan ultimately
fell through. Still, it all ended as hard not to notice; the bizarre coincidental friend and familial connections of the Gervais-Irene,
Amelia's Sister Muriel Grace, Grace McGuire, Larry Heller, Amelia's past friend in the late Attorney Irene O'Crowley, Monsignor
James Francis Kelley, the storied Irene Jr., and Amelia's other past friend, who was the original Irene Craigmile.
With these odd and less-than-defined family and friend connections, and the three generations of physical appearance similarities
between Amelia, Irene Jr., and Grace McGuire... in the midst of it all, the somehow
existence of a biological mother, daughter, and granddaughter relationship the public never knew about appears as possible,
or even plausible.
* * *
course I knew Irene. She was a Sister Zonta." Amelia's Sister,
Muriel Grace Earhart Morrissey refers to Irene Craigmile Bolam (the Gervais-Irene) in a quote from The Woodbridge New
Jersey News Tribune, 1982.
Regarding the prestigious 'Wings Clubs'
in New York and Washington, and who used to show up there now and then, consider the following:
[who had known Mrs. Irene Craigmile Bolam for many years] 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. "'Sometimes I thought she was, sometimes I thought she wasn't.'" "'I
told her she looked like Amelia Earhart and she said, 'No, I don't look like her.'" Busatti said. At a Wings Club event
in Washington, Busatti mentioned admirals and generals seemed to know her." "Once when he asked her directly [if
she was formerly known as Amelia Earhart] she replied ""When I die you'll find out."" 1982 Woodbridge
New Jersey, News Tribune.
[NOTE: The WILDER Network is
a Super organization. The word "WILDER" stands for "World International Lyme Disease Emergency Rescue Network."
Grace McGuire is a WILDER VIP.] The following can be read on its Website:
"In the midst of her search for
an aircraft, McGuire attended a function at the Wing's Club in New York, where she met Muriel Earhart Morrissey, Earhart's
""(Grace) ...it was instant love.
We hit it off right away."" The meeting led to a friendship that would last for years."
""...I reminded her of Amelia, but she said that wasn't the only reason
she liked me,"" said McGuire, of the woman (Muriel Grace) who became one of her staunchest project supporters."
can be read on the WILDER hompage:
"Grace is amazing! She is an inspiration! Is it just a coincidence that
she loves to fly, and that she is called Amelia Earhart's look-alike? ...Or that she decided to complete Amelia's
Was it just a coincidence when Grace found
a duplicate of Amelia's aircraft, one of only 15 Lockheed Electra L-10E's, made in 1935? ...Or that she became
fast friends with Amelia's sister, Muriel? ...And that Grace named her L-10E aircraft 'Muriel'?
We think not! In fact, the more you learn about Grace, the more clear it becomes that
Grace McGuire's dreams are truly her destiny."