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'Amelia Earhart to Irene Bolam Forensic Comparison Analysis'
© 1997-2017 by Tod Swindell
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Below: Does this woman shown in 1965 look
to you like Amelia Earhart might have looked had she survived her 1937 disappearance? Probably not, but there is an interesting
story about her ambiguous past that has kept people scratching their heads for half a century.
1965, a former U.S. Air Force Captain who had flown missions in World War Two, Korea, and Vietnam met the woman in the above
photograph at a gathering of respected pilots from the early days of aviation. The former air force captain's name was Joseph
A. Gervais. He was an excellent pilot who logged close to 20,000 hours of flying time during his military career. He was a
smart family man as well, known for his solid reputation and impeccable character. Joe Gervais took this 35MM photograph of
the woman shown above on the day he met her, August 8, 1965. He had been researching the facts of Amelia Earhart's 1937 disappearance
for the previous five years when he was invited to the pilots' annual luncheon in New York by one of Amelia Earhart's 1930s
flying friends, Viola Gentry. Viola had asked Joe to come and lecture to her club members about his research findings. She
even paid the air-fare and lodging expenses for Joe and his family to make the trip from their home in Nevada. The woman above
was known as 'Mrs. Irene Bolam.' Viola was not expecting her to attend the luncheon that day, but she did, accompanied by
her British husband, Guy Bolam. After Viola introduced him, Mrs. Bolam acknowledged to Joe Gervais that she used to know Amelia
Earhart and that she had often flown with her in the 1930s. Joe Gervais found Mrs. Bolam curious. He also felt she looked
hauntingly similar to the way an older Amelia Earhart might have looked had she continued to survive, and he noticed two small
items she wore at the bottom of the 'V' on her blouse that looked to be military decorations to him; an Oak Leaf cluster signifying
the rank of a Air Force Major affixed next to a square-enameled DFC indicator pin. ['DFC' for 'Distinguished Flying Cross.']
He knew Amelia Earhart had been decorated with both awards before, and where Joe had retired from the Air Force as a Major
himself, the 'cluster' she wore was most recognizable to him. As well, he noticed an air of reverence afforded to Mrs. Bolam
from the other club members in attendance. Remaining somewhat perplexed about her after he returned to his home in Nevada,
Joe began looking into Mrs. Bolam's past. Five years later, he felt he had gleaned enough contradictory information about
her to a point where he felt confident enough to assert that she was most likely the 'somehow survived' Amelia Earhart sporting
a new identity. Many people called Joe Gervais 'crazy' after a 1970 published book shared his belief with the public, and
Mrs. Bolam herself sued him. Except the controversy over who she really was, or used to be, refused to go away as the years
passed, and Joe's assertion that she was formerly known as 'Amelia Earhart' proved impossible to disprove as well. So much
enabled Joseph A. Gervais to spend the rest of his life until he died in 2005, still maintaining that he was correct about
the woman shown above having been previously known as Amelia Earhart, adding at the same time how it was something the public
was 'never supposed to know.' Decades later, it was learned that this same 'Mrs. Irene Bolam' was identified nowhere as 'Irene'
prior to the mid-1940s. Herein one can learn the other peculiarities pertaining to her inconsistent life story.
|Amelia Earhart, 1937
|...Mrs. Irene Bolam in 1965
Above: Proof that Amelia Earhart
survived her disappearance in the Pacific? Not really. Amelia is shown here in 1935 with legendary Hawaiian surfer & Olympic
swimmer, Duke Kahanamoku doing some outrigging in Hawaii. After the event of Amelia's disappearance led to several decades
of debating, in recent years, Protecting Earhart's forensic analysis seriously re-examined the long held assertion
of Amelia's private, post-loss existence.
Below: A 1937 photo of Amelia Earhart
followed by a sample from Tod Swindell's Protecting Earhart forensic comparison analysis.
|Amelia under the nose of her Lockheed Electra 10E, 1937
|Different angle and look from the same series, Amelia Earhart, 1937
| Any further there is no doubt...
|...in the veracity of the Amelia/Irene head-to-toe forensic alignment
Amelia and her later-life self, Irene Bolam superimposed with each other from Protecting Earhart's forensic comparison analysis.
Their head-to-toe and character trait congruences outed the same individual human being known by different names in different
Even though it is forensically true how without
public awareness, Amelia Earhart managed to survive her storied disappearance and eventually changed her name to 'Irene'
during the World War Two years, ostensibly for the sake of her future privacy, her own family and the Smithsonian Institution
have never acknowledged it publicly. Instead, ever since the 1970s they maintained the practice of quickly dismissing it
out of hand, describing it as "hokum," "baseless," and "unconvincing" in the process. In
the meantime the U.S. government always maintained a vigil of 'official silence' toward the controversy over who Mrs. Irene
Bolam really was, or used to be. Just the same, it is true that Amelia did live-on after she went missing in 1937, and
in time she changed her name to 'Irene.' It is also certain history itself will give-in to the reality of it all in due
time--with all that is known about it anymore. Recall it wasn't until 2005, thirty years after he died, that Charles Lindbergh's
additional 1950s to 1970s identity of 'Careu Kent' was finally verified.
|...to the Gervais-Irene Bolam in 1965
Protecting Earhart's forensic
analysis compared many photographs of Amelia Earhart to many photos of her later-life self when she was known as 'Mrs. Irene
Bolam.' The photos were superimposed into each other revealing a full head to toe physical congruence. Character traits were
also compared that aligned perfectly. The analysis also displays how there were three different Twentieth Century women attributed
to the same 'Irene Bolam' identity, and the one shown above in 1965, AKA the 'former' Amelia Earhart, appeared nowhere identified
as 'Irene' prior to the mid-1940s. More Protecting Earhart comparison examples are featured throughout Irene-Amelia.com,
and the truth about how Amelia became Irene is explained in the second page link down on the upper-left hand side.
The information presented in this website pertains to
the well storied, 1937 disappearance of Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan. The controversy over what really happened
as a result of the failed world-flight attempt that led to their loss, has long remained a highly debated historical subject
anyone might offer a legal argument in an effort to explain the actual outcome of their flight, it is essential to
remember how the loss of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan was originally called, "a missing persons" case.
a missing person case requires finding the person or finding true body evidence of the person.
In the mid-1990s, after becoming deeply interested in the story of Amelia Earhart's
so-called 'disappearance,' I began my own in-depth research that looked into the peculiar record of her world flight
outcome. A few years into the new millennium I drew a certain conclusion after thoroughly examining the different theories
presented over the years that tried to explain what really happened to Amelia. My opinion was markedly influenced by 1993
Lost Star author, Randall Brink, and a high-profile suggestion offered in the 1970s from famous Amelia Earhart historian,
Joseph A. Gervais, who, based on his own findings, asserted that Amelia continued to survive after she went missing, and she
eventually resurfaced in the United States sporting a different identity.
This may sound as outlandish to you today as it did to
people back then. Just the same, additional information learned about it during past two decades only added further support
to the, 'Amelia survived and took on a new identity' postulation. For starters, it was confirmed years ago by Grace Muriel
Earhart Morrissey, Amelia's sister and only sibling who died in 1998, that she and the Irene Bolam shown on this page were
acquainted with each other and were Zonta sisters in their later life years. The modern look presented here conveys how that
was, 'not just a coincidence.'
Die-hard Amelia Earhart mystery fans are just now starting to grasp the truthful
nature of what the Protecting Earhart forensic study accomplished. If you're interested, the second page-link down
on the upper left will direct you to what I ascertain to be, "The True Story of Amelia Earhart," of which the additional
superimposed photos below continue to offer a preview.
you, Tod Swindell
NOTE: The forensic 'superimposed
photographs' displayed here are original copyrighted material. All of the superimposed photographs and document comparison
samples that appear in Irene-Amelia.com were produced and issued from 1997 to 2017 by Tod Swindell of Protecting Earhart
Below: From a 1978 formal portrait sitting,
one of three Twentieth Century women attributed to the same 'Irene Bolam' identity
appeared nowhere as 'Irene' prior to the mid-1940s. Note the wings toward her left shoulder; this beautiful, every
right to be proud woman died in 1982.
Below: Superimposed with Amelia Earhart
The photo of Amelia came from her book, The Fun Of It
Question: What does, 'You can't unring a bell'
Answer: This means that
once something has been done, you have to live with the consequences as it can't be undone.
|The forensic transition continues...
|...to reveal the congruence
History Can't Unring The Bell Joseph A.
In 1965, after Joseph A. Gervais took his telling 35MM photograph and later asserted that the woman who
appeared in it used to be known as Amelia Earhart, it rang a bell of truth that has been impossible to unring ever since.
Many people have tried to unring it over the years, but they couldn't do it. In 2006, forty years after Joe Gervais took his
photo, even The National Geographic Channel ineffectively tried to unring it on national TV by way of soliciting the opinion
of police forensic detective, Kevin Richlin of Riverside, California. Detective Richlin, who was never shown the most convincing
comparisons to include the ones shown above, opined the 'Amelia became Irene' postulation looked to be a frivolous exercise
to him, but his opinion was only based on the limited amount of data the show's producers gave him to work with. Note: Protecting
Earhart's, Tod Swindell, who appeared in the same 2006 Nat Geo special, was not advised about Detective Richlin's participation,
nor was he given the opportunity to meet Detective Richlin and show him the full body of his forensic study achievements before
the show aired, even though the show's producers were well-aware of their existence.
His past remarks
notwithstanding, today Detective Richlin will readily admit to anyone that he did not forensically conclude the Gervais-Irene
Bolam and Amelia Earhart were different human beings at any time, even though opposing theorists continue to soap-box that
Below: Thanks to Protecting Earhart's in depth, comprehensive forensic analysis
of the Gervais' assertion about Mrs. Bolam, this 1965 photograph he took of her exists today as a documented testimonial of
truth, similar to the Zapruder film of President John F. Kennedy's 1963 assassination two years earlier. Film gamma, specially
35MM film gamma only displays the honest quality of what a normal camera lens captures. Joe Gervais confirmed the lens he
used to take his 1965 photo of Mrs. Bolam was a standard 50MM lens.
Before Protecting Earhart's
Tod Swindell embarked on one, no one had ever conducted a serious forensic analysis of Gervais' controversial assertion about
Mrs. Bolam's past.
|Mrs. Bolam said she had known Amelia...
|...28 years after Amelia was said to have 'vanished without a trace'
What This Means...
Of course, at first glance this may be hard to believe.
Trust knowing, though, this forensic reality has loomed on the horizon for some time now. What it means, basically, is that
you have just observed a few of Protecting Earhart's superimposed photo transitions of Amelia Earhart's image morphing
into her later-life self. Joseph A. Gervais photographed Mrs. Bolam on the day he met her in 1965. After studying her background,
which he realized to be highly ambiguous, his controversial assertion about Mrs. Bolam's past made national news by way of
the 1970 book, Amelia Earhart Lives by Joe Klaas, that featured a copy of the 1965 Gervais photo of Mrs. Bolam within
it. Joe Gervais met, conversed with, and photographed Mrs. Bolam at a gathering of noteworthy pilots from the early days of
aviation that year. From then on to his dying day in 2005, he maintained the same Mrs. Bolam used to be known as 'Amelia Earhart.'
To his credit he didn't need a forensic analysis to convince him of a truth he already knew, although he was quite satisfied
when he observed Protecting Earhart's initial forensic results before the event of his passing took place.
The final summation
once again: After it commenced in 1997, in time Protecting Earhart's study proved how three different Twentieth
Century women were attributed to the same Irene Bolam identity, and the one who Joe Gervais met and photographed in
1965 appeared nowhere identified as 'Irene' prior to the mid-1940s. Not to leave out--she matched Amelia Earhart in every
aspect. This is because she used to be known as Amelia Earhart, and thanks to Protecting Earhart, anymore this forensic
reality exists as an obvious, albeit 'unrecognized' historical truth.
Click on the photo below to go to The
True Story Of Amelia Earhart By Tod Swindell.
|Image credit: Sir Charles Cary