The 1997-2017 Swindell Study: Amelia Earhart Compared To The Post-World War Two 'Irene Craigmile'

An Up-To-Date Recap

Home Page: Amelia Earhart
About The Real 'Original' Irene Craigmile, Amelia Earhart's 1930s "Pal"
About Tod Swindell
Reality Check: The 'Missing Person Case' Of Amelia Earhart
1982 Irene Craigmile Newspaper FRAUD Uncovered By The Swindell Study
Tod Swindell: One Filmmaker's Amazing Amelia Earhart Journey
Amelia Earhart: A True Story
Forensically Comparing Amelia Earhart To Irene Craigmile Bolam
About Monsignor James Francis Kelley
The Universal Truth About Amelia Earhart
Books Published On Amelia Earhart Research And Investigations

December 2018


Note: This website and the forensic conclusion it presents are the copyrighted intellectual properties of Amelia Earhart journalist-historian, Tod Swindell. [U.S. Copyright registration #'s:  TXu 1-915-926; 2014, TXu 2-061-539; 2017]



Click on the YouTube channel link below to observe forensic video dissolves:

Facebook: "Irene-Amelia Earhart-Craigmile"  Friend requests welcomed. URL:

Protecting Earhart
By Tod Swindell 

     2017 marked the 20th anniversary of the Protecting Earhart moniker. Some people think of it as an homage to a Witness Protection Program. It isn't. Protecting Earhart has always been devoted to correcting, and then protecting Amelia Earhart's profound legacy--that ended up mired in ambiguity due to the purported mystery of her so-called, 'disappearance.'
    Today, no matter what anyone might say or believe to the contrary, Protecting Earhart provides the best historical clarity when it comes to what happened to Amelia Earhart after the unscheduled ending of her last flight. Anymore it is a forensic certainty that she managed to survive and later resurfaced in the United States known as one of three 20th century women attributed to the same identity of, Irene Bolam. Thanks to Protecting Earhart, this long shouted-down historical truth is now easy to recognize and understand. Retired USAF Major, Joseph A. Gervais steadfastly promoted and lived this truth the last 40 years of his life until he died in 2005, and I have now lived and promoted this truth for the last 20 years of my own life, after concurring with and edifying the key findings of Major Gervais, my late good friend and former collaborator, the first several of those years. 

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

Arthur Schopenhauer



Amelia Earhart at Kitty Hawk
Shown with U.S. Senator Hiram Bingham

Gervais-Irene & former self superimposed:
Amelia went by different names in different eras
Gervais-Irene, FKA 'Amelia Earhart'
In early 1978, her true eightieth year

Amelia, 1923 'into a mirror taken' self photo portrait five years before she became famous at age 30
Amelia and her future self superimposed

"Special recognition goes to Tod Swindell, who undertook an extensive, in-depth forensic analysis of the Gervais-Irene Bolam and Amelia Earhart to show the world they were one in the same person." USAF Colonel, Rollin C. Reineck, reprinted from his book, Amelia Earhart Survived.

The Gervais-Irene Bolam

"No matter how it has been discounted in the past, and though some opposing theorists still choose to argue against it, anymore it is certain three different women were attributed to the same, 'Irene Madeline O'Crowley Craigmile Heller Bolam' identity, and one of them, the 'Gervais-Irene,' who was identified nowhere as 'Irene' in the United States prior to the mid-1940s, was previously known as 'Amelia Earhart.' Evolving from the time the controversy about 'Mrs. Irene Bolam' first surfaced in 1970, anymore this forensic truehood is incontestable." Tod Swindell, 2017

The three different women attributed to the same Irene identity: On the left is the original Irene Craigmile in 1930, whose family Amelia had known. 
In the middle is the second Irene shown in the early to mid-1940s; on the right is the third Irene [Gervais-Irene] in 1946, FKA 'Amelia Earhart.'
The original Irene's son, Larry Heller specifically identified the second Irene shown in the middle as his 'mother' from his early childhood on.
027.JPG 029.JPG030.JPG
Above left: The Gervais-Irene Bolam in Japan, 1963
Middle: Superimposed with her previous 'Amelia' self
Right: As Amelia, age thirty
© Protecting 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.

Amelia at Kitty Hawk

Gervais-Irene & Amelia
Two photos superimposed.
Gervais-Irene & Amelia superimposed
Gervais-Irene,1965 / Amelia,1933
Gervais-Irene & Amelia superimposed
Gervais-Irene,1963 / Amelia,1928
Gervais-Irene & Amelia superimposed
Gervais-Irene,1976 / Amelia,1932
Gervais-Irene & Amelia superimposed
Gervais-Irene,1978 / Amelia,1929

The 'believe it or not' truth about Amelia Earhart has been recognizable for decades, although it has been shouted down over the years by important sounding individuals who worked hard to encourage the public to ignore it, and to pay attention instead to their own differing conclusions.   

Protecting Earhart Forensic Analysis Reactions: 
"Tod, I have carefully studied the overlays and your presentation. Your conclusion that there were multiple Irene Bolams has completely convinced me that this is indeed the case. You have also convinced me that the Gervais-Bolam was AE. Incredible. You have quite an impressive package there. Keep charging - Gene." From a letter to Tod Swindell from Retired Navy Rear Admiral, Eugene Tissot. Tissot's Father, Ernie was a friend of Amelia's and served as her head plane mechanic during her 1935 Hawaii to Oakland flight. This was Gene Tissot's response to his examination of Protecting Earhart's first distributed forensic analysis results.
"Your work relating to AE and IB is absolutely outstanding. There is no other way to describe it. I just wanted you to know that I have nothing but admiration for you and I am honored and proud to be on the winning team. I'm convinced you have solved the mystery." A note from USAF Colonel Rollin C. Reineck (Ret.) to Tod Swindell. Colonel Reineck was among the original recipients of Protecting Earhart's first distributed forensic analysis results. Reineck's book, Amelia Earhart Survived duly credited the achievement.

Multiple 'Irenes' and a 'Forensic Match'
The Key Findings of the Irene-Amelia Analysis
The comprehensive Irene-Amelia forensic analysis 'key findings' display why it is correct to oppose the fulminations of others whom for years soap-boxed misleading information to the American public about the late-great, Mrs. Irene Bolam. This includes one Dr. Alex Mandel's creation of Wikipedia's public information supplied, 'Irene Craigmile Bolam' page and his overt domination over it. Other people have also taken measures to publicly discredit the new-millennium learned truths about Mrs. Bolam's past by citing outdated referrals chocked with slanted and since 'proved incorrect' information.
Directly below, take heart in knowing what individuals and organizations that refuse to support the new realized truth about Amelia are well aware of but do not acknowledge publicly; how there had been more than one Twentieth Century woman attributed to the same "Irene Bolam" identity. [Note: the true story on how Amelia became one of the 'Irenes' is found in the second page link down in the left blue column at the top of the page.]
Here, below an artist's rendering of an Amelia photo, are the three different women who used the same 'Irene' identity in the Twentieth Century. Thank you.

Artist's photo rendering of Amelia Earhart
Note superimposed images far right below.

Below, Larry Heller's true birth mother, the original Irene shown in 1930 between her first husband, Charles, who died suddenly in 1931, and her father, Richard Joseph O'Crowley. A past friend of Amelia's, the original Irene gave birth to Larry Heller in early 1934, [Larry's actual birth name: "Clarence Alvin Heller."] Larry was she and her second husband, Alvin Heller's child. It is unknown what became of the original Irene's physical person. [It was rumored--but far from confirmed--that she became debilitated after a difficult child-birthing ordeal.] It is evident Larry Heller, who volunteered he held "no photographs" of his mother displaying her prior to the 1940s, never imprinted his biological mother shown here as his 'true' mother. This particular 'very low quality' photo he had not seen before it appeared in the 1982 tribune series, that forged and doctored photos to make it appear that the three different women displayed here, the original Irene below and the other two to the right who later ended up having her identity attributed to them, were ALL one in the same human being. By virtue of the forensic study it became known they were all different individual human beings.

Above center: Larry Heller's biological mother in 1930.

Below, the 'second Irene,' shown younger in the 1940s, older in the 1970s. In 2006, and again in writing in 2014, the 1934 born, Larry Heller positively identified her as his 'late mother.'

The two above photos superimposed; same person younger to older.

Below, the 'third Irene,' FKA 'Amelia Earhart' shown younger and older in 1946 and 1964. She used Larry Heller's mother's identity from the mid-1940s until she died in 1982. The last photo below superimposes her with her former self, Amelia Earhart. Anymore this truth exists as an obvious multi-layered 'forensic reality.'  

Superimposed with her former self, 'Amelia'

Above are the three different Twentieth Century women who were attributed to the same 'Irene Bolam' identity. On the left is the 'original Irene' who Amelia was acquainted with in the 1930s. In the middle is the 'second Irene' who Larry Heller identified as the 'mother' figure he recalled, and the right column displays the 'third Irene.' The 'third Irene' appeared nowhere identified as 'Irene' prior to the mid-1940s because she had previously been known as, "Amelia Earhart."
The original Irene's birth name was "Irene Madeline O'Crowley." She was born in 1904, although her birth certificate was never located, and by the early 1940s she no longer appeared, and maybe no longer existed. The 'second Irene's' true identity remains a mystery. She looked to be a generation younger than the other two Irenes. She was rumored to have been 'born in 1924' and adopted into the O'Crowley family of Newark, New Jersey a few years later. The 1934 born son of the original Irene, identified the second Irene as his life-long mother figure. The 'third Irene' used to be known as Amelia Earhart. She did not take on her 'Irene' identity until the mid-1940s. The same 'Irene' identity all three used historically featured the names: "Irene Madeline O'Crowley Craigmile Heller Bolam."

As described, in 1970 Mrs. Bolam was caught off guard when a black and white version of the above photograph appeared in a nationally published book that implicated her, albeit without herself endorsing it to, as the living former Amelia Earhart. Defiantly, she lawyered-up and successfully rebuked the truthful assertion, although it took her five years to do it. Incredibly enough, through it all she never denied that she had been famously known as "Amelia Earhart" in the 1930s. For more about Mrs. Bolam's legal action click on the third link down in the upper left blue column.

The Forensic Study's Important 'Tale of the Tape' Final Results
Along with the obvious facial congruence, also observable in the study is how the entire head-to-toe physical bodies and character traits forensically aligned. Adversarial rumors claiming "measurable differences cited" were simply untrue. As well, it is imperative to identify how the 'Mrs. Irene Bolam' who equated herself as the former Amelia Earhart appeared from out of nowhere in the mid-1940s to exist as one of three Twentieth Century women attributed to the same 'Irene' identity. In essence, her image was not denoted as 'Irene' prior to the mid-1940s because she had been previously known as 'Amelia Earhart.'

Amelia Earhart

Amelia as her later life self in the 1970s, Mrs. Irene Bolam

While it is true the photographs above depict the same human being in younger and older forms, the world public was never supposed to know this. After she went missing in 1937, Amelia Earhart was legally declared 'dead in absentia' in 1939, and a later evaluation of the matter determined said 'declaration' should never change, even after the U.S. Department of Justice learned she had continued to survive. This, coupled with Amelia's strong desire for a future private-life following her varied war-time experiences, is why she ended up becoming known as, 'Irene.'

A Sample Excerpt From The World War Two-Era 'FBI File' On Amelia Earhart...
"Don't worry about her well being. She is perfectly all right." A World War Two Japanese Intelligence officer's comment to an American POW about Amelia Earhart cited in the FBI's file on her missing person case.
Directly below is an excerpt from a two-page "December 27, 1944" dated document from the FBI file on Amelia Earhart released well after the FOIA went into effect. The document where this sentence appeared featured an in-depth interview with a former POW held by Japan who managed to escape and was transported to Walter Reed Hospital in Washington DC to recover from injuries he sustained while doing so. The hospital helped him contact the FBI believing it should interview the well-decorated soldier based on information he mentioned he had learned about Amelia Earhart, first from Japanese personnel in the Philippines just before the Pearl Harbor attack, who mentioned Amelia was "transported to Tokyo where she was being kept at a hotel there," and then again years later from a Japanese intelligence officer while the soldier was a POW after surviving the infamous "Bataan death march." Nearly all of the documents contained in the fifty-nine page file, including this one, were evidenced as having been brought to the attention of then FBI director, J. Edgar Hoover. Several of the documents pertained to information about the location of Amelia's plane, accordingly after Japan impounded it, and others, dated into the mid-1940s, passed along information that pertained to conveyances of Amelia's ongoing survival. The names of both the FBI agent and the recovering soldier are blacked out in the file, something that was standard protocol for sensitive information. In this part of the document, the POW soldier recalled asking the Japanese intelligence officer he was working as a typist for at the time, if he knew whether or not "his cousin, Amelia Earhart" was still alive(?) According the the soldier, the Japanese officer, who was somewhat taken aback by the remark before responding, said he could not tell the soldier anything but assured him at the same time, "not to worry" about Amelia Earhart because she was, "perfectly all right."    


Below: The aforementioned Nuclear Physicist and Sedulous Amelia Earhart Devotee, Dr. Alex Mandel 


Above: From the time the awareness of the new millennium 'Irene-Amelia' forensic study began drawing public attention, Nuclear Physicist, Dr. Alex Mandel has led a misinformation charge aimed at devaluing the results the study conveyed. If you are interested, an example of his lengthy Wikisource diatribe he assembled to thoroughly discount every aspect of Amelia's later-life as 'Irene' can be observed in the link below the next paragraph. Note how within it, where Dr. Mandel cites author, David Horner's interview with the son of Irene Bolam, Larry Heller, he avoids mentioning how in the new millennium, Mr. Heller identified an entirely different person to have been his 'mother' than the Irene Bolam who was identified as the former Amelia Earhart in the forensic comparison analysis. The simple math realized long ago was the 1934 born Mr. Heller was always telling the truth when he stated his mother was not Amelia Earhart.
It had long been known that Amelia Earhart knew Mr. Heller's true mother in the 1930s, so after the study revealed the post-war survived Amelia Earhart shared his mother's identity in her later life years, Mr. Heller was subsequently asked at his attorney's office in New York to positively identify his life-long 'mother' in photographs, and as mentioned, while doing so he identified a completely different person than the 'Irene Bolam' who matched Amelia Earhart.

Below: Even though she existed in full view for decades until she died in 1982, the general public was never supposed to identify how this beautiful, important looking woman photographed in 1978 used to be known as "Amelia Earhart." Realizing it may be difficult for some to accept this new millennium proven forensic reality, the following truth none-the-less exists: Prior to the World War Two era, the proud looking person in the photograph below was known as, "Amelia Earhart." This website has existed on-line continuously since 2007 and no one has ever legally or forensically overchallenged this statement about the Mrs. Irene Bolam shown here, because it's true.


About The Above Photograph
The photograph above displays the former Amelia Earhart, AKA "Mrs. Irene Bolam" in 1978. When this particular formal photo-portrait was taken she was living in her true eightieth year and she had been known as "Irene" for over three decades. As it turned out there were three Twentieth Century women attributed to the same 'Irene Bolam' identity. The general public was never supposed to know this, nor was it supposed to know about the famous past of the Mrs. Bolam shown above. This is why the news media continues to be persuaded by historical dictum influences--that supplementing those already listed includes the modern Amelia Earhart® trademarked brand owners, the Zonta organization, [of which Amelia and her later-life self as 'Irene' had served as distinguished members] and Dr. Thomas Crouch and Dorothy Cochrane of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, who all continue to encourage the curious not to regard or pay serious attention to this profound truth that was forensically realized in the new millennium. No matter, for the following Amelia Earhart reality now openly exists: The "Mrs. Irene Bolam" displayed above appeared nowhere identified as 'Irene' prior to the mid-1940s because she had been previously known as, "Amelia Earhart." The original 'Irene,' who Amelia had known in the 1930s before she assumed her left-over identity after World War Two, looked entirely different and was historically a far less ambitious individual. For more about the original 'Irene' whose identity Amelia assumed in her later life years, click on "The True Story of Amelia Earhart" page link located in the upper left blue column. 

"To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle."
From the book, 1984 by George Orwell
The above quote is revealing of people occupying important positions in the last half of the Twentieth Century, who remained 'officially silent' about certain information they learned on the controversy of Amelia Earhart's 1937 disappearance--that from a legal standpoint became an, "unresolved missing person case." Foremost including individuals dating back to FDR's World War Two era administration, their aligned motivations were geared toward obfuscating suspicion toward the volatile hidden reality of Amelia's continued existence throughout the war years, that inevitably left the U.S. justice department facilitating a future 'private life' for her away from the public eye after the war--as a common U.S. citizen.
This worked well until the former Amelia Earhart was recognized for who she used to be and then was 'outed' against her will in 1970. Amazingly, after the reality of Amelia Earhart's post-war name-changed survival evidenced itself to be true, it continued to be shouted-down by dominating  individuals who remained subjugated by their own denials--when it came to the reality of Amelia Earhart's ongoing name-changed survival, until she died in 1982.
It wasn't until the new millennium arrived, before Tod Swindell's forensic research analysis and human comparison study finally began to blow the lid off of this ongoing, ironclad coverup--that appeared to have included post World War Two era 'wink-and-nod' classified endorsements from the nations of Japan and England.

The Misdirected
In the 1980s, a variety of new, privately run cottage industries intent on pecuniary interests began exploiting the invented Amelia Earhart Mystery by introducing a variety of new theories within their different attempts to explain what happened to her. This practice led to endless false-hope news briefs that in-turn confused the American public about Amelia's world flight ending and aftermath. Fortunately, these misleading 'Earhart mystery purveyors' began to fade after knowledge of the incontestable, 'new-millennium forensic achievements' displaying Amelia's post-war private existence as "Mrs. Irene Bolam" surfaced.

On Correct and Incorrect Statements and Truths...

"The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement, but the opposite of a profound truth may be another profound truth." Niels Bohr, 1885-1962; Danish quantum theorist & physicist, Nobel Prize winner

Considering this interesting paradoxical sounding quote, it might dawn on one how it could readily be applied to the Earhart conundrum. While it exists as a profound truth that Amelia Earhart survived and lived the latter part of her life in the United States known as someone else until she died in 1982, it also appears to be a profound truth where influential 'connected to the story' individuals remained aware of a potential for precarious historical ramifications to occur should said truth segue into existing as a recognized fact. So much provided the impetus for the controversial reality about Amelia to be covered over--with the intention that it was never to surface or even be promoted to the general public as something worth seriously evaluating.

For many years this approach worked. Inevitably, however, its undoing began when the long-disregarded forensic truth about Amelia Earhart began staring back at people in no uncertain terms. Tod Swindell 


The Forensic Truth
Since the Associated Press reported the emergence of the Irene-Amelia forensic analysis over a dozen years ago, the following 'forensic truth' about Amelia Earhart has been available to anyone who cares to know it:
There were three different Twentieth Century women attributed to the same 'Irene Bolam' identity and one of them was previously known as "Amelia Earhart."
As mentioned, where this proven reality about Amelia Earhart now exists, the viewpoint propagandized through the news media continues to influence the public NOT to believe it. Amelia Earhart cottage industries and her 'brand image' enthusiasts still discount it, even though in the new millennium the discovered truth about Amelia Earhart ended up presenting itself as an obvious forensic certainty


Amelia Earhart, age 30



Think about it:

Instead of encouraging people to accept what is anymore the obvious reality of Amelia Earhart's post-war continued survival as Irene, the U.S. national press circuit in alignment with ongoing overtures of 'official silence' about her actual fate from the U.S. department of justice, has continued to persuade the public to consider the ideas that Amelia: 1.) Was eaten by giant crabs on the desert island of Nikumaroro, 2.) Was executed by Japan's military on Saipan as a suspected spy, or 3.) With a thousand miles worth of extra fuel reserves, she flew aimlessly over the Pacific Ocean until she simply crashed and sank at unknown coordinates.

Otherwise, it is considered 'taboo' by the U.S. national press circuit to so much as hint at the reality of Amelia's post-loss, name-changed survival as 'Irene.' Even though the data supporting this truth is overwhelming and full-proof anymore, national news reporters are not allowed to touch it.  

"There have been so many different theories and ideas offered by now, and one can think or believe what one will, but the absolute truth of the matter is the general public still doesn't know exactly what happened to Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan on July 2, 1937, the day they were said to have, 'disappeared without a trace.' For decades it was professed by a variety of historical scholars that Amelia went down in the Marshall Islands and likely ended up existing under the stewardship of Japan during the World War Two years. Maybe that's true, maybe it isn't, but the one thing we do know for certain as a result of the new millennium, comprehensive forensic analysis that displays it clearly, is that Amelia Earhart reemerged in the United States after World War Two with a different identity that was attributed to more than one person in the Twentieth Century."  Amelia Earhart Historian, Tod Swindell


Tracking The "Amelia Earhart Mystery" Invention
A brief statement from Tod Swindell
[The difference between understanding what one believes in and believing in what one understands.]
"Most all Amelia Earhart mystery enthusiasts, or theorists, devoted themselves to understanding answers they individually decided to believe in. Two notable ones who claimed to understand different conclusions that were first postulated over seventy years ago--that they individually decided to believe in and promote--are Richard Gillespie of TIGHAR and Alex Mandel of the Amelia Earhart Society. Both mark perfect examples: One believed and insisted that Amelia died on a desert island where her remains were eaten by giant crabs; the other believed and insisted that Amelia was picked up by Japan and soon after died in its custody.
Before combing through these wayward miscalculations and others of a similar ilk, I started from a different vantage point upon embarking on my research journey in the 1990s, and now view myself as a historian who believes in a truth that took me decades to understand. My arduous process required a thorough examination of the tonnage of verified research data on Amelia's loss, followed by subjecting my most earnest determinations to a comprehensive forensic evaluation. Thus, I did not work to understand something I believed in, rather, I came to believe in something I worked hard to learn about and understand, as any true research analyst does." Tod Swindell

A Quick Review
Amelia Earhart displayed different looks during her fame years just as she did in later-life when she was known as 'Irene,' until her passing took place in 1982. To date the United States government has never offered an 'official opinion' about the decades old controversy over Mrs. Bolam's true life-long identity, leaving the Smithsonian Institution [a 'ward' of the U.S. government] no choice but to keep downplaying what in recent decades grew to become the 'obvious reality' of Amelia's later-life with a different name. 

Amelia as Amelia side:




Amelia as Irene side:





On Amelia's Name Change To Irene
 From the Protecting Earhart Chronicles by Tod Swindell
Granted it's hard to fathom it actually happened, but it did happen. Fortunately, the endeavor of Amelia Earhart's name-change to 'Irene' is no longer difficult to explain or comprehend.
A Zonta organization friend of Amelia's, a New York/New Jersey attorney by the name of Irene Rutherford O'Crowley, had a niece she helped raise from childhood who was a contemporary of Amelia's. By marriage her niece's name was, 'Mrs. Irene Craigmile.'
After Amelia became famous in 1928, she became a member of the Zonta women's organization that same year. Upon joining the Zonta's, Amelia's new friend, Attorney Irene Rutherford O'Crowley, (a prominent Zonta figure) co-emceed the ceremony for Amelia's induction, and in short order after doing so she introduced Amelia to her niece, Irene Craigmile.
Irene Craigmile was seven years younger than the new-famous pilot, Amelia Earhart, and she looked up to her. When they met, Irene was sure to express her own interest in 'flying' to Amelia, and the two remained distantly acquainted from that point on.
Sadly, a few years later in 1931, Irene Craigmile lost her husband of four years, Charles Craigmile, to uremic poisoning after his appendix burst during a road trip.
A year later, in 1932, not long after Amelia soloed the Atlantic, the newly widowed Irene Craigmile decided she wanted to learn to be a pilot. Except while taking flying lessons midway through the following year, just before being awarded her pilot's license, she realized she was pregnant out of wedlock and ended up eloping to wed the child's father, Alvin Heller, who had served as one of her flight instructors. She would never pilot a plane again.
A son was born to the newlyweds, Al and Irene Heller in early 1934, except it had been a trying three years for Irene after losing her husband, Charles. Coming out of her bereavement, she looked forward to the adventure of flying planes and spent months taking lessons. Instead the end-result for her was an unplanned pregnancy and a new husband she didn't really know that well. Through it all, Irene began suffering from bouts of depression that abetted the soon-to-be failure of her rushed marriage, and by 1937, Al Heller had relocated alone to Buffalo, New York. His career as a pilot did not suit the typical 'stay at home husband and father' profile well, and his decision to leave led to Irene filing for a marriage annulment and soon to follow 'child visitation rights' battle. In the interim, the couple's young son began being attended to by a surrogate mother figure from within the extended O'Crowley family fold who he would grow to imprint as his real mother.
After Amelia went missing in 1937, and then was declared 'dead in absentia' on January 5, 1939 (even though she was still very much alive) her Zonta friend, Attorney Irene Rutherford O'Crowley, who helped with her niece's marriage annulment process, would serve as a key player within the arrangement for Amelia to use Irene's identity after the war years. As recalled by one Diana Dawes in 1992, who was a later-life good friend of Mrs. Irene Bolam's, (AKA the 'former' Amelia Earhart) at some point, Irene Craigmile Heller's death occurred but the when, where, and how of it was not publicized, thus enabling Amelia to later assume her identity. The arrangement accordingly took place under the omniscient guise of the U.S. justice department's, J. Edgar Hoover, and with 'assigned help' administered by one Monsignor James Francis Kelley of Rumson, New Jersey, (see further below) who counseled and guided the war-years survived, Amelia Earhart, during the transition phase that left her further known as, 'Irene.' Note: It appears to be the case that Amelia's 'identity change' endeavor was actually initiated prior to the end of World War Two.
For more about this and what became of Al and Irene Heller's son, click on "The True Story of Amelia Earhart" link at the top of this page to the left.


Above: By the mid-late 1940s, clear-legible photographs of the original Irene Craigmile became all but non-extant in the process of Amelia acquiring her identity to use in her own later-life years. The rare photo above depicts the original Irene Craigmile in 1930, shown between her first husband, Charles Craigmile (left) and her father, Richard Joseph O'Crowley (right.) The original Irene Craigmile was an only child of twelve years old when her mother, Bridget Doyle O'Crowley died, thus creating the need for her to be further reared by her attorney aunt, Irene Rutherford O'Crowley.



Above: Mrs. Irene Bolam in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia in 1976, while on a trip with Monsignor James Francis Kelley's sister, Gertruded Kelley Hession. The two right panels superimpose her into the person she used to be. 

Check out the new "Irene-Amelia" YouTube link below. [More dissolves soon to be added.] The perfection of the forensic alignments is inarguable:  


The Inspiration For Protecting Earhart's Forensic Study:
The inspiration for Protecting Earhart's new millennium forensic study is traceable to 1970, when the enigmatically important, 'Mrs. Irene Bolam' displayed in the above photographs was called-out on a national news level because she was suspected to have been previously known as, 'Amelia Earhart.' This may sound crazy to some, except for a few years prior to 1970, Mrs. Bolam had eluded formidable researchers of Amelia's 1937 disappearance who not only felt she resembled an 'older' version of Amelia Earhart, but after looking into her past they found highly noticeable connective tissue that existed between she and Amelia. Mrs. Bolam described herself as one who, "had a career as a pilot once, but I gave that all up years ago." She also mentioned that she had "known" and had "often flown with Amelia Earhart" in the 1930s.
Decades later, after learning that the question of Mrs. Bolam's life-long identity was never solidly answered, and how more researchers came to ardently believe that she had been previously known as Amelia Earhart, (to date four books have been published contending she was), Protecting Earhart's forensic study displayed the same Mrs. Bolam demonstrating a haunting physical congruence and character traits alignment to Amelia Earhart, along with surfacing the unrecognized fact that more than one woman had been attributed to the same 'Irene' identity. The study further revealed the Mrs. Bolam featured here appeared from out of nowhere to live in the United States known as 'Irene Craigmile' following the World War Two years, until she married Guy Bolam in 1958.
This quietly important individual traveled the world with an open-ended ticket on Pan Am Airways throughout the 1960s and 1970s, hobnobbing with internationally known people while also devoting time to the administration of Radio Luxembourg. She died in 1982. In the 1930s and prior to, she was known as, 'Amelia Earhart.'

Continue on to learn more about history's quietly important, Mrs. Irene Bolam, who absolutely was, previously known as, "Amelia Earhart."

The Irene-Amelia.Com website was launched in 2007. The forensic reality it displays has never been over-challenged and never will be because displays the forensic truth about Amelia Earhart. In the latter part of the Twentieth Century, the Smithsonian Institution and the Amelia Earhart brand owned by Amelia's extended family, maintained a tradition of steering people away from the learned reality of Amelia's private life in the United States after World War Two. Oddly enough, after the forensic analysis results were made public in the new millennium, their defensive deflections became more deliberate.     

2018 marks eleven years of presenting unheralded Amelia Earhart truths over the Internet. Its broad-based view of Protecting Earhart's landmark discoveries enabled it to fully expound on the obfuscated fate of Amelia Earhart. Assembled to enlighten the non-biased, Irene-Amelia.Com exists today as the most truthful, historically revealing, and overall important Amelia Earhart website on the internet.
Protecting Earhart makes it clear: Amelia's body was not eaten by giant crabs on the desert island of Nikumaroro, even though many people were conditioned over the years by a media sensationalized group known as 'TIGHAR' to consider this ridiculous idea.
Protecting Earhart further makes it clear: Amelia was not executed by Japan's military as a suspected spy, nor did she die of medical neglect while in Japan's custody, although some author-theorists have long been trying to convince people that one of these two scenarios occurred.
As well, after missing Howland Island, Amelia did not fly around aimlessly in radio silence until she crashed and sank into the ocean, although this has always appeared to be the 'officially preferred' viewpoint for people to accept.
Protecting Earhart conveys the truth, the ONLY truth concerning what became of Amelia Earhart that the U.S. justice department never wished for the public to identify. Take heart in knowing this was not a conspiracy hidden reality, rather, it was a truth that ended up being left behind as a result of the World War Two years in a let's move on kind of way.


Below: A  larger version repeated from above, two 1937 photos of Amelia Earhart followed by one of the many 'telling' examples from Tod Swindell's new-millennium, Protecting Earhart forensic comparison analysis that forensically revealed Amelia's later-life continued survival as one of three different women attributed to the same 'Irene' identity.


Above, the former Amelia Earhart on August 8, 1965 in front of the Sea Spray Inn of East Hampton, Long Island, New York.

From a 10/18/82 New Jersey News Tribune article:
Msgr. Kelley later verified his late friend, Mrs. Irene Bolam used to be, 'Amelia Earhart'

The famous priest, Monsignor James Francis Kelley, was an important United States catholic church emissary in the Twentieth Century. He knew many celebrities in his day, including Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart, and he was decorated in the 1940s for his "patriotic service to his country during the war years" by U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Henry P. Morgenthau Jr. and the U.S. Department of Justice's J. Edgar Hoover. Father Kelley never shared the reason he was given these awards but those who studied Amelia Earhart's private survival story the most estimated they had to do with the help and attention he devoted to securing a private-life future for Amelia after the war years.    


Above: Monsignor James Francis Kelley and the former Amelia Earhart, 1977. Father Kelley went on to admit that with his help Amelia became known as 'Irene' after World War Two and they remained close friends from that point on.

Below: The former Amelia Earhart (right) in 1976, with her good friend and frequent travelling companion, Gertrude Kelley Hession in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia. Gertrude was Monsignor Kelley's sister. It's hard to see Amelia here, sure, until you hit the video dissolve link highlighted in yellow below. 


Yes, it is hard to recognize Mrs. Bolam here as an older version of her former 'Amelia' self, but once-again click on the link directly below to watch a slow motion dissolve of the same photo as she superimposes into who she used to be. After watching the dissolve a few times, hit the back arrow to return to Irene-Amelia.Com. As noted the person she is with, Gertrude Kelley Hession, was the sister of Monsignor James Francis Kelley. As Irene Bolam, the former Amelia Earhart was a close friend of both Monsignor Kelley and his sister, Gertrude. Beginning in the late 1970s and continuing until his death in 1996, Monsignor Kelley, a past president of Seton Hall College, confided to certain individuals, some who later went on record about it, that his later-life friend, Irene, used to be known as 'Amelia Earhart.' As with Joseph A. Gervais, adversaries called Monsignor Kelley 'crazy' for saying what he did about his friend, Irene, who died in 1982. Monsignor Kelley wasn't crazy, and of course neither was Joseph A. Gervais.
Click on the link below to watch the video dissolve. 

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 remained a highly debated historical subject matter for many years.
Where 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.
Solving a missing person case requires finding the person or finding true body evidence of the person. Since this still had not happened by the time 1939 arrived, Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan were legally declared "dead in absentia" at that point in time.
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 most 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 Mrs. Irene Bolam shown on this page were friends and Zonta sisters in their later life years. Protecting Earhart's modern expose' revealed how this 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. To those taking an interest, 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 information displayed here offers a preview.
Thank you, Tod Swindell

Why the historical truth about Amelia's name change to Irene has never been officially acknowledged or promoted:
Even though it is forensically true that Amelia Earhart managed to survive her storied disappearance and she eventually changed her name to 'Irene' during the World War Two era, as mentioned her own family and the Smithsonian Institution have never acknowledged it publicly. Instead, since 1970, after the forensic truth about Amelia Earhart was first discovered and made public by a third party [Joseph A. Gervais] they maintained the practice of quickly dismissing it out of hand, describing it as "hokum," "baseless," or "unsupported by convincing evidence." These rebuttals may have sounded sincere, but they simply weren't true. Still, they managed to sway the news media--and therefore public opinion as well--away from embracing the reality of it. 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. No matter, history is now in the process of giving-in to what has grown to become the obvious reality of Amelia's continued private existence as 'Irene.'
With all that was learned and revealed about it since Joseph A. Gervais first surfaced this 'witness protection' truth, one might compare it to the case of Charles Lindbergh's alternate identity discovery. For it wasn't until 2004, thirty-years after he died that Charles Lindbergh's 1950s-to-1970s secret alias of 'Careu Kent' was finally verified after facing years of both his survived family and official historians dismissing it.
In Amelia's case, beyond the undeniable forensic comparison results, the additional undoing of the Amelia-became-Irene reality was Protecting Earhart's forensic discovery of more than one woman having been attributed to the same 'Irene' identity, with the one who Joseph A. Gervais met and photographed in 1965, appearing nowhere identified that way prior to the mid-1940s. This is because before that time, to include famously in the 1930s, she was known as Amelia Earhart.

Question: What does, 'You can't unring a bell' mean?

Answer: This means that once something has been done, you have to live with the consequences as it can't be undone.

Amelia Earhart

The forensic transition continues...

04-AAAIblend2.jpg reveal the congruence

History Can't Unring The Bell Joseph A. Gervais Rang...
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 have soap-boxed that he did ever since the show aired.
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.

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.

More Brutal Honesty: About Courage

Courage: "Mental or moral strength to venture, perservere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty."

When the 'Mrs. Irene Bolam' in question was known as Amelia Earhart, she wrote her most famous poem called "The Price of Courage," and she lived her entire life, both as Amelia and as Irene recognizing the value of courage.

Unfortunately, some influential people in lofty environs whom are stricken with Alethephobia cannot bring themselves to acknowledge or promote the discovered forensic truth about Amelia's continued existence as "Irene" in the United States after World War Two. Their collective fears have caused them to be short-sighted when it comes to acknowledging and promoting what is anymore the obvious truth about Amelia's later life existence. These people exist at the Smithsonian Institution, at the National Geographic Society, in the governmental executive branches of the United States and Japan, in the TIGHAR, Nauticos, Chasing Earhart, and Amelia Earhart Society clubs, and in the head offices of major news outlets. (Not to leave out Amelia's own survived family appears to be legion with them.) Why do they continue to promote the non-truth that states the 'Mrs Irene Bolam' in question here was NOT the former Amelia Earhart? Because they are afraid of publicly acknowledging and siding with the reality they recognize about Amelia Earhart's continued existence as "Irene." Some of their inner circles have at times expressed ideas suggesting it would be historically irresponsible to admit the truth about Amelia's later-life name changed existence, although plain laziness is involved too, where they would rather not have to contend with the enormity of outcroppings such a public verification would enable. It also appears that at least some of them fear losing face as well. So instead, they myopically encourage the public to keep believing this proud individual was never known as Amelia Earhart, even to the point of vilifying all of the people from the past who had the courage to publicly affirm it, and then continuing to vilify people who demonstrate the courage to publicly affirm it today. These influential individuals simply refuse to acknowledge this profoundly realized historical truth, even juxtaposed to the years-evolved forensic results that so clearly convey how the Mrs. Irene Bolam in question most definitely had been, previously known as, "Amelia Earhart."


Alethephobia: "Fear of Truth."


Above: Amelia Earhart in 1935 with legendary Hawaiian surfer & Olympic swimmer, Duke Kahanamoku doing some outrigging in Hawaii. Amelia's controversial disappearance in 1937 led to several decades of debates over what really happened to her, the general consenus being the truth had been withheld from the public.
Protecting Earhart's forensic analysis carefully re-examined the long held assertion of Amelia's private, post-loss existence. The study's inarguable results revealed it clearly was the case how amid complex circumstances, Amelia Earhart lived well beyond the date of her disappearance known by a different name, and any official knowledge of it was sequestered away from public awareness with indefinite intentions.

Below: The 'former' Amelia Earhart shown in a 1978 formal photo-portrait sitting. As a result of the World War Two years, Amelia ended up being one of three Twentieth Century women attributed to the same 'Irene' identity.


Known as 'Irene' the latter part of her life, the woman above is the same person in the 1965 color photograph displayed on this page. She appeared nowhere identified as 'Irene' prior to the mid-1940s. Note the wings pinned toward her left shoulder. Even though official history has been careful not to introduce her in a public way, she remained stately and beautiful, and proud of who she was historically as well. Understandably, she coveted her privacy as a non-public person after the war years until her passing in 1982.

Senator Hiram Bingham with Amelia Earhart when she was 31

Below: Past and future superimposed


The Amelia photo used came from her book, The Fun Of It

The Goal
The goal of this truthful reveal about the late Mrs. Irene Bolam is to return public thought to recognizing a higher regard for Amelia Earhart's profound legacy.
Amelia Earhart's remarkable life story became mired in ambiguity due to the mystery aspect casually applied to it. This mode of thought has errantly existed dating back to the time her so-called 'disappearance' occurred.
Because of this long-term distraction, over the years people less-recalled what a profound thinker, superior multi-linguist, universal philosopher, feeling poet, skilled photographer, engaging writer, and excellent business woman Amelia Earhart was, beyond being a patriotic American with deep U.S. history roots, and oh yes, a remarkable champion of early aviation. Why she chose to live the way she did was nobody's business but her own, and she made sure throughout her entire adult life, especially in her later years, that this truth was clearly understood by those who knew her best.

History's 'Earhart Mystery' Challenge

"Numerous investigations foundered on official silence in Tokyo and Washington, leaving the true fate of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan an everlasting mystery." A 1982 quote from the Marylin Bender, Selig Altschul Pan Am Airways anthology, The Chosen Instrument.


On Over-Challenging History
After enduring the process of thoroughly examining and comparing the lives of Amelia Earhart and Irene Bolam, the forensic analysis evidenced the same human being in different eras going by different names.
Regardless of the new-millennium consternation the analysis caused among U.S. history scholars and myriad theorists suggesting a variety of other ideas, its conclusive results left it undeniably clear:
Unknown to the public, Amelia Earhart survived her storied 1937 disappearance and in time changed her name to 'Irene.'
Oddly enough, in 0pposition to this new paradigm of truth about Amelia Earhart, a variety of individuals and organizations have waged campaigns through the internet and various media outlets to prevent the reality of Amelia Earhart's post-World War Two life as a name-changed person from gaining public acceptance. 



The copyrighted Protecting Earhart intellectual properties featuring the Protecting Earhart MSS, Forensic Study, Documentary & Feature Film screenplay rights are owned by Aether Pictures LLC and Tod Swindell.

Photo credit: Sasha-Getty

Above: A photo portrait of Amelia Earhart taken in England four days after her 1932 solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean--when she became the first woman and only the second person to accomplish the feat five years after Charles Lindbergh did. Note: In 2004, another long standing rumor was finally verified when it was confirmed that Charles Lindbergh actually led a double life using the alternate identity of "Careu Kent" in Europe from the mid-1950s on, until he died in 1974. In turn, it took nearly four decades before the 1970s presentation of Amelia Earhart's ongoing 'private life' existence proved to be real as well. The new-millennium, comprehensive forensic research study confirmed how after Amelia went missing in 1937, she continued to survive and she eventually changed her name to "Irene" in pursuit of further living her life away from the public-eye, and she managed to do that until she died in 1982. There was an attempt made to 'out her' in 1970, but she smartly refused to reclaim the mantle of the famous pilot she used to be, knowing had she done so it would have thrust her back into the public eye. That was something she absolutely did not want as it would have made her life strenuous from that point on, beyond compromising the reputations of those who knew who she used to be--and protected it from becoming public information. This included Muriel Earhart Morrissey, who continued to know her sister, Amelia, in her later-life years as 'Irene.'

"When I think about my viewpoint of the never disproved, and by now well-confirmed, 'Amelia Earhart survived and changed her name to Irene assertion,' then compare it to the viewpoint expressed over the years by Tighar's Richard Gillespie about it, it is akin to comparing brutal honesty to epic sarcasm." Tod Swindell


It's easy to recognize how the woman above, who Larry Heller identified as his 'mother' in younger and older forms, was never known as 'Amelia Earhart.' At the same time, directly below, this sample from Tod Swindell's forensic comparison analysis makes it easy to recognize how the Mrs. Irene Bolam shown in younger and older forms after World War Two, who was not identified as 'Irene' prior to the mid-1940s, but also used Mr. Heller's mother's identity in her later life years,  indeed had been previously known as "Amelia Earhart."





...superimposed into...


...Amelia in 1937, her former self.

Photo credit: Joseph A. Gervais

Note: As introduced above, this website profiles the Protecting Earhart Chronicles and new millennium Irene-Amelia Forensic Analysis arranged by Amelia Earhart historian, Tod Swindell. Past Writers Guild of America Amelia Earhart registrations include: "The Lost Electra" (1997), "Redefining Earhart for the New Century" (1999), and "Protecting Earhart" (2004). United States Trademark and Copyright Office, "Protecting Earhart Research and Forensic Study" copyright registration numbers: TXu 1-915-926 (2014); TXu 2-061-539 (2017).

Enter supporting content here

In 2017, Protecting Earhart's, Tod Swindell finalized and copyrighted his long term Irene Craigmile Bolam Versus Amelia Earhart forensic research and human comparison study. His study results enabled him to claim the forensic solving of Amelia Earhart's eight decades old missing person case in his name and in the names of his long-time collaborators, Randall Brink, Joseph A. Gervais (posthumously), Rollin C. Reineck (posthumously), and Joe Klaas (posthumously).
To contact Tod Swindell directly about his multi-tiered Amelia Earhart IP objectives, including rights to his feature film, "The Lost Electra," his Earhart animation project, and various literary IP's, not to leave out his two-decades long 'Irene-Amelia journey,' send an e-mail query to or phone his voice-mail at 323-317-0886. Viable reach outs will be put in touch with his Entertainment Attorney. Thank You.

Click here to e-mail Protecting Earhart/ E-mail address: advertises nothing but the truth about Amellia Earhart. It has existed as a World Wide Web internet website since 2007. Although periodically shouted down by naysayers, it has never been overchallenged. It features researcher, Tod Swindell's first ever embarked on, "Comprehensive Forensic Analysis and Forensic Comparison Study" that, 1.) Proved more than one person used the same 'Irene' identity. 2.) Displayed the head-to-toe physical and character-traits congruence the Joseph A. Gervais 1965 recognized "Irene Bolam" shared with Amelia Earhart. 3.) Proved the Joseph A. Gervais 1965 recognized "Irene Craigmile Bolam" appeared nowhere identified as 'Irene' prior to the mid-1940s, ultimately concluding against the grain fo conventional knowledge, that she and Amelia Earhart marked the same physical human being in younger and older forms going by different names.
Tod Swindell's forensic analysis endeavor was initiated in 1997. It first received national notice in 2002 while it was in progress. His original titled 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 after several revisions and updates in 2014, # TXu 1-915-926. It was again copyrighted in 2017 with additional combined elements from the forensic study newly inserted, # TXu 2-061-539. For subsidiary-rights inquiries call 323-317-0886 is dedicated to the past 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 major thank you goes to Tod Swindell's chief collaborative partner, Lost Star author, Randall Brink, who worked directly with Joseph Gervais for well over a decade before introducing Tod Swindell to him in 1996. A thanks also goes out to pilot-author, Ann Holtgren Pellegreno, who supplied additional 'Irene' photo data and handwritten letters for the study, along with much similar data Joseph Gervais and Rollin Reineck forwarded Tod's way after it was transferred from a 1970s good friend of Mrs. Bolam's, the late Diana Dawes. All of these elements combined enabled the study to reach its reality based conclusion. Thanks as well to former CIA operative, Bazzell Baz, who provided some keen insight to this Earhart truth seeking endeavor when it was first getting underway in Santa Monica, CA in the mid-1990s.
Joseph A. Gervais, who is still considered by many to have been the most knowledgeable Amelia Earhart investigative researcher ever to pursue the truth, first asserted 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 Mrs. Irene Craigmile Bolam, AKA the Gervais-Irene, FKA 'Amelia Earhart.'
From Tod Swindell: "Regardless of the fallout caused by Amelia Earhart Lives after 1970, my good friends, Major Gervais and Colonel Reineck spent the remaining decades of their lives working to better advance the reality of Amelia Earhart's name-changed survival to authenticity, after enduring their own long term evaluations of the existing evidence that supported it. Their efforts, but especially the decades old, never wavering "Amelia became Irene" assertion made by Joseph A. Gervais, inspired me to orchestrate the forensic analysis that ultimately proved their long held beliefs correct. Colonel Reineck's book, Amelia Earhart Survived that was published in late 2003, and was driven by my 'newly embarked on' forensic comparison study. Portions of my study appeared in his book, although a more extensively display of my material is seen here in Colonel Reineck's book was also the first to credit my study for "proving" how one of the Twentieth Century women who used the same 'Irene' identity had been previously known as Amelia Earhart."
Protecting Earhart, Beyond 37', and are the intellectual properties of Aether Pictures, LLC.

This site  The Web

Web site hosting by