Protecting Earhart

The short, slow-motion dissolve video link below is part of the documentary and MSS, ‘Protecting Earhart: The Hidden Legacy of Legendary Pilot, Amelia Earhart’ scheduled for release this year.

To view the reality the clip reveals please click on the link and look into the eyes of the American woman who was known as ‘Irene Bolam’ seated to the right. [The photograph was taken in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia in 1976.]

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Additional forensic research material can be previewed on Protecting Earhart’s other website,

You’ve heard different things about the enigmatic ‘Irene Bolam’ over the years. Did you know since 1970 four nationally published books attested to the reality of her previous life as Amelia Earhart? The most recent was W.C. Jameson’s 2016 book published internationally by Taylor Trade. 

Protecting Earhart offers a more realistic viewpoint than anything ever presented on Amelia Earhart’s 1937 world flight outcome. Its investigation began in the 1990s and culminated with a ten-year forensic study [the first comprehensive forensic evaluation ever conducted on Irene Bolam] that proved in an unwavering manner how Amelia not only survived her well-storied disappearance, but she also went on to embark on an entirely new ‘private life’ in the United States after assuming a different identity, until she died in 1982. The caveat?  Official United States history has never denied this obscured reality, except the public was never supposed to know about it, so it has never endorsed it either. 

Further known as as ‘Irene Craigmile’ after World War Two in the United States [one of three women attributed to that name] in 1958 the former Amelia Earhart then became ‘Mrs. Irene Bolam’ after she married Guy Bolam of England, a gentleman who was described by his family to have been linked to the MI-6 program. Throughout the 1960s, as ‘Irene’ the former Amelia Earhart helped run Guy’s enterprise, Radio Luxembourg after retiring from her arranged ‘post-war’ career that saw her working as an executive for two different banks on Long Island. [Recall as ‘Amelia’ she had spent much time on Long Island during her famous career.]

In 1970 Irene took over as corporate president of Radio Luxembourg after Guy’s passing, until retiring from that venture as well.

‘Mrs. Irene Bolam’ formerly being known as Amelia Earhart was initially postulated by my late friend and former collaborator, retired USAF Major, Joseph A. Gervais [1924-2005.] Joe Gervais had been deeply investigating Amelia’s disappearance before he met Mrs. Bolam in 1965 at a gathering of well known retired pilots in the posh Long Island Hamptons. The 1970 book, ‘Amelia Earhart Lives’ attempted to reveal what Gervais recognized and had studied to the hilt. No matter, the ‘Amelia became Irene’  truth remained obscured in a public way until a few years after after Mrs. Bolam’s 1982 passing. At that time, the well known Monsignor James Francis Kelley [1902-1996] a former president of Seton Hall College who had been one of Mrs. Bolam’s closest later life friends, admitted it was true. Father Kelley was a noted catholic church emissary who had been among the few individuals instrumental with Amelia’s post-war repatriation in the U.S. as ‘Irene,’ and he mentioned he had overseen her needed spiritual and physical healing processes as well. “After all she’d been through she didn’t want to be Amelia Earhart anymore,” Kelley once described to a reporter named Dean Magley.

On a large scale people still didn’t buy into what Father Kelley admitted, choosing instead to believe in a trumped-up claim that he was severely afflicted with dementia, something flat-out denied by close friends of Kelley’s from the 1960s and 70s who he originally confided in about his good friend, Irene. One of them, a recognized Detroit auto executive, Donald Dekoster spoke of his friend, Msgr. Kelley as having been “quite lucid” in the 1970s… when he first shared the truth about his friend, Irene having been previously known as ‘Amelia.’   

Where its forensic study revealed three different women attributed to the same ‘Irene Craigmile Bolam’ identity, Protecting Earhart aptly labeled the former Amelia Earhart the ‘Gervais-Irene’ as a tribute to the person who first recognized the amazing withheld truth about her.

Gervais did later say he did not solve the ‘mystery’ of Amelia Earhart’s last flight, rather, he merely solved Amelia’s old ‘missing person case’ by identifying her body evidence cloaked as ‘Irene.’ “The rest of the story still remained to be told,” he avowed. 

As mentioned, the Gervais-Irene photo chosen for the video link above and below was taken in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia in 1976. She is the one with the gray hair on the right, shown sitting next to Monsignor Kelley’s sister, Gertrude Kelley Hession who she often traveled with.

Anymore it is a hard reality to accept: Head-to-toe and character trait wise, the Gervais-Irene and Amelia naturally displayed their complete physical and character trait congruence to each other because they were one in the same.

That’s right, the Gervais-Irene and Amelia were one in the same human being known by different names in different eras. As hard as anyone might find this to believe, it’s also that simple to comprehend.

Do look for the new book and documentary,  Protecting Earhart coming soon.

Thank you,

Tod Swindell

Please click on the following video link:

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