The Protecting Earhart MSS and Forensic Analysis [1997-2020; copyright registrations: TXu 1-915-926 & TXu 2-061-539] mark an Investigative Journalist’s comprehensive forensic research evaluation combined with a human comparison analysis. Writer-filmmaker, Tod Swindell, devoted decades to conducting a comprehensive researcher study, that included orchestrating its accompanying ‘Amelia to Irene’ comparison analysis, the first ‘Amelia to Irene’ comparison analysis ever done. After meeting some World War Two veterans who insisted Amelia privately lived well beyond the war years, he developed a consuming interest in the facts attributed to Amelia Earhart’s disappearance and missing person case.
The complete Study was inspired by the original findings of Joseph A. Gervais [of the ‘Operation Earhart’ investigation he conducted from 1960 to 1970] and consists of over ten-thousand pages featuring rare documents, analytical text, photographs, human comparisons, maps, charts, and past-obscured but again revisited investigative research findings.
The condensed Protecting Earhart MSS features 415 total pages; 110 of which contain logistical and visual elements drawn from the ‘Amelia to Irene’ Comparison Analysis. The overall Study results elaborates on, and plainly exhibits Amelia Earhart’s ongoing existence after World War Two with the re-purposed name of, ‘Irene O’Crowley Craigmile’ applied to her person. (Surname of ‘Bolam’ added by marriage in 1958.) It also examined the post-World War Two, ‘let’s move on‘ logic that left the general public out of the loop of Amelia’s ongoing existence with a different name applied to her person. Simply put, a year and a half after she was declared ‘missing‘ in 1937, Amelia Earhart was declared ‘dead in absentia‘ in 1939, even though she did not actually die.
The intention to keep the name ‘Amelia Earhart’ exclusively associated with a dead person, evidently came into strong focus during the conclusion of World War Two. This was most notably endorsed by the former Amelia Earhart; her pilot friend from the 1930s, Viola Gentry; former Seton Hall College President, Monsignor James Francis Kelley; Amelia’s only sibling, her sister, Muriel; and the son and key family members of the original Irene O’Crowley Craigmile.
Amelia Earhart’s WPP (Witness Protection Program) that allowed her to become the new Irene O’Crowley Craigmile from the 1940s on, was most likely put in place under the omniscient guise of the federal government’s long time FBI Director, J. Edgar Hoover. The FBI’s ‘Amelia Earhart’ file contents from the World War Two years, that included Mr. Hoover’s signatures, indicated an awareness that he had gleaned pertaining to Amelia Earhart’s quiet ongoing existence during the war years under the auspice of Japan. Mr. Hoover was still the Director of the FBI when the ‘Amelia became known as Irene’ assertion surfaced in 1970, and was sure to remain silent about it where otherwise he would have been expected to weigh-in with an FBI opinion. Hindsight reveals that no one from the Federal Government of the United States offered an official opinion at all toward the matter when the controversy first surfaced, and it remained that way ever since.
The complete Study is available for review on a selective basis, [serious inquiries only] The portions of it displayed here are otherwise telling enough.
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