Did Amelia Earhart survive ... and come back to the United States as Irene Bolam?
The mystery of Amelia Earhart has fascinated and persisted since the morning of July 2, 1937, when the world’s most famous aviatrix and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared without a trace near Howland Island, in the central Pacific. Various and complex theories about this mystery have been proposed, from serious and reasonable scenarios to the most bizarre flights of fancy.More than once, the grand affirmation, “The mystery is solved!” has been heard, only to fade into silence in the wake of competing ideas and evidence.To this day, no definitive “smoking gun” evidence has been uncovered or released, thus no universal agreement exits as to the true fate of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan.
One of the most controversial hypotheses about Earhart’s disappearance is the so-called “survival theory.”This theory posits that Earhart survived World War II in Japanese custody, and was then somehow “repatriated” back to the United States in 1945.Speculation circulating during the postwar years led some researchers to lend some credence to this idea. Was it really so? How credible were these stories and speculations?
Read all the evidence and details in The Lost Flight of Amelia Earhartbook from the study AMELIA EARHART’S SURVIVAL AND REPATRIATION: MYTH OR REALITY?
by Alex Mandel, Ph. D., in collaboration with Ronald Bright, Patrick Gaston and Bill Prymak, edited by Mike Campbell.