Amelia Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas, on July 24, 1897, 115 years ago. Sadly, yet another Earhart birthday passes without closure to the world’s most famous “unsolved” missing person’s case, an entirely unnecessary state of affairs, made so by an intransigent U.S. government policy of deceit and denial, year after year.
We’ve just learned that TIGHAR’s 10th trip to Nikumaroro in search of evidence that Amelia and Fred Noonan landed there in early July 1937 has ended in yet another predictable failure. This bi-annual charade is now being openly supported by the corrupt U.S. State Department under the auspices of the despicable Hillary Clinton, so that no one with an ounce of common sense can doubt that the entire enterprise is nothing more than propaganda designed to misdirect and keep the already incurious American people as ignorant about the truth as ever.
The fact that TIGHAR never finds anything that can be linked to Earhart or Noonan makes no difference. Ric Gillespie will huddle with himself in a remote corner of his Delaware home and come up with a new reason why he and his cronies should return to Nikumaroro as soon as they can raise the money for another trip, which usually means two years. This disgusting cycle has been repeating itself for over 20 years and shows no signs of abating.
Meanwhile, my new book continues to be ignored like a bastard stepchild, and I’m treated like a leper by a corrupt media bent on their “see no evil” template in the Earhart case. A few people I’ve met over the years who share my love of the truth will do their best, but without some kind of a breakthrough the book is doomed to be a sales failure.
People will buy any book the media tell them to buy, no matter how bad; conversely, the masses won’t buy a book that they don’t know exists, regardless of its quality. So Truth at Last withers and languishes, virtually unknown, while the TIGHAR express steams ahead in anticipation of yet another lucrative payday and international headlines.
I knew what I was signing on for with this project many years ago, but I held out the belief that if I could write the most comprehensive and compelling proof ever for Amelia and Fred’s presence and death on Saipan, that we might come to the point where the truth might begin to be mentioned in so-called “polite conversation.” That hope is beginning to look like a pipedream.