Nov. 14: Bill Prymak’s Amazing Observation

Sometimes the most striking insights are hiding in plain sight, and we miss them completely.  Such appears to be the case with a common element of witness testimony from the Marshallese and Saipanese witnesses in the Earhart investigation. Bill Prymak, at 85, continues to ruminate on his life’s obsession, to which he has contributed so much, and has come up with something none of us has yet expressed, at least to my knowledge.  Without further ado, here is Bill’s piece, sent to me and a few others yesterday:

By Bill Prymak

As I enter my final days on this earth (yes, I feel it coming) the need to compose one more treatise on the AE disappearance is a compelling itch that needs to be addressed with irrefutable evidence that has been staring us in the face  for decades but has not has been put forth before.  

The subject matter I explore herewith is the “white man seen on both Saipan and the Marshall Islands in 1937 sporting a forehead bandage,” and, always in company with the white American lady pilot, both being captured by the Japanese.  We can go back as far as 1967 when Capt. Joseph Wright, USAF, interviewed natives on Enajet Island, Mili Atoll, who described to him a white American lady pilot and her co-pilot having crashed on Barre Island with him suffering a head wound covered with a bandage.

Since then with dozens of books addressing the mystery of their disappearance, scouring through these books will reveal that on both Saipan and the Marshall Islands a goodly number of locals relate their experiences of seeing this white man with a head bandage.  Mike Campbell, in his latest publication AMELIA EARHART: THE TRUTH AT LAST (a MUST read, by the way, for the serious AE student) has at least three solid witnesses, on Saipan alone, describing a white man with a head wound bandage.  My personal interviews with Bilimon Amran (1989, and 1991) at Majuro, Marshall Islands positively tie this white man together with the white American lady pilot.  I remember when Bilimon told me the white man had blue eyes, something he has never seen before (Capt Al Gray personally told me in 1993 that Fred had blue eyes).

Bill Prymak and Joe Gervais pause with the iconic Earhart eyewitness Bilimon Amaron at Amaron's Majuro home in 1991.

Bill Prymak and Joe Gervais pause with the iconic Earhart eyewitness Bilimon Amaron at Amaron’s Majuro home in 1991.

We are dealing with two distinct native cultures, Saipanese and Marshallese, both separated by more than a thousand miles of Pacific Ocean, and in 1937 there was no known social or commercial intercourse between these two cultures. Outrigger canoes, their only mode of transportation in 1937, could not easily cross this vast span of ocean without great peril.  Having spent considerable time with both these cultures, I can attest that the typical native interviewed was a simple, God-fearing person who scratched out a living for his family from the sea and from the soil, and would never — ever — have it within his bones to fabricate, or being rehearsed to tell stories of strange white men and women visiting their islands.

Bottom line: we have two distinct cultures separated by 1,000 miles of ocean, both telling visiting researchers that indeed they saw a white man in July 1937 with a bandage covering a head wound.  It is absolutely impossible for either culture to have conspired with the other to fabricate a white-man-withhead bandage-scenario to placate the interviewers.  There had to be truth in the natives’ account of AE & FN when they were interviewed.

I cannot see how any critic or doubter can find grounds to challenge the above.            


4 responses

  1. Brilliant (Mr. Prymak) Brilliant – your *analysis of Fred Noonan’s bandaged head and BLUE eyes seen by natives on the Marshall Islands and Saipan are more TESTIMONIES to the *TRUTH that so many have overlooked all these years.
    Your work, studies and analysis of Amelia Earhart & Fred Noonan on Saipan continue to AMAZE and ASTOUND those of us still wet behind the ears. Mr. Prymak your *VERY BEST WORK is still ahead! LEAD ON!


  2. LTC (R) Michael Burkert | Reply

    How do you explain the phenomena of IRENE C. BOLAM? There are people out there, who knew her. Why has nobody ever looked into who is still extant, who knew her and believe she was Amelia Earhart?


    1. Mike,
      Long time no hear, now this. We’ve been down this extremely worn path before, and there’s absolutely no need to do it again. After the miserable failure of Rollin’s attempt to resurrect the Irene Bolam lie in his 2003 book “Amelia Earhart Survived,” I thought we had heard the last of this nonsense. But Fred Goerner’s “lunatic fringe” is yet alive and well, in you and anyone who agrees with you.


  3. Since recently meeting and corresponding with Mike Campbell, both he and Bill Prymak have become institutions of analysis and logic … and truth-telling. As a long-time pilot with a habit of looking for the unseen insect on the leaf, I have lived by the principle of guarding against “overlooking the obvious.” I have even written about it.

    But here, staring us in the face, is the obvious . . . which I missed. Something this obvious, and this powerful, is but another of the many data points of evidence which Mike has brought together in the finest, most professional collection of Earhart Truth ever assembled. And that’s not just my opinion. That’s the truth.

    Thank you Bill for seeing and writing about it. And thank you Mike for making it available to the public. What a treasure trove to find this site.

    Capt. Calvin Pitts


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