The very idea that the disappearance of Amelia Earhart is a “great aviation mystery” is among the oldest and most despicable of all the popular myths of mainstream American history. So effective have the U.S. government and its media allies been in creating, maintaining and protecting this falsehood as the unquestioned narrative, that it has become a piece of America’s cultural furniture, a triumph of propaganda that would make Joseph Goebbels proud.
Because of its universal acceptance by the gullible, incurious masses, the false phraseology “Earhart mystery” defines and dominates all public dialogue about the Earhart case, while the fact of Amelia’s wretched demise at the hands of the prewar Japanese on Saipan is ignored or labeled “conspiracy theory,” advanced only by the paranoid fringe lunatics of society. Among our media – even our so-called conservative media – few stories are as hated and demonized as the truth about Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan’s untimely deaths on Saipan.
In the deepest bowels of the U.S. government’s top-secret archives, some are well aware of the fliers’ true fates, and they oversee and protect the physical evidence that reveals the truth. I explain all this in my book and in my blog, and won’t go on at length here.
Discerning individuals who examine the popular Earhart “theories” soon find not a scintilla of evidence for either crashed-and-sank or Nikumaroro that doesn’t break down under the slightest scrutiny. Not a single artifact in a dozen trips since 1989 that’s been dug up from the old garbage dumps on once well-populated Nikumaroro has been forensically linked to Amelia Earhart or Fred Noonan, despite the constant drumbeat of our corrupt media establishment telling us to buy this snake oil. Many of the ignorant and gullible have indeed bought it, much to their chagrin as they realize the Nikumaroro bill of goods is rotten at its core.
In fact, no real “theories” exist in the Earhart disappearance, as that word is properly defined. We have the truth, supported by dozens of eyewitnesses and witnesses, documents, letters and other evidence that Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan crash-landed in the Marshalls, were picked up and taken to Saipan by the Japanese, and died there at some unknown date before the American invasion in June 1944, possibly as many as six years before the Battle of Saipan. Several small details remain unknown, most importantly the how and why behind the Earhart Electra’s Mili Atoll landing — but the big picture is lying in plain sight, as clear as the nose on Fred Noonan’s face, obvious to all but the blind and the agenda driven.
We have eyewitnesses including several American soldiers and Marines who saw the Earhart plane on Saipan after its discovery in a Japanese hangar at Aslito Field. We have Marine Pfc. Robert E. Wallack’s discovery of Amelia Earhart’s briefcase in a blown safe on Saipan shortly after the island was declared secure on July 9, 1944, and much, much more. We have former Marine code clerk Pvt. Earskin J. Nabers’ report of his receptions of top-secret messages on Saipan that revealed the discovery and plans to burn Amelia Earhart’s Electra, and we have solid corroboration of this and other similar reports.
Even casual observers of the Earhart saga know that retired Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, the last of the Navy’s 5-star admirals, told Fred Goerner in late March 1965, “Now that you’re going to Washington, Fred, I want to tell you Earhart and her navigator did go down in the Marshalls and were picked up by the Japanese.” What most don’t know is that two other deceased U.S. flag officers, Generals Alexander A. Vandegrift and Graves Erskine, also told the late KCBS radio newsman that Amelia Earhart met her end on Saipan. For the details on this highly revealing aspect of the Earhart case, please click here.
And we have enormous, transparent lies. First came the original crashed-and-sank myth born in 1937 with the Navy-Coast Guard’s search findings — briefly logical until quickly overcome by the facts — which finally became so ludicrous and unacceptable by the late 1980s that a new deception to distract the public was needed. Thus was born the current Nikumaroro virus, which continues to be the media’s default position, infecting virtually everything Earhart. Most are no longer fooled, but that doesn’t stop the media from continually trying to force this lie down our collective throats.
Both of these lies have been glorified and raised to the status of “theories” by a deep-state establishment determined to protect the checkered legacy of Franklin D. Roosevelt, America’s president at the time of Earhart and Noonan’s deaths.
What has been called FDR’s “tactical political exercise” at Yalta cost untold tens of millions of Eastern European lives, as our nation’s president sold them out to “Uncle Joe” Stalin while the spy Alger Hiss urged him on — a disgraceful episode in U.S. history. But millions are a mere statistic, as Stalin famously said, and FDR easily survived this treachery. His abandonment of the fliers on Saipan eight years earlier cost just two lives, but public knowledge of this betrayal would have relegated him to former-president status, and much worse. FDR was admired by many, but Amelia was loved and adored by nearly everyone with a pulse. FDR had plenty of enemies, and the clear-thinking saw him for what he was. Amelia, on the other hand, was a fine soul without guile. FDR’s decision to leave her to the tender mercies of the murderous barbarians on Saipan — whatever his reason may have been — was a crimson stain of shame that the U.S. establishment has never ceased to ensure remains unknown to the masses.
The perpetuation of the false “Earhart mystery” has always been about protecting the long-questionable reputation of the Father of the Modern Democrat Party — forget Woodrow Wilson, who was a lightweight in comparison — and Amelia Earhart is exhibit No. 1 in a legal proceeding that unfortunately will never get under way down here. No American president has been more overrated than FDR — except the treasonous Obama, who will someday join FDR and LBJ in the lowest circle of hell reserved for U.S. presidents and others who betrayed their nation.
Thus when this case is discussed by those considered to be knowledgeable professionals, whose names are well known and need not be mentioned here, normal rules of investigation, including analysis of evidence and the scientific approach, are thoroughly ignored, because, as in war, truth has always been the first casualty.
As I constantly stress in Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last and on this blog, the truth in the Earhart case has been a sacred cow in Washington since the earliest days of the search. The time is long overdue for the “Earhart mystery” to be struck from the public lexicon, for the Truth to be recognized and accepted, and for the parasites who have profited so greatly over so many years with their endless lies about Amelia’s sad fate to go away and find more honest ways to earn their livings.