By Kenneth M. Price, Jr
What if I told you the world’s foremost flying legend, the Charles A. Lindbergh you’ve known all your life, was in reality a fraud who not only never flew the Atlantic solo, but also doubled as the character we know fondly as “Amelia Earhart”? The full story is over 40 pages and is Chapter 12 in the book Titanic and Hindenburg; Two Tragedies, One Plan.
Actually, to properly delineate Lindbergh’s biography the prudent author would describe him as a closet polygamist. This is thanks to a 2005 German publication by three members of his own European families entitled: The Double Life of Charles A. Lindbergh. Their testimony reveals him as one of the greatest masquerading artists of the 20th Century.
You may be wondering why anyone would ever dare to soil the reputation of Charles A. Lindbergh and the reason is simply: it’s the only way to solve the mystery of what happened to Amelia Earhart. To get off on the right track you need to first understand that the roles Lindbergh and Earhart played served a higher purpose. What was that higher purpose? It was to define, glamorize and endorse a flying system built around petroleum piston-powered aircraft.
I’ll bet you never knew there were alternatives.
Unfortunately these alternatives were hijacked by a Lindbergh-Earhart aviation campaign. It was meticulously planned and executed using the best actors, props, photographers and costume designers money could buy.
The public never guessed Lindbergh and Earhart were deliberately staged. They never guessed the media had colluded and thus written them both up as being gutsy, daring, brave, humble and honest homegrown heroes whether it was true or not. In reality, by 1927 air transportation had been made safe by the use of hydrogen-filled airships. It didn’t need gutsy, heroic pilots at all and it didn’t need to be dangerous. It was all performed in order to sell the public on a new form of aviation.
Unfortunately, few remembered that German designed airships had demonstrated fuel efficiency that was a quantum leap ahead of piston-powered fixed-wing flying contraptions since the beginning of World War I. Not only this, but the Atlantic had already been crossed by Alcock and Browne in 1919 using a converted British-made bomber. Thus when Lindbergh supposedly flew the Atlantic solo in 1927 the feat had already been accomplished.
In 1927 Airship travel had been confirmed to be both safe and reliable. It should also be noted that the German-designed airship Graf Zeppelin would begin making regular transatlantic crossings carrying 60 passengers directly from German to Rio de Janeiro commercially just one year later in 1928! This is why the greed driven oil-only oligarchy desperately needed to disappear such flying mechanisms from the world scene.
Thus came Lindbergh and Earhart’s supposed heroics in piston driven aircraft leading Americans to embrace a harrowing aviation system when it didn’t have to. When the smoke of the Hindenburg had cleared, heroics and theatrics had won out over safety, fuel efficiency and anti-gravity technology.
First let’s look at the pictures of Lindbergh. Note that he is portrayed as this tall and wispy guy who looked kind of humble from a distance. On closer examination note the facial features that produced photographic images that rivaled the best male images in Hollywood. It’s more than coincidence Lindbergh was photographed in so many staged and studio-produced poses.
Now when we look at the photographs of Earhart we see that she was sort of feminine, but not too feminine. That was the plan; to be portrayed as just one of the boys out there with the same kind of leather jacket. The use of the same body and facial frames was an effective way to convey both male and female characters as equal in stature, literally as brother and sister.
How clever. She wore goggles and leather skull caps just like the other pilots did. And again, Amelia was photographed in many staged, studio-produced poses. In fact her manager hired Albert Bresnik, the same photographer that handled all of the famous Hollywood movie actresses at the time.
Back to Lindbergh. Why was he given so much publicity for a feat that had been already accomplished eight years before? Well now comes evidence that the design of the plane he supposedly flew was not only a hopelessly flawed design but had never even been approved to fly by the Air Commerce Department, which was an organization formed in 1926 that required all aircraft to be registered.
In addition, thanks to the research of Miles Mathis it is now known that the Lindbergh plane was merely a modification of an earlier plane design. The new design used the same horsepower engine even though the original was designed to only carry one-tenth the fuel.
Lindbergh supposedly flew this gas-laden plane for 33 hours across barren ocean with no lights, no navigation aids, no sextant and no windshield. Wow! Today we know that his plane with a full tank of fuel would not even have been able to get off the ground, much less fly the supposed 33 hours it took to go from New York to Paris.
But this is just the fun mechanical stuff about the flight that doesn’t add up. How about adding in some personal stuff; like the fact that just eight days before Amelia was to take off on her solo flight, Lindbergh’s 20 month old toddler son would be found dead and take center stage? The public were so grieved over the loss of Lindbergh’s son that they would never notice he was posing as Amelia.
Here were the world’s two foremost “transatlantic” pilots, and they just happened to be involved in a major news event at the same time. Earhart is to fly, Lindbergh takes the world stage with a courtroom case. What are the odds? Astronomical, but it gets worse. Lindbergh was the main suspect in his own son’s death. What are the odds of that?
Now for the big finale’! Thanks to a website entitled “Protecting Earhart”, there is proof that the original Amelia Earhart changed her name to Irene Craigmail and lived her life in relative obscurity.
See: Reviewing the Controversy over Amelia Earhart’s 1937 World Flight Outcome. Also see Amelia Earhart and Irene Bolam Mystery Solved
At the website above is documentation of Irene #1, who swapped her name with Amelia Earhart and played the part of Amelia for all non-photo-shoot events, like being at home when a newspaper writer dropped by. Whenever there was flying or filming, the character Earhart was played by Lindbergh. That solved the problem of finding a somewhat attractive “female” who could fly.
In 1937 Amelia supposedly went down in the Pacific. In reality, both Noonan and Amelia were picked up by the Japanese and returned to the United States. Lindbergh wore only pants from then on. What became of Noonan, I do not know, but since “Amelia” was not needed anymore, she went back to her original name Irene (who is now known as Irene #2).
The real Amelia Earhart lived out her life as Irene #1. And this is how going to the bathroom on 15 hour flights was “solved” for women in 1928 and how the world got stuck with piston powered fuel hogs.