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For people who are aware of how Jennifer and I met, there is an extended three hour interview with Amelia Earhart about her life, her journey in the book "Hacking the Afterlife." We were in the midst of answering questions from viewers (who ask them via Martinizone.com on YouTube, or email at MartiniProds at gmail) when I asked our friend Luana Anders, moderator of our group, if there was anyone that we needed to speak with.
Amelia showed up to give me some encouragement. Literally to "not give up" on telling her story, which is an amazing story. There's a brief mention of it in this interview, as well as a reference to a website I built after my trip to Saipan (EarhartOnSaipan.com)
As I've said before, and will repeat again, I'm not interested in arguing theory, beliefs or opinion when it comes to research. There are over 200 eyewitnesses that saw her after she "disappeared" - I've interviewed or gathered information on dozens who saw her on Saipan, saw her incarcerated, didn't know who she was at the time, but learned later on.
I have eyewitnesses (15 new ones) from Saipan, as well as a dozen GI's who found her plane, found her briefcase, found her passport on Saipan. These fellows are on camera and got a lifetime of annoying dismissal from friends and family about what they saw - US Marines called "liars" by people who believe they didn't see what they saw or didn't report what they reported.
Again - not rehashing theories. I have always focused on eyewitness reports and following them up to see if they could be corroborated, or that the could be proven to be accurate. Then about ten years ago, I realized I had one medium approach me not knowing anything about my research and told me specific details.
A few years later, I supplied the questions via another medium - as noted in this podcast. And then, I interviewed her for three hours via Jennifer Shaffer - and that transcript is in the book "Hacking the Afterlife." I'm sure people have strong opinions about what happened to her - I'm just stating clearly that none of this is opinion, theory or belief. I'm reporting. Consistent reports that have been corroborated by eyewitnesses.
And when I say that "People think they know her story, but they don't know her story" - I'm not exaggerating. They do not know her story and I hope one day to tell it.