Interview with Mike Campbell about his book Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last – Part II

In part two of my interview with author Mike Campbell about his book “Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last” we briefly cover again the circumstances of Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan’s disappearance.

Mike then recounts the timeline of the official narrative and the mainstream acceptance of other ideas like the crashed-and-sank hypothesis and the Gardner Island or Nikumaroro-landing hypothesis and why they have no merit. Mike then talks about the work of TIGHAR and Ric Gillespie and the almost performance art-like expeditions that they’ve engaged in including using cadaver dogs to try and unearth evidence of Earhart on Nikumaroro many years after her disappearance. Mike also details the dearth of evidence for these ideas and analyzes why the media continues to support them despite their lack of substance.

Show notes and links:

Mike Campbell’s book “Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last” 2nd edition published by Sunbury Press on Amazon:

Mike Campbell’s blog which contains many articles unpacking various aspects of the Earhart case along with photos and lots of source material:

September 2014 post on Mike Campbell’s blog about Bill Prymak and radio expert’s analysis of Earhart’s bizarre radio behavior during her final flight:

Bill Prymak, radio experts analyze Amelia Earhart’s bizarre radio behavior during her last flight

Elgen Long’s book Amelia Earhart: The Mystery Solved referenced by Mike Campbell:

Earhart Truth post abot Rollin Reineck’s work refuting Elgen Long’s theories:

2017 National Geographic article covering TIGHAR’s expedition to Nikumaroro using cadaver dogs 80 years after Earhart’s disappearance looking for signs of the famed aviator:

Earhart Truth piece on Fred Goerner’s 1991 letter to Life Magazine discrediting TIGHAR’s Nikumaroro theory of which an excerpt was read by Mike on the podcast:

Earhart Truth blog post debunking recent History documentary Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence which was based on an allegedly newly discovered photo that is supposed to depict Earhart and Noonan on a dock on Jaluit:

Photo found by Les Kinney with arrows I’ve drawn in pointing to the assumed figures of Earhart crouching and Noonan standing on a dock:

Photographic evidence of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan in the Marshall Islands found in the National Archives by Les Kinney.
credit: Les Kinney/National Archives/HISTORY

“DC” Dave Martin’s three recent columns on the Earhart photo episode:

“Press Touts Dubious Earhart Photo”:

“Earhart Photo Story Apparently Debunked”:

“‘Earhart Photo’ Debunker Debunked?”:

Part II of Earhart Truth’s series on Japanese War crimes: