When Amy Earhart learned the news that her adored Amelia was missing, she was devastated. Despite her grief, she still remained optimistic that her daughter would return someday. Although she did not want to admit it, “Mother Earhart” was in denial about the disappearance of her daughter. She kept a suitcase filled with Earhart’s toiletries, cream to treat sunburns and scissors to cut Amelia’s hair when she returned. Every night, she would stand on the balcony of her home in Los Angeles and look out across the Pacific with hope and the expectance that the Electra would appear in the horizon at any moment. Finally, she accepted that her daughter was not going to return and started speculating that Earhart was working for the U.S government in a secret mission and had been captured by the Japanese (3).