Skip to comments.Amelia Earhart mystery solved? Scientist '99 percent' sure bones found belong to aviator
Posted on 03/07/2018 11:29:46 AM PST by sodpoodle
A scientific study claims to shed new light on the decades-long mystery of what happened to Amelia Earhart. Richard Jantz, an emeritus anthropology professor at the University of Tennessee, argues that bones discovered on the Pacific Island of Nikumaroro in 1940 were likely Earharts remains. The research contradicts a forensic analysis of the remains in 1941 that described the bones as belonging to a male. The bones, which were subsequently lost, continue to be a source of debate.
Earhart, who was attempting to fly around the world, disappeared with navigator Fred Noonan on July 2, 1937, during a flight from Papua New Guinea to Howland Island in the Pacific.
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Would be interesting if Paul Allen directed efforts to scouring that area for remains of the Earhart plane.
Big ocean -— little island. The Lockheed Electra Model 10 was a lousy boat.
Most of these surviving the ditching theories are based upon a decision to seek out other islands which were too far away based upon a critical fuel situation.
Lots of aircraft have been lost in the Pacific. Ask Eddie Rickenbacker.
Goes against the supposedly strong theory of Amelia being a POW and executed on Saipan while her plane was burned and buried on the current runway with other damaged Jap zero’s.
No DNA...no teeth....no 99%
Agree- the heading caught my attention - as it was designed to - and I posted the thread before reading all the details - it’s still the same old ‘scientific’ mumbojumbo - proving nothing. This will go on for another 100 years.
I was thinkin the same... what, no DNA test with a surviving descendant?
I watched this story and it wreaked of drawing a conclusion then finding facts to support the conclusion rather than the other way around. There are way too many “proofs” that Earhart died here or died there for me to be satisfied on this alone. I want DNA evidence not a statistical possibility of bone mass.
American wingnuts, gotta love em'—LOL. I remember hearing rumors and stories that John Kennedy's brain disappeared, and that his real casket was shot full of holes and buried at sea!
If you find Elvis then you will find Amelia.
1% sure would be more realistic.
“The real mystery is where are the bones? If they had the bones, they could do DNA analysis, then it’s thumbs up or thumbs down, and case closed.”
Probably in some collectors showroom.
People collect all kinds of strange things so the probable bones of Amelia Earhart would be worth a pretty penny.
Enough to bribe an official to publicly declare them to come from a male, then issue a letter stating the bones are from the female flyer.
The world of collecting can be strange and some things VERY strange.
Depending on who you choose to believe, the Skull and Bones secret society at Yale has the skeleton of Geronimo somewhere within the bowels of its sanctum. Allegedly it was George Prescott Bush and some fellow members who raided the grave.
And then there is the old legend that there is a fraternity at UNC Chapel Hill which for well over a century has in its possession a goblet made from the skull of Blackbeard the pirate.
...bones discovered on the Pacific Island of Nikumaroro in 1940... were subsequently lost, continue to be a source of debate.
Looks and smells more like TIGHAR, and it was about the right time for their annual pump-and-dump.
Those very old college frats have some strange stories about them. I wouldn’t doubt many of them were true.
Considering it’s the Skull and Bones and a Bush was involved, I tend to believe it.
Blackbeards skull being possessed by a NC frat is believable since he considered the Carolinas his “garden” where he picked off many merchant ships. He was also killed just off Ocracoke island, NC.
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