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  • Blogger discredits claim Amelia Earhart was taken prisoner by Japan

    07/11/2017 8:34:03 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 78 replies
    guardian.com ^ | July 11,2017 | Justin McCurry in Tokyo and Jamiles Lartey in New York
    The History Channel documentary, Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence, which aired in the US on Sunday, made the claim that the American and her navigator, Fred Noonan, ended up in Japanese custody based on a photograph discovered in the US national archives that purported to show them standing at a harbour on one of the islands. The film said the image “may hold the key to solving one of history’s all-time greatest mysteries” and suggested it disproved the widely accepted theory that Earhart and Noonan disappeared over the western Pacific on 2 July 1937 near the end of their attempt...
  • Amelia Earhart May Have Survived Crash-Landing, Newly Discovered Photo Suggests

    07/05/2017 1:25:49 PM PDT · by Main Street · 97 replies
    nbc ^ | Jul 5 2017 | Tom Costello and Daniel Arkin
    A newly discovered photograph suggests legendary aviator Amelia Earhart, who vanished 80 years ago on a round-the-world flight, survived a crash-landing in the Marshall Islands. The photo, found in a long-forgotten file in the National Archives, shows a woman who resembles Earhart and a man who appears to be her navigator, Fred Noonan, on a dock. The discovery is featured in a new History channel special, "Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence," that airs Sunday. Independent analysts told History the photo appears legitimate and undoctored. Shawn Henry, former executive assistant director for the FBI and an NBC News analyst, has studied...
  • Group: Piece of metal may solve mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance

    10/30/2014 8:14:51 AM PDT · by bkopto · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/30/2014 | Emma Lacey-Bordeaux
    Could one of aviation's most enduring mysteries be solved? An aircraft recovery group says it may already have a part of Amelia Earhart's plane, and it thinks it knows where to find the rest of it. The International Historic Aircraft Recovery Group says new testing of a piece of metal found in the vast waters of the Pacific Ocean in 1991 gives the group "increasing confidence" that it's a part of the Lockheed Electra. In a press release the group argues that the aluminum debris is likely a patch that Earhart had put on her plane in place of a...
  • New evidence suggests Amelia Earhart died as a castaway on remote Pacific island

    11/01/2016 9:15:16 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 53 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1 Nov 2016 | Meg Wagner
    A new examination of skeletal remains found on a remote Pacific island three years after the trailblazing pilot went missing suggest she died as a castaway — not in a plane crash, the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery reported.
  • Science May Have Solved the Amelia Earhart Mystery

    10/31/2016 8:44:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 31, 2016 | Kirrily Schwar
    Legendary aviator Amelia Earhart was attempting to become the first female pilot to fly around the world when her plane disappeared over the Pacific Ocean in 1937. Last month, the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) proposed the theory that she landed her plane safely on a remote island and died as a castaway. Now, scientists say a new discovery shows a striking similarity between the pilot and the partial skeleton of a castaway found on an island of Kiribati in 1940.
  • Amelia Earhart made contact with radio operators for days after her plane went down

    09/10/2016 4:34:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 109 replies
    News.com.au ^ | September 10, 2016
    DID Amelia Earhart survive her plane crash? This is the most likely theory, with evidence emerging that she was making contact for days after her plane disappeared.The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) believes Earhart safely landed her plane when it disappeared in 1937 and died as a castaway. During a presentation in the US last month, TIGHAR’s Ric Gillespie backed up all of the group’s theories. Earhart’s plane was last seen on the radar on July 2, 1937. After becoming the first woman pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, she embarked on a mission to fly...
  • Earhart search's sugar daddy says her plane was found in 2010

    06/12/2013 3:30:55 PM PDT · by fungoking · 8 replies
    MSNNOW ^ | 06/12/2013 | Staff
    Amelia Earhart's plane may have been found. It's the $1 million Timothy Mellon kicked in for the latest search that he thinks has gone missing. The son of late philanthropist Paul Mellon is suing The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, claiming it hit him up for the money last year knowing the wreckage from the 1937 flight had been found underwater two years before. A Mellon attorney says experts examining 2010 photos came to a "definitive conclusion" that it was the Earhart plane, but TIGHAR lawyer and searcher Bill Carter disputes profiting from hiding the discovery. "Just the opposite,"...
  • Earhart's Electra Found?

    05/30/2013 12:22:00 PM PDT · by Deek · 102 replies
    TIGHAR ^ | 5/28/2013 | Tighar
    TIGHAR is able to share details of our search for a conclusive answer to the Earhart mystery thanks to the international agreement signed in Washington, DC on March 20, 2012. The Republic of Kiribati, the sovereign nation of which Nikumaroro is a part, has granted TIGHAR the exclusive right to conduct research, search, and recovery operations related to the Earhart disappearance within the national borders of Kiribati. No one is authorized to undertake Earhart related search, recovery of artifacts or research within the boundaries of Kiribati (including Nikumaroro) without authorization from both the government of Kiribati and TIGHAR.
  • Earhart expedition team says video possibly shows plane debris

    08/17/2012 10:48:11 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | August. 18, 2012 | Malia Mattoch McManus
    (Reuters) - A team of researchers trying to solve the mystery of aviator Amelia Earhart's 1937 disappearance said on Friday that underwater video from a Pacific island has revealed a field of man-made debris that could be remnants of her plane. The footage was collected in July by The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) during a $2.2 million expedition to Nikumaroro in the Republic of Kiribati. Unsolved questions about Earhart's fate have long heightened her legendary status as a pioneering aviator, and TIGHAR's voyage to seek clues in her disappearance gained interest far beyond the shores of the...
  • (Rant) It’s Time To Stop Looking For Amelia Earhart

    07/24/2012 5:19:19 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 43 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | July 24, 2012 | Travis Okulski
    It’s Time To Stop Looking For Amelia Earhart On July 2nd, 1937, Amelia Earhart's attempt to become the first woman to fly around the world came to an abrupt end over the Pacific Ocean. She lost radio contact with Itasca, the Coast Guard ship that was serving as her radio contact, and the plane supposedly went down near the tiny atoll of Howland Island. Now, 75 years and uncounted millions of dollars later, we haven't found a trace of Earhart, her plane, or Fred Noonan, her navigator. Today is Earhart's 115th birthday, and it's time for us as a society...
  • In South Pacific, search is on for Amelia Earhart's plane

    07/04/2012 11:17:03 PM PDT · by Rabin · 10 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | July 4, 2012 | Laura J. Nelson
    "I have a feeling that there is just about one more good flight left in my system, and I hope this trip is it," Earhart said before she left. Now, a group of historians, salvage workers and scientists think they know
  • Amelia Earhart: Why is Hillary Clinton backing new search?

    03/21/2012 2:58:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 3/20/12 | Peter Grier
    Amelia Earhart: Why is Hillary Clinton backing new search? (+video)By Peter Grier | Christian Science Monitor – 14 hrs ago Hillary Clinton and the US State Department are backing a new search for the remains of Amelia Earhart and her famous Lockheed Electra 10E. In doing so they are attempting to help solve one of the 20th century’s most famous mysteries: What happened to Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan when they disappeared in the Pacific on the fateful day of July 2, 1937. **SNIP** Why the US support for this effort? Well, for one thing, Clinton herself is something of...
  • New clue gives hope to solving Amelia Earhart mystery

    03/20/2012 10:40:52 AM PDT · by Twotone · 32 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | March 20, 2012 | Matthew Lee
    A new clue in one of the 20th century’s most enduring mysteries could soon uncover the fate of American aviator Amelia Earhart, who went missing without a trace over the South Pacific 75 years ago, investigators said Tuesday. Enhanced analysis of a photograph taken just months after Earhart’s Lockheed Electra plane vanished shows what experts think may be the landing gear of the aircraft protruding from the waters off the remote island of Nikumaroro, in what is now the Pacific nation of Kiribati, they said.
  • Unseen pictures of aviator Amelia Earhart as she makes final preparations for her doomed flight

    These are the last images of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart as she prepared for her round-the-world flight during which she mysteriously disappeared. Among the pictures is one of the Lockheed Electra 10E, the plane that was used for her doomed circumnavigation attempt in 1937. She is also poignantly captured packing for the journey and getting her hair cut at a barber's shop in Miami.
  • Bones found on island may belong to Amelia Earhart

    12/17/2010 12:46:01 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 114 replies · 10+ views
    AFP via Breitbart ^ | December 16, 2010 | N/A
    US aircraft history buffs are hopeful that tiny bones along with artefacts from the 1930s found on a remote Pacific island may reveal the fate of pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart. In one of aviation's most enduring mysteries, Earhart took off from Lae, in what is now Papua New Guinea, while attempting to circumnavigate the globe via the equator in 1937 and was never seen again. A massive search at the time failed to find the flyer and her navigator Fred Noonan, who were assumed to have died after ditching their Lockheed Electra aircraft in the ocean, according to the Amelia...
  • Amelia Earhart's Final Struggle Possibly Revealed by Newly-Discovered Artifacts: Researchers

    06/07/2010 3:05:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies · 69+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, June 7th 2010 | Nick Klopsis
    New artifacts found on an uninhabited South Pacific island may help reveal how Amelia Earhart spent her final days. Researchers found three pieces of a pocket knife and shards of what appeared to be a broken cosmetic glass jar on Nikumaroro, an island about 300 miles southeast of Howland Island, Earhart’s intended destination on her final, ill-fated flight. The findings may help bolster the researchers' theory that the famed female pilot and navigator Fred Noonan died on the island as castaways, Discovery News reports. "These objects have the potential to yield DNA, specifically what is known as 'touch DNA'," Ric...
  • Is This Earhart's Final Landing Site

    07/14/2007 9:40:23 AM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 1,908+ views
    The Telegraph(UK) ^ | 7-14-2007 | Tom Leonard
    Is this Earhart's final landing site? By Tom Leonard Last Updated: 2:05am BST 14/07/2007 Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic in 1937 It is one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th century. But today an expedition is heading for a remote South Pacific island that they believe holds the key to finally solving the 70-year-old puzzle of the missing aviator Amelia Earhart. Fifteen members of the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (Tighar) will hunt for evidence that the American pilot and her navigator, Fred Noonan, may have crash-landed on a reef and...
  • "Alien in the Ice" (pictures that Amelia Earhart took from the 850 KOA helicopter)

    01/12/2007 4:52:26 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 19 replies · 4,876+ views
    850 KOA website ^ | Friday January 12th, 2007 | Amelia Earhart
    Take a look at these pictures that Amelia Earhart took from the 850 KOA helicopter. What is your theory on the “alien in the ice”? E-mail your best guess to: photos@850koa.com More pics here -http://www.koaradio.com/pages/events.html?article=1586447 I think it looks like the Scream character with an Elvis Presley hairdo.
  • Jail Where Amelia Earhart Said Held to Be Probed

    03/29/2005 7:38:13 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 20 replies · 1,567+ views
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 3 29 05 | ap
    SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands Mar 29, 2005 — Researchers want to excavate an old Japanese jail where aviator Amelia Earhart and her navigator were rumored to have been detained before they vanished in 1937. The Historic Preservation Office of the Northern Mariana Islands has applied for a grant with the National Park Service to fund the excavation, hoping to solve the 67-year-old mystery of what became of Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan. The Northern Mariana Islands, about 3,800 miles southwest of Hawaii, were administered by Japan from 1914 to 1944 and are now a U.S. commonwealth. "In the past,...
  • CU student (Amelia Earhart) hopes to follow in the footsteps of Amelia Earhart

    02/22/2005 11:21:46 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 1 replies · 2,699+ views
    9news web site (Denver) ^ | February 22nd, 2005 | Taunia Hottman
    BOULDER - A University of Colorado student has more than one thing in common with Amelia Earhart, the pioneering aviator who disappeared over the South Pacific in 1937. Amelia "Amy" Earhart has thrilled at the feeling of flight since a young age. "I took my first ride in a helicopter when I was 12, and from that point on I've always been interested in it," she says. Amy Earhart is learning to fly and wants to write a book comparing her experiences to those of the legendary Earhart - who happens to be her distant cousin. Amy Earhart says her...