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  • Amelia Earhart made contact with radio operators for days after her plane went down

    09/10/2016 4:34:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 105 replies ^ | 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 · 100 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: More pics here - 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 ^ | 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...
  • New search for Earhart plane takes off in '05

    12/20/2004 7:23:11 AM PST · by crushelits · 18 replies · 1,427+ views ^ | Mon Dec 20, 2004 | Stephen Manning
    At 17,000 feet beneath the surface, the temperature of ocean water is just above freezing, oxygen is sparse and currents are relatively calm. In other words, ideal conditions for preserving an airplane that might have crashed into the depths nearly 70 years ago, according to marine explorer David Jourdan, who hopes to answer one of aviation's greatest mysteries: the fate of famed pilot Amelia Earhart. Jourdan and his Maine-based company, Nauticos, plan to launch an expedition in the spring using sonar to sweep a 1,000-square-mile swath of ocean bottom west of tiny Howland Island in the Pacific Ocean. It...
  • New light shed on mystery of Amelia Earhart's final landing

    12/07/2004 9:30:48 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 70 replies · 3,345+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 12/6/04 | JULIAN RYALL
    ARCHAEOLOGISTS believe they may be just yards away from finding the grave of the record-breaking aviator Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while trying to become the first person to circle the world at the equator. Ms Earhart disappeared after taking off on 2 July, 1937, from a dirt airstrip in New Guinea with her navigator Fred Noonan. For the past 67 years, many have tried to determine their fate, but none has succeeded. Now archaeologists on the Pacific island of Tinian believe they might be close to solving one of the 20th century’s most puzzling mysteries. The search has become a...
  • Researchers seek Earhart clues in Alaska wreckage

    09/08/2004 10:58:30 AM PDT · by AlaskaErik · 9 replies · 1,149+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | September 8, 2004 | The Associated Press
    MISTY FJORDS: Aviator's fate might be revealed by comparison of aircraft parts. KETCHIKAN -- Researchers trying to solve the mystery of Amelia Earhart's disappearance searched for clues in the wreckage of a plane that crashed 61 years ago in Misty Fjords National Monument. The researchers from the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, which has been investigating Earhart's disappearance for the past 15 years, went in July with archaeologists from the U.S. Forest Service to find the site of the 1943 Alaska crash.
  • When You Run Out of Ideas...

    06/25/2003 7:29:31 AM PDT · by DocFarmer · 1 replies · 285+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 25 June 2003 | Doc Farmer
    When You Run Out of Ideas... by Doc Farmer I've been racking my brain for the past hour, trying to come up with ideas for my next column. I know I'll have to create something funny, pithy, humorous, and witty because that's what my editor wants. And from what I've been able to gather, that seems to be what the readers want as well. Man, the pressure! It's hard to come up with new stuff all the time, so those of you who think that writing is an easy gig can think again. Sometimes it's really simple--something interesting (or annoying)...