Go Back  

New Clue to the Mystery of Amelia Earhart? 

Current Rating:

Join NowJoin Now
  #1  
Old 10-30-2014, 03:41 AM
Pyramid_Head's Avatar
Pyramid_Head
Offline:
My Rank: MAJOR
Poster Rank:80
Male
Join Date: Aug 2009
 
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Quoted: 1095 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
2/20 15/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssss12566
New Clue to the Mystery of Amelia Earhart?

Quote:
The hunt for Amelia Earhart's last whereabouts has consumed researchers, authors, filmmakers, and the public's imagination ever since the pioneer aviator vanished over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 while attempting to circumnavigate the globe.

Now, a three-square-foot scrap of aluminum debris from Nikumaroro, an uninhabited atoll in the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati, may provide an important clue.

At least that's the contention of researchers with The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), a private organization that's been on the trail of Earhart for years.

Recommended: WASPs: Female pilots in World War II

The essence of the group's report this week is that the piece of aluminum was a patch replacing a navigational window. News photos at the time show the shiny patch on the side of Earhart's twin-engine Lockheed Electra, which was installed during an eight-day stopover in Miami.

“The Miami Patch was an expedient field repair," Ric Gillespie, executive director of TIGHAR, told Discovery News. "Its complex fingerprint of dimensions, proportions, materials and rivet patterns was as unique to Earhart’s Electra as a fingerprint is to an individual."
View gallery
A piece of metal is pictured in this undated handout …
A piece of metal is pictured in this undated handout photo provided by The International Group for H …

“This is the first time an artifact found on Nikumaroro has been shown to have a direct link to Amelia Earhart,” Mr. Gillespie said.

Many believe that Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, got off course over the vast expanse of the Pacific, ran out of fuel, crashed in the ocean, and sank. This was long before the days of sophisticated radar, GPS, or even reliable long-range radio contact.

Some theorize that she was on a US spy mission and may have been captured by Japanese forces, possibly even surviving World War II.

TIGHAR's contention is that Earhart and Noonan indeed got off course, radioed their low-fuel plight, and landed on the atoll's coral reef. They were able to continue radio transmissions from the downed aircraft for several days until tides and high surf soon washed the aircraft offshore, where it broke into pieces and sunk, leaving the two as castaways.

Gillespie's research leads him to believe that Earhart and Noonan lived for a time on the waterless atoll, relying on rain squalls for drinking water, and catching and cooking small fish, seabirds, turtles, and clams before perishing.
View gallery
FILE - This undated file photo shows Amelia Earhart, …
FILE - This undated file photo shows Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic …

The most tantalizing information supporting TIGHAR's contention may be this description of events from the organization's website:

In 1940, three years after Earhart disappeared, a British Colonial Service officer found the partial skeleton of a castaway on a remote part of the island. A campfire, animal bones, a box that had once contained a sextant, remnants of a man’s shoe and woman’s shoe made him think he may have found Amelia Earhart but, based on measurements, a doctor judged the skeleton to be male and American authorities were never notified.

The bones were subsequently lost, but computerized re-evaluation of the bone measurements by forensic anthropologists suggests that the skeleton was probably that of a white female of northern European descent who stood roughly Earhart’s height.

TIGHAR has found a site on the island that fits the description of where the castaway’s remains were found in 1940. Archaeological excavations in 2001, 2007 and 2010 have found and recovered physical evidence suggesting residence by an American woman of the 1930s including several artifacts of the same type as items known to have been carried by Earhart. TIGHAR research has shown that serial numbers reported to have been on the sextant box found in 1940 are consistent with the make and model of sextant used by Fred Noonan.

The search for more evidence continues with the next expedition for June 2015. Meanwhile, the current focus is on that aluminum patch.

“The many fractures, tears, dents and gouges found on this battered sheet of aluminum may be important clues to the fate and resting place of the Electra,” says Gillespie.

Your Source For Death Pictures and Death Video
000010.jpg  

Reply With Quote
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to Pyramid_Head For This Useful Post:
30564U, dragonhalf13570, flangemanager, gatagato, kellyhound, Oswald2001, rapeWhistle, winvens
  #2  
Old 10-30-2014, 03:48 AM
winvens's Avatar
winvens
Offline:
So Fucking Banned
Poster Rank:125
Join Date: Nov 2012
Contributions: 1
 
Mentioned: 105 Post(s)
Quoted: 4341 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
0/20 8/20
Today Posts
0/11 sssss8054
Re: New Clue to the Mystery of Amelia Earhart?

I recall a similar story about a jar of freckle cream she was known to use found in the same area, maybe even the same atoll. Too bad she and Noonan didn't survive.

Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to winvens For This Useful Post:
flangemanager, gatagato, kellyhound, Oswald2001, Pyramid_Head
  #3  
Old 10-30-2014, 04:15 AM
Pyramid_Head's Avatar
Pyramid_Head
Offline:
My Rank: MAJOR
Poster Rank:80
Male
Join Date: Aug 2009
 
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Quoted: 1095 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
2/20 15/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssss12566
Re: New Clue to the Mystery of Amelia Earhart?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Anom Alley View Post
I recall a similar story about a jar of freckle cream she was known to use found in the same area, maybe even the same atoll. Too bad she and Noonan didn't survive.
Yep, I read about that too. I have a feeling it won't be long before her remains are found and the mystery is over.

Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Pyramid_Head For This Useful Post:
dragonhalf13570, Oswald2001
  #4  
Old 10-30-2014, 04:32 AM
gatagato's Avatar
gatagato
Offline:
★ Moderator ★
Poster Rank:180
Male
Join Date: Jul 2009
Contributions: 367
 
Mentioned: 59 Post(s)
Quoted: 852 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
5/20 15/20
Today Posts
3/11 sssss5486
Re: New Clue to the Mystery of Amelia Earhart?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Anom Alley View Post
I recall a similar story about a jar of freckle cream she was known to use found in the same area, maybe even the same atoll. Too bad she and Noonan didn't survive.
Yup! Nikumaroro.
I hope the mystery will be solved soon, it's a very fascinating story
Click image for larger version

Name:	storymaker-amelia-earhart-jars-island-photos-1205300-515x388.jpg
Views:	436
Size:	30.0 KB
ID:	579587

Click image for larger version

Name:	storymaker-amelia-earhart-jars-island-photos-1205301-515x388.jpg
Views:	378
Size:	30.9 KB
ID:	579588

Click image for larger version

Name:	storymaker-amelia-earhart-jars-island-photos-1205302-515x388.jpg
Views:	1928
Size:	14.3 KB
ID:	579589

Click image for larger version

Name:	storymaker-amelia-earhart-jars-island-photos-1205303-515x388.jpg
Views:	130
Size:	24.1 KB
ID:	579590

Click image for larger version

Name:	storymaker-amelia-earhart-jars-island-photos-1205304-515x388.jpg
Views:	536
Size:	21.8 KB
ID:	579591

Click image for larger version

Name:	storymaker-amelia-earhart-jars-island-photos-1205305-515x388.jpg
Views:	998
Size:	14.5 KB
ID:	579592

Reply With Quote
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to gatagato For This Useful Post:
30564U, deanmine, dragonhalf13570, kellyhound, Oswald2001, Pyramid_Head, rapeWhistle, winvens
  #5  
Old 10-31-2014, 09:20 AM
kellyhound's Avatar
kellyhound
Offline:
✝Moderator from Hell✝
Poster Rank:9
e-mail
Join Date: Oct 2006
Contributions: 412
 
Mentioned: 82 Post(s)
Quoted: 1755 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
13/20 20/20
Today Posts
11/11 ssss61159
Re: New Clue to the Mystery of Amelia Earhart?

they're closing in to solve this mystery

__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to kellyhound For This Useful Post:
deanmine, dragonhalf13570, gatagato
  #6  
Old 10-31-2014, 11:21 AM
niknik's Avatar
niknik
Offline:
My Rank: MAJOR
Poster Rank:68
Conservative OG
Join Date: Jan 2010
 
Mentioned: 249 Post(s)
Quoted: 6768 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
3/20 14/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssss13671
Re: New Clue to the Mystery of Amelia Earhart?

I saw this story on the news a while back. Some people they interviewed said they didn't think it belonged to her. And some said it did. They showed a picture of her plane before she took off for the last time and they had to cover a window that was broken. The piece they used to cover the window looked very similar to that piece they found.

Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-31-2014, 11:27 AM
niknik's Avatar
niknik
Offline:
My Rank: MAJOR
Poster Rank:68
Conservative OG
Join Date: Jan 2010
 
Mentioned: 249 Post(s)
Quoted: 6768 Post(s)
Activity Longevity
3/20 14/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssss13671
Re: New Clue to the Mystery of Amelia Earhart?

The lighter colored spot towards the rear is what they believe to be that light blue piece they found.

Your Source For Death Pictures and Death Video
IMG_9-11162012-60000071A_2_1_G12I2723_L62242338.jpeg  

Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to niknik For This Useful Post:
dragonhalf13570, kellyhound, Oswald2001, Pyramid_Head

Powered by vBulletin Copyright 2000-2010 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO