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What happened to Amelia Earhart ?

Post by slipstick » Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:00 pm

I don't know if anyone here is interested in what happened to Amelia Earhart, but I love a good mystery. There is a ton of fascinating material on the TIGHAR website https://tighar.org/Projects/Earhart/AEdescr.html. You could waste days just reading through that stuff (don't ask me how I know).
Note - the TIGHAR theory is that she landed on what was then known as Gardner Island because she couldn't find Howland Island which was her destination; that she sent radio messages for several days, many of which were received and radio direction finders seemed to point to Gardner as the origin. But help didn't arrive in time, the plane was washed off the reef into the sea and Amelia and her navigator Fred Noonan died as castaways. TIGHAR has been doing research on this hypothesis for over 25 years and plan another expedition this summer to look for the wreckage of the plane. I came across this video which gives a brief (34 minutes) summary of their research and plans for the summer - I though some of you might be interested.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jSyR0Jyafk
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Re: What happened to Amelia Earhart ?

Post by slipstick » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:02 pm

Bumping this old thread due to new developments. Now Bob Ballard, who found the wreck of the Titanic, and National Geographic are presently searching for evidence that Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan landed on the island of Nikumaroro (formerly Gardner Island) and died as castaways. Nat. Geo. will air a show about this expedition on Oct. 20, 2019. Should be an interesting show whether or not they find the solution of the mystery.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/cult ... -airplane/
https://nautiluslive.org/blog/2019/07/2 ... appearance

And you can see where they are currently searching:
https://www.vesselfinder.com/
last position as of this post: Lat. -4.67310, Long. -174.54754
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Re: What happened to Amelia Earhart ?

Post by all41 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:14 pm

I think there is a photo of her with Howard Hughes and Elvis on an island in the Caribbean.
It must be true because I saw it on the internet. :wink:

This is way too snarkle for such a serious post though-- :roll:

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Re: What happened to Amelia Earhart ?

Post by slipstick » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:59 pm

I always thought she was abducted by space aliens. :lol:
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Re: What happened to Amelia Earhart ?

Post by athi » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:15 pm

slipstick wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:59 pm
I always thought she was abducted by space aliens. :lol:
Might have your tin foil hat a bit too tight there, slipstick :wink:
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Re: What happened to Amelia Earhart ?

Post by catweazel » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:17 pm

slipstick wrote:
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I always thought she was abducted by space aliens. :lol:
Absolute nonsense. I did no such thing.
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Re: What happened to Amelia Earhart ?

Post by Portreve » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:32 pm

The last I heard, they were kidnapped by aliens and hauled off towards somewhere in the Milky Way's delta quadrant, and are doing fine now, having decided to resettle there permanently, along with others who were taken from around Earth at about the same time.
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Re: What happened to Amelia Earhart ?

Post by slipstick » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:38 pm

An update from National Geographic:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/e ... ar-AAFHs67

An article about the search from the New York Times:
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/12/scie ... llard.html
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Re: What happened to Amelia Earhart ?

Post by lsemmens » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:35 pm

She was captured by the Japanese and put to work in an electronics factory. ;)
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Re: What happened to Amelia Earhart ?

Post by slipstick » Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:33 pm

An interesting insight into how Bob Ballard got involved in this in 2012:
https://tighar.org/smf/index.php/topic, ... l#msg43180

For more info. on the mistakes, miscommunications, and lack of proper preparation that led to Amelia's inability to find Howland Island or to hear radio transmissions from the Coast Guard ship Itasca, even though they could hear her, I recommend Ric Gillespie's book "Finding Amelia: The True Story of the Earhart Disappearance" - exhaustive research, but also a good read.
https://www.amazon.com/Finding-Amelia-S ... way&sr=8-1
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Re: What happened to Amelia Earhart ?

Post by slipstick » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:05 pm

New post on Nat. Geo. site about the giant coconut crabs on Nikumaroro Island.
"King thinks it’s likely that Earhart perished on the island as a castaway. After she died, the crabs consumed her body and dragged her bones into their burrows—except of course for the thirteen that Gallagher discovered."
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/cult ... hart-fate/
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Re: What happened to Amelia Earhart ?

Post by slipstick » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:57 pm

Looks like the expedition is over - Nautilus has left the island, heading southeast, I think returning to Samoa. I really wonder if they found anything (or if they can keep it secret until October.
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Re: What happened to Amelia Earhart ?

Post by Flemur » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:30 am

I read somewhere that she installed Arch linux and was never heard from again.
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Re: What happened to Amelia Earhart ?

Post by lsemmens » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:45 pm

Flemur wrote:
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I read somewhere that she installed Arch linux and was never heard from again.
More likely it was windows and she suffered a "BLUE splash of death!" :D
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Re: What happened to Amelia Earhart ?

Post by slipstick » Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:21 pm

"Amelia Earhart search crew shares personal theories on her disappearance"
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/cult ... eflection/
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Re: What happened to Amelia Earhart ?

Post by slipstick » Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:01 pm

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Re: What happened to Amelia Earhart ?

Post by Spearmint2 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:03 pm

Flemur wrote:
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I read somewhere that she installed Arch linux and was never heard from again.
ROFL!!!

I heard she was in middle of Pacific and couldn't find the service station. Or maybe she and the navigator were getting hot and heavy in the back of plane while not noticing her autopilot system had failed.
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Re: What happened to Amelia Earhart ?

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:16 pm

She wanted to stop and ask for directions but he wouldnt let her.
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