What Happened to Amelia Earhart

It has already been decades since people have heard about Amelia Earhart and until now, she is still very much a topic of numerous conspiracy theories and conversations around the world. Her name has resurfaced once more after all these years as The International Group for Historic Aviation Recovery or TIGHAR presented new discoveries of what they believed to be the remnants of Amelia Earhart’s plane as well as signs of her life and her aviator, Fred Noonan, after their disappearance in 1937.

According to TIGHAR, a plane wreckage was found on the island of Nikumaroro in the South Pacific by an officer of the British Colonial Service named Eric R. Bevington. Upon closer inspection of the photos he took, they appeared to be the same as that of Earhart’s Electra. After verifying the photographs, the search for the missing aviator was promptly shifted to this remote island.

TIGHAR was the latest group that launched an expedition to Nikumaroro in the hopes of uncovering the truth about the living legend’s disappearance. It took them eight trips to comb through the entire island and during their expedition they discovered plenty of clues as to how they think Amelia Earhart lived her remaining days.

Among their discoveries was a campfire said to be made by a castaway. Upon closer inspection of the area, TIGHAR researchers found some shells that were cut open, pieces of a pocket knife and even fragments of a jar for cosmetics. There was also an anti-freckle ointment found in the island that was said to be owned by Amelia Earhart. Earhart was well known for having freckles so this was a clue that raised plenty of interest among the researchers.  Some bits of cosmetics were also found around the area and perhaps the most interesting of the find were the bone fragments that were believed to be human.

It remains to be seen whether the bone fragments found in the island were indeed Amelia Earhart’s or Fred Noonan’s but in these times where technology has certainly made some advancements, the truth might be found any time soon. There is still plenty of data to go through before results will be announced but these discoveries may just be the proof that people need that Amelia Earhart, the living legend, and her navigator, Fred Noonan will be finally put to rest after all the years that have passed.

Article publié pour la première fois le 08/04/2013

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