Nikumaroro Island: Amelia Earhart Found?

Has Amelia Earhart been finally found? Amelia disappeared July 2, 1937. Earhart was an aviator and pioneer. She became the first woman to win the Distinguished Flying Cross after being the first woman to solo across the Atlantic.

Now researchers at the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, or Tighar, say they are on the verge of recovering DNA evidence that would demonstrate Amelia Earhart had been stranded on Nikumaroro Island, formerly known as Gardner Island, before finally perishing there.

Other artifacts found on the island support the view that Amelia Earhart could have lived there for a while as castaways.

What happened to Amelia Earhart? Did she run out of fuel and land on Nikumaroro Island, and die there as a castaway?

asked by Cameron in History | 6446 views | 12-18-2010 at 08:57 PM

A popular theory is that Amelia Earheart was captured by the Japanese while flying over the Marshall Islands. Conspiracy buffs believe Amelia Earhart was a spy, and this would account for her capture and consequent imprisonment.

Three bone fragments found on Nikumaroro Island are being analyzed to determine if they belong to Amelia Earhart, tests that could finally prove she died as a castaway after failing in her 1937 quest to become the first woman to fly around the world.

The three bone fragments were found along with several tantalizing artifacts: some old makeup, some glass bottles and shells that had been cut open.

Distress signals from the area of Nikumaroro Island were picked up by ships, after Earhart’s disappearance in 1937, but although pilots passing over recognized signs of habitation, it was thought the island had been searched.

answered by Journey | 12-18-2010 at 08:58 PM

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