Monday, November 19, 2007
Still Finding Amelia
It's been 70 years and the Amelia Earhart disappearance remains unsolved. Many hypotheses have been advanced to explain her disappearance, but no single gun to point to where she is. One of the enduring stories on her is that she was jailed in Garapan, Saipan where she died. On youtube.com, three WWII veterans claimed this story to be true.
But there is a group called TIGHAR--The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery--which has been doing research on an island called Nikumaroro where they think Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan may have crash landed on the morning of July 2nd, 1937, became castaways and died there.
TIGHAR's senior archeologist Dr. Thomas King shared with IL Magazine some of the pieces of evidence they gathered on Nikumaroro.
Read more about this story when IL Magazine comes out this week.
(Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, LC-USCZ62-20901)