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Amelia Earhart mystery could be solved with new clue

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posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 03:36 AM
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Amelia Earhart mystery could be solved with new clue


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Washington -- A new clue in one of the 20th century's most enduring mysteries could soon uncover the fate of American aviator Amelia Earhart, who went missing without a trace over the South Pacific 75 years ago, investigators say. Enhanced analysis of a photograph taken just months after Earhart's Lockheed Electra plane vanished shows what experts think may be the landing gear of the aircraft protruding from the waters off the remote island of Nikumaroro, in what is now the Pacific nation of Kiribati, they said.

Armed with that analysis by the State Department, historians, scientists and
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posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 03:36 AM
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I was watching something on this a couple months ago on the Planet Green channel and most of the show followed this group mentioned in my OP article (TIGHAR) and a lot of it was about this possible location. There was quite a bit of circumstantial evidence to support their theory and it would be interesting to see the outcome of their next expedition.

They did explain that the area she would've possibly landed on was a very shallow flat reef area (she would've seen it as a possible landing area) that drops off a good bit at its edge. So after time, the plane would've washed off the reef plateau. They believed the landing gear may have gotten lodged in a rut or hole and broken off eventually.

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posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 03:38 AM
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Additional info. Looks like the mystery is getting closer to being solved.

Amelia Earhart's beauty case found? Conclusion to mystery nears





As the search for Amelia Earhart's plane probes the deep waters off Nikumaroro, a tiny desert island between Australia and Hawaii where the legendary aviator may have landed 75 years ago, new clues have surfaced in the artifacts unearthed on the coral atoll. A variety of fragmented objects collected by archaeologists at a site on the uninhabited island may have originally been American beauty and skin care products, all dating to the 1930s, says a new summary of research by the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (or TIGHAR), which will be published in October by the academic journal Pacific Studies. TIGHAR researchers had already suggested that a small jar, found broken in five pieces, could have contained Dr.* C. H Berry's F‬reckle Ointment. Marketed in the early 20th century, the concoction promised to make freckles fade.


Source: www.foxnews.com...



posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 03:49 AM
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I shall keep a look out for more news on that......................Interesting.............cheers



posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 04:14 AM
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I watched a documentary on TV this weekend that followed TIGHAR and their investigation of this island. Skeletal remains were found on the island in 1940. Measurements made of the bones at the time indicate that they belonged to a woman of European descent that was approximately 5' 7" in height.
Discovery.com
The bones were subsequently lost, but the team found some bone fragments along with other objects that tie the site to AE. They will have DNA testing done to try to link the bones to AE.
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posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 04:51 AM
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I saw an update of this on the news yesterday. They showed an underwater photo which they believe shows wreckage from her plane.



posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 11:54 AM
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They've also matched the timing of her radio messages to the exact time of low tide on the island, which supports their theory that the Lockheed was sitting on the reef partially submerged. They needed to be able to run the engines to charge the batteries for the radio, and that could only be done when the water was low enough for the props to be completely out of the water.



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 05:02 PM
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Earhart searches find no obvious signs of her plane


A team of searchers looking for proof that Amelia Earhart crashed on a remote Pacific atoll 75 years ago were on their way back to Hawaii Tuesday without any concrete evidence to prove the aviation pioneer crashed on Nikumaroro.

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It also says in this article that this was their ninth expedition to this island with no conclusive evidence. This disappoints me. Amelia Earhart is one of my most beloved historical figures. She remains one of my heroes.

-Alien



posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 05:29 PM
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Originally posted by Alien Abduct
It also says in this article that this was their ninth expedition to this island with no conclusive evidence. This disappoints me.

It makes me think that maybe they're barking up the wrong tree. Usually after a half-dozen fails you need to try some other tack, rather than just keep doing the same thing over and over again.

P.S. -- I find it difficult to imagine that the U.S. Government, with all of their high-resolution radar satellites combing every square inch of the ocean for "enemy" submarines doesn't already know where every chunk of metal bigger than a football is, and where Earhart's plane is. But telling people that would spill the beans on just how good those satellites are, and that would be a security breach.


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