Saturday, October 24, 2009

Amelia Earhart Final Resting Place Found??

I've been watching movies that I'd never watched in theater for the past weekends. One of my favorite is The Night At the Museum 2 - Battle of the Smithsonian. This movie was released few months ago but I never got to watched this because of work load. Anyway, back to what I was saying, one character that amazed me so much is tall, slender, blonde and brave Amelia Earhart. I adore her so much for being adventurous and always looking for a challenge. In fact back in her days, its always the Men who has promising jobs and opportunities in the world and the Women are doomed to stay in the house. But as time goes by, Women had the chance to work and vote, but it’s different for Amelia. She aimed to do extreme job, a job that a man wouldn’t expect that a woman can do. She became the very first woman who had such courage and bravery to become a pilot. Unfortunately, when the time came that she attempted to cross the Atlantic (July 2, 1937), she disappeared with no trace. Until now, her death had been a mystery.

But just recently, according to researchers at The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), Amelia had an emergency landing in a tropical island of southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati. Author of the book "Finding Amelia," and his crew have been searching the Nikumaroro island for evidence of Earhart. It is a tiny coral atoll; in fact it is some 300 miles southeast of Earhart's target destination, Howland Island. TIGHAR would suggest that Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, made a forced landing when the plane had run out of fuel and crashed on the island's smooth, flat coral reef. And eventually became castaways and died in that place.
A woman's shoe, an empty bottle and a sextant box whose serial numbers are consistent with a type known to have been carried by Noonan were all found near the site where the bones were discovered.

"The reason why they found a partial skeleton is that many of the bones had been carried off by giant coconut crabs. There is a remote chance that some of the bones might still survive deep in crab burrows" - was according to Gillespie (TIGHAR executive and author.)

Such promising news! Amelia's disappearance will not be a mystery anymore.


  1. interesting.!! That's good news for everyone
    I learned something today, thank to you gurl.

  2. nice to read... wondering of crabs!!!

  3. @cathy @sea @VJ thanks for te wonderful comments! you guys makes me in the mood to share more info.