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Friday, February 1, 2008

Fascinating new info on Amelia Earhart

When I was a young girl, I enjoyed reading biographies of famous women: Helen Keller, Clara Barton, Florence Nightengale, but one of my favorites was Amelia Earhart. Her disappearance is one of those sad mysteries that we all hope to see solved.

Of course there are many, many suggestions about what happened to Amelia and her navigator, but one group, TIGHAR, has been doing a scientific search. They have found what may be some excellent evidence that she landed on Gardner Island (which is near her destination of Howland Island- well, in the Pacific 500 miles is fairly near, right?).

You can follow the trail of evidence yourself! It is a great interactive website. Don't miss the "Betty's Notebook" - notes taken by a 15-year old from an amateur radio! Come back and tell me what you think- have they found her landing spot?

And click on the TIGHAR text link below the video interview of Ric Gillespie (look at the bottom of the index list) to go to TIGHAR's home page, where you can find links to some primary source information on Amelias flight and disappearance.