Amelia Earhart’s story has been always interesting, maybe it’s her drive to go on these big unknown groundbreaking journeys or what she represented. Her story as the female underdog is at times soul touching and when considering the times she lived a great set of accomplishments not just as a female but as a pilot.
Soon TIGHAR will once more search for this amazing woman and her navigator Fred Noonan, and If you have not read Ric Gillespie’s book finding Amelia, this might be your last chance to read it before they discover that any idiot evidence of her on Nikumaroro island.
TIGHAR will at the end of this month they go searching for her again. Ric’s book was a great read and for some reason, kept my attention and really got me into her story. When presented by the facts as he does it’s nearly as if you are actually there and can strongly feel the suspense deep in your soul; almost as if she could still be found and history was wrong.
Ric’s theory that her Lockheed Electra 10E aircraft that disappeared on July the 2nd 1937 did not ditch in the ocean as history books read but landed on the atoll of Gardner’s island, his evidence is based on the many radio signals people heard during the week after her crash. The last 10 years and many journeys to the island TIGHAR has built up a substantial amount of evidence for their Gardner island theory now called Nikumaroro Island.
The idea and reality Amelia and her navigator Fred Noonan might not just have vanished into the ocean like MH370 but lived for weeks as castaways on the island of Nikumaroro is oddly more of a heartbreaking story, she fought for her life and had known after the plane had washed away their fate was on that island sends chills down my spine.
If you’re like me and fascinated you need to follow what’s happening on www.tighar.org and purchase the book.
# I am in Winnipeg today and will be in Toronto in the afternoon Tuesday until Saturday. The picture is Amelia Earhart standing in front of the Lockheed Electra in which she disappeared in July 1937 and is public domain via NASA.