Search For Amelia Earhart To Continue In JulyBy: Richard Stalker - March 20, 2012
Great mysteries have the ability to captivate people to the point of obsession. The Bermuda Triangle, The Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot are a few famous ones. In the United States no one mystery will ever be greater than Amelia Earhart’s disappearance in her famous 1937 trip around the world. Several attempts have been made in the past to try to find where her plane landed and another one is about to get under way.
On Tuesday, U.S. government officials and a private historical group, International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, will announce that with a half a million dollar grant they will start to look in the deep waters near the island of Nikumaroro.
In 1937, when Earhart and Noonan disappeared, several Coast Guard, Navy, and Pan Am stations throughout the Pacific reported hearing radio transmissions that seemed to have been from Earhart. When the transmissions are triangulated from the various places they all converge at one place. The Phoenix Islands which is where Nikumaroro is located.
There have been several theories as to what happened to her plane. Everything from she was shot down by the Japanese, or taken prisoner and executed on Saipan. To she turned back and crash landed on New Britain. And the problem becomes the fact that there are semi-credible sources for every theory.
For now, this mystery is unsolved, but hopefully with more attention being put on the subject, we can finally figure out what happened.