Amelia Earhart’s plane has been missing for 75 years. The female pilot went down during her attempt to fly around the world in 1937, but her plane was never found, and she was never seen or heard from again.
Or was she?
New evidence has just been discovered that Earhart and her navigator, Noonan, may have landed safely on Nikumoro–or Gardner’s–Island, an uninhabited island in the West Pacific, and sent out 57 radio distress calls. But these calls were ignored and the two person crew never found.
The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery believes Earhart made these distress calls from the island, until her plane was swept away into the sea. A jar of anti-freckle cream has been found at the site, further proof that she may have crash landed there 75 years ago.
The group has been searching for Amelia Earhart for 24 years and will test their theory on July 2nd, the 7th anniversary of Earhart’s disappearance, by visiting Nikumoro Island, where they hope to find evidence of her remains.
For more information, see this CNN article.