New evidence was released Friday that gives clues as to the final dispostion of Ameila Earhart, navigator Fred Noonan, and their Lockheed Electra aircraft. Discovery News reported that a study released by the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) indicates that doezens of radio signals originally dismissed were actual transmissions from Earhart’s plane, shortly after it disappeared during her 1937 around the world attempt.
Study Determines Old Evidence May Have Been Overlooked
The study, released after a 3 Day conference commemorating the 75th anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s departure on her around the world attempt, sheds new light on evidence that may have previously been cast aside. Discovery News reported that 57 radio transmissions, which had been received by a radio station on the island of Naru, were ignored, and Earhart’s call for help and her distress calls “were swept under the rug.”
Additional Clues Support Radio Transmissions
According to Discovery News, an anti-freckle cosmetic jar was found, broken in five pieces, on an island on an uninhabited island in the Southwestern Pacific Republic of Kiribati. When reassembled, the fragments, collected on the island of Nikumaroro Island, form a jar that resembles the complete shape of Dr. C. H Berry’s Freckle Ointment, which was marketed in the ’20’s and ’30’s as a freckle removal cream. Earhart, who was known to have freckles frequently expressed her dislike for them, and this is the type of cream she may have used.
TIGAR To Launch Ninth Expedition on 75th Anniversary
On the 75th anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance, the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGAR) will launch an expedition, their ninth, to search for more clues on the disappearance. On July 2nd, TIGAR will dispatch searchers to Nikumaroro Island, in an attempt to gather more evidence that supports their hypotheses.