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Have dogs sniffed out Amelia Earhart's remains?


Posted on Monday, 10 July, 2017 | Comment icon 17 comments

Was Earhart a castaway on Nikumaroro ? Image Credit: PD - Wikimedia
Sniffer dogs have detected possible human remains during an investigation on the island of Nikumaroro.
Just days after an alleged photograph of the famed aviator suggested that she may have survived following her ill-fated flight, an expedition to a remote Pacific atoll has yielded possible evidence to suggest that she and her co-pilot Fred Noonan may have died as castaways on a desert island.

Led by The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery ( TIGHAR ), the trip had focused on using forensic dogs to look for traces of human bones on the island of Nikumaroro.

According to reports, each of the dogs, which had been trained by the Institute for Canine Forensicswere (ICF), suggested the presence of human remains beneath the same tree.
"The signals were clear: Someone - perhaps Earhart or her navigator, Fred Noonan - had died beneath the ren tree," the researchers wrote.

While no actual bones were found, soil samples have since been sent away for analysis.

The team admits that it's a long shot, but if human DNA can be found in the samples then it could prove once and for all that Amelia Earhart had died a castaway on the island some 80 years ago.

Source: Washington Post | Comments (17)


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Comment icon #8 Posted by Chaldon on 10 July, 2017, 12:31
Just leave poor Amelia alone at last. What's all that cult is about after all those years?
Comment icon #9 Posted by Lilly on 10 July, 2017, 13:00
I think people just want to know what happened to Ms Earhart, that's all really.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Jon the frog on 10 July, 2017, 13:36
Finding the plane would be a big evidence... They have been a lot of perturbation and human presence there, it's all long shot to find proof on the atoll.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Chaldon on 10 July, 2017, 14:27
She's dead, that's for sure, and there's no one really to blame for. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is also lost without a trace but no one sniffs his poor remains out. I'm all about leaving the dead in peace, wherever they are.
Comment icon #12 Posted by susieice on 10 July, 2017, 17:49
You should watch the History Channel's new documentary about Earhart. The islanders say they've been telling US officials for decades what they saw at the time of Earhart's disappearance. They saw a tall, thin white woman that looked like a man in Japanese custody. The evidence presented indicates that Earhart landed on the island of Mejit in the Marshall Islands. She was taken to the island of Jaluit where the newly found picture of her sitting on the dock was taken. From there, she was taken to a prison on Saipan, charged with spying, where she contracted dysentery. The evidence presented is... [More]
Comment icon #13 Posted by paperdyer on 11 July, 2017, 12:02
You'd hope there would be an actual grave and marker and not some bones covered in dirt.
Comment icon #14 Posted by SiliRat on 19 July, 2017, 21:23
That picture was debunked within a few hours of the documentary airing. The picture was published in a travel guide to South Pacific islands in 1935, 2 years before Earhart disappeared.  http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/07/amelia-earhart-lost-photograph-discredited-spd/
Comment icon #15 Posted by Hammerclaw on 20 July, 2017, 3:55
I think her bones are resting in Davy Jone's locker, and the sea rarely gives up her dead.
Comment icon #16 Posted by susieice on 20 July, 2017, 3:59
The History Channel is actually investigating this. They said this travel guide was a Japanese coffeetop book that was from 1935. They are also checking out the other evidence that was put into the documentary. Odd that no one else mentioned this. Need to find that book.
Comment icon #17 Posted by stereologist on 20 July, 2017, 13:45
The hysteria channel is well known for fakes such as the Nostradamus effect, pawn stars, ancient aliens, and ufo hunters. Not surprised to see a CYA being done by them on this glaring mistake.


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