Has Discovery solved Amelia Earhart's disappearance?


Has headway been made on solving one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of all time?

Amelia Earhart disappeared somewhere over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937 as she attempted to circumvent the globe. Extensive rescue efforts were launched in the attempt to find the celebrity aviator, but all for naut.

Until now, perhaps.

Discovery is scheduled to air Finding Amelia Earhart: Mystery Solved? this Sunday at 10 p.m. EST, according to the Huffington Post.

Richard Gillespie, the executive director of the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, believes that the mystery can be put to rest, but does admit that finding concrete evidence of her plane is difficult.

"What we don't have is the single, magical smoking gun that removes all doubt," said Gillespie.

“This is when Discovery truly embodies its namesake," Eileen O'Neill, group president of Discovery Channel and TLC Networks, said. "We are excited and proud to be working with TIGHAR, paying tribute to an American icon and hero while developing new technologies to reach back into the past and solve one of the last great mysteries of the 20th century."

While it is currently unknown what exactly they found to make this claim, recent expeditions have focused on Gardner Island as the possible site she made an emergency landing. Gardner Island is part of the Phoenix Islands and has been the focus on investigations, even to the point the U.S. State Department has spent time and money researching it.

Has Discovery done it? Tune in Sunday to find out.


- Discovery Channel

Written by: Hamatosan
Aug 14th, 2012, 1:37 pm

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