MYS066: Famed aviator Amelia Earhart disappeared over the Pacific as she neared the end of her record-breaking, round-the-world flight in 1937. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss Earhart’s background and celebrity and then consider the theories for what caused Amelia and her navigator to vanish without a trace.
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Links for this episode:
- Elgen and Marie Long’s book “Amelia Earhart: The Mystery Solved” (Crash-and-Sink theory)
- Ric Gillespie (TIGHAR)’s book “Finding Amelia: The True Story of the Earhart Disappearance” (Gardner Island theory)
- Fred Goerner’s book “The Search for Amelia Earhart” (Japanese Capture theory)
- Henri Keyzer-Andre’s book “Age of Heroes” (Japanese Shootdown theory)
- Joe Klass’s book “Amelia Earhart Lives” (Irene Bolam theory)
- Flight for Freedom 1943 movie
- Wikipedia on Amelia Earhart
- Fred Noonan
- Irene Bolam
- Info on the 2019 National Geographic expedition to Nikumororo Island
- More info on the 2019 expedition
- Unsolved Mysteries (Season 3, Episode 8) on Amelia Earhart (Japanese Capture theory)
- Info on 2017 History Channel documentary (Japanese Capture theory)
- Daily Beast article debunking History Channel photo theory
- TIGHAR web site
- Info on Coconut Crab theory
- Coconut Crabs
- A Coconut Crab with a Trash Can (for scale; “Kill It With Fire!”)
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