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    Possible Closure to Amelia Earhart's Disappearance

    Possibly died as a castaway.

    Gillespie said recent advances in DNA extraction from touched objects might help solve the mystery surrounding Earhart’s crash.

    "If DNA from the recovered objects matches the Earhart reference sample now held by the DNA lab we've been working with, we'll have what most people would consider to be conclusive evidence that Amelia Earhart spent her last days on Nikumaroro," he said.
    The area seems to be where British Colonial Service Officer Gerald Gallagher discovered a partial skeleton of a castaway in 1940. A forensic report describing the remains said they were likely those of a white female of northern European extraction, roughly 5 feet 7 inches tall -- a description matching Amelia Earhart.
    I hope it is; I'm sure her surviving family members would be at peace. But what a way to go; on a deserted island, possibly injured and alone. Dying alone would have to be the worst part of it.

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    I'm finding this odd. Wouldn't the searchers have combed any islands in the general area of Howland island soon after she disappeared? They're just finding this now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Icetalavista View Post
    I'm finding this odd. Wouldn't the searchers have combed any islands in the general area of Howland island soon after she disappeared? They're just finding this now?
    I know, especially when the skeleton that fit Earhart's description was found in 1940 by the British. I am about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex View Post
    But what a way to go; on a deserted island, possibly injured and alone. Dying alone would have to be the worst part of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Icetalavista View Post
    I'm finding this odd. Wouldn't the searchers have combed any islands in the general area of Howland island soon after she disappeared? They're just finding this now?
    According to Wikipedia they did search the area but not the island itself, apparently radio signals indicated a crash landing at sea.

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    More speculation. She should of stayed home...
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    I wonder if somewhere in Los Angeles she's waiting in a church with other souls from the island waiting to "move on".
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    Quote Originally Posted by nubka View Post
    More speculation. She should of stayed home...
    With that reasoning no one would ever explore or push the boundaries of technology.
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    LOL, GK.

    The castaway theory has been in play for a while now. And she wouldn't have necessarily died alone since she did have a navigator with her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BittyBug View Post
    LOL, GK.

    The castaway theory has been in play for a while now. And she wouldn't have necessarily died alone since she did have a navigator with her.
    I wonder if he died before her, while searching the island for food or whatever, and died in the process. His remains still have not been found.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garden Kitty View Post
    I wonder if somewhere in Los Angeles she's waiting in a church with other souls from the island waiting to "move on".
    LOL! I hope this time the dog gets to go to the church
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    LOL Garden_Kitty. Good stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genevieve View Post
    With that reasoning no one would ever explore or push the boundaries of technology.
    A lot of good it did her...
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    Quote Originally Posted by genevieve View Post
    With that reasoning no one would ever explore or push the boundaries of technology.
    Or did anything really.

    She should have stayed home? (to nubka) What would say about someone who got killed in their own home? Should have gone out that day? Seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nubka View Post
    A lot of good it did her...
    The woman was a pilot, but she wasn't psychic.

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    They don't really say how old the bones that were found in 1940 are....so there's a chance that even if they were castaways, they still lived long lives(providing there were food sources.............who wants crab legs?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by WindSpirit View Post
    Or did anything really.

    She should have stayed home? (to nubka) What would say about someone who got killed in their own home? Should have gone out that day? Seriously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nubka View Post
    A lot of good it did her...
    Every year of her adult life was worth 10 years in life of some boring house-wife's life... Some people get to experience/see/accomplish in 1 year, what many people don't experience/see/accomplish in 20 years.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinami Amori View Post
    Every year of her adult life was worth 10 years in life of some boring house-wife's life... Some people get to experience/see/accomplish in 1 year, what many people don't experience/see/accomplish in 20 years.....
    Agreed. There is a difference between living life and being alive.
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    I really hope they can solve this. Amelia was one of my first "idols" as a child; I read every book, every conspiracy theory, you name it. I even remember the Unsolved Mysteries episode on her
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    Yeah, and they also just did History/Military/whichever channel thing with some compelling evidence that she was in fact a prisoner of the Japanese (which would have been a very very bad thing and not conducive to long-term survival.) And there have been "discoveries" on the islands before that didn't pan out. It's probably just one of those mysteries.

    By the way, her navigator was named Fred Noonan. One thing that always kind of got me is it's always "What happened to Amelia Earhart?" and maybe someone remembers to mention oh, and that guy with her. I'm sure his survivors wanted closure, too.

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