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COULD IT BE? Is The Lost Remains Of Amelia Earhart? Scientist Make A freak Bone Discovery…

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Amelia Earhart mysteriously disappeared in 1937 during her historic airplane voyage around the world, and until recently little has been known about what exactly happened to the influential female pilot.

The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery has uncovered evidence that it believed pointed to Earhart’s death as a castaway on a remote Pacific island, instead of the usual story that she drowned when her plane went down in the ocean.

Not only did radio operators receive more than 100 transmissions from Earhart’s plane from the time she vanished from the radar on July 2, 1937, but a new analysis by forensic examiner Jeff Glickman has now linked the pilot to skeletal remains found on the island of Nikumaroro in 1940, according to TIGHAR.

“People started hearing radio distress calls from the airplane, and they were verified,” Ric Gillespie of TIGHAR explained to the U.K. Daily Mail.

Earhart was reportedly trying to land on Howland Island — 1,700 nautical miles southwest of Honolulu — but experts now believe she made an emergency landing on Nikumaroro, also known as Gardner Island.

The 100-plus radio distress calls made by Earhart were heard by people all over the world, from Texas to Australia, Gillespie said.

One of the calls was transcribed by a then-teenager named Betty Klenck who is now 91 years old and still swears it was Earhart’s voice. Klenck wrote down Earhart’s words in her journal, including something that she thought sounded like “New York City” — strangely close to “Norwich City,” the name of a ship that had wrecked near Gardner Island.

In 1940, Gerald Gallagher, a British colonial officer and licensed pilot, found a skeleton on the island, but it was initially identified as male.

Re-examination of the skeleton in 1998, however, concluded it was likely a tall white female, judging by the measurements of the arm bones — consistent with Earhart’s unusually long forearms.

Earhart’s “humerus to radius ratio was 0.76 — virtually identical to the castaway’s,” TIGHAR explained.

While we don’t know for sure if these are the remains of Earhart, it certainly is more evidence than we’ve ever had before and brings us one step closer to understanding the fate of one of our country’s treasured historical figures.

H/T Newsmax

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