Reading Period 3
What ever happened to Amelia Earhart? Did she live in privacy? Die in a plane crash? Disappear in europe? Taken prisoner in Japan? Well that’s what everyone wants to find out. Amelia was a female pilot. She was considered one of the best women pilots ever. She had feats that no woman had ever had before. I bet other women looked up to Amelia Earhart. Where’d she go though? No one knows. I doubt anyone will ever know the real truth about the mystery either.
Born in 1897, in Atchison, Kansas. She flew until her young death or maybe not, no one knows. She disappeared on July 2, 1937, during her attempt to fly around the world. She never made it around the world though. Amelia…show more content… Speaking of Fred Noonan, he’s a mystery too. It’s a mystery why no one ever says “what happened to Fred Noonan?”. The crash-and sink theory is that the plane ran out of gas and plunged into the ocean, killing Earhart and Noonan. It sank to the bottom of the ocean leaving little evidence to be found. Here is another theory, Earhart missed her refueling site in the Pacific Ocean, but spotted Gardner Island. She landed safely but died before she could be rescued. The problem with this theory is that no one has found the plane. If she landed safely the plane would be somewhere. Well that leads to another possible theory that her plane was stolen by the Japanese and taken apart. These two possible outcomes are very common in recent years due to the findings of artifacts that are possibly related to Amelia. Items include an empty jar of freckle cream she used and a piece of Plexiglas that has a connection her Lockheed Electra airplane. A big research group called TIGHAR recently launched its seventh expedition to the island to search for more clues and artifacts. Many of the other theories are questionable. For example, some people think she was captured by the Japanese. I don’t know why the nation of Japan would want an American pilot, besides a different theory that she was a spy. Another…show more content… Which is probably the most shared theory on the Amelia Earhart mystery. I believe she landed or crashed her plane near or on Nikumaroro Island. Evidence has been found... from glass jars to an aluminum patch from Amelia’s Lockheed Model 10 Electra. In 1991, an aluminum patch had been found on Nikumaroro by Ric Gillespie. It was said to have been a window patch on Earhart’s plane. It looks exactly like the stuff they used back then. This was the first time any artifact found on the island had any direct conection to Earhart. The piece of metal was 19” by 23”. The exact dimensions that would be needed to fit an Lockheed Electra