Amelia Earhart - 120th Birthday

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A photo of Amelia Earhart, born 120 years ago today on July 24th, 1897. Amelia Mary Earhart was not only an aviation trailblazer and author, but was also a pioneer who challenged gender stereotypes. During her 1937 attempt to circumnavigate the globe with navigator Fred Noonan, she was presumed lost and never found. But new evidence - including information from the National Archives (as well as a photo) - persuasively suggests that she landed in the Marshall Islands and was taken prisoner by the Japanese, dying 2 years later on Saipan.

One of Amelia Earhart's most famous flights, the 1928 transatlantic flight that began on June 17th 1928 and lasted 20 hours and 40 minutes has an interesting story. As Amelia was actually a last minute replacement for Amy Phipps Guest, she had not had any training on the particular type of plane that was used (one that relied on specific instrumentation to fly). Therefore pilot Wilmer Stultz flew with her to 'document flying time', however, ended up piloting the plane the entire length of the trip. Once the team landed in Wales Amelia was quoted as saying "Stultz did all the flying—had to. I was just baggage, like a sack of potatoes."

In 1932, Amelia Earhart set off alone, at the age of 34, from Newfoundland to a pasture in Culmore, Northern Ireland. She had intended to mimic Charles Lindbergh's solo flight to Paris but had run into major complications along the way.

Amelia had multiple flights during her career - all of which pushed the limits and were aimed to break long standing records which (men) had accomplished. With her celebrity status, Amelia constantly focused on gender equality, showing that women could obtain the same objectives as men.
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Ancient Faces
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Amelia Earhart's birthday is this month - and she may have been found!
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
Cat Johnson
I was literally riveted the entire time, fantastic segment !!
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
AncientFaces
Yes! And so many eyewitness accounts to back up the story as well!!
Jul 10, 2017 ·
Cat Johnson
AncientFaces - Yes !! The case made was incredible !! Those pieces of metal from the plane had me on edge for the results of the tests !!!
Jul 10, 2017 ·
Tami Nowlin Nelson
Very compelling. The witnesses have no reason to lie. My late father was a commissioned officer in the US Navy. He had a top secret clearance. When I asked him about her, he said she was a spy, captured by the Japanese and died in their custody.
Jul 10, 2017 ·
Karin Moseley
For some reason, her story has never truly intrigued me...
Not sure why either...
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
AncientFaces
I think people are riveted because it's been a mystery . . .
Jul 10, 2017 ·
Sharon Durfee
funny no one ever mentions the navigator that was with her
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
AncientFaces
The whole time, I was thinking the same thing. Fred Noonan was also captured - I guess it's the product of fame and gender bias. Noonan is an important part of the story and the photo of him was part of what made the story persuasive!
Jul 10, 2017 ·
Christy Staton
You must not have watched the show. Mr. Noonan was discussed throughout the entire thing.
Jul 10, 2017 ·
AncientFaces
Christy Staton He was - but peripherally. She was the focus. He had quite a background, too.
Jul 10, 2017 ·
Marci Sturgis
Yes I saw it
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
Tony Velasquez
Most US expeditions are really spy junkets. Cameron really didn't just go out there looking for the titanic.
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
Tom Kaufman
PURE Speculative propaganda!!!!!
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
AncientFaces
Certainly not definitive, Tom, but very, very persuasive. Did you actually watch it?
Jul 10, 2017 ·
Tom Kaufman
No, I don't watch the History Channel, too much speculative entertainment for me.
Jul 10, 2017 ·
AncientFaces
As with anything, you have to use your mind when watching such things - and yet, there are facts and evidence in any of their shows. You just have to focus on them and make your own conclusions . . .
Jul 10, 2017 ·
Tom Kaufman
I did a long time ago, I quit watching.
Jul 10, 2017 ·
Linda Kachel
Tom Kaufman ...speculative propaganda??? hardly ... forensic analysis by experts verify the authenticity of the photo in question and eyewitness testimony ... a closed mind isn't helping you any
Jul 10, 2017 ·
Tom Kaufman
Linda Kachel You believe that bulls*** if you want to!
Jul 10, 2017 ·
Tracy Jason Flippen
Tom Kaufman, I don't understand the anger you appear to be feeling. Am I missing something? It's really nothing of right or wrong value to me at this point, whether she was imprisoned or not, ya know? It's all about the mystery which it still is. My logical side says she's dead either way and anyone connected is long gone. The show was just adding another piece of mystery to add to her crazy story/demise. I was just wondering why you were so up about it. No big deal.
Jul 10, 2017 ·
Tom Kaufman
The History channel has been hyping these shows for so long, people actually believe them.
Jul 10, 2017 ·
Kelly North
Tom Kaufman they've lost credibility with me too, for a number of reasons. Many of which you're probably familiar with: [external link]
Jul 10, 2017 ·
Tom Kaufman
Kelly North They are masters at making you think that what they are showing is the gospel, all to just get better ratings and more money.
Jul 10, 2017 ·
Sandra Easter-Marsden
Very interesting program ! Glad I watched it !
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
Tracy Thurman
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Some in a dress?! Why is that a drawing point?
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
AncientFaces
Because you usually see her in pants - really unique in that era. Actually, some eyewitness reports were persuasive because they saw a Caucasian woman with short hair and in pants . . .
Jul 10, 2017 ·
Tracy Thurman
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I know but, when she did promotional functions or celebrity appearances she wore a dress. She wore pants when she was working.
Jul 10, 2017 ·
Karin Fulcher
She was working, I truly doubt she had a dress with her when she crashed....
Jul 10, 2017 ·
Tracy Thurman
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Agreed
Jul 10, 2017 ·
Céline Wang
why does media keep bringing her story back recently? here and there...even re-discover she didn't die in that fatal crash....
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
AncientFaces
Her birthday is this month . . .
Jul 10, 2017 ·
Jonah Luhrs
Mine was in January, how do I get a show? Haha!
We can plan it now to air just in time.
Jul 10, 2017 ·
AncientFaces
Barbara Gulick I don't think that she has a problem - just a question.
Jul 10, 2017 ·
Diane Italia
It's history.
Jul 10, 2017 ·
Mitchell Bjerke
"predictive programming" and manipulation of sentiments against races. all for people to respond or not respond to unconstitutional actions by our government coming up in the near future.... just recall the david koresh, waco, texas home invasion and use of military action against private citizens without due process. use of lies and propaganda succeeded in controlling peoples responses and conditioned to allow the government to kill everyone in koresh's group. americans allowed it believing the speculative reports that child abuse was occurring and in a cult in a private home.... burned everyone alive. Americans believed everything we were told on TV.... This "process test" proved to the Tavistock type invisible college psychiatrist consultants that America would swallow another Pearl Harbor false flag big lie on American soil....
Jul 11, 2017 ·
Bill Buschgen
Tragic sad ending for her and navigator. I had trouble sleeping after watching.
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
Anna Baird-Hensley
Hmmm, the special offered just enough logic..that it saddened me that we didn't intercede.
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
AncientFaces
A constant debate - do the needs of the many outweigh the rights of the few??
Jul 10, 2017 ·
Anna Baird-Hensley
Yes, probably. But it is hard. Only woman in prison of war camp...7 years...and we knew.
Jul 10, 2017 ·
Marion LeBleu
Very Interesting!
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
Cherryl Wilson Haley
What difference does it make? Give it a rest..
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
Linda Kachel
you don't find an 80 yr gov't coverup concerning??
Jul 10, 2017 ·
Phillip Myers
No disrespect to her but I am guessing she is dead and has been for a very long time. Whatever happened that many years ago is irrelevant today. And yes I have been to her home. Happy to honor her life.
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
Linda Kachel
Irrelevant?? I hardly think so ... just proves another case of the gov't covering up the ''inconvenient truth'' ... they went to a great deal of trouble to hide all the reports of her and noonan surviving the 'crash' and perpetuated the lie for 80 years ...
Jul 10, 2017 ·
Phillip Myers
Politicians lying. I am personally shocked.
Jul 10, 2017 ·
Rachel Bell
Can't even read the article. First time I tried I got one of the 'free phone' popups that wouldn't go away. Then the second time I tried I got the virus popups that don't go away. What a pain.
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
AncientFaces
Rachel, that isn't on AncientFaces. We don't have popups. You should go directly to the page. If you're experiencing popups, it's either a setting on your computer or you're going to another website.
Jul 10, 2017 ·
KellieAnne Smith Foreman
I dont think its Gender Bias to not mention Fred - Men were already flying - a womans history does NOT HAVE to include men, Men have have LONG DOMINATED HISTORY and their wives have been ignored of vilified. They bring it up because ppl love a mystery, and it is relevant today due to the technology we have now. Lets stop the sexist assumptions, women could not own property then and had VERY limited job opp - let her have her place
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
Ash Weaver
There's still no proof it's her, only opinions.
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
Jonah Luhrs
Kathy Luhrs
Because the show was boring, here's the highlights.
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
Linda Irick Pennoyer
I thought it was great. I've never believed they died in a crash. This just confirms what I always thought. As much as I love our country, I do believe they turned their back on them due to the Japanese problems at that time. Too many witnesses. It's sad but, history .
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
Deb Adams
Rest well dear lady....(
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
Diane Orrvar Stone
She was my hero..fascinated by her !
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
Diane Italia
Compelling evidence. I believe it. (Do wish they would have found bone fragments to seal the deal).
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
Christy Staton
I agree. What could have possibly happened to the ones that were found and tested. Why would someone dispose of them? I would like to see THAT further investigated.
Jul 10, 2017 ·
AncientFaces
Probably misfiled or lost in a drawer somewhere. People make mistakes - like the misfiling of the photo. Not everything is a conscious conspiracy.
Jul 10, 2017 ·
Karin Fulcher
I enjoyed the program.
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
Linda Kachel
the program was a real eye-opener!! looks like pretty ironclad proof she was captured ... heard a story a long time ago that part of her flight was actually a spy mission, which is what the Japanese claimed when she and noonan were captured. Very compelling evidence ... couldn't help but wonder how much all that investigation cost ... photo analysis, facial recognition, metal analysis, flights to the Marshall Islands and beyond and back ... a fortune!
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
Damon Strong
It doesn't air in Canada until this coming Sunday. I'll be watching, although I don't believe any of the new theories.
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
Kathryn Josephs Lundgren
Yes, and it was interesting.
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
Morten Lykke
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
Erin Woempner
Only our Lord knows for sure.
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
Robin Swafford
I watched the program and I was intrigued by the presentation. I believe she did survive somewhere based on so many reports of people hearing her broadcast days after she disappeared. Some where the answer is out there.

I found the entire presentation believable and plausible BUT I find myself asking two very basic questions.
1) exactly WHO on a remote, native island even had a camera and why take the picture? If it was taken by a Japanese officer who could have had a camera - how in the world did it end up in US archives?

2) while relations were tense with the Japanese, we were NOT at war when she disappeared. Assuming they took her into custody, they quickly would have discovered she was a famous flyer and eventually would have begrudgingly figured out she probably was not a spy. Regardless, what would they gain from holding her prisoner for up to two years until she died or they executed her?
I'm having trouble understanding how the Japanese could justify holding her until death if we were not currently at war. Atrocities did and do happen. But I'm having trouble understanding what in the marshal islands the Japanese were trying to protect from "spying" is all.

That said, i enjoyed the information presented and it certainly was a presentation that opened the door to rethinking what happened based on weather conditions, wind patterns and fuel consumption.
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
Susan Birrell
Now, let's see what the cadaver dogs find. Maybe they should have gone there!
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
Marilyn D'Auria
Yes, and the new information is compelling. It does appear that they have figured out what happened to her.
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
Karla Giedd Caputo
Yes - very compelling. .. I think they've finally got it figured out.
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
Sharon Smith
I was really hoping they would find some bones in that last grave & could do the DNA on them
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
Richard Dokken
Did not see this on History Channel (Canada). Disappointing 😟
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
Tom Kaufman
Check out the article on The Daily Beast, it seems to confirm my claim that the History channels claim was not true. Also NBC news posted a Tweet on the matter.
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
Desiree Rahman
another hypothesis - we really don't know [external link]
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
Jan Mortimer
I would be interested in knowing.
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
Jodi Bjerke Kingren
Mitchell!
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
Safi Augustine
I'm not sure that is her in the photograph that they found because the woman's hair is too dark. Amelia's hair was Auburn, a shade of red brown. Even in this photo you presented with the post, her hair does not look black but much lighter. The only thing that is weird is the pants. Women wearing pants at this time was an anomaly, but Amelia wore them anyway! So still more doubt and confusion.
Jul 10, 2017 · Reply
Kevin Skoglund
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My personal belief is that she and Noonan simply crashed into the ocean as has always been thought . The Japanese at that time frame had near zero reason to hold them as prisoners . And yes , i watched the history channel special . The usa and Japan are allies now and have been for decades . If they had info on this they would have told the Us about it by now .
Jul 11, 2017 · Reply
David Lincoln Brooks
I had always assumed she was GLBT, but apparently not.
Jul 11, 2017 · Reply
Desiree Hanson
US sacrificed her to protect codes
Jul 11, 2017 · Reply
Desiree Hanson
1 of my biggest heroes
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