An aviation history society plans to launch a new search for Amelia Earhart's lost airplane, and it's apparently piqued the interest of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. She was set to meet today with historians and scientists from The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, which is starting a new search in June, according to the AP.
Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan disappeared July 2, 1937, while attempting to fly a custom-built Lockheed Electra plane around the world. The plane disappeared en route from New Guinea to Howland Island, and no wreckage was ever found. The aircraft group believes the pair landed on the remote island of Nikumaroro, in what is now the Pacific nation of Kiribati, and survived for a while; apparently previous expeditions turned up artifacts that could have belonged to them. Other historians believe the plane plunged into the sea. Still others have held Earhart and Noonan were spies and were captured ... and there are plenty of other wild conspiracy theories.
Apparently, a new analysis of a modern photo of Nikumaroro shows some suspicious-looking material, which some believe could be a strut and wheel of the plane sticking out of the water. This is according to an unnamed senior U.S. official, who also said the Obama administration would not take a position on the matter.
Clinton is attending the event to lend her high profile to the search, the AP reported. The State Department supported Earhart's cause at the time, helping her get flight clearances in the countries where she laid over, the AP said. The search will kick off in June to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Earhart's ill-fated flight.
Ah the old suspicious looking material analysis photo in Nikumaroro, to give our government something to do, verse deals with real issues affecting us now. Well, I suppose a politician has to try and be successful at something to leave a positive mark in the history books, prior to leaving office.
Science sees no further than what it can sense, i.e. facts.
Religion sees beyond the senses, i.e. faith.
Why, with no evidence to the contrary; do I suspect that the billionaire, Hillary Clinton, is planning to use monies that do not belong to her in this latest attempt to come up with zero actual facts about a woman pilot who wasn't even actually a good pilot? I've seen very little in all the various accumulated data to suggest that she should have ever been given a dime by anyone to perform something requiring the planning, rigor, and steadfast discipline of that flight at that time. While there was certainly a lot of glitz associated with the woman's career, there was little of substance. If Hillary is using her own funds; or those of a movie producer or something then fine and peachy. But there is nothing to be gained by me in this, and I'd also like to say that it was specifically the mystery that inspired me as a child. Had the mystery not existed; would I have been inspired? Or would Amelia be relegated to the truly more apt position in history of an oddity in the early days of flight? She is certainly more than that right now, despite all the evidence that actually detracts from her as a person. Does Hillary plan a true service for Amelia? Physical evidence of her failure location is pointless.
Considering all the interest, we learn so much from established facts. And we never leave our own behind. She is one of ours. And her influence continues greatly today, in fashion, in science, in aviation, in women's studies and in adventure. A simple small town girl became one of the greatest American heroes. That is what America does! So, one horrifying fact, is that there were many reports of post-loss radio messages, indications of survival. There has been much analysis of those messages. But no on-site test. Here is an up-start group of American fellows who would go and do, with a little help. Check out Project AERO. www.wc5c.org
Not mentioned in this article is the fact that the search effort is privately funded. Out esteemed Secretary of State's role in this matter is nothing more then glad handing.
Also not mentioned is the theory that was abducted by aliens and is current held in a status chamber. I propose we offer Hillary to the aliens in exchange for the return of Amelia. It's a long shot, but its worth a try.
I know aliens had nothing to do with this one...
Well, at least the aliens I talk too. ;)
I never get that 'grave sense of foreboding' when the aliens are around, so they think I'm already programmed. I'm also not afraid of dogs or sharks so they never come after me either. Hungry wolves HAVE watched me though, but I fed them and managed to live.
Who would want a politician in exchange for a world-famous adventurer? If she was abducted (a theory I see as a novelty, without supporting evidence), wouldn't she be able to hold a much more stimulating conversation than someone who could pretty much just tell you how much they won/lost that one election?
About 42 years ago a friend of mine wrote on the Title Page of "his work": To: D&K..."When Amelia Earhart decides herself to tell the truth, it will stagger the imagination of the American Public" ... "Come fly with Amelia and Me" ... Warmest Regards, MJG
He had the physical evidence and witnesses to the truth but the lie had been told and had to be continually supported by the media and the use of "classification" of material or the use of disinformation. Those were not the days of computers and the internet so to force a book off the press and out of print was an easy way for to CYA and hush things up.
Since then there has been the ongoing search spured by a supposition here and a fragment of something discovered elsewhere which have led to sort of a quest for a holy grail.
Amelia is now gone (or she's the oldest woman in America) and all those who did know or were involved have also passed on. Now comes Hillary Clinton looking for the Pot of Gold at the end of the rainbow. She's not going to find it and she ought to leave her aeronautical research at the end of a runway in Mena.