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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-31-07 05:27 PM
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Reporter's Diary Yields New Clues in Earhart (Amelia) disappearance
AP Diary Adds Clue to Earhart Mystery

I have followed every major lead on this for years... I don't know why it fascinates me so much, but I imagine I am not alone..



It's the coldest of cold cases, and yet it keeps warming to life. Seventy years after Amelia Earhart disappeared, clues are still turning up. Long-dismissed notes taken of a shortwave distress call beginning, "This is Amelia Earhart...," are getting another look.

The previously unknown diary of an Associated Press reporter reveals a new perspective.

A team that has already found aircraft parts and pieces of a woman's shoe on a remote South Pacific atoll hopes to return there this year to search for more evidence, maybe even DNA.

If what's known now had been conveyed to searchers then, might Earhart and her navigator have been found alive? It's one of a thousand questions that keep the case from being declared dead, as Earhart herself was a year and a half after she vanished. --snip--


Among reports of voice messages, two from teenagers using shortwave antennas rigged by their fathers were most disturbingly credible.

In Rock Springs, Wyo., Dana Randolph, 16, heard a voice say, "This is Amelia Earhart. Ship is on a reef south of the equator." Radio experts, aware that "harmonic" frequencies in mid-ocean often could be heard far inland, viewed the report as genuine.

Turning the shortwave dial in St. Petersburg, Fla., 15-year-old Betty Klenck was startled to hear a woman say, "This is Amelia Earhart Putnam," followed by pleas for help and agitated conversation with a man who, the girl thought, sounded irrational.

Having heard Earhart's voice in movie newsreels, she had no doubt that it was her.

--much more--

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20070331/searc...




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orpupilofnature57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-31-07 05:31 PM
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1. One of my wifes Heroes , we wait with baited breath.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-31-07 05:39 PM
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2. She'll be found before Osama.
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loudsue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-31-07 05:43 PM
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3. LOL!
:rofl: :rofl: too true!

:kick:
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Tom Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-31-07 06:11 PM
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4. I was walkin around my workplace a few years ago, and i saw an old newspaper clipping
an actual copy of the San FRancisco News... date... March 11, 1937. Now why this old piece of Newspaper was floating around outside work area (like other trash that might be floating around the wind), i don't know.. maybe someone recently dug it out then threw it away.

Anyway, there was a story on page 2 "Honolulu Mere 'Stopover' in Amelia's Global Hop" I only have a portion of the paper, and it shows a photo of her and her navigator.

Other stories in the same paper:
US military intervention in Nicaraguga (the more time that passes the more often this repeats)
"Plane Bombs French Ship off Algeria"
Front page headline is about National Guard called to put down a labor strike in Alameda County
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-31-07 07:44 PM
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6. interesting... sometimes I think that history does not want
to be forgotten, somehow (and certainly not re-interpreted as has become the case so often)....
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all.of.me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-31-07 06:11 PM
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5. wow, that is really interesting.
i didn't know all that. thanks!
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-31-07 09:43 PM
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7. a late night kick for Amelia fans....
Are you about to reveal your mysteries, Ms. Earhart?
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