The pilot, who was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, disappeared over the Pacific in 1937 while attempting to become the first woman to circumnavigate the globe by air.
Although the bones had been analyzed in 1940 by physician D. W. Hoodless — who concluded that the remains belonged to a man — Jantz recently reexamined the seven bone measurements using modern techniques and found a different result.
The celebrated aviator and women’s rights symbol took off with navigator Fred Noonan in her Lockheed Electra at an airfield in Papua New Guinea on July 2, 1937. They flew east toward Howland Island, a tiny sliver of land in the central Pacific Ocean as they holed to complete a marathon 29,000-mile flight, when they suddenly vanished. The mystery has gone unsolved for 80 years.
The bones were retested using modern DNA, sizing and other ways to find out who it was. The result? Amelia Earhart.
What do you think of this? After many theories, the legendary pilot’s mystery has been discovered.