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World Amelia Earhart and the Bizarre 'Hollow Earth' Conspiracy Theory About Her Disappearance

10:56  24 july  2021
10:56  24 july  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

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Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan crashed and died. Evidently Earhart has been quite enjoying her new role as a Hollow Earth greeter, which is exactly the same as a Wal-Mart greeter only without Apparently people saw it, went "That sounds plausible," and a conspiracy theory was born.

Conspiracy theorists imagine that the Easter Island heads were built by aliens using lasers, that there's a skyscraper built by extraterrestrials at the bottom of the Pacific, and the froglike statues of Marquesa Island depict an ancient alien race. And, although it is not backed by any evidence, some conspiracy theorists say that Amelia Earhart , while flying over the Pacific, made contact with otherworldly life. The baseless claim says aliens took Amelia Earhart to another planet, cryogenically froze her , then later on defrosted her for "biological exams," and then that somehow led to her

Today, July 24, marks the birth date of Amelia Earhart, the American aviation pioneer who broke records for women in flight and helped form the female pilot group the Ninety-Nines.

Amelia Earhart holding a knife: A photo shows Amelia Earhart sitting in an aircraft cockpit in Pennsylvania, 1931. Earhart broke a number of records for women in flight. © Getty / Bettmann collection A photo shows Amelia Earhart sitting in an aircraft cockpit in Pennsylvania, 1931. Earhart broke a number of records for women in flight.

Earhart was born in Kansas in 1897 and served as a nurse's aid in World War 1. After her time watching pilots, she went on to take flying lessons in 1921 and earned her license that year, according to History.com.

And then she began breaking records.

Earhart became the first woman to fly solo above 14,000 feet; the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic; the first woman to fly solo, non-stop, across the U.S., and much more.

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One of the most popular conspiracy theories surrounding the disappearance of Earhart is that she was captured by the Japanese and taken hostage. Relations between the US and Japan had been fractured since Japan attacked China in 1931. However, this theory was discredited, as during One man who has a theory about the death of Amelia Earhart is William Sablan, whose uncle worked at a prison on the island of Saipan in 1937. He alleged that both Earhart and Noonan were held captive at the prison before their execution. Sablan recalled that he had dreams of becoming a pilot, and when

Intrigued by Earhart — and her physical resemblance to Lindbergh — he invited her to be a passenger on a transatlantic flight. In June 1928, she became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic and then to fly back. (The duration of the first flight — 20 Hours, 40 Min — would become the title of her book on But while the formal search-and-rescue mission may have ended, the citizen search was just beginning. Earhart ’s death has given birth to many conspiracy theories about her disappearance that continue to capture the public imagination to this day. Earhart “vanished into legend,” as TIME once put it

On June 1 1937, Earhart set off on a mission to become the first person ever to fly around the world. She set off on her journey from Oakland, California, with navigator Fred Noonan.

By June 29, the two had reached Lae, in New Guinea. Their next stop was due to be Howland Island in the Pacific Ocean, but after taking off from Lae on July 2, the two disappeared.

A massive search for the pair was conducted, but they were never found. Earhart was declared dead on January 5, 1939, according to Britannica.

The Theories

Since Earhart's disappearance a number of theories have been put forward to explain what could have happened. Almost inevitably, conspiracy theories have emerged including that Earhart was captured by the Japanese and either died or was given a new identity and returned to the U.S.

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Theory #1: Earhart ran out of fuel, crashed and perished in the Pacific Ocean. This is one of the most generally accepted versions of the famous aviator’s disappearance . Many experts believe Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan got slightly off course en route to a refueling stop at Howland Island in the Pacific Ocean. In 2017, investigators announced the discovery of a photo, buried in the National Archives for nearly 80 years, that may depict Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan days after their disappearance .

Reader's Digest. Conspiracy Theories About Amelia Earhart 's Disappearance . Read full article. Oops! In some versions of this theory , President Roosevelt disavowed all knowledge of Earhart and Noonan and let the Japanese execute them. In other versions, Earhart remained a prisoner in Japan throughout World War II, after which she returned to the U.S. and lived the rest of her life in witness protection.

And some seem outright strange.

In 2015, the New Dimensions blog, whilst publicizing the Hollow Earth Magazine, posited that Earhart was saved by beings called Agarthans who live in a civilization inside the Earth.

The blog states the Agarthans used teleportation technology to help the aviator before she hit the ocean which is why her plane was never found—though it's unclear if this is a genuinely held belief.

Newsweek has contacted the blog for comment.

For Richard Gillespie, executive director of The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), argues theories such as this do not hold water.

He told Newsweek: "I have come to believe the public and the media are so fascinated with Earhart, and the internet is so hungry for content, that anyone who has a theory, no matter how crazy, can get it out there."

TIGHAR is a non-profit foundation based in Pennsylvania that aims to promote responsible aviation archaeology and preservation.

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Earhart radioed that she was headed north, the message was intercepted, and the Japanese took her hostage, he claims. In recent years, high school science teacher and Earhart enthusiast Dick Spink has picked up Reineck’s torch, collecting oral histories from the Marshall Islands he says are proof that He contends that the islanders’ stories will be borne out by scientific proof. (Read more about Spink’s theory on the disappearance of Amelia Earhart .) The recently aired History Channel documentary Amelia Earhart : The Lost Evidence claims new connections between Earhart and the Marshall

Results showed that belief in conspiracy theories was associated with the endorsement of less plausible explanations for the disappearance of Earhart and Noonan. In addition, belief in less plausible explanations was also significantly associated with lower self-assessed intelligence, greater political cynicism, lower self-esteem, and higher Agreeableness scores. a number of best-selling books about her flying experiences, Earhart attempted. The authors wish to thank Dunja Bauer and Susann Beeg for their assistance with data.

Nikumaroro Landing

The group works with the mainstream belief that Earhart and Noonan ended up on an uninhabited patch of land formerly known as Gardner Island and now called Nikumaroro, part of the Phoenix Islands of Kiribati, and has launched twelve expeditions to the South Pacific. One mission set off as recently as 2017.

Gillespie told Newsweek the U.S. government's official explanation was that Earhart and Noonan ran out of fuel, crashed, and sank. He added: "It is the intuitive answer to the riddle, but there is no evidence to support it.

"Earhart never said she was going down; the massive 1937 Navy and Coast Guard search found no floating debris or oil slick; and six multi-million dollar hi-tech searches of the ocean bottom around Howland over the past 22 years have found nothing."

According to Gillespie, the Nikumaroro island landing theory is instead "more than likely" based on data and artifacts the group has collected.

"She sent radio distress calls, widely received and accepted as genuine at the time, for at least five nights," he said, but added that by the time search planes arrived the plane had been washed into the ocean by tides and surf.

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He also pointed to bones found on the island which were recorded but subsequently lost. In 2018 Richard Jantz, professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, studied the remains data and found indications they were Earhart's.

In any case, while there may still be contrasting theories on Earhart's disappearance, her legacy as a female aviation pioneer is steadfast today.

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