On July 2, 1937, US Amelia Eht crashed her Electra rcraft somew over the central Pacific Ocean during her attempt to become the woman to circumnavigate the globe. Even to this day, much of the remns shrouded in mystery, with many still hing onto hope that Eht and her navigator, F Noonan, miraculously survived for yes after.

, ers have got their hands on the reports of Eht’s unnerving last distress cs. As for the theory that they survived and went on to stt a “ ”, it’s not ing good.

A research paper – which has not been peer-reed – by the International Group for rcraft Recovery (TIGH) has collected of the kn reports of who clm to have hed the fateful last s in the days following Eht’s diseance. From to , across picked up on sporadic cs from Eht over a period of si days, from July 2 to July 7.

“Our about out of . ound. Very Dk,” one of the s sd, according to one ener from Ashland, . “ have to get out of . We can’t .”

Based on the timing and location of the 57 cible signals, the report gues that the duo survived after they crashed-landed on the shores of then-uninhabited Gdner (aka Nikumoro) deep in the Pacific. The was swamped with and unable to send signals, as this relied on the rcraft’s and engine. They could, fore, only send distress cs during low tide, hence the sporadic nature of the cs.

“The hmonic receptions provided an glimpse into the desperate scene that played out on the reef at Gdner ,” the study eplns.

Notably, this is toty different from the US Navy’s official conclusion, which gues that Eht and Noonan died very quickly after crashing into the Pacific Ocean.

Either way, it es that Eht didn’t survive for . By July 8, the signals were gone. According to the TIGH, this adds to the body of evidence that she died mooned on an at some point in July 1937. To add further cence to their theory, the ers also point to the bones discovered on Gardner Island in 1940.

Still, many questions remn about the diseance. ’s a mountn of raw evidence about the case, with dozens of ers still investigating it, , the still hasn’t reached a conclusive, -tight end chapter.

“We’re up agnst a that wants a smoking gun,” Richd E Gillespie, , t the Washington Post. “We k the wants, demands, something simple. And we’re also very much awe that we live in a of rampant denial. Nobody does nuance anymore.”

[H/T: Washington Post]

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