Amelia Earhart’s smudge?


earhartIt’s nicknamed “Nessie.”

It’s not a photo of the Loch Ness monster, but it’s so fuzzy, it might as well be. …

“It’s exciting. It’s frustrating. It’s maddening,” the TIGHAR research team reported this week. “There is a sonar image in the data collected during last summer’s Niku VII expedition that could be the wreckage of Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Electra. It looks unlike anything else in the sonar data, it’s the right size, it’s the right shape, and it’s in the right place.”

The image was taken on the ocean floor near Nikumaroro Island, an uninhabited Pacific coral atoll in the Republic of Kiribati, due south of Howland Island, Earhart’s destination when the aviatrix went missing in 1937, along with her navigator.