Amelia Earhart is one of my favorite people. Seriously, when people ask that hokey question of “if you could go back in time and meet any person in history who would you meet,” she’s up there on my list. She’s an amazing person, an incredible character, and a woman whose very nature was made of bravery, courage, guts, and brilliance. She was a dominating combination of power, brains, and willpower – one that I think only comes along once every several generations. I could only wish to be half the person she was.
That being said, he final resting place, and what happened to her on that round-the-world flight has been shrouded in mystery for decades, and I admit that part of that mystery is what enthralls me about her. What happened to her exactly – whether she went down in the pacific or wound up on some island or managed to survive somewhere somehow for the rest of her days – is one of the greatest mysteries of our time.
And now some researchers believe they’ve found where her final resting place may have been found, and the theory is that she managed to crash land on an uninhabited island off of a reef in the pacific, and she and her navigator likely survived and died on that island from any number of reasons that would bring down a castaway – hunger, dehydration, injury, infection, and so on.
Personally, it’s not as glamorous as I would have liked Amelia to go, but she was more than aware of the risks with every action she took. That and the fact that this is still a theory, and the mystery still lives on. But if you want to read the going theory, head over to Discovery below to read more about it; it’s really really compelling.