An Alternative to the Nikumaroro hypothesis, the deep ocean near Howland Island is the final resting place of Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Electra according to a group of researchers.
August 29th 2019
In a little publicized mission off the tiny Island of Howland a group called Howland Landing Ltd. mapped over 600 square miles of ocean bottom near the site of Amelia Earhart's intended landing spot at a depth of 18,000 feet. A month of hard work and close examination of the ocean floor produced this target, one of four unusual images the team found that may be the final resting place of Amelia Earhart, Fred Noonan and Amelia's Lockheed Electra airplane.
"Over 30 years of searching the island of Gardner, now known as Nikumaroro by various groups continue to prove she is not there," said former America's Cup sailor and Managing Director of Howland Landing Ltd, Dana Timmer. "On the day she disappeared, July 2, 1937, and based upon the signal strength of her last broadcasts indicate she was just about out of fuel and in the vicinity of her intended destination, Howland Island. We believe she ditched nearby. Unfortunately the water off Howland Island is deep, very deep."