The Earhart Enigma: A Conversation with Dave Horner

Dave Horner kicks off season two of the Chasing Earhart podcast by discussing his book "The Earhart Enigma" and the Japanese capture hypothesis.

What really happened to Amelia Earhart?  Since Earhart and her navigator disappeared during their around-the-world flight attempt in 1937, the world has searched in vain for an answer to this question.  The culmination of thirteen years of research into this tantalizing mystery, The Earhart Enigma:  Retracing Amelia's Last Flight brings to life Earhart's final days in an attempt to reconstruct what exactly took place.

“It's hard for people who make mistakes in government to go back and admit that they're wrong”

Offering candid assessments of prevailing theories about Earhart's fate, author Dave Horner marshals evidence from a variety of sources, proving that Earhart was neither lost at sea nor wrecked on Nikumaroro.  Integrating information garnered from numerous interviews, Pacific Islander folklore, and US and Japanese military documents, Horner argues instead that Earhart ventured north of her intended destination in search of a place to land her Lockheed Electra.

Blending drama, mystery and shocking revelations with the steady balance of an objective investigator, Horner's findings provide a definitive answer to this fascinating riddle.

Tonight, season two of Chasing Earhart podcast kicks off with our 51st episode; Dave calls in to discuss his book "The Earhart Enigma" the legacy of the disappearance of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan and why he believes that the "Earhart Enigma" has captured the imagination of the world for 81 years.

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