AMELIA EARHART: Dozens Heard Final, Harrowing Pleas

New research suggests that Amelia Earhart did not die in the middle of the Pacific, but likely on an uninhabited island.

A study from The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery has posited that dozens of people around the world heard her radio calls for help. Researchers believe that Earhart's plane came to rest in shallow waters and that she and her navigator Fred Noonan could use the radio only during times of low tide. Her signal was designed to travel just a few hundred miles, but due to a phenomenon known as harmonics, some frequencies traveled much farther -- but would be heard only if someone was tuned into the right frequency at the right time. TIGHAR has found multiple people who say they heard Earhart's transmissions.

The U.S. Navy's official theory remains that Earhart went down over open water, and her plane sank to the bottom of the ocean. (Washington Post)

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