What happened to Amelia Earhart? One of the most enduring mysteries of the 20th century may have finally been solved.
The famed aviatrix disappeared over the Pacific in 1937 during an attempt to fly around the world. Her navigator, Fred Noonan, also was lost.
Over the years, many have searched the remote islands where Earhart was last heard from. Others claimed she was captured by the Japanese or even faked her own death. In 1940 a few human bones were found on Nikumaroro Island in the Western Pacific. But scientists determined they came from a man.
But did they?
Now Richard Janz, a forensic anthropologist, has gone over the records of the examination and says that the bones were indeed Earhart's—and he says he's 99 percent sure. The actual bones were long lost, but Franz applied new techniques to interpret the old research.
But is the mystery solved? Maybe so. But then again, maybe not. You can be sure not everyone will accept his findings. It's human nature. We may search for answers, but deep down we want some mysteries to remain.