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The linky is broken for me. However, I used of THE GOOGLE and found another article on this topic. At least it appears the family will have closure.


Mr. Kettler,

Speaking of Amelia Earhart, in August 2007 I heard a fascintating interview on NPR's The Story with a woman who they think may have been the last person to hear Amelia Earhart over the wireless.


Listening for Amelia

On a July afternoon in 1937, 15-year-old Betty Klenck Brown was listening to her family's shortwave radio. She had her journal and was writing down the lyrics to popular songs when she turned the dial and heard the unimaginable: "This is Amelia Earhart. This is Amelia Earhart." At that point, Earhart had already disappeared, along with her navigator, in her attempt to fly around the world.

Betty jotted down everything she heard over 3 hours. She didn't understand much of what she wrote, but she kept transcribing. No one took Betty seriously, until her diary finally made it into the hands of Ric Gillespie.

Ric works for a group called TIGHAR (The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery). Ric has used the information in Betty's diary to lead a new search for the remains of Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan.

Ric is just back with his team from the search, and they believe they uncovered tantalizing clues.

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...they believe they uncovered tantalizing clues.

Cool, and I hope they really have. But a story using that same line pops up every five years or so it seems. In short, I'll believe it when I see clear and unambiguous proof. Until then, as far as I am concerned, it's a big ocean out there and most of it is salty water.


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