Thursday, June 03, 2010

Amelia Earhart eaten by Giant Coconut Crabs

A story on MSNBC suggests that Amelia Earhart was eaten by giant coconut crabs on the Kiribati island of Nikumaroro.

nikumaroroThe story claims that evidence has been found on the island that she may have died there, but I don't believe it. Any evidence would have long washed into the ocean. The highest point on Nikumaroro atoll is probably about 5 meters and in the 70 years since Amelia Earhart went missing, large storms or tsunamis would have washed over the entire island taking any evidence with them. Also, any "evidence" on the island is more likely to be marine debris rather than something left on the island for over 70 years. Remember my trip to Maug? Islands in the Pacific are drowning in marine debris. Although I've never been there, I'm sure Nikumaroro is no different.

Additionally, this claim runs counter to my claim that Amelia Earhart spent her last days in a Japanese jail on Saipan. The proof is in the blog, baby.


Isa said...

There is a new blog for Saipan

Please add a link

The Saipan Blogger said...

Just what we need, more anonymous blogs.

The Saipan Blogger said...

I bet I know who you are, too. Your writing style reminds me of somebody.

Isa said...

We have never talked, but I know who you are.

The Saipan Blogger said...

That's creepy