New Amelia Earhart Theory Suggests She Was Eaten By Giant Coconut Crabs

November 16, 2017 - 2:42 pm

Few mysteries have captured public attention for as many decades as the disappearance of Amelia Earhart.

The legendary aviator was well on her way to becoming the first female pilot to ever circumnavigate the globe along the equator when she and her navigator lost all radio contact on an isolated stretch of the Pacific Ocean.

According to Biography, Earhart was extremely qualified to make the trip. She had already broken records as the first woman to fly across the Atlantic, and the first man or woman to fly over both the Atlantic and Pacific.

There is very little evidence to suggest what happened out there. Her navigator was never recovered, which makes the circumstances all the more mind-boggling.

Of course, there are countless theories that speculate how she spent her last days, or even if she’s still alive.

However, none are stranger than this one, which suggests she was eaten by giant coconut crabs.

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What we do know about Amelia Earhart’s disappearance:

She and her navigator, Edward Noonan, were completing a tricky stretch from New Guinea to the tiny Howland Island 2,566 miles away.


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A US Coast Guard vessel called the Itasca was stationed off the cost of their destination.

The crew was in contact with Amelia and Edward until they suddenly went silent.


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President Franklin D. Roosevelt immediately authorized a massive manhunt for the pair.

As you’re well aware, neither flyer was ever found. The simple answer is that they ran out of fuel, crashed, and drowned in the vast Pacific Ocean.

 



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