Part of Amelia Earhart’s Plane Found On Tiny Island

Life is full of mysteries. Whatever happened to that Malaysian Airlines flight and did CNN have anything to do with it? Is Bigfoot real or just a really hairy housewife from Cleveland? Why Tyler Perry, why? 

Well now this ruins the mystery.

Amelia Earhart’s fabled flight over the Pacific is one of our most enduring mysteries. The flying redhead disappeared over the ocean more than 77 years ago without a trace and we still haven’t been able to figure out what happened to her. Here’s how dire the search for her remains have been: We just found a tiny piece of her aircraft and we’re hailing it as if we’ve found the Ark of the Covenant. 

Amelia Earhart, a pioneer at aviation, women’s equality and “Hide and Seek.” 

Researchers from the International Group of Historic Aircraft Recovery announced that they found an aluminum sheet in the ocean from the Lockheed Electra, the plane Earhart flew before her disappearance. They found the aluminum sheet on Nikumaroro, a tiny atoll in the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati, back in 1991 but the group was just able to confirm that it belonged to Earhart’s plane. The discovery proves that Earhart’s plane didn’t fall into the ocean but rather had to make an emergency landing on the atoll where they most likely died as castaways. 

We’re sure this is big news but we’d be more impressed if they could locate Earhart’s luggage.