Amelia Earhart: TIGHAR's Ric Gillespie Answers Your Questions
September 25, 2012

Amelia Earhart Mystery: TIGHAR’s Ric Gillespie Answers Your Questions

More than a month has past since Discovery Channel aired the documentary “Finding Amelia,” and the search continues for a lost American treasure. The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) has spent the better part of the last quarter-of-a-century searching for evidence of the fate of pioneer aviator Amelia Earhart.

Countless missions have been undertaken by TIGHAR and its executive director Ric Gillespie,  a man who has passionately devoted his time and energy to the cause. Now, after returning from his biggest assignment yet, the hunt for the final resting place of Earhart’s Lockheed Model 10 Electra aircraft, Gillespie is sharing his experiences and his findings with the general public via Facebook.

Starting today, Gillespie and the TIGHAR team are taking questions and posting video responses to some of the most pertinent queries given. If you happen to chance by the group’s Facebook page, give them a like and see what they are sharing. You can also visit the main site,, and check out all the latest news and information from the continuing search for Amelia Earhart.

In the first video posted on Facebook, Gillespie answers a question about Amelia Earhart’s radio transmissions and why she had not said if she saw land or not. Gillespie takes about six minutes to explain the details and offers invaluable insights into the mystery.

Be sure to keep checking back, as there should be more videos of your questions in the weeks to come.

In the meantime, what do you think about the mystery of Amelia Earhart? Did she land in the ocean and is lost at sea? Did she crash land near the island of Nikumaroro, where she died as a castaway? Or do you have another theory? Please leave your comments below.

Image Caption: Amelia Earhart and Lockheed Electra 10E NR 16020, c. 1937. Credit: Wikipedia

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