Was Amelia Earhart’s Plane Just Found in Nikumaroro Lagoon?

by Michael Ashmore

(Thanks to Chris Williamson at Vanished for the story lead)

New Apple Maps satellite images might just reveal Amelia’s lost Lockheed Electra 10E for the first time since disappearing on “Round The World Flight” July 2, 1937.

CHOWCHILLA, Calif., May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — As if right under our nose, an image suggesting Amelia Earhart’s plane is submerged at the Taraia spit in Nikumaroro lagoon. Formerly known as Gardner Island and believed to be the final resting place of the aviatrix. This slightly murky image found in 2021, may hold the location of the wreckage that’s been hidden away in its watery grave for more than eight decades. Possibly in better shape than expected, though being in two pieces. This time capsule could hold the clues to Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan’s disappearance on that fateful day.

In 2020 an object is discovered showing what maybe a large piece of plane wreckage exhibiting angles that are curiously consistent in size and shape to some aircraft parts… [Read More]

Taraia spit in Nikumaroro lagoon

From the Ashmore website The Road to Amelia Earhart, “Our theory is that the aviators made landfall at Gardner Island shortly after Amelia’s last word… Seeing no safe place to land on the exterior beaches of island, he (Noonan) looked inward. Opting to ditch in the shallow water of lagoon towards a sand bank protruding outward from a sheltered cove area. We also assert that the weather, plus tidal movement covered up most of the plane in short order, making it virtually impossible for the U.S. Navy search planes to see any remains.”

Tell us in the comment section below what your thoughts and ideas are on the Ashmore theory.

Mike Ashmore spotted an anomaly while browsing Apple Maps of Nikumaroro Island

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Kid_from_a_state_who_does_not_want_to_state_Their_name says:

    I found this on goggle earth and Amelia Earhart is and always will be a hero to me. If its true that this is Earhart’s plane then i am really glad that i can live to see this.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. If you’re a fan, check out our friend Chris Williamson’s “Vanished” channel on AE. He’s currently writing s book and releases snippets from time to time. He interviewed us two years back about The Lost Clipper and how the story intertwines with AE. https://www.facebook.com/groups/vanishedae/


  2. Darren Fitzgerald says:

    If you Google Earth off the coast of the island you can see what appears to be the plane submerged, I can show you where.


    1. Sure thing, Darren. The image capture we posted isn’t so great so I’d like to try again. Please do, thanks!


  3. Tina Sanchez says:

    I read a short story about Amelia’s disappearance and it made me wonder if what happened to her was something that she decided to do, and now after reading this article it seems to make sense. I hope it’s okay to post a link to the story: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/595114

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks for your note, Tina. Yes– you’re right. Did she do it on purpose? Did she have reason for ditching her plane? Did she survive ta potential crash landing? Our Lost Clipper story touches on her story, but we’re in contact with others working on hers. Our story is about the rescue effort to save her with the Hawaii Clipper. We find that asking one question opens up five more, and so on. Stay tuned!


  4. mad16@ecolecatholique.ca says:

    Now that is cool

    Liked by 1 person

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