Earhardt

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  1. wsuffa

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    Perhaps they'll find a unicorn or two, or the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Those are as likely as finding any remnants of Amelia.
     
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    If they find Earhardt's Electra, TIGHAR's done. No more unicorn hunting trips...
     
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    Two words: Glenn Miller.

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    Yeah, but what would the acronym be? :)
     
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    Au contraire. Ballard is drawing off TIGHAR's work. That will mean that TIGHAR will herald this from all corners, gain publicity, and thus prove why folks should give them money for some other jaunt. And they may work it to get paid directly by NatGeo for use of their work....
     
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    BTW, I just looked, it's already on TIGHAR's site. Along with this statement: "TIGHAR will not be officially participating in the expedition but we have reached an agreement with National Geographic for TIGHAR's assistance in the production of the two-hour television special 'Expedition Amelia.' "
     
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    Earhart... no d.
     
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    Why would it need to change?
     
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    Maybe he will discover evidence that God smote her.
     
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    the ''D'' is in Earnhardt.... plus an ''N''....
     
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    I stand corrected. I was sure (without checking of course!) that something in the acronym referred to the Pacific. Glenn Miller would work but I suspect the English Channel is not as big a draw to go dive in. (Nor to visit in the winter.)
     
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    Big difference.

    Plus we know where he crashed.

    (Ducking for cover in NASCAR land)
     
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    But the accommodations ashore are much, MUCH nicer.

    What's more interesting here is if Ballard follows TIGHAR's suggestions and doesn't find a blessed thing. TIGHAR would have a hard time, afterwards, trying to fund additional searches in the same area. Any claims of finding evidence elsewhere will probably result in even more skepticism. Might have to give up looking for Earhart entirely. Even if they switch focus to Miller, Leslie Howard, Roald Amundsen, etc., their credibility is going to be hurt. In addition, few other names are as "bankable" as Earhart.

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    Yep. While being able to tout Ballard on their web page "Dr. Ballard endorses TIGHAR" is nice for now, I think they'll have killed the goose that lays the golden eggs once the dust settles.
     
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    Yeah, the South Pacific sounds much better than the channel.
     
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    Oh, the wonderful thing about TIGHAR
    Is TIGHAR's a wonderful thing.
    Their tops are made out of rubber
    Their bottoms are made out of springs.
    They're bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy
    Fun, fun, fun, fun, fun!
    But the most wonderful thing about TIGHAR
    Is they can't find a one.
    Oh, theeeeyyyyyyy can't find a one!
     
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    is there a chinese submarine that sank in that area?
     
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    Not as far as you know...
     
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    Agreed this will likely put an end to TIGHAR’s expeditions, unless they find the plane. That would tend to boost their credibility for other adventures. If Ballard doesn’t find it, I doubt anyone will care about TIGHAR’s next trip down there.
     
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    Nah. I think you underestimate the number of people who seem to care not one whit whether the “search” is for real or just some wild fantasy. Check the History Channel and see the ways in which the Lagina brothers have been able to earn their living for years now. Or Josh Gates... has that guy ever actually found anything?
     
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    Another way to make money off the gullible and human fascination with a “mystery”.
     
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    It's being funded by a TV channel. 'Nough said?
     
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    Actually a much more interesting disappearance. And Miller was a lot better at what he did.
     
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    It amuses me when it amuses people to diminish the accomplishments of a long dead person.
     
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    I'll bet they find her plane at the bottom of the well on Oak Island.
     
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    Don't get me started on John Lennon! :D
     
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    He got confused with "Earnhardt".
     
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    The really sad thing is she's better known than Jerrie Mock.
     
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    And Amelia never slept in my house.
     
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    Someone has said it here before. I don’t want to be a pessimist, but I just don’t think we’re going to reach her in time.

    IMO, the place to look is W/NW of Howland Island, but what are the odds of finding a single 80 year old airplane in an indistinct part of the Pacific?
     
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    While I highly doubt that they’ll find her, I wouldn’t be startled if they did. They’ve spent enough time and money on it.
     
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    I met Earhardt flight instructor, in Hamilton Montana.
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