The Mystery Of The Mysterious Disappearance Of Amelia Earhart

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Many mysteries appear in both American and world history. There are still many holes in history with missing information. It’s nearly impossible to know the answer to every unsolved mystery, but if society doesn’t try to further understand; we couldn’t possibly be successful when trying to fill in the gaps of history. One unsolved mystery that I found eye catching was the mysterious disappearance of Amelia Earhart. Many are familiar with Amelia Earhart’s accomplishments and what was known as her “last known flight”. Her plane had never landed during her journey in attempts to cross the Pacific; she mysteriously disappeared in July of 1937. Her disappearance remains a mystery to this day. I question why we are still questioning what happened …show more content…
One of the potential theories was that Amelia simply ran out of fuel and then crashed. “We must be on you but cannot see you. Gas is running low” (Aron 142). This was the last message received from Amelia Earhart in July of 1937. Amelia was a well educated woman. She graduated high school and attended college. Amelia’s trip was an advancement for society, it was planned carefully. Amelia began her journey with a full tank of fuel, which should have provided her with the means to get to her destination. The weather conditions could possibly have affected her flight. Earhart’s surrounding conditions could have forced her off of the planned path, leaving her lost up until the crash. This theory is the most widely accepted, “Officials concluded Earhart had run out of gas and gone down somewhere in the ocean” (Aron 142). Lack of fuel is a plausible explanation, the amount of fuel required by the plane depends on its surrounding …show more content…
This film brought the theory to light, when Aron explains the film as... “The movie was pure fiction. But it captured the imagination of the public and of generations of journalists, historians, and aviation buffs- some of whom set out to prove it was more than fiction” (Aron 143). Some claim, “Their Espionage is seen as a threat, no matter where the location. The Japanese wouldn’t want people sneaking photographs of top secret information. Amelia would be seen as a threat and her actions would be greatly frowned upon naturally. As a spy, she could have been forced to land or crash, leaving her forced to live like a castaway. In other opinions of the explanations they say, “The Japanese forced them down and took them prisoner or executed them”(Aron

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