8 Mysterious Disappearances (And The Clues That Keep People Guessing)

What makes a mysterious disappearance even more intriguing? When baffling clues are left behind — or even more tantalizingly, when they surface again, months or years after the fact. Here are eight head-scratchingly compelling tales of people who vanished... and the weirdest theories they spawned. » 2/04/15 10:32am 2/04/15 10:32am

Amelia Earhart Plane Fragment Identified

A fragment of Amelia Earhart's lost aircraft has been identified to a high degree of certainty for the first time ever since her plane vanished over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937, in a record attempt to fly around the world at the equator. » 10/29/14 3:30pm 10/29/14 3:30pm

Did Coconut Crabs Really Hide Amelia Earhart's Remains?

If you read about coconut crabs, you might come across this alleged factoid: the massive arthropods may have stolen the remains of Amelia Earhart and hidden them in their burrows. But where does this claim come from? And could coconut crabs really have hidden human bones? » 5/05/14 11:20am 5/05/14 11:20am

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has penned a must-read tribute to aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart. Bolden opens his piece with the quote above, noting that Earhart would have made a great astronaut not only "for breaking barriers of possibility in flight, but also for her determination to break barriers of exclusion… » 1/16/14 7:00pm 1/16/14 7:00pm

Is this the debris field from Amelia Earhart's plane?

Despite the call from Jalopnik's Travis Okulski for everyone to stop looking for traces of Amelia Earhart, the $2.2 million investigation by The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recover (TIGHAR) is trudging on — and it now appears that their robotic submarine has potentially stumbled upon something rather… » 8/21/12 6:31pm 8/21/12 6:31pm

Is this anti-freckle cream a clue to Amelia Earhart's disappearance?

While Star Trek: Voyager and conspiracy theories suggest that aviatrix Amelia Earhart was kidnapped by aliens, it's looking more and more like she met her end right here on Earth. A handful of newly discovered artifacts, including a jar of freckle fading cream, suggest that Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan landed… » 6/02/12 12:30pm 6/02/12 12:30pm