Her remains were never found but now a group of explorers are hoping a bunch of giant crabs can pry open the mystery of her whereabouts.
Richard Gillespie, the head of The International Group for Historical Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), is leading an expedition to the remote island of Nikumaroro, where some skeletal remains thought to be Earharts were supposedly discovered in 1940.
Forensic experts whove analyzed the bones believe they belong to a white European woman about Earharts height, and since the island is so remote about 700 miles from Samoa that Gillespie thinks they probably belong to Earhart.
However, hes relying on the islands main residents, a group of large coconut crabs who measure 2-feet-long on their backs to fill in the details.
Gillespie is pretty sure those crabs ate Earhart and since they live in excess of 70 years, the critters might have her bone fragments tucked away in their burrows.
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