In July of 1937, Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan, on their way around the world, missed a planned stop at Howland Island in the Pacific Ocean.

You may not even have known Noonan was on the flight, it's always been a better narrative to suggest she was solo, but one thing is well-documented. No one knows what happened to them.


Earhart and Noonan crashed, they likely ran out of fuel first, but anything after that is speculation.

The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery has a new idea, thanks to a 2009 photograph. They think it lends credence to the idea that the pair died on Gardner Island, got eaten by crabs, and the remains of the ship are off a sea cliff somewhere.

Yet no one gets a little rich investor interested enough to fund a look.

Speculation is more fun than reality.