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We are very grateful that a contributor has come forward to cover all the legal bills resulting from the Mellon lawsuit, including any appeals. Thank you, everyone, for your support!
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TIGHAR has relocated. Our new address and phone are:

TIGHAR • 2366 Hickory Hill Road • Oxford, PA • 19363 • USA

Gearing Up for Niku VIII

Nai'aThe team is set, the airline tickets are purchased, the ship is chartered and we’re working our way through the hundreds of logistical details that are the key to the success of any expedition.

In June we’ll embark from Fiji aboard our old friend Nai’a for the five-day, one thousand mile voyage to Nikumaroro to continue our underwater search for whatever may be left of Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Electra, as well as an onshore search for any surviving sign of an initial survival camp near where the aircraft was apparently landed.

Our search capabilities on this trip will be determined, in large part, by how much money we can raise in the next few weeks. We’re still $40,000 short of where we’d like to be. Your contribution, large or small, will help us close that gap. Please click here to donate today.

TIGHAR’s Response to Smithsonian

smithsonian coverThe cover story of the January 2015 issue of Smithsonian Magazine. An on-line version of the article (same text as the printed magazine but different headline) can be found at Smithsonian Magazine.

The article unfairly besmirches and diminishes TIGHAR’s work in a large and public way and it would be unfair to our members, hard-working researchers, and faithful supporters to let it stand without a rebuttal. Read More.


Niku VIII logo The Niku VIII expedition has been scheduled for June of 2015. New research results have altered the picture of what may have happened to the Electra after it was washed over the reef edge into the ocean. Read MORE about the plan for Niku VIII.
Click HERE to support the effort to find Amelia Earhart.

New Research: The Riddle of Artifact 2-2-V-1

Report of TIGHAR’s Artifact 2-2-V-1 Commission — Click HERE

Special Offer - Niku VIII Search Reference Kit

Niku 7The Niku VIII Search Reference Kit offers maps and photos in both print and digital format, including a NEW Grid Map based on the new GeoEye Foundation satellite photo. Click HERE to learn more.

EarhartThe Earhart ProjectWhat Happened to Amelia Earhart

The Earhart Project is testing the hypothesis that Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan landed, and eventually died, on Gardner Island, now Nikumaroro in the Republic of Kiribati.


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