The TIGHAR Store
TIGHAR Projects
TIGHAR Publications
Contract Services
Field Schools
Contact TIGHAR
Site Map

On May 27, 2015 the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit denied Timothy Mellon’s appeal of the summary judgment ordered by the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming on July 25, 2014. Mellon, who contributed over a million dollars to TIGHAR’s 2012 expedition, sued TIGHAR and executive director Ric Gillespie in June 2013 alleging that TIGHAR had found the Earhart aircraft in 2010 and kept the discovery secret so as to raise money for further expeditions. After a year of discovery, depositions, expert witness testimony and hearings the Wyoming court dismissed Mellon’s charges as utterly groundless. Now, with the appellate court’s scathing rejection of Mellon’s appeal, one of the most bizarre episodes in the Earhart saga appears to have come to an end.

TIGHAR has relocated. Our new address and phone are:

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

Preliminary Report on Niku VIII Up

stormy seasA preliminary report on the operations and results of Niku VIII is up! Click HERE.

We Still Need Your Help

There have been unexpected and unbudgeted expenses associated with the expedition amounting to several thousand dollars. Shipping costs were far higher than anticipated, and fees charged by Kiribati increased a hundred-fold. Please keep the support coming.

Click HERE to support the effort to find Amelia Earhart.

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.


Many thanks to our corporate sponsors:

Photek logo Thursby Software Markertek
GeoEye Foundation Bella Energy White's Electronics
Freight All Kinds ScubaPro Lehigh Testing Laboratories
Subsalve Bray and Scarff The Asia Group

Use this Google Search function to find things on the TIGHAR website: