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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

An Open Letter to the TIGHAR Membership and the Public

smithsonian coverIn early November, in the wake of widespread media coverage of TIGHAR’s announcement that we had “to a high degree of certainty” identified a piece of aluminum found on Nikumaroro as having come from Amelia Earhart's lost aircraft, we were surprised to get a call from the Senior Editor of Smithsonian Magazine. He asked if we would cooperate on a story about the three main theories for the disappearance of Amelia Earhart: Crashed & Sank; Captured by the Japanese; Died as a Castaway.

The article was published as the 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. Rather than a serious examination of lines of inquiry and their supporting evidence, the article takes a snarky view of the entire Earhart phenomenon starting with a mocking headline: “The Lady Vanishes (Again).” TIGHAR’s twenty-six year investigation is reduced to a few distorted slices of our work.

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.

The New Niku VIII

Niku VIII logo The Niku VIII expedition has been rescheduled 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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