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Re: Bones found in Fiji: news articles in other thread
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2014, 11:11:31 AM »

Same issue with news articles in another thread here, (for cross reference):
http://tighar.org/smf/index.php/topic,1534.0.html

(Should/can these be merged?)

Done.
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Re: Bones search in Fiji
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2014, 11:55:33 AM »

I'll bet it only takes till noon before someone figures out if Dr. Hoodless ever lived at 12 Kimberly Street in Suva Fiji. I don't even know how to start trying to research that.

Might have been Hoodless - or others.  Previous TIGHAR research turns up a number of possibilities - did any of them live at this house and hide the bones there for some reason, long ago?  One in particular stands out to me as a real character - pay attention to Dr. Verrier.
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Re: Bones search in Fiji
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2014, 12:18:09 PM »

I'll bet it only takes till noon before someone figures out if Dr. Hoodless ever lived at 12 Kimberly Street in Suva Fiji.

Aside from any number of avenues that may give that information - property titles; tax records; census records; telephone directory etc.- anybody have contact information for his daughter, Margaret Guthrie? She was the author (according to Marty Molesky: http://tighar.org/smf/index.php?topic=1163.0) of a biography of Hoodless published in '79 and may still be with us. Maybe she could say if the good doctor ever lived on Kimberly street or maybe even have some idea as to the significance of that address.

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Re: Bones found in Fiji
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2014, 01:22:11 PM »

Interesting - Kimberly St is around the corner from the Fiji National Archives - http://mapnplace.com/location/1720/Road_Kimberly_Street_Suva_Fiji
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Re: Bones found in Fiji
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2014, 01:42:51 PM »

Here are some examples of "old stone adzes"
Adzes from Lau Islands-Fiji
Adzes from Pacific-Fiji-Samoa-Maori
Why would things like these be under the house with a 1918 US knife, a skull and wooden figures?
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Re: Bones found in Fiji
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2014, 02:12:00 PM »

Here are some examples of "old stone adzes"
Adzes from Lau Islands-Fiji
Adzes from Pacific-Fiji-Samoa-Maori
Why would things like these be under the house with a 1918 US knife, a skull and wooden figures?

Sounds like Dr. Verrier was playing under the house to me...  ::)
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Re: Bones found in Fiji
« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2014, 02:27:48 PM »

Here are some examples of "old stone adzes"
Adzes from Lau Islands-Fiji
Adzes from Pacific-Fiji-Samoa-Maori
Why would things like these be under the house with a 1918 US knife, a skull and wooden figures?

Sounds like Dr. Verrier was playing under the house to me...  ::)
"Verrier was “odd in every way.”"
I’m glad you posted the link to the Fiji Bone Search Final Report
by Martin X. Moleski, Ph.D., SJ

It was good to read it again at this time
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Ric Gillespie

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Re: Bones search in Fiji
« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2014, 02:36:54 PM »

Aside from any number of avenues that may give that information - property titles; tax records; census records; telephone directory etc.- anybody have contact information for his daughter, Margaret Guthrie?

Please don't try to contact Margaret.  We've talked to her several times.
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Bill Mangus

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Re: Bones found in Fiji
« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2014, 03:36:22 PM »

Here's a link to the Travel Channel with a teaser for the Expedition Unknown episode about AE.  I suspect it will be updated.

http://www.travelchannel.com/video/part-of-earharts-plane-found

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Re: Bones found in Fiji
« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2014, 05:12:04 PM »

Central Medical School Suva Fiji

The British colonial services were well known for doing things by the book and creating the need for work where none existed before. It may be a long shot but could any information relating to the items in question have been transferred to the new buildings in 1953/1954 some 6.5 Kilometres away from the Central Medical School?


1953 – Visit by Queen Elizabeth II. She opened the Fiji Medical School at Tamavua.

1953 Main School building opened at Tamavua, 6.5 kms from CWM Hospital , on December 17 1953 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Costs largely covered by a grant from the Government of the United Kingdom.

1954 Occupied in the following year providing accommodation for the teaching of basic and pre-clinical sciences, for administration and for residential facilities for up to 60 male students. Also housed the Central Medical Research Library.
This must be the place
 
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Re: Bones found in Fiji
« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2014, 05:31:35 PM »

Here's a link to the Travel Channel with a teaser for the Expedition Unknown episode about AE.  I suspect it will be updated.

http://www.travelchannel.com/video/part-of-earharts-plane-found

I don't know what that video is other than really bad.  I hope it doesn't have anything to do with the Expedition Unknown show.
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Re: Bones found in Fiji
« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2014, 05:43:23 PM »

Whoooooo boy.  That's 4 minutes of my life I won't get back.

Besides, TIGHAR did a research paper on that bit o' plane some time ago, if I remember correctly.

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Re: Bones found in Fiji
« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2014, 05:51:09 PM »


Besides, TIGHAR did a research paper on that bit o' plane some time ago, if I remember correctly.


Yeah.  That hunk of metal sat on my desk for four months. Lion Television, a British production company who make shows for the PBS History Detectives series, asked us to investigate whether it is really from NR16020. We did. It is, but not from the location they allege in their show.  Our experience with Lyin' Television was, shall we say, educational.
We wrote up our research in a bulletin we called A Piece of the Grail.
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Re: Bones found in Fiji
« Reply #28 on: August 07, 2014, 07:02:10 PM »

Josh Gates had a show on SyFy called "Destination: Truth" last year or so.  Lot of paranormal stuff.  It was canceled.  Premise has been picked-up by Travel Channel and retitled "Expedition Unknown".  Same person, same (basically) show, different network.  Supposed to start sometime this fall.
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Re: Bones search in Fiji
« Reply #29 on: August 08, 2014, 09:31:13 AM »

Please don't try to contact Margaret.
 

Seriously?!! You jumped right to that conclusion?

We've talked to her several times.

And...?
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