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The Ameliapedia is a Wikipedia-style on line encyclopedia of information pertaining to TIGHAR’s investigation of the 1937 disappearance Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan. It is designed to provide easy access to reliable information about one of the 20th century’s greatest mysteries.

How To Get Started

Itasca waited in vain.
Niku--last landing?

Clicking on any of the blue links shown below will take you to a short answer that has links to longer answers about specific subjects, which will, in turn have links to even more detail, and so on. In general, the deeper you go into a subject, the more technical the discussion will become.

You can also click on this text to get a list Ameliapedia articles by subject or on this text to see an overview of the Earhart Project.

What really happened to Amelia Earhart?

What has TIGHAR found?

What went wrong?

Was Amelia Earhart a good pilot?

Can the mystery ever be solved?

You can help TIGHAR

The editors of the Ameliapedia are members of TIGHAR’s Earhart Project Advisory Council. We make every effort to assure that the facts presented are accurate and accurately documented. If you find information in the Ameliapedia that you believe is incorrect please email us at and let us know. We’ll fix it if it’s wrong or tell you why we think it’s right. You may also register in the news section and participate in the TIGHAR Forums.