This is a copy of a memo we e-mailed to folks on our mailing list.
WE DISAGREE WITH TIGHAR’s EARHART THEORIES
BY ROBERT WHEELER AND FRED NICELY
We are writing to you because you have shown an interest in our research in the past. We have exciting news.
Here at Amelia Earhart Controversy we have been “on the fence” so to speak. The two Earhart landing theories (TIGHAR’s Gardner Island and Fred Goerner’s Mili Atoll) have merits. Our book, Amelia Earhart Betrayed was based on a theory which incorporated both scenarios. Recently that view changed.
We did extensive research on TIGHAR’s Analysis of Direction Finding Bearings in the search for Amelia Earhart by Bob Brandenburg and we believe that his conclusion that the signals originating from Gardner Island comes up lacking
One of the bearings in question could have originated at either Gardner Island or Mili Atoll.
In addition we have very recently cracked Earhart’s famous “281 Message” that was received by the Navy’s Radio Listening station at Oahu late on the night of July 4th. The original Interpretation was:
TWO EIGHT ONE NORTH HOWLAND CALL KHAQQ BEYOND NORTH DON’T HOLD WITH US MUCH LONGER ABOVE WATER SHUT OFF
Our interpretation is much different it reads:
TWO EIGHT ONE MB NORTHWEST HOWLAND CALL KHAQQ DUE TO QSY 6 889 M 172N E LATI 6 RADIO CAN’T LAST MUCH LONGER COCKPIT GEAR WETTER THIS AM GENERATOR
We do applaud TIGHAR’s research efforts. Although they have done a great deal of work, we feel that it wasn’t directed at uncovering the truth but only to prove their theory. Their attitude appears to be we have the right answer; all we have to do is prove it. There are many people in prison because the police adopted the same attitude and juries believed them. We now officially join the ranks of the Fred Goerner theory: Earhart’s landing at Mili Atoll, subsequent transport to Kwajalein and then to Saipan.
Please visit our ameliaearhartcontroversy.com website to find out how we did it!
Both articles are listed in the RESEARCH SECTION
“Earhart’s Famous 281 Message Cracked”
“TIGHAR’S Bearings Questionable”