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The latest Earhart theory....Your thoughts, Midlife?

Discussion in 'Non Mustang General Discussion' started by blu67, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

  2. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    Do I detect sarcasm in your typing
     
  3. 3175375

    3175375 Well-Known Member

    I believe it is Sir Chasm....
     
  4. KBMWRS

    KBMWRS What did the moron say today?

    And I thought this had something to do with ol'#3:rolleyes:
     
  5. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Yes, a most interesting study by one of the world's foremost authority on forensic osteologist. Not a proof, though. I read the actual report and it is laced with high-powered statistics. Basically, a sampling of bone measurements from many different peoples from the early 20th century was compared to the actual measurements of the now-lost bones and new measurements from photos of Earhart. Earhart had an unusual set of features. Comparing these actual measurements as a group set reveals that 99% of the comparison bones are substantially different. But only 2776 samples were used as a comparison, so there were still some individuals that possibly shared the measurement characteristics. No Micronesian or Polynesian bones were available to include in the study, however.

    The actual report can be found here: http://journals.upress.ufl.edu/fa/article/view/525/519
     
  6. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    Which would seem should cast any opinion rather devoid of any real level of confidence, no? That missing data, of what I would presume the most logical source, has to cast some serious doubt.

    I'm still waiting to see the TIGAR group go back and prove one way or another that the plane they suspect they found under water really exists. It would seem this to be the only real way to credibly say what actually happened. There are more than enough crazy billionaire types in the world you would think getting the funding necessary to go do this one very specific bit of work could happen (should have happened) soon.
     
  7. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    THIGAR has never claimed that they found the plane under water; they are still looking for it.
     
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  8. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    Ba - Bam
     
  9. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    Uh...pretty sure I recall them reporting seeing underwater scans that show what they believe to be the plane. I will go seek out corroborating evidence.
     
  10. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    And I'm back. This is what I was referencing. And in fairness to me in my earlier post I wrote very specifically "the plane they suspect they found under water" which is very much accurate. If that isn't a claim of potential discovery...what is?

    I went to the TIGAR website and tried to find something more detailed and couldn't really find a way to anything insightful but did find a lot of links requesting donations. Maybe a few more years of taking donations will lead to them dropping a remote camera in the water one day.
     
  11. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    It’s TIGHAR numnuts.
     
  12. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    TIGAR...TIGHAR, whatever. I'm thinking as long as the check cashes they really don't care what you call them.
     
  13. JD08

    JD08 Member

    Usually people get upset when experts find a lump.
     
  14. msell66

    msell66 Burning Fossil Fuels Donator

    Words mean things...dipstick.
     
  15. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    Technically, it's an acronym, Dumbo.
     
  16. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    TIGHAR

    Trying (in) Guise to Heist All Revenue?

    At least that's what A LOT of people seem to think. Probably not totally fair about all involved but it seems that Gillispie guy might be guilty.
     
  17. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Well, that certainly doesn't amount to a claim they found the aircraft, IMHO. What they describe are unusual sonar returns that they suspect may be due to the plane sliding down the steep coral cliffs surrounding the island leaving scars in the terrain. They argue that the size of the sonar returns are somewhat consistent with the dimensions of the plane, but that does not constitute evidence. They have identified a suitable place to go look for the plane. They did go back, but equipment issues prevented them from really performing a suitable search. The sonar anomaly is just that: an anomaly and not evidence of a plane.

    Your wording is somewhat misleading. You'd be better to say that they found an anomaly underwater that they suspect may be due to the plane. Placement of the word "plane" before the the "suspect they found underwater" implies more about the plane than the sonar anomaly deserves. Most people would read your phrase and interpret it to say they actually saw the plane itself underwater.
     
  18. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    TIGHAR: The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery.
     
  19. KBMWRS

    KBMWRS What did the moron say today?

    They have YET to find my first RC model I tried flying! Some recovering experts!:rolleyes:
     
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