The Mystery of Amelia Earhart



This famous mystery has always held my interest. Amelia Earhart was definitely a pioneer in aviation and the bravery she had for her flight goals inspired me. Not to be a pilot myself. That was never a path for me, career-wise or as a hobby. It was all about travel and seeing the world, going on adventures all over the globe. For the longest time, I hadn’t taken to the air to visit distance places. Despite some fear of flying, I always wanted to experience what’s out there in other cultures. I wanted to be brave and go see many countries. Because of my interest in travel, I always felt like it was a key element that would allow me to live life to the fullest. That’s part of why pioneering adventurers always capture my attention. They’re brave in doing what they have to do in pursuing something amazing. In Earhart’s case, it’s also the factor of her disappearance as a story that had the world wondering for so long about her fate.

Now, with the recent news of a photo possible showing Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan, I had watch the History Channel program to follow up. I was particularly impressed by the means of analyzing faces and bodies by features, shape and size to identify the two believed to be the famous aviators. In determining who the figures could be, the man showing how to analyze photos used different ways to do so based on various elements – their poses, what was visible, etc. Such a close match for both Earhart and Noonan fascinated me. I’m not a photography expert in terms of examining images for signs of authenticity or being doctored. But to me, it had to be the real deal. One thing’s for sure. the dock scene photo stirred the imagination, bringing a decades-long mystery back into the spotlight of breaking news. What could we find out about other puzzling stories in history?

It all makes me wish I were a world adventurer, one like Josh Gates of the Travel Channel, seeking out more details to stories that have stirred our minds. I love the amazing places he goes to on his show, “Expedition Unknown,” as well as how in awe he is of being where legends of the past have walked. Maybe one of these days, I’ll do the same as a traveler curious about destinations that make visitors ponder the past.

About caroldwyer

A freelance photographer and blogger, I'm also a non-traditional graduate of Cabrini College with a B.A. in communication, minor in English and concentration in film studies. As a student, I was a staff writer, photographer and copy editor for the Loquitur. In my final semester, I assisted in promoting campus literary events for Woodcrest Literary Magazine. I love travel, historic places, nature, wildlife and the arts. I hope to be involved in some way with one of those areas throughout my media career. Currently, I'm pursuing my M.F.A. in creative writing and publishing. Read my film blog at - and my literary blog at
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