Amelia Earhart Freckle Cream

Published: June 5, 2012

Amelia Earhart Freckle Cream, Experts say new clues have emerged that could solve the mystery disappearance of famed aviator Amelia Earhart, 75 years after she and her navigator Fred Noonan vanished over the Pacific Ocean.

Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, disappeared on July 2, 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the globe.

The first clue, presented this weekend at a three-day conference devoted to Earhart, was a broken glass jar found on the tiny and remote Pacific island of Nikumaroro, where The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), which conducted a $500,000 of the island earlier this year, theorizes she and Noonan crashed. Several bone fragments were found on Nikumaroro in 1940 but were since lost. Additional bone fragments were found on island in 2010.

The jar, which had been broken into five pieces and was reassembled by TIGHAR researchers, resembles the packaging from a container of Dr. C.H. Berry’s Freckle Ointment, a concoction from the early 20th century that was used to reduce the appearance of freckles. “It’s well-documented Amelia had freckles and disliked having them,” researcher Joe Cerniglia told Discovery News.

TIGHAR executive director Ric Gillespie says the jar and another bottle may have been used by the aviators to boil water after a crash. “The bottoms of both bottles are melted but the upper portions, although shattered, are not heat-damaged — implying that the bottles once stood upright in the fire.”

The evidence is not conclusive: All known bottles of Dr. Berry’s ointment are opaque; the one they found on Nikumaroro is clear. (Mother Nature Network)


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