Amelia Earhart’s freckles and a jar of concealing cream may be the answer to the mystery of her whereabouts during her historical world flight attempt in 1937, when she disappeared somewhere over the Pacific Ocean.
Earhart despised her facial freckles so much she always was in the possession of a freckle concealing cream even on board her Lockheed Model 10 Electra, when it went down in the South Pacific.
Some have often wondered if Earhart and her companion and navigator, Fred Noonan had survived the crash of the plane, which has not been yet found, on a remote island or if they died right away possibly from hitting the water and sinking.
It was reported later that there had been several transmissions after the last known in air communication by Earhart, but they had always been dispelled as fakes.
Now Discovery News reports, researchers have new evidence supporting that at least one of the two may have survived the crash and lived out their remaining days unfound on a remote island in the Pacific republic of Kiribati, after the broken jar of freckle cream and some buttons were found there in 2010.
The five pieces of the jar, when re-assembled proves to be an early 20th century container for Dr. C. H Berry’s Freckle Ointment
“It’s well-documented Amelia had freckles and disliked having them,” Joe Cerniglia, a researcher who recognized the connection, said in a statement to Discovery News.
With US backing through the support of Secertary of State Hilary Clinton, Discovery Channel researchers and divers will begin a new expedition in the area next month. They hope to find the remains of Earhart, Noonan or the plane to solve the mystery of what happened to them.