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Mystery deepens over whether Amelia Earhart was eaten by three-foot crabs with claws like lion jaws

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James Lamb
Nov 13, 2017 13:30
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The mystery surrounding Amelia Earhart's disappearance has bewildered many for years.

Some have proposed that her plane simply crashed and sank, while others have pondered a number of other explanations, including capture by the Japanese, or that she lived out her days on Gardner Island.

One theory that has perenially existed is that Earhart's remains may have been eaten by coconut crabs, a three-foot long crab with claws so powerful it can crack open a coconut.

The unproven theory suggests that Earhart crashed on the island of Nikumaroro and the crabs ate her remains.

A British colonial officer in 1940 who was on the island said that a skeleton with measurements “matched the description of Amelia Earhart," but it was ultimately lost.

The theory has been around for years and was recently mentioned in stories by The Washington Post and others, while highlighting the ferocity of the crabs.

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