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Amelia Earhart may have been eaten by three-foot crabs

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 frequent theory is that Earhart’s remains may have been eaten by coconut crabs, a 3-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 that “matched the description of Amelia Earhart” was discovered by researchers but it ...