A small anti-freckle cosmetic jar has been found on an island in the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati, adding to the circumstantial evidence that the legendary pilot crashed landed and lived there as a castaway.
Found broken in five pieces, the ointment pot was collected on Nikumaroro Island by researchers of The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), which has long been investigating the last, fateful flight taken by Earhart 75 years ago.
When reassembled,? the glass fragments ?make up a nearly complete jar identical in shape to the ones used by Dr.? C. H Berry’s Freckle Ointment. The ointment was marketed in the early? ?20th century as a concoction guaranteed to make freckles fade.
“It’s well documented Amelia had freckles and disliked having them,” Joe Cerniglia, the TIGHAR researcher who spotted the freckle ointment as a possible match, told Discovery News.
Story: Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News | Photo: TIGHAR