In the years that I was writing my biography of Earhart, I became smitten with her personality.
What happened to Earhart when she disappeared while attempting to circumnavigate the globe in 1937?
Years after the book was published, the search for Earhart continues with more intensity than ever.
In the meantime, Earhart seems to have become more than a heroine, a myth, or even a mystery.
The more likely event, that Earhart did a wheels-up ditching in the sea, would have automatically destroyed the radio equipment.
Perhaps Earhart, or her plane, lurks in this spooky atmosphere.
Behind the search was Ted Waitt, a great admirer of Earhart.
He continues to be enthralled not so much by Earhart as by the process of determining what exactly befell her and her aircraft.
I remember once failing in my recitation, and after class Mr. Earhart came into my room to comfort me.