According to numerous videos which have recently surfaced on YouTube, there are giant coconut crabs living on the islands in the South Pacific. They are reportedly as big as dogs and can crush bones and climb trees thanks to their claws that are as strong as the jaws of a lion. And with these videos, an older theory regarding the fate of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart has also resurfaced.
The story goes that in the summer of the year 1937, she began her journey around the world in her navigator plane. That was the last time anyone saw her. She completely vanished and her body has never been found. Now, a theory says that her plane crashed on an island in the Pacific. There, she fell victim to those enormous crabs who killed her, dismembered her and eventually carried her bones underground. This is the supposed reason why her body was never found.
Could giant crabs have killed Amelia Earhart?
The same theory, which hasn’t been proven, claims that she crashed on the island of Nikumaroro, where she also became prey for those beasts. It’s interesting that back in 1940, a skeleton which had the measurements of Earhart was discovered on this island by a British colonial officer. Interestingly enough, nobody knows anything about that skeleton, whom it belonged to, or where did it end up.
Science tells us that Nikumaroro is full of those coconut crabs which got their name from Charles Darwin. He was one of the first people to discover their scary abilities. He also said that they are able to break coconuts with their claws like they are balloons.
Many people don’t believe this theory about Earhart. Actually, historians have said that her Lockheed Electra ran out of fuel. However, it didn’t crash on an island, but in the water. This is why it took so long for her body to be found but eventually, researchers will stumble upon it.
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