<p>Amelia Earhart poses at the door of a Lockheed Electra L-10E in May 1937, two months before she vanished during her attempt to cross the Pacific.</p>

Amelia Earhart poses at the door of a Lockheed Electra L-10E in May 1937, two months before she vanished during her attempt to cross the Pacific.

Photograph by Albert Bresnik

For Amelia Earhart's Birthday, Here Are Other Lost Mysteries

The aviation luminary is in good company. Here are six other lost legends that still have explorers scratching their heads.

As the 119th anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s birthday approaches on July 24, we’re celebrating by rounding up other famous lost mysteries. Hat tip to NPR’s 404 page, which inspired this article. Oh, and if you happen to find any of these, let us know.

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