Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Amelia Earhart

Today we went to the Old Japanese Jail. There is a theory that Amelia Earhart and her navigator were captured by Japanese soldiers during WWII and held prisoner here for espionage. There are two different cell buildings. One building has many cells and was thought to be used for male prisoners. The other building has four cells and was most likely used for female prisoners. Some believe that Amelia Earhart lived out her final days in the cell shown before dying of dysentery. When we visited we saw a sort of shrine that other visitors had left. Amelia (not Earhart :-) and Elise are standing looking into the cell that was believed to be Amelia Earhart's. Above the doorway was a crucifix (with pilot goggles) and a melted candle and in the doorway someone had left flowers, a coconut and a note that read: "A.E. You may be gone but you are not forgotten."

1 comment:

  1. Hi Pat,
    Looks like the girls are having the time of their lives. How are their schools working with them being gone?
    Love your blog. :)