By way of a bureaucratic dispute surrounding a dive planned at the possible final resting place of Amelia Earhart's aircraft, it has seemingly been revealed that human remains were found in the downed plane. The intriguing turn of events reportedly came to light last week when a government official of the island near Papa New Guinea where the wreckage is believed to located abruptly ordered the cancellation of an expedition to the site that was set to occur this past Sunday.
In announcing his decision, the politician accused the group behind the dive of eschewing local workers in favor of outside help and argued that their funds should be going towards the community where the downed plane is supposedly located. In order to permit further expeditions at the site, he called for greater transparency as to where the money is being spent and then added a rather curious detail that may raise some eyebrows: "they must also provide DNA results of hair and bone fragments taken from the wreck."
The politician's demand is particularly puzzling because this would seem to be the first indication that such biological materials had been recovered from the purported crash site. A subsequent response from local residents compounded the confusion as they protested the cancellation of the dive and, in response, appeared to confirm the existence of these remains, yet the left their nature somewhat mysterious.
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