Amelia Earhart home movies discovered

Published: Sep. 29, 2017 at 8:37 PM CDT
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For 80 years, history buffs have been trying to solve the mystery of Amelia Earhart.

Nine years before her disappearance, she got a hero's welcome near Rochester, New York.

Mike West, a film collector, bought a bunch of items from an estate, included was a box of Kodak film and notes that included the name of Amelia Earhart.

One of the films, taken in either late 192e or early 1929, shows Earhart speaking into a radio microphone with the call letters WFBI - that's Syracuse - at an airport in Leroy, New York.

A local archivist is now preserving the film which includes the priceless 30-second clip of Earhart.