Courtesy: TIGHAR
Courtesy: TIGHAR

A group that's been trying to solve the mystery of a long lost aviator for years has found something, more than 600 feet under the surface off an island in the southwestern Pacific.

FOX News Radio's Lisa Brady reports:

They call it exciting and maddening. An anomaly in sonar images that could be, or may not be, the wreckage of Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Electra.

The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, or TIGHAR, says it's the right size and shape, and in the right location... Off the Pacific island of Nikumaroro.

Unfortunately, the promising anomaly wasn't spotted, until months after the expedition that gathered the images last summer. Now the non-profit group hopes to raise money and return to the site, before the tides send whatever's there over the underwater shelf it's on and down the steep reef slope into the abyss.

Lisa Brady, FOX News Radio.

Editor's Note: TIGHAR says the first step for now is a compete review of all of its sonar data by independent experts.