No Relation

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Looks like a Denver Reporter has come clean and admitted that she is not related to her namesake. 

As FTVLive told you, KUSA Traffic Reporter Amelia Earhart plans to re-create the final flight of legendary pilot Amelia Earhart.

Reporter Earhart claimed to be a distant relative of her name sake in stories about her and her trip.

Many wondered if that was true? And now it seems that it isn't. 

Earhart used her Facebook to come clean and admit that she is not related in any way to the Pilot Amelia Earhart:

Years ago, I hired a genealogist to look into the link between myself and the first Amelia Earhart, and for the past 10 years, I had the understanding that we shared a distant common ancestry. As many of you may know, I am in the process of recreating her historic flight around the world. As a part of this process, it became clear it was time to determine the EXACT connection between the two of us. After hiring a team of researchers, I learned today that though we share a name and a love of flight, the first Amelia Earhart and I are not from the same family.

While the news was a jolt, it DOES NOT change my commitment to the the flight or to the mission of The Fly With Amelia Foundation, which is to enable young girls to pursue their dreams of flight. I am so thankful for all the encouragement and support I have received and I am really looking forward to sharing my recreation of Amelia’s flight around the world with all of you. -Amelia

So the story changes from Amelia Earhart's long lost relative to trace her flight around the world, to a Denver Reporter making a trip.

Talk about a buzz kill?