Aviation history is not our lane here at Pajiba, but this is nevertheless stupid fascinating. A History Channel documentary, Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence, set to air this weekend on the History Channel will feature a photograph unearthed from the National Archives by a retired US Treasury agent by the name of Les Kinney. The photograph purports to feature Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, on a dock in the Marshall Islands, during a time in which the islands were controlled by the Japanese and Caucasians were not allowed.
Here’s the photo:
Look closer, however, and that appears to be Earhart, according to people who have studied and analyzed the photo:
They’re not just blowing smoke up our asses, either. A close-up of the picture also shows what appears to be Fred Noonan, or at least a blurry face with a hairline strikingly similar to Noonan. Moreover, Earhart has short hair and pants, which is distinctive for the time, all the more so because they are two white people on a Japanese-controlled island looking out upon a ship that seems to be carrying an airplane exactly the size of Earhart’s. The body size also matches that of Earhart.
The working theory is that this is where they crashed; the Japanese took them prisoner; and that she was held on the island of Saipan, which is where she eventually died. There’s more evidence of this, and potentially evidence of a cover-up by the United States government, as well. Tune in to the History Channel on Sunday night for a full accounting of their theory and all of their evidence.
WATCH: “This could rewrite history.” Investigators uncover new photo that they believe shows Amelia Earhart alive in Japanese custody pic.twitter.com/QmH1NX3uzJ— TODAY (@TODAYshow) July 5, 2017