One of the 20th century’s greatest mysteries is without a doubt the disappearance of Amelia Earhart. Recently, the History channel showcased a photograph that stirred emotion among a lot of people. Apparently, it depicted her in the Marshall Islands on a dock.
As everyone was busy guessing, a Japanese blogger showed up knocking everyone off balance with a new development to the story. He revealed that this particular photo was taken some two years back. That meant that the person in the picture wasn’t her since it was taken before she went missing.
History won’t take the matter lying down. It will be launching an investigation that will help establish whether or not the blogger’s claims are true. Asides from that, it has also promised to be transparent and will be revealing its findings without any degree of alteration. The channel affirmed that what mattered to it the most was the historical accuracy.
The woman in the photo resembled Earhart a great deal. She was standing close to a man who was purportedly Fred Noonan, her navigator. It was so convincing that a large group of people had started to believe that it was indeed her.
However, a Japanese blogger, according to NBC News, has brought a completely new twist to the story, leaving everyone second guessing.
It was on Tuesday when the blogger outlined that the same photo was included in a Japanese travel book. That was definitely some two years before the mysterious disappearance of Earhart. A lot of theories have been forwarded.
One of the most dominant ones was that the two landed and were captured by the Japanese military. They were kept in captivity until they eventually died. Another group believes that the plane was seen crash, after which they were captured and taken away by unknown people.
One of the investigators, while speaking to a number of journalists, said, “I think the evidence that we’ve collected thus far in totality says that Noonan and Earhart landed in the Marshall Islands. I think that that’s true.“