amelia earheart may havenot died ?
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http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/does-this-photo-prove-amelia-earhart-survived-her-final-flight/ar-BBDMSeO?ocid=HPCDHP


according to some new found info, including photos that officials are saying she may have been captured by the Japanese
Armed with a recently-discovered photograph purportedly taken of Earhart days after she crash-landed on a remote South Pacific atoll, Henry offers up a startling theory of a government cover-up that runs counter to the widely-accepted idea that she died after her plane ran out of fuel and crashed into the ocean.

“This absolutely changes history,” says Henry, who led a team of investigators examining a range of evidence, including plane parts found on a remote Pacific island consistent with the aircraft Earhart was flying.

The theory that the Japanese military could be responsible for the disappearance of the two aviators – who they “may have believed were American spies,” says Henry – has been floating around for decades.

But it’s the discovery of a black-and-white photograph – unearthed by retired U.S. Treasury Agent Les Kinney in 2012 and revealed for the first time in the documentary – that suddenly makes the theory more plausible, adds the former FBI boss.
A longtime Earhart buff who has spent thousands of hours combing through government records, Kinney discovered the photo in a “formerly top secret” file in the National Archives.

“It was misfiled,” he tells Henry in the documentary, referring to the photo which depicts two blurry images on a dock believed to be Noonan and Earhart – who stares out at a nearby ship with her back turned to the camera. “That’s the only reason I was able to find it.”

By the time Earhart embarked on her around-the-world flight, the Japanese controlled many of the islands in the South Pacific that she and Noonan were flying on this final leg of their adventure.
Kinney insists that any document that directly refers to Earhart as a Japanese prisoner was long ago “purged” from official files to hide the fact that the government knew Earhart was a prisoner and did nothing about it, including one report that totaled more than 130 pages.

Kinney’s undated photograph came from an Office Of Naval Intelligence file, he says, and was meticulously examined and evaluated by two of the nation’s top forensic photo analysts, using extensive recognition and proportional comparison technology.

“I can say with more than 99.7 percent confidence that the photo is authentic and untouched,” explains computer forensic examiner Doug Carner.
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Yeah this is part of a history channel documentary they've been hyping for a little while. Should be interesting to see what they conclude, but I don't expect anything conclusive. It'll be about the same as the "Hunting Hitler" show they did, where there was a lot of interesting pieces of evidence suggesting he could have escaped to South America, but nothing concrete. Same with the D.B. Cooper mini-series they did. I'll be waiting to see what they put out there.
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rawratl wrote:
Yeah this is part of a history channel documentary they've been hyping for a little while. Should be interesting to see what they conclude, but I don't expect anything conclusive. It'll be about the same as the "Hunting Hitler" show they did, where there was a lot of interesting pieces of evidence suggesting he could have escaped to South America, but nothing concrete. Same with the D.B. Cooper mini-series they did. I'll be waiting to see what they put out there.


The "facial recognition expert" here is the same one that "verified" the supposed lost photo of Billy the Kid for "Billy The Kid: New Evidence". A photo which no one but the company that authenticated it believes is really him. A photo which one of the foremost historians on Billy the Kid in the entire world described as about as real as "Mickey Mouse".

Soooo, yeah. Hunting Hitler, DB Cooper, Finding Bigfoot, etc. This is just ratings hype that will amount to nothing by the time the credits of the show roll.

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Sadly, one blurry photograph does not prove that Amelia Earhart didn't die after crashing into a remote island, succumbing to her wounds and the elements, and then being torn apart by wild animals later to be found as a partial skeleton that appears to directly match the missing woman and will be further investigated by bone-sniffing dogs in order to try to recover the complete skeleton.
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Sadly, one blurry photograph does not prove that Amelia Earhart didn't die after crashing into a remote island, succumbing to her wounds and the elements, and then being torn apart by wild animals later to be found as a partial skeleton that appears to directly match the missing woman and will be further investigated by bone-sniffing dogs in order to try to recover the complete skeleton.


But clearly those are the same broad athletic shoulders(?)

No one else in the world has....shoulders.



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gornotck wrote:

Sadly, one blurry photograph does not prove that Amelia Earhart didn't die after crashing into a remote island, succumbing to her wounds and the elements, and then being torn apart by wild animals later to be found as a partial skeleton that appears to directly match the missing woman and will be further investigated by bone-sniffing dogs in order to try to recover the complete skeleton.


After making a round-the-world air trip on less than satisfactory training, after being intensely pressured into the limelight from an overachieving family rivalry...
Think there's a Netflix doc on that too, but haven't gotten around to that one.
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I read about this earlier. Not saying I believe it or not but it is quite fascinating.

If the picture is indeed real and not tampered with there's a lot of interesting facts:
- These two people with a similar look and build to Earhart & Noonan having their picture taken in this remote part of the Pacific is very interesting.
- Women living on that island didn't dress or wear their hair or dress like Earhart.
- Earhart looking off to her plane in the distance.
- The Japanese streamer in the photo was confirmed to be around the area when Earhart crashed.

Also so many stories came out after her death. How locals claimed she did crash there. How human remains similar to her's were found in Saipan (believed to be where she was taken prisoner) and how pieces of metal were found in the atoll where it was claimed she crash landed.
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if it's on the history channel it's bullshit.
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She crashed her plane in a remote location and that's all there is to it. People just like to ramp things up because we're all naturally vulnerable to mystery and the unknown.
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The history channel?!

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saw this on the local news today lolol


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The history channel?!



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rawratl wrote:

Yeah this is part of a history channel documentary they've been hyping for a little while. Should be interesting to see what they conclude, but I don't expect anything conclusive. It'll be about the same as the "Hunting Hitler" show they did, where there was a lot of interesting pieces of evidence suggesting he could have escaped to South America, but nothing concrete. Same with the D.B. Cooper mini-series they did. I'll be waiting to see what they put out there.


They never conclude anything in History channel/discovery channel documentaries.
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I think she's probably dead. If not, she's the officially the worlds oldest living human at 120.
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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/11/blogger-discredits-claim-amelia-earhart-was-taken-prisoner-by-japan?

It took a random blogger in Japan half an hour to disbunk the entire documentary.


But serious doubts now surround the film’s premise after a Tokyo-based blogger unearthed the same photograph in the archives of the National Diet Library, Japan’s national library.

The image was part of a Japanese-language travelogue about the South Seas that was published almost two years before Earhart disappeared. Page 113 states the book was published in Japanese-held Palau on 10 October 1935.


Even worse, all he did was Google:


Yamano ran an online search using the keyword “Jaluit atoll” and a decade-long timeframe starting in 1930.

“The photo was the 10th item that came up,” he said. “I was really happy when I saw it. I find it strange that the documentary makers didn’t confirm the date of the photograph or the publication in which it originally appeared. That’s the first thing they should have done.”
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