Amelia Earhart Mystery: The Photo Used For The Latest Of The Theory On Her Missing Taken Too Early To Be The Missing Pilot
- Recently, a new theory regarding the fate of Amelia Earhart surfaced.
- A photo was claimed to be the new evidence for the theory.
But it appears to have first been published in 1935, two years before Earhart vanished. In this session, we will learn about the latest theories and facts unfolding regarding the Earhart mystery.
New Light To The Latest Theory
A newly discovered photo that was claimed to hold the key to the mystery surrounding Amelia Earhart’s disappearance may have been published 2 years before she vanished, new evidence suggests.
Two bloggers say that they have found the same photo in a Japanese coffee table book dated 1935, back when Earhart was safely in the US.
The bloggers also claim that the photo was originally published in a travel book titled “Naval life line; the view of our South Pacific: Photo album of Southern Pacific Islands.”
The book is shown in a digital photo in Japan’s largest collection of books: the National Diet Library. The site says it is from Showa 10, the 10th year of the Showa emperor, equivalent to 1935.
Matt Holly, one of the bloggers, said that the person who was previously identified as Earhart in the photo could even be a male.
“This (figure) has an upper body group of a man,”
Holly said, adding that the lack of Japanese soldiers on the dock suggested it was not taken in 1937.
“The entire life of the Marshallese was changing. Then in 1937 the war on China and military activities in the Marshall Islands (by the Japanese). There is not a Japanese person on that dock. If it was 1937, there would be Japanese soldiers there,”
Response Of History Channel To The New Evidence
In a statement on Tuesday, the History Channel said that its investigators were exploring the latest development, and the channel would be “transparent in our findings.”
“Ultimately, historical accuracy is most important to us and our viewers,”
the channel said on Twitter.
HISTORY has a team of investigators exploring the latest developments about #AmeliaEarhart and we will be transparent in our findings. (1/2)
— HISTORY (@HISTORY) July 11, 2017
New Evidence Debunked?
The photo, which was claimed to have been discovered by a former US Treasury agent in the US National Archives, was asserted to show Earhart and Noonan on the dock at Jaluit Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
It appeared to serve as evidence to the theory that she was captured by the Japanese army, as the Marshall Islands were administrated by Japan between the two World Wars.
But, almost immediately questions were raised over what the photo showed. The curator for the Aeronautics Department at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Dorothy Cochrane, told CNN she wasn’t convinced.
“People take photos and interpret them, and they’re free to do that. It has not persuaded me.”
Writing for CNN, Dorothy said Earhart was one of the most revered women and pilots of the 1930s and an international celebrity already when she vanished.
She had already been the first woman to fly across the Atlantic alone in May 1932. So, when she embarked on a circumnavigational voyage later, it was headline news.
“For more than a month, millions of people followed the world flight and so, when she and Noonan disappeared en route from Lae, New Guinea, to tiny Howland Island, it was naturally front-page and heart-breaking news,”
Cochrane said, adding,
“I don’t blame people for wanting to know (what happened), and it is one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th century.”
News Courtesy: CNN