- The circumstances surrounding famed pilot Amelia Earhart’s 1937 disappearance have remained a mystery for the past 80 years, but a recently discovered photo may offer some answers.
- The photo — found in a previously classified National Archives file — suggests Earhart may have survived the crash landing that many assume killed her.
picture appears to show Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, on a
dock at Jatuit Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
- According to former FBI executive assistant director Shawn Henry this newly unearthed evidence suggests the pair was captured by the Japanese after successfully rolling out an emergency landing in the Marshall Islands.
- Henry told People that the photo proves “beyond a reasonable doubt” that Earhart and Noonan were then held captive on the Japanese island of Saipan, where he said he thinks Earhart died two years later. Read more (7/5/17)