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Amelia Earhart Photo Quickly Debunked! History Channel with Egg On Its Face

Amelia Earhart Photo Quickly Debunked! History Channel with Egg On Its Face
Debunked Earhart photo found at Japan’s National Diet Library

     A Japanese blogger quickly laid waste to the History Channel’s proclamation that one of the 20th century’s biggest mysteries has been solved. THC’s documentary, Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence was centered on a photograph found in the National Archives by
By Frank Warren
The UFO Chronicles
7-12-17

retired US Treasury Agent, Les Kinney and was hosted by lead investigator and former FBI official, Shawn Henry.

The premise of the show was/is that Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan survived and did not crash at sea; that they made a hard landing far off course and were captured and later put to death by the Japanese that occupied the Marshal Islands at that time.

Young viewers most likely were hearing the idea that Earhart and Noonan died as prisoners of the Japanese for the first time; however, that theory has been offered up by various researchers for decades, some of which was reproduced in the doc.

To THC’s credit, the presentation of circumstantial evidence in support of show’s thesis was intriguing and doubly so with the culmination via the photograph of the dock at Jaluit Atoll, Jaluit Island which according to Kinney/Henry showed Earhart & Noonan alive and well.

Although there was no date associated with the photo (via the National Archives), Kinney stated that he believed the photo was taken before 1943; Earhart was lost on July 24th, 1937.

As a prelude to the documentary’s premiere, Henry had made the rounds to many of the morning news shows during the week, priming the pump for Sunday’s show. He discussed much of the in-depth, research that had taken place and proclaimed the Earhart mystery had finally been solved; that the photo was the apex and final confirmation, tying all the circumstantial evidence together….

But that wasn’t/isn’t the case. As a lead-up to the documentary, on July 5th, NBC broke the story of the photograph, presenting it to the public (seemingly) for the first time. As is often the case in today’s age—this sent independent, internet sleuths in motion and within days and much to The History Channel’s chagrin, the photograph’s origin had been determined, having been published in a “photo book of the south sea” in 1935—two years before Earhart’s disappearance.

Presumably, The History Channel, with all of their resources, spent months, if not longer on their research, along with Kinney who found the photo in 2012; in the documentary, various photographic experts were brought in to support the photo’s authenticity, verifying that it wasn’t doctored, as well as an expert in recognition analysis technology, who declared a high probability that the two Anglos were indeed Earhart and Noonan, thus proclaiming the photo as definitive evidence, solving one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th century.

Conversely, in a matter of days, the Japanese blogger, known as, Yamaneko Danshaku discovered the origin of said photo, which THC couldn’t or didn’t do in months (if not more) of investigation, with all their resources and published his initial findings the very night that the documentary aired.

Danshaku located the photo in a book, viewable at Japan’s National Diet Library. While the History Channel wipes the egg off their collective faces, they have announced, via a tweet that:

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Amelia Earhart’s Sister Denies Spying Reports – 1982

Amelia Earhart's Sister Denies Spying Reports - New York Times (6-20-1982)

     The sister of Amelia Earhart says she believes the flyer ran out of fuel and crashed in the Pacific in 1937 and was not on a spy mission.
The New York Times
6-20-1982

… There have been reports she was on an intelligence mission over Japanese-held islands and was shot down or taken prisoner.

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Hunt for Earhart Leads to U.S. Files – 1977

Hunt for Earhart Leads to U.S. Files - Chicago Tribune (1-16-1977)

     What really happened to Amelia Earhart?

The 40th anniversary of the famed flier’s disappearance with her co-pilot and navigator, Fred Noonan, will be July 2.

By Chicago Tribune
1-16-1977

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In interviews with Saipan natives, the investigators learned that in 1937 a thin woman with short hair and a white man with a long nose were seen under guard on the Japanese-held island. Islanders told them the woman looked sad and seemed hurt. They said she apparently had dysentery.

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New Photographic Evidence Suggests Amelia Earhart May Have Survived Crash-Landing!

New Photographic Evidence Suggests Amelia Earhart May Have Survived Crash-Landing!
A photo discovered in the National Archives shows a woman who resembles Amelia Earhart on a dock in the Marshall Islands.

     A newly discovered photograph suggests legendary aviator Amelia Earhart, who vanished 80 years ago on a round-the-world flight, survived a crash-landing in the Marshall Islands.

The photo, found in a long-forgotten file in the National Archives,

By Tom Costello and Daniel Arkin
NBC News
7-5-17

shows a woman who resembles Earhart and a man who appears to be her navigator, Fred Noonan, on a dock. The discovery is featured in a new History channel special, “Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence,” that airs Sunday.

Independent analysts told History the photo appears legitimate and undoctored. Shawn Henry, former executive assistant director for the FBI and an NBC News analyst, has studied the photo and feels confident it shows the famed pilot and her navigator.

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New Evidence Solves The Amelia Earhart Mystery?

Amelia Earhart
There is a newly discovered similarity between Amelia Earhart and the castaway whose partial skeleton was found on Nikumaroro in 1940.

     There is a newly discovered similarity between Amelia Earhart and the castaway whose partial skeleton was found on Nikumaroro in 1940.
TIGHAR
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The bones, suspected by their discoverer of being Earhart’s, were dismissed by British authorities after a doctor judged them to be male. The bones were subsequently lost and the entire incident forgotten until TIGHAR discovered the original British files in 1998, including the skeletal measurements the doctor made. An evaluation of those measurements by forensic anthropologists Karen Burns, Ph.D. and Richard Jantz, Ph.D. led to the conclusion that “the morphology of the recovered bones, insofar as we can tell by applying contemporary forensic methods to measurements taken at the time, appears consistent with a female of Earhart’s height and ethnic origin.”

Recently, in preparing an updated evaluation of the bone measurements, Dr. Jantz noticed a peculiarity. …

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Film of Amelia Earhart, Before Fateful Flight Has Surfaced | VIDEO

 

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Film of Amelia Earhart, Before Fateful Flight Has Surfaced

By AP
YouTube
6-8-15

     A short black-and-white film of Amelia Earhart before her last flight has surfaced. It was taken at Burbank Airport in California and features her last photo shoot before she flew most of the way around the world and disappeared. . . .

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Amelia Earhart Died After Being Captured By The Japanese?

Dust Cover From The Wheel Hub Of Earhart's Plane?

By Karen Earnshaw & Richard Shears
www.dailymail.co.uk
6-26-15

• Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan have not been heard of since July 1937 when they took off from New Guinea on 30th leg of round the world flight

• But two investigators hope the mystery could be at an end within weeks

• They believe they have two vital bits of evidence proving they landed in the Marshall Islands that day

• If correct, it could prove they died while in the hands of the Japanese military – and that the U.S. government decided hero pilot was ‘expendable’

Compelling new evidence found among the jagged coral of a tiny North Pacific island could be the key to finally unravelling the mystery of exactly what happened to U.S. aviator Amelia Earhart after she disappeared almost 80 years ago.

The corroding pieces of metal, discovered on the Mili atoll in the Marshall Islands, are currently being analysed to find out if they are the wheel well trim and dust cover from Amelia’s Lockheed Electra plane, which disappeared over the Pacific in 1937, while she and her navigator Fred Noonan were attempting to fly around the globe.

The two men behind the find believe that they are in possession of another piece of tantalising evidence that they claim proves she and her companion were captured by the Japanese and died while in their hands.

But by far the most incendiary allegation they make is that the U.S. government knew of the fate of Earhart and Noonan but did nothing to help them and then kept the dark secret for 78 years. . . .

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Amelia Earhart Plane Fragment Identified

Artifact 2-2-V-1 A Piece of Wreckage From Amelia Earhart’s Aircraft
During Amelia Earhart’s stay in Miami at the beginning of her second world flight attempt, a custom-made, special window on her Lockheed Electra aircraft was removed and replaced with an aluminum patch. The patch was an expedient field modification. Its dimensions, proportions, and pattern of rivets were dictated by the hole to be covered and the structure of the aircraft. The patch was as unique to her particular aircraft as a fingerprint is to an individual. Research has now shown that a section of aircraft aluminum TIGHAR found on Nikumaroro in 1991 matches that fingerprint in many respects.

By Rossella Lorenzi
news.discovery.com
10-28-14

    A fragment of Amelia Earhart’s lost aircraft has been identified to a high degree of certainty for the first time ever since her plane vanished over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937, in a record attempt to fly around the world at the equator.

New research strongly suggests that a piece of aluminum aircraft debris recovered in 1991 from Nikumaroro, an uninhabited atoll in the southwestern Pacific republic of Kiribati, does belong to Earhart’s twin-engined Lockheed Electra.

According to researchers at The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR), which has long been investigating the last, fateful flight taken by Earhart 77 years ago, the aluminum sheet is a patch of metal installed on the Electra during the aviator’s eight-day stay in Miami, which was the fourth stop on her attempt to circumnavigate the globe. . . .

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