Amelia Earhart was the first woman to ever fly across the Atlantic. In 1937, she got into her plane alongside navigator Fred Noonan in Papua New Guinea. They disappeared on their way to Howland Island where they were going to refuel.
A newly discovered photo may change the mystery behind the disappearance after 80 years.
The photo showed a group of people standing on a dock. In the photo, a woman and a man were assumed to be Earhart and Noonan. In the blurry part of a photo, it showed a plane that is a similar size to Earhart’s plane. The photo was taken allegedly by a U.S. spy, on the Japanese Marshall Islands days after Earhart’s disappearance.
Experts believe that Earhart may have survived her flight, but was taken in by the Japanese and died in their custody. No one knows when and how she passed away. The Japanese authorities claimed they have no record of having her in their custody. There is also a mystery as to whether or not the U.S. knew anything about her being captured.
The History Channel will premiere a documentary called, “Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence” on Sunday, July 9th. What do you think of this new discovery?