Amelia Earhart’s fate may not have been as uneventful as living her final days out on a deserted island in front of a campfire with her faithful companion and navigator Fred Noonan. This has been one of the leading theories as to how Earhart and Noonan’s lives ended, that is until now. A new documentary may do away with the theory that Amelia Earhart’s resting place is scattered along the Nikumaroro Island shoreline.
Although a bit gruesome, one of the many theories has to do with Amelia landing on the desolate Nikumaroro island, which is home to the giant dog-size crabs, called coconut crabs. If Amelia Earhart did die on Nikumaroro Island, the world’s largest crabs would have most likely done away with a corpse left out in the elements on that island. These crabs may have then hidden the evidence by scattering the skeletal remains, according to The Science Times.
According to History.com, Sunday night’s special, Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence, offers up new evidence in a photo to one of the theories that have been floating around with the rest of them since the day she went missing 80 years ago. The fate of Amelia Earhart, who was 39 at the time she disappeared, and her navigator, Fred Noonan, has been a mystery for eight decades and one that’s prompted several searches along the remote flight plan Amelia took over the Pacific Ocean. Nikumaroro Island is not too far off that flight plane and the first expedition to that island turned up evidence that someone had been living on that remote island.
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More than a dozen expeditions to that island have taken place since Earhart’s ill-fated attempted at flying around the world. With each expedition, more evidence had turned up suggesting she and Noonan may have lived their final days out on Nikumaroro Island, but there was never enough evidence to turn the theory into a fact.
Amelia Earhart’s disappearance has had many interested parties try to solve this mystery, but it wasn’t until someone took another look at an archived photo that something was spotted that might explain what really did happen to Earhart. This new theory suggests that Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan were captured by the Japanese and taken to a prison camp, according to USA Today.
Amelia Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author, known as the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. In 1917 while on vacation in Toronto she encountered wounded soldiers returning from World War 1, which inspired her to start one of her first jobs as a nurse's aide from the Red Cross. When the Spanish Flu pandemic reached Toronto she spent hours caring for patients, which led to her catching the sickness and her hospitalization. While on bed rest she studied mechanics, becoming interested in aviation. When she moved back to California with her family she visited an airfield with her father, where air racer Frank Hawks took her on her first plane ride. When it was over she had found her calling, and worked as a stenographer to save up $1,000 for flying lessons. When Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic in 1927, Earhart became determined to do the same. She completed her goal and returned home to find herself with a celebrity status, being deemed "Queen of the Air." Celebrity endorsements financed her further flying ventures, including her famous transatlantic solo flight in 1932. When she wasn't flying she was writing best selling books, campaigning for greater public acceptance of aviation as well as women in aviation, and supporting the idea of an equal rights amendment. In 1937 she embarked on a flight that would take her around the world, but disappeared along with her navigator Fred Noonan near Howland Island. Recent pictures from the archives have found that she may have been captured by the Japanese, and could have lived later than expected. She was 39 at the time of her disappearance. #ameliaearhart #mystery #frednoonan #disappearance #flight #history
They were allegedly killed in that prison camp as spies and this new theory, which the documentary will attempt to demonstrate on Sunday night, has the U.S. Government possibly knowing about this and covering it up. While watching Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence on Sunday night, you will hear recollections from witnesses or descendants of the witnesses who say they saw a white man and white woman taken into custody by the Japanese.
They also have eyewitnesses who watched the Japanese bury the bodies of Earhart and Noonan after they were allegedly executed. Two Marines also give their testimony that they were told to dig up the bodies sometime later. The theory has Earhart getting lost and veering off course, landing in the Marshall Islands instead of Howland Island, which is what their flight plan called for.
This new theory has the Japanese taking the two into custody upon landing, and witnesses say they saw the two in Japanese custody on Saipan. The theory looks at this photo recently recovered and a white woman and white man were found in this blurry image, which is seen below. Tonight on the History Channel that fate is going to be explored, along with new evidence that may finally offer the location where Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan lived out their final days.
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