Hold your horses and forget everything you knew about Amelia Earhart’s disappearance in 1937. A new photograph has emerged and it could suggest Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan survived their plane crash and ended up in the Marshall Islands.
The photo, obtained from the National Archives by a retired federal agent named Les Kinney, shows a woman with a strong resemblance to Earhart, sitting with her back to the camera. There’s also a man in the leftmost side of the photo who is believed to be Noonan. Along with Earhart and Noonan, there are also a couple of local citizens in a dock with a Japanese vessel in the background.
In a documentary about this new discovery, Forensic analyst Kent Gibson confirmed that the Japanese ship is the Koshu Maru, an army vessel. He also said that the man and woman in the photo exhibit strong features of Earhart and Noonan.
If confirmed, this changes a lot about how these two disappeared during the late 30s.