Thursday, July 13, 2017


History Channel’s “Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence,” which aired July 9, showed a photograph which a former FBI agent says is proof she and her navigator ended up in the Marshall Islands alive

Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan disappeared somewhere over the Pacific on July 2, 1937 during an attempt to fly around the world. Since then hundreds of conspiracy theorists have come out of the woodworks with their version of Earhart’s fate.

On July 9 the History Channel aired “Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence” which featured a former FBI agent who claims to have solved the mystery of her disappearance.

Les Kinney, the former FBI agent, discovered a photograph buried in the National Archives which he says solves the Earhart mystery. The photo was stamped by the Office of Naval Intelligence and entitled, “Marshall Islands, Jaluit Atoll, Jaluit Island, Jaluit Harbor.”

The photo showed a man and woman on a dock that Kinney and an identification expert determined to be Earhart and Noonan. There was also a ship in the photo which appeared to Kinney towing a barge containing the wreckage of Earhart’s plane.

Kinney also said that Marshall Islanders told him the man and woman in the photo were taken by the Japanese and imprisoned on Saipan.

Mystery solved? Well, not exactly. Actually not at all.

Reacting to the History Channel show, Japanese researchers found a 1935 travel book which contains the exact same photograph. And Japanese authorities cannot find any documents showing Earhart and/or Noonan having been imprisoned on Saipan.

Poof, there went Kinney’s solution.

The mystery of Earhart's disappearance remains unsolved and former FBI Agent Les Kinney has become just one more among hundreds of conspiracy theorists.


bob walsh said...

I find it very difficult to believe that the Japanese military had her and left NO RECORDS WHATSOEVER of that fact.

Anonymous said...

The reason it was such a big deal for a person to fly long distances is because back then navigation was tricky in an airplane over vast bodies of water. It was a dangerous endeavor and the odds were on the ocean's side. A person could be off on their calculations a half of a degree and be lost forever. Unlike a ship that would float and hopefully eventually reach land the airplane would crash and sink.

There is no mystery here. Google Earth the Pacific Ocean. They're dead.