Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Get Back to Me With Evidence; Earhart Ed.

The retired federal agent who discovered what he believes is the first photographic evidence of Amelia Earhart alive and well after crash-landing in the Pacific Ocean during her attempted round-the-world flight says he didn't initially capture the significance of the image until years later.

The black-and-white photo is of a group of people standing on a dock on Jaluit Atoll in the Marshall Islands, including one who seems to be a slim woman with her back to the camera. A new documentary airing Sunday on the History channel claims the figure is the famed aviator who disappeared 80 years ago this month.
This is the largest image that I could find.

This is with the area of interest cropped:

(Click on the image for full size)

The claim is that the man on the left is Fred Noonan and that the person sitting on the dock with her back to the camera is Earhart.

Contrast that with this claim that she died as a castaway.[1]

For now, it's all smoke and mirrors and bullshit. But it'll fill up a two-hour special which will be mostly conspiracy theory horseshit.

[1] Full disclosure: I have very low regard for TIGHAR. Log into Charity Navigator (it's free) and look at their most recent Form 990 on file. (Not sure if the link will work by itself, but if it does, there it is.)
You'll see what I mean when you see where their money goes.

1 comment:

dinthebeast said...

Good call. Newsweek is reporting that a Japanese blogger and military history buff has discovered the same picture published two years before her attempt. I'd link to the blog post, but it's mostly in Japanese.

-Doug in Oakland