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Did Amelia Earhart Survive?

Unread post by SaraLima » Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:06 pm

Reprinted from the Daily Telegraph.

"A newly discovered photograph proves that Amelia Earhart did not die in a plane crash but was captured by the Japanese, experts have claimed 80 years after her disappearance.
The photograph was found in a former “top secret” file at the US National Archives and is believed to have been taken in 1937 - the same year Earhart disappeared during her round-the-world flight attempt.
It had been generally accepted that Earhart, and her navigator Fred Noonan, died on July 2, 1937, when their plane crashed close to Howland Island in the central Pacific Ocean, amid poor visibility and low fuel levels.
A new documentary, Amelia Earhart: "The Lost Evidence" on the History channel, however, argues that the photograph proves Earhart and Noonan were picked up by the Japanese military, who believed they were spies, and taken prisoner."

Full article here. - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07 ... ese-newly/

More Information. - http://edition.cnn.com/2017/07/05/us/ne ... index.html

And still more. - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... nding.html
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Re: Did Amelia Earhart Survive?

Unread post by HJK 414 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:23 pm

I saw the documentary .....
Makes you wonder ....... it would have been a tragedy if she really perished under the Japanese .

The other thesis is that they landed on an Atoll and starved .....
Sad all around

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Re: Did Amelia Earhart Survive?

Unread post by jimdavis » Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:23 pm

It's a little over the top to say that that photo PROVES anything.

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Re: Did Amelia Earhart Survive?

Unread post by SaraLima » Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:41 pm

jimdavis wrote:It's a little over the top to say that that photo PROVES anything.

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Agreed... hence my "?" in the topic :-)
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Re: Did Amelia Earhart Survive?

Unread post by cage » Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:43 pm

SaraLima wrote:
jimdavis wrote:It's a little over the top to say that that photo PROVES anything.

Jim
Agreed... hence my "?" in the topic :-)
SL I think it's safe to say that she definitely has not survived and is long since pushing up daisies, the only question is where and when.. ;)
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Re: Did Amelia Earhart Survive?

Unread post by SaraLima » Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:46 pm

cage wrote:
SaraLima wrote:
jimdavis wrote:It's a little over the top to say that that photo PROVES anything.

Jim
Agreed... hence my "?" in the topic :-)
SL I think it's safe to say that she definitely has not survived and is long since pushing up daisies, the only question is where and when.. ;)
Possibly... what's that story about "You get old pilots........"?
Maybe, unlike the rest of us, she lived a healthy lifestyle... and sushi is supposedly good for you :wink: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Did Amelia Earhart Survive?

Unread post by Trevorn » Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:58 pm

Unfortunately based on the long run of "hunting ghosts" themed series, the history channel has some serious credibility concerns in my opinion.

Hunting Hitler
Curse of oak island
JFK conspiracy
Hunting giants....

All the same them, but no real conclusion.
I don't take anything on the history channel too seriously.
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Re: Did Amelia Earhart Survive?

Unread post by Tomcat1 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:11 pm

Same as most of the "fact" shows on DSTV, they're all there for the ratings and very little of what is said on them is actually factual #-o :roll:
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Re: Did Amelia Earhart Survive?

Unread post by AEH » Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:01 pm

In watching surviving footage of her flying skills, my only surprise is that she lasted as long as she did. She displayed truly awful pilot skills. My take after reading many books on the subject - she landed in the water far from everything. Too much pressure placed on an individual who was used a pliable pawn, and she was very happy to go along.
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Re: Did Amelia Earhart Survive?

Unread post by SaraLima » Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:51 pm

AEH wrote:In watching surviving footage of her flying skills, my only surprise is that she lasted as long as she did. She displayed truly awful pilot skills. My take after reading many books on the subject - she landed in the water far from everything. Too much pressure placed on an individual who was used a pliable pawn, and she was very happy to go along.
Very True Alan.. She was, at best, an "average" pilot - but she was sorta "America's Darling" and that pushed her to all the "adventures" - I also read somewhere that it was believed that Fred Noonan did most of the flying, but he also did most of the drinking, :shock: so who knows? :wink:
But its interesting nonetheless, she was a media star who could actually do something other than pout and pose for the cameras. :D And that made her cool in my book 8) Which is why I shared the story on AVCom.. not for all, but interesting to some. :smt023
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Re: Did Amelia Earhart Survive?

Unread post by Mfezi » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:15 pm

This is not verified yet, but if true, it will throw a bit of a spanner in the works of the History Channel documentary:
https://knpr.org/npr/2017-07/japanese-b ... hart-photo
http://yamanekobunko.blog52.fc2.com/blog-entry-338.html
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Re: Did Amelia Earhart Survive?

Unread post by lodge » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:38 pm

would like to see the documentary
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Re: Did Amelia Earhart Survive?

Unread post by jimdavis » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:50 pm

Come on guys - it's only the facts that are wrong. :wink: :lol:

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Re: Did Amelia Earhart Survive?

Unread post by SaraLima » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:25 pm

lodge wrote:would like to see the documentary
Hi Lodge, I have the documentary in my Google drive. PM me your email and I will share the link with you for you to download from my drive and watch on your own device .. full HD :-)
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Re: Did Amelia Earhart Survive?

Unread post by excolonial » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:44 am

Hmm interesting stuff regardless. I think the former theory about them crash landing on that other atoll and starving to death is more likely. What is interesting however is what they were doing bumbling about in the backyard of a trigger happy expantionist Japan. It is very likely they were indulging in some form of spy work I suspect. Flying over that ocean with those instruments is certainly a daunting task without any added considerations.
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