Is it possible that they didn't actually die in a plane crash? Or is this just tin foil hat stuff?
What do you think?
Apparently they found evidence of what happened to Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan , or at least they suspect that they were blown off course and winded up in the Jaliut Atoll and was captured by the Japanese and died in their custody in and around the 1940's. Personally I always thought that they flew into the Bermuda Triangle.
That's a long standing theory
Bermuda Triangle is in the Atlantic Ocean, with the triangle "points" said to be at Bermuda, Miami Florida, and Puerto Rico. Earhart was lost in the tropical Marshall Islands area of the Pacific Ocean, half a world away.
It's more attractive to believe than being eaten by coconut crabs on deserted island... odd the Japanese could pick them up & not the US Navy? Too bad they didn't care enough to learn better how to operate a radio!
After more study of the photo, me thinks this is BS
Yeah I don't buy the photo thing either, but I still think that it is plausible that they landed and dies later, probably from injuries and dehydration. Thats just me.
Have you read the most credible book? Then the experiments they did = tossing a pig on the beach to see where the resulting bones landed after coconut crabs finished feasting? They should make one of those horrible movies about this, since this genera seems to attract giant money from backers... more than the romantic comedies I prefer (French Kiss)
ewww and they found bones that would match a gal of her age & ethnicity
yeah I read that.
It's a fact...
Experts concluded so + the accidentally misfiled photographic evidence is way too suspicious...
I read your take, and I think it's plausible but not a "fact".
And tbh, that figure they say is Amelia, just happens to have the same size, share, haircut and wearing the same clothes as the little Asian guy in the photo.
I do think that they didn't die in a crash, but I haven't seen anyone say that they have PROVEN these people in this picture are them.
I get what you're saying, but when someone kwaks like a duck and looks like a duck... it's usually a duck...
A recent report told that Amelia didn't die in the crash and lived on an island for months before dying
It's possible she landed her lockheed on the water but it would have to have been a perfect landing and even that would have barely given her enough time to get a safety raft out of the plane before it sank.
Either way she would have died though, either from the crash which is how they think she died, or from lack of water and malnutrition from being trapped at sea.
There's no way she could have survived she either way she either crash landed in the water because of the fact that there was no landfall anywhere near her or she died in the ocean from dehydration and malnutrition.
Also that picture is hardly proof and the woman doesn't even look like her.
I don't think the picture is them either. But where's the proof that there were no uncharted islands nearby to land on?
Because we actually know the area where she landed and she herself had been flying that area for quite a few hours and found no land capable of landing an aircraft on, plus it's charted now and can confirm that there was only one island nearby that she could have possibly made it to swimming. But it was a uninhabitable coral island with no food, no water, no plants and wasn't capable of landing a plane on.
Interesting. Never heard that before
Sorry meant crashed not landed /=
And yup there was one island nearby I think it was called Hallow or Harrow island, something like that.
The really weird thing though is that even though we know the general area where she crashed no wreckage of her plane has ever been recovered, not even a wing, it's like it just vanished.
It's certainly possible. No one is proposing a magical occurrence. Tin-foil hat stuff is claiming that some earthly artifacts must have been created by aliens, or that the Bermuda Triangle has some sinister magic, or that humans can spontaneously burst into flame.
Theoretically it's C but since Amelia disappeared in the middle of nowhere after having taken off for a long distance flight, she new the risks...
And since she was famous, if she'd have landed somewhere she'd eventually have been recognized.
Good chance this material is photoshopped or some look-alikes are in the game 8)
I think like many things in history, there will always be mysteries. It's why we love to study history and now find it's cool nuances i think we will never know but I hope that one day we will. In the meantime it is fun to speculate and imagine that they did survive
My teacher has spent thousands of dollars trying to find the plane. He's featured on A documentary I think on the history channel. Name is Dick Spink. Had to take an extra class and I ended up on his welding class. Heard that Amelia was captured by japs
I recall a video a handful of years back where someone had spoke of islanders in the pacific telling them that they saw a white woman being lead around by Japanese soldiers which was believed to be her. But there really was no further explanation or evidence of this being the case so I chalked it up to myth but it is possible.
If 1930s Japan believed they were spying, then that would have been the end of them.
Certainly no reason for them to disclose that they had them in captivity.
Wonder when (if) further details will emerge?
I wouldn't say plausible. I wouldn't say impossible. I wouldn't say we'll never know. It takes courage like seemingly only I have to say "How the hell should I know?" (Quote courtesy Fox Mulder from "Jose Chung's FROM OUTER SPACE")
I think the evidence points to the likelihood that they landed on a reef at Nimamuroro Island and died on the island. The photograph is interesting but I don't know about the reliability of the "science" used to identify the figures.
and her body was taken by coconut crabs, which for her sake, It'd be far better if she had died in the crash,
Mysteries tend to create intrigue - Most plausible they crashed and wreckage was lost at sea - I saw somewhere a theory she could have been a Japanese prisoner - Any survival theory is based on no info ever getting out which seems unlikely.
They found a compact on an island in the Pacific over her route, all likihood, her body was taken by coconut crabs and honestly, for her sake, I hope she died in the crash cause a wounded human wouldn't have much of a chance
here is what a coconut crab is, the largest terrestrial arthropod
If she was wounded but alive at the time of the crash, well its likely that they came after her anyway
Dude... I've seen that picture... I've also seen these. They're mostly scavengers, not attack crabs. Unless a human was fully incapacitated, I don't think they'd be overtaken by rabid arthropods.
which a bleeding mortally wounded air crash victim would be
why are you assuming that she was "mortally" wounded? That would have made her a carcass once she stopped breathing. Then again, she'd be dead, so.. she wouldn't feel anything.
One theory is that Fred died right away, and she held on a while and probably dies from lack of water.
i thought being mortally wounded was basically a persons dying and it can't be stopped but still at the moment alive
OK again, if she was simply banged up but died of starvation or more likely a lack of water, that would basically have meant a death from malnutrition, and being eaten by critters is something that happens to pretty much everything that dies. :)
They found her plane
yeah I'm not much on the photo being them - at least not after they went missing - but I do think it's plausible that she was able to land that plane without dying on impact or drowning in the ocean.
Considering we know next to nothing about what happened to them, and never found the wreckage then yes, it's definitely plausible.
She was my childhood hero and I always believed she landed on an island. I think this theory is plausible.
It is very possible that it is them. Why not? It's not ridiculous nor does it stretch anything too far to suggest it is them. It very probably IS them.
However, I don't believe it will be PROVEN that it is.
I think they lost their horizon at night and or ran out of fuel with no place to land so the ocean got them
The evidence is dubious at best right now. I'm not convinced.
They still need to find the remains of the two plus the plane.
Just like Jimmy Hoffa the'll never find there body's or the plane.
I guess we can never really know but we can speculate.
And we have an excluded middle.
It is not impossible - but it is HIGHLY improbable and implausible.
I could have included one or two more pool answers, but I was trying to keep it simple. Just vote A or C. :)
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That photo is awfully grainy, and we just can't tell.
It is plausible that they died in the brutal hands of the then fascist Japanese, who controlled the Marshall Islands at the time and were known for their brutality towards captives, particularly if the local commanders did not known of Earhart's flight plan and goal.
However, Japan was still at peace and still buying US oil and food and scrap metal at the time (1937), so the Japanese authorities would not likely hold them prisoner?
I'm not buying the photo. What about the theory that she was able to land and simply died of dehydration without fresh water?