The mystery of what happened to Amelia Earhart has continued for decades. It’s been 80 years, in fact, since her plane vanished into thin air, somewhere over the Pacific. However, in a new documentary by the History Channel, Amelia Earhart The Lost Evidence, experts believed to have found a photo showing Amelia and her navigator alive and in Japanese captivity. But thanks to a Japanese blogger and a Day Translations Japanese Translator, this theory is having to be reexamined.
Inside Edition published a story disproving the History Channel documentary, saying that the photo that would “rewrite history” was in fact taken many years before she ever disappeared.
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Key Evidence in Question
The photo was a key piece of evidence into a new theory about where Amelia Earhart and her navigator ended up after their plane went missing. The History Channel even brought in a facial recognition expert to examine the photo. He was convinced that it was solid proof, saying, “I usually go from not likely to likely, to very likely to extremely likely; and I'd say this was very likely.”
Japanese Blogger Uncovers New Evidence
A Japanese blogger has uncovered pretty convincing evidence, however, that this is not the case. He found the same photo in a travel book in 1935, two years before Amelia vanished. How did he find the revealing photo in the archives of history? Did he have to scour deep into world libraries and back copies of journals and newspapers?
Not exactly. In fact, the Japanese blogger says that all he did was to type in a few key search words into his computer and there was the photo around 10 hits down.
Day Translations Japanese Translator Confirms The Date
Day Translations Japanese translator, Kia Cheleen, was able to reveal to Inside Edition the exact publication date of the photo in question, October 5th, 1935. Making the claims made by the History Channel documentary impossible.
While this seems to be conclusive proof, the History Channel show has already aired and brought a certain amount of closure to Earhart’s relatives and loved ones. However, a spokesman for the channel has said that there will be an investigation, promising ”we will be transparent in our findings.” He also added that historical accuracy is what is most important to the History Channel and its viewers.
The news will disappoint a fair amount of people round the world, eager to find out exactly what happened to the world famous female aviator; but what matters most is the facts. Thanks to a Japanese blogger and Day Translations Japanese Translator, Kia Cheleen, the real truth seems to have been uncovered.