An upcoming History Channel report on the mystery surrounding Amelia Earhart's 1937 disappearance suggests a rediscovered photo shows Earhart and her damaged plane after what some thought was her fatal crash. According to TMZ, it is said to have been taken on a South Pacific island days after Earhart's disappearance.
"There's nothing that points me in another direction", according to Gibson, who said the woman in the photograph had the "same prominent, athletic shoulders as Amelia" and the same "short, bobbed hair".
A recently discovered photo suggests that legendary U.S. pilot Amelia Earhart may have died in a Japanese internment camp rather than in a plane crash in the Pacific Ocean. All that was known for certain was that the plane the world famous female aviator and Noonan were flying in vanished and all communication ceased while over the #Pacific on a round the world flight,.
The never-before-seen photo, provided by the National Archives, is presumed to show Earhart and Noonan after they crash-landed in the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean. For years, the Japanese Military has denied they knew what happened to Earhart.
The photo has been analyzed by numerous experts.
The photo was shown Wednesday on NBC News' "Today" during a preview for the program. Not everyone accepted Earhart and Noonan's fate, though; some people, including folks on the Marshall Islands, believe Earhart actually made it to land, eventually dying in a Japanese prison.
Also, the more substantive evidence comes from the alleged Noonan appearance in the photo - showing a receding hairline and similar features, NBC News writes.
"It's my feeling that this is very convincing evidence that this is probably Noonan", he added.
If you want to hear more about this awesome photo The History Channel is airing a doc on July 9 at 9. p.m.to talk all about it.
Ken Gibson, who specializes in facial recognition, concluded the photo is un-doctored and is "very likely" a photo of Earhart and Noonan.
According to former Federal Bureau of Investigation executive assistant director Shawn Henry, who led a team of investigators that examined evidence surrounding Earhart's fate, the photo's discovery "absolutely changes history".
The new piece of evidence indicates that Earhart and Noonan were blown off course but survived the crash, investigators said.