Amelia Earhart became one of America’s greatest living legends when she broke record after record as a groundbreaking pilot. But then, in an attempt to become the first woman to pilot a plane around a globe, she disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 at the age of 39.
The most generally held theory of Earhart’s disappearance is that she and navigator Fred Noonan ran out of fuel, crashed into the ocean, and sank. But another theory has long captured some interest — that Earhart and Noonan survived the crash, were captured by the Japanese, and later died in custody on the island of Saipan.
Now the History Channel claims it has a long-lost photo showing Earhart, Noonan, and their plane in the hands of the Japanese, according to Inside Edition.
Watch as Inside Edition presents the dubious yet fascinating photo:
What do you think of this? Is this enough to make you believe that Earhart was still alive when most of the world had given her up for dead?