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Was Amelia Earhart captured by the Japanese ?


Posted on Sunday, 26 November, 2017 | Comment icon 9 comments

Did Amelia Earhart die at the hands of the Japanese ? Image Credit: Harris and Ewing
A new theory suggests that Earhart and Fred Noonan were taken prisoner in Saipan and later executed.
When Amelia Earhart disappeared over the Pacific Ocean during an attempt to circumnavigate the globe in her Lockheed Model 10 Electra in 1937, the question of what happened to her would go on to become one of the most enduring mysteries of the modern age.

While there has been a lot of focus recently on the idea that Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan went down in the Pacific and died as castaways on the remote atoll of Nikumaroro, another theory, which was featured in a recent History Channel documentary entitled Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence, suggests that they were captured by the Japanese and taken to the island of Saipan.

According to William 'Bill' Sablan, who lives on Chamorro, his uncle Tun Akin Tuho actually worked at the prison where the famed aviator and her navigator were taken.

The story goes that in the 1930s, two Caucasian prisoners - a man and a woman - were brought to Saipan prison by ship after the plane they had been flying went down in the ocean.

They had allegedly remained at the prison for around three days before being executed. Sablan's uncle even indicated that US authorities had later managed to locate and retrieve their remains.

Whether the two prisoners on Saipan really were Earhart and Noonan however remains unknown.

Source: USA Today | Comments (9)

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Mr Guitar on 26 November, 2017, 19:37
Is that before or after they were eaten by giant crabs? Theories, theories, and more theories to entice financial backers. If the US authorities retrieved the remains, what was the value in not disclosing it? Maybe they were taken by aliens, examined on the mothership, escaped a few years later in a scout ship, and crashed in Roswell. Makes about as much sense. Let's find some bones and DNA and put it to rest.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Piney on 26 November, 2017, 19:45
This has been a ongoing debate at work. I say eaten by crabs my coworker says eaten by sharks.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Manfred von Dreidecker on 26 November, 2017, 20:21
I thought we'd decided that she was eaten by Giant Crabs.  
Comment icon #4 Posted by _KB_ on 26 November, 2017, 20:53
Sombody called Scooby Doo so we can get this mystery over with!
Comment icon #5 Posted by spud the mackem on 26 November, 2017, 23:14
whether she came down on land or in the sea her chances of surviving the crash would be slim to non as very few pilots who crashed those type of planes survived , however if she was "rescued" by the Japanese they would have no reason to execute her as that would be a huge "loss of face" to the Japanese as they were not at war with the Americans at that time and to rescue her would be an immense credit to them as she was a famous person. R.I.P. Amelia wherever ypu may be.
Comment icon #6 Posted by clare256 on 27 November, 2017, 15:46
It's hardly a "new" theory
Comment icon #7 Posted by seanjo on 27 November, 2017, 16:58
Sigh...Here's what happened....again...they got lost, ran out of fuel and ditched or crashed...
Comment icon #8 Posted by Almighty Evan on 27 November, 2017, 18:02
The Briori got them and put them in a museum, and we won't see them again until 2371.
Comment icon #9 Posted by paperdyer on 27 November, 2017, 20:34
Why don't we give all the theories to the Russians, put them in a hat and let a psychic pull the correct one from the hat.


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