Wednesday, July 12, 2017

National Geographic Refutes Amelia Earhart History Channel Findings

 National Geographic  

Refutes Amelia Earhart History Channel Findings

It turns out that reality is stranger than fiction... In a stunning turn of events, it appears one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of the 20th century went from being unsolved, to being solved, and went back to being unsolved all in the course of a few days!?!! Many sources, including National Geographic claim they have discovered evidence that refutes the hypothesis put forward by the History Channel Amelia Earhart Documentary I have written about twice

Image above can be seen on Page 99 of online Japanese Book

Many news outlets have been covering this quickly unfolding story, and I must admit my favorite coverage so far came from MediaITE, which so colorfully wrote

"Lost amidst the chaos of the latest Trump/Russia revelations, has been one of the most extraordinary tales of epic media failure in recent times. This one was a REAL “Fake News!” story."

The new claim being put forth says that a Japanese Military history blogger recently came forward and presented new evidence (seen in the photo above) claiming the photo in question was NOT taken in 1937, but was taken two years earlier in 1935!?!!

CNN reported: "Two bloggers say they have found the photo in a Japanese coffee table book dated 1935 -- when Earhart was safely in the United States. The bloggers claim the photo was originally published in a travel book titled "Naval life line; the view of our South Pacific: Photo album of Southern Pacific Islands."

Here is a link to the National Geographic's story that is refuting The History Channel claims. The photo above came from a similar article that was published by NPR, which I believe was the first to break the story.

So what do I think? I honestly don't know what to think. I am stunned, and just today I spoke on the phone at length with Stan Barrett, and he and I agreed that the evidence was overwhelmingly compelling, and we both assumed the case was closed. Of course, anything is possible, but there is one thing I can't get passed, and that is the shape of the haircut of the person who appears to be Amelia Earhart in the ONI photo. Either way, we will soon see...hopefully...

"ROLEX" Violin Version

Violin Version

If you are like me, you can't get AYO & TEO's "ROLEX" song out of your head. And it's not just me. I know a lot of people who can't stop singing "I just want a Rolly, Rolly, Rolly with a dab of Ranch!" So you can see why I was really surprised when I recently came across this amazing violin version of AYO & TEO's ROLEX!!! I can imagine Rolex actually using this soundtrack in future videos, as it sounds so awesome, and is so Rolexy...