Theory Two: Earhart and Noonan crash land on the island of Nikumaroro, where they later die at the hands of coconut crabs, which hunt for food at night and grow up to three-feet long.
After this vintage photo recently circled the internet, a woman stepped forward and claimed that she had seen Earhart being captured by the Japanese.Josephine Blanco Akiyama, now a resident of California, was 12 years old when she claims to have seen Earhart being hauled away by the Japanese in Saipan in July 1937 after the aviator is believed to have crashed her plane into the Pacific Ocean.The photo in question appears to show both Earhart and Noonan in the Marshall Islands, with a note on the image placing them at the Jaluit Atoll.Jaluit Atoll is more than a thousand of miles away from Nikumaroro island.Guests staying at this 100% non-smoking hotel will enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast buffet each morning before heading out to sightsee.
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Mail Online's investigation last year concluded that if Earhart and Noonan had been captured by the Japanese, the suspected spies would have been under guard but there is no sign of any Japanese soldier on the jetty.'The group on the dock appears to be out for a Sunday stroll, or awaiting someone's arrival from one of the ships in the harbor,' an expert said.
As the Mail Online's investigator who uncovered the questionable photo notes: 'In the archives I found that the envelopes containing the photographs were stamped on the lower rear corner - something that was difficult to notice as they're in a three-ring binder/enclosure.'The (aerial) surveillance photos in the first few envelopes were dated earlier than the 1940s, but the photos taken from on the island (Jaluit), that were in the latter envelopes, were dated 1940 '.
Bone-sniffing dogs may have found the lonely spot on an deserted island where Amelia Earhart died as a castaway after she crash landed in 1937.
Four border collies sniffed out the lingering scent of human remains on an uninhabited island south of her intended flight path - and researchers believe they could belong to the missing aviator or her navigator Fred Noonan.
If the scent of human bones is found, the canines are trained to sit or lie down with their paws on either side of the location where the smell is the most intense, reported National Geographic.