Did Amelia Earhart Survive?

New photographs uncovered by the HISTORY investigative team suggests that Amelia Earhart may not have died in a plane crash as previously thought. 

The pilot, who was famous for being the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic, was presumed dead when her plane lost transmission and disappeared in 1937. No traces of the plane, Earhart's body, or the body of her navigator, Fred Noonan, have ever been found. 

However, today HISTORY revealed that this may be because Earhart and her companion survived the crash, or their plane may not have crashed at all.

Newly uncovered photographs show what may be Earhart and Noonan in the Marshall Islands after their supposed crash, being held as prisoners by the Imperial Japanese Army. 

It seems likely that the individuals in these photos are in fact Earhart and Noonan. This is not the first time this theory has been posed, but this is the first real evidence to possibly support that theory.

Up until now, it has been widely speculated by experts that Earhart's plane ran out of fuel and disappeared somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. 

HISTORY'S upcoming special, "Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence" airs Sunday, July 9, and will explore these findings and give new insight into the pilot's mysterious disappearance.

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