The disappearance of Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan on July 2, 1937 is one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of all time. Now, 80 years later, newly uncovered evidence from within U.S. Government archives may finally bring this case to a close. Former FBI Executive Assistant Director, Shawn Henry, investigates new, shocking evidence supporting that Earhart survived her final flight, crash-landed in the Marshall Islands, and was captured by the Japanese military – dying in their custody on Saipan. HISTORY®’s two-hour special Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence, unveils original U.S. documents containing new information about the fate of this American legend, including a never-before-seen photograph presumed to be Earhart and Noonan after their crash, and how the U.S. government may have covered it up.
The special begins with Henry disclosing a photograph found by Former US Treasury Agent, Les Kinney, deeply hidden and mislabeled in the U.S. National Archives depicting Earhart, Noonan and their ill-fated plane at a dock in the Marshall Islands. Henry leads a team of investigators in evaluating and testing the photograph with extensive recognition and proportional comparison technology.
The show presents evidence verified by some of the most reputable professionals in the world including: plane parts found on an uninhabited island of the Marshall Islands by Earhart Investigator, Dick Spink, consistent with the aircraft that Earhart was flying in 1937 and an original interview with the last living eyewitness who claims to have seen Earhart and Noonan after their crash.