In a rather stunning turn of events, the much-heralded 'lost Amelia Earhart' photo which made headlines last week has been debunked in a devastating fashion.
Hailed as a breakthrough clue to the fate of the famed pilot and her navigator, the image served as the centerpiece for a major two-hour documentary that aired on the History Channel over the weekend.
However, suspicious about claims that Earhart had been captured by Japanese forces, a blogger in Tokyo launched his own investigation into the photo and found that the claims surrounding it quickly fell apart.
In a mere 30 minutes, Kota Yamano was able to locate the image in the pages of a Japanese travelogue that was published in 1935 ... two years before Earhart went missing!
More on this jaw-dropping twist in the latest incarnation of the Earhart story at the Coast to Coast AM website.