Another theory has come to light about the fate of famed aviators Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan who went missing in the Pacific Ocean during an around the world flight attempt in 1937.

A man with ties to Saipan shared information that promotes a theory that Amelia Earhart was brought to the island and held prisoner 80 years ago.

William “Bill” Sablan, who lives on Chamorro, said his uncle Tun Akin Tuho worked at the prison where Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan were taken prisoner in Saipan.

The theory shared by History’s TV special says Earhart was captured and executed on Saipan by the Empire of Japan. The U.S. government and military knew it (and even found and exhumed her body). And both governments have been lying about it ever since. – USA Today

Featured image By Underwood & Underwood (active 1880 – c. 1950)[1] [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Amelia Earhart standing under nose of her Lockheed Model 10-E Electra. Gelatin silver print, 1937