When famous female pilot Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan didn’t arrive at Howland Island in the Southwest Pacific in 1937, it was thought that they had run out of fuel and crashed to their demise.
Researchers have proven otherwise. Witnesses claim that they had landed off-course near the Marshall Islands and taken into captivity by the Japanese to Saipan Island.
Noonan was allegedly beheaded and Earhart either faced a firing squad or died from disease.
The two flyers were nearly completing their round-the-world trip aboard a twin-engine Lockheed Electra at the time of their disappearance.