Remember that newly discovered photo that suggests Amelia Earhart, who vanished 80 years ago on a round-the-world flight, survived a crash-landing in the Marshall Islands?
Two bloggers may have just debunked that theory.
As NBC reported, a newly discovered photo in the National Archives was believed to show Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, alive in the Marshall Islands. The photo showed the pair sitting on a dock.
Analysts said the photo, which first appeared on the History Channel special “Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence,” remained unchanged.
Shawn Henry, an NBC News analyst who spent time as the executive assistant director for the FBI, said the photo was legitimate and showed Earhart.
"When you pull out, and when you see the analysis that's been done, I think it leaves no doubt to the viewers that that's Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan," Henry told NBC News.
But two bloggers said they found the photo in an Japanese coffee-table book published in 1935, according to CNN.
Earhart was living in the United States at that time, and wouldn’t venture on her around-the-world trip until 1937.
The bloggers said they found the photo in the book "Naval life line; the view of our South Pacific: Photo album of Southern Pacific Islands."
One of the bloggers, Matt Holly, told CNN that the person who was believed to be Earhart in the photo could have been a man based on the person’s upper body size.
The other blogger, Kota Yamano, told CNN that it took him 30 minutes to find the photo in the 1935 book.
"I wonder why (the) History Channel did not have even one person who understand Japanese or the history between Japan and (the) U.S.," he told CNN.
The History Channel released a short statement about the photo.
Mashable’s Margaret Sullivan said the hunt for Earhart continues.
“Even if this was nothing but a conspiracy theory, let's hope we do find some real proof of Earhart's whereabouts within our lifetimes,” Sullivan wrote.