I don't see the evidence as compelling by any means. Here's a copy of my earlier post from below on the subject: This subject has taken on a life of its own, not unlike UFOs, the Shroud of Turin, Loch Ness monster, etc. It seems that the proponents of a particular theory start with the premise they want and retro-fit any evidence they can come up with to prove their theory, instead of gathering evidence and letting that evidence speak for itself. There seems to be a lot of speculation based on rather thin evidence, in my opinion. Occam's Razor should be the baseline in any investigation, namely, the most simple explanation is generally the most likely one unless proven otherwise. In this instance the most likely scenario is that they missed Howland Island and ran out of fuel and crashed in the ocean. Not quite as intriguing as the other scenarios, but most likely to be what happened.
: I watched the show, and even if you remove
: this photo from consideration, the rest of
: the evidence is compelling. I think that
: the basic problem is that there are no
: Japanese sources whatsoever to corroborate
: the testimony of the various native
: eyewitnesses. And for some reason, their
: testimony has been treated with distrust.
: --Previous Message--
: ... was published in a Japanese book in
: Two years before she disappeared.
: Now now, History Channel, let me get a
: napkin to wipe that egg from your face...