A romantic honeymoon stroll on an idyllic remote island was turned into a moment of surprise and hilarity when the bones of long-missing aviator Amelia Earhart appeared in the background in one of a vacationing couple’s “selfie” photos. Kristen and Gary Thomas of Bridgeport, CT, whose wedding was described by the attendants as “stunning and breathtaking”, noticed the sun-bleached remains after showing their friend, Julie Nelson, the photos from their island oasis.
“I was like, ‘Oh my god,’ and they were like, ‘Right?’” said Nelson, 26. “I thought I was just looking at a beautiful picture of my friends on their honeymoon, but then I saw it: The obvious corpse of famed aviator Amelia Earhart. Too funny!”
Forensic anthropologists have confirmed that the fully intact corpse, which appears to be “gripping a steering wheel and shrieking for its life,” is, in fact, the groundbreaking female aviator Amelia Earhart, in the midst of performing an outrageously sneaky photobomb.
Richard Urchwright, a historian and professor at Columbia University, has noted that, “[T]his is the most important discovery of the century—thank goodness they decided to take an ‘ussie’ where they did.” Urchwright. “This is also totally characteristic of Amelia Earhart’s behavior in life, to hide so long and make such a big appearance in a fun, playful way.”
“We just wanted a photo that represented our love for each other and how cool our island honeymoon was. Little did we know, we’d find the long-lost bones of famed aviator Amelia Earhart, or rather, that she’d find us!” Kristen said.
“It would’ve been cooler if we were photobombed by Jack Sparrow,” Gary Thomas chimed in. “But he’s a fictional character so I guess this is alright.”
Since the discovery, the photo has gone viral on the Internet, reaching up to 21 million likes on Instagram.
“This could be bigger than that Oscar selfie with Ellen,” said Gary. “Thanks, Amelia.”
Historians are eager to go to the area and examine the crash site, but unfortunately Kristen and Gary can’t remember the name of the island or the tour boat company that took them there.