It has been nearly one month since Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared. After weeks of data analysis and false leads, it is unclear if authorities are any closer to solving the mystery of the missing plane. But one blogger is confident he has uncovered the truth.
“Well, I think we know what happened to the Malaysian Airline flight MH370,” Glenn said with skepticism on radio this morning. “I apologize. We know now what happened with the Malaysian airliner. The passengers are now being held at Diego Garcia. It is a U.S. base.”
‘Freelance journalist’ Jim Stone is confident he has proven MH370 safely landed at Diego Garcia, a U.S. military base near the Maldives. Why is Stone claiming this theory is “confirmed 100 percent true”? He claims to have discovered a photo allegedly taken by Philip Wood, an American IBM engineer on the flight.
While the origin of the photo, which is completely black, remains unclear, Stone says that the Exif data from the picture matches the coordinates of Diego Garcia. As a result, you can rest assured his theory "is not a hoax.”
According to Stone, the photo was posted online with the following text:
I have been held hostage by unknown military personal after my flight was hijacked (blindfolded). I work for IBM and I have managed to hide my cellphone in my ass during the hijack. I have been separated from the rest of the passengers and I am in a cell. My name is Philip Wood. I think I have been drugged as well and cannot think clearly.
“At this point, I'm worried about the germs without it being in my butt. Now it's been in my butt, not sure I want to dial the phone,” Pat joked. “Is that why he instead posted a photo to a website with it. I understand the WiFi and the LTE service in Diego Garcia is very strong.”
“You aren't going to make a phone call,” Stu added. “You want to make sure you upload a photo to a website."
Stone offers further insight into how Wood would have been able to send the photo:
The man claimed to be blindfolded when he sent the message. When the American military blindfolds someone, it is accomplished by putting a bag over the head that is locked so you can’t get it off. This left the engineers hands free. This would have made it possible for him to pull his iPhone 5 (a fact confirmed by the Exif data) out of his butt as stated, and use the voice command ability of the IPhone to just talk to it to log in and post the message. This explains why he sent a black photo, he could not see what he was sending, he just knew he snapped a photo and sent whatever got taken.
Glenn, however, remained somewhat unconvinced.
“The U.S. military base, because it's WiFi enabled, is a hot spot,” Glenn concluded. “And you know what's crazy? The U.S. military's hot spot has no locks. You don't need a password. Military hot spot – it's free. It’s more like a hotel. You do have to accept the terms of agreement though like when you are in a hotel.”
Read Stone’s entire theory HERE.
Editor's Update: This wasn't the first time that Glenn talked about the story. He brought it up earlier in the day at the morning meeting, and the producers got to weigh in on the wild theory.
Front page image courtesy of the AP