As the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 enters its 11th day, an unlikely figure has stepped forward to help with the mystery: Courtney Love.
On Monday, the singer posted a Facebook photo of a patch of ocean where she believes the missing Boeing 777 may have crashed.
“I’m no expert but up close this does look like a plane and an oil slick,” Love wrote in her post. “And its like a mile away Pulau Perak, where they ‘last’ tracked it 5 39’08.5″N 98 50’38.0″E but what do I know?”
Love added arrows and labels to the picture to indicate where she saw the evidence. Overnight, the post accumulated more than 10,000 shares and 9,000 comments.
Love told New York Magazine she found the suspicious area herself. “Yeah I went to the satellite site and just uploaded tons and tons of pictures. I really doubt aliens took it. It’s got to be somewhere. I’m a little obsessive,” she explained.
The site the singer is referring to is map search website Tomnod, which is currently crowdsourcing for clues regarding the disappearance of Flight 370. The location Love noted was also noticed by others, but has been ruled out: “Although it is still an interesting clue, it is looking much more like the other boats operating in the region,” Tomnod posted on the site’s Facebook page.
“I figured I’d do my part and bring some awareness to the site, for the sake of all the families involved,” Love explained to New York Magazine via text about her hunt on Tomnod. “I hope they find the plane, I pray they’re still alive, it’s sad and my heart goes out to all those involved. It’s the least I can do.”
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