As we’ve long suspected, Courtney Love isn’t much of an aviation expert. She squarely acknowledges this fact on her Facebook page. Nonetheless, the longtime Hole singer apparently thinks she’s found missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, and she’s broadcasting the discovery to her more than 300,000 Facebook fans.
“I’m no expert, but up close this does look like a plane and an oil slick,” Love writes beneath a sloppily annotated image of the water area where experts and officials have been searching for signs of the plane or its wreckage. “Prayers go out to the families #MH370 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 included crudely drawn arrows pointing to what she suspected to be “Plane?” and “Oil”:
The post has drawn 10,000 likes and about as many shares. The notion that Love had potentially overtaken aviation experts, Malaysian officials and Reddit in solving the 10-day-old mystery struck some observers as a ludicrous twist:
I think Courtney Love potentially finding the plane might be the most brilliant plot twist in a news story ever pic.twitter.com/7PNKYfSwzA— Jo Barrow (@JoBarrow) March 17, 2014
But it isn’t to be. Crowdsourcing project Tomnod, where Love discovered the satellite imagery, has debunked the find, telling The Wall Street Journal that “sometimes our eyes see what we want them to see.”