Adding her two cents and plentiful Facebook clout to the mysterious search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 today was none other than Courtney Love, whose homemade analysis garnered more attention than most by virtue of it coming from Courtney Love. “I’m no expert but up close this does look like a plane and an oil slick,” she wrote, complete with a diagram, to more than 2,000 likes and 1,400 shares. “[It’s] 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?” (Sample comment: “swear to god if courtney love finds the fucking plane.”)
Asked if she’d found the spot herself, Love told Daily Intelligencer, “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.”
Unfortunately, the spot in question had been previously noticed and ruled out by the crowd-sourcing service Tomnod. “Although it is still an interesting clue, it is looking much more like the other boats operating in the region,” Tomnod said prior to Love’s post. “Keep up the good work.”
“I mean I don’t know anything about aviation per se,” added Love via text.
“I saw an article asked people to help search on Tomnod.com so I decided to give it a shot,” she explained of her methods. “I figured a plane would still be leaking some fuel so I searched for signs of an oil slick. I found one and there appeared to be an object nearby. I don’t know if it is the plane or not, but I figured I’d do my part and bring some awareness to the site, for the sake of all the families involved.”
“I hope they find the plane, I pray they’re still alive, it’s sad and my heart goes out to all those involved,” she said. “It’s the least I can do.”