Many years have passed since the original E-book was published on line, and I have been invited to take another look at it.
In the light of what we now know some Chapters still stand up to scrutiny, but others have been superseded.
Right from the start the Abduction story was supported by two pillars
- Smashed Shutters
- Man seen carrying child
The smashed shutters were shown to the world to have been a deliberate, calculated but extremely stupid LIE by the parents - to their own close friends and relatives, incidentally, who dutifully put the story into the public domain - when TV footage the following morning showed the fingerprint officer dealing with a clearly untouched and unopened shutter. That Chapter concentrated on the nature of the lie being told, and its persistence.
The sighting by JT lingered for very much longer, and so the Chapter in which this is dissected and destroyed is still relevant to show the mendacity and stupidity involved.
Some time later DCI Redwood himself destroyed this second pillar by telling the world he had traced the man involved, who was merely carrying his child home from the crèche. He also claimed that the original pyjamas had been produced for inspection and the man’s original clothing had been seen (after 6 years).
Whether any of that was correct or in any sense ‘true’ is beside the point. What the DCI was doing was publicly making it clear that the original story was nonsense, and always had been.
But interestingly, this second pillar of “Man seen carrying child” was so powerful for Team McCann and the Abduction story, that even now, years after the DCI made that statement, the image of “Tannerman carrying child” is still on the Find Madeleine web site.
Without it, they have nothing.
And after the DCIs revelation, the other “man seen carrying child” - Smithman - had to be brought out of the relative obscurity to which he had been consigned. Team McCann cannot let the focus change. And that focus has to remain on late evening Thursday 3rd May.
The DCI followed this up by making a strangely worded statement that “Madeleine leaving the apartment alive does not necessarily follow with all of our thinking . . . “ and then went to the Algarve with ground penetrating radar and pickaxes to start digging.
The implication and the message to the McCanns and their friends was clear.
The Last Photo, the famous Pool photo, was also said by the ever mendacious Clarence Mitchell to have been taken on that final day. Since it was Mitchell presenting the photo some took a more independent look, at the EXIF Metadata, and at other aspects concerned with it.
There is little doubt now that the pool photo CANNOT POSSIBLY have been taken on Thursday 3rd. They arrived too late on the Saturday, and in the event there were big fluffy clouds, as shown on the children’s play area photos. Sunday was totally cloud free, but by late that evening a weather front had begun to move in which eventually brought rain and cold winds for the rest of the unhappy week. This front cleared only late on Thursday evening. A new chapter on the Pool Photo summarising what seems now to be accepted has been added for the benefit of those who did not see it elsewhere.
And although that is in itself interesting, as is the forensic identification of the people involved in that conspiracy, the ones who handled the photos and who altered the EXIF, the main concern is as always slightly to the right of where we are looking.
A long term and valued researcher known to many has looked at everything which happened after Sunday 29th, and realised that there is nothing which provides any concrete or credible evidence that Madeleine was still alive after that night or early the following morning
Initial statements are vague and anodyne, but as soon as the Tapas group, mostly educated medics, are put even to the very poor test in the Rogatory interviews, they lapse into gibbering incoherence. None of them seem able to answer a straight question or use normal grammar or syntax, about anything after Sunday 29th. They were under pressure. All of them.
The dogs were surely the final straw.
A British Police Advisor organised the top British human blood and human cadaverine detection Spaniels, handled and trained by the top British Police officer, Martin Grime. The dogs were given the run of the apartment and of all the others in the block. They were taken to an underground car park with a selection of cars, and another room with a selection of clothing, as shown in the video below.
They alerted to places and items concerned with the McCanns - and importantly to NO OTHER PLACES OR ITEMS, and that fact does need to be repeated as often as we have time to do so.
And the alerts allow a short and tragic story to be told.
Behind the sofa, on Kate’s trousers, and on Cuddle cat, to a shelf in the parents’ bedroom, where a blue tennis bag had been photographed, then in the boot of the car, and on the key fob.
The sequence is not difficult to follow !
In the original e-book were chapters about people giving false information about abductions, and about false reactions in front of TV cameras.
They have not been updated, and will not be, as they are purely illustrative of the depths to which people will sink, and add nothing to the evidence in this case.
The revelation about the lack of evidence of Madeleine’s continued existence after Sunday 29th has led to another series of interesting thoughts.
Interesting in that a new scenario can be “purported” (to use Gerry’s lamentable solecism) which simplifies everything.
It is revelatory in that much is revealed.
Previously difficult statements begin to make sense, photos fit into place, and crucially most of the reported actions begin to form a pattern.
The once apparently ludicrous shenanigans of Kate and twins leaving by one door and Gerry and - allegedly - Madeleine by the other, somewhat overemphasised in her autobiography, now seem to make much more sense. And the sense is of ensuring that they were never seen after Monday morning in circumstances where they should have been a family group of five.
It looked intricate and meaningless, and set against the 3rd May evening start point, it was.
But set against a Monday morning start, it makes perfect sense.
The crèche records and the fudging and forgeries and bizarre timings compared with the younger children’s crèche by the Tapas bar, and the strange closeness of one of the nannies, and various other factors suddenly begin to make sense.
It is also revelatory in that it can explain what binds the Tapas group together, in their “Pact of Silence”, and why that pact is unlikely to be broken.
Mrs Webster inadvertently used the word “super-inaudible”, and it may have been applied to her by the others. The rest of the group may be bound by other personal and professional considerations.
Three new chapters are added.
The first distilling the work on the Last Photo - the pool photo, showing how it can only have been taken on Sunday 29th.
A second putting Kate’s ludicrous “Whooshing curtains” in context, and showing how this was pure invention.
A third, giving the background to the “Dossier of death” which led directly to the suicide of the late Brenda Leyland. We show how the author of that disgraceful document can be easily identified, and comes as no surprise.
All of these have been discussed at length on CMoMM, but are presented in synopsis, for ease of access.