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WORLD'S HUNT FOR MADDIE


We reveal the 8,685 ‘sightings’ of Madeleine McCann across 101 countries as desperate parents Kate and Gerry McCann continue search



The Met police has collated reported sightings under Operation Grange, but not all details have been released

By ANTONELLA LAZZERI  
17th October 2016, 1:00 am


TODAY The Sun can reveal the full extent of the hunt for Madeleine McCann.
Potential sightings of the British three-year-old – snatched in 2007 in Portugal – total 8,685 across 101 countries and territories.
A Freedom of Information request for the figures showed many were stamped “NFA” – No Further Action – by Portuguese cops who believed the youngster was dead, compounding the despair of parents Kate and Gerry.


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Can you spot her? . . . there have been more than 8,000 sightings of Maddie across the globe  
Since May 2011 the Met police has collated reported sightings under Operation Grange. Few have been released to the public.
In our story and graphic, we plot where Madeleine has been spotted across the globe.

1. ALGERIA: October 2008: A man reported he had seen a blonde girl with a British accent, who looked liked Madeleine, with a dark-skinned Algerian family who were “acting suspiciously”.
2. ANDORRA: Details not made public.
3. ARGENTINA: June 19, 2007: A man took a photo of a girl “identical” to Madeleine. Sighting later ruled out.


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Despair . . . Kate and Gerry McCann still hold out hope of finding their little girl  

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Poster girl . . . Kate and Gerry pose with a computer generated snap of what Madeleine McCann might look like now  
4. AUSTRALIA. July 26, 2015: A suitcase containing the skeletal remains of a fair-haired young girl was discovered next to a motorway in Wynarka, near Adelaide. Pathologists said she would have died in 2007. There was speculation that the body was Madeleine’s after a cop said it did not match descriptions of any missing children in that country. But the victim’s DNA did not match Madeleine’s.
5. AUSTRIA: July 2008: A couple at a hotel in St. Valentin claimed a girl resembling Madeleine cried “Help me!” in English as a man dragged her away.
6. AZORES: Details not made public.
7. BANGLADESH: Details not made public.
8. BELGIUM: May 14, 2007: A British man claimed he saw a child asleep on a train from Brussels to Antwerp and thought she looked drugged. The girl was with a balding, 6ft white man in his forties, who got off the train at Mechelen carrying her. British Police trawled CCTV footage but eventually ruled out the sighting.


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Mass sightings . . . Maddie has been 'spotted' around Europe  

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Algarve hunt . . . cops search in Portugal for missing British girl  

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Help us find her . . . members of the public have reported sightings in more than 100 countries  
9. BELIZE: Details not made public.
10. BOLIVIA: Details not made public.
11. BRAZIL: June 7, 2007: A man spotted Madeleine in an Ipanema cafe sitting with a man. He said she looked “sad” and did not speak to her male companion.
May 11, 2007: A man said he saw Madeleine at a book fair in Cinelandia Square, Rio de Janeiro. She was with a white woman and speaking English.
12. BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS: Details not made public.
13. BOSNIA: July 8, 2007: A British tourist believed he had seen Madeleine at the Roman Catholic shrine of Medjugorje. He said the little blonde girl he saw with a couple was “agitated and sobbing”. Police investigated and traced the girl, who was a local.


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Footie fan . . . Madeleine McCann pictured in an Everton shirt  

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Pray for Maddie . . . picture to mark the ninth anniversary of her disappearance  
14. BULGARIA: May 26, 2007: Female Brit tourists saw Madeleine in a hotel in Sunny Beach with a man. When the girl took her sunglasses off the man told her to put them back on which she found suspicious. Madeleine had a defect in her right eye.
15. CAMBODIA: June 2014: Police travelled to the Southeast Asian country to quiz convicted paedophile Roderick Robertson about Madeleine.
16. CANADA: May 4, 2009: Distressed viewers inundated a Canadian TV station with calls after a blonde girl identical to Madeleine was shown singing with a choir on a news show. Private investigators studied the footage and ruled it out.
17. CANARY ISLANDS: June 27, 2007: Madeleine spotted in a Chinese restaurant in Playas De Las Americas eating with a “dark-skinned family”.
18. CHILE: Details not made public.


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Shock abroad . . . Maddie disappeared on a holiday in the Algarve  

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Hunt in progress . . . Algarve search has faltered as cops reduce numbers on duty  
19: CHINA: July 3, 2007: A man spotted a tall, blonde girl who looked like Madeleine at Taipei Airport with two men. They were never traced.
20. COSTA RICA: Details not made public.
21. CROATIA: June 19, 2007: She was seen in Dubrovnik, laying on the floor “kicking and screaming” and yelling: “I’m never going to see them again.”
22. CUBA: Details not made public.
23. CYPRUS: October, 2012: A British couple and three children their flat in Ayia Napa after a neighbour alerted police that a girl with them was 'identical' to Madeleine. The family have never been traced.
24: CZECH REPUBLIC: Details not made public.
25: DENMARK: Details not made public.


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Sun campaign . . . Kate McCann poses with poster in search for her daughter  

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Pray for her . . . Kate and Gerry McCann join well-wishers to mark anniversary of her disappearance  
26: DUBAI: May 31, 2007: A caller, claiming to be a UK barrister, told Portuguese police that Madeleine had been taken out of Portugal on a ship registered in Holland. The report was ruled out.
27: EGYPT: May 23, 2007: A British woman on a boat trip in Sharm El Sheik saw a blonde girl on another boat screaming at a man. Egyptian authorities investigated and ruled it out.
September 12, 2009: Maddie spotted at a hotel in Hurghada. Not traced.
28. ESTONIA: Details not made public.
29. FIJI: Details not made public.


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Down Under . . . Maddie 'sightings' have been reported overseas  
30. FINLAND: Details not made public.
31. FRANCE: May 26, 2008: Seen in a restaurant in Montpellier by a student who shouted out 'Maddie' at which the girl looked up 'surprised' before a man with her 'bundled' her out.
32. FRENCH POLYNESIA: Details not made public.
33. THE GAMBIA: Details not made public.
 


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In the pink . . . Madeleine McCann disappeared in 2007  

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Sporty kid . . . Madeleine McCann search has discovered leads and mistaken identities  

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34. GERMANY: May 31, 2007: Maddie was spotted in a car park in Offenburg.
35. GIBRALTAR: May 2007: A Brit couple said they saw a woman pushing a girl who looked like Madeleine in a trolley out of Marks & Spencer’s. They said they heard the girl shout: “You’re not my Mummy.” The woman replied: “Of course I am.”
36. GREECE: May 12, 2007: A girl resembling Maddie seen in a watch store in Milos.
May 17, 2007: Madeleine was spotted on an easyJet flight from Athens to London.
May 19, 2007: A girl resembling Maddie spotted in Athens, hitch-hiking with a man.
37. GUATEMALA: Details not made public.
38. HONG KONG: June 14, 2007: A woman said she saw Madeleine in a shopping centre but this was ruled out after police studied CCTV footage.
39. HUNGARY: Details not made public.
40. IBIZA: August 12, 2007: A woman saw a girl who had the same visible eye defect as Madeleine.


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Secret spot . . . the Ocean Club, Praia Da Luz, Portugal, where Maddie disappeared  

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Cops at work . . . Inspector Andy Redwood  
41. ICELAND: Details not made public.
42. INDIA: July 28, 2011. A British tourist was so convinced a girl in the northern city of Leh was Madeleine she took a photo of her. When it was shown to Kate and Gerry they said it was not her.
43. INDONESIA: Details not made public.
44. ISRAEL: Details not made public.
45. ITALY: June 17, 2007: A British man said he saw Maddie in Bari, walking along with a “large” lady.
46. JAPAN: Details not made public.
47. JERSEY: May 9, 2007: A woman in a park saw a man and a young blonde girl at the top of the slide. She thought it strange as there was no interaction between them all the time she was there. The man was Portuguese but spoke English. Police investigated but ruled it out.
48. JORDAN: Details not made public.


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European sightings . . . Maddie McCann has been spotted all over the world  

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Map for Maddie . . . picture shows key sights leading up to her disappearance  
49. KENYA: July 24, 2007: A man saw a child who looked like Madeleine on an internal flight from KTC Wildlife Safari Park, Kichwa Tembo. She got off at the next stop and was never traced.
50. KOSOVO: Details not made public.
51. LAOS: Details not made public.
52. LATVIA: July 3, 2007: A man said she saw a blonde girl exactly like Madeleine holding a woman’s hand in the capital of Riga. He took a photo of her which was later ruled out.
July 20, 2007: A man spotted Madeleine, again in Riga.
53. LITHUANIA: Details not made public.
54. LUXEMBOURG: Details not made public.
55. MACEDONIA: Details not made public
56. MADAGASCAR: Details not made public
57. MADEIRA: May 16, 2007: Madeleine seen in a black car in Funchal.
58. MALAYSIA: Details not made public


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Dog patrol . . . Portuguese cops believed the three-year-old was dead  

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Desperation . . . few details of the search for Maddie have been released to the public  
59. MALTA: July 20, 2007: A couple staying in a hotel in St Julian’s saw a girl who looked like Madeleine screaming in the hallway. She was rushed away by a couple after guests came out to see what was going on.
60. MAURITIUS: Details not made public.
61. MEXICO: July, 2007: A man said he heard a little scream 'Help me, help me!' while visiting friends in Mexico City. He said she had blonde hair and spoke English. He flagged down a police car but they did nothing.
62. MONACO: Details not made public.
63. MONTENEGRO: June 15, 2007: Dr. Seamus Hegarty, a child educational specialist, said he saw a girl like Madeleine while at a conference in Budva.
64. MOROCCO: August 2007: In the town of Fnideq, A woman aged around 50 was spotted with a blonde girl who had a mark in her eye like Madeleine’s. The girl also had a dummy around her neck, not something usually seen in Morocco.
August 31, 2007: A British tourist took a snap of a local, dark-skinned woman walking with a young very blonde child tied to her back with a cloth. The little girl looked so like Madeleine even computer face- imaging experts said it was a match to her. British police scrambled to Morocco to find the girl but within hours news came back that it was a girl from a village in Rif mountains.


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Search goes on . . . two major sightings of Maddie McCann were reported to cops  

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Aerial view . . . site shows the McCann apartment in Portugal and surrounding area  
65. MOZAMBIQUE: May 26, 2007: A man saw Madeleine being driven in a 4x4 in Maputo by a man with no teeth. The witness took the number plate. Police traced the man and it was ruled out.
May 26, 2007. Another caller said he had seen Madeleine with a white man in the capital.
66. NEPAL: Details not made public.
67. NETHERLANDS: May 2007: Amsterdam shop worker Ana Stam, 41, claimed a little girl of three or four who said her name was “Maddie” asked her: “Do you know where my mummy is?”
Then she pointed to the couple she was with and told Ana: “They took me from my holiday.” Ana said the little girl was with a Portuguese man and woman. Ana reported her fears to police but nothing was done.
68. NEW ZEALAND: May 2007.: A girl there bore such a strong resemblence to Madeleine that police had to investigate whether she was her TWICE. After a photo of the girl went viral in March 2012 police interviewed her parents and said they believed she was their daughter.
A few months later police officers requested DNA tests from the girl, which finally ruled her out.
69. NORWAY: September 2007: Madeleine was seen at a cafe in Skarnes. She was with two smartly dressed men.


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Clues . . . police have not released details to the public of all her sightings  

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Run for it . . . Kate and Gerry McCann raise funds in a charity run  
70. OMAN: Details not made public.
71. PANAMA: Details not made public.
72. PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Details not made public.
73. PARAGUAY: May 2016: Officers from Interpol and an anti-kidnapping elite squad went into action when British private eye Miraz Ullah Ali claimed earlier this year he had uncovered evidence Madeleine was being held in Paraguay. He said a woman was looking after her in the city of Aregua. There was a huge search there but nothing was found. He later said he was “mistaken”.
74. PERU: Details not made public


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Heartbreak . . . Kate and Gerry McCann sad that no further clues have been spotted for Maddie  

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After the loss . . . Kate and Gerry McCann pictured in Portugal soon after the disappearance  
75. PHILIPPINES: Face-imaging computer experts have examined “dozens” of child abuse images beamed from the Philippines to identify if any are Madeleine.
76. POLAND: May 12, 2007. A medical student in Wroclaw saw a taxi with a young girl like Madeleine in it with a “tough looking” man.
77. PORTUGAL: May 23, 2007: A girl seen in Vilamoura had a mark in her eye like Madeleine has.
May 26, 2007. Girl seen being pushed by a man of Muslim appearance in Porto. The caller said when he reported it to Portuguese police they “laughed” at him.
78. REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: May 2007: A woman in Dublin told police she had seen a girl who looked like Madeleine getting on a bus with a man at Eden Quay. They got off at the city centre. CCTV images of the girl were studied and the sighting ruled out.
79. ROMANIA: Details not made public.
80. SERBIA: June 2, 2008: A man thought he saw Madeleine in the back of a car in Belgrade.

PSYCHIC claims to have solved Madeleine McCann mystery  

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Dark story . . . Kate and Gerry McCann make statements against police officer Goncalo Amaral  
81. SEYCHELLES: Details not made public.
82. SINGAPORE: June 21, 2007: A woman saw a white couple in a sushi restaurant with a girl who looked like Madeleine.
83. SLOVAKIA: Details not made public.
84. SLOVENIA: Details not made public.
85. SOUTH AFRICA: In June 2007 police driving through Cape Town noticed two black men in a car driving with a young blonde child. When they stopped the vehicle the men grabbed the child and ran off towards Table Mountain. Cops gave chase but lost them. The incident was reported to Leicestershire Police as a possible sighting of Madeleine.
86. SPAIN: There have been numerous sightings of Madeline since she went missing including:
May 25, 2007: girl fitting her description in Puerto Banus in a bar with a woman. The child was wrapped in a blanket and crying.
July 11, 2007: A woman spotted “Madeleine” on a beach near San Pedro with a man of 50 who was rubbing sun lotion on her.


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Family video . . . still shows Maddie McCann in candid family moment  

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Worst nightmare . . . details have not been made public of many cases  
87. SRI LANKA: Details not made public.
88. SWEDEN: October 2009: A photo of a girl at a car show in Stockholm that appeared on a website led to Swedish police being inundated with calls that she was Madeleine. Face-mapping technology used by British police identified the girl as a possible match. Swedish police were unable to trace the girl.
89. SWITZERLAND: May 25, 2007: A family driving near the Gotthard tunnel were hit by an Alfa Romeo. The driver of the Alfa was a male aged between 30 and 40 with a pony tail. He kept getting out and 'nervously' checking the back door was locked. In the back was a small blonde girl wrapped in a towel.
90. SYRIA: Details not made public.
91. THAILAND: Details not made public.
92. TUNISIA: Details not made public.
93. TURKEY: May 25, 2007: A man saw a girl resembling Madeleine in a market in Istanbul with a dark-skinned woman who she was speaking English to.
94. UGANDA: Details not made public.


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Search goes on . . . e-fit posters in the Algarve  

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Tragedy . . . swimming pool at the hotel where the family stayed in Portugal  
95. UNITED KINGDOM: February 20, 2008: A retired civil servant reported that a Portuguese couple who knocked on his door in Dorset had a blonde-haired child with them he was sure was Madeleine. The couple were never traced.
96.UKRAINE: Details not made public.
97. USA: July 25, 2007: A man at Disney World in Florida saw a girl on a Disney bus who looked like Madeleine. She was with a man in his mid-50s who treated the girl 'strangely' because he didn't speak to her at all during the journey.
98. URUGUAY: Details not made public.
99. VANUATU: Details not made public.
100. VENEZUELA: May 2008: Brit Trevor Francis said he saw a girl like Madeleine with a blemish in her eye on the Island of Margarita.
101. VIETNAM: July 2007: Madeleine spotted in Vietnam, but the report to police had so few details they were unable to act on it.


https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1989265/world-maddie-hunt-8685-potential-sightings-of-madeleine-mccann-in-101-countries/

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Re: The Sun 17 Oct 2016: World's Hunt for Maddie - Can you spot her? - Maddie 'sighted' 8,685 times in 101 countries

Post by Tony Bennett on 17.10.16 8:28

Thank you very much @ GGS for posting this extraordinary article in full.

We can only stand and stare in disbelief at the extraordinary amount of research that must have gone into compiling this article.

A team at the Murdoch-owned Sun must have worked on this for weeks, compiling a complete list of these 8,685 'sightings' over 101 countries.

Then getting their graphics team to produce a very arresting map of the world.

I am wondering if this huge effort may have been prompted by the coverage, at least on the internet, of Jill's letter to the Prime Minister? The whole piece seems designed to impress on its millions of readers the fact that Madeleine is probably still alive out there somewhere.

In places, the article dispenses with terms like 'claimed sightings' or 'alleged sightings', and just refers to 'sightings' as if they might have been actual sightings.

This impression is compounded by Lazzeri virtually suggesting, once again, that the Portuguese police have been at fault for not following up every single one.

The article suggests that there have been 8,685 'sightings'. Today Madeleine has been missing for 3,454 days. That works out at 18 sightings every week since 3 May 2007.

If anything tells us that...

* There will be no media let-up in the promotion of the truth of Madeleine's abduction

* Operation Grange was an expensive charade from Day One, and

* Very powerful forces intend, in the run-up to the 10th anniversary of Madeleine's reported disappearance, to continue to use all available media to push the narrative of 'Madeleine was abducted - it's the Portuguese police's fault she hasn't been found'...

...then surely this article by Lazzeri, a journalist with a reputation for writing articles to order from her masters, dispels all doubt.

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Post by Cmaryholmes on 17.10.16 8:48

'Can you spot her?' Beggars belief, doesn't it, that the Sun's publishers think people are so stupid. On the other hand, they have been feeding drivel to the public for so long, they are the true experts and know that the majority believe the propaganda they read in the papers. The money will be rolling into Madeleine's (Gerry's) fund today, now the abduction fairy tale is in the news again.

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Post by Verdi on 17.10.16 11:49

What an utterly disgraceful piece of mock journalism - what a total waste of time and money.  What does it achieve?  What is it intended to achieve?

The repeated 'details not made public' throughout - why should they be made public?  It is apparent by just skipping through the list of sightings, that the majority are dead ends.  I'm sure the police (at least the Portuguese police) have more constructive way of utilizing their resources than chasing rainbows.

Is this person who claims to be a journalist, attempting to imply the Portuguese police are inept.  The McCanns always maintained that their primary reason for trawling through the translated files, was to find that missing piece of the jigsaw - that important sighting that was overlooked?  Well they've had a fair crack of the whip - over eight years and clearly they haven't uncovered a thing, excepting perhaps a very lengthy list of sightings around the world for Antonella Lazzeri to play around with.

So I ask you Mr. and Mrs. McCann - what has this exercise achieved in terms of solving the mystery of your daughters disappearance?  You should be able to answer Mrs. McCann - you know because you was there, remember?

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Post by Cmaryholmes on 17.10.16 12:56

By the way, does anyone think the Sun knew there was going to be a statement from the police about Ben Needham today? It can't be a coincidence that this huge spread about Madeleine appears out of the blue today.

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Post by MRNOODLES on 17.10.16 13:00

Surprisingly the sun are allowing negative comments.  My personal opinion the article is a p*ss take.  Going by the running photo with the caption 'run for it' as well.

Is there a sense of their money and support are drying up.  So a gradual, less favourable news articles are about to be dropped on them?

Like Tony said,  there's a lot of time and effort put into this whatever way you view.  And it's all done for a reason.

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Post by Tony Bennett on 17.10.16 13:29

@Cmaryholmes wrote:By the way, does anyone think the Sun knew there was going to be a statement from the police about Ben Needham today? It can't be a coincidence that this huge spread about Madeleine appears out of the blue today.
Yes, I think that this is very possible.

I do not think the conduct of South Yorkshire Police can be explained at all, without postulating that this was done in conjunction with senior media figures, for some kind of 'effect'.

This 'search' for Ben Needham's remains was not done without fuss, but the cameras and press were welcomed with open arms. There was a new 'titbit' every day of an utterly improbable tale about a digger-driver 'confessing' 24 years later on his deathbed. The idea that they were going to search through 800 tons of rubble which was carried without cover through the bumpy lanes of Kos, with bits of rubble falling off regularly, was both risible and farcical.

I can't work out what the agenda for all this play-acting was, but I do believe it is somehow linked to the Madeleine McCann case

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Post by jeanmonroe on 17.10.16 13:44

TODAY The Sun can reveal the full extent of the hunt for Madeleine McCann.

Potential sightings of the British three-year old – snatched in 2007 in Portugal – total 8,685 across 101 countries and territories, a Freedom of Information request for the figures showed.
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An FOI?

Who 'from'? The Daily Fail?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3293516/Police-hunt-Madeleine-McCann-scaled-investigating-60-suspects-nearly-9-000-sightings-missing-girl.html

'8,685 potential sightings around the world'

ByMartin Robinson for MailOnline
Published: 15:07, 28 October 2015 | Updated: 01:47, 29 October 2015

29th October 2015!

jta: 'We will accept cash only 'donations' from any 'one' of the 101 'countries' named, via paymypal, to be placed in our super duper special 'secret' search fund, that has replaced the original 'search' fund.'

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Post by MRNOODLES on 17.10.16 13:46

@Tony Bennett wrote:
@Cmaryholmes wrote:By the way, does anyone think the Sun knew there was going to be a statement from the police about Ben Needham today? It can't be a coincidence that this huge spread about Madeleine appears out of the blue today.
Yes, I think that this is very possible.

I do not think the conduct of South Yorkshire Police can be explained at all, without postulating that this was done in conjunction with senior media figures, for some kind of 'effect'.

This 'search' for Ben Needham's remains was not done without fuss, but the cameras and press were welcomed with open arms. There was a new 'titbit' every day of an utterly improbable tale about a digger-driver 'confessing' 24 years later on his deathbed. The idea that they were going to search through 800 tons of rubble which was carried without cover through the bumpy lanes of Kos, with bits of rubble falling off regularly, was both risible and farcical.

I can't work out what the agenda for all this play-acting was, but I do believe it is somehow linked to the Madeleine McCann case

Setting aside whether Ben was an accident or something more sinister. 

Could it be, showing the farce of the 'where's wally' map.  It's saying these 'incidents' begin and end on the doorstep of where they occur?

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Post by jeanmonroe on 17.10.16 14:52

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3843234/Mother-six-claims-killer-clowns-tried-snatch-BABY.html

'Killer klowns tried to snatch my BABY':
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Operation Grange have released 7 new 'e-fits' of potential 'baby snatching' klowns.



"Did you see ANY of the above klowns in PDL on 3rd May 2007?"

"We have 38 3, or 4, full time MET police officers 'waiting' to answer your call!"

The SHOW must go onnnn, the show MUST go ONNNN!

memo to DCI Wally

There WERE 8 'klowns' and 1 'ringmaster' in PDL, on 3rd May 2007, but they didn't have to wear face paint!

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Post by MRNOODLES on 17.10.16 15:39

@jeanmonroe wrote:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3843234/Mother-six-claims-killer-clowns-tried-snatch-BABY.html

'Killer klowns tried to snatch my BABY':
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Operation Grange have released 7 new 'e-fits' of potential 'baby snatching' klowns.



"Did you see ANY of the above klowns in PDL on 3rd May 2007?"

"We have 38 3, or 4, full time MET police officers 'waiting' to answer your call!"

The SHOW must go onnnn, the show MUST go ONNNN!

Were they all in a car or a flippin' mini bus?

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Post by jeanmonroe on 17.10.16 15:42

@MRNOODLES wrote:
@jeanmonroe wrote:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3843234/Mother-six-claims-killer-clowns-tried-snatch-BABY.html

'Killer klowns tried to snatch my BABY':
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Operation Grange have released 7 new 'e-fits' of potential 'baby snatching' klowns.



"Did you see ANY of the above klowns in PDL on 3rd May 2007?"

"We have 38 3, or 4, full time MET police officers 'waiting' to answer your call!"

The SHOW must go onnnn, the show MUST go ONNNN!

Were they all in a car or a flippin' mini bus?

Nope! they all arrived, and left, on a big red TRACTOR!

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Post by jeanmonroe on 17.10.16 16:21

Anyone here 'reckon' a 'judgement' MIGHT be 'imminent' from PSC?

Apparently, the McCanns 80 page 'appeal' was given/handed to 'a judge', for 'consideration', on 4th October 2016.

I wouldn't have thought it would take 13 days to 'read' through 80 'pages'.

This would 'explain' the 'McCannfest' in the 'Scum', today, imo.

Plus, of course, there's 'way too much' Kerry/Ben Needham, in 'our' UK Maddia!

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Post by Cmaryholmes on 17.10.16 16:55

If there have been more than 8000 sightings, (mythical) are the Mccanns going to apologise to Gonçalo Amaral for claiming he was hampering the 'search'?

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Post by Roxyroo on 17.10.16 18:18

@Cmaryholmes wrote:If there have been more than 8000 sightings, (mythical) are the Mccanns going to apologise to Gonçalo Amaral for claiming he was hampering the 'search'?

I had the exact same thought!
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Post by plebgate on 17.10.16 21:20

@jeanmonroe wrote:Anyone here 'reckon' a 'judgement' MIGHT be 'imminent' from PSC?

Apparently, the McCanns 80 page 'appeal' was given/handed to 'a judge', for 'consideration', on 4th October 2016.

I wouldn't have thought it would take 13 days to 'read' through 80 'pages'.

This would 'explain' the 'McCannfest' in the 'Scum', today, imo.

Plus, of course, there's 'way too much' Kerry/Ben Needham, in 'our' UK Maddia!
Wouldn't suprise me to hear that a judgement  might be imminent.   About time.

80 page appeal.  Will be interesting to read that online in due course.

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Re: The Sun 17 Oct 2016: World's Hunt for Maddie - Can you spot her? - Maddie 'sighted' 8,685 times in 101 countries

Post by sharonl on 17.10.16 21:44

Everton FC
Amber Alert scheme
Missing people
Find Madeleine diminishing fund - which is down to £46K, they managed to fit that in.

thinking  How much does the Sun charge for advertising?



As for well researched - I don't think I agree, all Antonella had to do was rummage through her archived files of bogus stories

The stats are ridiculous - no way could anyone be spotted in over 101 countries.  It's obvious that these sightings are false, people reporting them just wanting their few minutes of fame, or more to the point, people claiming to have seen Maddie after meeting the likes of Antonio Razo who was caught paying people to make these false claims.  And, an abductor is really going to go out in public accompanied by Madeleine isn't he? He would have to be as nutty as Antonella to do that.


Does Antonella think that we should be impressed with these crazy unbelievable stats?    I would be more inclined to believe them if they claimed that Madeleine had been spotted about 6 times in one area only.

Does Antonella think we were all born yesterday?

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Post by Verdi on 17.10.16 23:14

When quizzed by Sandra Felgueiras about possibly important sightings the McCanns "can't remember" - ha bloody ha!  Snared hook line and sinker, on record for all to see and hear..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7diM96eajQ

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Post by Verdi on 18.10.16 0:01

Thankee howdy !  I can't do that - but then I'm fick.

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Re: The Sun 17 Oct 2016: World's Hunt for Maddie - Can you spot her? - Maddie 'sighted' 8,685 times in 101 countries

Post by ShiningInLuz on 18.10.16 0:14

@Tony Bennett wrote:Thank you very much @ GGS for posting this extraordinary article in full.

We can only stand and stare in disbelief at the extraordinary amount of research that must have gone into compiling this article.

A team at the Murdoch-owned Sun must have worked on this for weeks, compiling a complete list of these 8,685 'sightings' over 101 countries.

Then getting their graphics team to produce a very arresting map of the world.

I am wondering if this huge effort may have been prompted by the coverage, at least on the internet, of Jill's letter to the Prime Minister? The whole piece seems designed to impress on its millions of readers the fact that Madeleine is probably still alive out there somewhere.

In places, the article dispenses with terms like 'claimed sightings' or 'alleged sightings', and just refers to 'sightings' as if they might have been actual sightings.

This impression is compounded by Lazzeri virtually suggesting, once again, that the Portuguese police have been at fault for not following up every single one.

The article suggests that there have been 8,685 'sightings'. Today Madeleine has been missing for 3,454 days. That works out at 18 sightings every week since 3 May 2007.

If anything tells us that...

* There will be no media let-up in the promotion of the truth of Madeleine's abduction

* Operation Grange was an expensive charade from Day One, and

* Very powerful forces intend, in the run-up to the 10th anniversary of Madeleine's reported disappearance, to continue to use all available media to push the narrative of 'Madeleine was abducted - it's the Portuguese police's fault she hasn't been found'...

...then surely this article by Lazzeri, a journalist with a reputation for writing articles to order from her masters, dispels all doubt.

8685 sightings.  3454 days.  That sums it all up.

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Post by jeanmonroe on 18.10.16 1:04



"Run for it . . . Ka£e....our top MET police 'supporter' Bernie is going and a real, honest, cop is gonna be put 'in charge' of OG"

wtf2

Gerry gives 'the charade'... a day off?

NO £1.50 'Find Madeleine' GQWB for him!

Ka£e will be 'furious and fuming' said a close family sauce and she is considering suing the photographer, if he/she has any money.!

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Post by DENNISSALLY on 18.10.16 2:26

Of course Gerry and Kate searched for Madeleine! They were never off the road jogging all over the place searching! Running here running there jogging everywhere searching for Madeleine!

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Post by Cmaryholmes on 18.10.16 8:00

Just look at the pair of them, enjoying the attention, in their matching, pink, campaign vests. It is truly sickening.

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Post by Verdi on 18.10.16 12:44

@Cmaryholmes wrote:Just look at the pair of them, enjoying the attention, in their matching, pink, campaign vests. It is truly sickening.
Not a pretty sight is it? 

Gerald seems to have carelessly mislaid his good quality wristband - just like he did his precious little daughter.

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