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Post by Jill Havern 25.04.19 9:49



There is information the public can read on the internet - and there is information people can consume from mainstream media via BBC, other TV media, radio and newspapers. On many subjects these days you don’t get all the relevant facts from mainstream media. Not by a long way. 

Nowhere can this be truer than in the case of the seemingly never-ending mystery of what happened to Madeleine McCann. Whole swathes of the British public have no idea of the information available that suggests Madeleine McCann was not abducted.  

Mainstream media is powerful. Many people still trust what they say. To many, things said on the internet do not seem to have the credibility that they do when seen on TV, in the main print media, or in a book. 

CMOMM’s influence is primarily through the extensive library of information we have, the research threads, the lively discussion about points of evidence, and more.

We’ve always been conscious of the need to get the attention of the public, the attention of the government, the attention of politicians and opinion-formers and so on.  

This is hard to do, partly due to draconian UK libel laws.  The McCanns are litigious. For example, even suggesting that the cadaver dogs of police dog handler Martin Grime, who detected the smell of death in 17 locations associated with the McCanns (their flat, their clothes and their car), were alerting to the past presence of Madeleine in those locations, could be considered libel.
Below is a brief summary of some attempts made by CMOMM, our friends and others to get the word out to the general public about all the hidden information regarding Madeleine’s disappearance that the mainstream media have deprived us of.   

We begin with the Portuguese Police Co-ordinator who led the initial investigation into Madeleine’s disappearance.

Gonçalo Amaral

Dr Gonçalo Amaral led the investigation into Madeleine McCann’s disappearance from the first day of 3 May 2007 to 2 October 2007, when he was removed from his post by the Portuguese Ministry of Justice after making public fully justified criticisms of British government interference in the case. It later emerged that the Portuguese Minister of Justice had informed the then British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, of the decision before Dr Amaral had been told. 

In order to correct a vast amount of disinformation about the case and his own role as head of the investigation, Dr Amaral later resigned from the police and wrote a powerful book on the case, A Verdade de Mentira"The Truth of the Lie". It sold 200,000 copies in Portugal, has been officially translated into ten other languages and published in over 30 countries.  

It was never officially translated into English, but a voluntary translation by a lady known on the internet as ‘AnnaEsse’ appeared in late 2008, and you can read it on the CMOMM Forum, here, and on the blog I created,

The Portuguese TV company TVi made a documentary based on the book which has been seen by millions can be viewed here:

Dr Amaral was sued for libel damages by the McCanns in June 2008. They alleged that his book had ‘damaged the search for Madeleine’. This extraordinary libel case lasted seven years due to the vagaries of the Portuguese judicial system and involved Dr Amaral in huge expenses as he was forced to appeal (successfully) against very bad decisions by the Portuguese courts. He eventually succeeded in defeating the claim against him at a Portuguese Supreme Court hearing in April 2015. 

Many members of CMOMM contributed to a legal defence fund to assist him, to which we link on the forum, here

Gonçalo Amaral made the running in Portugal in respect of publicising what the mainstream media had been keeping hidden. 

In the U.K., meanwhile, the role of trying to inform the public of the facts about Madeleine McCann fell initially to…

Tony Bennett and the Madeleine Foundation      

There is a separate article about the work of the Madeleine Foundation to be found elsewhere on our forum, see here ____.  

Here we just list some of the ways that Tony and the Madeleine Foundation he helped to found made an impact on the public: 


In November 2007, after two months’ research on the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, having read thousands of posts on the internet bitterly criticising the McCanns for leaving their three children alone for long periods whilst they were over 100 yards’ walk away from a restaurant where they were eating, Tony decided the McCanns should be answerable to a court for their actions. He discovered that under the Council of Europe’s Hague Convention, parents of children allegedly neglected whilst abroad should be prosecuted in their own country. He applied for a summons alleging that by leaving their children, all aged under four, unattended for six days in a row whilst at dinner – which they had publicly claimed in a newspaper article – they had committed an offence under the Children and Young Persons Act 1933. He informed the Loughborough Echo of his application, who gave the issue front page treatment.  

Widespread news coverage followed, including these newspaper articles in the Daily Telegraph and the Metro, which are still on the internet:  

The attempted prosecution failed after the Attorney General informed the Court that it should decline to proceed with the summons as it was not clear that such a summons could be brought in the English courts.  

Tony was interviewed for Talk Sport and by ‘shock jock’ James Whale. 


This media exposure led to Tony being inundated by emails, some from abroad, urging him to do still more to get a message out to the public that Madeleine may not have been abducted. As a result he helped to found the Madeleine Foundation as a community organization and campaigning group. Dozens joined after it was founded in January 2008. You can read more about the Madeleine Foundation here:

 The Madeleine Foundation website was set up in August 2008 with a startling article titled: ’30 Reasons which suggest that Madeleine McCann was not abducted’.  

The Madeleine Foundation’s book ‘What Really Happened to Madeleine McCann: 60 Reasons which suggest at Madeleine McCann was not abducted’ followed on 7 December 2008. More people joined the Madeleine Foundation and people began buying the book in significant numbers. 

A flood of people donated to a special fund to ensure the Madeleine Foundation’s book was sent to all MPs, members of the House of Lords and leading journalists and opinion-formers. Several dozen replies were received.  

Hundreds of thousands of expats were able to hear Tony explain the Madeleine Foundation’s views on the disappearance of Madeleine McCann on Bolland’s Radio Europe broadcasts’, in a series of interviews, which are now available on YouTube, here: 

During 2009, the Madeleine Foundation produced a 4-page leaflet, ‘What Really Happened to Madeleine McCann? 10 Reasons which suggest that Madeleine McCann was not abducted’, tens of thousands of which were distributed across the country.  


In early 2009, the Madeleine Foundation submitted a lengthy response to the Parliamentary Select Committee on Press Standards, and its officers were invited to attend the session where Gerry McCann, his chief publicist Clarence Mitchell and Adam Tudor, Head of Carter Ruck, the libel lawyers, attended to give evidence.    

In March 2009 members of the Madeleine Foundation delivered thousands of leaflets around Oxford University on the occasion of Clarence Mitchell being invited to speak at the Oxford Students Union, where he boasted of his campaign work on behalf of the McCanns.  

On 1 August 2009, the Madeleine Foundation held a one-day conference in Essex where future campaigning plans were discussed. It also held several regional meetings for interested members of the public.  


Later in August, Madeleine Foundation members distributed their ’10 Reasons’ leaflet in Leicestershire, including a ‘leaflet drop’ of around 150 leaflets in the McCanns’ own village, Rothley. Unknown supporters of the Madeleine Foundation later that evening posted up some of the posters on trees and noticeboards around the village. 

This led to extensive media coverage, with the Madeleine Foundation’s Chairman being interviewed on BBC TV East Midlands. Days later, a front-page story about the Madeleine Foundation appeared in the Sunday Express.  

This unprecedented publicity led to tens of thousands of people flocking to the Madeleine Foundation to see for themselves what it was campaigning about. Hundreds more bought the Foundation’s increasingly-popular book, ’60 Reasons’, many also asked for copies of their 4-page leaflet. A couple of dozen new members joined. 

This further burst of publicity led to the McCanns sending legal letters to the officers of the Madeleine Foundation. Many articles on their website had to be removed, and the McCanns demanded the book be withdrawn from any further sale or distribution. The group suspended most of its activities.        

In 2010, the Madeleine Foundation was covered in a 9-minute feature by the BBC’s Inside Out programme, who filmed members handing out leaflets in Bristol. Their programme  can be viewed here: 

An expert police superintendent’s view on the case, by ‘PeterMac’

One of our earliest members on CMOMM was a retired Nottinghamshire Police Superintendent, Peter Macleod, known to us all on the forum as ‘PeterMac’.

He has brought the eyes and trained investigation procedures of a highly experienced senior police officer to the forum. It is impossible to exaggerate the quality of the tireless research work he has put into analysing all the relevant evidence concerning the reported disappearance of Madeleine. You’ll find much of his work on the forum.

His supreme achievement is to have produced a brilliant, FREE e-book, documenting the key lines of evidence in the case, now running to 31 chapters. Each chapter lays out the relevant facts clearly and with every single point fully referenced for you to check. 

It is linked on the forum here and on his e-book blog here        .

The Richard Hall documentaries

In late 2013, an engineering graduate who for years had been concerned about the mainstream media’s failure to cover a range of topical issues, including covert operations by government secret service organisations in the UK and the USA, turned his attention to the Madeleine McCann case. He had been fascinated by the controversial BBC Crimewatch McCann Special, a one-hour-long TV show, watched by 7 million in the UK, which once again tried to sell the abduction narrative to the country. The programme highlighted a brand new suspect, an abductor claimed to have been seen by an Irish family at 10pm the night Madeleine disappeared.  He was not convinced by the programme.

He had for years made a series of programmes under the Rich Planet name and was known for making nationwide tours revealing matters of interest to the general public not normally covered in the mainstream media.

With the help of much of the material on the CMOMM forum, he set about making a 4-hour documentary film titled: ‘Buried by Mainstream Media: The True Story of Madeleine McCann’.

Released in August 2014, it made a huge impact on the internet. Millions watched it. Many dozens uploaded it to the internet on their own channels.

Since then, Richard has regularly featured the Madeleine McCann case on his tours.

He has made four more Madeleine McCann documentaries, each between 2.5 and 4 hours in length. By and large they support the hypotheses about what happened to Madeleine that we hold here on CMOMM.

In addition, he has made a highly informative and entertaining YouTube video on the untruths told by the McCanns’ spokesman Clarence Mitchell during a visit to Australia.

Richard is a member of CMOMM.

Here are the titles and links for his five documentaries and the YouTube video about Clarence Mitchell. They can also be bought or viewed on his own website at 


Film 1: True Story of Madeleine McCann
Excellent overview of the whole case

Film 2: The Phantoms
Examines four separate claims made about a suspect abductor (Tannerman, Smithman, Crecheman and Sagresman)  and finds them all to be probable fabrications

Film 3:  When Madeleine Died?
Highly detailed film which makes a powerful case for saying that Madeleine must have died late on Sunday 2nd April, four days before she was reported missing

Film 4: Embedded Confessions
Fascinating extended interview in Maine, U.S.A.  with one of the world’s leading Statement Analysts, Peter Hyatt, who suggests that embedded in the McCanns’ body language and words is an admission of their guilt

Film 5:  Madeleine - Why the Cover-Up
Discusses in detail the suggestion that there has been a highly organized cover-up of Madeleine’s death by the British secret services and examines the controversial behaviour of Robert Murat, the initial chief suspect, both before and after Madeleine’s reported disappearance  

Clarence Mitchell lies to Australian CommsCon Conference about Madeleine McCann   

Lizzy Taylor, Researcher from Canada

Lizzy Taylor, a British expat and businesswoman now living in Canada, has been an active member of the forum for many years. Known on the internet as ‘HideHo’, from the very early days she has researched the case in detail and chronicled some of the main facts, controversies, contradictions and changes of story. She has a whole section of her own on this forum here,

Probably her 100-plus videos of various aspects of the Madeleine McCann have by now been viewed by tens of millions.

Here are some links to some of her most noteworthy videos:

The TV interviews given by well-known U.S Criminal Profiler, Pat Brown

A prominent Criminal Profiler from the U.S., Pat Brown, who runs her own Criminal profiling agency, called the abduction of Madeleine McCann a hoax in the very first few weeks after Madeleine was reported missing. She has been interviewed a number of times on U.S. TV explaining to an American audience that there are multiple clues that Madeleine died on the McCanns’ holiday in Portugal and that they, together with others faked her abduction. She is a member of CMOMM and an occasional contributor. Recently she was interviewed by Australian senior journalist Mark Saunokonoko for his series of podcasts broadcast by Australian TV network

One of Pat Brown’s TV interviews, which has now been seen over two million times on YouTube, can be seen at this link:

Pat Brown has written an ebook with her own analysis of the Madeleine McCann case; she differs from CMOMM however in that she maintains, against the evidence, that Madeleine suffered a fatal accident after 6pm on the day she was reported missing.  On CMOMM we suggest the evidence overwhelmingly points to her having died much earlier in the week.     

Wendy Murphy, former U.S. prosecutor and now child sexual abuse and psychology expert

Wendy Murphy is an experienced professional in both the legal and childcare fields. She is an author in her range of expertise. Also a Child Advocate, she has analysed in depth the notorious murder of six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey and the murder of two-year old Caylee Anthony. In both cases, she saw evidence of serious sexual assault which she said had both been covered up by high-level officials.

On the day (14 October 2013) when the BBC and the Metropolitan Police transmitted their hour-long Crimewatch Special on the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, she was asked to give her expert opinion on the case by well-known U.S. TV station Fox News. She was asked to comment on two new efits of a suspected abductor shown that day for the first time on British television.

She was unusually forthright. She declared that the abduction was a hoax and that the efits were of ‘a fake suspect’.  She told the millions watching Fox News that night that the McCanns’ behaviour showed that they were not telling the truth. Why else, she asked, would Kate McCann refuse to answer any of 48 questions put to her by the Portuguese Police? Why, she asked, was it necessary for the McCanns to hire the top lawyers and public relations experts in the whole of the U.K.? Her forthright views shocked the interviewer who had clearly up to then believed the ‘official’ narrative that Madeleine had been stolen from her bed by a mystery abductor.

You can view this remarkable interview on CMOMM at this link, or on YouTube here:

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