Before I start with the meat of this thread, I'll begin with the usual apologies and excuse making.
Firstly, not at all sure where to put this thread, I suppose some people believe the Madeleine McCann situation is a conspiracy, so I put the thread
here - if there's a more appropriate forum for this thread, please move.
Secondly, I can not find the search facility to verify that this has already been discussed here...where is it? I've looked everywhere, am I being
stupid? I'll assume I'm being an idiot, given the current attitude of the majority of ATS users these days, someone will probably tell me I'm an idiot
in no uncertain terms, but I cannot find it anywhere...a search facility that cannot be found, how ironic!
Ok, a week or so ago people started to report seeing a girl who looked like Madeleine at the Benfica football match, not being a fan of the game I
never noticed this, but it's doing the rounds online...
What I want is to find the actual footage this still image was taken from, but can't seem to locate it, so if anyone can find that and post a link I'd
very much appreciate that.
I read an odd quote regarding this story, in a tabloid...so it can't be verified as being accurate, but still quite odd. - here's the quote:
However, a source close to the McCann family said although the girl in the photo bore some resemblance to images of how Madeleine might look now,
the apparent flaw was in the wrong eye.
Madeleine's defect - a dark strip on the iris - was in her right eye; the girl in the crowd's appears to be in the left one. "What is encouraging is
that it shows everyone is still looking for Madeleine," said a friend of the McCanns.
"That will give her family great strength."
Here's a source where the quote can be found: www.nzherald.co.nz...
Am I the only one who finds it odd that the parents (apparently) are so quick to dismiss the possibility based on the flaw in Maddie's eye?
I also find it odd that they added the family find it encouraging that people still think she's alive, it gives them great strength...why? If they're
happy that the public are looking then why so dismissive based on a still image? Images can be reversed...which is why I want the footage the still
was taken from.
They also seem not to have considered surgery...if someone abducted Maddie and kept her alive, surely they'd do or at least try to do something to
hide such a unique feature. I don't know what to make of this, it certainly does look like what one would expect the little maddie to look like when
she'd gained a few years - also note the Benfica are a Portuguese team, I'd like to see which "end" this girl is in...is she in the benfica end with
the other benfica fans? I'm not saying I think it's her, but I find it quite odd that the parents are so dismissive of this based on a still image
alone...not the reaction you'd expect from parents searching for their long lost child when when such a compelling likeness is seen by so many.
And don't seem to consider the fact that whoever took her might have tried to disguise her distinguishing features anyway, that and the fact that
they're happy that people seem so adamant that the girl is still alive, because it means they believe that the majority don't suspect them of foul
play...it's all pretty odd, I want to see that footage.
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