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I just want to add that 10 PM is not considered late here in Portugal, many restaurants and bars are full of people at that time.
Originally posted by ipsedixit
The sighting reported by the Smith family, of a man carrying a child just before 10 PM is very interesting. Does Gerry really have an alibi for that time period? Would a stranger go running through town with a kidnapped child on his shoulder?
The transcripts show Mrs McCann told police about a conversation she had with Madeleine on the morning she vanished.
"While we were having breakfast, Madeleine said: 'Mum, why didn't you come when we were crying last night?'," she said.
She added: "Gerry and I talked about it for several minutes and decided to watch over the children more carefully at night."
Friends of the McCanns said the couple had been "puzzled" by Madeleine's remark as she had not apparently been crying when they called in for regular 20-minute checks from the restaurant across the pool where they dined each night during their holiday.
They said one of the McCanns' friends, Rachael Oldfield, had been in the adjoining flat - on the other side of Madeleine's wall - all evening and heard no crying.
The couple also insist Madeleine was not speaking angrily and they did not take it as a reproach.
Her reference to "we" is understood to have referred to Madeleine and her younger brother Sean.
Friends said they now believe the comment could even be a clue that an intruder was in the flat on the night of May 2 and briefly disturbed Madeleine and Sean before fleeing.
On the night Madeleine went missing, Mr McCann said he returned to the apartment by his usual route after his wife raised the alarm.
"I looked everywhere, I returned to the children's room and started to think about what could have happened," he said.
"To my surprise, I realised that I could lift up the Persian blind without effort and almost without any noise."
Mr McCann also reported that the angle of the door had changed earlier on in the evening when he had checked on his children - who were all sleeping.
Reporting from the McCanns' home town of Rothley in Leicestershire, Sky correspondent David Crabtree said the McCanns were upset that the transcript leak had caused diversion in their campaign.
We (not me, I don't have any children) usually take our children out to something like a simple family and friends dinner.
Originally posted by unicorn1
I'm wondering what the culture is, in Portugal, of taking your kids out with you? I've worked overseas where it was quite accepted to bring babies, kids in pushchairs etc out to restaurants. They would fall asleep while out. It was no big deal. Wasn't this supposed to be 'a family holiday'?
Did anyone else in the Tapas 9 notice anything strange?
Matthew Oldfield said he had checked on the McCanns’ apartment at 9.30pm. A source close to the McCanns had said he did not look into the bedroom where Madeleine was sleeping with the two-year-old twins Sean and Amelie. But the Evening Standard report claimed he saw the twins but did not have a view of Madeleine’s bed. www.timesonline.co.uk...
Originally posted by IamNow
This is my theory as to why this has been covered up so well
Scottish Knights Templar
Oh and look what's in Rothley where Kate and Gerry live.
[edit on 16-1-2010 by IamNow]
Originally posted by KANDINSKI
Im so glad to see this subject on here.He will go to his death bed trying to get the Mcanns convicted,and so he should.Its the little things in this case that are the most telling.
Like who drives miles and dumps a fridge on holiday?
Also leaving the car doors open for 24 hours to dry out spilt meat?
I defy anyone to watch the documentary and still say she was taken.
From what I hear most people in their village cross the road to avoid them.
[edit on 15-1-2010 by KANDINSKI]
Father Jose Pacheco who comforted Gerry and Kate McCann in the days after Madeleine vanished later claimed that he had been the victim of some form of deception.
The priest even ordered every trace of the Madeleine appeal removed from his church of Our Lady of the Light.
Friends of Jose Pacheco said he could no longer bear to discuss the case. “Even when his friends broach the subject he immediately changes it,” said one.
“He says it is an extremely unpleasant situation and the McCann family only ever brought him problems. “He even told one friend they ruined his life. “There are two completely different Pachecos, the one before the McCanns and this shell of a man after the McCanns. He is a nervous wreck.” What were the problems that forced Father Pacheco to become “a shell of a man” after the McCanns?
At around 10pm, police officers see Gerry McCann, going past the apartment at the wheel of his hire car, a Renault Mégane Scenic, an impenetrable look on his face.At around 10pm, police officers see Gerry McCann, going past the apartment at the wheel of his hire car, a Renault Mégane Scenic, an impenetrable look on his face.
Two or three days passed in Mallorca where we relaxed (Page 3) with our children. Possibly around the fourth or fifth day abroad, I remember an incident that stayed with me. I tell this in this way, and afterwards I have thought many times about the incident that I am about to describe.
One night, on holidays, the adults—the couple aforementioned—were on a patio on the side of the house were we lodged. We had been eating and drinking. I was seated between David and Gerry who were both speaking about Madeleine. I don’t remember the conversation in its entirety, but id did appear they were discussing a possible scenario. I remember David telling Gerry something like “she” (referring to Madeleine) “would she do this”. Upon mentioning “this”, David was sucking on one of his fingers, pushing it inside and outside his mouth, and with the other hand encircled his breast in a gyrating fashion over his shirt.
This was done in a provocative manner and carried an explicit insinuation in relation to what he was doing.
I remember that I was shocked at this, and looked at Gerry, and also at Dave, to gauge their reactions. I looked around (page 4) as is saying “did someone else hear that, or was it just me”. Silence registered in all the conversations and after, we all began conversing again.
I never spoke to anyone about this, but always felt that it was very strange and not something that should be discussed or said.
Besides this, I remember that David once again did the same thing. When I refer to this, I want to clarify that it was during a conversation in which he was talking about an imaginary situation. I do not know of what. I believe that he was talking about his own daughter, Lily, although I cannot be certain. He put one of his fingers in his mouth and slide it in and out, and with the other hand, drew a circle around his breast in a sexually provocative way.
I believe that he was referring to what Lily would do. I believe that he did this later, during the holidays, but I cannot be sure. The last time, besides this, when I was with David and Fiona was several weeks after the holidays, when Savio and I were at a restaurant with Gerry, Kate, Dave and Fiona.
Sean and the Sea Bass. Sean and the Sea Bass Sean subsequently developed a taste for Sea Bass which can produce cadaverine under some circumstances ...
Cadaverine is a foul-smelling molecule produced by protein hydrolysis during putrefaction of animal tissue. Cadaverine is a toxic diamine with the formula NH2(CH2)5NH2, which is similar to putrescine.
Originally posted by slinkey10
reply to post by Silcone Synapse
I get that 404 as well. Is GM referring to Sean one of their two-year-old twins.? A two year old who likes sea bass???
Funny how the investigative journalist(sic) Donal MacIntyre sticks his beak in....gerrymccan-abuseofpower-humanrights.blogspot.com...