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Originally posted by Argyll
reply to post by greeneyes14
The fact that there were comments on the statuses PRIOR to the events happening proves that they were not hidden and then published after the fact
Statuses can be hidden to some people and visible to others, how hard would it be to make the statuses viewable to "ghost accounts" where comments are enabled (and made by MC), and hidden to everyone else until MC picks the most relevant status to show to everyone?
Guys a fraud.
Originally posted by wongy
Originally posted by Deja`Vu
reply to post by NeoVain
it took me 5 seconds to find his page...mitchellcoombes.com...
at first glance his site doesn't seem trustworthy
I am sorry, but.. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? How many more freakin times do i have to say,IT'S NOT HIM!!!!!
Where is mitchell coombes?
Originally posted by Observor
Don't know if the original Mitchell Coombes had real inside information or was a fake, but anyone claiming to be him after the so called successful predictions is bound to be a fake. Even if there was no discontinuity in the Facebook account, it still would have been hacked that is if his claims that the earthquakes were engineered and the rugby matches were fixed. Those capable of engineering earthquakes and keep them secret are also capable of taking over internet accounts.
If the account had been taken over by other people, they would do everything to discredit him and that would include soliciting others for money and making "predictions" that won't turn out to be true. In other words, nothing posted on internet in his name since he became popular for the accuracy of his predictions is reliable as coming from him.
That leaves only the predictions that were not too well known when they were made, but became populalrly known after they are no longer predictions. Unless each person can find reliable people (unknown people on the internet won't fit the bill) who have seen them when they were still predictions about future events and vouch for them, the logical thing to do would be to look for simpler explanations.
For example all his fans post this image as proof of his prediction
The post on March 7, 2011 12:39 pm says "Ok, everyone you've been warned of what's to come, we now have 104 hours to go! Hold on tight we are in for the shock of your lives".
The next is a comment by Ben Matthews at 4:01 pm on March 7, 2011 "wots goin to happen on fridee?"
There is nothing else until after the event. So what is it that everyone had been warned about? There are no specifics, not in that image at least. But isn't the 104 hour notice accurate? Yes, it is if that was the only "prediction" made. If he was in the habit of posting non-specific 104 hour window predictions and deleting them when nothing happens it won't be a surprise that one of them came true.
As for the rugby match scores, that doesn't surprise me in the least that heavily betted on sports matches are fixed. He should have made a pot of money if he knew the scores in advance and trusted his sources.
In conclusion, there is no way to know whether this guy was the real deal or fake. But you can be assured anything coming in his name on the internet now will be fake
If he is the real deal and managed escape the powers (he probably is not the age he claims to be and the photograph is probably someone else's that he picked up on the net) he may continue with his predictions, but under a different name.