Why Does a Sandy Hook Witness Say All of Lanza’s Car Doors Were Open?
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So who closed the doors and when?
A Sandy Hook shooting witness told Katie Couric that when she first got to the school, one of the things she noticed was all the car doors were open. Numerous photos and videos show the car parked in front of the school with all the doors shut, and caution tape making a perimeter around it. If that is the case, who closed the doors and when? Maybe someone closed them to preserve evidence or just because it eventually had to be towed, but how many doors were open? Was the trunk open? Maybe the witness is just wrong and inserted a detail accidentally.
Katie Couric: Your son forgot something on friday morning, so you went up to the school and when you got there you knew something was a…
KC: amiss to say the least
Witness: yes, yes
KC: what did you see
Witness: There were like 8 or 10 kids um who were you know running basically towards the firehouse, and uh I you know I obviously thought that was odd. But when I got out of the car and started walking towards the building, I noticed a car, you know in the uh drop off area in front of the entrance.
like a black hatchback, had all the doors… open, and like black sweatshirts strewn around it and again I thought, well that’s really odd, and you know you don’t usually see that um at the school and then I walked to the doorway and there was another mom standing there and all the while I’m thinking to myself, the building is so quiet, and why is it so quiet, and uh I said to her “Is something going on?” and she goes, “I don’t know but look”, and she pointed and I looked and um next to the door where there’s a buzzer… You have to buzz in to the building, the whole plate glass window to the right of the door um was shattered and there was glass everywhere and we looked at that, and we said well, you know this is really strange…
and as soon as um those words kind of came out of our mouth, we started hearing gunshots, I knew that it was gunfire but… you know I didn’t, I just ran, you know, I just ran.
KC: You were ushered to safety
KC: You were waiting by the fire truck. and you started to see kids stream out of the building.
KC: what were those kids doing?
Well um, it was um it was all sorts of things, I mean first of all, it was amazing in that they were all staying in a single file line.
Is that how it was known a rifle was said to be left in the car? But whatever it was, appearing to be a shotgun, was not removed from the vehicle until after dark? We noted this in our article about 36 hours after the shooting and it still hasn’t been clarified by most media outlets.
@wtfrly we reported exactly what authorities told us. That changed a lot over the course of the weekend
— Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) December 20, 2012
A concerned citizen says the gun may be a Saiga 12
Another video claims it is a Sig Sauer rifle, but that doesn’t appear right.
What time and how the shotgun was discovered is important. Shouldn’t that weapon have been treated like evidence and processed before sunset?
Why would all the doors on the car be open and black sweatshirts strewn about? Maybe “Lanza” used those to cover up the weapons in the back seat. So he pulls up to the school gets out, gets the handguns and a rifle out of the back, and maybe he already has his extra clips of ammo on at this point, so he heads in to the school. That would be a great thing to see on video since there are many surveillance videos that haven’t been released. There is at least enough video surveillance not showing someone being shot, that part of it could be released, and put all of the “wild conspiracy theories” to rest, right? So show us the video.
When there is a witness account of multiple doors being open and clothes on the ground, it is not unreasonable to wonder whether multiple people were in that car.
The two other people detained and released have barely been explained away, specifically the man running away from the scene. One article by the Newtown Bee offers half an explanation.
A man with a gun who was spotted in the woods near the school on the day of the incident was an off-duty tactical squad police officer from another town, according to the source.
Ok so say one was the cop, which reported detained person was it? What about the witness inside the school who reported two shadows running past the gym? The guy running into the woods or the guy “proned out” on the ground? If it was the person detained in the woods, why was he running if he was a cop?
What about the fact that there were 2 separate drills similar to the Sandy Hook situation that were running the morning of the shooting, both occuring within a 30 minute drive of the school?
Is it just another coincidence that the same morning, two eerily similar emergency preparedness exercises were taking place? The first was the Putnam County Emergency Response Team, just miles away was engaged in a planned “active shooter drill” where the assailant was at a school.
“By grim coincidence, even as the terrible events were unfolding in Newtown on Friday morning, the Putnam County Emergency Response Team (“ERT”) happened to be assembled for regular training in Carmel, and team members were at that very moment engaged in a mock scenario of an active-shooter in a school. The ERT is comprised of specially trained and heavily armed officers from the Sheriff’s Office and the Carmel and Kent Police Departments. When news broke of the Newtown shooting, the Putnam County ERT commander called Newtown Police and offered to have the ERT respond to the Sandy Hook school, but that response was not needed because Connecticut police had already secured the scene.”
The second was a FEMA drill in conjunction with the State of Connecticut called FEMA L-366 Planning for the Needs of Children in Disasters, about 20 miles away.
It is not disrespectful to ask questions about the investigation, if it is maybe we can ask questions about the media, using their coverage.
The narrative in mainstream media lately is that anyone asking questions contradicting the official story is a crazy conspiracy theorist, or is being disrespectful. There are many inconsistencies, which we pointed out approximately 36 hours after the shooting. If there is a growing number of discrepancies in something, you start to ask more questions. CNN has been at the front of this charge but then airs what is supposed to be footage of cops running up to the Sandy Hook elementary school, except it’s not the same school. See the video below.
An article from Digital Journal provided analysis. What would Anderson Cooper say about this?
At the words “they arrived to carnage,” the CNN Anderson Cooper report cuts to helicopter footage of seven police officers charging across a parking lot and toward a school. It is breaking news coverage of the Sandy Hook shooting just hours earlier.
The three-minute report posted on the day of the shootings at the official CNN website is entitled “Tragedy Strikes at Elementary School.” But the school is almost certainly not Sandy Hook.
It is St. Rose of Lima School, a private school a few miles away, also in Newtown. Sandy Hook Elementary School is the site where 20 school children were killed on December 14, 2012, and 6 adults. Two adults were wounded, Natalie Hammond and another whom police have not named.
CNN: “Tragedy Strikes at Elementary School,” at official CNN Youtube channel
The helicopter footage is broadcast at 8 seconds into the CNN report, and again at time stamp 1:02. A close examination of the landscaping, parking lot markings, and the distinct curvature of the sidewalk reveals that no such terrain exists at Sandy Hook Elementary School. However, a Google Earth satellite photo shows the true location almost beyond a reasonable doubt. After circulating across the Internet for a time, photographic evidence seems to bear out that doubts were founded.
It is not known whether the rush to the building of the seven officers seen in the clip is a drill. Also unknown is when it took place.
The GPS coordinates of the area of the St. Rose of Lima School in question are: latitude 41.415154, longitude -73.297764. The street address which can be entered into the Google Earth search box to find the location is 40 Church Hill Rd, Newtown, CT. Google Earth is an Internet tool which allows Internet users to view satellite photos of any place on the planet in minute detail. Users can instantaneously zoom in on details as small as cars or streetlights.
In the disputed CNN footage, at time stamp :08 seconds, police can be seen running around a curved landscape feature from which diagonal lines radiate on the parking lot asphalt. At 1:02 (one minute and 2 seconds) the same clip is played again, more extensively. Officers run onto a long, curving white sidewalk next to a building. A utility room of some sort can be seen on the roof, near a metallic, grill-like device, perhaps a solar collector.
An examination of a satellite photo of Sandy Hook shows no such grouping of features. An examination of the satellite photo of St. Rose of Lima School, however, shows the exact features in detail. It is nearly indisputable that the the site where the officers are shown running is St. Rose of Lima School, not Sandy Hook.
In the CNN report, the second appearance of the footage takes place in the context of a cut to Lt. Paul Vance of the Connecticut State Police at a press conference on that day. The script runs as follows:
Vance (at press conference): “Off-duty troopers responded to the school, and with Newtown police immediately upon arrival, entered the school and began a complete active shooter search of the building.”
As the report cuts to the charging officers, the CNN voice-over says:
“They arrived to carnage.”
The clip was run on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.” The theme of Cooper’s 360 program is “Keeping them honest.”
CNN report, “Tragedy Strikes at Elementary School,” screen shot at 8 seconds, police storming building
It is little things like that feed curiosity which drive 11 million plus views to the video below.
A video with much less speculation, mostly conflicting media reports
Was the Sandy Hook shooting was eerily forecast in the latest Batman movie?
It is hardly just a coincidence that a section of Gotham city was purposely renamed Sandy Hook in the final installment of the latest Batman movie series. The neighborhood is placed in a shot of a map of one of Bane’s designated strike zones.
That link is outlined in full below, but before that, even the website Gothamist, which doesn’t report on “conspiracies”, found the link troublesome. They reported a merchandise campaign before the movie release featuring the villain Bane, moreso than Batman.
Sandy Hook Labeled “Strike Zone” In Dark Knight Rises
From the Dark Knight Rises press kit, sent out last year.
Some idle corners of the Internet are chattering about a number of coincidences that would appear to connect Dark Knight Rises with America’s two most recent horrifying gun massacres. After the mass shooting in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater during a midnight screening for the film, the word “Aurora” was spotted in bright lights atop a building in Dark Knight Rises. Now it seems the name “Sandy Hook” also has ties to the Batman flick… two, it would seem.
Before the movie came out, some media outlets received a “viral package” that contained a map showing a targeted area called Sandy Hook, which was labeled “Strike Zone 1.” In the movie, this is where Gotham Stadium is, and Commissioner Gordon points to it on a map (it’s the only thing you can read on the map aside from the word “Gotham”). What’s circulating is a theory that the Sandy Hook massacre was, on some subliminal level, brought on by the movie:
“As more of these ‘strange coincidences’ continue to pop up, it would take a fool not to question the motive behind it all: Is this all part of an evil pre-conditioning program? This definitely begins to tread into Satanic and occult territory, the purpose of which is known to only a select few in tight-knit circles at the very top branches of various secret societies.”
This attempt to draw a legitimate connection between a fictional film and a devastating real-life massacre comes off as trivializing. But we’ve got to admit it’s a pretty weird coincidence. If you’re inclined to take a closer look, there’s this:
Infowars.com went into great detail about the deliberate coincidence being marketed.
A few days ago we posted an article pointing out that director Christopher Nolan’s latest Batman release “The Dark Knight,” which was recently released on DVD, bizarrely featured a mention of the words “Sandy Hook” (at approximately 1:58).
Since that “minor coincidence,” we’ve scoured the Batman movies and pored over various Gotham City maps to find anything that could support the theory that the movies may have had hints of foreknowledge of the tragic massacre that occurred last week, because where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire.
What we’ve found is interesting to say the least.
We looked at different maps of Batman’s fictional home town Gotham City and compared them with each of the films.
In the latest film, the southern section of Gotham is without a doubt called “Sandy Hook,” however, according to our research, this section was renamed somewhere between the first film and the last.
Take a look at the map in this still frame found in the first Batman movie, “Batman Begins,” taken around 14:41:
Although blurry, the colors match up with the map below, in which the southern section in question is called, “South Hinkley,” not “Sandy Hook”:
See the below comparison:
Also, the design of the map is different than ones seen in “The Dark Knight Rises:”
In “The Dark Knight Rises,” the Sandy Hook island holds the Gotham stadium that super-villain Bane demolishes.
A book titled “The Dark Knight Manual,” the “definitive guide to his tools, vehicles, and technologies,” was published, according to Amazon, on July 10, 2012 and features a map in which the section is called “South Hinkley,” not “Sandy Hook.” The book is described as “an in-world exploration of Christopher Nolan’s Batman,” and was released nearly simultaneously with the “Dark Knight Rises” movie, yet it fails to reflect the southern Gotham island as “Sandy Hook.”
Meanwhile, numerous December 2011 posts tell of promotional material being sent out by Warner Brothers in advance of the “Dark Knight Rises,” curiously with maps.
Screen capture taken from FirstShowing.net.
The website FirstShowing.net says they received a package containing a “new Bane ‘Fire Rises’ t-shirt that comes in a tube wrapped in a map of Gotham City.” In this promotional material, vividly showing Bane’s “strike zones,” the map shows the southernmost island is titled “Sandy Hook.” A tip of the hat to the Gothamist who also informed their readers of this.
According to the website DarkKnightNews.com, director Eli Roth also received a promo kit. In a Twitter post last year, the Cabin Fever director was featured wearing the Bane t-shirt saying, “THIS just showed up at my house with no explanation or return address. Should I be worried?”.
The “No Man’s Land” Batman comic series (published March – November 1999) featured a cover with the section in question going under the label “Tri-corner Yards,” and various other, seemingly older maps show this title as well.
Some people have argued that “Sandy Hook” appears in “The Dark Knight” because Gotham City is supposed to represent New York City, which is somewhat true, and that because there is a bay and beach in the same vicinity of New York City by that name (actually in New Jersey) that “Sandy Hook” appears as a nod to reality.
Sandy Hook, New Jersey (Screencapture from Google maps)
Others argue that the name “Sandy Hook” is just a common name for towns.
For those who are left asking, “Why would someone do this?” Alfred Pennyworth, butler to Bruce Wayne, says of an evil force in “The Dark Knight” movie, “some men aren’t looking for anything logical, like money. They can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.”
Someone on another message board pointed out an interesting exchange between Commissioner Gordon and the newly promoted detective Blake in “The Dark Knight Rises”:
Blake: Sir, that could all just be a coincidence.
Commissioner Gordon: You’re a detective now, son. You’re not allowed to believe in coincidence anymore.
Now the questions become: Why did they change the name from “South Hinkley” to “Sandy Hook,” and Who authorized the change?
If you are enjoying spotting these bizarre coincidences and traveling down the road of curiosity with us, stay tuned for tomorrow’s scintillating revelation that some are saying is the “smoking gun” needed to tie the Dark Knight Rises, the Aurora massacre and the Sandy Hook tragedy. We guarantee it will leave you wondering, “Exactly WTF is going on?!”
If you think it is not possible that Sandy Hook could be actually be a type of terrorist act, read about Operation Gladio. These common sense questions aren’t disrespectful, especially with the gun control fallout that is going to affect millions of Americans.