Was the Sandy Hook Shooting a Hoax?
There is a 30 minute video on YouTube presenting evidence that the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary school may not have really happened. If you have not seen this video yet, check it out:
This video discusses the possibility that the individuals whom we saw on television being interviewed were paid crisis actors. It shows their lack of emotion prior to their knowledge that the cameras were rolling, and hints that people who just lost a child would not behave so calmly.
The video shows evidence that many of the websites created commemorating the tragedy were published hours and even days before the actual shooting. It also shows a photo purporting to be of one of the slain children with President Obama, after the shooting.
In addition to questioning whether the tragedy was faked, the video also explores the reasons why something this horrendous would be faked, and provides evidence to back these claims up. The main reason why conspiracy theorists claim that this event was staged is for gun control; and as we have seen this tragedy has brought the gun control debate into the national spotlight. The scapegoat for this horrendous crime is the AR-15 assault rifle (or any other type of assault rifle) and high capacity magazines. However, this YouTube video shows footage of the assault rifle being removed from Adam Lanza's car, after he had reportedly used it. If this footage is to be believed, Adam Lanza took the rifle with him into the school, used to it commit his audacious crime, brought it back to his car, then went back into the school to shoot himself.
Another piece of evidence that suggests the ultimate goal of a hoax of this nature is gun control is the interview with the medical examiner. He claimed that all victims were killed by an assault rifle. He also sounded like a blithering idiot. I understand that it would be traumatic for any individual to have to perform autopsies on children slain in such a manner, but this man is supposedly a medical professional, and he didn't look like he was under emotional duress due to the circumstances; he just looked like he couldn't pass the fourth grade.
So was it a Hoax?
I have to admit, the video did make me rethink a lot of things. I had to consider the possibility that this event was a hoax. But after much thought and consideration, I have come to the conclusion that no, it could not have been a hoax.
In regards to the parents not seeming to be emotionally distraught, everyone handles trauma in different ways. Humor has been proven to be one of the number one ways that people cope with a tragedy. It helps people get through things. Of course they seemed "put together" for the interviews. Nobody wants to cry on national television, regardless of the tragedy that they have experienced.
The websites did seem rather fishy. However, it is too easy to change a FB profile that was already created to a memorial page. I can't explain the regular websites so easily, but there could have been server errors, pre-existing websites, or even hackers could have changed the dates.
The photo was difficult, but I have heard explanations that the girl with President Obama was the slain girls little sister, simply wearing the same dress that her older sister had worn for the original family photo. There were only two girls in the photo with the president, while there were three girls in the family photo. In addition, someone could have easily photo-shopped the photo with the President.
I am not always against conspiracy theories. I do believe that the government has done some very shady things. However, I do not think they could have pulled off a hoax of this magnitude. There are way too many people involved. The government would have to ensure that over 300 people, including children, keep quiet about this entire event. There is way too large of a chance that someone will speak out when you have that many people involved. This is not a risk that would be worth taking. I will believe it is a hoax when the people involved start mysteriously dying...freak accidents, suicides, etc. This is the only way that the "powers that be" who would have orchestrated such an event would be able to ensure that it is kept a secret.
Is it all that it Appears to be?
I do think that there is more to the story than is being reported. The surveillance video which shows police running down a suspect in the woods has never been explained. If it was just a person in the wrong place at the wrong time, this information would have immediately been make public. Then there are the two items I mentioned above, with the assault rifle video and the medical examiner. These things just don't add up.
I hate to think this way, but I can not rule out the possibility that there is more to this tragedy than meets the eye. Was it a government conspiracy to promote the agenda of banning assault weapons? Was Adam Lanza a patsy? What really happened? Unfortunately, I don't think we will ever know.
My heart goes out to those who suffered through this tragedy, those who lost loved ones, and those who lost their lives. I hope that their deaths are not used to push any political agenda.