Why did it take weeks for the McCanns to share their last photo of Madeleine? Is the photo real? It’s a question that’s been asked a lot over the last 10 years, prompting all sorts of theories about when and how, and if, it was taken – theories we’ve entertained as well. And then we found this…
On August 2nd, 2007 [3 months after Madeleine disappeared] investigators showed up at 27 Rua das Flores – the McCanns’ new villa since leaving the Ocean Club’s Apt 5A on July 2nd – to conduct a search with the help of Eddie, a cadaver dog, and Keela, a dog that detects blood. That search was videotaped.
Take a look at the clip that starts at 6:41. The investigators are in the McCanns’ bedroom, at this point of the search, looking specifically at Kate’s side of the room. A number of pictures of Madeleine are hung on the wall and displayed on a bedside table. Now, look at time stamp 6:50. What do you see?
In a black frame with a large cross and necklace draped over it, is the ‘last photo’ – well, actually – half of it. Did Kate crop out her other daughter, Amelie, and husband, Gerry? Seems kinda cold, but Ok, if this is a Madeleine shrine, it’s possible. Let’s look closer. Here’s the photo the McCanns presented to the world as the last photo of their ‘abducted’ daughter…
I tried to crop this image myself to get the same amount of empty space that’s seen to Madeleine’s right, and quickly realized, it’s impossible.
The only way to completely remove Amelie’s and Gerry’s arms is to crop closer to Madeleine’s right arm, which then cuts off her right leg in the photo. But, that’s not what we see in Kate’s framed image on the bedside table.
Taking it one step further, focus in on the space between Amelie’s arm and her body – what’s the source of the white/black line?
Looking at an image of the kid’s pool, there’s no border or design along the outer rim that matches what we see in that space.
If this picture is indeed ‘doctored’, and it certainly seems we now have the proof, the next question for the McCanns, of course, is… why?