Lying in the Sun

How Come Gerry McCann?

How Come Gerry McCann's ...

Story which he  told Portuguese Police in relation to the check of his children on the 3rd May 2007, the night Madeleine was reported as missing required to be changed SEVEN days AFTER giving police his first witness statement?

***His FIRST statement -

'He accessed the apartment  by way of the front locked door using his key, as was usual.'

***Seven days later his SECOND statement:

'He accessed the apartment through an unlocked patio door.'

Now I think we can safely say that this man could NOT have forgotten which door he used to access that apartment on the night Madeleine was reported as missing.   He'd left his three kids alone inside the apartment, according to him, this was the nightly practice.  He and Kate McCann would go out to wine and dine with their buddines, and would return periodically to check on the kids.  This was 5th night Madeleine Sean and Amelie had been left alone - McCann did NOT forget which door he used - IMPOSSIBLE for him to have forgotten.

So WHY did he have to change his story?

His FIRST version was that he entered by the front locked door. He then noticed the door to the children's bedroom was more widely open than he had left it before heading out to the bar that night.

He claims this more widely open bedroom door prompted him to take the unusual step of looking inside the bedroom, normally he didn't bother to do a visual check of his children.  He looked inside the bedroom, saw Madeleine lying EXACTLY as he had left her on top of the bedclothes, the twin babies asleep in their cots.  Madeleine had NOT been out of bed he said.

He claims he had a proud father moment, thought how beautiful Madeleine was, how lucky he was.

(It has to be noted that this story, the proud father moment, thinking how lucky he was, developed over time, in time it came to included the twin children)

How did the bedroom door come to be open more widely than he had left it? An apartment secured, doors all locked up, windows, shutters closed, kids hadn't been out of bed?

Well that's just one of the missing pieces of McCanns story - He never did explain how the bedroom door came to be wide open/more widely open/ so wide open that it caused him, a guy who had never once in the ENTIRE week of checking his children he said - bothered to do a visual check.

So that bedroom door being open and the reason for it being open sparked something in McCann.

If his three children, the twins in cots, Madeleine in a bed, not having moved an inch since he left her had not opened the bedroom door WHO DID?

Whoever it was Gerry McCann WAS NOT interested to find out.   Didn't care that someone had been in the holiday apartment with his children.

How extraordinary is that?

He begins by telling us that the
wide open door alerted him to something not being as it should be, yet after establishing Madeleine hadn't moved a muscle since he had left her earlier - he doesn't follow through on that open bedroom door.

This proud father, looking down on his three beautiful children, thinking how lucky he was - but he DID NOT seek to discover WHO had been in that apartment with his children, he did NOT seek to discover WHO had opened that bedroom door, if not his children.

He just headed back to the bar, back to his boozing buddies!

Not so lucky children!


The fact that the OPEN bedroom door was the reason he gave for looking inside the bedroom, something he claims he had never done on ANY other check that entire week, yet he leaves the apartment without checking it out to see if WHOEVER had been in there the person who had OPENED the bedroom door, was STILL there, and he didn't check out how that person had gained access to this apartment?


In this his FIRST VERSION that apartment was secured NO unlocked patio door.

No parent discovering a bedroom door wide open in such circumstances would walk out leaving their kids alone again.   They would be terrified to leave their kids knowing someone had been in the apartment as evidenced by the open bedroom door.

So why did McCann tell us this story of the door being open, yet didn't check why or how this came to be?

Quite possibly to allow for him to say that he had SEEN Madeleine alive at that time?

The evidence in this case points to Madeleine having died in the apartment, not removed from the apartment alive.  

None of the investigating police authorities, the Metropolitan Police included believe that to be the case - that Madeleine left that apartment alive.  

I don't believe the child was murdered, not by the McCanns their buddies, or by a stranger.  And if I am wrong in my thinking, and the child was in fact murdered, a 'burglar' doesn't even make the list of suspects.  Burglars don't  break into apartments kill a little kid and then carry off her dead body, and certainly not to dump it on the doorstep almost - Metropolitan Police recent digs in Praia da Luz!

Most probably this child had an accident when alone unattended, or perhaps another type of "accident" when a parent was in attendance?

So yes, quite possibly Gerry McCann, his proud father moment, his looking inside the children's bedroom - due to the wide open bedroom door catching his attention - was a tale invented as a reason for him to be able to say he saw Madeleine alive at 9:05 pm.

The story the McCanns have told is that they ONLY did 'listening checks' listening for crying - they claim to have been copying a listening service they had heard was in place in a resort in another country - ONLY theirs was BETTER they claimed!   How they reckon that when a child is missing?   McCann needed a reason for why he would on this occasion do a visual check of the children - voila - an open bedroom door!

This wide open bedroom door story left him with a problem though (more than one)

HOW HAD the person who supposedly opened it gained access to the apartment?

McCann conveniently never went down that road never did tell us why the bedroom door was wide open OR WHY he didn't bother trying to find out!   


Gerry McCann changes his story.  

He now tells police he did NOT enter the apartment by the front locked door using his key to open it.  That he remembered the patio door was unlocked, the sliding patio door and he had gained access to the apartment by this route.

The tales people tell.

This NEW VERSION allowed for not only someone to have gone in through the sliding patio door, (a reason why the children's bedroom door was more open) but perhaps more importantly, this change of story (that neither Kate or Gerry McCann used front locked door) gave Kate McCann what she needed also...

The McCanns entered that apartment they said originally through front locked door using their key to open it.   If this was so, it would have been impossible for Kate McCann not to have seen this open bedroom shutter and window BEFORE entering the apartment.  She claims that not until inside the apartment did she discover it to be open.    She would have had to pass this ground floor window, and close up as it was located at the front door entrance, no way possible she could have missed it if open.

For Kate McCann to tell her whooshing curtain windy night story, the surprise of it all finding that shutter and window open - she couldn't enter the apartment by the front locked door.   It had to be the patio door she came in through for this whooshing curtain story to even have lift off!

Whatever happened to Madeleine I don't believe was intended not some big plan to be rid of a troublesome child as some suggest.

I do believe however that the stories they have all told, the McCanns and their buddies, the lies and such obvious and proven lies, indicate that whatever became of the child, the cover up was a hurried affair.  

They did not have adequate time to come up with a plausible story, hence so many changes to the stories, hence they have been caught out so many times (
it beggar's belief quite frankly that they have never been charged with any offence, any crime in connection with involvement in the disappearance of this child) hence the reason the Portuguese Police from early in the inquiry suspected them.  The Leicestershire Police in UK too suspicious of their stories.

But back to good old Gerry.

In his FIRST VERION OF EVENTS, his movements on that night, he didn't bother his ass trying to discover WHO had been in the holiday apartment with his children and didn't BOTHER to discover HOW this person had gained access.  How had this person gotten in?  The apartment was all locked up after all.  That is why he, Gerry McCann had had to enter through the locked front door using his key.   The patio side was locked!  He couldn't gain access from that side of the apartment.    And on his way to the front door he could see that the shutter and window of the children's bedroom was down closed tight.

McCann tells us after exiting the apartment he just went about his business as usual headed straight back to the bar.  Now that takes a bit of believing that he would do that.  Go back to his buddies, his wife and not say a thing to her.  Not say -
'hey when I was in apartment doing my check, the bedroom door was wide open, kids were all asleep, hadn't moved since we left them, but I thought it okay just to leave them on their own again, patio door unlocked, whoever got in is probably gone now'

Now that is nonsense.

If McCann found that bedroom door wide open, this lucky proud daddy, would surely have wanted to protect his children - and would not have left them alone once more?


In this account he enters the apartment through the unlocked sliding patio door.   Sees the bedroom door wide open decides to look in the bedroom has his proud father moment.

Now if anything, in this SECOND VERSION, knowing THE PATIO DOOR was lying unlocked, in a position whereby ANYONE, anyone at all could have gained access to the apartment one would think that the first thing McCann would think when he checked and saw the kids were all still asleep as he had left them earlier, lying in same position - was that someone had come in that unlocked patio door and could possibly still be in the apartment.  How could he not?   McCann this proud and lucky daddy would have been terrified, horrified at the thought, that someone had been in there alone with his kids as how else would the bedroom door have come to be open wide, someone had to have opened it?

This bedroom door not on any previous night, not on any of the several checks we are led to believe which were carried out on any previous evening was ever found to be more widely open than the position McCann normally left it, and he knew to the exact degree according to him how wide that gap was, and YET when he discovers it wide open, knowing too the patio door he had left unlocked easy for anyone to simply slide open from outside HE DOES NOTHING!

  • Doesn't check out the apartment for intruders 
  • Doesn't stay with his kids scared that whoever opened that door might come back and harm them, in fact he didn't check to see that they were unharmed, he stood in the doorway feeling and proud and lucky!
  • He didn't check to see if whoever had been in the apartment had drugged his children or harmed them in any other way. 
  • Doesn't alert Ocean Club Management
  • Doesn't alert police 
  • AND HE DOESN'T tell his wife Kate McCann when he returns to the restaurant that - 'Hey, that bedroom door was wide open, kids haven't been out of bed, someone had to have been in the apartment'   

How do we know he didn't feel there was any need any urgency to tell Kate McCann about this open bedroom door about someone having been in the apartment ?  (apart from it never having happened)


He never said to Jez Wilkins -

'Sorry I can't stop mate, I have to rush and tell Kate someone's been in the apartment the door to the children's bedroom was lying open not how I'd left it earlier, the kids are all sleeping haven't been out of bed, something is
far wrong mate.'

He never shouted to Jez -

'Hey would you do me favour, go to tapas bar tell Kate she has to come back immediately, something has happened in the apartment I don't want to leave the kids on their own (
in case this intruder comes back and opens that bedroom door again)

No McCann didn't do any of that.  The proud and lucky daddy stood chatting in the street with this guy Wilkins.

And how do we know that he made no mention of this to Kate McCann when he went back to the dinner table, that he never told Kate of this open bedroom door?

Quite simply ANY mother hearing this would be frantic - would have rushed straight back to that apartment - SHE would not have remained at that table, and she for SURE WOULD NOT only minutes after having been told such a frightening tale have allowed MATT OLDFIELD to go check on her children, a man who didn't know these kids, had only seen Madeleine as a baby and had never until this holiday set eyes on the two younger McCann children, and he did NOT know Kate McCann at all well had seen her at a wedding years before when Madeleine was a baby and that was about the extent of it.

NO ONE had checked on the McCann children the entire week.  Not a single member of their group had gone into that apartment and checked on the McCann children.

Not a single group member had checked on each other's children!

Gerry McCann finds that someone MUST have been in his apartment, he walks out and leaves the patio door unlocked again, never mentions it to Kate McCann when he returns to the dinner table, and he allows Matt Oldfield to go check on his children.  

Why would that be?

to this the fact that Madeleine had been tired, pale, not so well, that evening (the reason Kate McCann gave for the child not being taken as was usual to play for a short while with the other kids at the tennis courts - and all the more REASON a mother and father should not have left her on her own in the apartment.) And the little matter of Madeleine (according to mommy dearest) having told her parents that the previous night she and her baby brother had been crying when alone in the apartment!

All of this , yet we are asked to believe that Gerry McCann found someone to have been in that apartment, someone who had opened that bedroom door, and he JUST WALKED OUT BACK TO THE BAR LEAVING THE PATIO DOOR UNLOCKED.

Asked to believe, that he did NOT mention this at all to his wife on his return, that their kids were in danger, or if he did, asked to believe that she then didn't bother either and the two of them just let this guy Oldfield go and check on the kids, kids he didn't know, and kids who didn't know him.


Did Gerry McCann not think to say to Oldfield -  'HEY THERE MIGHT BE SOME GUY IN THERE WHEN YOU GO IN, he's already left that bedroom door open once, if he's done it again, would you mind closing it over I like it to be closed to such and such a degree.....5 degrees I think is what McCann said is his preferred gap (Oprah Interview)

No he didn't.  No she, Kate McCann didn't either!

And no Matt Oldfield didn't check on those kids.

If Oldfield was in that apartment that night, it was for some quite different reason.

I don't believe for a moment that the 37 + Metropolitan Police Officers, which include murder squad detectives, believe for a split second the tale told by Kate and Gerry McCann regarding the checking of their children on the night of the 3rd May 2007.

Can you honestly believe that any police officer anywhere in the world hearing Gerry McCanns 'proud and lucky father story' was taken in by it?  That they believed his patio door story?  That they believed he forgot which door he had entered that apartment that SEVEN days later it ALL CAME BACK TO HIM, so he changed his police witness statement?


All of this and we haven't even started on Kate's fantastic fairy story - "I just knew she'd been taken"

Kate McCann before alerting anyone to Madeleine's disappearance NEW INSTANTLY she said that the child had been abducted.  Not a shred of doubt in her mind.

Perhaps that is why on discovering her not to be in bed, that Kate McCann did not rush outside, scream her child's name, run round the streets looking for her - because she knew she was long gone?

Why did Kate McCann not rush outside scream her child's name, scream - where are you Madeleine - so loudly that she could be heard at the tapas bar by her buddies?   Most parents would have screamed so loudly it would have alerted the whole village.

But she didn't she didn't call out to her child, she just took it she had been abducted was gone!

Gerry McCann has described for us how rare it is for a child to be abducted while on holiday in Portugal:

"Well in terms of the abduction of a foreign child in another country, it's really very rare...!"

"when we were speaking to people in Portugal and Spain they are not aware of any other EU nationals having children abducted on the Iberian Penisula"

(more from McCann -  'Bolt Out of the Blue' blog above)

1. Really very rare - Foreign child in another country.
2. Incredibly rare - British child in another country.
3. Pretty rare - to be taken from a bedroom

And again, Gerry McCann  on abduction


"The chances of this happening are in the order of one hundred million to one...!

Says it all really!
21st August 2014
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