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Shannon Hicks denies staging her fake “iconic” Sandy Hook photograph

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Shannon Hicks denies staging her fake “iconic” Sandy Hook photograph


by Jim Fetzer and Dennis Cimino


“I am not in that photo. I took that photo. And I took it while covering the evacuation of SHES on Friday, December 14, 2012”–Shannon Hicks

What became of her?

What became of her?

The photograph to which Shannon Hicks, Associate Editor of The Newtown Bee, refers is one that I (with Dan Cady) published in “The Sandy Hook ‘Smoking Gun’: Game, Set, Match!”, which seems to be one in a series of staged photographs.

Among the features that suggest they were staged is that, in the one to which she refers, a little girl is at the front of the conga line of students led by a police woman in uniform. But she is missing in Shannon’s “iconic” photograph.

If this was taken in real time under emergency conditions, how could she have taken more than one? And, as we explain below, the white arrow is not in the same position in the two photos, which suggests the second was taken later.

And there is no sense of urgency about any of this. You have bystanders–whom Shannon Hicks claims were parents picking up their children–but does anyone buy that? And there should have been around 469 students and 83 faculty and staff to evacuate: Where are they?

The “Smoking Gun”


Perhaps the most extraordinary proof that the Sandy Hook “shooting” was a fabricated event in which no children died is the “iconic” photograph that was taken by Shannon Hicks, Associate Editor of The Newtown Bee, which Dennis Cimino and I have subjected to an extensive and detailed analysis. It is the only photo we have of any children being evacuated from the school:

Photo attributed to Shannon Hicks

Hicks claims to have taken this on 14 December 2012 during the evacuation of children from Sandy Hook Elementary School (SHES). Rather to our astonishment, Dan Cady, “The Sun and Sandy Hook”, had published another photograph on 14 January 2013, more than a year-and-a-half prior to the efforts of Dennis Cimino and me to establish when her photograph was actually taken. Notice the absence of any frost on the ground or exhaust from their breathing, which will become important.

Photographer taking the photo

On the basis of a shadow analysis, Dan concluded that the Shannon Hicks’ photograph was taken at 9:45 AM on 12 November 2012, over a month before Sandy Hook. But shadow analysis turns out to be surprisingly complex and, given the distribution of the vehicles in the photo and such, it would not surprise me if it had been taken in much closer proximity to the event. It is less important when the photograph was taken than that we now have a second photo at approximately the same time.

Notice how many indications are present that this photo was staged. There was no emergency in progress, the people behind the woman in the center (closest to the children, whom Dan Cady has identified as Lisa Terifay) appear part of a drill by their body language, where the conga line sequence in the first photo is missing the girl in the front, meaning Hicks’ claim that she took that photo under emergency conditions is indefensible: they staged multiple shots and selected the one that they thought was best.


Dan Cady has conjectured that Shannon Hicks is taking the picture of the conga line and the parents. It is his guess that Lisa Terifay (near center, blue sweatshirt, clear line of sight to the kids, in front of Shannon) took the photo that got the most attention. A relative of mine with a keen eye, however, has observed, on the basis of the location of the (driving direction) white arrow, that the “iconic” photo was taken later and from a different position, reinforcing that the photo was staged. And facebook commentator, Lisa Spears, has noticed that the cars there on 14 December 2012 don’t look the same as in Hicks’ photograph.

William Shanley and Shannon Hicks


William Shanley, a film maker of some note who resides in Connecticut, was  so incensed by this discovery that he wrote to Shannon Hicks about it, where she has now asserted that she had also taken the second photo above (which appears to have been taken prior to her “iconic” image) and that she is therefore not in the photograph itself, implying that Dan Cady’s conjecture was wrong:

William was not satisfied and wrote back his strongly expressed dissatisfaction that what she was telling him was true. The key point here, I think, is not whether Shannon Hicks was in the second of these photographs that has now emerged but whether the first–the “iconic” photograph–was of a real event (a bona fide shooting in which 20 children died) or was instead staged (during a drill):

Dennis and I believe that his photograph not only proves the “iconic” Shannon Hicks’ photograph was staged but that the entire episode–the alleged shooting at the school–about which so many have published so much– was indeed an elaborately fabricated event in which no children died (as Paul Preston has reported has even been confirmed by officials in the Department of Education) to promote Barack Obama’s anti-gun agenda.

Enter Dan Hennen


Imagine our surprise when I (Jim) discovered (among the comments on my “Smoking Gun” article) one from Dan Hennen, which provided a link that I had initially overlooked. When I followed the link, I was taken to a web page with the following (now familiar) photograph, accompanied by a caption stating, “Picture at Sandy Hook taken on October 17, 2012, during emergency drill at the school”, which reinforces the question it raises:

(7) Dan Hennen photo

Bear in mind, Shannon Hicks has acknowledged that she took this photograph. If we take for granted that she too it as well as her “iconic” photograph, then when was it taken? She appears to be compounding the fraud by reaffirming that she took it “during the evacuation” of students at SHES. But we and others have noted before the absence of evidence that any evacuation took place, including that those 469 students are nowhere to be seen.

(8) Dan Hennen web page

As C.W. Wade and others who are attempting to defend the indefensible have observed, Shannon Hicks claims to have taken hundreds of photos at Sandy Hook, including of the evacuation. There are not “hundreds” but 21–and no “evacuation” photos beyond those we have already seen. There are some photos of kids walking along Dickinston Drive (who are not K-4th graders) and others beside a car, but those are not “evacuation photos”. This must be “the new math”–and confirms there was no “evacuation” because it was a drill, not a shooting.

Resolving the date


We now have at least three dates attributed to this photograph: the official date of 14 December 2012 (by Shannon Hicks and the NENPA, presumably, which made her “Photographer of the Year” for taking it); on 12 November 2012 (by Dan Cady); and on 17 October 2012 during a drill conducted at SHES (by Dan Hemmen). It’s obvious that this photograph was staged, as can also be seen from this photo on that day with frost on the ground and exhaust from the cold:


We have no frost on the ground or visible exhalation from the cold in the Shannon Hicks’ photograph, which makes the date of 14 December 2012 no longer even remotely plausible. We should be able to narrow it down between 12 November 2012 and 17 October 2012, where we are inclined to believe that it was taken during the earlier drill as Dan Hemmen reported. But it cannot be an authentic photograph taken on 14 December 2012. And other photos afford more evidence that this was a drill:

Officer running with three others

What is this officer doing running away from the scene of the crime, for example? He ought to be assisting in dealing with the threat from the alleged shooter. If there was one, there might have been more. And notice the officer whose silhouette can be seen in the background in front of the school. He appears more concerned with what’s going on in the parking lot than with what’s going on inside the school. And for good reason: there was nothing going on inside the school!

Shannon Hick’s “iconic” photograph was thus an essential element of (what can only be described as) an act of terrorism. The events reported to have occurred at SHES on 14 December 2012 instilled fear into the hearts and minds of every American–parents and children alike–in order to make the people more amenable to manipulation to promote a political agenda. It was despicable conduct and a grotesque form of treason for which Barack Obama and Eric Holder bear ultimate responsibility.

Dennis Cimino, who has extensive engineering and support experience with military electronics, predominantly US Navy Combat Systems, was the Navy’s top EMI troubleshooter before he went to work for Raytheon in the 1980s.

Jim Fetzer, a former Marine Corps officer, is McKnight Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota Duluth.


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  1. Lee Higgins  August 20, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Here’s my coverage of the massacre
    http //leerhiggins.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/newtown-massacre-coverage/

  2. jake gittes  July 30, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Posted this also at the newest Sandy Hook thread in regards to Hybryd’s posted link below, but it’s worth repeating here–

    Study the photo in the link. That may be the “new” Sandy Hook school, but it’s not the one where the alleged shooting occurred. The roof in the photo is a gable roof with at least a 6/12 pitch. There is no roof like that at the alleged shooting site. There are mostly flat or what’s called “built-up” roofs with a couple, second-level gables, but with slopes much less steep – a 3/12 at MOST, and older, blanched color. The dark roof on the building above is much newer and slopes much steeper and is a one-story roof.

    So Sandy Hill Elementary may have existed where the fire drill – but not the shooting drill – took place.

    Aside from that, look at how much COLDER it was in the October fire drill than the “December” shooting drill.

    • jake gittes  July 30, 2014 at 3:31 pm

      Upon further review, it appears the fire drill photo was taken at a building behind the fire station.

      Still seems strange that it looks colder in October than December.

  3. hybryd  July 29, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Maybe she didn’t take it but someone else sure did……READ THIS Principal Killed In Sandy Hook Mass Shooting Tweeted Picture Of Students Practicing An Evacuation Drill

    http //www.businessinsider.com/sandy-hook-dawn-hochsprung-evacuation-drill-pic-2012-12

    • jake gittes  July 30, 2014 at 5:10 am

      It looks colder in October than “Dec. 14” !!

  4. dsHall  July 27, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Det. Christopher Zullo. Any relation to Det. Mike Zullo (NJ) of the Zullo/Arpaio Cold Case Posse Fame?

  5. bd103  July 26, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    I have further substantial evidence the iconic photo was not taken 12/14. Look at the red SUV on the right. Focus on the windshield frame. Just to the right of the frame, there is another windshield frame. Given the size of the car next to the SUV the extra frame is impossible. Two cars down, given the angle of the cars, impossible. That means the red SUV has been photoshopped in, overlaying a car that was there.

    I sought to verify my finding. I was able to do just that. In the iconic photo, look closely at the position of the rear tire relative to the asphalt filler. The tire approaches but doesn’t touch the filler. If you look at the youtube helicopter videos of that morning, the tire position doesn’t match. The best viewpoints are 49 and 4 23 in the raw heli video, and 3 12 in the Pat Jack HD video. In the iconic photo , the red SUV has been photoshopped in about 10 inches behind where it should be. 10 inches qualifies as enough proof.

    If the red SUV was not there for the photo, then the photo was not taken on 12/14. It appears Ms Hicks is guilty of fraud. If the event itself is a fabrication, Ms Hicks should be guilty of treason against her own country for conspiring in a terror event to change the US Constitution,

    • Jim Fetzer  July 27, 2014 at 8:42 am

      Excellent! Brilliant work. I am notifying Dennis for our forthcoming article. We will verify your work and reaffirm it. EXCELLENT!

    • jglassel.  July 27, 2014 at 4:35 pm

      http //youtu.be/qxsv_z8Sx4E Raw Heli Video at 4 48 shows a power pole as does the Iconic Photo.

      Power pole seems to be missing on non iconic photo with the little girl in the lead of the conga line?

    • jake gittes  July 28, 2014 at 6:42 am

      WHOA! You are correct, jglassel! That is HUGE. Looking at the non-iconic conga line shot — uncropped, pulled all the way back with the “waiting, concerned parents,” the power pole SHOULD be visible where the maroon SUV’s roof curves to the windshield. NOTHING THERE!

      I was noticing yesterday that the power pole in the iconic shot looked photoshopped. Notice how completely straight the white and black lines on either side of the pole, which is also very straight. Find something else vertical in a shot and you will notice blots and blurbs of other color here and there distorting the line from glare, abnormalities, etc. In Photoshop, when you want to make a completely straight line, you press the “shift” key at the same time you’re using the “line” or “paintbrush” functions. Depending on which way you go with the line – horizontal or vertical — it results in a completely uniform, straight line. You cannot accomplish the same on something that large freehanded. In an attempt to make it realistically straight, someone made it unrealistically straight!

      Great find, jglassel!

    • Big Ted  July 28, 2014 at 9:37 am

      The power pole isn’t missing. The photographer is standing in two different positions meaning the pole is out of shot to the right in the non-iconic shot.

    • jake gittes  July 28, 2014 at 4:37 pm

      I believe you are correct. Matching up the trees in both photos, the trees beyond the power pole are off-camera, as well.

      The white and black lines on the pole still appear artificial to me, however.

    • jake gittes  July 28, 2014 at 7:08 am

      Great find, bd103. The parking lot curves back to the right but the three vehicles that would potentially be visible in the background at the very back of the lot are coming in at different angles, not parallel as the ghost windshield is situated. Also, a portion of those vehicle(s) would be visible through the SUV’s windshield, not some vague, amorphous blob. It looks like someone cut out the SUV, adjacent roof and power pole and pasted it on the “iconic” shot. The blurred-out lower portion of the adjacent tree could be where the photoshopper used the blur tool to ‘merge’ stuff together.

      I’m wondering if the windows of the SUV should be that blacked out anyway. Back Side Windows in Connecticut must not be more than a total of 27% reflective. With the position of the sun, it would probably lighten the interior as it has to other cars in the lot. Blacking them out with photoshop would be an easier task than trying to reconcile the background by trying to draw in those other vehicles.

  6. jake gittes  July 26, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Dan Cady — Have you tried using your methodology on any of the parked vehicles and their shadows?

    Good photos to compare would be the aerial, green-lined “Comparison with parking area on the day of the shooting” photo from VT’s “sent worldwide” article, and Shannon Hicks’ shot of Det. Zullo running past with the long gun past the triple-parked blue SUV. That photo is here —>
    http //4.bp.blogspot.com/-fq01wnpRIc8/U8x9IbicabI/AAAAAAAAA8I/ccM2x1H10o4/s1600/121214065920-25-newtown-1214-horizontal-gallery%5B1%5D.jpg

    If you can ID the make and model of a well-photographed vehicle and its respective shadow in the shots, vehicle specs would be easy to find so you would know exact height of what is being examined.

    • jake gittes  July 26, 2014 at 9:12 am

      Those photos should also give a good indication of N-S orientation to add to the equation, so the length of the shadows should provide a reasonable conclusion of the actual date. ~ Voila ~ another potential smoking gun — of which there appear to be much more than there allegedly were on 12-14-12.

  7. joe chuy-medina  July 26, 2014 at 5:48 am

    re the photo of “running to safety,” as seen on Katy Couric’s show -not sure of her name as I do not watch TV.
    At first viewing, it was strange that all the four people were clasping hands. the woman who told the narrative, on the left, has one hand with the little ambivalent girl, identity unknown, and the other woman has both hands clasped with another woman, looking bemused at the photographer, and the officer is having fun, too, likely laughing at the absurdity of it all.
    would you take time to clasp hands, align yourself, and then run across a parking lot if you were running from bullet spray? even in Conn.?

    on further looks, it appears that they are poised with one foot off the ground, not running naturally at all. it is curious to know if Hicks was the one who took the photo. of course, the location of the ‘ fleeing four’ is not at the entrance door, but further down.

    jake, you have some good info here!


    • jake gittes  July 26, 2014 at 8:35 am

      Thanks, Joe. A good way to study the photos is to download the largest available versions to your desktop then open them up in individual Windows Photo Viewer windows or something similar and compare them next to each other. It’s a good way to study the layout and get an idea of where everything allegedly occurred. The smaller the photo file size, the larger the pixels and more distorted and geometric the images become when enlarged.

      Due to the hair of the woman on the left, I would say they are running. But for how far? Of the four, only the child — the only one without any stressed facial expression — seems capable of anything beyond moderate exertion. I interpreted the officer’s expression to be due to his body’s resistance to physical activity.

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      “Hey, Homer . . . wing me another one of them, ah . . . burgers, would you? Can’t quite seem to . . . stand up under my own power anymore.” – Chief Wiggum

  8. drbhelthi  July 26, 2014 at 1:30 am

    In the NWO, Sandy Hook, hollywood-type production, the forest is so obvious that the trees tend to be overlooked. However, discerning the trees is very important, and clarifies the existence of a “huge forest”.

    • drbhelthi  July 26, 2014 at 1:34 am

      I assume that the patriotic law enforcement personnel of Conn. have been intimidated with threats to their family members, and a few with the threat of a Loretta Fuddy-type airplane flight.

  9. jake gittes  July 25, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Another inconsistency.. Time reported Hicks arrived at 9 59 and shot “the” photo at 10 09. At the 21-photo link in this article — http //sandyhookanalysis.blogspot.com/2014/07/sandy-hook-evacuation-photos-hundreds.html — a cop ID’ed as “TFC Christopher Zullo” is in three of the photos running with a shotgun, two on another cop’s dashcam. It states the photos were taken at 9 52. The other caption says “Shannon Hicks had photographed him moments before the dash cam sequence in this memorable photo.”

    How did she shoot “this memorable photo” before she got there?

    Another problem is the lack of cold weather for allegedly being December. If the kids were being huddled in their classrooms before being allowed to leave, wouldn’t that have been ample time to put on coats which they would have worn when it was 22 degrees at 7 that morning when they were getting ready for school?

    • jake gittes  July 25, 2014 at 10:22 pm

      First Response Timeline per wikipedia —
      9;35 am Shooter is believed to first enter SHES.
      9;35;39 am First 911 call to Newtown Police is received.
      9;36;06 am 911 dispatcher broadcasts shooting at SHES.
      9;37;38 am Connecticut State Police dispatched to SHES.
      9;39;00 am First Newtown police arrives behind SHES.
      9;39;13 am Two more Newtown officers arrive at SHES.
      9;40;03 am Last shot heard. Believed to be shooter suicide.
      9;42;39 am Newtown police reports shooter’s car license plate.
      9;44;47 am Newtown police officers enter SHES.
      9;46;23 am Connecticut State Police arrive at SHES.
      9;46;48 am Connecticut State Police enter SHES.

      First question How did they ID the shooter’s car so quickly? 2 1/2 mins after the final shot? How did they KNOW that was the final shot? How did anyone know that was the final shot?

    • jake gittes  July 25, 2014 at 10:23 pm

      It would be good to know when each cop arrived and where they parked. Is that information documented in the 11,000-page script in the individual police reports? Do you have the names to go with badge numbers, by which some reports are only ID’ed?

      (from ‘script’) According to Badge #149, he arrived right as “Lt. Hofbauer radioed that he and Msgt. Davis had arrived (CSP radio time 09 46 30)…We immediately exited our cars and ran toward the school’s entrance with our handgunsdrawn. Lt Hofbauer ran along the driveway, in front of parked cars… As we approached the door I remember seeing Lt. Hofbauer’s hand grab the door handle, and that I was off to his right. I do not remember how I entered the school, but it may have been through the window.”

      (from ‘script’) “Benecchi and (another cop) met Lt. Hofbauer and MSgt Davis at the front door. We all entered the building through the broken window and entered into the lobby of the school.”

    • jake gittes  July 25, 2014 at 10:25 pm

      per sandyhookanalysis.blogspot, “According to the time line for Lt. Davis’ dash cam, TFC [Christopher] Zullo is seen running at 9 52 36.” Shannon Hicks somehow shot her photo right before this, at 9 51 or 9 52, 7 or 8 minutes before she arrived, per Time magazine. Using the aerial, green-lined “Comparison with parking area on the day of the shooting” photo from the “sent worldwide” article, Hicks’ shot of Zullo passing the triple-parked blue SUV would have been taken near the black sedan adjacent to the white jeep near the fire truck. Where the hell did Zullo park, the baseball field??

      (from ‘script’ unknown cop says–) “I then recognized Det. Zullo crouched behind a dumpster on the side of the school with his long gun in a down rangeposition. I called out to Det. Zullo to make entry into the school. We entered the main entrance through either the front door or broken window.”

      Moments later, per sandyhookanalysis.blogspot, “… While the dash cam video is redacted, the time line provides that the dash cam recorded Officer Chapman, carrying REDACTED (believed to be Olivia Engel), a mortally wounded first grader from Room 10 at 9 56 16 towards the fire station. Officer Chapman was assisted by Newtown Lt Vanghele (white shirt.) This heart breaking event was captured by Shannon Hicks (again, remarkable because it was 3 minutes before she supposedly arrived.)

    • jake gittes  July 25, 2014 at 10:29 pm

      So Zullo arrived nearly 5 minutes after 6 cops had already entered the building. Parked almost at the baseball field in order to have run past the triple-parked blue SUV, then ran across almost the entire parking lot to hide behind a dumpster PAST the entrance/hole where at least 6 cops had already entered? Was he not listening to his radio before he ran across the parking lot?

      “Adam Lanza” reportedly fired 156 shots in less than five minutes. Less than 30 minutes after hearing 156 gunshots, police radios, being huddled in frightened masses inside classrooms, a conga line of kids waltzes across the parking lot with no visible stress on the faces of all but one student?? Really?

  10. Chandler  July 25, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    I got a kick out of the coroners news conference and Gene Rosen. After reading this, the descriptive term “congo line,” describes what the perpetrators of this hoax is doing day after day the closer VT gets to unraveling this carnival of chicanery. I am glad no one died, and all this is not true.
    Congratulations VT.
    Now, where did all the millions in donations go?

  11. Jim Fetzer  July 25, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Excellent comments from Tim Hass

    We have been told that during the alleged shooting the children were being hid and barricaded in various rooms in the school. I do not recall what the claims have been regarding their evacuation but regardless, they would not have been evacuated from the school out in the open until the school was full of law enforcement, the school had been thoroughly searched and the outside grounds had been thoroughly searched and secured. This would have taken quite a bit of time to accomplish and yet the lying Hicks says she was one of the first ones there and took the photograph. By the time the children would have been evacuated (assuming this was all real, which of course it was not) Dickinson Dr. and the area above and below Dickinson Dr. would have been completely blocked, as the overhead video shows, and there is no way Hicks could have driven up to where she says she did. (more to come)

    • Jim Fetzer  July 25, 2014 at 9:19 am

      More from Tim Haas

      Why are they still having the kids keep their eyes closed now that they are almost across the parking lot and far removed from the alleged carnage?

      Why, with the one obvious exception, do none of the kids seem upset or frightened; some in fact appear to be having a good time?

      Why do the two adult women at the end of the line not appear upset or in a hurry?

      Why does the big, blue girls right hand, supposed to be on the boy in front of her, actually appear to be a left hand?

      What is that odd light-colored blob on the back of her right shoulder, it it supposed to be the hand of the thin girl in white top and pink tights but merely bad photoshopping?

      Note that this thin girl is not even probably behind the big, blue girl but a child in dark pants is there and in between but mostly hidden.

      The big, blue girl is not in the line but to the side or forward of the line.

      The big, blue girl is out of place in regards to her size, demeanor and the things I have mentioned and I believe she was digitally inserted into an available gap in this otherwise placid photo of a drill to give false, emotional impact. Have your technical experts check it out.

      Tim Haas

    • jake gittes  July 25, 2014 at 7:21 pm

      Agree on the kids’ expressions. The girl in the long pink pants is smiling. The others seem like they’re going through the motions — like they would in a drill. Not after hearing loud gun fire in their school.

      Yes, the two adult women at the end of the line seem very casual. One even seems to be stopping to ask the black officer(?) a question.

      Some type of 3-D software would help determine the authenticity of big blue girl’s placement. Seems like the parking lot markings would provide excellent registration marks. The kid in brown right behind her seems awfully close, but it could just be a perspective issue. I tried linking shadows with people, but it was inconclusive. Too much information is obscured.

    • jake gittes  July 25, 2014 at 7:33 pm

      On the other hand, in the 2nd Hicks photo of the four people running, including the squinting cop, they are showing a sense of urgency. But that doesn’t jive with Hicks’ so-called iconic shot. They are virtually in the same place in the parking lot. The four people are located where the end of the conga line was. So why is one group running “scared” (while the silhouetted cop just idly stands CLOSER to the “danger” but looking out at the parking lot) and the other group — the conga line — with the exception of big blue girl and lady cop — look distracted, bored or otherwise doing the fire drill walk? They are virtually in the same place in the parking lot.

  12. What is the truth  July 25, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Did I read correctly that Ms. Hicks claims to have taken both photographs of children being evacuated? If this is the case, then I also believe these are staged photos. The same female is leading both lines of children, which would indicate students were being staged at some area and after leading one line of children, the female in the lead would then go back to the staging area and lead another line of children to safety. This would take an awful lot of time and seems implausible during a live shooting evacuation of 600 kids. One would think that there would be dozens of persons leading dozens of lines to safety at the approximate same time. The second photo depicting parents waiting for their children is telling. Hands in pockets, no sense of urgency. Heck one guy (between the tall man on the left and the man in the USA jacket) is actually walking nonchalantly BACK to the building. I don’t know the truth anymore, but I do know when I’m being lied to and something isn’t right with these photos. I hope the truth comes out some day.

    • Jim Fetzer  July 25, 2014 at 9:25 am

      Excellent observations! Yes, she has acknowledged (wisely or not) to having taken both the “iconic” photo and the photo of someone else taking a photo, which is simply astounding. You are right on and I like all of the points you have made here. This was clearly a staged sequence and means Sandy Hook was an elaborate hoax.

    • jacqlynsmith  July 26, 2014 at 4:20 pm

      My concern is WHAT ARE WE THE PEOPLE going to do about it?? I’m tired of these scumbags getting away with everything….love your work and love the work of Wolfgang Halbig too!

  13. Diana123  July 25, 2014 at 7:01 am

    Jim, With respect to all the photos and videos, I have noticed that a lot of people are wearing articles of clothing in blue. Max Malone on youtube has done some exhaustive research showing that a blue screen was set up behind numerous people rushing in and out of the fire hall building, the same people walking in circles in and out, thereby showing that this was a staged setting.

  14. Jim Fetzer  July 25, 2014 at 6:02 am

    Hi Jim! I was wondering if you find it odd that most of the cars in the parking lot are parked facing the building. Is this a procedure that the school followed for its staff and parents? Normally incoming traffic would follow the curve and cars would enter the parking spaces facing away from the building (see picture attached) while cars not turning the curve would enter parking spots facing the building. This is what I see in normal parking lots. One of the place I see cars parked as they are shown in the picture is at a fair where the driver is ushered to pull into and fill-up parking space in a uniform manner. It seemed they filled out the row closer to the building first before filling out the one farther away.

    • Jim Fetzer  July 25, 2014 at 1:50 pm

      Yes, absolutely! Dennis and I made this point in passing in an earlier article,but it is worth emphasizing. In bringing in the cars to set the stage, they didn’t bother to follow the driving instructions, which would have had that row of cars pointing into their stalls, not out toward the school. VERY REVEALING all by itself!

  15. nedlud  July 25, 2014 at 4:25 am

    On the date for the photos, it would seem to me that October 17th in Connecticut, there would still be leaves on many of the deciduous trees, the aspens and maples and so on….

    I tend to agree with the Nov. 12th calculation.

    Great work though, the whole Sandy Hook ‘affair’ stinks to hell.

    Always question (and be fully willing to confront) authority, we have the great Buddha’s word on it.

    Hi Jim.

    ned (former OEN user, not any more)

    • Jim Fetzer  July 25, 2014 at 9:22 am

      The man, Rob Kall, who edits OpEdNews, took me out when I began posting about Israeli involvement in 9/11 and deleted 40 articles of mine! That is obscene. And after I published the following, I heard from others who had received the same treatment http //www.veteranstoday.com/2013/06/06/rob-kall-the-petty-tyrant-of-opednews/

    • Jeffrey Gill  July 26, 2014 at 8:41 am

      Absolutely! I grew up in a town that borders Newtown and I had outdoor gardening jobs during summer vacations while in high school and college. On the typical October 17th in that area of Connecticut, 75-80 percent of the deciduous tree foliage would still be on the trees and peak fall foliage would have occurred only a handful of days before that date. Also, concerning the “iconic” photo, Dennis Comino makes the assumption that just because the small tree in front still has its (brown!) leaves proves it was taken earlier. No it does not! There are at least two types of deciduous trees in that area that hold their leaves all winter after they loose their color in the fall the oaks and the white beeches. I can’t tell from the photo which one this is, but you can’t use these trees to pin down a date.

      The November 12th date is much more believable to a Connecticut native. Hurricane Sandy hit the area Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, bringing down any loose leaves remaining (other than the oaks and beeches). On a sunny November 12th, it is often mild enough for the clothing we see to be appropriate. Every detail we see in the photos coincides with a mid November drill.

  16. Big Ted  July 25, 2014 at 2:38 am

    Just a quick question. Several people have commented on the lack of the little girl from front of the line in the “iconic” evacuation photo in the recently published on VT photo. It seems to me that none of the kids appear in both photos; it’s a completely different group of kids. In fact, it’s a different set of parents behind the line too. It does make you wonder just how long Ms Hicks was stood there snapping and why more photos haven’t been forthcoming.

  17. matthewmccauley  July 24, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    And I thought 911 was the sloppiest show to ever fool anyone. Thank God real researchers exist. This hoax is pathetic… where is Stanley Kubrick when you need him? I could have done a better job. We are being lied to by total morons- no work ethic, no imagination, no attention to detail.

    On a very bright note, the powers that routinely suck at everything they try do not have the stones to arrange the murders of children, except in Gaza, where Israel and the boot-lick USG are forever impeached by the entire world. All new crazy events are simply distractions from that fact.

  18. waveformalpha alpha1  July 24, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Simply amazing work! Beware of the Do- Gooders!

  19. joe chuy-medina  July 24, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Thanks for the photo of “running to safety” across the parking lot, as Katy Couric described it. I recall the video of the woman on the left and Couric. the husband stared at the side of his wife’s face the whole time, never looking at the camera. she invented the little girl from thin air. Couric called the officer a hero. the little girl looks bored rather than frightened.

    Couric was mindless, and obviously drilled in how to do her part. she could have asked, “why run across the parking lot, holding hands” if not for a photo shoot. I reckon she understands the typical TV viewer pretty well. the truth just gets in the way of a good story.


  20. OrdinarySerf  July 24, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    My brother just got the DVD of Notting Hill (with Julia Roberts) and, like the old softy gentleman I am, I just watched it twice today (first time since it came out in the late nineties). It’s very hot in the UK at the moment and I waited until this evening to go out and cool down over a few pints.

    I come back to read this. It’s actually rather sad (if it wasn’t so massively serious). I am starting to feel sorry for the controlled Shannon Hicks, who has to live with this USG staged crap for the rest of her life.

  21. JS  July 24, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Never mind the photographer, for now. The lady police officer shown in the drill photos needs to be talked to. She is an accessory to crimes, after the fact (if not before and during).

  22. Brian Scudder  July 24, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    We live in a sick, sick world. Folks will do anything for political gain, money or popularity it seems. The only pillar to hold fast to is morality, which is the direct target being fired upon daily. We are governed by the mentally ill who have depravity ingrained into their very essences..

  23. joe chuy-medina  July 24, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Kelley, as I recall, the bullets in the car parked outside, green Honda I think, were shown to have been “fired” from beneath the door, with the hole punched outwards rather than in. Of course, you realize as do I that there were no bullets.
    an obvious question is, if parents are standing waiting, why aren’t their kids running to them? where is she leading them to if not to the parents? only 590 more to lead out!


  24. Ol_Pete  July 24, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    I truly hope that someone explains to the lady that if she has been caught she needs to go public, quickly.

    She is a real loose end atm and I think we all know what happens to them….

    • jglassel.  July 24, 2014 at 3:25 pm

      The only people who could possibly protect her are right here at VT!

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