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Madeleine McCann: And Egyptian Suspect Called Steve, FBI Psychics And Payne

by | 20th, October 2008

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

THE SUN: “Kate’s Maddie holiday premonition”

Psychics! James Clench delves into the McCann mind. Back…. Back… Baaaaack….

Kate McCann had a haunting premonition about the holiday on which daughter Madeleine went missing. She told a close pal before the trip had been booked: “I don’t know why, I’ve just got an uneasy feeling about it.”

Maybe it was the plane?

Sangria Seven member Fiona Payne takes up the story in the company of the Portuguese police…

“This always haunts me. Kate … what she said … she was unsure. Gerry was quite keen but Kate said, ‘I don’t know why, I’ve just got an uneasy feeling about it.’ And I don’t know why she said that. I don’t think even she knows.”

Unsure if she knows what he might not know to be unsure about. Now we’re getting somewhere. Go on…

Fiona’s husband David, 42, said: “Kate didn’t feel quite easy about it.”

What happened next: a holiday; a meal with drinks; a child is missing…

Says Fiona Payne:

“Awful. I’ve never seen such horrible raw emotion in my life and I’ve seen a lot of it in my job. She was bereft. She didn’t know what to do, she was panicking, extremely frightened for Madeleine and was wondering where she was or what was happening to her.”

The Sun says it’s an “exclusive”. But the tabloids have picked over this before…

“And the helplessness of not being able to do anything, what should she be doing, what could they do. She was angry, really angry, punching walls, kicking walls. The next day she was covered in bruises. She was angry at herself. She kept saying, ‘I’ve let her down. We’ve let her down, Gerry. We should have been here’. And she prayed a lot.”

We’re watching the parents again. But we know they are innocent. So any clues to where Madeleine McCann might be? Says David Payne:

“Gerry broke down … just a broken man. He would fling a cupboard open and have a look in a vain, desperate hope she might have been there. Then he flung himself on the floor and was just kicking the floor and was just, ‘She’s gone, she’s gone’.”

Why do we need to know this? Is this news? Is this entertainment?

David’s mother-in-law Dianne said: “Gerry was distraught. I’ve never heard a man make the noises Gerry made.”

DAILY EXPRESS: “EXCLUSIVE: FBI PSYCHICS TURN UP FACE OF MADDY ‘KILLER’”

A DRAWING of a man two FBI psychics say snatched Madeleine McCann has been produced by an American TV programme.

The FBI are on it… The FBI investigates crime in the US. Madeleine McCann went missing in Portugal.

The drawing is of a man aged between 36 and 42 with thick dark brown or black hair and stubble. It has now been handed over to police in Portugal.

Man with dark hair in Portugal. Good clue. And…

It was produced by two psychic criminal profilers who work closely with the FBI in America.

Works “closely with the FBI”. So they don’t actually work for the FBI. This is not an FBI investigation at all?

“If they have given their files to the police in Portugal they should also pass them on to our investigators,” said Clarence Mitchell, the McCanns spokesman, who gave a brief interview to the programme makers.

Who are these psychics?

The programme says the man has a pronounced accent and looks and sounds Middle East­ern, possibly Egyptian…

A darkie! Now we’re getting somewhere…

“He may have been wearing a blue, button-up shirt and working as a transient labourer”

A migrant worker. A darkie immigrant, possibly a Muslim

He’s called Steve or Stav. Know any Egyptians called Steve. There must be millions of ‘em…

The team, clairvoyant Carla Baron, psychic John J Oliver and paranormal investigator Patrick Burns spent a week in Portugal, starting their inquiries at the Ocean club resort where the McCanns had been staying.

A holiday…

Ms Baron said she immediately picked up on the vision of “Steve” or “Stav” stalking the family and photographing Madeleine at the beach before snatching her several days later.

Ms Baron said: “He snapped off a cell phone photo while looking like he was making a call. I also see him taking notes on a small notepad as he watched the comings and goings of the McCann family to see what their routine was.”

He made notes Arabic? On the beach

Mr Oliver: “He took her to his car. There were people walking who saw him but he just looked as if he was a father carrying a sleeping child and they didn’t take any notice.”

No shit, Sherlock

Mr Oliver said he believes that the abductor may have stopped briefly at a deserted farmhouse east of the town before driving to his eventual destination – a ­furnished room rented out during the summer in nearby Lagos.

In his boat? So he goes to the busy resort in Lagos with the missing child. With it so far..?

Executives at Tru TV, part of media tycoon Ted Turner’s CNN network, which makes the Haunting Evidence programme, passed the apartment address to police but withheld it from transmission.

The psychics say she was murdered there by being smothered by a pillow several days after her abduction because the man feared he would be caught.

Ms Baron believes the man then bundled her into the boot of his car and drove to a remote area, close to a landfill and man-made dam, where he buried her. This location has also been passed to police.

The clincher:

The FBI takes psychic evidence seriously and all three members of the Haunting Evidence team have been used in major criminal investigations.

But does anyone else..?

Madeleine McCann: Now that’s entertainment…



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