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Madeleine McCann: The UFO Spy Plane Theory

by | 15th, December 2013

MADELEINE McCann: With no weather to report on, the Express returns to Our Maddie. Today’s front-page news is: “Spy Plane Clue to Maddy  Mystery.” Spy planes over the Algarve? Looking for what?


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The headline tells readers: “EXCLUSIVE: Nato spy plane ‘may have photographed Madeleine McCann abduction'”

A SPY plane on a Nato exercise may have captured an aerial image of the person who abducted Madeleine McCann, it was claimed last night.

James Murray has more:

A Portuguese military aircraft took photos of the Algarve coastline on the day the three-year-old dis­appeared, says British military expert Philip Burden.

Lots of people took photos that day on the sunshine coast. What says Mr Burden: “The aircraft may provide a new lead in the hunt for Madeleine. During the early and late evening of May 3, 2007, the day Madeleine disappeared from the holiday resort of Praia da Luz, the plane took aerial photos of that stretch of the Algarve. It was on a Nato training exercise and had been used on similar missions over other European countries at other times.”

Bit of a long-shot, no?

“According to my source, strips of film were later passed to the Portuguese police following their appeal for information about Madeleine’s disappearance. I’m told that there were a number of low-level passes over the resort as part of a lengthy photo reconnaissance training mission. Although the light was fading, people and buildings could be clearly seen.”

Murray then hints at something:

Portuguese police thanked the Portuguese Air Force for sending the film at the time but the pictures were not evident when secret police files were published later.

Bungling? A conspiracy?

Asked to confirm or deny the claims, a Scotland Yard spokesman said: “We are not giving a running commentary.”

And that’s it. But who is

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