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Meanwhile, Amanda Hart flitted around the Algarve, writing a blog containing much in the way of angels, abandoned farmhouses and random doves. I understand that the McCanns called her off around the middle of June.
Meanwhile, apart from the unspecified psychic at Lagos marina, a number of witnesses backed up the 'abducted by yacht/boat' and pointed to the sea as well, notably Michael Wright with the ‘evidence’ of George Burke seeing a child dragged to the marine in the early morning of Friday the 4th. Miss Pennington did her bit too by locating a suspicious character in a rowing boat. David Payne and Russell O’Brien looked for Maddie on the beach at some point, although David Payne specifies his search as lasting 'not long'. All this activity would certainly make sense if the police needed to be strongly encouraged to look anywhere except in Praia da Luz itself.
Cognitive thinking would seem to indicate that the McCanns thought the sighting by the far too observant Smith family would surface, most likely as early as Friday the 4th. Another abductor would have to be reported to invalidate this meeting. For to have been seen by one or two people on their way to or from the nightlife of PdL would have been of some use. But there were no less than 9 family members and Mrs. Smith spoke to the 'man with the child'. But the Smiths didn't contact the police at that time and although they were at a later date certain it was Gerry McCann they'd seen, by that time the case was unravelling and the McCanns were safely back in the UK.
Once the evidence of the Smith family was submitted at the end of May, the PJ officers realised why the curious Tannerman abductor had been promoted by the McCanns as the one and only abductor. Clearly the PJ didn't take the the evidence of the Tapas 7 seriously. They gave Gerry an alibi for the time at which the Smiths saw 'the man with the child' in the quiet street leading down towards the beach. With Tannerman now getting the leading role, at a different time during which Gerry was talking to a fellow holidaymaker, and seen by Jane Tanner, his new alibi was secured.
But consider the sleeping child he was carrying. It is unlikely to have been Madeleine herself, for most likely it was on the Wednesday 1) that her body was hidden somewhere, probably not by either of the parents.
However on that night there were two comatose children available, carrying one of them dressed in pyamas would be no problem. Observation is all to do with proportion and angle of view. The photograph below shows Gerry carrying Sean and it would be easy to guess Sean's age at about 4 to 5 at least. Gerry is about 6'1" and Kate is about 5'7". Even the petite Amelie seems fairly tall in this photograph.
The sequence of events that night and the events of Wednesday the 2nd of May point to Madeleine having died earlier that week. It is highly unlikely that Gerry would take a walk with a deceased child. More likely is that her body was removed from 5A on Wednesday and hidden in an apartment to which the McCanns didn't have a key or/and didn't even know where it was. But there was certainly a risk of very thorough house - to house searches by the police. In that case - should the body be found, the McCanns would have no connection to the location. 'Abduction gone wrong' would then have been the starting point of the investigation. 2)
These theories are based on the information given in the last five posts here.
Any mistakes, more than pleased to correct them.