Bear with me a minute, I want you to cast your minds back to what Stephen Birch said in his Youtube video that was released to public on the 6th July 2012 and tweeted by Duarte Levy.
This is the most significant scan taken below the Murat driveway. The top left-hand corner of the scan indicates that it was taken at nine minutes past five and six seconds.
And he pointed to this scan picture taken from that Youtube video
So he showed us a picture in Windows Photo Viewer and told us this is the scan he took on that day. Am I correct? He showed us no proof by either showing us the properties of the picture or any of the actual data from that scan, am I correct?
Now here is a picture of my dog..
As you can see the name underlined is Bo-cropped. Agree?
Now here is the same picture of my dog, but I am now telling you it was taken at nine minutes past five and six seconds on the morning of the 23rd June 2012.
What birch is showing you and what he points to is the file name of that picture… If you look clearly on the picture that Birch shows on his Youtube video, there is no data on that picture at all… nothing that states it was definitely taken at that date.
I am not accusing Birch of anything, but as far as I can see he is expecting us to take as gospel that the scan he is showing us is in fact the actual scan taken from Robert Murat’s garden without offering us any further evidence to back up his claim.
All he offers us is a file name… nothing else.
I am not accusing him but it is easy to change the name of a file…. I proved it above with my Bo picture.
We know from the video that Birch did go into Murat’s garden at some time with that scanner, and we only have his word that it was between the dates of the 16th and 28th June… what I am saying is the scan picture that he produces as evidence and claims to be the scan picture taken of Murat’s garden, could have come from anywhere and the date he shows us is just the file name which can be altered easily by renaming a file. He doesn’t show us the properties of the picture and we only have his word for it that the picture of the scan he shows comes from Murat’s garden.
I think I would want a lot more proof that that picture came from Murat’s garden before I even contemplated digging up someone’s drive. He says to the South Afrrican ‘The Post’ newspaper, as quoted in this comment, the following:
In Portugal, he was assisted by three men, who specialise in IT and surveillance. They identified two sites where they suspected the body could be buried and investigated both.
After monitoring one of the sites for several days, Birch and his team decided that a secluded paved area, about 154m from where Madeleine disappeared, was a likely location for the grave.
Birch admitted to Weekend Argus that his visits to the property were illegal.“I visited the site, illegally, over the next four days in the early mornings for at least four 20-minute scanning sessions. We eventually found what we believe could be the grave and took several more scans.”
From his Youtube video he says this:
I travelled to Praia da Luz with my team and from the 16th of June to the 28th of June conducted surveillance of the property known as Casa Liana (SIC) and owned by Jenny Murat.
Now look at the dates and what Birch says:
16th June 2012 – Arrives in PDL, after travelling from Lisbon.. so I doubt much happened that day, after they checked in, unpacked set up their surveillance equipment.
17th June 2012 – Surveillance
18th June 2012 – Surveillance
19th June 2012 – Surveillance
20th June 2012 – No Luck with scan (1st scan – 1st illegal entry)
21th June 2012 – No luck with Scan (2nd scan – 2nd illegal entry)
22nd June 2012 – No luck with scans (3rd scan – 3rd illegal entry)
23rd June 2012 – Birch declares that he finds Madeleine’s body (4th scan according to previous reports and dig according to Birch- 4th illegal entry)
28th June 2012 – Birch leaves PDL and returns to Lisbon and gives interview to Expresso…
So Birch is trying to tell us, that they arrived on the 16th, identified two sites, surveyed the sites for several days (his words not mine) all in 4 days.. and it was on his 4th -20 minute scanning session (23rd June) that he found what he was looking for according to what he told the papers.
He even says in the Expresso Interview the following:
If they decide not to err, err, undertake the err, excavation they could take legal action against me for tre…, for illegally trespassing on the property not once but four times.
He even tells CapeTalk radio he entered the property illegally four times:
I entered the property four times illegally in the early hours of the morning between five and six o’clock in the morning.
Hold on a minute Birch said that his final visit that being the 4th visit, he tried to dig and did not scan… well according to Havern’s he did (screenshot)
Well how did I get into the yard with the big dogs??? Well at night one large dog is kept in the front of the property, while all 3 other dogs sleep inside the house with Mrs Jenny Murat.That’s only on cold nights. On warm nights, the dogs circulate, hence I only went in on cold windy nights.Wind played a pivotable role and I had to wait for a northerly wind to blow before entering the property.(in otherwords I was down wind of the big dog) Why did I not dig?? Well actually I really did try to dig. On my fourth entrance into the property, I went in only with a spade to dig, and after I moved the top layer of stones away with my hands, encountered a hard sticky tarr layers. I tried to dig through it, but the noise was to loud, and so I gave up.
So is Birch now saying that he only did 3 scanning sessions and his fourth illegal entry was to dig?
So why did Birch after finding what he went for wait until the 28th June 2012 to leave?
Something is not sitting right with me about these dates and definitely not these scans, and what he was supposed to have and have not done?
And add into this the fact that he had to wait for the right weather conditions, so the dogs didn’t get him and having to take records of when the dogs were in and out of the property… he sure struck lucky didn’t he? Or is this a pile of bullshite, like I think it is…
So who is pulling this man’s strings because he can’t even get his story straight? And no I don’t believe the McCanns are behind this…. so don’t even go there…. because they knew nothing of this until the Met Police told them that this was going to be in the media.
Updated to include Weather conditions for PDL
16th June 2012
5:30 Clear weather WNW at 11 Km/h
6:30 Clear weather WNW at 6 Km/h
17th June 2012
6:30 Clear weather 0 Km/h
7:30 Clear weather N at 9 Km/h
18th June 2012
5:30 Clear weather WNW at 11 Km/h
6:30 Clear weather W at 7 Km/h
19th June 2012
5:30 Clear weather NW at 11 Km/h
6:30 Clear weather NW at 13 Km/h
20th June 2012
5:30 Clear weather N at 11 Km/h
6:30 Clear weather NNW at 6 Km/h
21st June 2012
5:30 Partly cloudy skies Broken clouds at 430m W at 6 Km/h
6:30 Light Rain Shower, Mist Broken clouds at 150m WSW at 7 Km/h
22nd June 2012
5:30 Clear weather NNE at 7 Km/h
6:30 Clear weather 4 Km/h
23rd June 2012
5:30 Clear weather SSE at 7 Km/h
6:30 Clear weather W at 6 Km/h