Sandy Hook deception: Associated Press stories & photos predate the massacre

Remember those heartbreaking RIP, Facebook, donation, and fundraiser webpages that were created several days BEFORE the actual massacre on Dec. 14, 2012, of 20 kids and 6 adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT? (See here and here.)

Remember that guide by the Crisis Management Institute on how to talk to children about Sandy Hook which was created four days BEFORE the massacre?

We were told that those pre-dated webpages, websites, and documents were merely due to computer glitches.

But what if I tell you that we have evidence of pre-dated Sandy Hook photos from none other than the venerable Associated Press? And that we’re not talking about one or two, but LOTS of photos? Nor is this about photos predated by a few days, but by MONTHS and YEARS?

Would you still say, “Pfft. It’s just a computer glitch”?

Are you ready?

Sipa Press is a French photo agency based in Paris and the leading photo agency in the world with 20 million pictures in its archives and 12 million in its digital database. Sipa Press distributes up to 6.000 newspictures every day — on politics, economy, entertainment and sports — to customers in more than 40 countries across the world. Sipa’s most important associates are the Associated PressRex Features in the United Kingdom and La Presse in Italy.

A blogger named Timothy Hunter gained access to Sipa Press‘ archives through his school. Hunter’s access ended “last semester,” but not before he was able to discover and record stunning evidence that many of the photos the Associated Press (AP) supposedly had taken on the Sandy Hook massacre had dates-of-creation that predated December 14, 2012.

This is Hunter’s video, presenting and describing his findings.

Like many people, I prefer a textual instead of a video account because:

  • I simply don’t have the time or patience to sit and watch a long video (Hunter’s is 21:27 minutes long); and
  • I’m better able to evaluate and retain the information from a textual account.

For those reasons, I’ve taken screenshots from Hunter’s video to re-state his findings as a post (click screenshot to enlarge). You can also read Hunter’s presentation of his findings on his Hunter News & Media blog.

AP stories with predated Google time stamps:


Note that:

  1. The Google time stamp for the “‘Always smiling’: Portraits of Conn. victims” AP story is November 18, 2012, which was 26 days before the Sandy Hook massacre when those “Conn. victims” actually became victims.
  2. The Google time stamp for the “Colorado suspect was brilliant science student” AP story is June 15, 2012, which was 1 month 5 days before “brilliant science student” James Holmes became the “suspect” for the shooting deaths on July 20, 2012, of 14 and the wounding of another 50 people in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.

  3. The Google time stamp for the “Boston bombing suspect buried in Virginia cemetery” AP story is February 17, 2010, which was a whopping 3 years 1 month and 28 days before Tamerlan Tsarnaev supposedly set off two bombs at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.

Lest you think the Nov. 18, 2012 Google time stamp for the “Always smiling: Portraits of Conn. victims” AP story was a mere computer glitch, that AP story was reposted by, with a publication date of Nov. 20, 2012 — 24 days before the actual Sandy Hook massacre:


And here’s another heartbreaking AP story, “Conn. Victims: Lively Youngsters, Devoted Adults,” being picked up by two other news media, abcnews and mysuncoast, with publication dates of Jul 22, 2012 and Nov 30, 2012, respectively — both well before the actual Sandy Hook massacre in which those “lively youngsters” and “devoted adults” had their lives tragically cut short:


Predated AP photos on Sandy Hook child victims –

with photo creation dates of June 15, 2012; Nov. 23, 2012; and Dec. 12, 2012 — which are, respectively, 6 months; 21 days; and 2 days BEFORE the tragic child “shooting victims” actually became “victims“:


Predated AP photos on aftermath of Sandy Hook massacre:

The following are a sample of AP photos of the immediate aftermath of the Sandy Hook massacre, which Timothy Hunter had found in Sipa Press’s archives, every one of which has a creation date BEFORE the Dec 14, 2012 date of the massacre.

  1. Here’s an AP photo of “a young girl” being “comforted following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, about 60 miles northeast of New York City” on Friday, December 14, 2012. Alas, the photo’s creation date is Dec. 13, 2012 — one day BEFORE the shooting:


  1. Here’s a touching photo of first-graders at Devers Elementary School in York, releasing 26 balloons into the sky on Dec 21, 2012 “in memory of those who were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School.” The only problem is the photo’s creation date was Dec. 12, 2012 — two days BEFORE the school massacre.


  1. Another AP photo from the same Devers Elementary School children releasing 26 balloons, blah blah blah, with the same creation date of Dec 12, 2012, two days BEFORE the massacre:


  1. Here’s a touching AP photo of a bouquet of flowers next to a sheet, painted with the words “We ♥ You Sandy Hook Elementary,” tied to a freeway overpass. The photo supposedly was taken on Dec. 15, 2012, a day after the massacre. Alas, the photo’s creation date was Dec. 12, 2012, two days BEFORE the massacre:


  1. Here’s a touching photo of a woman embracing a priest after attending a prayer service at the Newtown United Methodist Church on the day of the Sandy Hook massacre. Alas, the photo’s creation date is July 10, 2008 — more than 4 years BEFORE the massacre!AP14
  • Another AP photo of people embracing at the same prayer service at the Newtown United Methodist Church, with the same creation date of July 10, 2008:

  • AP15

    1. Here’s yet another AP photo of the prayer service, also with the same creation date of July 10, 2008:


    1. Here’s an AP photo of two police officers blocking off “a section of Yogananda Street near a house belonging to the mother of a man who opened fire inside a Connecticut elementary school, killing 26 people, including 16 (or 18?) children, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 in Sandy Hook, Conn.”. Alas, the photo’s creation date is also July 10, 2008, which was more than 4 years before Adam Lanza, who lived in 36 Yogananda St., killed those 26 people:


    Lest you think that the pre-dating of the above AP photos was just all a mistake — a computer glitch — a commenter named ljcahoe1 on Timothy Hunter’s video on YouTube wrote this:

    Here’s something interesting about all the pictures at 21:03, It starts off with a picture labeled “Labor Day” with a created date of 9/4/2006.  I googled that date and labor day did fall on that date so the create date was correct at 9/4/2006.  Then they show all of the Connecticut School shooting photos with all of the different create dates and ends with a photo labeled “UCONN first night basketball” with a created date of 10/14/2011.  I googled that date and UCONN did have a basketball game on that date so that tells me that the “create date” is when the picture is uploaded into their database. I’m now of the opinion that all of these false flags are planned out years in advance.

    Hunter had uploaded his video onto YouTube more than a year ago on Jan. 5, 2013. He says that since his discovery, as well as a post on this same AP deception on the blog InsaneMedia, the AP changed the dates and deleted content of the incriminating photos.

    More troubling still, Insane Media is no longer accessible even via Google Cache. If you click the preceding “Google Cache” link for Insane Media’s AP photos post, you’ll get this message:

    NOTICE: This domain name expired on 3/5/2014 and is pending renewal or deletion.

    For the links to all the posts FOTM has done on Sandy Hook, go to our “Sandy Hook Massacre” page.

    A big h/t to Dean Garrison of The D.C. Clothesline.

    Update (Feb. 7, 2018):

    More pre-dated (Dec. 13, 2012, one day before) Associated Press photos of the Sandy Hook “massacre”! (H/t Wolfgang Halbig)

    AP photos of Sandy Hook predated Dec. 13, 2012.png


    65 responses to “Sandy Hook deception: Associated Press stories & photos predate the massacre

    1. It just keeps getting better and better.

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    2. Today there was a story on Yahoo news claiming that Adam Lanzas father wished his son had never been born. Yup It keeps getting better and better

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      • Dee, he must be wanting to quiet the rumors that his son never existed (by saying he wished he never did). Someone should tell him that the story stinks so badly, that no one blames the Lanzas anymore.

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    3. This would be a challenge for Dr.Phil. Obama on Dr. Phil? NEVER


    4. Another great article. I have said since the day of the “event” that school was not operating at that time. No playground equipment, nothing. The whole emergency operation felt wrong. I have worked several, years back. Broken protocol all over.

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    5. ericmuetterties

      Looks like they are scrambling. This is a major screw up on their part. I was wondering why went down totally. I wonder if they were intimidated into taking it down or it is just a coincidence.

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    6. was probably threatened. The corrupt in our govt. are getting very good at it.

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      • I’ve seen a friendly on YT say that they’ve contacted Swan Song from Insane Media and that they are simply taking a break for a short while… I’m not sure why they would need to take the domain down for this, but I’m also intrigued…

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        • THANK YOU, Timothy, for your *stupendous* work uncovering the predated AP photos!


          • Ditto that Timothy. Great work. 🙂
            Eowyn, great job pulling it together as usual.

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          • With all due respect to the fine work of Tim Hunter our article predated it by almost 8 months.


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            • Swansong, welcome to the party. 🙂 It does seem you were on to this back in April-13. Great job. I don’t know when Tim got started, but you seem to have been first out of the gate.
              Maybe Tim saw your post and it got him hunting?


              • Tim’s a great guy and a great investigator. He may have seen our article but he ran with it even farther.

                I don’t mind a guy getting justified “props”…but I worked just as hard on my contribution 🙂

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                • swansong, yes you have. And we have acknowledged. 🙂 Don’t know how far down the rabbit hole you’ve gone with this , but we have been covering since day one. Here is a link to all our stuff.
                  Mainly Dr. Eowyn, has sunk her teeth in and in looking at posts it seems like 12-12 she smelled a rat. This stinks so bad.. Yikes!!

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                  • Thanks, Steve. I am familiar with the fine work your site does. I have also been at this from the earliest days. The rabbit hole is deep and wide, of that there is no doubt.

                    If I might be so bold…one area of my investigation that received far less notice that, imo, it should have..was this.


                    This is actual, tangible, investigatable evidence of criminal foreknowledge.
                    Even if we agree that, at best, the info is ambiguous…it could/should still be investigated by LE to determine its veracity.

                    Apologies if my earlier notes seemed petty…but it’s been a long road…and at times it seems as though if one is not making videos people aren’t interested.

                    Keep up the good work 🙂

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                    • Thank you, swansong, for the link. Fascinating!

                      As for you not getting the credit for the AP’s predated Sandy Hook photos, Tim Hunter might not be aware of your work. Bloggers duplicate each other all the time; nor do we always ascertain BEFORE we write something that no one else already has published something on that subject.

                      That being said, having been trained in scholarly research and writing, I do make sure that I cite and credit my sources, but I do not pretend that either I or the sources I use are the first. That’s the nature of the new and open media.

                      Allow me to offer you a suggestion:

                      There are gazillions of blogs, so if you want others to know what you’ve done, do what you just did here, i.e., provide an URL link to your article.

                      We’re fighting on the same side — for the truth. Thank you for your excellent contributions to fighting the good fight! 🙂


                      • swansong, video’s my butt. Just keep plugging. I see now you have put together a body of work on this. In fact I have ran across your stuff several times. My bad. LOL
                        That’s all we do here. Do it for posterity. The truth. Maybe we’ll put it together or you’ll put it together. Someone will see a piece and use.etc… We all work together. That is a great link you just dropped and will look at.
                        Although I’ve started back down The Boston Bombing hole today.
                        Forgot how much fun that can be. Found something new right off the bat.
                        Well new for me. “The Magic Pinky”
                        Swansong, you are a warrior in this battle. 🙂

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    7. ericmuetterties

      I am on the AP site and they are changing the dates on most of them.
      What also did is searched by photographer’ name and then checked dates before and after Sandy Hook. What I was looking for was a date that was obviously wrong. This guy (Jason Pltkin) had photos from November 6th of the vote, which have the correct date. Then he has the one with the 12/12/12 date of the paper cutout that someone is writing names on regarding the shooting. Here’s a link.

      As of right now, the old dates are showing. I have a screen capture if it gets deleted or changed.

      Some of the images have been deleted! Some have the dates changed.!

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      • eric, you have lost me. Not hard to do. LOL What am I looking for at link? I didn’t see any with 12/12/12


        • ericmuetterties

          Sorry Steve…
          That link is not working the same as when I first posted it. I searched for Jason Plotkin (The name of one of the photographers with early dates) with a date range of November 1, 2012 through Dec. 31, to see if there were other photos with bad dates. My premise was maybe his camera date was off, which easily happens if your battery goes dead for a long time. What I found was that he covered the election day of Nov. 6th and those photos had the right date.
          I was looking for this photo:

          ID: 510091603619
          Creation Date: December 12, 2012 12:00:00 AM
          Photographer: Jason Plotkin

          That photo, which purports to be a school sending well wishes, is dated Dec. 12, and still is.

          Some dates of other photos shown in the report above have been changed and show “Special Instructions” that the date of the photo is Dec. 14 or later. Unusual to say the least!

          Hope that helps to follow my cryptic comment.

          What is unusual iis that searching the date range for Jason Plotkin no longer comes up with the photo. I had to add “shooting” as a keyword.

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        • I just took a look and found a few entries which were created on 12/12/12, 3 days prior to the fake shooting.

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    8. ericmuetterties

      I meant dates are still the same for Jason Plotkin


    9. Reblogged this on Cold Dead Hands Days and commented:
      This story is complete BS. So full of holes it’s a null void. The Government thinks you are stupid sheep. They think they own you and will slaughter you at will. What are you going to do about it???

      Tar, Feathers, Light Posts, Liberty.

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    10. Good sleuthing!

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    11. When the people ask questions about this false flag and succumb to threats shows that it truly is a lie. This administration has been so arrogant about their covert false flags, but their lies are surfacing faster than they can cover them up.

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    12. Very well done Doc. I hope you know that we all appreciate everything you do. God Bless You my friend.

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      • Thank you, Dean, for alerting me to Tim Hunter’s video! I so appreciate everything you do, too!

        May St. Michael the Archangel protect you and your family from all evil. ♥


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    14. Another great report on the Sandy Hook Hoax! With “20 million pictures in its archives & 12 million in its digital database,” even a small “copy/cut/paste” graphics staff could create “photographic proof” for any “disaster” within days!

      It looks like SIPA was bought out in 2011 by a German outfit, & by Fall of 2012 that company was declaring bankruptcy. Maybe all of it will go down the tubes & spare us from any more fake photos!

      “In July 2011, DAPD bought French photo agency Sipa Press.
      “In January 2012 it was announced that DAPD would open a news service in France.
      “In October 2012, the DAPD filed for insolvency protection, with all six of its subsidiaries declaring bankruptcy.”

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    15. The screen shot you show of the SIPA site shows four victims in a row. The second one was supposed to be Allison Wyatt (blue bows in her hair). The girl’s real mother spoke up and said that the picture was stolen from her fb page, and that she (a girl by another name) is very much alive.

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    16. great job everyone! I think the hollywood situation room is the most used room in the whitehouse.

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    18. They did this to confiscate guns.
      Look at CT now. That is 100% PROOF.

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    19. Excellent report Dr. Eowyn! More evidence of the Sandy Hook Hoax is compiled here:

      And for those interested, here’s a great interview Jim Fetzer did with Rense on Sandy Hook

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    21. I also wanted to add that I’ve posted some video/photo evidence in support of the theory that Sandy Hook was a decommissioned, non-operational school on this page:

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    22. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this most remarkable post. The evidence is incredible. What I also find deafening is the silence in the media about the Sandy Hook event.

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    23. Penelope Powell

      Above your subhead “Predated AP photos on Aftermath of SandyHook Massacre” are 4 fotos. The second one (girl w blue ribbons) was repeatedly identified in the media as dead. She is alive & has no connex to S. Hook. Her mom circulated her foto on the net & asked for help in clearing up the false report of her death.

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    27. I just don’t know what to believe. Part of me thinks that it’s very possible that this was all fabricated to create a reason and public outcry for gun control, but it’s so hard to believe. How about finding the actual kids that are pictured here as victims and see if they truly live – God wiling. What about the parents that are supposedly suing the gun makers for being responsible for the ????death of the children??? I guess next obese people will sue spoon makers for making them fat.

      Then when you look at some of these images I just can’t believe that if some of these scenes took place right after that “tragedy” there would be anyone smiling or laughing as can be clearly seen in some of these pictures. Will we ever know the truth?

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    30. So many people trust the main media …[ that are simply reading what they are told to read ] … it’s a crying shame they do not take the time to really find out the truth of the matters that are so clearly false….. these false flag matters need fully investigated … and when it is proved those responsible for lying to us need put in jail and fined..✔️ ✔️ ✔️

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      • The false flags and hoaxes won’t be “proved” because people who investigate them (you and me) are called names. Then MSM-watching (asleep) people are told it’s illegal to look at certain things. CNN literally said that it is illegal to read the Clinton/Podesta emails released by Wikileaks!!! Then most asleep people yawn and turn their attention to the next shiny object, and keep absorbing the “Hate Trump” mantra.

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    31. Update:

      Scroll up to end of post for more pre-dated AP photos of the Sandy Hook “massacre”!

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      • Amazing. I’ve always suspected this. This puts that to rest to my satisfaction. They DO plan these years in advance or at least they assemble old photos in advance and do a sort of “story board” with them. The “media” release data is all prepared to go before they pull the trigger.

        Then they control access so that their bought-and-paid-for pseudo-journalists are the only ones reporting.

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      • Where do the dates come from? What is their excuse?

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        • The dates are automatically generated when a photo is published on the net.


          • It is still somewhat of an open question as to the “original” date of origin. In this case it doesn’t matter, but it doesn’t necessarily mean they were planned “years” in advance.

            In other words, they could use old photos and build their story from those. I really think that’s what happened with SHES. That is why “Noah’s” photo matches so closely the photo of the older version.

            The clothing is out of style and the parents are too old to have elementary school kids. Remembering the dates of the funds is another issue. Clearly some of them jumped the gun.

            What they have learned from all this is that all they have to do is stonewall and act offended. They KNOW that nothing is going to harm them.

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