10 Conspiracy Theories About Sandy Hook Shooting – Debunked!

A YouTube video, “The Sandy Hook Shooting—Fully Exposed,” has surfaced on the web and has been viewed by more than 10 million viewers. Gene Rosen, a Newtown resident who sheltered six children during the shooting, was recently prank called and emailed by those who believe he is an actor.

Top 10 list feels the following theories need to be debunked and most of these ridiculous accusations need to be withdrawn. It’s absolutely insane how people try to take away a person’s loss and belittle the family members into thinking that they did something wrong. It goes without saying that we should stand up to these bullies and support the family members who lost their loved ones. Stand up to this hatred and let’s not make history repeat itself.

Culprits? James Tracy, a Florida Atlantic University tenured communications professorclaimed that the timeline of the Sandy Hook tragedy showed that there was a coordinated effort to hide the ‘real’ story. This nutty professor eventually retracted his statement and said, “‘There are certainly people that lost their loved ones, there is no doubt about it.” There are more, but we can start with Tracy. 

For every theory, we’ve added a picture of an innocent child that was lost to violence. as a reminder to the deniers how precious and innocent they were. We mourn their loss and stand united with the parents to ensure justice and peace for the future.

Newtown Victims

1. Theory # 1

Noah Pozner

One conspiracy theory argues that something is amiss because the adults in Newtown did not grieved hard enough.

According to this theory, many of the shattered adults we have seen on camera are actors. Horribly mistaken and wrong!


2.  Theory # 2

Jack Pinto

The second conspiracy theory claims that Emilie is still alive and has appeared in photograph with President Obama. Despite these heinous beliefs, it was not Emilie in the picture; it was her sister. The theories came about after Robbie Parker went on television to make a statement about his daughter’s death.

Anyone watching the live broadcast, could see that Robbie Parker was having a hard time expressing his thoughts and finding his composure.


3. Theory #3

Victoria Soto

The third theory claims that memorial websites were set up before the shooting took place on Dec. 14. The reason for this is because Google search result entries are not always precise and do not always accurately reflect the date on which the reference material first appeared on the we.


4. Theory #4

Chase Kowalski

One of the first conspiracies about Sandy Hook is that there was a second shooter. News coverage on the day of the murders showed a man in camouflage who had been arrested in the woods near the school. Bystanders reported that the man said, “I didn’t do it,” but no information on the man’s identity was forthcoming.

The mystery was solved within two weeks of the murders. On Dec. 27, it was reported that the man with a gun who was spotted in the woods near the school on the day of the incident was an off-duty tactical squad police officer from another town.

The SWAT officer was not the only person detained by police near Sandy Hook the day of the shooting. Chris Manfredonia, a father of a 6 year old, was running around the school trying to find his daughter when he was handcuffed by police. Manfredonia was released and he found his daughter alive.


5. Theory #5

Dawn Hochsprung

The weapon used by Lanza has also been the source of confusion. Paul Vance of the State Police confirmed to CNN that Lanza carried three guns in the attack. The primary weapon was a Bushmaster AR-15, but he also carried Glock 10 mm and Sig Sauer 9 mm pistols.

Early reports that the AR-15 was found in the trunk of Lanza’s (not Rodia’s) car were not correct. The weapon recovered from the trunk was actually a shotgun.  A Youtube video showed police removing the gun, which does not appear to be an AR-15, from the trunk of the car.


6. Theory #6

Olivia Engel

 Some conspiracy theories have also claimed that the shooting was a hoax  and a false flag operation staged by the United States government to enact anti-gun laws. Others claim the attack is being used by politicians to persecute gun owners and survivalists.

James Tracy, a professor at Florida Atlantic University who teaches a course on conspiracy theories, has was a major proponent of these suggestions. He accuses political parties for  shooting either did not actually occur or occurred very differently than accounted in mainstream reports, claiming political motives for the cover up. That statement was eventually retracted.


7. Theory #7

Allison Wyatt

An opinionated article on Press TV, an Iranian state media network, called the shooting an act of “Israeli death squads.” The author speculated that the attacks were an act of “revenge” for the perceived cooling of Israel–United States relations under President Obama, especially after Obama made public his decision to nominate former senator Chuck Hagel, a critic of Israel, for the position of United States Secretary of Defense. Speculations are never facts, especially when Iran has ulterior motives. 


8. Theory #8

Ana Marquez-Greene

It gets worse! More conspiracy theories have focused on the fact that Adam Lanza’s father was an executive with GE Energy Financial Services. According to these theorists, Lanza’s father was purportedly to testify before the Senate Banking Committee with information about the Libor scandal, but no such hearing was ever scheduled. Similar claims had been made about the father of James Eagan Holmes, the suspected perpetrator of the 2012 Aurora shooting. 

The father of the shooter is as much of a victim in this as anyone else.  No one, including parents, could have seen this coming.


9. Theory #9

Emilie Parker

Several conspiracy theories have suggested an Israeli or Jewish involvement in the incident. These theories have been called anti-Semitic and have no grounds, since Lanza was not Jewish.


10. Theory #10

James Mattioli

Adam Lanza was somehow under the control of the government or that his actions were the result of government influences. Again, this is is speculative and there’s no facts backing this argument up.


List of Victims:

1. Olivia Engel (7/18/06)

2. Daniel Barden (9/25/05)

3. Rachel Davino (7/17/83)

4. Charlotte Bacon (2/22/06)

5. Josephine Gay (12/11/05)

6. Ana M. Marquez-Greene (4/4/06)

7. Dylan Hockley (3/8/06)

8. Dawn Hocksprung (6/28/65)

9. Madeleine F. Hsu (7/10/06)

10. Catherine V. Hubbard (6/8/06)

11.  Grace McDonnell (11/04/05)

12. Jesse Lewis (6/30/06)

13. James Mattioli (3/22/06)

14.Chase Kowalski (10/31/05)

15. AnneMarie Murphy (07/25/60)

16. Emilie Parker (5/12/06)

17. Jack Pinto (5/6/06)

18. Mary Sherlach (2/11/56)

19. Caroline Previdi (9/7/06)

20. Noah Pozner (11/20/06)

21. Avielle Richman (10/17/06)

22. Allison N. Wyatt (7/3/06)

23. Jessica Rekos (5/10/06)

24. Victoria Soto (11/4/85)

25. Benjamin Wheeler (9/12/06)

26. Lauren Russeau (6/1982)

Let’s make a point to remember at least 10 of these names.



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3 Responses

  1. Juscelino M. Acevedo

    I am so confused. Where is the debunking? You have simply listed the “conspiracy theories”.

  2. Juscelino M. Acevedo


    That has to be one of the most ignorant replies I have seen in a while for the simple fact that you have proven the point that there are so many unanswered questions, and contradicting news reports. Don’t get me wrong, I truly believe that the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary happened and people died, however, we do not and will never know the whole truth.

  3. Justin

    Yawn. People who deep-throat and swallow the whole “official story” in tragic situations like this are thumbsuckers. They will show out the victims in a manipulative way, just as this thumbsucker did. CASE CLOSED, TROOFERS! they’ll shout triumphantly.

    Yep, this Thumbsucker will tell you that the 120-pound, mildly-autistic 20-year-old went apesh#t and pulled a Rambo with an incredibly high kill ratio that stunned even the most highly-trained Navy SEALS.

    But time to move on, say the Thumbsuckers. America needs to stop questioning the official story and just turn in all its guns.


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