Sandy Hook truthers have been out in full force over the past couple of weeks. Ever since a professor came forward and made claims about the media covering up what really happened on that tragic day in Newtown, Conn., groups of people have been trying to change the minds of others. On Jan. 15, NBC News reported that "truthers" have even been harassing people about their beliefs about the Sandy Hook tragedy.
"While it sounds like an outrageous claim, one is left to inquire whether the Sandy Hook shooting ever took place – at least in the way law enforcement authorities and the nation’s news media have described," Prof. James Tracy wrote in a blog post. He now has "followers" and many are beginning to question what really happened on that terrible December day.
Sandy Hook truthers have "attacked" one man named Gene Rosen. The man took 6 first graders in to his home just after the shooting and gave them juice and tried to keep them calm. Since that day, he has been contacted by these "truthers" and he says that he and his wife are actually scared.
"I’m getting emails with, not direct threats, but accusations that I’m lying, that I’m a crisis actor," Rosen told the media. "What is the going rate for getting involved in a gov’t sponsored hoax anyway?" asked one "truther" in a blog post.
Some Sandy Hook truthers have put the blame on Jewish people. These accusations have been spiraling out of control. A town that was struck by tragedy is desperately trying to move forward but these conspiracy theorists are keeping those nightmares very much alive.
© Effie Orfanides 2013