Conspiracy theorists have latched on to another strange coincidence involving the Newtown, Connecticut, shooting massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School: the words “Sandy Hook” appear in the film The Dark Knight Rises, which itself is connected to a horrific shooting rampage.
Apparently “Sandy Hook” shows up at 1 hour, 58 minutes into the film, and several different videos shave been uploaded to the internet that isolates the scene in question. The Examiner explains:
“The YouTube video shows Gary Oldman’s character Commissioner James Gordon, who points to a map showing a targeted area identified as Sandy Hook, which was also known as ‘Strike Zone 1,’ the area where Gotham Stadium was located.
“According to many of the conspiracy theories, the purpose of the Sandy Hook reference was to generate subliminal messaging by the scene in Christopher Nolan’s final Batman movie. However, most label it as just a coincidence.”
The Examiner also points that “following the devastating shooting at an movie theater, conspiracy theorists spotted the name ‘Aurora’ on top of a large skyscraper during a scene in the film.”
On July 20, 2012, as everyone remembers, a gunman killed 12 people at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado.
In a tragedy of this magnitude, conspiracy theories seem both far-fetched and in poor taste. As the Gothamist observes,
“This attempt to draw a legitimate connection between a fictional film and a devastating real-life massacre comes off as trivializing. But we’ve got to admit it’s a pretty weird coincidence.”
Are you buying any of these off-the-wall conspiracy theories about the Sandy Hook shootings? Do you think that some are just trying to explain the unexplainable?
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