James Tracy, a tenured history professor at Florida Atlantic University who specializes in conspiracy theories, has made an outrageous series of claims that is sure to provoke grieving families by stating that the Sandy Hook massacre may not have happened at all.
In a lengthy post on his personal blog, Tracy wrote a post saying that the shooting that left 20 children and six teachers dead may not have happened the way that it is widely believed, if it happened at all.
Tracy, 47, has nothing to prove the claims, which he bases solely on the erroneous early reports that were filed during the chaos of the horrendous incident. He wrote:
"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."
This is not Tracy's first foray into the world of unproven conspiracy theories. He has written a number of book chapters about media coverage of wars, union negotiations, and economic overhauls. On his personal blog he has also written about conspiracy theories involving the September 11th attacks, the PATRIOT Act, the death of Osama bin Laden, Fukishima, and the purview of the Department of Homeland Security.
In his latest claim, Tracy focuses much of his attention on the fact that early reports claimed that police were either searching for or had in custody two suspects. The story then progressed in the media that Ryan Lanza was the lone gunman, which was reportedly based on the identification that the shooter had on him at the time of attack.