Despite having been debunked, discredited, and publicly humiliated so many times that those of us without an advanced degree in mathematics have lost count, bloated carny Wolfgang Halbig is somehow still out there (as opposed to locked up in a loony bin somewhere), doing his thing, shamelessly exploiting the slaughter of twenty small children and seven adults in a sad and fruitless attempt to be finally recognized as someone important (oh, and of course raise over $100,000 in the process).

One of Wolf’s favorite methods of disseminating his barely-literate and unhinged gobbledygook is an e-mail list that he’s compiled using the (unsolicited) e-mail addresses of anyone who has ever contacted him. I know this because I inexplicably found myself included in the list after asking him – sometimes politely and other times not so much – for my $1,000. So I now have the extreme privilege of witnessing his slide into what I have to assume is dementia first-hand. And while Wolfgang spam is one of the last things I want to see upon opening my inbox, it does allow me to debunk his bullshit that much faster. Which – wouldn’t you know it – brings us to today.

Since Friday, an apparently unsupervised Halbig has managed to fire off an impressive eleven e-mails, four of which were sent on Monday alone. But while much of the material is completely unintelligible, I somehow managed to decipher the following two claims:

Claim #1:

This mystery hole was then upgraded from a “huge hole” to a “huge sinkhole like we have in Florida” in an e-mail sent out the very next day:

And yes, he really did write “WHY DO YOU THING?” Maybe once he’s finally done “researching” Sandy Hook, he can research how to proofread an e-mail for once.

Wolf’s photo of this alleged “sinkhole” – again, truly Florida-esque in its enormity – is a still from a dashcam video, recorded by one of the responding officers as they pass Sunnyview Terrace on their way to Sandy Hook School. This video – along with a handful of others – is freely available as part of the state’s final report, so it’s a bit odd that Halbig, who must be swimming in materials obtained via his multitude of FOIA requests at this point, had to go to YouTube for it.

So is this a sinkhole? No, of course not. What kind of sinkhole is runs parallel to and underneath of a road?  But if it isn’t a sinkhole, then what is it? Simple: it’s a small culvert, similar to the one seen here (which I found – unbelievably – by Googling “culvert”):

As for Halbig’s claim that the hole magically disappears “when the news shows up” – the implication seemingly being that the dashcam video must have been taken either long before or long after the footage captured by news crews  (though it’s never explained why this would be necessary) – is similarly bogus.  Seeing as how the culvert is visible in Google’s Street View of the area from 2008…

As well as Google Earth’s satellite imagery from 2012…

And in the infamous Channel 12 helicopter footage, taken the day of the shooting…

And then again in their Street View from 2014…



We can be absolutely certain that this “hole” – which again, is just a regular ol’ culvert – was there the entire time.

But while Halbig is technically correct when he says that there is “no sinkhole” visible during Gene Rosen’s interview with Fox News (but only because it’s a culvert, and not a sinkhole), the photo he uses to illustrate this point is – as one should expect from such a prolific liar – incredibly deceptive. The culvert is clearly visible behind Mr. Rosen throughout most of interview, but whoever took this screenshot for Wolfgang (as we know he is too technologically inept to do it himself) conveniently waited until his body was positioned directly in front of it, shielding it from the camera.

Compare Wolfgang’s still to the following, which I personally took from the same exact interview/video:

Notice that the culvert is visible, as plain as day, just off of Mr. Rosen’s right shoulder. Also take note of the time, which reads 2:32PM EST. This is important because it means that whoever captured the screenshot used in Wolf’s e-mail sat through six more minutes of this interview, until Gene stepped to his right and positioned himself in front of the culvert, before they hit “print screen”. And if you don’t believe that this was done intentionally, then I have a bridge to sell you.

Unfortunately for Halbig, no amount of dirty tricks can fully obscure the truth. Even in his deceitful screenshot, we can see yellow police tape surrounding the culvert so that no one accidentally drives into it.

Claim #2:

So Wolfgang’s desperately searching for someone smarter “then” him, which is, to be perfectly blunt, about as low as any bar gets. Assuming I can first understand what he’s actually asking here, I may be able to help the (self-professed) “old man”.

Ignoring the rather vague claim that he has been denied “public records” (and he’s likely referring to the Super Bowl Choir “permission slips” he’s inexplicably been chasing as of late), he appears to be completely befuddled by one of five posters hanging in the school’s west hallway, opposite the entrance to the cafetorium. Specifically, Halbig doesn’t seem to understand how the posters seen in this crime scene photo can “still be” on a wall for three years (and that is assuming they were hung the same year the artwork was created). Halbig incorrectly states that they’ve been there since “at least 2008” – which would mean that they had been hanging there for four years (still not an issue to any reasonable, intelligent adult) – but this is absolutely not the case. These posters are actually the end result of logo contest which, according to this June 5th, 2009 article from the Newtown Bee, took place in the spring of 2009 (which would of course make it impossible for them to be hung anywhere in 2008):

A logo contest was held for the topic and all the entries were on display for attendees to vote on at Reed Intermediate School on May 16. The contest asked participants to create a logo that would remind people to be “Nicer In Newtown.”

Out of 65 entries, there were five winners. According to that same article, those winners were:

Katharine Humber and Michael Meyer tied in the kindergarten through fourth grade level. Other winners were Alexandra Lotko (grades five through eight), Michaela Beaudry (grades nine through twelve), and Tiffany Lotko (adult).

Katharine Humber’s entry depicted people standing around Newtown’s flagpole and helping others. Michael Meyer’s entry showed notable buildings in Newtown and the flagpole. Alexandra Lotko’s entry depicted two hands making the shape of a heart and the words “People are Nicer In Newtown.” Michaela Beaudry’s entry showed a larger chicken nuzzling beaks with a baby chick and the words, “People are Nicer In Newtown, and Ms Lotko’s entry depicted a tree going through all seasons with the flagpole and the words, “People are nicer in Newtown all season long.”

Do those five descriptions sound at all familiar to you? They should, as they describe the five posters shown hanging in the hallway; the ones Wolfgang Halbig refuses to believe could still remain three whole years later.

As for how these posters are still on the wall three years later, “adhesives” would be my first guess, though I am admittedly not entirely sure as I did not personally hang them. But if Wolfgang is ignorantly suggesting that the appearance of these posters must mean that the crime scene photos were taken in 2008 (and again, this is entirely impossible as they’re actually from 2009), he’d also have to ignore all of the items in the school – and included in these same crime scene photos – that did not come into existence until after 2008. Some of those items include a children’s book from 2012; a number of magazines from as recently as December, 2012; 2012 calendars; SMART Tables and projectors manufactured between 2008 and 2010; etc.

Furthermore, the entire premise is flat-out nonsensical. Why can’t a poster remain on a wall for three years? Halbig does not bother to explain. There’s also a “Charlotte’s Web” poster directly across the hall. Does that mean that these pictures were taken in 1952? Of course not.

20 Thoughts on “Fact-Checking More Of Wolfgang Halbig’s Absolute Nonsense

  1. Paula Taylor on February 5, 2017 at 2:45 am said:

    The only thing that has been debunked in Sandy HOAX–NO ONE BELIEVES YOU!!

    • Shill Murray on February 6, 2017 at 1:28 am said:

      Another impeccably researched, brilliant articulated refutation by the Sandy Hook denialist cult. Bravo, Paula!

      • A. Overstreet on February 27, 2017 at 5:59 am said:

        Sometimes I wonder if the Sandy Hook deniers are for real because, with little hyperbole, about 99% of the comments I read from them are rife with poor grammar, atrocious spelling, and seem to indicate a near total lack of understanding of modern American English.

        I try not to stereotype the sort of numbnuts that denies the murder of children, because I know more than a few, but they make it so hard. It is like they want us to think they are all from a cliched version of the rural south.

        No one believes you…aside from the 300 million or so Americans who aren’t complete idiots.

  2. Lincoln Kupchak on February 7, 2017 at 8:52 pm said:

    Did you respond to Wolfie’s email with these answers?

    • Shill Murray on February 7, 2017 at 9:04 pm said:

      I did. His lone supporter on this massive list replied and unsurprisingly called me a “troll”. Wolf then sent me (and me alone) a separate e-mail with the subject “PLease read Leonard Pozners lawsuit against me and see what you notice since you are so good at finding things”, which included no body, but attached copies of complaints he filed with the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ, as well as a copy of the motion for discovery in the Pozner case.

  3. Stephen on February 11, 2017 at 3:03 pm said:

    Wolfgang Halbig is a big dumb, deluded bag of crap. Only now is he learning the hornet’s nest he’s been throwing stones at, is fully of angry hornets.

    Now he wants to “settle” the lawsuit with Mr. Pozner…I think he just realized, “Discovery” works both ways….and is worried about what HE’S been hiding from his Hoaxer friend.

    Karma really IS A BITCH, Wolfturd. Enjoy what’s coming your way.

  4. A. Overstreet on February 22, 2017 at 6:17 am said:

    Shill Murray,

    Excellent work. Halbig and his ilk should be ashamed of themselves for causing these people another moment’s pain.

    Keep it up. You’ll never convince the conspiracy kooks or the gun nuts looking for an excuse (proud firearms owner here BTW), but any light you can shine on these people will show them to the world as the fools they are.

    Again, good work, sir!

    • Shill Murray on February 22, 2017 at 2:39 pm said:

      Thank you so much! You’re absolutely right: the chance that I will convert any die-hard conspiracy theorist is incredibly slim, but by exposing these slimeballs for the unabashed liars and con-men that they clearly are, I can continue to reach those that may be on the fence (as I’ve already done, based on e-mails I’ve received).

      • A. Overstreet on February 23, 2017 at 12:11 am said:

        Ms. Roig,, the teacher whose room the shooter (let his name die in obscurity) bypassed, due to a piece of paper she forgot to take down that covered the window of her classroom, is speaking in Rockaway, NJ next month about active shooter response.

        I am taking it upon myself to attend in case any of these hoaxers show up and try to intimidate this wondeful human being or try to turn the meeting into a circus. I encourage anyone from New Jersey who has the time to do the same. Feel free to drop me a line about attending and we can meet up.

        Anyone with a child in a school, even if you aren’t interested in confronting hoaxers, should attend. My father and I had to spend our own money, time, and labor installing manual dead bolts on every door in the school my two sons attend to ensure nothing like Sandy Hook could happen so easily there. Please check your children’s school to see if they have lockdown procedures in place. If not, start asking why?

        http://morristowngreen.com/2017/02/14/facing-the-unthinkable-newtown-shooting-survivor-to-address-morris-forum/

        G-d forbid something should happen and you come to find out you are a crisis actor and that your child never existed…

        Keep up the good work, sir.

  5. A. Overstreet on February 23, 2017 at 2:39 am said:

    As an aside, a victim of the Holocaust won a lawsuit against a famous denier, in a US court, when the denier offered $50,000 to anyone who could provide proof the Holocaust actually happened. Needless to say, the victim was able to provide the court with ample evidence of what befell the Jewish people in general, and he in particular.

    I know the sum is too low for any lawyer to bother, unless the offending party was made to cover costs, but it would be funny to see someone sue Mr. Halbig for that $1,000.

  6. A. Overstreet on February 23, 2017 at 2:50 am said:

    Last message, I promise. Sorry for cluttering up your site. Feel free to condense or eliminate these messages as you see fit. I won’t scream “Censorship!”

    https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/5-million-dollars-was-awarded-to-a-holocaust-survivor-in-a-holocaust-denial-lawsuit-in-1986/

    The lawsuit awarded $5 million dollars to the Holocaust survivor over the filaure to deliver $50,000 upon receipt of information proving Jewish people were gassed during the Holocaust.

    Maybe some lawyer would take up a $1,000 case against Halbig. 1/50 of $5 million is $100,000. Not exactly chump change.

    • Shill Murray on February 23, 2017 at 4:25 pm said:

      Haha. No worries! I don’t mind the comments at all. I’ve heard of similar cases that have taken place overseas (such as the measles “skeptic” that was forced to hand over 100k Euros by a German court, although I believe the case may still be on-going), but didn’t realize that there were any examples from the United States. Still, I doubt I’d have much luck actually collecting. After Halbig attempted to shut down SandyHookFacts.com (as it was interfering with his fundraising by telling the truth), the owner of that site – CW Wade – was awarded thousands in damages by the court. That was years ago, I believe, and Halbig has yet to pay up. Surprise, surprise.

      • A. Overstreet on February 25, 2017 at 8:16 pm said:

        Sir,

        Would you mind if I sent those pictures to Mr. Halbig, demanding payment? One of my many attorney friends (my mother reminds me constantly of how many of my friends went on to be lawyers instead of Marines) advised me that I can do this, then file a small claim against Mr. Halbig, and then, if payment is not sent, file suit against him.

        BTW- My friend was horrified to learn there was such a thing as a Sandy Hook Hoax movement, hence his desire to be involved.

        If I get the thousand, I’ll split it with you!

        Best Wishes.

        • Shill Murray on February 26, 2017 at 3:48 am said:

          Go for it! Best of luck. You’re going to need it.

          • A. Overstreet on February 27, 2017 at 7:59 pm said:

            Sir,

            Before I send Mr. Halbig a registered letter on this topic I would like to submit, to you, the evidence as I present it.

            Much of it will be heavily paraphrased versions of your work on the topic and I think it only fair that you review what I have written, remove anything you do not agree with, and correct anything I come up short om, factually speaking, as you are clearly much more of an expert on this topic than I am. Furthermore, I think it only fair that you are appropriately credited for your work as it may, hopefully, set a small precedent.

            If you could drop me a line to my email I would appreciate it. You can use a throwaway account, of course, as you don’t know me and the internet is filled with idiots (as the entire need for your wonderful website proves).

            Best Wishes.

  7. A. Overstreet on February 27, 2017 at 3:06 am said:

    Sir,

    Thank you. He seems like just the type of “person” who needs a little extra grief in his life.

    Best Wishes

  8. Mark E Mark on April 13, 2017 at 8:04 am said:

    Please don’t compare Sandy Hook to the Holocaust, there is ample evidence the Holocaust existed. Also aren’t the parents and people involved in “Sandy Hook Shooting” exploiting the deaths of their minors to gain money to campaign??? Because if my calculations are correct, the victims were rewarded millions from the estate of Adam Lanza’s mother…….. doesn’t make sense.
    Aurora Shooting victims didn’t get shit and there were videos/ample evidence as well as a high number of victims. Just saying.
    Call me insensitive for feeling this way, but I have no personal connection with any of these kids so the fact that people are so distraught over strangers is interesting. We are told to believe it….. or else! How bout I think for myself sorry it offends you. Should be way more broken up about the loss, not sure why they still stay in the limelight but to try to convince of that everything was real.

    • Shill Murray on April 14, 2017 at 6:16 pm said:

      Please don’t compare Sandy Hook to the Holocaust, there is ample evidence the Holocaust existed.

      There is a mountain of evidence that Sandy Hook happened. Familiarize yourself with the remainder of this site, order yourself a copy of the death certificates, read through the final report, etc. Unless you are mentally ill or in some other way on a permanent vacation from reality, this should suffice. Or maybe you’re the kind of intellectually dishonest prick who dismisses hundreds upon hundreds of official government documents as fakes without offering up so much as a shred of proof.

      Also aren’t the parents and people involved in “Sandy Hook Shooting” exploiting the deaths of their minors to gain money to campaign??? Because if my calculations are correct, the victims were rewarded millions from the estate of Adam Lanza’s mother…….. doesn’t make sense.

      The families of sixteen of the victims received $93,750 each from Nancy’s $1.5 million estate. So no, your calculations are not correct. And to be honest, the fact that you’re not all that good at math doesn’t come as much of a shock to me. But your logic is comparably abysmal, so at least it has some company.

      Aurora Shooting victims didn’t get shit and there were videos/ample evidence as well as a high number of victims. Just saying.

      To be clear, there is a video of James Holmes entering the lobby of the theater, but there is no video of him shooting anyone (and surely you understand that a commercial building is far more likely to be equipped with security cameras than a small elementary school). So, if I were to play devil’s advocate, I’d ask you how you know the shooting actually happened. Plenty of people don’t believe that it did, and they could point to a lack of video showing the actual shooting as proof of that. The goalposts can always be moved. As for the claim that they didn’t “get shit”, I’m not sure if you’re being ignorant or deceptive (or both!) here. The victims absolutely, positively (and many would argue rightfully) sued Cinemark in state and federal court. The problem is that the cases were decided in favor of Cinemark, and because this is Colorado (and not Connecticut), Cinemark was allowed to recover legal fees, and they asked the victims for ~$700k. They eventually dropped those claims against all but four victims. Your claim also ignores the fact that those same victims received over $5 million in donations from the Aurora Victim Relief Fund. There’s also the money raised by the National Compassion Fund/Aurora. And Holocaust survivors have received hundreds of millions in reparations from Germany, France, etc. In fact, I would challenge you to find just one high-profile tragedy in which the victims or their families did not at least attempt to recover funds. Just one.

      Call me insensitive for feeling this way, but I have no personal connection with any of these kids so the fact that people are so distraught over strangers is interesting.

      Explaining empathy to some anonymous dipshit is beyond the scope of this website, but you may just be a sociopath. Or, at best, an asshole.

      Should be way more broken up about the loss, not sure why they still stay in the limelight but to try to convince of that everything was real.

      The overwhelming majority understands that this shooting happened and do not need to be convinced. These parents – save for maybe Lenny Pozner – are not concerned with what the dark and disturbed recesses of the Internet – an almost minuscule minority – believe. At least not until these nitwits begin harassing them at home and at work, as they are prone to do from time to time. Furthermore, using your own example in the Holocaust, there are plenty of people still out there “in the limelight” combating Holocaust denial each and every day. So if raising awareness is at all suspicious to you, you’ve already given yourself plenty of ammunition to begin questioning the Holocaust as well. I’m sure James Fetzer will appreciate the company.

  9. Wayne williams on June 18, 2017 at 6:35 am said:

    The conversation has raised more doubts about the official story then discredited Halbig. 300 million people usually declare a person a nut then leave it at that but the host spends so much energy reinforcing the message of halbig=nut, halbig=nut, halbig=nut it becomes obvious that regardless of halbig’s attempts to bring attention to official fact lack of consistency, some of it is a stretch, but the host does more to give Halbig more deserving of a voice to question the official story then this declares. Hint to host…this blog dedicated to Halbig only make his nut claim more legit. The little bird running around stating the sky is falling, the sky is falling doesn’t need a blog to state the bird is crazy. Thanks host for bringing attention to Halbig’s story, any attention good or bad helps.

    • Shill Murray on June 21, 2017 at 2:45 am said:

      The conversation has raised more doubts about the official story then discredited Halbig.

      This is just laughable. Halbig once again made a couple of egregiously false, easily disprovable claims. I debunked them beyond all shadow of a doubt, showing my work in the process. If it were possible to discredit someone so reprehensible, with such a lousy reputation, then this would have done a fine job. But he’s already a joke. He’s such a pariah that when he attempted to run a booth at a local security conference, they wouldn’t even take his money.

      it becomes obvious that regardless of halbig’s attempts to bring attention to official fact lack of consistency

      The only thing Halbig is bringing attention to is the fact that he’s a sad and desperate liar. You can see his lies here as he attempts to sell a standard culvert as some sort of enormous, disappearing sinkhole, and makes the claim that posters from 2009 were hanging in the school back in 2008. Those are not a “lack of consistency” on anyone’s part other than his own. Why didn’t he bother to look the hole up on his own? Is it because he’s a piss-poor “researcher” or because he’s an out-and-out liar, and he needs to shield the few people who still take him seriously from the truth? Which one do you think it is?

      Hint to host…this blog dedicated to Halbig only make his nut claim more legit.

      That’s not how this works. That’s not how any of this works. He is an insane liar, and if you think bringing further attention to that fact legitimizes him in any way, shape, or form – especially after presumably reading an article in which I tear a couple of those claims to shreds – then you are an idiot. This isn’t Gallelio we’re talking about here; this is a man who has lied about his resume on a number of occasions, can barely read or write, and once attempted to spend ~$1,000 in taxpayers money on a couple of coat hangers he thought would help him detect drugs and guns. He’s a schmuck and a con-man, and as long as his continues this charade – collecting money while crafting and spreading lies about Sandy Hook – I will continue to refer to him as such.

      Sincerely,
      “host”

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