January 12th, 2011
06:00 PM ET

Alleged Loughner postings paint disturbing picture

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CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) - NASA has never flown a manned space shuttle mission.

There was no Mars rover.

People can make their own currency.

From February 2009 through September 2010, someone using the name "Erad3" made these and a series of other assertions - unusual at best, disturbed at worst - on the website abovetopsecret.com.

Erad3, according to site co-owner Mark Allin, was almost certainly Jared Lee Loughner, the 22-year-old man accused of killing six people and injuring 14 others last weekend, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona.

The site, Allin said, focuses on "alternative news" and information "not covered by the mainstream media." Allin noted that all 130 messages from Erad3 were posted from Loughner's hometown of Tucson, and many of them bear a striking resemblance to postings made by Loughner on the popular social media site YouTube.

Investigators are examining the postings on Allin's site, according to a law enforcement source.

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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Pablo Reyes

    I am proud to be an Arizonan and American and the display of goodness, togetherness was exceptional...the way the people of Tucson showed their support is typical and we showed the country what great americans we are.

    January 13, 2011 at 1:23 am |
  2. donna

    i feel so bad for the families of the victims.however i feel more loss to that little girl. she was born to tragery and died in tragery. i also feel sorry for the parents of the shooter, however they were blind to his problems. when his dad went to find him, he should have call the police in then,perhaps those lives may have been saved. i feel that the little should have a memorial built for future generations as 911 is and will always be in peoples mind. thank you for listening.

    January 12, 2011 at 11:20 pm |
  3. Jocelyn Hanson

    I think it's in poor taste to even have political pundits reviewing the memorial service. They are disgusting. Why can't just once in a while we all say something good and positive? It's what America is sick of. And by the way, Obama, hit a homerun tonight everywhere in the world NOT just in the auditorium. It's his kind of rhetoric we want to hear more of and it's this kind of leadership we want modeled by other congressmen and congresswomen.

    January 12, 2011 at 9:58 pm |