One notable feature of the Madeleine McCann case was the number of supposed sightings of the little girl all over the world. Here are some of them:
- Dorset – May 4, 2007
- Alvor, Portugal – May 5, 2007
- Lisbon, Portugal – May 5/6, 2007
- Gatwick Airport – May 8, 2007
She said she was "convinced" the child she saw - accompanied by a woman whose dark bob haircut "could well have been a wig" - was the missing girl. She speculated that Madeleine could have been at Gatwick en route for Marrakech in Morocco.
- Spain – May 5 to 17, 2007
The British force logged reports from Marbella, Huelva, Salou, Valencia, Pampaneira, Vera, Riviera del Sol and Guardamar del Segura.
- Riga, Latvia – July 3, 2007
- Moroccoa – Spetmber 25, 2007
Spanish tourists took a photograph of a blonde haired girl being carried on a woman’s back. Interpol investigated.
The reported sightings were investigated but they all came to nothing.