The heart of the miracle is the timeline of the things happened on the 3rd May 2007 at the Oceans Club. A good ressource for the very first and early timelines can be found at McCannFiles:
The statements of dependent and independent witnesses differ at crucial points.
The last independent Sighting of Maddie:
The last dependent Sighting of Maddie:
This depends on the partly contradicting statements of Gerry McCann and David Payne. If statements are correct, then it was David Payne who was the last, apart the McCann's, who saw Maddie in the time between 18:30 and 19:00.
The most crucial point is the question at what time exactly the Alarm was raised by Kate McCann?
The disturbing fact is: The Sighting of the Smith Family of the main suspect occured around 22:00 in the vicinity of Apartment 5A. This but became known to PJ first on 26-May-2007. By what reason where the Tapas 9 eager to shift timeline by about half an hour into the future on May 3rd?
Between the average time from independent witnesses to the Tapas 9 written timeline there is a gap of 23 minutes. In his second interview on 10th May Gerry McCann even altered his time up to around 22:13 for the alarm (signed by the large X in graphics), which enlarges the gap to minimum 36 minutes.