April 22, 2013 | Sinclair Broadcast Group

News Update

As investigators work to put together the pieces and look for clues in the bombings at the Boston Marathon Monday, many Americans have their own ideas.

Wild theories are being made about the month of April, and in particular, this week of this month. 

Quite a few people are suspicious that too many bad things happen at this time of year.

It was a blast heard round the world, but Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon were not just a reminder of terrorism on U.S. soil, but yet another page in our history books. 

Shows that this week of this month has been marked with tragedy after tragedy.

From the siege at Waco, to the Oklahoma City bombing, the school shootings at Columbine to the massacre at Virginia Tech and now Boston.

“I think we have no reason to believe this was planned to coincide with any of the past events whether we're talking about Oklahoma City or Columbine,” believes Jonathan Schanzer, Vice President of Research at Defense of Democracies.

Schanzer is a former terrorism analyst with the Department of the Treasury, and says he's not surprised some people are connecting those dots.

“I think what we try to do in moments like this is to make sense of what happened and we look to make connections that maybe aren't there because all of this seems so senseless,” Schanzer stated.

After the Boston bombings it took little time for social media sites like twitter to become inundated with wild theories and ideas.

With suggestions to followers to make those connections, to Patriot’s Day, Tax Day and even Adolf Hitler’s birthday.

Coincidence or not, TS Eliot's words written nearly a century ago ring true, that April is the cruelest month.