THE WINDY TOWERS OF 9-11: List of eyewitnesses of explosions
Dr. jur. Stefan Grossmann, http://www.gallerize.com
A cautionary remark: Not all the eyewitnesses – unfortunately: the single most important – are friendly to the idea of having the truth come out. Such as: Mark Loizeaux and his demolition team, Larry Silverstein the avowed WTC building 7 bomber, Marvin Pierce Bush the WTC security company director who lifted security in the days before 9-11-1 (see SUSPECTS in the alphabetical witness list below).
Further keys: those in the New York city administration who control the damage and clean-up files more closely documenting the “mini-volcano fallout” from the bombs that deep-sixed the 110-floor twin towers on 9-11-1. Another candidate are the caretakers and owners of the Manhattan buildings that were damaged, with their precise fallout and damage descriptions.
As mentioned on page 2 of this article, the New York firemen with their bomb observations have been compromised by their CIA security consultant who passed a gag order down their ranks. As far as they are quoted below their statements were made in the early days on and right after 9-11-1 before the scissors of government censorship stopped their free stream of truth.
Tens of thousands of other eye witnesses in and out of the buildings think:
“We went bananas over your work, Mr. Loizeaux!”
WE being, without limitation, such survivors, helpers and eyewitnesses as:
– ALPHABETICAL WITNESS LIST –
(Despite good efforts, this list must remain incomplete)
Note: In script form, every hyperlink is preceded by the characters http://
This character sequence was deleted here for easier reading.
The function of the hyperlinks has been kept.
For Pentagon, see BART, Eric.
Statistics: 141 entries.
Who had his camera on a tripod and captured north tower trembling in its frame instants before it started collapsing,
“I heard what sounded like explosions and I think it was bombs that took down those towers, it was all so horrible.”
www.letsroll911.org/articles/controlleddemolition.html (scroll down)
Video testimonial of pre-collapse explosion at
911blimp.net/videos.shtml (scroll down)
ANONYMOUS GROUP OF FIREMEN
Video testimonial of detonators demolishing WTC,
ANONYMOUS GUY FROM WTC2 81st FLOOR, reported by Thomas Beller
Another secondary explosion:
“I was almost out. I got down to the lobby, right near the Border’s book store. And then there was this explosion. I don’t know, I just got thrown to the ground and all this stuff fell on top of me.”
ANONYMOUS HELICOPTER CREW
Their helicopter was rocked by the explosion blast from one of the towers,
ANONYMOUS, via Corky Adams
initial impact, lobby damage, escape
Analyst of the Pentagon crash, using French intelligence information. His site now is at
Slogan: It was a plane bomb
Bart has listed over 60 witnesses for the Pentagon crash, see his hyperlinked Pentagon Witness List at
I heard the bomb and saw both buildings crumble like biscuits.
BEARDEN, Thomas E.
Retired Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, former Pentagon nuclear scientist and weapons analyst, leading authority on scalar weapons and scalar electromagnetics, huge web site www.cheniere.org, today in his seventies.
Avoids statements about the deceptive weapons used on 9-11-1 such as false planes and bright flares at the end of building collapses.
GROSSMANN uses three precedents described by Bearden as analogies for the pseudo-UA175 UFO that hit WTC2 (south tower) at or around 9:03 a.m. on 9-11-1, namely:
the Soviet scalar hologram missile that shot down a plane over Gander:
the downing of the Space Shuttle “Challenger” by a scalar hologram missile:
the downing of TWA800 by one or two scalar hologram missiles:
Read the graphic accounts of this exotic hightech to better understand what flew into south tower on 9-11 and who controls such weapons (no Arabs but the Pentagon).
The Pentagon in the 1990s caught up and passed Soviet scalar technology according to inside information.
Emergency Medical Technician at the World Trade Center,
Report of the collapse of south tower:
“When we got to about 50 ft from the South Tower, we heard the most eerie sound that you would ever hear. A high-pitched noise and a popping noise made everyone stop. We all looked up. At the point, it all let go. The way I see it, it had to be the rivets. The building let go, there was an explosion and the whole top leaned toward us and started coming down.
“I stood there for a second in total awe, and then said, “What the F_____” I honestly thought it was Hollywood. There were 20 to 30 fire trucks and hundreds of people in the street. Everything was happening in a split second. Then someone in our group yelled, “Run! The only place I had to go was into the parking garage in the World Financial Center.
Reporter for American Free Press in Berlin, Germany who compiled many facts about the crater in WTC6, the seismic recordings of underground explosions instants before the twin towers collapsed, and the persisting eyewitness testimony of bombs and explosions, including eyewitness testimony observed six blocks away from the World Trade Center of a strong explosion before one of the twin towers fell.
The sprinklers were on and they soaked us as we walked through.
We walked a little farther, I recognized the area and realized we were only 1 or 2 blocks from my hotel. We stopped to look at the World Trade Center buildings. All of a sudden a loud noise was heard and everyone started screaming and running. My last sight of Kyle is him running from the area. I thought there were other bombs going off. Dust and debris was hitting everyone. People were running into each other and trying to get away from the debris. You couldn’t see anything. I got behind a concrete planter that was maybe ten feet away. Before I got to the planter the dust and debris was on top of me. There were people jumping on top of me and people running into me.
BUELOW, Dr. Andreas von
Former German cabinet minister, member of parliament and supervisor of the German intelligence agencies Strong indications of a CIA and other intelligence agency participation in the attacks on 9-11-1. He has written a book about this, bestselling in Germany. One of his book’s specialties is taking apart the apparent propaganda lies about “cell phone” and “airphone” calls from the allegedly hijacked planes (where no Arab had boarded).
Journalist, researched Marvin Bush and his company connection with the WTC building security.
Appropriate search at www.google.com
BUSH, George Herbert Walker “Daddy”
BUSH, Marvin Pierce
A brother of George W. Bush. Marvin Bush was the director of Securacom who was responsible the the World Trade Center building security on 9-11-1. On Thursday before 9-11-1, the bomb sniffing dogs were withdrawn. On the weekend before 9-11-1, unidentified technicians swarmed over the twin towers and “rewired” them. This would have been an ideal time without security to plant bombs for a controlled demolition. Margie Burns has written extensively about Marvin Bush (search on the internet). Securacom was a joint operation of the Bush family and the Al Sabah family of Kuwait. Barbara Bush in a book has confirmed that her son Marvin was standing close-by the World Trade Center on 9-11-1 at the time of the attacks, as if to supervise. A cousin of George and Marvin, Jim Pierce, had an office just where the flying object his south tower. He saved his life and the life of his employees by vacating the tower for a business to hold a business meeting in a nearby other building shortly before the attacks.
www.cloakanddagger.ca/media/Grossmann/Four%20Horsemen/066%20Four%20Riders%20of%209-11%20Apocalypse.htm (read part I)
34 year old structural engineer, north tower, 22nd floor, survived the collapse and was rescued two hours later from the rubble by firemen,
Quote on his experience:
Then, as he reached the 22nd floor, the building shook, stairs started to heave. It sounded to Buzzelli like heavy objects were being dropped right above his head. The sound got louder, closer. He dove into a corner. “I felt the walls next to me crack and buckle on top of me,” he says. Suddenly, he seemed to be in free fall, and the walls seemed to separate and move away from him.
Maybe two hours later, he regained consciousness on a slab of concrete 180 feet below the 22nd floor. (He may be the source of the rumor that someone surfed the collapse and lived.) He was atop a hill of rubble in the midst of an endless field of rubble, smoke, and fire, sitting as if in an armchair, his feet dangling over the edge. His bag was gone. He felt numb. The air was thick with smoke and dust. He heard explosions.
51, a firefighter assigned to engine 47 in Harlem.
We were the first ones in the second tower after the plane struck. I was taking firefighters up in the elevator to the 24th floor to get in position to evacuate workers. On the last trip up a bomb went off. We think there was bombs set in the building. I had just asked another firefighter to stay with me, which was a good thing because we were trapped inside the elevator and he had the tools to get out.
Businesswoman, possible British accent
www.sonicmemorial.org (search window)
Heard and recorded the whistling approach sound
and multiple explosion noises at WTC1 impact
engine 7 fireman,
You have two 110-story office buildings: you don’t find a chair, you don’t find a telephone, a computer… the biggest piece of a telephone I found was half a keypad, and it was this big (holds up thumb and forefinger). The buildings collapsed to dust.
direct link to video:
Above-impact escapee, 84th floor WTC2, Executive Vice President, Euro Brokers
Left side of this page shows a stairway with the individual floor numbers of WTC2 and relevant events from Clark’s story.
Quote about the fires:
Stanley said to me, “You know, I think those buildings could go down.” I said, “There is no way. Those are steel structures. That’s furniture and paper and carpeting and draperies and things like that that are burning.” But I didn’t finish the sentence when Tower Two started to slide down.
Quote about the dust:
We stayed for at least half an hour, I suppose. The ash settled. We went out the east side of that building, which was onto New Street. It was like a winter’s day, grey sky. I suppose it was a quarter of an inch of dust and ash everywhere, but it looked like freshly fallen fine snow. We walked in amazement down the street.
The PBS (“Petroleum Broadcasting Service”) people left out the following important statements by Clark about the explosions:
I was totally surprised. I was in a conversation two to three feet away from a gentleman named Bobby Coll. He had told me that after the first plane hit, he had gone down but with the announcement he had come back up with Kevin York. There was sort of like a double noise, like a bang, thump. With the second thump everything just fell apart in our room.
CLINTON, William Jefferson “Bill”
Security Officer, World Trade Center.
She has details on how the twin towers were rigged:
Daria Coard, 37, a guard at Tower One, said the security detail had been working 12-hour shifts for the past two weeks because of numerous phone threats. But on Thursday before 9-11, bomb-sniffing dogs were abruptly removed.
CORE, Lane Jr.
Escapee, outside, looking back and reporting on continuing secondary explosions:
There was a massive, black gaping hole in the north side of the WTC 1 around the 94th floor to 104th floor, and a massive section missing, wrapping around the east and north sides of WTC 2 at about the 80th to 90th floors. We were just 20 floors below where that fire was burning, and I thank God we moved when we did. We still heard the secondary explosions consistently, so I continued to look back at the WTC and noticed that people were jumping out of both towers from above the fire lines!
D”AGOSTINO, Salvatore, and two other NY firemen
Report of hurricane-like winds and huge explosions from the collapsing floors:
SALVATORE D”AGOSTINO, NEW YORK FIRE DEPARTMENT: You could hear the floors pancaking one on top of the other, huge explosions.
LIM: Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, and faster as they get closer. What I remember the most was the wind. It created almost like a hurricane-type force and actually pushed one of the firemen right by me.
MIKE MELDRUM, NEW YORK FIRE DEPARTMENT: I was flown down a flight of stairs, a little groggy for a while. I noticed somebody on a half landing just up from me, a few stairs and I thought it was one of our guys and it was David Lim.
NBC TV reporter
Interviewed NYFD security chief Albert Turi about secondary explosions and bombs on 9-11-1
TRANSCRIPT OF DAWSON”S REPORT ON 9-11:
“Shortly after 9 o’clock […] [Albert Turi the Chief of Safety for the New York Fire Department] received word of the possibility of a secondary device, that is another bomb going off. He tried to get his men out as quickly as he could, but he said there was another explosion which took place, and then an hour after the first hit, the first crash that took place, he said there was another explosion that took place in one of the towers here, so obviously according to his theory he thinks that there were actually devices that were planted in the building. One of the secondary devices he thinks that took place after the initial impact he thinks may have been on the plane that crashed into one of the towers. The second device, he thinks, he speculates, was probably planted in the building.”
Quote re WTC1:
Moments later, I heard an enormous roar and felt the ground shaking. I looked up to the tower, and saw what looked like an umbrella being opened up–like a starburst at the fireworks. I was directly underneath it, and I could see girders shooting out from the building. I immediately began to run southwest, towards a building that had some sort of opening. I already felt rocks landing on my back and helmet, and there were girders falling right near me. I made it perhaps thirty feet before being knocked off my feet. I went about ten feet through the air, and landed rolling on a set of steps. My helmet was gone, my phone, my stethoscope…
DE GRAND-PRE, Donn
Retired Colonel of the U.S. Army, former Pentagon weapons dealer, author of three books on 9-11; was interviewed by Alex Jones as to the switching of the planes, their sinking in the Atlantic and shooting down of flight 93, military standdown and other issues,
with alleged information coming from the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
See PECORARO, Mike
Well-known Canadian mathematician, computer scientist and biologist; analyst of 9-11. He has analyzed the probable switching of planes in mid-flight (“Operation Pearl”), the missing wings at the Pentagon (with J. Longspaugh), and has falsified the alleged cell phone calls from hijacked planes (“Project Achilles”),
physics911.org/net/modules/news/article.php?storyid=2 (Operation Pearl)
physics911.org/net/modules/news/article.php?storyid=3 (Missing Wings at Pentagon)
physics911.org/net/modules/news/article.php?storyid=6 (cell phone calls)
Hospitalized victim of the bomb blast.
“As he left the building, (Ronald DiFrancesco) saw a fireball rolling toward him. He put his arms in front of his face. He woke up three days later at St. Vincent’s hospital. His arms were burned. Some bones were broken. His lungs were singed. But he was alive – the last person out of the south tower.”
www.letsroll911.org/articles/controlleddemolition.html, with link to USA Today,
EAGAR, Dr. Thomas (engineer)
Eagar explains that steel highrises are built around redundancy principles and that accordingly the collapses cannot be explained.
If one component breaks, the whole thing will not come crashing down.
Some people were concerned the building would fall down. The structural engineers knew it wouldn’t, because the whole thing had an egg-crate-like construction. Or you can think of it as a net. If you lose one string on a net, yes, the net is weakened but the rest of the net still works.
That’s essentially how the World Trade Center absorbed an airplane coming into it. It was somewhat like the way a net absorbs a baseball being thrown against it. If you lose a couple of the columns, that’s not the end of the world. It will still stand up.
BBC TV reporter.
Evans was inside the twin towers at the time of first (8:46 a.m.) impact and reported “two or three similar huge explosions”
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/1537785.stm (scroll down to the time “0929 EDT” for video clip).
Evans further reported:
“then when we were outside, the second explosion happened and then there was a series of explosions.”
ABC TV cameraman
Took spectacular video shots of WTC2 impact, showing strange non-collisional entry mode of the pseudo-UA175 UFO. He also has given at least one in-depth interview stating his views openly.
www.tvtechnology.com/features/Big-picture/f-fb-vid.shtml (in section “New Media”)
www.thewebfairy.com feature page with NY Times article on Evan Fairbanks, cashed in my e-book for download at www.gallerize.com “T MINUS 9-11”
www.plaguepuppy.net/public_html/video%20archive/ (videos with WTC2 crash footage [ABC], WTC2 collapse footage [ABC] and interview)
www.law.com/jsp/statearchive.jsp?type=Article&oldid=ZZZ7UHW36TC (functioned as the hub for his law firm’s e-mail emergency correspondence)
WNYC radio reporter
www.sonicmemorial.org (search window)
Covered live the collapse of the twin towers
FIREFIGHTERS MAIN PAGE
Data page of the New York Times from detailed interviews with firemen (after the CIA censorship, see JONES and LAVELLO, was implemented),
This includes only the higher levels and not the foot workers. Regarding Albert Turi, see exemplary comments on page 2 of this article.
Senior Database Administrator, Fiduciary Trust.
He has details on how the twin towers were rigged:
Did the World Trade Center towers undergo a deliberate “power-down” on the weekend prior to the 9-11 terrorist attacks? According to Scott Forbes, a senior database administrator for Fiduciary Trust, Inc. – a high-net investment bank which was later acquired by Franklin Templeton – this is precisely what took place. Forbes, who was hired by Fiduciary in 1999 and is now stationed at a U.K. branch office, was working on the weekend of September 8-9, 2001, and said that his company was given three weeks advance notice that New York’s Port Authority would take out power in the South Tower from the 48th floor up. The reason: the Port Authority was performing a cabling upgrade to increase the WTC’s computer bandwidth.
Forbes stated that Fiduciary Trust was one of the WTC’s first occupants after it was erected, and that a “power-down” had never been initiated prior to this occasion. He also stated that his company put forth a huge investment in time and resources to take down their computer systems due to the deliberate power outage. This process, Forbes recalled, began early Saturday morning (September 8th) and continued until mid-Sunday afternoon (September 9th) – approximately 30 hours. As a result of having its electricity cut, the WTC’s security cameras were rendered inoperative, as were its I.D. systems, and elevators to the upper floors.
Forbes did stress, though, that there was power to the WTC’s lower floors, and that there were plenty of engineers going in-and-out of the WTC who had free access throughout the building due to its security system being knocked out. In an e-mail to journalist John Kaminski, author of The Day America Died (Sisyphus Press) and Americ Autopsy Report (Dandelion Books), Forbes wrote: “Without power there were no security cameras, no security locks on doors, and many, many “engineers” coming in and out of the tower.”
Forbes didn’t think much of these occurrences at the time, and said that he worked until Monday morning (September 10th) to get all the computer systems back online. Due to his IT-related duties on Saturday & Sunday, Forbes had Tuesday, September 11th off, and thus watched the World Trade Center towers collapse from his apartment. While doing so, he recalled, “I was convinced immediately that something was happening related to the weekend work.”
In addition, Forbes says there were other peculiarities revolving around this unreported event, including:
1) Fiduciary employees trapped between the 90-97th floors of the South Tower told family members (via cell-phone calls) that they were hearing “bomb-like explosions” throughout the towers.
2) Video cameras positioned atop the World Trade Center which were used to feed daily images to local television stations were inexplicably inoperative that morning.
3) A Fiduciary employee who was on one of the lower floors and escaped immediately after the first (North) tower was struck, reported that he was amazed by the large number of FBI agents that were already on the streets surrounding the WTC complex only minutes after the initial strike.
4) Last but not least, Ann Tatlock, CEO of Fiduciary Trust and now a board member of Franklin Templeton, had just arrived at a conference hosted by Warren Buffet at the Offutt Air Force Base (home of the U.S. Strategic Command Headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska) when the 9-11 attacks took place. Coincidentally, later that day President George W. Bush flew into this very same base on Air Force One for “security reasons.” Even more chilling are the Offutt AFB ties to the CIA’s MK ULTRA experiments, Project Monarch, the Franklin Cover-Up, and the diabolical practices of Michael Aquino. (Type any of these words into a search engine for more information.)
In the end, Forbes says that even though these disclosures could jeopardize his current employment, he has stepped forward because, “I have mailed this information to many people, including the 9/11 Commission, but no one seems to be registering these facts.”
Memo: ALSO SEE BUSH, MARVIN
Someone pointed out a four-footwide airplane tire that had crashed on a corner several blocks south of the Trade Center. It leaned to one side looking as if it had always been there. I ran my fingers over the Goodyear logo on the side and thought how it could have easily crushed someone waiting for the “Walk” sign.
Note: This tire is pictured in the FEMA report. I discuss it as fake, hand-placed evidence in my book T MINUS 9-11 (at www.gallerize.com) due to its fresh and good conservation after the huge explosion fireball. Here, the witness actually could still touch the Goodyear logo, clearly showing that the rubber was never in anything near a hot fire!!
Associated Press writer,
Quote re. Pentagon:
The nerve center of the nation’s military burst into flames and a portion of one side of the five-sided structure collapsed when the plane struck in midmorning. Secondary explosions were reported in the aftermath of the attack and great billows of smoke drifted skyward toward the Potomac River and the city beyond.
Quote re. WTC1:
As we got into the low 40’s the jet fuel got much more intense to the point where I thought we might pass out. People were clearly suffering the intense fumes and others were clearly beginning to panic. Roselle was not doing well panting heavily and we all needed water. Some people began passing small Poland Spring water bottles up to us from the floor below. This was a real relief. Roselle loved it. It cut some of the fuel taste burning our throats. It eased our sense of dehydration and smoke inhalation. Besides, it was wet.
I opened the door to the 40’s floor and we momentarily stood in the doorway. I looked and saw no one on the floor. Smoke, and the smell of more jet fuel. We kept to the stairway.
I saw the second plane coming. It never dawned on me he was going the wrong way. I thought to myself that he was flying too low and wondered why. Then he turned into the second tower. He made his wings go one way and then the other. He went through it. The nose stuck through the other side for a nanosecond before you saw the biggest explosion that you would ever see. You instantly knew you were under attack. This was no accident. This was no dimwit. This was inhuman. You were in total denial. It was not happening. I was home, asleep, and having some sick dream.
The South Tower, the second one hit, came down. I just stood there for a minute, an hour, a day. My mind was saying get the hell out of there, but my mind wasn’t communicating with the rest of me. It was like a movie. A bad one at that. It looked like the whole top of the building slid a little and then someone turned on a faucet and debris started pouring out of it as it slowly disappeared.
Plumes of smoke/debris were coming at me. Huge. Never saw anything like it. I took off. I went down one road and there was that plume coming straight for me, I turned and went another way but it was still coming at me. From all ends. I must’ve turned down a small alley-like-road where the buildings stood end-to-end because no matter what door I tried to seek shelter, it was locked. The Plume was overtaking me.
There was an older lady screaming in the middle of this alley/street and the monster was about to get her. I grabbed her and shoved her to the back end of a DHL van that was parked. I threw my suit jacket over her head. “Lady, we’re gonna be alright. Take 3 deep breaths and hold it.” I curled up by the Van. The debris hit.
It was humid, sticky, hot. It was white-grey-black in less time than it takes to read this line. I was holding my breath but I hadn’t closed my eyes. They felt like fine grade steel wool, 0000 strength were in them. I couldn’t see. I had my hands out but couldn’t see them. I must’ve looked like I was imitating Helen Keller. I couldn’t hold my breath anymore. I let it out and gasped for breath. My mouth was immediately filled with the foulest tasting stuff you couldn’t ever imagine. For the moment I couldn’t breath. I threw up. Cleared my mouth and took another breath. I threw up again and then pulled my shirt over my face and then breathed. I thought I was going to have a heart attack. Or suffocate. For a long while I just leaned there, trying to regain some composure.
I kept blinking my eyes. My vision was blurred but I started to be able to see through the darkness and I felt my way around. The lady was gone. So was my jacket. I laughed. It was a new suit. Oh well. maybe it helped her live. I hope so.
He said: “I was sitting in my office on the 95th floor doing my work at about 8.45am when I heard one of my colleagues scream out “Look out!” – the kind of thing you might say if you saw a lorry coming towards you.
“I looked up just in time to see the explosion on tower one, which seemed like it was a few floors below my level.
American video analyst, describes strange pseudo-UA175 UFO entry into south tower, explosions and censorship mechanisms of the media. Pen name: Webfairy
GREENBERG, Maurice Raymond “Hank”
German analyst, describes strange lights of pseudo-UA175 UFO entering into south tower, explosions and censorship mechanisms of the media
– Second field of observation are his personal experiences building his internet publication project Gallerize.com since April 1999 to publish an ultra-corrupt terror cell within the Clinton administration and its apparent links to the inside job of 9-11-1.
– Third observation is correspondence with German company CONVAR who restored over 400 computer hard drives completely from the wreckage of the WTC. Has researched that over about 500 degrees Fahrenheit the computer hard drives would have been non-restorable and that this evidences that there were no raging fire infernos that could have weakened steel, contrary to the government’s ludicrous “truss theory”.
– Fourth observation: Oral information from Pratt & Whitney about Carmen TAYLOR photo (see TAYLOR)
– Fifth field: Grossmann has used information from BEARDEN and WOOD and other sources to interpolate the existence of hologram missile technology that functioned such as the pseudo-UA175 UFO functioned that hit south tower without colliding with its steel walls (details in book below and update articles on the radio site, www.cloakanddagger.ca).
Author of largest existing 9-11 documentary, “T MINUS 9-11, An Insiders’ Attack On America”, download at
www.gallerize.com, largest single segment free at
Pen name: Akanthus (Greek: “Thistle”, but also symbol of the Beautiful in art and Creation)
On-site photographer, over-rolled by the warm bomb blast wind.
“As I turned to run, a wall of warm air came barrelling toward me. I tried to outrace it, but it swept me up and literally blew me into the wall of a building. By the time I regained my footing, a hailstorm of debris was falling from the sky.”
www.letsroll911.org/articles/controlleddemolition.html, with link to
(Notice how the “hailstorm of debris” fell from the sky moments AFTER Halasay was thrown to the ground. This is a crucial detail!)
On-site photographer, over-rolled by the warm bomb blast wind.
“Instinctively I lifted the camera up, and something took over that probably saved my life. And that was to run rather than take pictures. I got down to the end of the block and turned the corner when a wave – a hot, solid, black wave of heat threw me down the block. It literally picked me up off my feet, and I wound up about a block away.”
www.letsroll911.org/articles/controlleddemolition.html, with link to
Comment on the source page:
“What each of these witnesses are describing is known as the “shockwave effect”. When an explosion goes off, extremely high temperatures are generated in a small amount of time and space. This abrupt shift in temperature causes the air to push outwards with violent force, seeking to stabilize itself. The result is a blast of hot air radiating in all directions.”
— In other words, the winds of 9-11!
San Francisco Chronicle reporter,
Quote on debris:
Debris from the explosions was filling the air as far away as Brooklyn.
From Venice, California.
Insider of the Al Gore executive intelligence network, provider of specific oral inside information, including bank information gained with PROMIS software, incriminating the Bush-Clinton crime syndicate for 9-11,
www.cloakanddagger.ca (check the member’s archives)
Corporation counsel of the New York city administration. He was with Berry Jennings at the time the lobby of WTC7 exploded (see JENNINGS, Berry witness account),
Analyst of the 9-11-1 explosion dust clouds,
Scientific analyst of the Pentagon attack of 9-11,
(older versions at www.serendipity.li)
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator, reporter.
A careful news watcher (eyewitness to this news):
“I’ve been mostly watching the one local NYC station still operating (the other local stations all had their antennas on top of the WTC), and one thing I noticed that has been mentioned by survivors or rescue personnel who have been interviewed is the fact that all of them have mentioned secondary explosions occurring at the bottom level of the Towers after the planes struck. One rescue personnel person actually stated that vans with explosives had been parked in the lower parking level and rigged to go off after the planes struck.”
The local news station was likely WCBS-TV.
Author of “Time For Painful Questions”,
Age 46 on 9-11-1, Housing authority worker, reported in to the command center on 23rd floor of WTC building 7 on 9-11-1.
Note: WTC building 7 was evacuated at around 9:00 a.m. on 9-11-1 (while the tower 2 occupants were being told to return to their desks),
Thus, Barry Jennings’ observation of “another explosion” that devastated the lobby of building was occurred after the 8:46 a.m. initial explosion (impact of the flying object into north wall of north tower) and the evacuation of building 7 around 9:00 a.m.
Berry Jennings was with Michael Hess, the citx’s corporation counsel, when they felt and heard another explosion. First calling for help, they scrambled downstairs to the lobby of building 7, or what was left of it. “I looked around, the lobby was gone. It looked like hell,” Jennings said,
JERRY (Survivor in the Marriott hotel, WTC3)
Policeman and bowhunter.
When the rescue team reached an area directly in front of Tower Two, Antonio said he’d take over the equipment cart Will had pushed from Building 5. Turning left into a corridor leading across to Tower One, the men encountered a paramedic who asked if he should join them. “Sarge said no, that he should hook up with some other police or fire team. We were going up alone.”
The team moved ahead. Scant minutes passed. Suddenly the hallway began to shudder as a terrible deafening roar swept over them. That’s when Will saw the giant fireball explode in the street. That’s when Sarge shouted, “Run! Run to the left!”
Seconds later the team’s entire world began to crumble. It was precisely 9:59 a.m. The Trade Center’s South Tower had just collapsed.
Texas radio and TV journalist, published the fact that the New York Fire Department was given a former head of the CIA as a security consultant who passed a gag order down the ranks in order to silence the firemen’s observations of bombs and secondary explosions at the World Trade Center on 9-11-1, many fundamental reports and several videos on 9-11
www.prisonplanet.com/analysis_lavello_050503_bombs.html (article by Randy LAVELLO published by Alex JONES).
Quote on pre-collapse explosions:
It was a picture perfect day in September. I was watering some plants on my terrace and enjoying the unseasonably warm weather when I heard the sound of a plane flying low. Within seconds I watched in horror as the unthinkable unfolded, right in my backyard!
The shock was overwhelming. My first thoughts was that it was a terrorist attack. This was confirmed by the news reports of Al Qaeda. But one thing the reporters left out was something I witnessed first hand. A very important omission at that!
Seconds before the South Tower crumbled to its doom, I heard/felt a series of explosions. Same with the North Tower. There was no denying it, I could FEEL the vibrations of them like a small earthquake. Yet when I turned on the news none of the other eyewitnesses commented on this.
Indeed, in the days that followed, like many Americans, I remained glued to the news networks to keep myself informed of any developments and confirm what I had witnessed. But despite the numerous eyewitness accounts, there was still no mention of the explosions.
Allegedly, the authorities had no idea that the World Trade Center might be attacked by planes. This security persons knows:
Security guard Hermina Jones said officials had recently taken steps to secure the towers against aerial attacks by installing bulletproof windows and fireproof doors in the 22nd-floor computer command center.
Seismologist, for the following statement:
One of the seismologists, Won-Young Kim, told AFP that the Palisades seismographs register daily underground explosions from a quarry 20 miles away. These blasts are caused by 80,000 lbs. of ammonium nitrate and cause local earthquakes between Magnitude 1 and 2. Kim said the 1993 truck-bomb at the WTC did not register on the seismographs because it was “not coupled” to the ground.
www.serendipity.li/wot/bollyn2.htm (article by Christopher BOLLYN)
American video analyst, describes strange pseudo-UA175 UFO entry into south tower, explosions and censorship mechanisms of the media. Pen name: Plaguepuppy
Quote re. WTC1:
After the plane collided with Tower One, it then exploded. The explosion seemed to have come about 10 seconds after impact. However, things were in slow motion and my mind was now in overdrive. I’m sure the explosion happened right after impact. The explosion was massive it only magnified the rumbling, swaying and shaking of the Tower, things began falling off my desk. It honestly felt like the floor fell at least a foot. I thought the building was collapsing right then and there. Parts of the ceiling were truly falling to the floor. I was still standing at this point and I looked out the window and I saw gigantic white chunks of debris falling to the ground from up above. I didn’t know what it was and my mind couldn’t even register what I was seeing. I was completely in shock and extremely frightened.
[Note: The explosion delay of the second explosion by nine seconds is exactly what is to be heard on the tape by Ginny CARR.]
Shortly after Tower One was attacked, Tower Two was attacked. Another plane had collided with Tower Two. We felt the impact of the attack on Tower Two in Tower One. In Tower One, the lights in the stairway started to flicker off and on, the Tower again shuddered, rumbled, and swayed from side to side.
Getronics employee attending a meeting for an INS FOS/HM contract in Federal Building seven blocks away from the World Trade Center on the morning of 9-11-1.
“At around 9:50 AM, Michael and his colleague were only a block and a half a way from the WTC, when there was an ominous rumbling that grew into a roar, shaking the ground “like a thousand trains.” It took them a moment to realize that the South Tower was starting to fall. They turned on their heals to run for their lives.”
Author of the article on Robert Woolsey as security consultant to the New York Fire Department passing a gag order against the truth of 9-11-1, published by Alex JONES at
Seismologist at University of California at Santa Cruz, for the following statement:
A “sharp spike of short duration” is how seismologist Thorne Lay of Univ. of California at Santa Cruz told AFP an underground nuclear explosion appears on a seismograph.
www.serendipity.li/wot/bollyn2.htm (article by Christopher BOLLYN)
Seismologist at Palisades seismic station that registered the seismic impacts of the initial hits and the collapses of the buildings of the World Trade Center on 9-11-1, for the following statements:
Lerner-Lam told AFP that a 10-fold increase in wave amplitude indicates a 100-fold increase in energy released. These “short-period surface waves,” reflect “the interaction between the ground and the building foundation,” according to a report from Columbia Earth Institute.
“The seismic effects of the collapses are comparable to the explosions at a gasoline tank farm near Newark on January 7, 1983,” the Palisades Seismology Group reported on Sept. 14, 2001.
Experts cannot explain why the seismic waves peaked before the towers hit the ground. Asked about these spikes seismologist Arthur Lerner-Lam, director of Columbia Universitx’s Center for Hazards and Risk Research told AFP, “This is an element of current research and discussion. It is still being investigated.”
www.serendipity.li/wot/bollyn2.htm (article by Christopher BOLLYN)
32 years, Morgan Stanley, WTC2, 64th floor.
Felt south tower impact while evacuating, on 51st or 50th floor. Felt like floor was giving away and building was sinking. Pandemonium. Began to smell jet fuel around 25th floor, strong odor, hard to breathe. Breathing unbearable by 15th floor due to smoke entering stairwell.
Quote on multiple explosions:
“It was 11 minutes later, and I had gone down about 7 or 8 flights of stairs, when the second plane hit our building.
“I could hear an explosion and people started flying everywhere. It was like a bad ride on Disneyworld.
“A woman fell against me and I went down a flight of stairs. I could hear more explosions and screaming.”
LIM, David Waymond
Quote, seen from WTC1:
I made it to the 44th floor skylobby and while I directed people to the stairway, I saw the 2nd plane strike the South Tower. I was knocked off my feet by the concussion. I quickly gathered the remaining people and the firemen, and headed back down the stairs. On the way we encountered some elderly & physically handicapped persons.
See D”AGOSTINO, Salvatore
Danish bomb expert, confirmation of recanted Van Romero expert testimony that the collapse of the twin towers was a controlled demolition.
Inspector, New York police department,
later head of the clean-up efforts at Fresh Kills,
www.sonicmemorial.org (search window)
Live testimonial of tower collapse
Beginning on the 5th floor, water was running down the stairs. The water from the sprinklers was finally getting to us. By this point, there were very few people on the stairs. Many had taken detours.
Out in the plaza between the two towers, there was flaming, metal debris and dozens of dead pigeons. The fountain and sculpture between the two towers was crushed by debris. And everything was covered in dust and paper. This was unlike anything I’ve ever seen. The heat from the flaming debris was intense. It was blurring the landscape outside.
Note: sounds like Napalm to me!
We walked to the corner of Fulton and Broadway, and I saw something horrible. I recognized a piece of a jet airliner’s front landing gear. It was on the street, underneath what looked like a large pool of blood. There was so much blood on the street.
Note: Plane parts were apparently deliberately placed around the crime scene as fake evidence, such as a likely part of a Pratt & Whitney JT9D turbofan from the non-United Airlines UA 175, fallen from hundred of feet height on the sidewalk without damaging it. Details see in my book T MINUS 9-11 (www.gallerize.com). Here the question arises, where did a single pool of blood come from at such distance from the WTC”?
Everything shook. The Brooklyn Bridge shook.
Note: sounds like a huge earthquake to me.
WNYC radio reporter
www.sonicmemorial.org (search window)
Covered live the collapse of the twin towers
www.cbc.ca/news/indepth/usattacked/diary_mcmahon.htm Quote: I wasn’t able to finish my thought. Just then the South Tower, my building, exploded with a deafening boom that rattled me, and sent me reeling. Bright orange flames 10 storeys high shot up and out from the building along with billowing black smoke. It was an explosion so big, that it appeared to cut the tower in two, and the debris from the blown-out floors as well as the top portion that had been cut off appeared to be falling in my direction.
The crowd, which had been quietly watching the fire, now found itself in the path of an exploding skyscraper. There was instant panic. Screams and shrieks of terror rose from the crowd. In unison, everyone turned to run, pushing the person in front of them in a desperate attempt to escape.
McMILLAN, Genelle Guzman
Last survivor to be rescued from the WTC rubble.
McMillan heard a rumble. “A big explosion,” she now calls it.
“The wall I was facing just opened up, and it threw me on the other side,” she says.
McMillan looked for Gonzalez.
“I was still holding Ros hand,” McMillan says. “But she pulled away.”
McMillan remembers Gonzalez trying to climb the stairs.
“I got up,” McMillan says. “And I tried to go behind her. That’s when the rubble just kept coming down.”
She never saw Rosa Gonzalez again.
“Everything just kept coming harder and harder,” McMillan says. “I just kept my head down. I don’t know how I ended up the way I was. I don’t know how I landed.”
It was complete darkness.
She heard a man’s voice.
“Help. Help. Help,” she remembers him calling.
Then the building shook again. More debris fell.
“I thought I was really going to go down,” McMillan recalls. “But I didn’t.”
Then the shaking stopped and the silence began.
“I couldn’t do anything,” McMillan remembers. “I couldn’t move. I couldn’t get the rubble off. Everything was just heavy. I couldn’t see a thing. There was nothing else for me to do.”
She believes she fell asleep.
South tower, 98th floor, Fiduciary Trust, victim.
His widow reports:
But I got another phone call from him. He called me back to tell me that he felt silly because he had just booked a trip to go to Rome. He said, “Liz, you have to cancel that. You have to take care of that.”
At that point, I said, “Ed, you’re getting out of there.” I said the firemen are coming up to get you. I said you are a problem solver. You’re going to get out of there.
That’s when he said to me, “Liz, this was a terrorist attack. I can hear explosions below me.” He said stuff about the data center. That’s why I think he was on the 97th floor, because the data center was on the 97th floor.
Then he said the floor was buckled. And he said it was getting really hot and hard to breath.
www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/689589/posts (scroll down)
See D”AGOSTINO, Salvatore
Danish video analyst, describes explosions, explosion
sounds and censorship mechanisms of the media
Construction worker in the WTC Phillip Morelli (37 years old on 9-11-1) describes being thrown to the ground by two explosions while in the fourth subbasement of the North Tower. The first, which threw him to the ground and seemed to coincide with the plane crash, was followed by a larger blast that again threw him to the ground and this time blew out walls. He then made his way to the South Tower and was in the subbasement there when the second plane hit, again associated with a powerful underground blast. This is one of a series of interviews with WTC survivors done by NY1 News: ny1.com/pages/RRR/911special_survivors.html
Direct link to the Morelli video:
Streaming video of the same video at
The fateful 44th floor. I have tried to remember what happened here as it proved to be the decision of a lifetime. An announcement came on the PA system for the whole building to hear. Read closely you can hear it as everyone stopped to listen. The door from the stairs opened as people crowded in the hall to hear it. “there is a fire in building 1, please evacuate that building. Building two is secure, you may return to your desk.” Did you hear what they said. Those words are with me forever. YOU MAY RETURN TO YOUR DESK. Hey that is wonderful. The building is secure. WTC 2 has nothing to worry about, except of course for the fire in WTC 1.
The 33rd floor. This one provided the worst memories of my life. The scariest time. A time to start praying. A time to ask myself “Am I alive”. The CRASH. I shook, maybe I fell. Others fell. The building had been struck. I did not know that at the time. I felt a shake. A great shake. Then the noise. Like nothing I ever want to hear again. I tried telling people it sounding like 15-20 elevators falling down all landing ten feet from me. That description does not do it justice. Remember I was inside, so I had no idea what it was. What I thought-the other building fell into this one. And I was dead. Maybe not then, but shortly.
NAUDET, Jules & Gideon
French cameramen. They videod the north tower hit, and also damage to the north tower lobby damage. For the lobby damage, see
st12.startlogic.com/~xenonpup/underground/underground_explosions.htm (scroll down, with video). Comment on that page:
“The narrator claims that he “later learned” that there had been an explosion caused by fuel pouring down an elevator shaft, but the lobby shows none of the soot or fuel residue we would expect from such an explosion. Instead we see blown-out windows and a fine dry dust covering the entire lobby, very much the signature of high explosives. Similar damage to the parking garages and subbasements can only be explained by pre-placed explosive charges that were detonated at the moment of the plane’s impact.”
Direct link to the video:
I remember reading that in WTC1 there was no single elevator shaft that ran from the lobby directly to the 90th floor levels where the flying object hit. You had to transfer to another elevator along the way. I doubt that fuel could have charged through the building like this. Confirmed by George S. PHEONIX,
Associated Press special correspondent.
She wrote the article mentioning Berry JENNINGS and Michael HESS and the explosion of the WTC building 7 lobby,
edition.cnn.com/2001/US/09/20/vic.personal.account.cnna/index.html Quote: Once I learn about what actually happened, I’m amazed that that much smoke filled the ground floor of a 110-story building from anything that could happen at 90 plus stories. But I guess it came down the elevator banks.
A New York fire chief, died in the south tower collapse. Represented by the famous “firemen’s tape” where he mentions only two pockets of fire above the 70th floor in south tower shortly before its collapse. His voice on tape is evidence that there were no raging fire infernos as the government’s ludicrous “truss theory” purports. The government withheld the incriminating tape from the public for over a year.
PECORARO, Mike, & DELBIANCO, Arti
Mike Pecoraro, on 9-11-1, a resident of Long Island, a Stationary Engineer in the World Trade Center (north tower). Arti Delbianco, a co-worker of Pecoraro.
Witnesses to at least one underground explosion under the World Trade Center in the morning of 9-11-1. Their story has been covered in a long article in the power engineering and real estate management magazine “Chief Engineer”,
Pecoraro worked on that morning in the 6th sub-basement of building 1 (north tower) on refrigeration equipment. This was deep underground in an area surrounded by solid bedrock.
EXCERPTS from the Chief Engineer article:
Deep below the tower, Mike Pecoraro was suddenly interrupted in his grinding task by a shake on his shoulder from his co-worker. “Did you see that”? he was asked. Mike told him that he had seen nothing. “You didn’t see the lights flicker?”, his co-worker asked again. “No,” Mike responded, but he knew immediately that if the lights had flickered, it could spell trouble. A power surge or interruption could play havoc with the building’s equipment. If all the pumps trip out or pulse meters trip, it could make for a very long day bringing the entire center’s equipment back on-line.
Mike told his co-worker to call upstairs to their Assistant Chief Engineer and find out if everything was all right. His co-worker made the call and reported back to Mike that he was told that the Assistant Chief did not know what happened but that the whole building seemed to shake and there was a loud explosion. They had been told to stay where they were and “sit tight” until the Assistant Chief got back to them. By this time, however, the room they were working in began to fill with a white smoke. “We smelled kerosene,” Mike recalled, “I was thinking maybe a car fire was upstairs”, referring to the parking garage located below grade in the tower but above the deep space where they were working.
The two decided to ascend the stairs to the C level, to a small machine shop where Vito Deleo and David Williams were supposed to be working. When the two arrived at the C level, they found the machine shop gone.
“There was nothing there but rubble, “Mike said. “We’re talking about a 50 ton hydraulic press – gone!? The two began yelling for their coworkers, but there was no answer. They saw a perfect line of smoke streaming through the air. “You could stand here,” he said, “and two inches over you couldn’t breathe. We couldn’t see through the smoke so we started screaming.” But there was still no answer.
The two made their way to the parking garage, but found that it, too, was gone. “There were no walls, there was rubble on the floor, and you can’t see anything” he said. They decided to ascend two more levels to the building’s lobby. As they ascended to the B Level, one floor above, they were astonished to see a steel and concrete fire door that weighed about 300 pounds, wrinkled up “like a piece of aluminum foil” and lying on the floor. “They got us again,” Mike told his co-worker, referring to the terrorist attack at the center in 1993. Having been through that bombing, Mike recalled seeing similar things happen to the building’s structure. He was convinced a bomb had gone off in the building. Mike walked through the open doorway and found two people lying on the floor. One was a female Carpenter and the other an Elevator Operator. They were both badly burned and injured. Realizing he had to get help, Mike ascended to the Lobby Level where he met Arti DELBIANCO, a member of his work crew. People were now coming down the same stairway from above the lobby and Arti and Mike had to stay where they were to direct people out of the stairway door and into the building’s lobby. If they didn’t, people descending could walk past the lobby door and unwittingly keep descending into the sublevels of the building.
The smoke in the stairwell was constant and at one point, Mike told Arti that he was going to catch a quick breath of fresh air. He walked out into the main lobby of the building, seeing it for the first time.
“When I walked out into the lobby, it was incredible,” he recalled. “The whole lobby was soot and black, elevator doors were missing. The marble was missing off some of the walls. 20-foot section of marble, 20 by 10 foot sections of marble, gone from the walls”. The west windows were all gone. They were missing. These are tremendous windows. They were just gone. Broken glass everywhere, the revolving doors were all broken and their glass was gone. Every sprinkler head was going off. I am thinking to myself, how are these sprinkler heads going off” It takes a lot of heat to set off a sprinkler head. It never dawned on me that there was a giant fireball that came through the air of the lobby. I never knew that until later on. The jet fuel actually came down the elevator shaft, blew off all the (elevator) doors and flames rolled through the lobby. That explained all the burnt people and why everything was sooted in the lobby.”
Mike and Arti decided it was time to leave as well. They left the stairwell and reentered the lobby. As they walked to the exit, they heard a roar and the floor began to shake.
“Banging so hard that we fell down on our knees,” he said. “I’m looking south, at the building, Arti’s looking at me, we locked eyes and he is screaming at the top of his lungs…I can barely hear this guy. He’s screaming, “What the f’ is that?”, and I am screaming back at him, that I think it’s another plane”.
In reality, as the two were kneeling in the lobby of 1 World Trade Center, its sister building, 2 World Trade Center, was crashing down upon them. “The building was just bouncing and bouncing, the floor was bouncing. I figured another plane already hit the building”. Mike related. “I’m looking ahead and I see all the windows, either three story tall windows or four story tall windows, 10 feet wide; shatter. All of them broke at the same time. All the glass flew over my head. I’m looking up, on my knees, with my hands on the floor, and I saw all that glass.
You’re talking glass three inches thick, go right over our heads. I saw that some of the firemen who was standing on the perimeter (mezzanine) was blown right off the top. They just flew over the top. I can’t put a number on it, maybe ten. Bunch of firemen were guarding doors there. They got blown off. Don’t know where they went. I saw pieces of debris as big as cars go right over my head without stopping. Like a line drive right over my head,” he said, raising his hand to indicate an approximate 4 foot level.
“You couldn’t see anything now. There was dust in the room. My eyes were covered with dust and debris. I got hit in the back of the head with something so hard I fractured my elbow on the floor. Something stuck in the back of my calf and I just got beat all over the left side of my body. Then the building started bouncing even harder. So hard it was lifting me off the floor, bouncing me on the floor”.
In desperation, Mike grabbed the fireman’s coat, relit his flashlight and began dragging the unconscious fireman out of the building. “He was easy to drag,” Mike said. “the floor was so slippery”. He moved in the direction he thought was out, but he was wrong. If Mike had turned left, he would have easily exited the lobby. But, blinded by the dust and disoriented from the pounding he had received, he turned right and was forced to travel three-quarters of the distance of the building before finally reaching a door.
Along the way, another fireman came out of the dust and grabbed at Mike. “Who are you”? he yelled. Mike told him he was an engineer in the building. The fireman replied: “Good; how do we get the hell out of here”? Mike replied: “I’m not really sure. I thought this was the way out and now I’m not sure”.
More firemen appeared through the dust, they grabbed the unconscious fireman who Mike was dragging and said “let’s go!? Slowly moving through the thick cloud, Mike led the fireman through the lobby. “There was piles of stuff on the floor,” he said. “I don’t know what it was. There were people on the floor we were falling over”. Somehow, Mike managed to lead them to the South Entrance of the tower to a door which led to the Marriott Hotel. Debris blocked all of the doors from the building. The men managed to move through broken windows to the outside. “That’s when we started to hear people hitting the ground,” Mike said.
PEKROL, William (Bill)
In a meeting in north tower, 72nd floor.
Quote from Pekrol’s survival story:
Bill and two attendees left the meeting after the building swayed and shook and numerous explosions set off by the jet fuel. Bill climbed down all 72 floors but when he arrived in the lobby of the Tower, 20 elevators exploded from the plane’s jet fuel… the noise was horrendous and the tower was beginning to collapse.
Catch: The jet fuel did not exist. The tower was hit by missiles and bombed. Details in my story,
It took about an hour to climb down those stairs. All fuel (whatever fuel) got burned in the first 7-10 minutes, as all fire experts say. Pekrol did not see jet fuel but explosions.
PENTAGON WITNESS LIST
See Eric BART
www.mcsweeneys.net/2001/09/19perkal.html (Pentagon, mentions two explosions that prompted him to start walking)
www.rick.com/archive.html (scroll down for link to streaming audio interview, very descriptive)
PHEONIX, George S., III
www.littlewhitedog.com/content-16.html (information about WTC1 elevator system, no single shaft from top to bottom)
Assistant Vice President, Loan Operations, Fuji Bank, WTC2, 81nd floor.
Quote about transparency of the twin towers:
“As I’m standing there retrieving my messages, I’m looking out at the next building, One World Trade, and I saw fire falling through from the roof,” Stanley said. “Now, this entire building is surrounded by glass, and you can stand up and from there you can see all the buildings, planes and everything flying at the same altitude.”
Associated Press reporter Dunstan Prial said he heard a sucking sound just before the first building collapsed.
“Windows shattered. People were screaming and diving for cover. People walked around like ghosts, covered in dirt, weeping and wandering dazed,” he said.
Was near WTC1 at first impact and reported several explosions
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/1537785.stm (scroll down to the time ?0929 EDT?
34-year-old security guard, was nearly killed while making the rounds in the lobby of 1 World Trade Center on September 11. He started to run after hearing an explosion that he said sounded like a missile, but he was knocked down by a fireball that roared down the elevator shaft.
ny1.com/pages/RRR/911special_survivors.html (with streaming video)
Emergency Medical Technician helping at the WTC.
Her story of explosions everywhere:
All too often the civilians get overlooked when there is a Mass Casualty Incident (MCI). These are often the medical personnel who work for hospitals in a city but are not members of the police, fire, or EMS departments. Many of these people are the EMTs who drive ambulances for the city hospitals. There were many civilian EMTs there that day and some of their stories are in this book. One of these EMTs is Mercedes Rivera.
She was “right across the street from the World Trade Center? (p. 21). She and her partner grabbed their gear and immediately began treating people. “I was seeing debris falling, smoke, chaos, and fear” (p. 21). A captain told Rivera and the other EMTs to enter the World Trade Center. “I just remember the fear, the constant sounds of things falling, and the flying paper and debris…. I saw a burned woman in a sitting position in the lobby, as if she was still typing behind a desk…. She was already dead” (p. 22). They moved over to Seven World Trade. “A big, thunderous, crash that sounded just like an engine. We saw this big cloud … it turned black … debris rolling in” (p. 24).
Rivera fell. “I got trampled by everybody…. My partner stepped on me, and then grabbed me by my belt” (p. 24). They had just gotten to safety when they heard “that big, thunderous, crashing sound again…. Purple smoke followed by black. It was like a tornado…. I waited for death…. Explosions everywhere, and then once again, complete silence” (pp. 26-27). Rivera found herself “looking for my co-workers…. Where are Byron and John? … Tito? … Jerry? … Mario? … Keith? … Yamel? (p. 27). Later she learned that Yamel Merino was among the dead that day. “We had escaped death three or four times that day” (p. 30). Rivera is one of those who feel the civilian EMTs were overlooked.
From a pdf online book review entitled “Real Heroines” of the book: Susan Hagen and Mary Carouba. Women at Ground Zero: Stories of Courage and Compassion. Indianapolis: Alpha Books, 2002. 330 pp. Photographs. $22.95 (cloth), ISBN 0-02-864422-0. Reviewed by Noonie Fortin, Retired USAR First Sergeant. Published by H-Minerva (March, 2004)
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Complete story, with fuel running down the elevator shaft and multiple explosions (explained as probably echoes from other buildings – nobody else ever noticed echoes):
Experience: I worked at 1WTC and arrived about 1 minute before the plane hit the first tower. The building seemed to move about 8 feet and swayed back and fourth about 3 times before finally coming to rest. As I stood up I saw flames coming through the ceiling in the coffee room where I was just about to go. We headed down stairwell C in the Northwest corner of the building and as we reached the 76 floor there was a door in the stairwell that was jammed. People began to panic; some continued down the stairs pushing those ahead; many people were screaming out “What’s the hold-up” “Get moving? etc. I opened the door at the 77 floor where the explosion from the plane above blasted out the sheetrock of the elevator shaft. The hallway was on fire and filled with smoke. It appeared that we were trapped. An office on that floor was open and the lights and phones worked but more importantly the air was fresh. I shouted out for everyone to quiet down and suggested that we all go into the office for a break and we would find another way out. It seemed like a reasonable suggestion and the only one offer at the time so we all headed into the office.
People immediately headed for the phones to call their loved ones and I was able to call my wife and let her know that I was alright. She didn’t even know that the building was hit. I told her I had to go and went into the hallway with about 3 or 4 other people to look for a new escape route. The only way out was through the hallway that was on fire. When we got to the other side I grabbed a fire hose and with the help of 2 co-workers doused the flames in the hallway. There was a persistent fire in the elevator shaft apparently fed by jet fuel from above that would not go out. We kept the hose going as a last line of defense in case a fireball came down the shaft and evacuated perhaps 100 people from the offices onto stairwell A. We turned off the hose and joined the procession down the stairs. At that point the fire was above us and building that had withstood the bombing in 1993 was still standing; we felt safe.
I made it to the plaza lobby and was about to go downstairs to the concourse when I heard a loud explosion followed by several small explosions from above. In hindsight these were probably echoes from the surrounding buildings. I look into the eyes of a fireman a few feet away and we didn’t say a word but we both had the same though. This ain’t good.
We ran about 100 feet to the west away from the glass doors by the plaza when the dark smoke came over us. I hit the ground and covered my face with the shirt off my back. The sound was like a freight train coming closer and getting louder. Then there was deafening silence and the sound of dust falling like rain. I was amazed that I was alive and I headed back to the stairs leading to the concourse level. I hooked-up with some firemen who were heading south toward a blank wall. I first told them to head left toward the shops but they wanted to go west toward the Hudson River. I said go right and don’t stop. I went over a steel beam about 2-3 feet high and wished them good luck as I headed under the footbridge across West Street and then north gasping for air.
ROMAS, Fr. John, Pastor
The terrorist attack against the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center that killed an estimated 5,000 [todax’s number: 3,066 plus hundreds of helpers such as firemen] people also destroyed the tiny St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, located about 500 feet from ground zero.
On Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001, Fr. John Romas, pastor, attempted to go to his church but was turned back by police. Wednesday, he was permitted to visit the site to view what was left of the church. “It would break your heart,” he said of the devastation he witnessed. “It’s one thing to see it on TV, and another thing to see it in person. St. Nicholas is buried under debris. It is the worst thing.” He described steel girders and concrete from the towers burying the building.
See another descriptive site with photo and link to a map:
Note: Compare how fallout from the collapses flew to the World Financial Center, destroying the WFC Winter Garden and leaving a distinct trail of heavy steel spandrels (from a government satellite photo):
Another view (military photo) of how the towers rained all over the place is
(you can also see very well the deep explosion crater in the top of ruined WTC6 – U.S. customs building that was never hit by a plane but erupted like a volcano seconds after the pseudo-UA175 UFO hit south tower)
New Mexico expert on explosives, terrorism and demolitions, close to the Pentagon. He initially stated that the World Trade Center was destroyed by a controlled demolition. Without convincing argumentative reason, he later withdrew his statement,
“Van Romero, an explosives expert and former director of the Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center at New Mexico Tech, said on Sept. 11, “My opinion is, based on the videotapes, that after the airplanes hit the World Trade Center there were some explosive devices inside the buildings that caused the towers to collapse.”
The collapse of the structures resembled the controlled implosions used to demolish old structures and was “too methodical to be a chance result of airplanes colliding with the structures,” Romero told The Albuquerque Journal hours after the attack.”
www.rense.com/general17/eyewitnessreportspersist.htm (article by Christopher BOLLYN)
Memo: See LUND (confirming Danish bomb expert)
ROSEN, Marvin S. (of Greenberg Traurig, Miami)
edition.cnn.com/2001/COMMUNITY/09/13/saladino.cnna/index.html Quote: About ten blocks north, I stopped to catch my breath and when I turned around, the southern WTC began to collapse like a waterfall. It just fell down in perfect symmetry, one floor, then another floor, then another… and then a puff of smoke like a giant mushroom popped up.