posted on May, 2 2014 @ 07:13 PM
I can remember this day quite vividly. I grew up on the south shore of Long Island, have pretty much lived here my whole life. My quiet little town
was flooded with news vans, reporters, black suv's.
That day I had went on a company trip to six flags great adventure in New Jersey. On the bus ride home while on the Long Island Expressway, 49
Suffolk County P.D. Cop cars sped by our bus. Yes I counted them. Everyone on the bus was like "WTF man?" For anyone who lives on Long Island,
it's probably something you've never seen on the LIE or Sunrise Highway, the two major highways going east and west on the island.
The town I live in is directly north of where flight 800 went down. In my town alone there are probably almost one hundred waterfront properties and
if you head 15 miles east or 15 miles west of my town along the shore there are thousands more waterfront properties, which all have great views of
And on that hot July day you can bet thousands, not two hundred and something people, witnessed this event. It was a perfect day for barbecuing,
fishing, going to the beach, and boating, which is a big summer past time of many Long Islanders in this surrounding area. When your out in the
ocean around here on your boat waiting for a fish to catch on to your bait, all you look at is the water or the sky, and planes flying overhead are
In my own world of people I knew at that time, there were 5 people I know who said they saw something streak towards the plane, two of which were at
the beach that day. The plane went down at roughly 8:30 p.m. at which time the sun was setting but plenty of daylight still out.
Out of the thousands of people that were on the beaches at that time, I guarantee quite a few of them happened to be sky watching, watching planes
fly by, and saw exactly what happened, as it happened, not 15 or 20 seconds after or whatever.