posted on Dec, 9 2018 @ 09:23 PM
originally posted by: schuyler
But the thing is, people who "die in a fire" usually die of smoke inhalation. they're dead before they get burned.
And it is often said that people who fall from great heights die before they touch the ground. Not sure how common that is, though.
On 9/11, witnesses who watched the jumpers from neighbouring buildings described them as virtually disintegrating upon impact - a mercifully
instantaneous demise, then, and infinitely preferable to burning alive.
On a side note, a horribly moving aspect was some groups of victims deciding to jump together. The 2011 FOIA releases of multiple footage from various
sources thankfully did not include surviving CCTV close-ups, and what WAS eventually shown was incredibly emotional as anonymous people seemed to fall
in their droves at certain points like ants - a spectacle dropped from initial news broadcasts. It's an aspect I'd regard as crucial (so long as the
victims are unidentifiable and impacts are not shown) to completing the Human story rather than repeating footage of collapsing towers - which some
news stations played on a loop as if 'excited' at the disaster movie-style imagery. Which I found quite offensive after a while.
Sorry, I went off on a slight tangent there.
edit on 9-12-2018 by ConfusedBrit because: (no reason given)