This is the Pentagon heliport fire station clock which fell from its nail in the wall, caused by the explosion at the Pentagon on 9/11 :
One strange feature of the minute hand caught my eye, it is bended downward at the very end of it.
Don't know if this is a standard feature, if not, then it could suggest that the clock fell horizontally flat on its back on the fire station's
Which contradicts the notion of Big Moser that the hands could have been forced down by the impact on the floor.
Another corroborating feature to indicate a horizontal impact on the floor of this clock, is, that the red seconds hand is also a tiny bit bend down,
as you can see when you compare its red hand with its faint black shadow.
That thin shadow lays to the right of the minute hand's shadow, and runs down under an angle towards the end of the seconds hand.
Another observation : the rim of this clock doesn't seem to have any sign of impact damage at the 6 o'clock position.
Investigating minds wanted to know, so, I took the liberty of wasting my electric clock on the altar of Truth, and held it up in the air,
, at 2 meters high, set on 09:38:38 , and let it go.
And lo and behold, the minute hand shifted down to 9:32:34 by the force of the impact of the clock on the floor.
It subsequently spitted out its battery, so the clock stopped running and kept fixed on that time.
The clock hit the floor in an almost vertical position, and its rim bended a little on the 6 o'clock position
To be scientifically honest, the next experiment would have to be, to hang a clock on a vertical piece of cardboard on a small nail, and an assistant
should kick the back of the board, to mimicry the oscillation of the fire station walls at the 9/11 moment of impact. And repeat this at least 20
times, to get a good idea of the tendencies of clock-body landings; vertically or horizontally.
Then we should record how many times the clock impacts the floor in a horizontal, or vertical fashion.
And how many times the minute hands will shift down, during vertical to horizontal impact occurrences.
Btw, this particular experiment hopefully could be done repeatedly with just one clock, when the minute hand down-shifting proved to be reversible, so
not destructive to the mechanism of the clock.
Sadly enough, I ran out of clocks, and of willing assistants. They find it a waste of good functioning clocks, there for, this clock isn't allowed
anymore to play along in any further experiments.
Most women are bad co-conspirators, by default, it seems.
So I appeal to other investigating minds to follow up on this intriguing theory, about the possibilities of shifting minutes hands and, horizontally
against vertically floor-impacts of electric wall clocks.
Because I really would like to know if 2 clocks at the Pentagon both had an overwhelming tendency to:
a. land vertically
b. shift their minute hand downward at impact
c. get seriously damaged at the 6 o'clock rim-position.
If not all of these, then we are left with nothing else than to conclude that there were at least 2 explosions at the Pentagon, several minutes
Or, that there is a concerting effort going on, to feed conspiracy sites with contradicting evidence, which I don't believe at all.
Thus : HELP NEEDED to exercise further experimenting.
This is the other clock which fell off the wall in the Pentagon itself :
This one is undoubtedly heavily damaged, the rim even broke, at the 6 o'clock rim position.
What bothers me, why is the seconds hand not forced down in the same position as the minutes hand?
[edit on 20/6/08 by LaBTop]