posted on Aug, 16 2007 @ 07:42 PM
I remember watching the very first seconds of the Pentagon reports on the day of 9/11, live on BBC News 24. What stood out the most was the picture.
The camera had zoomed in tight - so tight that only 3 windows of the same floor were visible. It was of the ground floor because as they zoomed out
slightly, it became obvious. I also remember the immortal words "...we're receiving reports that the Pentagon is on fire...".
What is wrong with this picture? Two things. First, it started out as a small scale fire, with no hole apparently visible. I checked with a few people
who I was with at the time and they do not recall a hole, either. All I remember was one window was broken, with smoke coming out of it. In the time
it took me to realize what I was looking at, it was then reported that an aircraft had hit the Pentagon. By this time, you could see several floors of
the building, and smoke coming out of just ONE window. The other windows either side were intact (you could see the reflection of sky in them).
At the moment they said an aircraft had hit, I knew that was incorrect - there was insufficient damage to the building (just the window) and no
wreckage of an aircraft was visible. The wall appeared to be intact, with no markings.
The second problem is that I can not find this footage ANYWHERE in the archives. I remember this particular event clearly as it was THE moment that
got me questioning the reports on TV, and the reason why I eventually ended up here. The reports about the Pentagon never added up.
Does anyone know where I can get the earliest footage of the Pentagon as seen on BBC News 24 that day?
The next time the Pentagon would be shown on BBC News 24 would be after it had collapsed. Again, this made no sense as there seemed to be little
damage to the building, and certainly not enough to cause it to collapse as it did.
[edit on 16-8-2007 by mirageofdeceit]