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Was the Hindenburg shot down by the US?

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posted on Jul, 9 2010 @ 12:15 PM
In May 6 1937 a Zeppelin called the Hindenburg crashed. Now alot of theories came out about how the Zeppelin crashed. The most famous one is the Hydrogen scenario. However there is one theory that maybe out of the question. According to one source Rumsfeld admitted that the US was involved in the crash of the hindenburg.

here's the paragraph:

Since May 6, 1937, theories have abounded about what actually caused the Hindenburg to burst into flames, with suggestions ranging from static electricity to the doping solution used on the craft's skin to sabatoge. However, with Rumsfeld's slip of the tongue, it is now apparent the great zeppelin was actually shot down by unmarked military aircraft seen flying over Lakehurst earlier that day.

A friend of mine heard a rumor that in oneof the hindenburg videos there is a flare that appears to ignite the craft.

Also an FBI report shows that some people believe the blimp was shot down

posted on Jul, 9 2010 @ 12:28 PM
Um...did you read your own source?
It's a satire on goofball 9/11 theories.
Oh, the humanity!

posted on Jul, 9 2010 @ 12:34 PM
reply to post by OldDragger

Read this though one of this guy made comment that he saw a rocket hitting the hindenburg

posted on Jul, 9 2010 @ 01:01 PM
You're all wrong, the ET's told me they shot it down - they didn't want stupid blimps floating around they might crash their saucers into.

posted on Jul, 9 2010 @ 01:38 PM
since it burst into flames near it's hangar I really doubt they shot it down LOL. Those were made of crappy flamable layers around the already flamable gas that filled it. It was going to happen sooner or later.

posted on Jul, 9 2010 @ 01:57 PM
I'm pretty sure it was a timed flash bulb bomb planted inside that ignited the Hydrogen. Just clicked on and boom. Some engineer alledgedly placed it there.

posted on Jul, 9 2010 @ 02:32 PM
The Germans were supposed to fill it with heilum but could not obtain it. So they used hydrogen which is extremely flammable. Somebody lit a cig and the rest is history.

posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 03:40 PM
The well known theory about the Hindenburg disaster being sabotage with a bomb, is as shown in the movie 'The Hindenburg' (1975).

In some ways, the Hindenburg disaster was like the Titanic. For instance, both were going from Europe to the USA, and both happened 2 years before a world war began.
edit on 12-8-2011 by Aquarius1011 because: Add info and updating.

posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 03:55 PM
reply to post by starwarsisreal

it was caused by static as it was docking with the tower , the crew dropped ropes down so the ground crew could secure it , it was these ropes that acted as a ground for the static in just the same way that you can get a static shock from your car door handle .

nothing to see here move along

posted on Aug, 12 2011 @ 04:03 PM
Something that's a little suspect about the above explanation - is that there had been over a hundred airship trips altogether beforehand, and that never happened (or maybe just a few times) before.

posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 03:48 PM
I doubt the validity of these accusations, but what is interesting is that similar events have been used as a catalyst to drive Americans into war in the past.

For example, the sinking of the USS Maine in Cuba in 1898 was used as a reason to enter the Spanish-American War. There have been several examinations of the wreck which determined that the explosion that sunk her had come from inside the ship. While it could have been an accident, the hypothesis still remained that it was sabotage.

The sinking of the SS Arabic in 1915 was used as a reason for the US to enter into World War 1 because the Germans were fed false information about the ship carrying millions in gold which was to be used to purchase war supplies for the allies. As a result, America entered the fight.

The Hindenburg disaster, however, was just a disaster. A freak accident attributed to static discharge igniting a small pre-existing rupture that was leaking hydrogen. With nobody to point the finger at, there was no cry to war.

It was not until the Attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 that the US entered World War 2.
edit on 13-8-2011 by allenidaho because: (no reason given)


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