reply to post by schrodingers dog
I remember that day as well as I remember the day the Challenger exploded , the day Elvis died and the day that President Kennedy was killed . It is ,
and probably will be , forever seared into my concious thought .
I was at a machine shop , having some work done , when the news of the first impact came over the radio that the fellow had playing at his workstation
. I rushed home to watch the rest of it unfold on t.v.
My first thoughts were that there was no way in hell that this could be happening to us . I sat there in total disbelief . I phoned everyone I could
think of .
The more I saw , the more incredulous I became . I cried as I watched those poor souls who were faced with the ultimate decision , and lept to their
I stayed glued to the t.v. for most of the day , until finally I could take no more . I drove to a very secluded pond in a heavily-wooded area where I
camp and fish alot .
I sat there all alone until the evening hours , smoking cigarettes and staring out over the pond . I knew that the world as I once knew it , had just
changed in a major way .
I followed the story for days , weeks , and months afterward , leaning more and more towards the opinion that there was no way that this was pulled
off by 19 people .
My first inclination was that our government was somehow responsible . And the collapses all struck me as being similar to controlled demolitions . I
suppose I was a 'truther' before the word was even coined .
I had went to the bookstore and bought every single newspaper that was for sale the next day . I read everything that I could get my hands on in the
first few weeks . Nothing made sense .
There came a point that I gave up on finding any answers .
I eventually joined ATS , earlier this year , and offered my two-cents worth , from a 'truther' standpoint .
The more I read and looked at , I eventually came to be of the opinion that I couldn't prove anything I was saying , because it was all speculation
and conjecture . In a sense , the story of 19 highjackers made a hell of a lot more sense to me and seemed more plausible than the enormity of the
people that would need to be involved to cover up a crime of this magnitude .
I hopped the fence several times until finally deciding that all the conspiracy theories contained more holes than the official account . Don't get
me wrong , I still believe the official version is more than lacking when it comes to a credible explanation of everything that allowed 9/11 to
I have since been labled a 'debunker' and even made the short list as a disinfo agent .
Everyone is entitled to their opinions , I don't have a problem with that . Nor do I have a problem with a new investigation , I even encourage it .
If there is nothing to hide then there's nothing to worry about .
To disagree with the opinion of others does not make me an evil person . Please remember that , everyone .
A part of me died that day and the nightmares took years to go away . It wasn't fun waking up in a cold-sweat with visions of the faces on those
planes staring out the windows at me , pleading , screaming , frozen in terror .
I have come a long way since that horrible day . I am not a government agent and I am not evil simply because I disagree with you .
Thanks S.D. , for allowing me to get that off my chest .