What were you doing on 9/11 before you saw the news?

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posted on May, 3 2011 @ 08:43 AM
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Originally posted by redzareptile
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That's why I'll always read your responses OldCorp....

You say what you mean and mean what you say. The older we get the more we tend to speak the truth from our hearts. I have no time for mincing words.

I remember the 70's too brother!


I appreciate that my friend. Enjoy these from last night and this morning:

www.abovetopsecret.com...
www.abovetopsecret.com...

There are about 10 posts in between those two, but I think my first and last comments sum up my position fairly well. Take care brother.

LONG LIVE DISCO!




posted on May, 3 2011 @ 08:51 AM
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I was at home watching one of those morning shows, whatever one had Katie couric on it at the time. Once the first plane went into the building they started showing live feed and talking about a plane crash then the second plane came and crashed. The show hosts gasped and were all bewildered, as was I...Trying to process what was happening right before our eyes. I remember just sitting there trying to figure out what I just saw, so surreal.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 10:55 AM
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I was sleeping when something within me woke me up with the instinct to turn on the tv and specifically, the news. Not something that was a norm in my life then (news). It was right as the first tower was struck. I tuned in to see really confused newscasters, trying to figure out if what they just saw was a movie clip or something. I'll never forget the way I awoke that day. One reason why I believe we are all connected.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 10:58 AM
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As soon as I sat down in my 2nd grade classroom, my Mom came to pick me up, I remember not understanding what the big deal was about. I got yelled at when I said something ignorant about the news lol



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 11:08 AM
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We were in Lima, Peru on a port visit. I was drunk and just got back to the ship and laid down in my rack. I heard the Capt come over the 1MC (intercom for the land lubbers) and say a commutor plane just hit the first WTC building. Then about 30 min later, he said the second tower was hit and we had to get underway. I got up and got my stuff together to get a shower and on the way noticed a bunch of Marines glued to the TV watching CNN. I sobered up really quick and started helping my LPO get together a forecast for the underway brief. No one knew where we were going and we just sat out to sea for about 2 weeks. Finally we got the word to finish our operations but we could only pull into military ports and we were not aloud to leave the base.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 11:47 AM
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I was 26 years old on 9/11. I was at home just piddling around doing housework when my husband called from work to say a plane accidentally hit the tower. I immediately turned on the news and about 10 min later the second plane hit..at first I thought it was a pilot that died suddenly in flight and the plane hit by accident but after the second hit I knew we were under some kind of attack.

I got in my car and went up town to buy gas. The line was an hour long..



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 12:04 PM
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I was 33 years old and taking a neurology test. Just finished it and went to the college cafe for coffee when the cashier said she heard it over her radio. Sat in my car and listened to the dj on the radio describe how the buildings were falling..they could see it from their station in NYC. I still have that test paper.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 12:46 PM
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I was 22 and was stationed on the Ex USS Kitty Hawk at the now apparently abandoned Yokosuka naval base so it was 9/12 for us. I remember finishing up a job in the air bosses state room and we were heading out the door when he said " Hey guys come take a look at this" On his TV we saw one tower hit I thought something was up because it was a clear day and you just don't not see those buildings. He was in the process of remarking that it does look weird in his nearly 30 years of flying it shouldn't happen etc... Then bam! the second object hit, word got around the ship fast.

We only had 2 boilers out of 8 that weren't tore apart at that point in time and they were lighting them off in the hopes of us getting away from the pier at a blistering 5 knots or less. Electrician mates were getting ready to use fire axes to cut shore power, at the same time parts of scaffolding were raining down. It's a rather long story but thats the jist of it, I did wish my glasses weren't getting repaired at the time that way I could have seen the footage better. It didn't look off to me until I viewed it with clear vision.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 12:46 PM
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i was getting on a boat to go to work when i saw a replay of the first plane hit.

i thought, "that's some really good special affects, must be a new terminator movie coming out."

unfortunately, the rest is history..........
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posted on May, 3 2011 @ 12:51 PM
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I was headed to class at BCIT, when I saw all the people gathering in the main lunch room watching the T.V's.




posted on May, 3 2011 @ 12:54 PM
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I was hanging out At Niagra Falls Canada with the lady friend enjoying a few days away. Woke up the next morning to get ready to go, seen that first plane hit and told her we better hurry before they lock up the borders. Why leaving Canada we were listening to GWB talk to the masses in the car.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 12:57 PM
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I was touring Edinburgh Castle. Didn't know what happened until we had lunch. Wait staff knew we were Americans and gently broke the news to us.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 01:14 PM
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I was working off of Rt 22 New Jersey my office window had a clear view of the twin towers.
I always listened to Howard Stern and was making coffee to get going when someone told Howard that a plane hit the building, I looked out the window and saw the smoke and fire. I called my wife and told her to come to my location asap. I watched the second plane hit through the window and dropped my coffee cup. My wife called me from the NJ Turnpike she had pulled over along with several people to watch, talk and console each other.
When she arrived we talked for a bit with the other workers.
One thing my boss said before I left was, "Things are never going to be the same now!". I remember this statement like no other made that day. We were going to North Plainfield where my parents live and I grew up. On the way there RT.22 a very busy highway was deserted, only a few cars here and there with people obviously crying or in distress while driving. The opposite side had police, fire-trucks and ambulances racing toward NYC.
Once at my parents house we watched the buildings fall on tv, our neighbors all came out of there houses, everyone was in shock.
My tv in my home in Edison, which I can't remember if we had cable yet or not, would only show channel 2 for the next 28 days.
I lost 3 friends that day, 2 from NJIT and one was a firefighter. I will never forget the feeling of surreality this day had to bring, even Howard Stern turned into a live news reporter abandoning his usual nonsense to help those in need.
I worry now about the next incident and what impact that will have on my future, along with my 2 kids who were not born yet in 911.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 01:24 PM
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I was in Visual Language class, right before my lunch bell, senior year in HS.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 01:25 PM
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Wow - you are all children to me!


As I am on the west coast, I had just finished showering and was watching the news before leaving for work. It was around a quarter to six in the morning and they were showing the first tower smoking and were still speculating on what had happened and that they thought there was a small plane that had accidentally hit the building. As I watched live, the second plane hit and the realization came over me that this was an attack. I think I said "Oh my gosh" or something out loud because my 8 months pregnant wife woke up and came out to see what was going on. When I got to work at 7:30ish, there was a TV on and almost everyone there was watching. I believe that at least one of the towers had fallen by then (I could be wrong). Not much work got done on that day.

In the days after that, the lack of air traffic overhead was astonishing. I have lived most of my life under the air traffic lanes of the Seattle/Tacoma Int. Airport and the lack of jet noise was deafening. Surreal. Something that is always in the background, but you never paid attention to was so noticably absent. It was as if the background sounds of nature were suddenly silenced. It was just eerie.

Exactly 4 weeks later, when my youngest daughter was born we were all still anxious about more attacks coming. I was very aware that a hospital might make a pretty emotional target and my sense of who was around me was very heightened...but I guess I'm rambling now. My older two daughters (who are the age of most of you) knew that something bad had happened, but I don't think at the time they quite realized how much the world was about to change.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 01:31 PM
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I was in 10th grade religion class....Sister Maureen came on the loudspeakers to inform us a plane had hit one of the towers and instructed us to turn on the tv, 5 seconds later we watched the second plane live and were released from school. Howard Stern was on the air when I got in my car...you want to talk about the most touching and insane broadcast I have ever heard, that was it.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 01:38 PM
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I was on my way to buy a lottery ticket, the idiot behind me was tailgating me and I was going about 60 in a 45 zone, I turned the radio on(CHOM Montreal) and they were saying a small plane had just hit one of the towers. I went over to my brother's house and we watched the second plane hit the WTC. Just so totally unbelievable, but it was happening right before my eyes.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 01:39 PM
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I was 21 and at work in London, I remember getting CNN alerts to my work computer, because at the time I was more worried about the stand off between India and Pakistan (anyone remember that?).

The first alert I got was something like plane flies into world trade centre, I told everyone in my office, but no one seemed interested until the 2nd one went in. Then I had my mother phoning me seeing if I was going to be OK, I was in London at the time, but there was a lot of pannick about other planes heading to other destinations around the world. I remember the internet was buzzing with rumors about planes being hijacked all over the world.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 01:55 PM
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Originally posted by OldCorp

Originally posted by redzareptile
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That's why I'll always read your responses OldCorp....

You say what you mean and mean what you say. The older we get the more we tend to speak the truth from our hearts. I have no time for mincing words.

I remember the 70's too brother!


I appreciate that my friend. Enjoy these from last night and this morning:

www.abovetopsecret.com...
www.abovetopsecret.com...

There are about 10 posts in between those two, but I think my first and last comments sum up my position fairly well. Take care brother.

LONG LIVE DISCO!


I have to second redzareptile here - I do enjoy reading your responses OldCorp. Us "old guys" really don't have any patience or care at all for politically correct speech. Say what you mean and mean what you say.

Your youtube video "Dawn at OldCorp's House" looks like a little slice of heaven.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 02:13 PM
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I was in a computer information and technology class...then the teacher said try to go to any news site they're not coming up for me. First thought after finding out was oh crap I hope my dormmates dad wasn't working in there and how the let her know and what do I do if he was (they were from and parents were living in NY). Thankfully he wasn't but she didn't believe me until I got her to watch the tv.





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