posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 11:50 AM
I think it's really telling that the OP has ignored all of the eye witnesses on this site. It is the equivalent to "pics or it didn't happen".
I was also there that day. I wasn't close enough to see jumpers as I was watching the events from the roof of my building at 20th and 7th Street but
I did have a camera and I can tell you that when I started to see the second building fall, I lifted my camera and then stopped. I just didn't feel
that it was right to take pictures of such a gruesome moment. In hindsight, I sort of regret not having a picture of that moment because from my
memory, the bottom of the building started to collapse leaving the top portion sort of suspended for a second before the top then followed... but
it's just a memory, I have no proof that is how it happened. I do have some pictures of the buildings before collapse and then after but my point is,
even if eye witnesses had a camera at the time (and ps. not everyone brings a camera to work with them), that doesn't mean that everybody was
snapping away at the horror unfolding before us. We were all in shock.
I have a friend who was in a building right next door and she told me that she saw people jumping before she left the building, took off her high
heels and then ran North until she found a cab to take her as far North as she could get. She would have no reason to make that up.
To your point about manipulated photos, this may interest you. Not long after that day, I came upon a previously empty store front that had been taken
over with candid photos from that day. There was a guy with a computer and a printer in there and I asked him what this was. He said that he was
collecting photos from anyone who wanted to share the pictures they had taken that day. There were quite a few from Ground Zero and I couldn't help
but notice the lack of bodies or anything indicating that anyone had been there that day (other than rescuers combing the pile). I asked him about it
and he said that he had removed any body parts from the imagery because he didn't feel it was right to show that. He said there had been a lot. For
all I know, this guy had such an amazing collection of images from that day - both unaltered and altered - that when asked to release them to
authorities, he used the cleaned up backgrounds and put the victims back in. That would explain any anomolies in the images you're talking about.
Doesn't mean the victims weren't there. But who knows? That is all conjecture... What isn't conjecture is that there were plenty of eye witnesses
that day to the people who jumped or fell. If you choose to ignore them, that's on you.
Those of us who were there don't need pictures to know what happened that day. It was horrific. That's not to say that I believe the official story
about how and why it happened... but it did happen. Airplanes hit the buildings and people jumped out of them.