posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 07:35 AM
Good Morning, ATS.
Let me start this thread with a couple of caveats. What I have to share is purely anecdotal. I can offer no proof, just repeat what happened.
Second caveat. I do not have a firm position on what occurred during the hours of September 11, 2001. I don’t quite believe the official story,
but I also view the various conspiracy theories with skepticism.
Okay, so enough disclaimers. Here’s my story:
Last year I went to Washington, D.C. with a group of students, teachers, and parent chaperones. The trip included a visit to the Pentagon.
We arrived at the Pentagon, went through a lot of security screenings, and then were led to a “meeting room” to wait for our escort. The
escorts, who were resplendent in military uniforms, divided our group into three sections. We then proceeded to take the tour.
If you’ve never had the opportunity to tour the Pentagon, well….you aren’t missing much. Obviously we were kept in the “public domain”
sections. The kids enjoyed it, which was the main reason to visit.
While on the tour, our military escort took us to the 9/11 memorial. According to him, the memorial was built at the exact location of the plane
crash. It was a small room, with the names and photos of the deceased. All in all, a tasteful yet somber memorial.
While our students looked around, one of the teachers went to talk to our escort. I shall call her “Norma.” Norma is a salty old lady and I
love her dearly. She has that no-nonsense attitude and can strike terror into the heart of any recalcitrant student or parent. Norma and I often
discussed 9/11. She doesn’t buy the official story at all, and is quite vocal about it. So when she approached the guard, I knew it was going to
be really good….or very bad. So of course I was close on her heels.
She led the escort to the side and said, in her best teacher voice, “Did a plane really crash into this building?”
The guard was flabbergasted and obviously ill at ease. He replied with a curt, “Yes, ma’am.” Norma gave him the eye and waited. It’s a
great interrogation technique; the person under question finds the silence uncomfortable and will often try to fill it, thereby possibly contradicting
his/her own testimony. Which is exactly what happened.
By now several of the adults and quite a few children had wandered over to where we stood (the room really wasn’t that big). Our escort pointed
out the window, where you could see the interstate bypass bridge. He then proceeded to tell us about a woman who was stuck in traffic on that bridge.
She had a sunroof, and when the people heard the plane incoming, she stood up in her car, poked her head out of the sunroof, and touched the plane
with her hand.
I’m not a doctor, nor am I particularly well-versed with physics. However, I’m fairly certain that anyone who touched a plane with their hand
while the plane WAS IN FLIGHT would end up with extensive injuries. I also doubt that any sane person would attempt such a ridiculous thing in the
As soon as he told us this amazing story, I called foul. I explained my thinking, and did so in the presence of most of the students. He just
shrugged and said it really happened that way. Then we left the room and continued with the tour.
Interesting enough, on the way out of the Pentagon, Norma and I were taken to a different exit. Here we had to present our driver’s license, which
was photocopied, and provide biographical info (address, phone number, etc). I’m not sure the point, since before our group could tour the Pentagon
we had to undergo security checks and they already had this info. I believe it was more of a scare tactic than anything else.
This year, our school was not allowed to tour the Pentagon. According to them, they were already booked for the day.
So that’s my story, ATS. I realize its not going to blow any holes in the 9/11 controversy, but I wanted to share because I find the whole thing
rather strange and surreal. I would appreciate your thoughts.