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posted on Feb, 28 2005 @ 01:59 AM
Hi everyone, this is not related to conspiracy or anything. However, ever since 9/11/2001 I've always asked people, "How'd you find out about it?"

Me personally, I was in 7th grade in my reading class reading a poem when the principal came over the intercom telling us that two planes had crashed into the WTC in NY and that teachers could turn on the televisions in the classrooms if they wished. I turned to my friend a drew a diagram of what I thought happened, it depicted 2 planes hitting eachother then the debries 'tumbling' into the World Trade Center. Our teacher wanted to finish the poem but eventually turned on the television to the most historic event of my lifetime. Mrs. Worcester turned to the class and asked us (12 year olds) is it a terrorist attack? We were so naive. We watched in horror and I scribbled in my notebook about all the news reports coming in, I wish I had kept it. Our next class, study hall was in the library and I was engrossed in the news story, knowing this was something huge, while other kids were trying to do some work. However, when I was sitting in front of the TV after the 2 WTC towers had been hit and heard of the "fire at the pentagon" and saw the news camera change over to that picture, I knew it was even bigger and everyone else stopped working too. When I first heard of the 'fire' I pictured some maniac at the Pentagon running aroudn the halls starting small fires, if only it was that simple
. I ended the day by watching WTC 7 fall at the local community center while my Dad gave blood. That evening was the first time I saw my Mom and Dad cry together.

posted on Feb, 28 2005 @ 02:25 AM
I woke up on the lounge floor at around 10 or 100 pm australian time after watching a dvd movie. I looked at the tv and spent five minutes trying to work out what movie it was before it sunk in that it was real...didn't sleep for the rest of the night.....

posted on Feb, 28 2005 @ 02:43 PM
Anyone else? I think some of these stories could be quite interesting.

posted on Feb, 28 2005 @ 03:01 PM
I was at work when it happenied...we were sitting around for coffee break when a fellow worker brought the news. Most of us didn't believe him.
By the time we all found out what was going on by tuning into the news, we were all scared.

I work at a nuclear facility and i'll bet that everyone there was watching the windows bigtime, looking for that Jumbo jet flying out of the local airport and steering for our station.

When I got home, I was glued to CNN...those horrible videos played over and over like some surreal nightmare. I'll never forget them as long as I live.

If someone at ATS is old enough to remember the attack on Pearl Harbour, my guess is that person would compare that to 911.

posted on Feb, 28 2005 @ 03:11 PM
I was working at 5:30 in the morning as a credit card information specialist or basically just the guy that sits at the phone. This is Pacific Standard Time. About 5:45 people were on the phones with us, about 60 people answering phones in one room, and we kept hearing people say planes were hitting the towers.

I stood up and I new the day had come. I asked myself what is today (for clues) and I said outloud it's Nine One One - EMERGENCY!

Then we were just waiting to go home, about 6:25 we were let off work but first we had to stand in a circle and pray to god.

This really F'n pissed me off. Now If I am Christian or not is not the deal. I hate Facists who put their religion on others. If you would not stand in the circle you probably would have lost your job. At the end some girl cried and shouted GOD BLESS AMERICA.

I'm happy America got attacked. After 50 years of the CIA and Covert Ops messing with other people it's great someone messed with us.

Now don't get upset because that's not really how I feel. The goverment made 911 happen and blamed it on someone else. Screw the government, it's time we Eliminate, Terminate, Obliterate the whole lot of them.

posted on Feb, 28 2005 @ 03:14 PM
I was getting ready for work and heard it on the radio. Our station made it sound as though sme incompetent twit had pranged a Cessna through one of the windows. The more I heard throughout the day the more serious it sounded. Immidiatly after work I went to see a mate and we spent hours looking at footage on the net and talking about it.

posted on Feb, 28 2005 @ 04:06 PM
I was playing with toy soldiers and noticed that the commander had fallen and was upset because it was premature in my battle strategy, then I was called into the house and my mother informed me that President Kennedy had been killed. Or did you mean the other time my country died?

posted on Feb, 28 2005 @ 04:08 PM
First heard about it on the news. I was still more asleep than awake, said na, it didn't happen, rolled over, went back to sleep.

Got up about an hour later, took my shower, and sat down for my daily browsing of various forums. There was a thread on it on one of the game boards I browsed. Turned the tv on, saw the news was till covering it, and kept that paticular thread open.

That thread had updates on what was happening, before the news did.

posted on Feb, 28 2005 @ 04:14 PM
I was in school in my 4th grade classroom. My teachers daughter works at the pentagon but luckily at the time was out of the building but close enough to see what happened. My teacher takes a call this is before she found out that her daughter was safely out. She comes back into the classroom says "some people do very bad things" and then explained what was happening. The rest of the day just kinda went by in a blur. My teacher found out her daughter was safe though which is a good thing.

EDIT: we were the first students in the school to find out the teachers weren't supposed to tell the students for soem reason but mine did.

[edit on 28-2-2005 by cpr12r]

posted on Feb, 28 2005 @ 04:28 PM
I was at home just switched on the tv after school and i came home and switched it on. my mates rang me up saying WTF and i cudent believe it sat there for hours, was late for my paperround lol.

posted on Feb, 28 2005 @ 04:42 PM
I believe that there are a few of these threads about if you search. Regardless, I was told by another employee in my office that 'something' was going down in NYC via a phone call that they received. I then proceded to check the net, but couldn't find anything. The tv in the lounge had footage playing and then I went outside to see the smoke in the distance. It was a very surreal experience.

posted on Feb, 28 2005 @ 04:48 PM
I was at home, in Seattle, begining yet another day of job searches since Inauguration day Jan 20, 2001. I was online with the TV on in the back ground. I wasn't really paying attention to what was on TV. But I came across a post by someone on a message board I was trolling that stated something along the lines of "If your reading this your probably unaware of whats going on in NY at the moment."

So I turned around and turned the volume up on the TV and I could see the smoke coming out of the first Tower crash. About ten minutes later I watched the second plane crash into the tower and that is about the time when people started saying with more enthusiasm on TV that these were probably terrorist attacks.

I did no job searches that day, nor the next and I spent pretty much those entire days watching the News.


posted on Feb, 28 2005 @ 08:33 PM
I was sound asleep in Phoenix. My cell phone rang and my husband answered. Very few people have our cell phone number and it was quite early, so I immediately thought something "bad" had happened to someone in our family.
My best friend, from Texas, was on the phone and I could hear her screaming, from across the room......."The WTC has been hit and the Pentagon has been hit...This is IT!"
My husband turned on the tv and we saw the replays. We were very confused because we couldn't tell what was happeniing real time and what was video.
I was scared to death. My brother was scheduled to be in NYC that morning and would, most likely, be at the WTC. I tried to call his cell, but, of course, calling was impossible. Thankfully, about 4 that afternoon, I found out he'd taken an early flight and wasn't in NYC. But, it was a rough few hours personally.
I decided that the only thing I could do was to go to church and pray. I live only a few blocks from my church and walked to church. I remember seeing people driving erratically and looking numb.
When I walked into the church, there were workmen, but no one else. They obviously hadn't heard the news and I debated whether I should tell them. Just as I was having this internal debate, their cell phone rang and the head priest gave them the news.
When I returned home, my husband was screaming for me to come into the bedroom and watch tv...that the towers were crashing. I stared in total, utter horror.
I was 13 years old when JFK died. That event marked my young psyche. Sept. 11 marked my middle aged psyche.

[edit on 28-2-2005 by joey]

posted on Feb, 28 2005 @ 09:22 PM
Interesting idea

I was at work. My hisband called from home to tell me of the tragedy. Soon, all the PCs were on news websites. Family and friends called in with news and updates.

Driving home that day was weird, so many people were off the roads, apparently watching the events in NYC.

I think we we all in shock that day. As chilling as 22 NOV 1963.

posted on Feb, 28 2005 @ 11:33 PM
I had just got up and was getting ready for school, when I heard there was something wrong in NewYork, and that someone had bombed the pentagon and that a major hurricane had hit Tokyo, when I got to my seventh grade math class the teacher let us watch it.
I was more concerned about Tokyo though.

posted on Feb, 28 2005 @ 11:36 PM
was waking up from a night of drinking and smoking my morning bowl and flipped on the tv thought it was a damn movie unitl a minute later I realized it wasnt a movie

OH YA MY WIFE IS PREGNANT(just found out today) after doctors for years telling me I was sterle

posted on Feb, 28 2005 @ 11:57 PM
Umm, congratulation Lamagraa.

posted on Mar, 1 2005 @ 12:17 AM
I think I may have posted this in a similar thread, but I woke to the
early morning News here in Australia, and I can remember the Prime
Minister was on talking about a terrible thing that had happend.

My initial reaction was that Australia had been attacked or something,
as I found out a few minutes later it was what became 9/11.

posted on Mar, 1 2005 @ 01:50 AM
I had spent the night at a girls house, when I woke up I turned on the TV for some reason, it was right after the first plane hit the WTC when they still had no clue what was going on. It was one of those surreal things. It took a few moments for my mind to register what was occuring.

We Just sat there transfixed for hours, I remember she said something crude and I yelled at her, my mind was totally blown. I still think how weird it was that I happened to turn on the tv. I was in another city 500 miles from home and driving home that morning, I don't listen to the radio in my car but CDS so I wouldn't have heard about it till I got home.

Not to sound morbid but I'm thankful I was able to see it as it happened. The story changed from those first hours to what was reported later that day. it is an experience I will never forget.

[edit on 1-3-2005 by Veltro]

posted on Mar, 1 2005 @ 02:24 AM
I was living in Hawaii, and had the day off...awoke to the horrible news and coverage. It was so sad- The condo complex I lived in was open air- and I could hear many strangers crying.
I then found out what it felt like to be really stranded...all flights were grounded. There was no leaving that big rock. Waikiki Beach was practically deserted. There were no traffic jams. Everything was so quiet.

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