One of the most tragic and shocking incidents in recent history was the 9/11 terrorist attacks in America. During the attacks, followers of the Al-Qaeda terrorist group flew airplanes into the famous Twin Towers in New York and the Pentagon. Such a public act against the very symbols of America were thought to be a clear message to the West from Al-Qaeda.
Of course, as with any huge occurrence such as this, alternative theories over what really happened that day have gathered pace in the ensuing years. These conspiracy theories challenge the official account of what happened and point out some interesting facts that may point to other forces at play.
Here are ten of the most alarming of this facts that throw suspicion on what really happened during the 9/11 terror attacks.
10 – Lack Of Response Prior To The Attacks From NORAD
As with most things in the world, the USA has the very best in cutting edge defence technology for its borders. This includes the very sophisticated NORAD system which is designed to detect any unauthorised movements in American airspace. The standard procedure if any is detected is to scramble fighter jets to assess the situation and resolve if needed. This has happened many times over the years, both before and after 9/11. Even a commercial jet plane going slightly off course can trigger this sort of response.
Yet for some reason on the day of 9/11, this failed to happen once the four hijacked planes had been detected. They were allowed to continue on their courses and jet fighters were not immediately scrambled to intercept as usual. This has led many to question why this was allowed to take place when it was obvious something was wrong.
09 – Footage Of Explosions And Bombs
One regular theory that many expose on social media to this day is that the Twin Towers were not collapsed by the hijacked planes hitting them. Many have posted video footage of what looks like controlled demolition explosions at the site, prior to the planes impact. Even some firefighters attending the scene claimed to have heard explosions inside the buildings! Many have also pointed out that the manner the towers fell could have only taken place under a controlled situation.
It was not just at the Twin Towers this theory was noted though. April Gallop was a worker at the Pentagon when that building was supposedly hit by a plane. However, she describes what happened as more like a bomb going off and seeing no evidence of plane debris or passenger when she went outside to where the plane supposedly hit the Pentagon walls.
08 – Could Such Inexperienced Pilots Have Flown The Mission?
Another fact that doesn’t sit well with many is the people who flew the hijacked planes themselves. To start with, two of the hijackers were so bad at flying that they didn’t pass the aviation course they had been on prior to 9/11 and were asked to leave! Couple that with the fact that these were very inexperienced pilots flying huge jumbo jets and you can see why it looks shady.
After the attacks, many top class and professional pilots were asked to fly the routes taken by the terrorists in a flight simulator. Nearly all either failed or struggled badly to do what the terrorists had done – when you consider the gulf in class between them, this makes what they did look very suspect.
07 – Suspicions Around The Rumsfeld Speech
On the day before the attacks, then US Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld made an eerie speech. In it, he outlined his plans to ‘liberate’ the Pentagon and make major cuts within it which would free up money for other operations. Off camera, he also reportedly admitted that there was a huge $2.3 trillion dollars spent by the Pentagon that was unaccounted for. It was claimed by Rumsfeld that this money would be hunted down using the extensive computer files and accounts within the Pentagon itself. Many find this announcement and the attack happening the very next day too much of a coincidence.
06 – Pentagon Records Went Up In Smoke
The Rumsfeld speech also made the attack on the Pentagon even more suspect. If there were to be a very public investigation into exactly where that missing $2.3 trillion had gone, there were many in power who may have wanted to stop it.
Although this may seem like a classic crazy conspiracy theory, is it just coincidence that the exact spot the Pentagon was attacked was the part of the complex that housed all the computer records? The very accounts and computer files that Rumsfeld had announced were to be accessed suddenly went up in smoke as they were completely destroyed in the attack. This meant that no-one will ever know where that $2.3 billion went or what it was used for. When you add in that many irreplaceable historical documents from American history were destroyed also, it makes you wonder.
05 – Flight 77 Voice Morphing
One real anomaly with 9/11 is what happened with Flight 77. This was the plane that was crashed so improbably by the inept terrorist Hani Hanjour into the Pentagon. Proof of the official version of events has centred around hard evidence presented of the passengers arriving at the airport before take-off and phone calls made just before the plane crashed.
Many believe though that the plane that flew into the Pentagon only had the pilot in and the passengers were already out of the way by then. The calls supposedly made from on the plane are thought to have been produced by sophisticated voice morphing technology to fool the public. In addition, many believe that the passengers never boarded the plane and were instead callously murdered to keep them quiet.
04 – Was It Really A Missile That Hit The Pentagon?
Many conspiracy theorists believe that it was the US government itself behind all the 9/11 attacks for its own shady purposes. They argue that it was in fact a US missile that struck the Pentagon and not a plane at all. Although this seems fanciful, it is odd that the air defence system that usually runs 24/7 had been switched off over Washington that day. In addition, it is reported that most of the CCTV cameras around the Pentagon were switched off just before the attack, as though the people in charge were trying to hide what was really going on in the leadup to it.
03 – The Mystery Of The White Plane
One of the big mysteries in all the many surrounding 9/11 is that of the so-called ‘White Plane’. This was a plane that was seen just before the Twin Tower and Pentagon attacks, flying in restricted air space over the White House. Many onlookers saw it and even various news channels stated how odd is was to see a plane allowed to be fly in that area. Although it soon vacated the spot it was in, no-one knows where it went or what it was doing. Who was on board and what their objective was is a mystery that may never be solved.
02 – The CGI Argument
This suspicious point relates to the theory around the explosions in the Twin Towers being a pre-planned demolition. This CGI theory goes further though in suggesting that no planes actually hit the Twin Towers at all. Ex-CIA pilot John Lear claims that the plane strikes were actually very sophisticated CGI’s and no aircraft hit the buildings. The CGI images were timed to match with the pre-planned explosions rigged inside the towers to give the required effect. Many believe this meant that the US government not only destroyed the Twin Towers as planned but also got a remit from the people to introduce new terror laws.
01 – The Physics Don’t Stack Up
Perhaps the biggest question people have posed to the official account of 9/11 is the scientific truth around it. Many top-level scientists have confirmed that supposed cause of the Twin Towers collapsing, that is due to the jet fuel melting the towers steel beams, would not have happened. Jet fuel doe not burn at high enough temperatures to melt steel beams such as these. This has given even more fuel to the argument of the towers being brought down by a controlled explosion. Other factors have added to this alternative view also.
Many workers in the Twin Towers reported an unusual increase in the amount of construction work taking place there in the weeks prior to the attack. Could this have been people in fact rigging up the explosives needed for the demolition? As well as this, many reported hearing the command ‘Pull’ on the airwaves moments before the buildings began to come down. In the world of controlled explosions, this is the command used to give the go ahead so is very odd to hear in the circumstances.
Of course, for all the alternative facts or views above, there are counter-arguments from the authorities. It does however seem that there are so many odd or unexplained facts around the 9/11 attacks, that you naturally start to wonder what really happened that day. Was the Pentagon the real target and the Twin Towers a big show to distract everyone’s attention? The fact is we will probably never know for sure but for now, it is interesting to debate.