Skip to comments.Conspiracy theorists blog that Flight 93 photo is fake
Posted on 08/06/2006 12:11:33 PM PDT by Checkers
STOYSTOWN, Pa. -- It was a remarkable shot that produced a one-of-a-kind image: a green pasture, red barns in the distance and, against a brilliant blue and cloudless sky, a lone mushroom cloud of dark gray smoke.
Taken the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, seconds after United Airlines Flight 93 plunged into a nearby field, the eerie photo was, and still is, according to the FBI, the closest thing it's got to an image of the crash itself.
Val McClatchey snapped the single picture with her new digital camera. The wife and mother had been sitting on the edge of her sofa, clutching her second cup of coffee and watching the smoking towers of the World Trade Center on TV, when she heard the sudden surge of a plane engine, followed by a violent, house-shaking boom. Mrs. McClatchey grabbed the camera and ran onto the front porch of her house along Indian Lake.
"I didn't even aim. I was just like, 'Oh, my God,' " she said. She dropped the camera, jolting the battery loose, then tried in vain to call her husband, son and daughter. She had no idea what she'd captured until the state police put a call out to people in the area, asking for photos, debris and other evidence. She took a printout of her photo to the police, she said, and, within an hour, FBI agents were at her house.
Once the full, national scope of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks had settled in, word spread quickly of Mrs. McClatchey's photograph, and soon, everyone wanted to buy a copy.
"But it's not something that felt right," she said.
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After TWA 800 and the Krieger photo, I would never hand over any picture to the FBI.
I guess this is the left's revenge for Little Green Footballs exposing that Reuters photoshop thing...
Man, the 9-11 conspiracy maggots never cease to amaze me with the depths of depravity they will descend to.
Look, on the right of the smoke cloud, it's satan's profile!
What a bunch of lefitst, hate-America kookery. They are just mad that they get busted for lying all the time.
The are in league with the Holocaust deniers. Wait, they are Holocaust deniers.
When the conspiracy theorists are in line to get their heads lopped off by the reigning Islamoterrorists, maybe then they'll figure out that terrorism does/did exist and that their "theories" were wrong afterall.
...then it will be too late and those in line behind them will curse them for the lies.
These theory terrorists are human trash and a danger to others.
you know, that's exactly what I thought..they gotta get even somehow..
The smoke cloud looks exactly like the ones I saw when the Marines used to dump and burn excess fuel at the old El Toro fighter base.
Not to mention some of the photos/movies taken in Dealy Plaza.
They can have, them, yes. But not until I've made five copies for myself and notified one news organization.
what's the diff?
It's possible - ye can't put anything past them!
The kooks over on Liberty Post, which claims to be a conservative site, think that Sept. 11th was a big conspiracy carried out by George W. Bush.
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