Skip to comments.NY FReepers who DISAPPEARED on-line the moment of the tragedy
Posted on 09/15/2001 11:31:19 PM PDT by Silly
By searching the homepages of all NY FReepers, and clicking on the "Find In Forum" link, I have identified four FReepers who:
1] Were active posters (not dormant users);
2] Posting up until the tragedy;
2] Then suddenly stopped posting on FR.
I've listed the most alarming one first:
thefactor: Posted twice at 10:07 a.m. and 10:20 a.m. on Tuesday, watching in horror as "the tower" went down, describing chaos, and asking for prayer. See this thread: Plane Crashes into World Trade Center. Read his posts #112 and #119 VERY CAREFULLY and tell me whether you too think this sounds like an EYEWITNESS in the SECOND TOWER. We should check the timeline of events that day: What time did the first and second towers collapse? This FReeper also lives in NYC, according to previous posts. Young male.
three -- sorry, two -- stanz is accounted for -- are slightly less alarming, but still warrant our concern, as they were active posters. You and I know how addictive this place is. Why would someone be an active poster -- in NYC -- and then stop posting after one of the worst tragedies in history?
Attillathehon: posted from the middle of Manhattan at 9:51 AM Eastern on Tuesday; nothing since.
PBRSTREETGANG: a very frequent poster who last posted at 8:41 a.m. Eastern Tuesday, Sept. 11, and NOTHING since. Had posted the day before, then again moments before the initial strike of the North Tower.
NOTE: These are all active FReepers, not people who haven't posted in months.
Do you know these FReepers?
Is there some way you can make sure that the following thread:
...is archived/protected from deletion? As you can see in my post, it may contain the last words of a FReeper who was an eyewitness in the second tower.
Also, Jim, is it possible -- without violating anyone's privacy, and without disclosing anything to us -- could you send these three FReepers an e-mail asking them to respond?
If any of these people worked at a WTC company, and frequently posted from work, it is possible they registered their FR accounts using their companies' e-mail addresses. Jim, you might recognize certain company names in their e-mail addresses.
Let's pray for them and for us.
Just throwing out some possibilities other than the unthinkable.......
Now to check on the time the second tower collapsed.
That is a good point -- but read his words again (or for the first time if you haven't yet):
"I am in NYC. The tower just collapsed. It is chaos here. People have been seen JUMPING out of the towers to try and save themselves. There is black ash falling all over the city. It is a nightmare that no one has ever dared dream. I am speechless." -- posted by thefactor at 10:07 a.m. Eastern on 9/11/2001
"Words cannot express what is going thru our heads right now after watching that tower fall. That building is something that I, and in fact everyone in this country has known as a symbol for this great land of ours for our entire lives. And it just disintegrated on top of firemen, police, and civilians. Thousands are dead most likely. This is hell. Pray for us as we pray for you." -- posted by thefactor at 10:20 a.m. Eastern on 9/11/2001
Captain, I hope you are right. You have provided me some sanity with your fresh air and common sense.
Actually, this really isn't the case:
1. We are not in chaos. We're shook up, but the streets are calm, people are going about their lives, and life is orderly -- very orderly.
2. I know of very, very few people actually evacuated from NYC, except those directly around Ground Zero. Power has come back on there. Manhattanites are still here. Workers are commuting into Manhattan every day.
3. Communications are fine, except for lines in the buildings that are down.
In re-reading, I have to ask after the FReepers who reported family in the buildings in addition to the ones you are requesting info on.
FReeper jacquej reported that his/her brother-in-law and nephew both worked in the building. Any word? jacquej?
FReeper prambo's son and daughter-in-law worked there. Any word?
Praying for all.