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Conspiracy theorists blog that Flight 93 photo is fake
Post Gazette.com ^ | Sunday, August 06, 2006 | Caitlin Cleary

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911conspiracy; flight93; leftistblogscum; nutroot
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To: Checkers

I'm certainly no psychologist, but when people have such a burning need to blame terrorist acts perpetrated on this country on "inside job"s, that must be indicative of some kind of psychosis. It's definitely sick.


51 posted on 08/06/2006 1:50:49 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (Fidel - NO MAS!)
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To: Global2010
OMG it is Garfield!
52 posted on 08/06/2006 1:54:49 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (Fidel - NO MAS!)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite
I guess this is the left's revenge for Little Green Footballs exposing that Reuters photoshop thing...

My guess, while close to yours, is that this is the left's LAME attempt to get the focus OFF of the Reuters photoshop scandal.

53 posted on 08/06/2006 2:03:25 PM PDT by LibSnubber (Liberal democrats are domestic terrorists)
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To: LibSnubber

Maybe, but it was pointed out to me at post #24 that this thing was hatched before the Reuter's scandal (I neglected to actually read the article...), but it still could have been released when that scandal came to light for that purpose.


54 posted on 08/06/2006 2:11:00 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!|The IRA are actually terrorists, any questions?)
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To: All

55 posted on 08/06/2006 2:42:21 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: Checkers
I guess the Leftist fruicakes figure an large flying aluminum sausage went down in the field.
56 posted on 08/06/2006 2:48:09 PM PDT by Reactionary (The Barking of the Native Moonbat is the Sound of Moral Nitwittery)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite

Everytime a real picture that captures something different than what the moonbats have been preaching/screaming/lying about...they ALWAY SAY IT'S PHOTOSHOPPED....ALWAYS...I've learned to ignore all of them....they just keep getting more and more looney....I've concluded they've actually gone off the deep end...


57 posted on 08/06/2006 2:55:02 PM PDT by shield ( A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand; but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: mkjessup

I can't run for office here in Ohio. I question the leadership of the republican party. I've been declared "not loyal"...


58 posted on 08/06/2006 3:00:17 PM PDT by chadwimc
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To: NonValueAdded

I think it looks like Helen Thomas.


59 posted on 08/06/2006 3:31:24 PM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (Common sense will do to liberalism what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki-Rush Limbaugh)
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To: shield

Except a lot of people fall for it - websites and magazines wouldn't photoshop celebs if they didn't! ;)


60 posted on 08/06/2006 3:45:03 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!|The IRA are actually terrorists, any questions?)
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To: Checkers
I did an experiment where I recreated the conditions of Flt 93. I have conclusive proof that that flight never crashed .

Hereis the experiment in progress:


61 posted on 08/06/2006 3:53:27 PM PDT by woofie
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To: Irish_Thatcherite

Actually....most folks pay very little attention to politics...truly...


62 posted on 08/06/2006 3:59:16 PM PDT by shield ( A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand; but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: shield

Yeah, that is true too.


63 posted on 08/06/2006 4:02:46 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!|The IRA are actually terrorists, any questions?)
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To: chadwimc

Thanks for giving me the "pleasure" of spewing my soda all over my monitor!!!!!
That's some FUNNY stuff!!!!!


64 posted on 08/06/2006 4:04:22 PM PDT by FlashBack (W)
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To: Checkers

When islam (piss be upon them) goes to guerila warfare here in the US (it's coming), remember to not protect the moonbats.

They will be on their own, singing "kumbya" and trying to get us to protect them.

Do not.


65 posted on 08/06/2006 4:12:04 PM PDT by MonroeDNA (Look for the Union label--on the tunnel ceiling as it smashes your car!)
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To: Checkers
Slightly off-topic here...

I don't follow these nutty 9/11 conspiracy theories too closely, but I have a question for those who do: What do the conspiracists who insist a missile hit the Pentagon believe happened to all those people (like Barbara Olsen, for instance) on Flight 77? Kidnapped/murdered by the gov't, perhaps? If Flight 77 didn't hit the Pentagon as they assert, then what the heck happened to it?

66 posted on 08/06/2006 4:13:13 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Grut

I see the Virgin Mary.

On toast.


67 posted on 08/06/2006 4:15:18 PM PDT by MonroeDNA (Look for the Union label--on the tunnel ceiling as it smashes your car!)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

To their credit, some lefties like Penn & Teller teat this stuff with the respect it deserves.


68 posted on 08/06/2006 4:43:26 PM PDT by Heatseeker
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To: ncountylee

It also looks like the cloud that came up from the BUFF crash at Mather AFB in the early 1980s. Knew 6 of the 9 men on that aircraft.


69 posted on 08/06/2006 5:27:01 PM PDT by Nip (SPECTRE - Whistling death from the darkness of night.)
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To: Checkers

Well they are the fakes. Pretending to be Americans, while really being on the side of the enemy.


70 posted on 08/06/2006 5:29:03 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: Mr. Mojo
They're in Guantanamo, silly. That's why the government has secret bases around the world. Sheesh!!!
71 posted on 08/06/2006 6:02:43 PM PDT by chadwimc
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To: Ptarmigan

Bingo. One of the 911 Conspiracy Theorists just got a job at University of Wisconsin teaching a course on Islam.


72 posted on 08/06/2006 6:25:02 PM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: Mr. Mojo
I'm ashamed to know this, but when they answer the question at all, they theorize that Barbara Olson is part of the "Shadow Government" that secretly works behind the scenes to further Cheney's nefarious plans. They really believe this.

(Of course, they don't seem to have any idea of what happened to the rest of the people on the plane, like the bunch of fifth-graders coming back from a school trip.)

73 posted on 08/06/2006 7:48:56 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("Osama... made the mistake of confusing media conventional wisdom with reality" (Mark Steyn))
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To: Checkers

Q: How can you tell when a leftist is PSYCHOTIC and DEPRAVED?

A: They think 9-11 was an "inside job" and all evidence otherwise is fake, while they also claim that Hezbollah propaganda is all real and accurate.


These loathsome America-hating psychos will believe any garbage that spews out of Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, etc. while they will reject even the most obvious and reliable evidence that contradicts their psychoses.


74 posted on 08/08/2006 12:07:56 PM PDT by Enchante (Democrats do want to see victory in the War on Terror.......just not for our side........)
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To: dfwgator
"Pay no attention to that man behind the red barn."

It's Karl Rove and his propane jet fuel smoke machine...

75 posted on 08/08/2006 12:13:39 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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