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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: kik5150
Image hosted by Photobucket.com and they did a MUCH better job than Al-Rutters did on the smoke... 8^)
41 posted on 08/06/2006 1:13:41 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Checkers

The article mentions that she's currently involved in a lawsuit against the AP whom she claims distributed the photo w/out her permission.Could AP be behind the harassment?


42 posted on 08/06/2006 1:14:50 PM PDT by Thombo2
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To: kik5150

as you can clearly see from the enhance image it is the cowardly lion and the wicked witch of the west.

"Pay no attention to that man behind the red barn."

43 posted on 08/06/2006 1:15:26 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: kik5150
as you can clearly see from the enhance image it is the cowardly lion and the wicked witch of the west.

I see Helen Thomas. It's possible I'm spending too much time on FR.

44 posted on 08/06/2006 1:17:10 PM PDT by Grut
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To: NonValueAdded

Looks like a Muslim to me.


45 posted on 08/06/2006 1:19:49 PM PDT by Ruth A. (we might as well fight in the first ditch as the last)
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To: Global2010

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, you're right, G! Now I see him!!


46 posted on 08/06/2006 1:20:55 PM PDT by butternut_squash_bisque (The recipe's at my FR HomePage. Try it!)
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To: Checkers

The only reason these conspiracy freaks are upset is because in their little twisted world of hate, they were hoping against hope that Flight 93 might have made it to wherever President Bush was, and killed him.

And if they couldn't have a dead George W. Bush, they would have settled for a dead Dick Cheney.

Remember these conspiracy fanatics are, at their core, NOT motivated by any desire to search for and find "truth", they are motivated by pure and simple HATE.

And BDS (Bush Derangement Syndrome) has damn well been demonstrated to be something real, if you've been even paying casual attention to the moonbats and the 'Rats these past 6 years.


47 posted on 08/06/2006 1:24:31 PM PDT by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: chadwimc

Have you considered running for elective office?

Because my FRiend?

You damn sure have MY vote!!!!


48 posted on 08/06/2006 1:25:44 PM PDT by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: dfwgator
"Pay no attention to that man behind the red barn."

That's Fred Barnes, please.

49 posted on 08/06/2006 1:31:23 PM PDT by AndrewC
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To: Ptarmigan
Wait, they are Holocaust deniers.

Dead right. The week after 9-11, I checked out David Irving's blog. He was already spinning the tale that United 93 was shot down by a US fighter jet. I still wonder if these nuts aren't funded by Islamists.

50 posted on 08/06/2006 1:38:20 PM PDT by RedRover
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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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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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