It took me a while to decide to post videos about "the jumpers." My decision came after a conversation with someone who said "What does it matter now - forget it - it's time to move on. We've already had an investigation and it would cost too much to begin a new one." I disagreed - we cannot ignore the evidence nor deny those huge unanswered questions about the "official story."
- Editor, NHTruth Blog
- Editor, NHTruth Blog
The shock of the events of 9/11 hasn't been forgotten - especially those who witnessed the “Jumpers.” This man remembers photographing the people who jumped.
The story of the victims who jumped to their deaths is one of the more poignant aspects of the September 11th attacks. It is most certainly one of the harder aspects to deal with - even after all these years. Photographs of people falling to their deaths shocked the world. Most newspapers and magazines ran only one or two photos, then chose to not publish any more.
But the few images that were out there, like The Falling Man (above), resonated with unbelief. Many who survived or witnessed the attacks on the WTC say the sight of victims jumping to a certain death is their most horrible memory of that day.
It is estimated that at least 200 people jumped to their deaths that morning, far more than can be seen in the photographs available to the public. Nearly all were from the north tower, which you will remember was hit first and collapsed last. Fewer than a dozen of the jumpers were from the south tower.
The jumping started shortly after the first jet hit at 8:46 a.m. People jumped continuously during the 102 minutes that the north tower stood. Two people jumped as the north tower began to fall at 10:28 a.m., witnesses said. For those who jumped, the fall lasted just 10 seconds. They struck the ground at 150 miles per hour — not fast enough to cause unconsciousness while falling, but fast enough to ensure instant death on impact.
Desperate people jumped from all four sides of the north tower. They jumped alone, they jumped in pairs and they jumped in groups. They jumped holding hands.
Nobody survived on the floors from which people jumped. Ultimately the jumpers, often called the day’s most public victims, chose not whether to die but how they would die. I am quite certain I would not have such courage.
CAUTION: The following 8 minute video clip is sad and painful to watch. (Note that the opening words of this video reflect the "official story.")
There are so many unanswered questions surrounding the tragic events of 9/11 and this is why we need a new and independent investigation of 9/11.
The following video is very disturbing and is not advised to be watched if you do not want to see anything that may offend as it shows people falling then shows images of them on the ground. This video has been uploaded to show the true horror of that day. I apologize in advance for any offense.