Most Intriguing 9/11 Conspiracy Theories

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The terrorist attacks that happened on the 11th of September, 2001, left a deep mark on the entire American population. Not only did it happen in one of the biggest and most powerful cities in the world, but it happened quite unexpectedly. Triggered by the tragedy and fear that ensued, a lot of people started to analyze the events surrounding the attacks, coming up with various 9/11 conspiracy theories that actually make a lot of sense. Here are some of the most intriguing theories you can find online about these attacks to stir up your mind and make you think.

Aluminum Planes

One of the first conspiracy theories that arose following the attack on the World Trade Center said that it would be impossible for the planes to make such a devastating hole in the buildings because they’re made of a light metal – aluminum. According to a lot of experts, once they hit a strong, steel structure like the World Trade Center, they should simply bounce off and plummet to the earth. The footage, however, shows something quite different. Not only did the planes penetrate the buildings and leave huge, gaping holes in them, they also disappeared on the impact. That is why a lot of people believe that the planes were actually digitally added to the footage later on and that the main culprit for the buildings’ collapse was the detonation within.

Bombs within the WTC

So, if the planes didn’t damage the World Trade Center, why did it collapse? According to many, it actually happened because of the bombs that were planted inside the buildings themselves. The support for this claim can be found in the footage of the actual event. Instead of falling sideways, or breaking down in the middle, the buildings fell vertically, as if it were a controlled demolition designed to destroy the buildings, with the least amount of casualties.  There are even some witnesses who claim that they’ve heard loud explosions resounding from the basement floor. The planes, on the other hand, weren’t powerful enough to melt the steel structure of the building.

The Question of Pentagon

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Out of four hijacked planes, two hit the World Trade Center, while the third one actually destroyed a part of Pentagon. This amazing structure was left in rubble although there was no footage to confirm the actual attack. Not only that, but the plane also disappeared leaving everyone quite suspicious. Some believe that Pentagon was never attacked during the 9/11 crisis, but that it was made to look like that. What only further reinforced the theory was the fact that at the time of the attack, there was no one in that particular section of Pentagon. Whether someone set it all up or it is a matter of pure coincidence, we will probably never know.

Flight 93

Another quite popular theory is concerned with the fate of the passengers on the fourth hijacked plane – Flight 93. According to the official version, the passengers organized themselves and fought the hijackers, crashing the plane and preventing a bigger disaster with their own sacrifice. However, a lot of people believe that it is actually a hoax and that Flight 93 landed safely, only to be replaced by a fake plane and debris. In fact, the passengers are thought to have been executed under the government orders to keep them from revealing some truths about the terrorists. It could also be an elaborate plan to lift up the spirits of the dispirited nation and its people by showing people who managed to fight back and stand up to terrorism.

Jewish Conspiracy

One very peculiar conspiracy theory involved the disappearance of a number of Jews that day. According to some sources, over four thousand Jews didn’t show up for work that day and managed to avoid the tragedy. If that is true, it is quite a large coincidence, especially considering the fact that a lot of money changed hands on that day and there were reports of insider trading. Besides that, it seems that most of the people who filmed the footage of airplanes hurling towards the buildings, leading people to believe that it is really a conspiracy of a much larger scale.

Osama Bin Laden

Finally, the ultimate culprit, Osama Bin Laden, might have been just a scapegoat for what was actually going on. Many people believe that he was taken down because of politics and USA’s desire to infiltrate the Middle East at any cost (like they usually do). The supporting arguments for this claim include the fact that Osama Bin Laden and his terrorist organization, Al-Qaeda, at first declined their involvement in the attacks, only to change their minds later and assume all the responsibility. Whether it’s true or not, we won’t know for quite a while.

Do you believe in any of these six 9/11 conspiracy theories? Let us know in the comment section below.

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