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The real cause of the collapse of the World Trade Center towers

After I did an installment of Your Friday Dose of Woo a couple of days ago about some truly strange 9/11 conspiracy theorists, the tinfoil hat brigade has descended en masse into the comments section of that post. Consequently, it is quite serendipitous that I’ve found, via Secular Blasephemy, a new theory for the 9/11 Truthers to mull over, a post that suggests what was the real cause of the towers collapsing. It turns out that the truthers have not detected anywhere near the full depth of the government’s deception. (Surprise, surprise.)

No, it wasn’t passenger airliners hijacked by Islamic terrorists linked to al Qaeda that brought down the towers, as the government line goes. Nor was it a military planes, remote controlled planes, Cruise missiles (cleverly hidden by holograms of planes or disguised by the government touching up the videos of every major newscast that caught the second plane hitting the other WTC tower), or explosives implanted in advance by agents of the government and the Mossad and set to go off as the planes hit. No, it was none of that, credulous ones!

What really brought down the towers was Loose Trains, as these eyewitness testimonials clearly show:

Nicholas Borrillo — Firefighter (F.D.N.Y.) on 23rd floor of North Tower: Then we heard a rumble. We heard it and we felt the whole building shake. It was like being on a train, being in an earthquake. A train is more like it, because with the train you hear the rumbling, and it kind of like moved you around in the hall.

Paul Curran — Fire Patrolman (F.D.N.Y.) North Tower: I went back and stood right in front of Eight World Trade Center right by the customs house, and the north tower was set right next to it. Not that much time went by, and all of a sudden the ground just started shaking. It felt like a train was running under my feet.

And there are more similar testimonials where those came from. As I AM A SEEKER OF TRUTH concludes:

These damning accounts come from the oral histories of 9/11. Lawsuits were required to bring this information to light, and you can obviously see why the government wanted them hidden. They challenge the official narrative that airplanes hit the buildings and give actual proof that the towers were actually brought down by trains.


The government, using the CIA, conspired with the Freemasons and Amtrak to kill thousands of Americans to increase the profit of railway companies. They used holographic planes to fool the world not just to hide the truth, THEY DID IT TO SCARE PEOPLE AWAY FROM AIR TRAVEL SO THAT THEY WOULD RIDE MORE TRAINS.

He even provides photographic evidence every bit as compelling as the evidence the “no-plane” theorists provide.

But there’s even more than that! Via the JREF forums, I find that the wreckage of an actual train was found in the rubble:


Scoff if you will, 9/11 dogmatists and 9/11 truthers, but this is incontrovertible evidence that it was trains that brought down the Twin Towers. Thanks to intrepid skeptics like the ones above, we now know the real reason the towers fell!

Now that that’s settled for good, I guess I’ll have to return to my usual medical and scientific topics next week.

By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

DISCLAIMER:: The various written meanderings here are the opinions of Orac and Orac alone, written on his own time. They should never be construed as representing the opinions of any other person or entity, especially Orac's cancer center, department of surgery, medical school, or university. Also note that Orac is nonpartisan; he is more than willing to criticize the statements of anyone, regardless of of political leanings, if that anyone advocates pseudoscience or quackery. Finally, medical commentary is not to be construed in any way as medical advice.

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