9/11 Footage Captures Audio Evidence of Explosions Seconds BEFORE North Tower Falls Down
October 8, 2006
Thunderous "booms" can be heard coming from the North Tower seconds before it falls down in this recently discovered 9/11 interview with BBC correspondent Stephen Evans:
(I recommend wearing headphones while watching and listening to this video clip. If you do not have headphones, try turning up the volume on your computer speakers to pick up the sound of explosions and the reactions from bystanders)
While the "booms" are occurring, bystanders begin pointing and looking in the direction of the North Tower. One bystander can be heard saying "Oh my God!". A few seconds after that another explosion can be heard, and the person being interviewed, Stephen Evans, covers his ears in a fright and turns around to see the North Tower begin to fall. (Continued...)
The "booms" are heard approximately 43 seconds into the video clip. The camera that recorded this audio evidence of explosions was positioned approximately 3/4 of a mile away from the North Tower, causing a sound delay -- meaning the explosions actually occurred a few seconds earlier than what is represented in the video clip.
- Here's a partial transcript of the interview:
(43 seconds into the video a motorcycle drives past Stephen Evans)
BYSTANDER: "Oh my God! (people look and point in the direction of the North Tower)
STEPHEN EVANS: "People were just talking to each other, nodding their heads... (stops talking and raises hands up to his ears in a fright. Screams are heard from people standing in the street as more explosions occur... and the North Tower begins to fall.)
And just to clarify, the South Tower had already fallen when this interview took place. Stephen Evans was referring to explosions coming from the South Tower when he said "we heard that big explosion from much, much lower. I don't know what on earth caused that".
This audio evidence corroborates the testimony of firefighters, police officers, emergency technicians, news reporters and several others who recall hearing and seeing explosions before and during the "collapse" of both Towers at the World Trade Center complex on the morning of September 11, 2001.
- Here are just a few of the many examples:
"Somewhere around the middle of the world trade center, there was this orange and red flash coming out. Initially it was just one flash. Then this flash just kept popping all the way around the building and that building had started to explode. The popping sound, and with each popping sound it was initially an orange and then a red flash came out of the building and then it would just go all around the building on both sides as far as I could see. These popping sounds and the explosions were getting bigger, going both up and down and then all around the building."
FDNY ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER STEPHEN GREGORY
"I looked in the direction of the Trade Center before it came down, before No. 2 came down, that I saw low-level flashes. In my conversation with Lieutenant Evangelista, never mentioning this to him, he questioned me and asked me if I saw low-level flashes in front of the building, and I agreed with him... I saw a flash flash flash and then it looked like the building came down... You know like when they demolish a building, how when they blow up a building, when it falls down? That's what I thought I saw."
FDNY DEPUTY COMMISSIONER THOMAS FlTZPATRlCK
It looked like sparkling around one specific layer of the building... Then the building started to come down. My initial reaction was that this was exactly the way it looks when they show you those implosions on TV.
FIREFIGHTER EDWARD CACHIA
"It actually gave at a lower floor, not the floor where the plane hit, because we originally had thought there was like an internal detonation explosives because it went in succession, boom, boom, boom, boom, and then the tower came down."
FIREFIGHTER KEITH MURPHY
"I had heard distant boom boom boom, sounded like three explosions. I don’t know what it was. At the time, I would have said they sounded like bombs, but it was boom boom boom and then the lights all go out."
FIREFIGHTER RICHARD BANACISKI
"I just remember there was just an explosion. It seemed like on television they blow up these buildings. It seemed like it was going all the way around like a belt, all these explosions."
PARAMEDIC DANIEL RIVERA
" It was a frigging noise. At first I thought it was -- do you ever see professional demolition where they set the charges on certain floors and then you hear “pop, pop, pop, pop, pop”? That’s exactly what -- because I thought it was that. When I heard that frigging noise, that’s when I saw the building coming down.
MSNBC REPORTER RICK SANCHEZ, LIVE 9/11 REPORT
"Police have found what they describe as a suspicious device, and they fear that it might be something that could lead to another explosion...I spoke with some police officials moments ago, Chris, and they told me that they have reason to believe that one of the explosions at the WTC aside from the ones that may have been caused by the impact of the plane with the building, may have been caused by a van that was parked in the building that may have had some type of explosive device in it. So, their fear here is that there may have been explosive devices planted either in the building or in the adjacent area ..."
NBC REPORTER PAT DAWSON, LIVE 9/11 REPORT
“Albert Turi the Chief of Safety of the Fire Department of New York City told me he received word of the possibility of a secondary device, that is another bomb going off. He tried to get his men out as quickly as he could, but he said there was another explosion which took place... he thinks that there were actually devices that were planted in the building.”
For more information concerning witnesses who heard and saw explosions at the World Trade Center, please visit 911Proof.com.