Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil Degrasse Tyson was an eye-witness to 9/11, he wrote a letter describing his horrifying experience.

http://www.haydenplanetarium.org/tyson/read/2001/09/12/the-horror-the-horror
The Horror, The Horror
September 12, 2001 in the Read section

Via e-mail

Wednesday, September 12, 2001, 10:00 AM

First-hand account of the WTC attacks and subsequent evacuation from Lower Manhattan residence. A heavily forwarded e-mail that became the subject of an article in the Wall Street Journal a week later on the widespread use of the web to communicate the tragic news of the day.

My entire family is safe. We evacuated our lower-Manhattan residence at about noon yesterday and migrated north on foot to Grand Central Terminal (about three miles) where we took Metro North to the home of my parents in Westchester, from where I write this message.