September 11, 2001, is a day surrounded by urban myths and legends. But some of those legends, as strange and unbelievable as they might sound, are actually true. Here are a few.
According to the University of Hawai’i online newspaper, Ka Leo:
“The progressive rock band “Dream Theatre” released its three album set, ‘Live Scenes From New York,’ on 9/11. What is so eerie about the album’s release date is that the cover portrays the Twin Towers engulfed in flames, perched atop a massive fireball.”
The band immediately withdrew the album, and re-released it later with a different cover.
“A new navy ship, the USS New York, is partly built with steel from the ruins fo the World Trade Center…Twenty-four tons of steel from the World Trade Center have been recycled for the project. About seven tons were melted down and poured into a cast to make the bow section of the ship’s hull. The steel has been treated with reverence by the ship builders and several workers have postponed retirements for the honor of working on the USS New York.”
This next legend reminds me of that movie, Final Destination, where a group of teens is supposed to die but doesn’t, so death goes looking for them. Per the snopes.com article on 9-11, titled Death on the Ferry:
“On 15 October 2003, a horrific [ferry] accident in the harbor of New York City claimed the lives of ten people and injured sixty-five others, three of whom lost limbs…Numbered among those killed…was 25-year-old Darius Marshall. This security guard for the United Nations…had been injured in the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on America – he was knocked unconscious by debris falling from the towers and was missing for 13 hours until his frantic family found him aboard a ferry that had been converted into a first aid station. Another of the deceased, 44-year-old John Healy…worked on the 36th floor of one of the World Trade Center towers at the time of the attacks, but he was late getting to the office that terrible day because he was taking one of his daughters to school.”
According to that same article, a woman who survived the World Trade Center attack also died in an American Airlines plane crash 2 months later.
Read More 911 Urban Legends:
- 9/11 urban legends: Fact vs. fiction (Ka Leo)
- Attack on America (truthorfiction.com)
- Rumors of War (snopes.com)
- Top Ten 9/11 Urban Myths (guardian.co.uk)
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