A close look reveals that eyewitness reports
agree with scenarios other than the official story.
My mind could not comprehend what happened. Where did the plane go? ...
But there was no plane visible, only huge billows of smoke and torrents of fire.
My brain could not resolve the fact that it was a plane because it only seemed
like a small hole in the building. No tail. No wings. No nothing.
A strong shockwave and smell of cordite.
I want to make it make sense. I want to know why there's this gap in my memory,
this gap that makes it seem as though the plane simply became invisible and
banked up at the very last minute.
I saw the flash and subsequent fireball rise approximately 200 feet
above the Pentagon. There was a large explosion noise and the low frequency
sound echo that comes with this type of sound. Associated with that was the
increase in air pressure, momentarily, like a small gust of wind.
For those formerly in the military, it sounded like a 2000-lb bomb going off
1/2 mile in front of you.
Everyone said there was a deafening explosion, but with the adrenaline,
we didn't hear it.
There was a silvery flash, an explosion, and a dark, mushroom shaped cloud
rose over the building. I froze, gaping for a second until the sound
of the detonation, a sharp pop at that distance, shook me out of it.
Plane meets explosion before building?
Even before stepping outside I could smell the cordite.
Then I knew explosives had been set off somewhere.
I heard it pull up a little bit more, and then I lost it behind a building.
And then it came out, and I saw it hit right in front of -- it didn't appear
to crash into the building ...
At the point where the fuselage hit the wall, it
seemed to simply melt into the building. I saw a smoke ring surround
the fuselage as it made contact with the wall. It appeared as a smoke
ring that encircled the fuselage at the point of contact and it seemed
to be several feet thick. I later realized that it was probably the
rubble of churning bits of the plane and concrete. The churning smoke
ring started at the top of the fuselage and simultaneously wrapped down
both the right and left sides of the fuselage to the underside, where
the coiling rings crossed over each other and then coiled back up to
the top. Then it started over again -- only this next time, I also saw
fire, glowing fire in the smoke ring. At that point, the wings disappeared
into the Pentagon. And then I saw an explosion and watched the tail
of the plane slip into the building. It was here that I closed my
eyes for a moment and when I looked back, the entire area was awash
in thick black smoke.