September 11, 2001 :: A Planet Waves Resource Area

Orson Welles and the cast of Mercury Theater on the Air performing the War of The Worlds broadcast in 1938. Nearly everyone believed there were martians in New Jersey, because they heard it on the radio. This was the first and most important test of public perception of mass media.

Articles by Eric Francis related to 9/11

Were It So Part 1 | Part 2
March 18, 2002 — my first articles analyzing a 9/11 truth issue

The Gingerbread House
March 2, 2007

September 11, 1984
Sept. 11, 2009

History, Turning on a Phrase
Oct. 8, 2010

Call it What it Is
Sept 11, 2011

Not Just a river in Belgium
Sept 14, 2012

This is a Test: War of the Worlds
Oct. 27, 2016

Essential — the article that opened my eyes, from Oct. 2001

The So Called Evidence is a Farce by Stan Goff

This link contains some essential audio. The first is leaseholder and landlord Larry Silverstein in a PBS interview in 2002 admitting that World Trade Center 7 was demolished by controlled demolition, on his consent. This was for a special called “America Rebuilds.” I have preserved two copies of the DVD purchased from PBS. The second audio is the end of the documentary by Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth, which addresses the psychology of denial and why people cannot accept the scientific facts that refute the official version of events.

Note that some of these resources (located around the internet) may no longer be available. They are not Planet Waves pages, they are historic URLs from official sources and the 9/11 Truth movement

Official Sites | Timelines | General Pages | Astrology | Oddities | Media Sources | Post 9/11 News Stories | Discussion Forums | Passenger Manifests

 Official Sites

Homepage of the 9/11 Commission

Complete 9/11 Commission Report : Released July 22 2004 Download the complete report or individual chapters as PDF or HTML documents from this page.

9/11 Public Discourse Project : The final report and report cards can be downloaded from this site as PDF documents.  Also contains press documents and a letter of rebuttal regarding ‘Able Danger’.

NIST Investigations into the collapse of the World Trade Center Buildings : Link to the index of documents available regarding the collapse from the NIST website.

Final reports of the Federal Building and Fire Investigation into the World Trade Center Disaster  : Released October 2005

FEMA: World Trade Center Building Performance Study : The study is available to download as a set of PDF documents.

FEMA Photo Library : FEMA photos of the aftermath in New York (disaster number 1391) and the Pentagon (disaster number 1392)

Identifying Misinformation: State Department site which comments on and seeks to debunk various stories that it classes as misinformation.  Also tells the reader how they can tell what is disinformation and what is not.

World Trade Center Health Registry : Home for the confidential and comprehensive health survey set up to monitor the effects of 9/11 on the health of those involved.

Witness and Response : September 11 Acquisitions at the Library of Congress.


Complete 9/11 Timeline : Home page for the Center for Co-operative Research‘s 9/11 Timelines. The project is based on the Wiki concept.

Timeline for September 11th : CCR timeline of the ‘day’.

Flight  AA11  : CCR timeline for Flight 11.

Flight UA175 : CCR timeline for Flight 175.

Flight  AA77 : CCR timeline for Flight 77.

Flight UA93 :  CCR timeline for Flight 93.

September 11th : Timeline from Infoplease.

September 11th Map: A map showing the location of the incidents from Infoplease.

9/11 Timeline: Billed as the most complete timeline on the net. Color coded for the individual events. Contains an extensive commentary and numerous links within the text.

Killtown’s Charts : Extensive resource. Not only does it cover the flight timelines, listed side by side for easy reference, it has haunting details on the phone calls made from the planes, details of the military bases the planes flew over  and finally airline statistics regarding the planes.

Timeline from the BBC : Contains links to video and audio reports made that day. Including one from Stephen Evans, a BBC reporter, who was actually in the lobby of the North Tower when the first plane hit.  Coverage concentrates on the events in New York.

“Oh Lucy! – You Gotta Lotta ‘Splainin To Do” : Compiled by Michael Ruppert. Timeline of the events and people surrounding 9/11 rather than the day itself. Sourced back to original documentation when possible. Last updated in July 2002.

Radar Holes Graphic : Graphic showing the radar holes around the North East / Eastern Seaboard area compared with the tracks of the planes.

General Pages

Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Independent Commission: The website for the Family Steering Committee created by some family members of those who died on 9/11. No further updates as of February 2005.

Deception Dollar : Website for a community whose mission is to uncover the truth about 9-11.

9/11 Research :  Site that seeks to question official story. Also debunks some of the more marginal theories.

9/11 Review:  A resource for understanding the attacks.  Companion to 9/11 Research.

9-11 Visibility Project: The goal of this site is to support those who continue to search for the truth.

Killtown’s Questioning the 9/11 attacks: Extensive site – of particular note is the Coincidences and Oddities page also Killtown’s 150 Smoking Guns.

Killtown: Geocities version of the Killtown site.

Total 9/11 Info: Recently updated site, carries the ‘No Plane at the Pentagon’ report by CNN (see below).

Web Fairy 911 Memorial :  Extensive site featuring  the film of the day rather than the actual events themselves – the site’s owners prefer to let the camera speak for themselves.

Just a Citizen:  Web site of Sibel Edmonds, FBI  9/11 Whistleblower. All of her potential testimony and statements have been declared a state secret.

September 11th and The New World We Live In : Articles concerning 9/11 and the world it produced. All published under the From the Wilderness Banner.

Memory Hole : 9/11 section of the Memory Hole site. This page has links to numerous media and FOIA sourced material (some are directly linked below)

Scholars for 9/11 Truth : A website set up by recognized scholars including Steven Jones (see below for another link to his paper ‘Why Indeed did the WTC Buildings Collapse).

Centre for Research on Globalisation : Extensive site focusing not just on 9/11 but also on many other areas of the world.

Team 8+ : Independent Team of researchers probing the circumstances of the attacks. Extensive site with each article offering references to further material.

ReOpen 911 : A site dedicated to reopening the investigation in 9/11

911 : Extensive site offering among other things, the 911 reading room.

Sign of The Time Site Map: Index offering access to the extensive series of articles on 9/11 that are available through this site.

AA Flight 77 (Pentagon)

American Airlines Flight 77 : Wikpedia entry on Flight 77.

Eye Witness Accounts : Mirror site for, French researcher, Eric Bart’s compilation of Media and actual eyewitness accounts.

Flight 77 : BBC information page about the flight.

Pentagon Research: This site focuses solely on Flight 77 and the attack on the Pentagon.

Flight 77 Info:  Site largely about the campaign to get the FBI to release the video frames from around the Pentagon under the FOIA.

Computer Simulation of the Plane hitting the Pentagon: Study from  Purdue University released on 10 September 2002 showing a computer simulation of the plane hitting the Pentagon.  Images have to be downloaded separately.

BBC Technology Report : BBC report on the Purdue Simulation.

No Arabs on Flight 77 Pt 1: (2003) Commentary written about the Autopsy list which does not mention any Arabic names and apparently does not correlate with the list given by American Airlines (linked from below).

No Arabs of Flight 77 Pt 2: (2003) Part two of the article – this time focusing on the passengers and their occupations.

Flight 77’s Unusual Passengers Detailed analysis of the backgrounds and biographies of the crew and passengers of Flight 77 from the Killtown site.

Were it so : (2002) Discussion of the evidence  by Eric Francis.

Mother of all Lies about 9/11:  A deconstruction of the phone call from Barbara Olson to Theodore Olson from Flight 77 on 9/11.

Barbara Olson’s call from flight 77 never happened : A critique of the phone call from Global Echo.

Coalition on Political Assassination Conference 2002 :  Scroll down the page to the section concerning Tracy Carter. Despite the initial error of saying that it was Flight 93 that went into the Pentagon, there is a very interesting audio (.ram) presentation concerning Flight 77, a phone call from one of the stewardesses – also confirmed elsewhere and a close encounter with one of the hijackers on a previous flight.

No Plane hit the Pentagon :  A portion and transcript of a CNN report on 9/11 archived by the Web Fairy  (see above). Link is to a page on Total 9/11 info .

Evidence That A Boeing 757 Really Did Impact the Pentagon on 9/11: An analysis of the evidence related to events at the Pentagon. A discussion thread on Above Top Secret – see Discussion Forums below. The thread now runs to more than 125 pages.

Evidence That a Frozen Fish Didn’t Impact the Pentagon on 9/11 and Neither Did a Boeing 757 : Direct rebuttal of above ATS article.

Pentagon Strike : Home page of downloadable or streaming flash presentation. Choice of language / download method available.

Comments on the Pentagon Strike : A long article on the inconsistencies of the Pentagon event.

The Pentagon Attack and American Airlines Flight 77 : Short article describing the attack. Interestingly, focuses upon the reactions and statements of fellow American Airlines Flight Crew.

Analysis of Eye Witness Statements : A presentation of the eye witness statements from many sources.

Photo’s of Plane Wreckage from inside the Pentagon : ( Photos of plane wreckage from inside the Pentagon.

Odd connections to Pentagon : Some of the stranger stories connected to the Pentagon events

Barbara Olson arrested in Europe: (September 2005) A story carried by Tom Initially contained some fundamental errors (now corrected). Report referred to on other sites but not independently corroborated anywhere else to this writer’s knowledge.

AA Flight 11 (North Tower)

American Airlines Fight 11 : Wikpedia entry on Flight 11

AA Flight 11 (BBC) : BBC coverage of AA11

The Last Moments of Flight 11 (BBC) : Early (21 September 2001) BBC report about the conversation Flight Attendant Amy Sweeney had with ground staff in Boston. Based on the FBI transcript.

WTC Survivor describes hearing multiple explosions : Eye witness account of a survivor from the North Tower.

Eye witness account from North Tower Worker : An account of the morning from a Port Authority worker.

UA Flight 175 (South Tower)

United Airlines Flight 175 : Wikpedia entry on Flight 175.

BBC Coverage of Flight 175 : Information regarding 175 from the BBC.

UA 175 A strangely mysterious flight : An article from Team8plus concerning the inconsistencies surrounding this flight.

General WTC Information

Collapse of the World Trade Center : Wikpedia entry on the collapse of the buildings.

Why Indeed Did the WTC Buildings Collapse? :  Draft of an academic paper by Professor Steven Jones, Brigham Young University. Professor Jones’s area of expertise is Physics.

‘9/11: Missing Black Boxes in World Trade Center Attacks Found by Firefighters, Analyzed by NTSB, Concealed by FBI’ : (Dec 20th 2005) Article by Dave Lindorff about the ‘missing’ black boxes from Flights 11 and Flight 175.

Complete WTC Firefighters Tape from 9/11 : Complete recording of firefighter’s communications (approx 8.45 am to 9.58 pm) released by the Port Authority of New York. Available from Memory Hole in wma or mp3 format.

NYC Firefighters discussing collapse of Towers : A short video of NY Firefighters discussing the collapse of the towers. Undated and no source identified.

Tenants of the Twin Towers : Interactive graphic from the BBC showing the tenants of the Twin Towers on 9/11. Click the label at the top to move between towers.

UA Flight 93 (Pennsylvania)

United Airlines Flight 93 : Wikpedia entry on Flight 93

Recording of Flight 93 brief contact with Cleveland Air Traffic Control : (windows media format) Obtained by Memory Hole from another website NOT from FAA.

Proof of 9/11 lies by Government and Media : Discussion of changing stories in the media regarding the events of 9/11 from What Really Happened.

Families say Flight 93 tape proves heroism : (CNN) Report from April 2002 on the families reaction to hearing the CVR tape from the flight.

‘Fighting Knife’ found in Flight 93 Wreckage : (World Net Daily) March 2002.

Was United Flight 93 shot down on Sept 11? : (World Net Daily) January 2003.

Downing of Flight 93 : (source World Net Daily) April 2004. Article discussing the possibility that the aircraft was in fact shot down.

Rumsfeld says ‘Flight 93 was shot down’ : (source World Net Daily) Dec 2004. Report of a visit to Iraq where Rumsfeld referred to the flight being shot down. BBC and CNN reports of visit do not report these remarks.

What Happened to Flight 93? : (12 September 2002) An article by Richard Wallace and housed at the Center for Research on Globalisation .

Flight 93 – the Movie : Home page of the Universal Pictures film.

BBC Coverage of Flight 93 : Information carried by the BBC about Flight 93

The origin of ‘Let’s Roll’ : A critique of the Let’s Roll’ story from Global Echo.

Passenger and Crew Manifests

Some of these links indicate where they source their information from, others don’t. Most do not list the names of those accused of the hijacking.

September, 11 2001 Victims list : Site contains both lists of those that died in the air and on the ground.

Manifests for all four four flights from Vialls investigations: No sources named for this passenger list

CNN Passenger lists: Main page allowing access to the list for all the flights, and the dead on the ground. Compiled by CNN as follows:’ While the official number of those missing and dead will inevitably rise over the next few weeks, authorities from American Airlines, United Airlines, the Department of Defense, the New York City Medical Examiners Office and the New York City Fire Department, have released partial lists.

AA Flight 77 Crew and Passenger List (CNN)

AA Flight 11 Crew and Passenger List (CNN)

UA Flight 175 Crew and Passenger List (CNN)

UA Flight 93 Crew and Passenger List (CNN)

Manifests as listed by Wikpedia : Manifests for each flight as listed by Wikpedia.

On the Ground

Pentagon (CNN)

Pentagon Fatalities (Killtown) : A list of the Pentagon fatalities and their designations.  This information has been drawn from other sources.

World Trade Center (CNN)

Astrology of 9/11

Chart of September 11, 2001:  Based on the time Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower, 8.46 am.

Mercury Also Rises:  Analysis by Eric Francis. Revised Oct 12 2001

Sep 11, 2001 Chart Revisited : (September 2003) Analysis by Eric Francis.

September 11, 1984 :  Analysis by Eric Francis.

I Was There:  By the Planet Waves Staff.

Were It So: by Eric Francis.

Miscellaneous Oddities

Out of the Woods: commentary on the reports that James Woods reported suspicious men on a flight from Logan Airport to LA a month before 9/11.

Partial Transcript of James Woods Interview with Bill O’Reilly :  Interview took place Feb 14, 2002. Transcript linked to here is at Prison Planet.

Did Rice warn Brown? : A story from Rense concerning a warning that Willie Brown apparently received about not flying cross country in the week of 9/11.

Rumsfeld admits being warned : An interview carried out in October 2001 by Lyric Wallwork Winik for Parade Magazine. Transcript also available at the Defense Department.

The Secret World of Jack Abramoff : (June 21, 2005) An article concerning Jack Abramoff, SunCruz Casinos and a possible sighting of Mohammed Atta just prior to 9/11.

Hijackers Linked to local Cruise Ship : (Sep 27 2001)  An article from the St. Petersburg Times concerning a possible sighting of the hijackers gambling on a local cruise ship a week before the attacks.

9/11 Commission’s Incredible Tales : (2005) Dr David Griffin critiques the 9/11 commission’s report on the lack of interception of the various planes.

The 9/11 Commission Report – a 571 Page Lie : (2005) Dr David Griffin critiques the 9/11 Commission Report as a whole.

War games on 9/11 : A critique and analysis of the ‘war games’ scheduled for 9/11.

Popular Mechanics ‘Debunked’ : A debunking of the Popular Mechanics Debunking of 9/11 conspiracy theories.

Stranger than Fiction : An independent investigation of 9/11 and the War on Terror.

When seeing and hearing isn’t believing : (Feb,1 1999) An article from the Washington Post about ‘new’ military technology that allows for the digitization of voices and the fact that the digitized voices are all but indistinguishable from the real thing. (registration may be required and / or content may be moved and become unavailable)


Will they allow cellphones on planes? : (Sep 19, 2001) An article detailing the initial reaction to the use of cellphones on 9/11.

Final Contact : (Nov 1, 2001) An early article discussing the use of cellphones by Betsy Harter in Wireless Review.

Qualcomm Press Release :  (2004) Press Release regarding the successful testing of Mobile Phone technology with American Airlines.

More Holes in the Official Story – The 9/11 Cell Phone Calls : (2004)  Article from Global research critiquing the possibility of Cell Phone Calls.

Media Sources

The following links are for audio and video files that we are unable to directly link to. They either require registration and / or download files (for instance BiTTorrent files).

Loose Change:  60 minute documentary regarding 9/11. Requires registration (free). Film is available to view free.

911 Official Eyewitness Documentary:  (BiTTorrent site) by Rick Seigel. The film is in avi format and you must use a BiTTorrent client to download the file.

Net  A site containing an impressive number of videos concerning 9/11 and other topics.

Dutch TV Documentary on 9/11:  (Real Player required) Michael Meacher MP and Andreas Von Bulow take part in this documentary. (Free)

All Available NY Fire Despatch Tapes From 9/11 : Obtained by Memory Hole under the FOIA. See link for details of available download formats (21 Audio Cds worth).

9/11 Transcripts and Police reports from 9/11 : Obtained by Memory Hole under the FOIA. Numerous PDF files available for download.

What Bush was doing on 9/11 : What George Bush did on the morning of 9/11. Five minute video available to download.

America’s day of Terror : Index page for the BBC’s coverage of 9/11.

Day of Terror : Index page for CNN’s coverage of 9/11.

Oral Histories From Sept 11 compiled by the NY Fire Department : (NY Times) Verbatim transcripts of interviews and emergency dispatches.

Jack White’s 911 Photo Studies : A study of the photographs from the Pentagon.

9/11 : A site dedicated to exposing what they see as media hoaxes.

911 Foreknowledge : A deconstruction of the famous Naudet brothers documentary film.

Thumbnail pictures of the immediate aftermath of Flight 77 : A collection of thumbnails of pictures supposedly taken immediately after the crash on 9/11.

September 11: Evidence to the Contrary Redux 2006 : An eighty six minutes long video which combines pieces from other videos but also incorporates the Lone Gunmen connection. Hosted on Google Video.

Post 9/11 News Stories

Articles and features from mainstream media sources. Please note that certain news archives ‘expire’ stories after periods of time.

War on Waste : (CBS) 1/29/02 A report focusing on defense spending and oversight of that spending immediately prior to 9/11. Refers to this speech (DOD source) by Donald Rumsfeld on 9/10/01.

Plans for Iraq began on 9/11 : (CBS) 9/4/02 Report stating that the plans for an attack on Iraq began on 9 /11. ‘Go massive, sweep it all up’ – Donald Rumsfeld. This report has been confirmed recently by information obtained under FOIA.

Union: 9/11 cleanup killed retired detective : (CNN) 1/7/06 James Zadroga is the first emergency responder to die of a respiratory disease related to the cleanup operation at Ground Zero.

The Ground Zero Grassy Knoll : (New York Magazine) 3/27/06 Article by Marc Jacobson on the unanswered questions of 9/11. Features interviews with resident New Yorkers (including a fireman) on what they feel about the conspiracy theories.

Long Live The 9/11 Conspiracy! : (SFGate) 3/29/06 Commentary piece by Mark Murford about the unresolved questions about the terror attacks.

Yahoo Full Coverage of Terrorism and 9/11 Site offers latest related news to both issues arising from 9/11 and the War on Terror.

Discussion Forums

Global Echo : Site carrying commentary and articles on a numbers of subjects.

9/11 Blogger : Blogs about  news, views, anything connected with 9/11. Carries links to an extensive collection of video clips

.9/11 Citizens Watch : Various commentary articles available to view and to be commented upon. Free to register.

Above Top Secret 9/11 and 7/7 Discussion Forum:  Part of the extensive Above Top Secret site.  Membership (free) is not required to view threads but is required for posting.

Larry Silverstein, the leasholder and developer of WTC 7, saying, “Pull it.” This was originally broadcast on PBS on Sept. 11, 2002. The video was removed from You Tube this week. I have a copy of the original broadcast.

I remember getting a call from the fire department commander, telling me that they were not sure they were going to be able to contain the fire. I said, “You know, we’ve had such terrible loss of life and the smartest thing to do is pull it.” They made that decision to pull and then we watched the building collapse.

These are the psychologists who describe what happens when we are confronted with something threatening to our worldview, even if we consider the possibility that it’s true. Transcript here.

Here is this week’s edition of Planet Waves FM, which takes up the issue of denial in greater detail.

Here is my article on WTC 7, called History, Turning on a Phrase.

Here are two articles on the Pentagon — Call it What it Is, and Were it So.

Several years ago, a little crew of Planet Wavers created our Sept. 11 Resource Area. Lots of great stuff to explore there.

Biography of Carl G Sauer Jr

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