As with every major event in history, 911 has its own closet full of conspiracy theories. The theories started pouring in almost as soon as people got over the initial shock.
It was not a surprise: inside traders knew or were tipped. Their activities of the day indicate quite obviously.
Observing the workings of the stock market right before the September 11th attacks some shady patterns came forward. An extraordinary amount of options were placed on United Airlines and American Airlines stocks, the same airlines that were hijacked during the attacks. Many speculate that traders were tipped off about the attacks, and profited from the tragedy.
Here's ABC News's version:
The twin towers were demolished and were not blown.
As the shock dissipated and people regained their senses, a lot of them, some of them experts in engineering and sciences, started hinting that the World Trade Centercollapse appeared similar to a controlled demolition and not a result of impact.
Some witnesses even said they heard explosions inside the building as they were attempting to escape. Many architects and scientists even maintained that a planes fuel cannot produce enough heat to melt the steel frame of the two buildings that collapsed.
What is more, these claims were not coming from the US-hating crowds,
Why did the Twin Towers collapse so quickly, within their own footprint, after fires on a few floors that lasted only for an hour or two?
It is a fact that the burning temperatures of jet fuel would not be sufficient to melt the steel support structure of the building.
In the video below, Frank A. Demartini, on-site construction manager for the World Trade Center, spoke of the resilience of the towers in an interview recorded on January 25, 2001. The building was designed to have a fully loaded 707 crash into it.
The collapse of WTC tower no 7 is fishy and does not show reason to collapse as quickly as it did.
World Trade Center 7, the building that collapsed after the twin towers had no apparent reason to come down and it did, in a manner consistent with a controlled demolition.
Photographs of the building before it collapsed showed little or no damage. The conspiracy theory states that World Trade Center 7 was a controlled demolition, an intentional destruction of the building by our government.
Pentagon was attacked by missiles rather than planes
Is it really that easy for a plane to get in such close proximity of an area like Pentagon? According to some conspiracy theories, the U.S. administration deliberately chose not to shoot down a plane that was heading for the Pentagon, while others contend that no plane hit the Pentagon at all.
Also, there are those who claim that the impact holes in the pentagon were much smaller than that can be caused by a commercial American Airlines plane.
The planes used in the attacks were destroyed, bodies ruined beyond recognition. How did the terrorists passports survive?
How did the passports of the terrorists survive the explosion? The fact that an explosion that destroyed buildings and reduced it to ashes somehow failed to burn the terrorists' passports is a bit hard to be digested.