A businessman from California is attempting to raise over $1 million in a bizarre bid to recreate 9/11, and prove once and for all if the conspiracy theories surrounding the attacks on New York’s World Trade Centre are true or false.
Paul Salo, who now resides in Thailand, has plans to raise over $1 million and use the cash to purchase a Boeing 747 in order to have it smashed in into the side of an empty building in the countryside at speeds of 500 miles per hour.
What’s more, Mr Salo plans to sell front-row tickets to his re-enactment of the horror and hell of 9/11.
Such a plan is bound to generate a lot of criticism, but The Mirror reports that Mr. Salo believes it’s an “important project” that will finally lay to waste, or give credence, to the conspiracy theories surrounding the terror atrocities.
The freakish spectacle will take place in Thailand, and tickets for the show will cost $5,000 per person.
Most people could find a lot more worthwhile projects to splash over $1 million on, but Mr Salo believes that although people might be upset at his re-enactment of 9/11, people, “deserve to find out what happened.”
“If you doubt anything about 9/11 we want to blast this to smithereens or we want to prove you completely right.
“We’re going to purchase a 747 or equivalent aircraft that’s about to go out of service, we’re going to fill it full of jet fuel, we’re going to purchase a building that’s about to be torn down in the countryside… and we’re going to crash it at 500 miles per hour into that building.
“If there’s just a smoking hole in the building and nothing happens, you pretty much know it was a hoax, right? Cos it’s obvious, right?
“Sure, some people might be upset, but we deserve to find out what happened.”
Mr Salo is convinced the 9/11 reconstruction will help to identify the exact physics which caused the twin towers to collapse.
The September 11 terror attacks, which saw two Boeing 767 planes smash into New York’s World Trade Center towers and kill 2,996 people, have long been surrounded by a swarm of internet conspiracy theories, which claim the Twin Towers could not have fallen so quickly, or caved inwards, unless there was a controlled demolition involved.
This has led many conspiracy theorists to claim it was an “inside job” planned on behalf of the U.S. government.
Michael Moore’s documentary, Fahrenheit 9/11, helped fan the flames after detailing links between former president George W. Bush’s family, the U.S. Government, and the Bin Laden family.
Charlie Veitch was once one of Britain’s leading conspiracy theorists and a 9/11 “truther.” He was also friends with David Icke and Alex Jones, but when he appeared in the BBC documentary Conspiracy Road Trip to mark the 10th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Centre, he met people who convinced him that the Twin Towers had not been brought down in a controlled explosion by the U.S. government.
The Telegraph reports that Veitch met a host of experts, including architects, demolition specialists, and the chief air traffic controller on the day of 9/11, before he was finally convinced that the towers did not collapse in a manner consistent with a controlled explosion.
“I was a real firm believer in the conspiracy that it was a controlled demolition. That it was not in any way as the official story explained. But, this universe is truly one of smoke screens, illusions and wrong paths. If you are presented with new evidence, take it on, even if it contradicts what you or your group want to believe. You have to give the truth the greatest respect, and I do.”
Going public with his thoughts saw Veitch disowned by his friends and bombarded with death threats. Alex Jones even posted a film wherein he claimed he’d suspected Veitch as a shill all along and that he had “psychopath, sociopath eyes.”
Veitch now describes the conspiracy community as an “evil-worshipping paranoia,” but as Mr Salo’s plan to recreate 9/11 proves, the speculation surrounding the exact nature of the terror attacks on the World Trade Centre is still rife.
Critics of Mr Salo’s outlandish reconstruction of 9/11 have pointed to the fact that it’ll prove absolutely nothing.
One commentator by the name of Mr Reasonable stated, “This guy does not understand science obviously. You would have to have a similarly constructed building. The World Trade Center buildings were very unique structures where much of what held them up was the outside of the building. This is why they seemed to implode like a controlled demolition. A normally-constructed building would not behave this way, so his experiment would prove nothing except that he likes to waste his money.”
As Einstein once said, “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”
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