A month after the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center we here at Fly on the Wall are still being bombarded by e-mails containing dubious information concerning the tragic events. Many of these false reports have already made appearances in normally reputable newspapers and magazines. A Web site dedicated to debunking hoaxes and so-called urban myths, www.snopes.com, has already responded to a number of these e-rumors. Here is a partial list of their findings:
The Nostradamus prophecy about the fall of "two brothers" (suggesting the
World Trade towers) is a fake.
4,000 Jewish nationals employed by businesses housed in the WTC did not
call in sick on September 11th.
The photograph of an unlucky tourist posing on the observation deck of a
World Trade Center tower just before a hijacked plane hit the building is a
CNN did not use old footage to fake images of Palestinians celebrating
after the terrorist attack.
No person trapped high in the collapsing World Trade Center "surfed"
falling debris to
It is entirely false that blue envelopes fromt the Klingerman Foundation
containing sponges infected with a killer virus are being sent to random
No unburned Bible was found in the wreckage of the Pentagon.
Dunkin' Donuts employees of Arab extraction did not celebrate when the WTC
There is no reason to believe that Islamic terrorists will be frightened
away if American women take off all their clothes. But, hey, you just never