9/11 Facts Collection

Events of September 11, 2001 – Evidence-Based Facts

A Summary of the Most Credible Facts

Focusing on Academic and Scientific Research

Many Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals

The 9/11 event and its associated ‘war on terror’ are still used
to justify western foreign policy and domestic law changes to this day


20 Years Later.... New Book Opens New Windows on the Events of 911

Unanswered Questions: What the September Eleventh Families Asked and the 9/11 Commission Ignored by Ray McGinnis

The events of September 11, 2001 shook America and the world. Nearly 3,000 people died at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Airlines Flight 93 which crashed in Pennsylvania. The day has divided our history into pre-9/11 and post-9/11 worlds. In the aftermath of the attacks some family members who lost loved ones began to ask questions and pressed for an investigation into how the attacks could have happened. The Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Independent Commission was formed and after over a year of pressure, the administration of President George W. Bush established the 9/11 Commission.

In Unanswered Questions: What the September Eleventh Families Asked and the 9/11 Commission ignored, author Ray McGinnis explores the efforts of these families to keep the 9/11 Commission on track. Their purpose was clearly stated by 911 widow Kristen Breitweiser who said, “We are going to get to the bottom of this and we are going to make sure someone is held responsible so that nobody else ever has to walk in our shoes.” While many think of the families who lost loved ones only in the context of the published obituaries of September Eleventh victims, and anniversary observances, Unanswered Questions examines the exemplary citizen advocacy of those who survived, and why these families' unanswered questions still matter.

Here are a few of the endorsements on the book's website https://unansweredquestions.ca :

"Take a deep breath. Read and absorb this brilliant narrative, seen through the courage of those who turned suffering into demands for every scrap of evidence to be found in the sanitized crime scene and the more-accessible public domain. See the post-September-Eleventh world we live in through their enlightening questions.”~ James W. Douglass, author of JFK and the Unspeakable  

“Finally, the 9/11 book I have been waiting for. Unsensational, fact-based, and devastating to the official story. . . ."~ Lisa Pease, author of A Lie Too Big To Fail: The Real History of the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy

“For the many people who choose to look away from the events of 9/11, perhaps for fear of what they might find, this book presents a powerful challenge. Ray McGinnis elegantly weaves together the heartbreaking experiences of those who lost loved ones on 9/11 with the dismally inaccurate and incomplete official investigations that have plagued our understanding of what happened that day. Truth, however, ‘is the daughter of time, not of authority,’ and Unanswered Questions will undoubtedly serve as a powerful contribution to both the establishment of an accurate historical record and political accountability.”~ Piers Robinson, Academic, Member of the “Working Group on Propaganda and the 9/11 Global ‘War on Terror,’” lead author of Pockets of Resistance: British News Media, War and Theory in the 2003 Invasion of Iraq

“Just like the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King, and the attack on the USS Liberty, the destruction of the World Trade Center … is another cover-up. . . ." ~ Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan White House and Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal; author of The Neoconservative Threat to World Order

McGinnis offers a uniquely humane perspective on 9/11, presenting superb new research on the official but unanswered questions of families who lost loved ones.”~ David Ray Griffin, author of 911: The New Pearl Harbor, The Christian Gospel for Americans and many other books 

The book is scheduled to be available for presale orders through Amazon in mid-July. The USA distributor is IngramSpark. The book will be available for worldwide distribution in English. Prices in USD: hardcover $29.95. paperback $22.95. eBook $6.99 The official book launch will be September 11, 2021.

University Releases Final Report on Building 7, Intensifying Assault on Official Account

On March 26, 2020 Professor Leroy Hulsey and his team of engineers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks released the much-anticipated final report of their four-year study on the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 (see below). The destruction of the 47-story WTC 7 late in the afternoon of September 11, 2001, was not a result of fires, according to the report issued by Professor Hulsey and his team. “The only way it could have fallen in the observed manner is by the near-simultaneous failure of every column,” Hulsey announced. On March 26 Architects and Engineers for 911Truth founder Richard Gage and civil engineer Roland Angle outlined the findings contained in the final report. Watch their archived presentation at AE911Truth.org/wtc7

Corbett Report Features First-Hand Account of Massive Explosion in WTC Basement Before Plane Impact

In September 2019 the Corbett Report featured World Trade Center (WTC) janitor William Rodriguez's first-hand account of massive explosion in the WTC tower basement BEFORE the first plane impact on the WTC tower above. Mr Rodriguez's testimony AND seismic analysis indicate underground explosive events BEFORE any plane impact in the WTC complex and BEFORE WTC buildings 1,2,and 7 collapse, indicating pre-planted explosives in the WTC complex. Watch the video in Part 2, Evidence-Based Facts, no. 7 of this website.

New York Area Fire Commissioners Make History: Pass Resolution Stating Pre-Planted Material, Not Just Airplanes and Fire, Caused Destruction of Three WTC Buildings; Call for New 9/11 Investigation

Drafted and introduced by Commissioner Christopher Gioia, the  following resolution was unanimously approved by the five Franklin Square and Munson Fire Department commissioners on July 27, 2019:

 ...Whereas, on September 11, 2001, while operating at the World Trade Center in New York City, firefighter Thomas J. Hetzel, badge #290 of Hook and Ladder Company #1, Franklin Square and Munson Fire Department of New York, was killed in performance of his duties, along with 2,976 other emergency responders and civilians;

...Whereas, the overwhelming evidence presented in said petition demonstrates beyond any doubt that pre-planted explosives and/or incendiaries — not just airplanes and the ensuing fires — caused the destruction of the three World Trade Center buildings, killing the vast majority of the victims who perished that day;

Whereas, the victims of 9/11, their families, the people of New York City, and our nation deserve that every crime related to the attacks of September 11, 2001, be investigated to the fullest and that every person who was responsible face justice;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Franklin Square and Munson Fire District fully supports a comprehensive federal grand jury investigation and prosecution of every crime related to the attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as any and all efforts by other government entities to investigate and uncover the full truth surrounding the events of that horrible day.
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Fire Did Not Cause 3rd Tower’s Collapse on 9/11, New Study Finds

On September 11, 2001, at 5:20 PM, the 47-story World Trade Center Building 7 collapsed into its footprint, falling more than 100 feet at the rate of gravity for 2.5 seconds of its seven-second destruction.

Despite calls for the evidence to be preserved, New York City officials had the building's debris removed and destroyed in the ensuing weeks and months, preventing a proper forensic investigation from ever taking place. Seven years later, federal investigators concluded that WTC 7 was the first steel-framed high-rise ever to have collapsed solely as a result of normal office fires.

On September 3, 2019 Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth and the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) released the draft report of a four-year computer modeling study of WTC 7’s collapse conducted by researchers in the university's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The UAF WTC 7 report concludes that the collapse of WTC 7 on 9/11 was caused not by fire but rather by the near-simultaneous failure of every column in the building.


U.S. Attorney for Southern District of New York Responds Favorably to Lawyers Committee for 9/11 Inquiry Petition

In a letter dated Nov. 7, 2018, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York responded favorably to the petition of the Lawyers Committee for 9/11 Inquiry (see following paragraph) to convene a grand jury to review evidence submitted to them by the Committee. Richard Gage, founder of Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth and Barbara Honegger tell all about it on this video:  Link to youtube video.

On  April 10, 2018 the Lawyers Committee for 9/11 Inquiry submitted a legal petition to the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York for a Grand Jury to examine the evidence for the destruction of the World Trade Center buildings on 9/11.

The 52-page petition, accompanied by 57 exhibits of evidence, states “The Lawyers’ Committee has reviewed the relevant available evidence . . . and has reached a consensus that there is not just substantial or persuasive evidence of yet-to-be-prosecuted crimes related to the use of pre-planted explosives and/or incendiaries to destroy WTC1, WTC2 and WTC7 in New York City on 9/11, but there is actually conclusive evidence that such federal crimes were committed... The Lawyers' Committee states unequivocally that the evidence permits no other conclusion - as a matter of science, as a matter of  logic, and as a matter of law."

'Grand Jury Investigation of Collapse of WTC Twin Towers and Building Seven', Global Research, April 2018
Grand Jury Petition - Executive Summary and Full Document, Lawyers Committee for 9/11 Inquiry


On September 11, 2001 a third World Trade Center high-rise building, WTC 7 (47 stories) also completely collapsed some hours after WTC 1 and 2. The building was not hit by a plane and had fires on some floors.

The collapse was sudden, symmetrical and at free-fall acceleration (confirmed officially by NIST). This means the building collapsed through the path of greatest resistance (itself) without any resistance (free-fall).

According to the laws of physics, this is consistent with controlled demolition. The planning and setup of controlled demolition takes weeks to months and requires unrestricted access through building security.

World Trade Center Building 7 (WTC 7) Collapse Footage (1:06) *
The third high-rise to collapse on 9/11 and was not hit by a plane

Other facts on that day include:

  • The discovery of nano-thermite explosive in the WTC building dust
  • Extreme temperatures as high as 2,760’C (5000’F) compared to a maximum possible temperature of 1,000’C (1,800’F) for jet-fuel ignited office fires
  • Various forms of molten metal
  • Many first-responder testimonies of explosions
  • Seismic analysis indicating explosive events before plane impacts and before building collapses and
  • Horizontal ejection of human bone fragments.

These facts are in-conflict with the official explanation and are all consistent with the controlled demolition hypothesis.

The 9/11 Commission Report made no mention of WTC 7. The NIST investigation stated a "new phenomenon" had occurred where a high-rise building collapsed due to fire - a first in the history of tall building fires where no building has ever fully collapsed due to fire, with many examples of much larger and longer-lasting fires.

Many issues with the official investigations have been reported including the 9/11 Commissioners themselves stating they didn’t get to the truth (see Official Investigations).

Further facts include:

  • Significant anomalies of the air defense
  • A stand-down order of the air defense
  • Multiple war games occurring simultaneously and directly related to the event
  • Suspicious accounts of the activities of several officials in charge
  • Evidence of government agency complicity and
  • Insider trading confirmed during the days prior.

These facts come from credible sources including many scientific and academic papers published in peer-reviewed journals (see Evidence-Based Facts).

There is also a relevant historical context that includes:

  • "Operation Northwoods" - an earlier US plan to deceptively orchestrate violent terrorism on US cities and blame it on an enemy as justification for war - a "false flag" operation
  • A US plan to invade 7 countries in 5 years
  • The Project for a New American Century calling for a "new Pearl Harbor event" to expand US global superiority
  • The manufacture of an external threat for political gain
  • The fabricated justification for the Iraq War
  • A pattern of fabrications for US engagement in war
  • US government-created domestic terrorism
  • US support of international terrorism
  • A history of false flag terrorism by governments
  • A history of US "State Crimes Against Democracy", and
  • Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld convicted as war criminals.

See Historical Context.

There are credible explanations as to why we in the West resist this information, including a ‘cultural taboo’ regarding possible ‘conspiracy theories’ (see Psychology ).

Many credible people who have spoken out include:

  • Ferdinando Imposimato - Honorary President of the Supreme Court of Italy
  • Dr. Tun Mahathir Mohamad - former Prime Minister of Malaysia
  • Dr. Paul Craig Roberts - former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury and former Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal
  • Bill Christison - former senior CIA National Intelligence Officer and Director of the CIA's Office of Regional and Political Analysis

Plus a catalog of more than 1000 public statements by credible people (see Credible Statements).

A selection of evidence-based resources for further information is provided (see Resource List).

Next - Part 1 - Official Investigations