On the morning of
September 11, 2001, I was working at my home office. After being
informed of the first terrorist attack on the Trade Center
towers I turned on the television and watched the horror unfold. I
was shocked at the unimaginable destruction, and overwhelming
loss of life. It was a tragedy beyond belief.
As I watched
that morning, I noticed a series of eerie faces in the billowing
smoke. These images appeared to morph in the seemingly
never-ending pillars of ugly black smoke. I made a mental note of
these surreal apparitions, and I mentioned it to my wife. I did
not discuss these sightings again. After all, I tend to
see images in clouds. However the images I see in clouds are
always pleasant images, usually animals.
In assembling the
archives for this site, I viewed thousands of images and newspaper
covers. Again, I noticed the eerie faces in the still images of
the smoke of the burning towers. They seemed to be present in not
just one, but several of the burning tower images. Further
research provided additional information and seemed to
confirm what I was seeing.
I was not alone in noticing these
Mark D. Phillips, a professional AP photographer
in New York, captured an incredibly real image of an
evil, devil-like face that is distinguishable on the side of the
tower's exterior structure. The authenticity of this image has
caused a bit of a stir. Our research has concluded that his image is
original and not doctored.
The Associated Press and Mark
Phillips have unequivocally denied any tampering or enhancement of
the image. In fact, neither AP or Phillips were aware of what the
photograph appeared to reveal until the image was noticed by
readers of US newspapers. When the photo appeared on an early
Wednesday (Sept. 12) edition of the Saginaw (Michigan) Press, the
phone calls began. (See images below.)
indicate that both CNN and ABC have also captured additional
devilish images on their television videotape coverage. (See
Additional faces and images have also been
identified by several others. (See images below.)
on this page are not intended to frighten. They are what they are:
mostly evil images from an evil act. I, like most people in the
world, are convinced that goodness will prevail over evil, and we
pray that the likes of these images will never be seen
In a speech to the USA on September 11th, President
Bush said, "Today, our nation saw evil." He may have been
literally correct. Later in that same speech he also said, "Tonight,
I ask for your prayers for all those who grieve, for the children
whose worlds have been shattered, for all whose sense of safety and
security has been threatened. And I pray they will be comforted
by a power greater than any of us spoken through the ages in
Psalm 23: "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of
death, I fear no evil for you are with me."
Not all images
below depict evil faces. Some images depict angel-like images,
objects, and flying creatures.
We offer our research as an
archive of the images that show something, whatever that something
There are also remarkable stories of NYC firemen
dropping to their knees in prayer after seeing crosses rising up
from the catastrophic ruins of the WTC towers.
We begin this
section with the original story of the crosses, images of one of the
crosses, where the cross was originally sighted, and a memorial
with the NYC Fire Department. We have also included memorable
cross images from the days following the September 11th
September 13, 2001 Steel cross found in WTC
The WTC cross becomes an inspiration
to the Ground Zero workers.
Two FDNY Firemen raise hands at a cross
ceremony on October 4, 2001, where the Cross was blessed
and later moved.
October 4, 2001 WTC cross is blessed
by Father Jordan.
June 20, 2002 Vatican WTC cross
Subsequent to the NY Post story below, we
located a photograph of one of the original crosses found on the
top of the rubble (image above). It is the same cross used in the
October 4th memorial ceremony with the New York City Fire
Department. The cross of steel beams was blessed at Ground
Zero on the northwestern side of the World Trade Center attack
site. The cross was found by a laborer at the site two days after
the twin towers' collapsed and later moved to its present
location. Father Brian Jordan blessed the cross. The cross was
from World Trade Tower One, and was found in World Trade Building
Six, and then moved to the October 4, 2001 location. (Click on
the photographs for larger
Two days after the disaster, a construction
worker found several perfectly formed crosses planted upright in
a pit in the rubble of the heavily damaged 6 World Trade
The large, cross-shaped metal beams just happened to
fall that way when one of the towers collapsed. An FBI chaplain
who has spent days at ground zero says he has not seen anything like
it on the vast site.
As word of the find has spread at ground
zero, exhausted and emotionally overwhelmed rescue workers
have been flocking to the site to pray and
"People have a very emotional reaction when they
see it," says the Rev. Carl Bassett, an FBI chaplain. "They are
amazed to see something like that in all the disarray. There's no
symmetry to anything down there, except those
Chaplain Ray Giunta of Sacramento, Calif., has been
to the crosses to pray with rescue workers.
"One of the
firefighters pointed to them last night and told me, ‘There's my
angel,'" Giunta said.
The angel protecting the pit where the
crosses were found is the Brooklyn-born hardhat who found them:
a gentle giant named Frank Silecchia.
Silecchia, 47, who
now lives in Little Ferry, N.J., found the crosses on the Thursday
morning immediately following the collapse of the towers. He
marked the site by spray-painting on a nearby wall the
words "God's House," and a directional arrow.
are just shards of steel that came from the Tower 1 [the north
tower], and went right through the roof of Building 6 and
destroyed the entire center of it," he explained.
first saw it, it took my heart, and made me cry for about 20
minutes," he says. "It helped me heal the burden of my despair,
and gave me closure on the whole catastrophe."
days, Silecchia, a born-again Christian, led his fellow rescue
workers and others - many of whom were grieving the loss of loved
ones - to the crosses.
A veteran firefighter who had been
digging through the twisted metal for his lost firefighter son. An
angry cop who lost someone in the collapse. A Vatican
representative, who photographed the crosses for the pope. And
ABC's Barbara Walters.
He says they all left in
"Barbara Walters' niece lost her son in the building,"
he said. "Barbara told me she wanted people to see the House of
God, so people who needed healing could find
While compiling newspaper archives, September
11 News noticed what appears to be an eerie clown like mask
on the side of the WTC tower.
The photo appeared on the
cover of the Sunday, September 16th edition of the New
Jersey Daily Record (left). We then located the
original AP Photo (right). The AP photo was taken moments after
Flight 175 hit the WTC South Tower at 9:03 AM EDT.
photo is very similar to the image captured on videotape by CNN
(shown above), and an image on the Internet (shown
Images of Faces Seen in the Smoke of the WTC
following images were posted on the internet by the individual as
shown. Click on the images for a larger view. Enlargements
Evil Face Posted by D. Caprio
Evil Face Posted by M. Masi
This image is also apparent on newspaper
and CNN above. Masi's image has traced a complete
creature departs the top of the collapsing WTC South Tower
On September 11, 2001, at 10:00 A.M. EDT, the
WTC South Tower collapses.
September 11 News has discovered
an image above the tower as it begins to collapse.
winged creature appears bird-like, and seems to be backing up and
flying away from the top of the tower. In the Reuters photograph
sequence above you can see the image as it appears to leave the
top of the falling tower.
South Tower Seq. 1
When we zoomed in on the flying creature we
also noticed a bear-like creature across from the
winged animal. The bear is on top of the North Tower with
a leg and paw on the side of the building. He appears to be
looking at the departure of the South Tower
A flying mystery object was captured on Fox
News videotape moments after a second aircraft crashed into New
York's World Trade Center. Stills from the video, taken by Gamma
Press USA, showing the twin towers from an east angle, reveal an
unknown object moving at a 90 degree angle to the second plane's
A close examination of the footage appears to
first show the object flashed by sunlight, above the left tower,
a full 10 seconds after impact of the second airliner. The mystery
object quickly streaks across the the back of the right tower
before swooping down at a rapid clip and out of the camera's
Crucifix at Ground Zero Fine Art
September11News.com, in association with art.com,
present a special commemorative fine art poster featuring
the steel beam cross found at Ground Zero with the original
inscriptions. Click on the steel beam cross image for poster
Read more mysteries, including how
the number 11 mysteriously dominates the events of September
11, 2001. Go to the Mystery of the Elevens.
Many scholars, astronomers, and
theologians believe The Star of Bethlehem was seen on Sept.11, 3
B.C. Go to September 11 in History.
Raising the U.S. Flag - 9/11 Commemorative Art
September 11, 2001 image that defined America's new spirit, and
redefined courage. Available in three different wall posters or
fine art prints. Click on the poster for more information.
Franklin September 11, 2001 Original
Photograph Ground Zero Spirit September11News, in
association with art.com, and photographer Thomas E. Franklin,
present the historic original photograph of the 3 firefighters
raising the flag at Ground Zero, as it first appeared on the
cover of The Record newspaper, September 11,
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