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Saturday, April 5, 2014
The Angel of 9/11
Yes, even if we were to somehow live forever, I believe there are things that we can never come close to understanding. I really believe that.
Whether it's the loss of a loved one early in life, seeing the abilities of an incredibly gifted child, or seeing something that is simply not supposed to be there, yes there are things beyond us.
Last December, 2013, it was reported that an Angel was seen in one of the mangled girders, that twisted iron, from the exact spot where the first plane slammed into the Twin Towers on 9/11/2001.
No simply called "The Angel of 9/11," she is there for everyone to see and wonder.
It is a haunting face that appears in the mangled girder. And yes, that girder was taken from the EXACT spot where the first plane smashed into the Twin Towers.
To some, the face is of a women seems to be crying. Others say she is praying, while others again say she morns those lost souls of the tragic day.
Most say her eyes are wide open and is screaming in horror as she witnessed the attack.
The girder, called Impact Steel, is at the September 11 Museum. That is where workers there first noticed the spectre.
American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower at 8:46
The face has been dubbed "The Angel of 9/11" after workers spotted it peering from a girder taken from the exact spot where the first airliner struck the North Tower at 8.46am on September 11 2001
The face appears to have wide eyes and an open mouth as if witnessing some horror. The mangled piece of metal, called Impact Steel, is bent back where the nose of American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into it.
The 30-foot girder forms the centerpiece of the state-of-the-art memorial, which is near One World Trade Center but not yet open to the public.
The mangled piece of metal, called Impact Steel, is bent violently backwards where the nose of American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into it.
Seventeen minutes later, a second hijacked plane was flown into the South tower.
"The Angel of 9/11" caught on camera at Ground Zero museum tour.
It was reported in December that many construction workers are too scared to approach the monument after the face appeared.
"It sent people around the site running wild," one told The Sun newspaper.
"No one is allowed near the structure, the lighting has not been altered - it just happened by itself. We've never seen anything like it."
An unnamed visitor added, "You can see the face clear as day, as if it's looking down at a sacred spot. The workers call it the Angel of 9/11."
Staring ahead with dark eyes and its mouth open wide, a haunting face lets out a silent scream - from a piece of debris from the Twin Tower attacks.
The Angel of 9/11 is apparently entombed within a twisted steel girder.
The chilling apparition was spotted as construction workers put the finishing touches to New York's $715million National September 11 Memorial and Museum, built to remember the 2,977 victims.
The museum, which also houses a crushed fire engine and the Survivors' Staircase, is due to open this year. And yes, the Angel of 9/11 will be there.
For me, I believe that certain things happen for certain reasons.
And frankly, if that means that an Angel had to appear to remind us of the horror of that morning -- then yes, I really believe that that may be a reason for her appearing now.
As sad as it may sound, maybe it takes the miracle of an Angel appearing to us to remind many Americans of what they have forgotten.