Thermate Fragment Shooting from the NorthTower?
by Christopher Bollyn
In Response To: Is this Thermate Exploding at the NorthTower? *PIC* (ChristopherBollyn) 9-11 and the NIST Report
The Final Report on the Collapse of the World Trade Center Towers, produced by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a branch of the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, has a great deal of interesting information and photos tucked into a neat package of some 20,000 pages.
On page 21 of the hard copy of the final report there is a photograph (seen below), taken from a video taken by John F. Davis, that shows a remarkable and unexplained event that occurred seconds after the first plane hit the North Tower.
As the previous article discusses there is some evidence to suggest that Thermate had been pre-positioned on the 81st floor of the SouthTower and 95th floor of the NorthTower. These are two of the floors that were directly impacted by the main body of each aircraft.
Large exploding white clouds were seen coming from these floors, which suggests that Thermate bomb packets may have been going off immediately after impact. Mixed with barium nitrate, the Thermate would have produced white smoke and orange flame along with molten iron as end products. Part of the reason for pre-placing Thermate on these floors would have been to produce spectacular fireballs that would destroy most of the evidence and ignite the jet fuel that was suspended in air. It would also severely weaken the structure at that level, cutting many of the columns.
The following photograph shows the north face of the NorthTower, about 30 seconds after impact. The north face actually faced northeast.
From the east corner of what appears to be the 95th floor, which is where the huge white cloud had previously emerged, we see a brilliant white flaming reaction occurring just a few feet from the east corner of the tower.
Falling and spiraling from this brilliant "event" is a small object leaving a bright white trail of oxides. This has the characteristics of burning Thermate. The shadow on the north face suggests that this object is not falling straight down but that it is coming toward the camera slightly as it seems to have some propulsion coming from the burning material.
This is odd for many reasons. One is that this reaction seems to be occurring outside the building, but very close to it. The NIST report does not mention that any of the perimeter columns on the east face were severed, so what is burning at the east corner and how was it suspended in air?
This is a mystery object that needs to be explained. Information, suggestions and ideas are welcome.