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rumpel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-05 02:59 AM
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48. "I saw low-level flashes" and then it looked like the building came down
Edited on Wed Aug-17-05 03:10 AM by rumpel
Gregory Stephen, Assistant Commissioner (F.D.N.Y.)
p 14

A. No. I know I was with an officer from Ladder
146, a Lieutenant Evangelista, who ultimately called me
up a couple of days later just to find out how I was.
We both for whatever reason -- again, I don't know how
valid this is with everything that was going on at that
particular point in time, but for some reason I thought
that when I looked in the direction of the Trade Center
before it came down, before No. 2 came down, that I saw
low-level flashes. In my conversation with Lieutenant
Evangelista, never mentioning this to him, he
questioned me and asked me if I saw low-level flashes
in front of the building, and I agreed with him because
I thought -- at that time I didn't know what it was. I
mean, it could have been as a result of the building
collapsing, things exploding, but I saw a flash flash
flash and then it looked like the building came down.

Q. Was that on the lower level of the building
or up where the fire was?
A. No, the lower level of the building. You
know like when they demolish a building, how when they
blow up a building, when it falls down? That's what I
thought I saw. And I didn't broach the topic to him,
but he asked me. He said I don't know if I'm crazy,

on edit this is a must read!

Strangely, he talks about West Street, where he saw airplane parts, but nobody, and was wondering, no firefighters or civillians, that they probably must be on the Promenade side
then he says:

page 20

Q. Clearly not building material?
A. No. The building material was sort of gray
and you could see it, you know, how it differed from
the plane. I was listening to the tape this morning of
the people calling up and they were describing the
plane that hit the building. Actually, so many people
saw it. They actually described the plane as it came
in. They said it was a military-type plane and it was
green and it was this. I mean, I never saw the color
of the plane.
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