Less Than A Street Away! Saw It All!  

Date Submitted: 7/27/2016
Author Info: Ben (New York - USA) 
Occupation: Student 
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: Yes 
Knew someone who perished?: No 

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I knew someone who had a relative who worked at the World Trade Center (think it was an uncle of this person or something) and the only reason he survived was because he had a break from work and went to McDonalds which was like one street away (pretty sure it was Broadway McDonalds). Scary, to be honest because he literally saw the planes go staright in to the towers.  

 

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I stood there feeling bad about whoever was in the plane or helicopter, but not feeling anything ominous... THEN... I see it... It was almost like slow motion but it was moving so fast... So low... You didnít have time to gasp... It hit the second tower and disappeared, and suddenly the biggest fireball I have ever seen in my life just shoots wide and high into an ocean blue sky... Whoever wasnít stunned on the train suddenly screamed as everyone ran to the windows...

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