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Author Dean T. Hartwell:
(1) finishes off his thoughts about the so-called planes and passengers of 9/11, a topic he has written on in the two editions of Planes without Passengers
(2) presents his case of a hoax involving 9/11 planes and passengers in an organized, methodical fashion and uses other hoaxes as historical context
(3) says that knowing the truth won't change the world, but the truth is still worth seeking. We may well be able to re-shape society so that leaders have no reason to lie to us!
This is Dean T. Hartwell's final say on what happened to the alleged passengers and planes of 9/11. He also talks about the value of truth seeking to our society.
He talks about events in recent history. The JFK assassination, the Viet Nam War, Sept 11, etc. Our leaders and the media frequently lie to us about these kinds of
Lies are nothing new. Most people have been lied to most of their lives. (Santa Claus - a man in a red suit flown by reindeer delivering gifts to millions of kids on one night!). No big deal.
What this book does is to tell the reader why our leaders lie. And how they benefit from it.
This book won’t change the world. That’s OK. The world isn’t going to change because someone says someone is lying! But maybe some people will.
In a previous article, I speculated what may have happened to an alleged passenger of American Flight 11 on the day of September 11, 2001. Now I have
identified all of the passengers and crew on American 11 and United 175 whose names were found on the SSDI (Social Security Death Index) for American 11 and I paint a more complete picture of my
Thank you to the Web Fairy and Vince Sammartino for their hard work on this subject.
Sara Low, 28 27 Oct 1972 -- 11 Sep 2001
Madeline Sweeney, 35 MADELINE A SWEENEY17 Dec 1916 -- 09 Dec
2001 (MARY F SWEENEY 01 Jan 1929-11 Sep
Jeffrey Coombs, 42 18 Sep 1958 -- 11 Sep
Tara Creamer, 30 30 Nov 1970 -- 11
Thelma Cuccinello, 71 THELMA R CUCCINELLO 01 Feb 1930 -- 11 Sep
Brian Dale, 43 BRIAN P DALE 23 Oct 1957 -- 11 Sep
Alex Filipov, 70 ALEXANDER M FILIPOV 11 Apr 1931 -- 11 Sep
Carol Flyzik, 40 CAROL A FLYZIK 13 Mar 1961 -- 11 Sep
Paul Friedman, 45 PAUL J FRIEDMAN 13 Aug 1956 -- 11 Sep
Karleton D.B. Fyfe, 31 KARLETON D FYFE 10 Feb 1970 -- 11 Sep
Linda George, 27 LINDA M GEORGE 11 Jun 1974 -- 11 Sep
Peter Hashem, 40, PETER P HASHEM 20 Mar 1961 -- 11 Sep
Robert Hayes, 37 ROBERT E HAYES 09 Sep 1930 -- 11 Sep
Ted Hennessy, 35 EDWARD R HENNESSY 01 Mar 1966 -- 11 Sep
Barbara Keating, 72 BARBARA A KEATING 23 Dec 1928 -- 11 Sep 2001
(PAUL H KEATING 04 Sep 1963 -- 11 Sep
Carlos Montoya CARLOS M MONTOYA 01 Mar 1965 -- 11 Sep
Laura Lee Morabito, 34 LAURA L MORABITO 04 Oct 1966 -- 11 Sep
Mildred Naiman MILDRED NAIMAN 24 Mar 1920 -- 11 Sep
Laurie Neira LAURIE NEIRA 08 Dec 1952 -- 11 Sep
Robert Norton, 82 ROBERT G NORTON 11 May 1916 -- 11 Sep
Thomas Pecorelli, 31 THOMAS PECORELLI 08 Oct 1970 -- 11 Sep
Richard Ross, 58 RICHARD ROSS 29 Apr 1943 -- 11 Sep
James Trentini, 65 JAMES A TRENTINI 24 May 1936 -- 11 Sep
Mary Trentini, 67 MARY B TRENTINI 11 Feb 1934 -- 11 Sep
Mary Wahlstrom, 75, MARY A WAHLSTROM 19 Apr 1923 -- 11 Sep
Waldie, 46 KENNETH E WALDIE 13 May 1955 -- 11 Sep 2001
I will assume for the sake of argument that these 25 were real people whose families reported their deaths to the proper authorities on or around September 11, 2011. The others will be assumed to be fake identities or the identities of people who really died prior to that day.
Now we have 25 people who may well have gone to Boston Logan Airport on September 11. As was
mentioned in the previous article, Flight 11 never took off and was not even scheduled.
Let’s place the 25 at Logan Airport and assume they (a) get word at the airport that Flight 11 is not available and that they should exchange their tickets for American 11 for United 175 or (b) they know all along to go to United 175.
Either way, they get to Gate 19, the gate for United 175. Their presence does not likely cause
any attention because they probably appear to anyone watching as passengers arriving for the flight they wanted. They then board the plane.
Their takeoff is approximately 8:23 AM (some sources say 8:14 AM, but evidence suggests a similar plane took off at that time, perhaps as a decoy for United 175).
Who else was on this plane?
Various media sources have indicated that 65 people, including crew, were on United 175.
In terms of the SSDI, what do we know about these alleged crew and passengers?
Capt. Victor Saracini, Lower Makefield Twp., PA. YES. ssn
Michael Horrocks, First Officer. YES.
Amy N. Jarret, N. Smithfield, RI, flight attendant. YES.
Summary for crew: 9 persons overall, 3 listed in SSDI, 6 not
Mark Bavis, 31, West Newton, MA YES.
Lynn Goodchild, 25, Attleboro, MA. YES. 5/27/1976;
Rev. Francis E. Grogan, 76, Easton, MA. YES. (SSDI suggests last
residence as Bridgeport, CT).
Carl Hammond, 37, Boston, MA. YES. 10/4/63. SSN
Gerald Hardacre. YES. 11/21/1939;
James E. Hayden, 47, Westford, MA, CFO of Netegrity, Inc. YES.
Herbert Homer, 48, Milford, MA, worked for Raytheon (major
employer in Mass., also a huge military contractor). YES. 2/5/1953;
Robert LeBlanc, Lee, NH, professor emeritus at U. of NH,
specialist in Canadian studies and Franco-American communities in New England.
YES. 10/28/1930; 002-20-8599
Maclovo "Joe" Lopez, Jr., 41, Norwalk, CA. YES. 4/29/1960;
Patrick Quigley, 40, Wellesley, MA. Partner at PriceWaterhouse
Cooper. YES. 2/25/1961; 159-44-2169.
Kathleen Shearer, Dover, NH YES 3/11/1940;
Robert Shearer, (CNN says Dover, NH, SSDI says Portsmouth, NH)
YES 3/1/1938; 531-34-6781. Presumably Kathleen Shearer's
Brian Sweeney, 38, Barnstable, MA. YES.
By this count, there are 13 YES, 30 NO and 4 FOREIGN entries of the names shown by CNN for the passengers.
Combined with the 25 “passengers” from Flight 11, we now have 38 people noted in the SSDI as having died on September 11, 2001. I will ignore the number of foreigners and the crew members in this essay as the number 38 is arbitrary.
What we do not know is how many people were actually on United 175, although we do receive a hint of this number later.
The flight allegedly crashes into World Trade Center south tower at 9:03 AM.
ACARS shows the flight to have been flying over Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at 9:23 AM. It lands in Cleveland at approximately 10:45 AM.
Newspapers report approximately 200 passengers walking from the area where the flight landed toward the NASA building at Cleveland Hopkins Airport not long afterward. But there is no source for this number.
Did the 38 passengers later recorded on the SSDI walk among the group seen?
Probably. They had nowhere else to go. The airport had already been evacuated.
Were there really 200 people on this walk?
Let’s assume there were. That would mean the non-passengers outnumbered the passengers by about a four-to-one ratio. Perhaps the plotters used four agents for every passenger to make sure the passengers went to the NASA building without tipping off their identities.
This group of people went inside the NASA building. No one has reported where, if anywhere, they went after that point.
The next we hear of the 38 is that they are among those listed as having died on either American 11 or United 175. Friends and relatives learn this news on September 12. On September 13, the Boston Globe publishes a list of American 11 passengers without saying anything about the source.
The 38 were last seen around noon in Cleveland on the 11th. This gives whoever wrote the list that the public would rely upon a whole day to get the names in order for their presentation (the fact that different lists have emerged and that the authenticity of the manifests was STIPULATED to in court but never PROVEN enhances the idea that someone made them up).
Why wouldn’t this “list maker” for the American 11 and United 175 flights be present in the NASA building?
This person could confirm which names were to be used by seeing the passengers and any agents first-hand. There they could make mistakes in spelling because they did not hear something right. They could watch who left.
Better yet, they could control when people would leave.
Word by now was getting out in the news that American 11 and United 175 had crashed into the towers at the World Trade Center. This lie sank into the public’s perception of this event fairly
So the list maker had to make sure that the 38 would forever be associated with the crash site in New York and not associated in any way with Cleveland. And this is the best reason why these 38 were not executed.
Killing people leaves evidence. Their executions would have had to have taken place in Cleveland (no one could fly for a week and transporting them would carry with it the passenger perception of duress, not to mention more opportunities for the public to notice them).
If any evidence of their deaths were found to have happened in Cleveland, the proverbial ballgame would be over. The die had already been cast that they had died in New York!
So, upon the news reaching relatives and later the media that they had “died,” the passengers were allowed to leave the NASA building one by one. Monitored. Watched. Listened to. One person contacting the public could be written off by the plotters as a “no show.”
Once the last passenger left and followed their directions as to their new life, the Cleveland chapter was done.
Source: Planes without Passenger: the Faked Hijackings of 9/11, 2nd edition unless
According to the official theory of the events of 9/11, all passengers of American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the World Trade Center and died upon impact.
Twelve years of research have produced a number of facts to contradict this assertion. Among them are these two courtesy of the original Bureau of Transportation records before they were altered:
American Airlines Flight 11 was never scheduled.
American Airlines Flight 11 never took off.
From these two facts, we can make a necessary inference that no one boarded Flight 11 and took off in it.
We can also infer that people said to have been passengers on Flight 11 were either (a) real people who went somewhere else or (b) were not real people.
Recently, I received an email from a man who claimed he knew a specific person said to be a passenger on Flight 11. He alluded to a source who claimed that he overheard the passenger, whom I will call “11X”, calling a taxi on the morning of September 11, 2001 and then saw board with luggage a taxi shortly thereafter. He claims neither he nor anyone else who knew him has seen 11X again.
In this essay, I will assume the good faith of the claims of the man who emailed me. Let’s say that 11X was in fact a real person who indicated to others he would take a flight from Boston to Los Angeles on that morning and that 11X’s name ended up on a passenger list (whether it was an unofficial list or the manifest is not at issue here).
How does this stipulation fit in with the facts established about the flight?
11X shows up at Boston Logan Airport. He goes to one of the two gates alleged for Flight 11’s departure, Gate 26 or Gate 32. He boards the plane he believes is Flight 11.
What happened there is subject to debate. A writer on the “Let’s Roll Forums” came up with what I believe is the best explanation. Here is the link. My summary follows:
The writer, who goes by the nickname “LoopDLoop,” asserts that the plane was used as a simulation, which would explain phone calls made by flight attendants about hijackings on a flight that never flew. Loop cites an early interview of airport personnel who saw the plane for Flight 11 on the ground quite some time after its alleged 7:59 AM take off.
As for the “passengers,” Loop does not know for sure what became of them but suggests that no one remained on board, but rather, that the people needed for the simulation took the airplane phone with them to another location to conduct the simulation.
What was next for 11X?
He could have left the airport at this point, but as we know he did not return home again, this scenario seems unlikely. It would leave him without any purpose.
If he intended to go to Los Angeles, he would have looked for another flight out there. If he expected that Flight 11 would not take off, he would have likely arrived at the airport ready to go to his next place.
In either case, the most likely possibility would have put him at Gate 19 for United Airlines Flight 175.
As I have pointed out in books on this subject, he had time to get from either Gate 32 or Gate 26 to go to Gate 19. I have suggested he (and other passengers) could have been “taxied” to Gate 19. Some say that such a plane would have been noticed. Maybe so. If it were noticed, there is no telling if anyone reporting it would have been believed. Furthermore, the plane would have gone around a corner, possibly losing the interest of onlookers. With a little effort, passengers could make the distance on foot, anyway.
In any case, 11x now boards United 175.
If he had an American Flight 11 ticket, he could have quickly gone to the United Airlines booth and exchanged tickets for the 175 flight. And who is to say what ticket 11x held? With no direct information on this matter, it is possible he was instructed to go to United 175 all along.
United 175 takes off (late, according to some sources). Thanks to ACARS, we know that this flight was over Western Pennsylvania TEN MINUTES after its supposed crash into World Trade Center Two. We also know that an unidentified plane (by flight number) landed in Cleveland some time later, matching the description of the plane for United 175.
This places 11X at the Cleveland Hopkins Airport.
Newspaper articles cite a large group of passengers walking from the area where the unidentified plane landed toward a building managed by NASA. This walk takes place long after the airport has been evacuated!
11X goes into the NASA building.
There are no facts available after this point. His execution or his decision to hide both explain his absence. Those who insist he was murdered could point to his character or his ties to the community but neither prove the point. If he went hiding (as an agent, for example), there may be circumstantial evidence of participation in a plan but not enough evidence to prove that point.
Those who plotted this crime are probably laughing that we cannot untangle the mess they left for us. It is my hope that presenting this essay will spark an idea or uncover a fact to get past this paradox.
Source (unless otherwise identified): Planes without Passengers: the Faked Hijackings of 9/11, 2nd edition by Dean T. Hartwell
A recent reviewer of my book Planes without Passengers: the Faked Hijackings of 9/11 (2nd edition) wrote that the book needs a third edition. He is right. I write this “edition” to distill the message of the first two editions to just one sentence:
THERE WERE NO HIJACKINGS ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001.
In short, the stories of plane hijackings and the use of the planes by hijackers to strike buildings was a complete hoax. So, too, were stories of distressed passenger calls from planes. The more I researched and debated this matter, furthermore, the more it appeared that, with some exceptions, the alleged passengers were manufactured or used identities.
Background information on the web are these two essays, the first co-written with Jim Fetzer:
“The 9/11 Passenger Paradox: What Happened to Flight 93?”
“The 9/11 Passenger Paradox: What Happened to Flights 175, 77 and 11?”
Can anyone disprove my hypothesis?
Michael Thurman writes "Forget the towers, the hocus pocus that Hartwell describes around the planes could crack this affair wide open. He doesn't provide all the answers, but his analysis is spot on. He asks the right questions that no one else seems to be asking. Highly recommended." (5/21/12)
R. Rycoff states "There had NEVER BEFORE IN HISTORY been 4 simultaneous hijackings of airliners!!" (5/12/12)
Read about the 2nd Edition of Planes without Passengers: the Faked Hijackings here!