On the morning of
September 11, 2001, I was working at my home office. After being informed of
terrorist attack on the Trade Center towers I turned on the
television and watched the horror unfold. I was
shocked at the unimaginable destruction, and overwhelming loss of life.
It was a tragedy beyond belief.
As I watched that morning, I noticed a series of eerie faces in the
billowing smoke. These images appeared
to morph in the seemingly never-ending pillars of ugly black smoke. I
made a mental note of these surreal
apparitions, and I mentioned it to my wife. I did not discuss these
sightings again. After all, I tend to see
images in clouds. However the images I see in clouds are always pleasant
In assembling the archives for this site, I viewed thousands of images
and newspaper covers. Again, I noticed
the eerie faces in the still images of the smoke of the burning
towers. They seemed to be present in not just
one, but several of the burning tower images. Further research
provided additional information and seemed
to confirm what I was seeing.
I was not alone in noticing these
Mark D. Phillips, a professional AP photographer in New York, captured an incredibly real image of an evil,
devil-like face that is distinguishable on the side of the tower's exterior structure. The authenticity of this
image has caused a bit of a stir. Our research has concluded that his image is original and not doctored.
The Associated Press and Mark Phillips have unequivocally denied any
tampering or enhancement of the
image. In fact, neither AP or Phillips were aware of what the photograph
appeared to reveal until the image
was noticed by readers of US newspapers. When the photo appeared on an
early Wednesday (Sept. 12)
edition of the Saginaw (Michigan) Press, the phone calls began. (See
Further reports indicate that both CNN and ABC have also captured
additional devilish images on their
television videotape coverage. (See images below.)
Additional faces and images have also been identified by several others.
(See images below.)
The images on this page are not intended to frighten. They are what they
are: mostly evil images from an evil
act. I, like most people in the world, are convinced that goodness will
prevail over evil, and we pray that the
likes of these images will never be seen again.
In a speech to the USA on September 11th, President Bush said,
"Today, our nation saw evil." He may have
been literally correct. Later in that same speech he also said, "Tonight,
I ask for your prayers for all those
who grieve, for the children whose worlds have been shattered, for all
whose sense of safety and security
has been threatened. And I pray they will be comforted by a power
greater than any of us spoken through
the ages in Psalm 23: "Even though I walk through the valley of the
shadow of death, I fear no evil for
you are with me."
Not all images below depict evil faces. Some images depict angel-like
images, objects, and flying creatures.
We offer our research as an archive of the images that show something,
whatever that something may be.
There are also remarkable stories of NYC firemen dropping to their knees
in prayer after seeing crosses
rising up from the catastrophic ruins of the WTC towers.
We begin this section with the original story of the crosses, images of one of the crosses, where
the cross was
originally sighted, and a memorial with the NYC Fire Department. We have
also included memorable cross
images from the days following the September 11th attacks.
September 13, 2001
Steel cross found
in WTC ruins.
The WTC cross
the Ground Zero
Two FDNY Firemen
raise hands at a
on October 4, 2001,
where the Cross
was blessed and
October 4, 2001
WTC cross is
June 20, 2002
to the NY Post story below, we located a photograph of one of the
found on the top of the rubble (image above). It is the same cross
used in the October 4th
memorial ceremony with the New York City Fire Department. The cross of steel beams
was blessed at Ground Zero on the northwestern side of the
World Trade Center
attack site. The cross was found by a laborer at the site two days
after the twin towers'
collapsed and later moved to its present location. Father Brian Jordan
blessed the cross. The
cross was from World Trade Tower One, and was found in World Trade
Building Six, and
then moved to the October 4, 2001 location. (Click on the photographs for
Two days after the disaster, a construction worker found several
perfectly formed crosses planted upright in a
pit in the rubble of the heavily damaged 6 World Trade Center.
The large, cross-shaped metal beams just happened to fall that way when
one of the towers collapsed. An FBI
chaplain who has spent days at ground zero says he has not seen anything
like it on the vast site.
As word of the find has spread at ground zero, exhausted and emotionally
overwhelmed rescue workers have
been flocking to the site to pray and meditate.
"People have a very emotional reaction when they see it," says
the Rev. Carl Bassett, an FBI chaplain. "They
are amazed to see something like that in all the disarray. There's no
symmetry to anything down there, except
Chaplain Ray Giunta of Sacramento, Calif., has been to the crosses to
pray with rescue workers.
"One of the firefighters pointed to them last night and told me,
‘There's my angel,'" Giunta said.
The angel protecting the pit where the crosses were found is the
Brooklyn-born hardhat who found them: a
gentle giant named Frank Silecchia.
Silecchia, 47, who now lives in Little Ferry, N.J., found the crosses on
the Thursday morning immediately
following the collapse of the towers. He marked the site by
spray-painting on a nearby wall the words
"God's House," and a directional arrow.
"The crosses are just shards of steel that came from the Tower 1
[the north tower], and went right through
the roof of Building 6 and destroyed the entire center of it," he
"When I first saw it, it took my heart, and made me cry for about
20 minutes," he says. "It helped me heal
the burden of my despair, and gave me closure on the whole
In subsequent days, Silecchia, a born-again Christian, led his fellow
rescue workers and others - many of
whom were grieving the loss of loved ones - to the crosses.
A veteran firefighter who had been digging through the twisted metal for
his lost firefighter son. An angry
cop who lost someone in the collapse. A Vatican representative, who
photographed the crosses for the
pope. And ABC's Barbara Walters.
He says they all left in peace.
"Barbara Walters' niece lost her son in the building," he
said. "Barbara told me she wanted people to see
the House of God, so people who needed healing could find it."
compiling newspaper archives, September 11 News
noticed what appears to be an eerie clown like mask on
the side of the WTC tower.
The photo appeared on the cover of the Sunday,
September 16th edition of the New Jersey Daily Record
(left). We then located the original AP Photo (right).
The AP photo was taken moments after Flight 175 hit
the WTC South Tower at 9:03 AM EDT.
This AP photo is very similar to the image captured on
videotape by CNN (shown above), and an image on
the Internet (shown below).
of Faces Seen in the Smoke of the WTC Towers. The following
images were posted on the internet by the individual as shown.
Click on the images for a larger view. Enlargements show outlines.
Posted by D. Caprio
Posted by M. Masi
This image is also apparent
on newspaper and CNN
above. Masi's image has
traced a complete body.
A flying creature
departs the top of
the collapsing WTC
South Tower (Seq.1)
South Tower Seq. 1
South Tower Seq. 2
South Tower Seq. 3
September 11, 2001, at 10:00 A.M. EDT, the WTC South Tower collapses.
September 11 News has discovered an image above the tower as it begins
The winged creature appears bird-like, and seems to be backing up
and flying away from the
top of the tower. In the Reuters photograph sequence above you can see the image as it
appears to leave the top of the falling tower.
Close-Up South Tower
we zoomed in on the flying creature we also
noticed a bear-like creature across from the winged
animal. The bear is on top of the North Tower with a
leg and paw on the side of the building. He appears to
be looking at the departure of the South Tower creature.
flying mystery object was captured on Fox News videotape moments after a
crashed into New York's World Trade Center. Stills from the video, taken
by Gamma Press USA,
showing the twin towers from an east angle, reveal an unknown object
moving at a 90 degree
angle to the second plane's flight path.
A close examination of the footage appears to first show the object
flashed by sunlight, above
the left tower, a full 10 seconds after impact of the second airliner.
The mystery object quickly
streaks across the the back of the right tower before swooping down at a
rapid clip and out of
the camera's frame.
at Ground Zero Fine Art Poster
September11News.com, in association with art.com,
a special commemorative fine art poster featuring the
steel beam cross found at Ground Zero with the
Click on the steel beam cross image for poster
more mysteries, including how the
number 11 mysteriously dominates
the events of September 11, 2001.
Go to the Mystery of the Elevens.
and theologians believe The Star of
Bethlehem was seen on Sept.11, 3 B.C.
Go to September 11 in History.
11, 2001 Terrorist
Attacks on America
Complete News Archives of September 11, 2001 and the Years That
Headlines, Newspapers, Timelines,
Mysteries, and History
the many souls who lost their lives,
the World Trade Center,
the Pentagon, and on airline flights 11, 175, 77, & 93.
The courage and sacrifice shown by the FDNY firefighters, the NYC
other NYC EMS will never be forgotten. History will remember