Survivor who Rode the Building
Home Subscribe Search

 

Bookmark and Share
Follow us
@erumors



 

NAVIGATION  
by Subject
Search
Translate
 
New or Updated
Animals
Attack On America
Aviation-Space
Celebrities
Education
eRumors in the News
Food-Drink
Government
Household
Humorous Stories
Hurricane Katrina
Insects-Reptiles
Inspirational
Internet-Computers
Medical
Military
Miscellaneous
Missing Persons
Museum of Red Faces
Pleas for Help
Politics-Politicians
Prayer Requests
Promises
Religious-Spiritual
Tsunami
Viruses
Warnings
War in Iraq
 
Anatomy of a Rumor
Contact Us
About Us
  free hit counter

 

The Survivor of The World Trade Center Collapse who "Surfed" or "Rode" a Steel Beam Down-Fiction!

 

 

 

bulletSummary of eRumor:
There are various reports.  One says that a man "rode" the steel beams down as one of the towers of the World Trade Center collapsed on September 11, 2001.  Another says that a firefighter "surfed" down to the street from the 82nd floor on a piece of debris and survived.  There are other variations.
bulletThe Truth:
The story is not true as described.  There isn't any evidence that anyone fell from the upper floors of either tower and survived.  

Some reports say this may be related to a true story of a Port Authority officer named John McLaughlin.  He was at ground level handing air packs to rescuers going into one of the towers when the tower collapsed.  He was found alive the next day.

Also, one of the stories from workers at ground zero, the story of Seth Castleman, makes reference to the man who rode a piece of debris to the ground.  This was apparently rumored among rescuers, but has never been found to be true.
 

 


1998- 2014  TruthOrFiction.com Site Notice
  All rights reserved Privacy Notice

 Don't miss out on our alerts!

SUBSCRIBE
to Our Email Alerts, Advisories, and Virus Warnings!
 
CLICK HERE for details

Note: The Ads that appear on this page are under the control of Google Ads, not TruthOrFiction.com, which is a non-partisan site.