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Picture of Sunrise
Between the Twin Towers in July, 2001-Truth!
Summary of the eRumor
A beautiful photograph of
the World Trade Center towers with the sun's rays forming a cross
between them. Some versions say the picture was taken by
a woman. Others by a man.
The picture is real and so perfectly
captured the sun between the Twin Towers, that many have wondered
whether it is a composite that was put together by someone using
photo software. TruthOrFiction.com, however, has found the
photographer and gotten the story behind the picture.
Her name is Sue Urban. She and her family live in New
Jersey. They were returning to New York on a cruise from
Bermuda when she decided to try to get some sunrise pictures of the
Statue of Liberty with her digital camera. As she was
finishing and hurrying back to her cabin to prepare for arrival, she
saw that there was going to be a good opportunity to get a picture
of the rising sun between the twin towers as the ship sailed up the
Hudson river. She positioned herself to try to get the precise
picture she wanted and when the sun came into view, she snapped
it. Her camera had a preview feature that allowed her to see
the finished product and as soon as she saw it, she knew she had a
treasure and became anxious to get home and safely download the
picture to her computer.
Last updated 09/12/08
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
This picture was taken by a guy returning on a cruise
this past summer
(July 28, 2001). It is a sunrise over lower Manhattan.
HE Writes: As I watched the beautiful skyline of New
York City float
past me I noticed the sun was about to line up just behind the twin
towers. I was lucky enough to snap the picture at exactly the right
moment. If you look at the sun rays it is almost prophetic. a little
When I show this picture to anyone they almost always
ask for a copy. I
just want to share it with all who want it. Please take this picture and
share it with anyone and everyone who likes it. I've been printing them
like crazy on my home computer to give to those who want a copy.
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