Beautiful picture of the sun shining between the World Trade Center towers-Truth!
Picture of Sunrise Between the Twin Towers in July, 2001-Truth!
Summary of 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.