Where Did the Towers Go? Evidence of Directed Free-Energy Technology on 9/11 by Judy Wood, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., is basically an engineering textbook on the topic. This review is of the edition published in 2010.
Dr Wood received her B.S. in civil/structural engineering in 1981, M.S. in engineering mechanics in 1983 and Ph.D. in materials engineering in 1992. She specializes in stress analysis and mechanics of materials, amongst other things. In other words, this is her area of expertise.
The book is organized into twenty-two (22) chapters that span almost 500 pages. There is a list of figures and tables at the start. The text contains 500 figures (including photos) and 28 tables. The table of contents includes the subheadings. An index-glossary is at the back. Whilst it is convenient to combine the two, more keywords with their corresponding page references would be helpful.
Although I describe this as an engineering textbook, it is not heavy on calculations and modelling. In that sense, much of the discussion is qualitative, which is fine. The author is very thorough and, as such, the material is very compelling.
Although visual evidence and ballpark calculations on a napkin are enough to show that the towers did not “collapse” due to the planes, jet fuel fire or even demolition charges, some structural dynamic analyses would make the text more complete. Granted, it is a lot of modelling work for what is admittedly an engineering curiosity. Nevertheless, it would be interesting to see the modelling of a plane slamming into a building and, coming from a different angle, where and how much explosives are needed to bring the building down or how much force is required to drive a building down and turn it to dust in midair.
Of course, given the hypothesis, it is not surprising that Dr Wood has seemingly copped a lot of crap, including from the “9/11 truth community”, and at least one of her students was murdered (although I am unsure of the circumstances). If her work is really that crazy—not that I think “crazy” should imply untrue—then why such a reaction? But, setting “politics” aside, evidence is evidence and Dr Wood does a decent job presenting her analysis. If only every other textbook is half as good…
Below are the chapter titles and some key points corresponding to most chapters. These are not intended to act as a summary.
1. Introduction – WTC1 is 1368 ft tall. It takes an object 9.22 seconds to fall that distance in a vacuum. The towers were destroyed in approximately 10 seconds. If every floor “pancaked”, it should take about 96.7 seconds. If 9 out of every 10 floors were pulverized and every 10th floor “pancaked”, it should take 30.6 seconds. For the latter to take 9.22 seconds, the collapse of every 10th floor must be initiated ahead of the collapse wave.
2. The Billiard Ball Example – It is impossible for a floor to be pulverized and collapse the next floor. In short, given conservation of energy and conservation of momentum, there is no way for the towers to collapse freefall in 10 seconds.
3. The “Jumpers” – Some jumpers appeared to be quite some distance from the building, indicating that a force launched them off the edge. Others wet their clothes as protection against the fire but then some took off their clothes before falling or jumping, indicating the presence of microwaves or some similar energy field.
4. Magic Shows and the Power of Suggestion – The author briefly comments on our preconceptions and the psychological effects of a narrative being repeatedly pushed on the audience.
5. The Bathtub – The WTCs were built on a “bathtub”, basically a foundation that extended down seven stories. There was little damage found. If most of the mass of the two towers really collapsed on to the bathtub, controlled demolition or not, then there was no way for the bathtub to remain mostly undamaged.
6. Seismic Impact – Seismic data indicates that the “collapse” of WTC2 took 10 seconds at magnitude 2.1 and WTC1 took 8 seconds at magnitude 2.3. The Seattle Kingdome, a structure of significantly less mass with a larger footprint (and therefore a more distributed load), registered magnitude 2.3 during its controlled demolition. In other words, the “collapse” of the towers caused little seismic disturbance. Witnesses also reported the lack of sound during the so-called collapse.
7. Conventional Controlled Demolition – Bomb-sniffing dogs patrolled the buildings and there is no record of their detecting explosive material. Fire from jet fuel is sufficient to set off explosives but there were no indications of this occurring. The towers turned to dust and shot upwards during the so-called collapse. There is little evidence of damage in adjacent buildings at higher floors, which is expected if conventional explosives were used. In short, conventional explosives and nukes do not explain what occurred. Also, since fourteen people walked out of Stairway B, a nuke can be discounted.
8. Dustification – The buildings turned into dust during the so-called collapse. This presumably included office furniture since very little was found. The steel core columns also disintegrated into dust. Eyewitness accounts describe that cars on the ground were on fire and overturned, suggesting other forces at play.
9. Where Did the Buildings Go? – Photos and eyewitness accounts indicate very little material remained after the collapse. The author also points out that WTC2 initially tipped as it began to collapse. Yet, the subsequent collapse was symmetrical and almost the entire structure, including the tipping section, turned to dust in midair.
10. Holes – Overhead photos show multiple (circular) holes in WTC5 and WTC6, holes that appeared to have been bored straight down their structure. The author also points out two holes in Liberty Street. These, obviously, cannot be explained by a pancake collapse.
11. Toasted Cars – There were reportedly 1,400 vehicles damaged on 9/11. Some were “about seven blocks from the WTC”. The damage described and shown in photos varies and were anomalous. In one example, the steel chassis was burnt but not the upholstery and plastic. In another, fire damage abruptly stopped halfway. Some vehicles were flipped and some emergency responders described being lifted up and thrown some distance. However, nearby trees and leaves remained seemingly undamaged.
12. Tissue Beams and Tortilla Chips – The author notes that some vehicles and beams had the appearance of excessive rust. Also, jet fuel fire and even explosives cannot explain steel samples having been reduced to “tissue-paper-thinness”, curled and with holes.
13. Weird Fires – There are evidence and accounts of fires burning metal but not people, vegetation and paper. One particular emergency call transcript from the 83rd floor indicate smoke and intense heat but no fire. There are photos showing incandescence of materials without causing damage to surroundings as if it was actually hot, including hydraulic equipment. There were other instances of burnt bodies with clothing visible. All anomalies indicate some type of energy field.
14. Dust Cloud Rollout – In this chapter, the author elaborates on the “collapse” and dust cloud pattern. One example is the anomalous “black hole” in the cloud when WTC2 collapsed. Also, if the structure was being turned to dust, then there was little mass to impact the floors below. The collapse looked like a force was continuously turning the building into dust and driving it down. The dust cloud density also did not follow the expected Gaussian curve and continued for at least 99 days.
15. Fuzzballs – Microscopic analysis of the dust showed not only high levels of coarser particles consistent with pulverization but also of finer particles, indicative of molecular dissociation. There was also an unexpectedly high level of small iron-rich particles and low levels of carbon, both of which are inconsistent with hydrocarbon fires.
16. Lather – Prior to their collapse, the entire face of the buildings “lathered up”; that is, emitting cloud/smoke. This is not expected from controlled demolition. Firefighters also recalled rumbling and interference of communications for half a minute prior to the actual “collapse”.
16.5. Perceptual Conformity
17. The Tesla-Hutchinson Effect – Energy fields with constructive and destructive interference can produce certain effects in the affected areas. These include levitation of heavy objects, fusion of dissimilar materials, anomalous burning and melting of materials without burning other nearby material, fundamental change in physical properties, amongst others. These were observed in 9/11, including the aforementioned weird fires, incandescent materials which were not hot, steel beams which were curled, rolled up and peeled (not buckled), and different coins fused together. Also, metallurgical analysis of samples of affected areas indicated higher relative levels of zinc, which has a much lower melting point than iron. This is inconsistent to the effects of heat. Tritium was also detected to be higher than normal after 9/11 but without the heat, seismic and radioactive signatures consistent to a nuke on the day.
18. Hurricane Erin – Hurricane Erin was moving toward NYC and was at its largest size and closest on September 11. However, it was mostly not mentioned on mainstream weather reports. Also, Erin was moving along the magnetic declination line of –15 which is presumably natural. However, hours before WTCs’ so-called impact and collapse, Erin’s windspeed and pressure remained constant and at around the time of the buildings’ disintegration, Erin took a 90-degree turn away from NYC.
19. Earth’s Magnetic Field on 9/11 – Twenty minutes before the so-called impacts, magnetometer readings declined and then increased again after WTC1 got its hole. Abnormal fluctuations continued until after WTC7 went down. There were also sudden changes in the atmosphere with the humidity decreasing and pressure increasing sharply before the first so-called impact. The pressure dropped sharply after WTC2 disintegrated.
20. Tesla-Hurricane-Magnetometer Correlation – The author discusses the previous three chapters and compares what was observed on 9/11 to other similar phenomena.
21. Rolled-Up Carpets – The author elaborates on some of the strange deformations of steel beams and columns. Some curled or rolled up about the wrong axis. Others appeared shriveled up. Also, photos of the collapse indicate that the steel did not buckle and fall but were flying off before dissolving.
22. Conclusions and Summary – The author summarizes the evidence examined into 43 points that highlight the anomalies or inconsistencies not explained by the official narrative or even some of the more popular theories.
Editor’s Note: In case one is wondering, That Guy is a mechanical engineer. Although he doesn’t claim to be a good one, he knows enough to know bovine manure when he sees it.
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