More videos shot on the day of September 11 2001
that were held back by The National Institute of Standards and
Technology (NIST) as part of it's investigation into the attacks
reveal accounts of explosions in the base of the towers before
the planes hit and before they collapsed.
The first video is shot close to the World Trade
Center and shows a man describing an explosion in the North
Tower lobby. It was reportedly shot by a news crew for WNBC.
Some of the audio has been retracted but the man
describes flames "exploding out of the front of the world
trade center" from the direction of the lobby elevators.
As he is giving the account the south tower is
hit by the second plane and the camera pans up to capture the
The second video, part of an Inside Edition piece,
shows an injured man who states "I think a bomb went off
in the lobby first, then a plane hit the building, then another
plane hit the other building."
"When I was coming through the doors on the
other side of the Trade Center, something, either it blew the
lobby up or something, because it blew glass out of the doors
and knocked us all down." the clearly shaken man continues.
The videos have come to light via a FOIA lawsuit
by The International Center for 9/11 Studies, which has consequently
secured the release of hundreds of hours of video footage and
tens of thousands of photographs used by NIST for its investigation
of the collapse of the World Trade Center Twin Towers and Building
Steve Watson is the London based writer
and editor at Alex Jones' Infowars.net,
and regular contributor to Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters
Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics
at The University of Nottingham in England.