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A 9/11 survivor has told how people called her ‘crazy’ after she predicted the Pentagon would be targeted.
Sergeant Sheree Weathers was working for the United States Air Force, stationed at the Pentagon on the morning of 11th September 2001, and feared her workplace would be attacked after seeing planes slam into the Twin Towers in New York.
Speaking in a new 9/11 documentary, Sheree, now, recalled: “I said, guys, if this is terrorism, they are going to hit the Pentagon.”.
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Raising the prospect of an attack at their place of work, , she was labelled ‘crazy’.
“Staff Sergeant Weathers, you’re crazy,” she recalled being told. “There is no way that’s going to happen. Not the Pentagon, nobody can get to the Pentagon, no way, no how, it’s not going to happen”.
Seconds later, the hijacked American Airlines flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon, killing 189 people.
“Boom. Everyone, literally, lost their mind,” said Sargeant Weathers.
Back in New York, a similar story was unfolding.
Elizabeth Regensburger, 26, stood with her family, at the foot of the World Trade Center, watching in horror as the towers burned.
“At this point, I looked at my mum and family, and I was like this is crazy,” the young mother said. “Let’s get out of here, let’s go, you know, I thought we should maybe just start walking away from the World Trade Center because what if it fell?” she said.
“Everybody just started to calm me down, my neighbours said, ‘Oh honey, don’t get upset, you’re pregnant, you’re really close to your due date, no, it’s not going to fall” and I said it is going to fall, they’re going to fall.’”
Regensburger’s father, who stood with her, died 15 years later after losing a battle to four different types of 9/11 related cancers, caused by the toxins inhaled that day.
The stories were shared in the new documentary, Memory Box: Echoes of 9/11, where survivors were invited to record their deepest feelings of trauma and loss, from the fateful day, in a purpose built plywood box.
Memory Box: Echoes of 9/11 will air 18th January, 9pm on SKY Documentaries ahead of the BAFTA TV Awards
Featured Image Credit: ‘Memory Box: Echoes of 9/11’ will air from 18th January, 9pm on SKY Documentaries and NOW TV ahead of the BAFTA TV Awards
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