9/11 ‘Truthers’ To Pass Out Phony ‘9/11 Reality’ Brochures At Ground Zero Museum Opening

CC Photo by Cadiomals

CC Photo by Cadiomals

In just two days, the National September 11 Memorial Museum will officially open in what would have been the shadows of the Twin Towers had they not been felled that fateful day. According to the museum’s website, the facility will serve “as the country’s principal institution concerned with exploring the implications of the events of 9/11, documenting the impact of those events and exploring 9/11’s continuing significance.” Of course, the museum itself has been a source of controversy lately.

Many victim’s families have spoken out about the museum, especially in light of the remains of many unknown victims recently being relocated to a repository within the museum. In an interview with ABC news, Jim Riches, whose 29-year-old son Jimmy, a firefighter who died in the collapse said, “My son’s friends are going to have to pay $24 to go down and pay their respects. I think that’s a disgrace. It’s the only cemetery in the world where you have to pay a fee to get in.”

Still others are taken aback by the naked commercialism associated with the museum. Aside from having to pay $24 per ticket for entrance, visitors are then subjected to a gift shop that hocks coffee mugs, keychains and t-shirts. It presents a sense of indignity in a location that should certainly be hallowed.

Come Wednesday, controversy will visit the museum on another front. A group calling themselves Architects and Engineers for 9/11 truth will station themselves outside of the museum with brochures for any potential visitors to the site. And aside from some wording changes and a photo from a different angle of the Twin Towers, the brochure has been designed to look almost identical to the official visitors guide handed out to the visitors who shell out the $24.

Real museum pamphlet next to truther fake, from The Village Voice.

Real museum pamphlet next to truther fake, from The Village Voice.

According to the group, there is no scientifically provable way the two aircraft that crashed into the buildings could have brought them down. They contend only a controlled demolition could have effected the complete destruction we all witnessed that Tuesday morning.

Hoping to present what they see as the truth of 9/11, the group states the museum at ground zero is an “elaborate, taxpayer-funded, public relations campaign to forever cement the fantastic claims of the official conspiracy theory into the history books.” Putting it plainly, they see the museum as a fraud.

Many in the group are volunteers who have traveled from out-of-state. They intend to hand out their guides on both Wednesday, May 21 and then again on Saturday, May 24.