Does It Bother You??

@pyewacket (44032)
United States
September 11, 2007 8:28pm CST
There been so many discussions about 9/11 and that horrible day in general that I don't think any of us will ever forget, but does it bother you or give you a slight "chill" if you're watching an older movie and it takes place in NYC and you see the World Trade Center? I know it does me. What chilled me out even more...I was looking at old photos I had taken back during the 1976 OP Sail Celebration on July 4, 1976...My mother, grandmother, and I were on God knows what floor of the Bankers Trust Plaza, which was right near WTC--they both worked at Bankers Trust..Well I had a great view of the procession of the ships that were passing down the river....and I noticed that in many of them, where the shadows of the Twin Towers in my pictures...it gave me the creeps! Later we even had gone in the lobby of one of the Towers as they had an exhibition tied to the Op Sail celebration.. Here is something that freaked me out a bit more...That building that was called Bankers Trust Plaza the one that my mom and grandmother had worked in, and which we were in during that July 4th Op Sail celebration was none other than the building now known as Deutsche Bank Building--the one that was adjacent to WTC and condemned due to 9/11 and is the building that had that recent horrible fire where two firemen died--talk about creeps! So--long story short and to the question...does it give you the chills if you see an old movie and you can see the Twin Towers in it?
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
12 Sep 07
Yes, I do feel a chill when I see movies where the Towers are shown, pyewacket. I also have read books with references to the Towers in them. I am now(by coincidence) in the process of reading the Stephen King series, The Dark Tower:The Gunslinger. It reminds me that the Towers are mentioned several times in this series also. Eerie, isn't it?
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
12 Sep 07
Did he write those books prior to 9/11 or after? Just curious.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
12 Sep 07
Stephen King wrote the first book in the Dark Tower series in 1970, pyewacket, but the 7 novels were written over a period of many years. I believe that the final book was written after 9/11.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
12 Sep 07
Yikes that is eerie ...now I'll have to read those books!!
@zabawaus (1732)
• United States
12 Sep 07
Yes it bothers me whenever i see anything movie, video etc. about WTC . And i also believe that terrorists get idea from some kind of these movies. Like one of Bruce Willis movies if i am not wrong lots of years ago there would be an attack to WTC and he was trying to deal with the problem. Who would expect anything like that the movie became true :( It is so sad .
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
14 Sep 07
I know--I think even that movie Independence Day with Will Smith showed the destruction of WTC---but that was a movie..who would have dreamed it would happen in real life?
@badkat83 (1621)
• United States
12 Sep 07
yes it does. it freaks me out. like yesterday, i would not watch any tv as i did not want to see anything to remind me. i am sure we will all feel like this till the day we die.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
12 Sep 07
I purposely didn't watch TV either yesterday....instead I watched one of my DVD movies...I just didn't want to be reminded..so many of those images I DID see on TV six years ago, still haunt me
@meanangel (167)
• United States
12 Sep 07
Yes and rightly so. I get the same feeling when I see the OKC monument and footage from 1995. These things have touched our lives and shold never be forgotten. To forget or dismiss the past is to be doomed to repeat it. I grew up in the 90's and until Timothy Mcvey and Osama Binladin I thought I was safe. We learned about WW2 and Vietnam, I even lost my grandfather to it, but those things were not truely real they were just things from history. I thought I had become jaded before these atrosities but now not only do I live life as a senic I know bad things do happen to good people and you can't do anything about it. It comes form nowhere to leave us all scared and terrified. To get to the point yes I do get a chill because we live with the knowledge it can happen anytime and even if we did not have loved ones in the towers I have not run into a person yet who was not indirctly affected by it. To see pictures of things that were is to make the glaring absents of them now is to bring back all the pain from those days.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
14 Sep 07
Yes, how true, I think that an event like this makes one appreciate life even better, cause one never knows when that day might be one's last..The WTC destruction made many of us realize that we're not immune to terrorism...I just hope and pray we'll never see anything like it again
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
12 Sep 07
Oh definitely. I heard at one time that people wanted short shots cut of the WTC center cut out of movies if possible. I don't think believe that this happened. I am glad, cutting out pictures of those buildings does not mean they did not exist and what happened did not happen. Sometimes, I see pictures of them and have to wonder why? What did those people think they were going to accomplish? Did it change anything? No, not really! I know many people that were impacted one way or another due to my proximity to NY. I think of the people who love in Virginia, most of the people there are in the military or know someone in the military and to see the hole in the Pentagon must have been terrifying. The Pentagon is really the heart of our nation's security. The whole thing gives me more then the creeps, it makes me angry. I am now watching the events of 9/11 on msnbc. They just showed the blue lights, so beautiful yet so haunting. We must never forget, I don't care how uncomfortable it makes us feel. I will take the creeps anytime, all the time, if this will make sure it never happens again.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
14 Sep 07
Yes seeing those beams of those blue lights is eerie...from where I live I'm able to see them as I'm in the Queens section of NYC
• United States
12 Sep 07
Well I suppose I would be a lot more sensitive to Sept. 11th, had i actually had a loved one die during the incident. However, that is Not the case, and I think that the main reason why we all Must remember the incident besides for those who actually lost thier loved one's during the incident, it to Learn from it, to Never forget that there is indeed much darkness in our world, and we need to learn to reconnise those who intend on hurting us, and learn better how to be more prepared so that we can better defend ourselves. At least from point of view, this is why we all Need to remember this incident every year, to remind all of us what some people are actually capable of doing and to learn how to over come these evildoers.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
12 Sep 07
I'm so sorry to hear this simplegurl... None of this should have happened in the first place as I've heard enough evidence that our government was very well aware of what was to take place--all the more reason I just don't trust our government to keep us safe from another possible attack
@thefortunes (2368)
• Netherlands
12 Sep 07
Hi Pyewacket, and yes it does give me a chill, even though I am not an american as you know. As a matter of fact we were watching a movie tonight, and i saw both towers and got the chill feeling. I felt terribly when it happened 6 years ago, and was so shocked, while following everything on TV for the most part of that day. You have no idea how much I feel for all these people that lost their lives, and their families. May they rest in peace, and that their families have found peace, how hard and terrible the loss, too.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
12 Sep 07
I know...I never recall sitting glued in front of the TV as I did that day, as I just couldn't believe what I was seeing...that in itself looked like a disaster movie...unfortunately it was all too real
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
12 Sep 07
I am reminded of the attack anytime I see old footage, its hard not to be. It does give me an unusual feeling when seeing it. And it does serve as a reminder of what was once, and what the world now has to deal with.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
12 Sep 07
Yes it disturbs me too...It's hard to watch
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
13 Sep 07
Yes it does because I feel for the people who were in the towers when it fell and the families of those people and their coworkers that are alive today. I'm sure the guilt has to be enormous. So much so that I can't even imagine. Seeing the towers in pictures just makes me sad and makes me wonder what if they made it out, what if they didn't wait for help and came on out. So many what ifs....
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• United States
11 Oct 07
yes it does.although i admit nothing was worse than seeing the after effects in person.i totally lost my bearings in that neighborhood. i was watching the american godzilla movie this morning,and it showed the towers.big chill :(
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
14 Sep 07
Yes it does even more when I saw the Films I know they where probably not 100% on what happened but they would have been close and I cried at both On the 11th I got sad when I saw it all on the Internet as it is so tragic even after all this time
• United States
12 Sep 07
yes it bothers me that there are really that huge number of people on earth who think Allah is God when he's just Satan in a God mask. And that they are trying to bend the will of us who know who God truly is. But in the end every knee will bow!!!
• United States
12 Sep 07
WOW that is a bit creepy! It does chill me at when I see them though not as much as those who live / have lived in New York or those you have visited there. It makes me really sad more than anything.
@nehrlas (202)
• United States
12 Sep 07
I don't know if it gives me the chills, but I find myself always looking for the towers in the movies when they are supposed to be in NY.
• United States
12 Sep 07
Occasionally it will still give me the chills when seeing a movie that has the twin towers in it though I am not as bad as I once was. I was really bad after the attacks happened. I couldn't watch any movie that had the twin towers still standing in them, because even though it didn't happen in the movie, in my mind's eye I would see the planes crashing into them, and all the smoke, and them tumbling down, amongst the other things that happened on that day. I have never been so afraid as I was on that day, and that fear still lingers on to today. Some say I'm just being too "emotional" over it, but well with the way things are today, you just never know what may happen next.
12 Sep 07
This evocative image will stay with me for many years to come, together with the image of a London bus ripped open on the street. Yes, these images do give me the creeps sometimes but they also serve as a reminder of man's inhumanity to man.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
12 Sep 07
Gives me that ghostly feeling!