An American-born businessman wants to raise £1m to stage a recreation of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York.
Paul Salo, who now lives in Thailand, has started a fundraising page to raise funds for the reconstruction which he hopes will “once and for all” determine if conspiracy theories about the terror attack are true or false.
The Independent reports:
In a YouTube video, Mr Salo said he wants to purchase a Boeing 747 with a working black box, fill it with jet fuel and crash it into a derelict tower at 500mph.
Mr Salo is selling ‘front-row seats’ for $5,000 (£3,450) to the event he hopes to stage in a rural location in Thailand.
“What we’re going to do is purchase a building that’s about to be torn down in the countryside, in a safe place, we’re not going to injure anybody. And we’re taking a fully loaded airplane and we’re going to crash at five hundred miles an hour directly into the building using auto pilot to find out exactly what’s going to happen to the building,” he says in the video.
He says the project “will tell us a lot about what happened at 9/11.”
“Obviously, if there’s just a smoking hole in the building and nothing happens, you pretty much know it’s a hoax,” he says. “We’re going to see the physics at work.”
“Sure, some people might be upset, but we deserve to find out what happened,” he adds.
Following the collapse of the World Trade Centre towers in 2001, conspiracy theorists have argued the towers’ collapse looked like a controlled demolition