From 9/11 To Sandy Hook: 10 False Flag Conspiracies That Are Totally False

Published August 5, 2019
Updated July 8, 2022

The 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

Fireman World Trade Center

U.S. Navy Photo by Journalist 1st Class Preston Keres. A New York City fireman calls for 10 more rescue workers to make their way into the rubble of the World Trade Center. Sept. 15, 2001.

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, hijacked airplanes flew into the two towers of New York City’s World Trade Center, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and a field in Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 people died in a series of attacks that shook the United States to its collective core.

As news outlets began piecing together events, it came to light that the militant Islamist group al-Qaeda had commandeered the planes in a series of suicide attacks against U.S. targets. However, a 2016 survey by Chapman University revealed that more than half of Americans believe that the government is withholding facts about the attacks.

David Rostcheck is one of them; he told an internet chat room that same afternoon, “It wasn’t the airplane impacts that blew up the World Trade Center….look at the footage – those buildings were demolished. To demolish a building, you don’t need all that much explosive but it needs to be placed in the correct places… Someone had to have a lot of access to all of both towers and a lot of time to do this.”

The idea spread like wildfire.

Today, the belief that the Twin Towers fell because of expertly placed explosives is widespread. Many of the same people believe the U.S. government brought down the towers themselves in false flag attacks to validate war with the Middle East.

Wtc Topple Explained

NIST.govThe National Institute of Standards and Technology schematic that shows why the towers fell as they did. 2002.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology, a U.S. government agency, released a study in 2002 concluding that “blast events did not occur” and found “no evidence” such a theory.

Erin Kelly
An All That's Interesting writer since 2013, Erin Kelly focuses on historic places, natural wonders, environmental issues, and the world of science. Her work has also been featured in Smithsonian and she's designed several book covers in her career as a graphic artist.
John Kuroski
John Kuroski is the editorial director of All That's Interesting. He graduated from New York University with a degree in history, earning a place in the Phi Alpha Theta honor society for history students. An editor at All That's Interesting since 2015, his areas of interest include modern history and true crime.