After reading this article my first thought was, I will never get on a plane again. It’s the story of a woman’s flight from Providence to LA in the company of quite a number of Middle-eastern men, who are carrying odd bags and acting very suspiciously.
The Middle-eastern men are obviously in cahoots. The woman is warned that there are air marshals on the plane, although they don’t seem to be taking any action. It’s a good read; disturbing, if not outright terrifying, to anyone who has to get on a plane. I have no idea how I would have reacted in that situation, other than to be scared out of my mind.
The supposition that comes through at the end is that the Middle-eastern men were doing some sort of dry run for a new kind of air terror. This new terror involves many terrorists, each carrying a part of an explosive device, so that all get through security just fine. Then, once one the plane they take turns going to the bathroom wherein each one does a bit of assembly until the bomb is complete.
I vowed to look closely at my fellow passengers before I got on a plane again, and simply walk away if anything seemed fishy.
But, upon further reflection, I got more suspicious.
The “terrorists” in this story apparently are doing very little to hide their connection. They give each other knowing nods and thumbs up signs. Apparently a number of passengers noticed and were afraid. Wouldn’t the “terrorists” still want to hide their connection? I mean, if it was so blatantly obvious that something was going on, they could just lock down the bathroom and keep them out. Nobody on a plane would sit still for this nonsense. I’d probably start a fight with one of them just to get the plane to land at the nearest airport, to hell with the consequences to myself. Perhaps these were the Keystone Terrorists.
And these supposed air marshals who sat still through the whole charade because they were not supposed to do anything unless they saw something specifically illegal. Not likely. Even if they didn’t want to confront them, they could have just ordered the bathroom locked down or the plane to land.
No sir. The whole thing smacks of urban legend. I’m going on record right now. I call BS. I guess we’ll see if I’m right. If I’m wrong and it’s all true, well, I’ll be wrong and the writer will have done the world a service by heightening our awareness. And I’ll apologize.
But if I’m right, things get interesting.
Supposed it’s a fake. The truth will certainly come out. There’s enough detailed information to verify it. When that happens, what will the response be?
The writer could claim it’s true and she is the victim of a massive cover-up, in which case we’ll be hearing about her on conspiracy web sites for the next few years.
The writer could claim she wrote it as a cautionary tale, to incite action to prevent such a thing from happening. In this case, I would also like her to verify her age, because I would then go on record claiming she was probably all of 13 years old.
The writer could just be doing it for a lark to draw attention to her site; in which case her site should be vandalized by every hacker in striking distance.
But like I said, I don’t know for sure. I found nothing on Snopes.com. Does anyone have more info on this?