|Date: 5/18/2007 2:23:00 PM ( From Author ) From Authorid: 15070 You have to actually try the last part of this-very creepy!|
|Date: 5/18/2007 2:24:00 PM From Authorid: 8905 I did the microsoft word thing before and was tripped out, but love all the number facts. Great read, thank you!|
|Date: 5/18/2007 2:27:00 PM From Authorid: 62998 Sadly the verse from the Koran "For it is written that a son of Arabia would awaken a fearsome Eagle. The wrath of the Eagle would be felt throughout the lands of Allah while some of the people trembled in despair still more rejoiced: for the wrath of the Eagle cleansed the lands of Allah and there was peace." is false, you can check snopes.com for it|
|Date: 5/18/2007 2:31:00 PM From Authorid: 8243 This is really creepy!!! I tried it and wow, either a coincidence or someone put a lot of work into it. Thanks for sharing.|
|Date: 5/18/2007 3:00:00 PM From Authorid: 64365 This was a very interesting post, Spirit Child. I also went to Word and did what you suggested, and what came out was a plane aimed for two towers, and then a skull and cross bones, and beside it was the Star of David. During my Theological studies, I took a course in Biblical Code and I was really amazed. If I can find some of my notes, and work in this area, I will share it. Thank you for sharing. HUGS|
|Date: 5/18/2007 3:20:00 PM From Authorid: 62998 I did the word wingding's thing.. wow..|
|Date: 5/18/2007 3:32:00 PM From Authorid: 50652 dont know what to say|
|Date: 5/18/2007 3:32:00 PM From Authorid: 50652 WOW!... thats just ahh......wow!!|
|Date: 5/18/2007 4:41:00 PM From Authorid: 15157 Cathy so incredible!|
|Date: 5/18/2007 6:10:00 PM From Authorid: 62099 where did you find this? this is crazy stuff, wow.|
|Date: 5/18/2007 6:16:00 PM From Authorid: 62095 ^^^^ This is supposed to be from me, I was accidently signed in as my husband, sorry. ^^^^^^|
|Date: 5/18/2007 6:22:00 PM From Authorid: 30051 That is just something else..|
|Date: 5/18/2007 7:02:00 PM ( From Author ) From Authorid: 15070 Really weird, isn't it? Rick got it as an email and shared it with me. The number eleven part is cool enough, but that last part is just creepy.|
|Date: 5/18/2007 7:04:00 PM ( From Author ) From Authorid: 15070 DR-you are correct. It would have been a simple matter to pull a copy of the Koran off of the shelf & check, but I didn't. The rest of this information is accurate, I believe.|
|Date: 5/18/2007 7:07:00 PM From Authorid: 63026 Did you see the $20 bill trick, Look up $20 bill, 9-11, and you'll see what I mean.|
|Date: 5/18/2007 7:09:00 PM ( From Author ) From Authorid: 15070 PsyGuy-I have done the $20.00 (bill) orgami & that is really a neat trick.|
|Date: 5/18/2007 7:12:00 PM ( From Author ) From Authorid: 15070 Author Only :: not entirely, no. Obviously, it was something I thought about, but it was funny that Rick checked his messages today, and this was in there.|
|Date: 5/18/2007 7:22:00 PM From Authorid: 63026 The madrid bombs claimed 191 lifes...there's another 11.|
|Date: 5/18/2007 7:24:00 PM From Authorid: 63241 WOW! This is incredible!|
|Date: 5/18/2007 8:35:00 PM From Authorid: 63192 Well, I admit that is creepy especially the whole font thing but that verse is never stated in the Qu'ran that's a myth.|
|Date: 5/18/2007 8:55:00 PM From Authorid: 63644 wow, very interesting! But, just to let you know, verse 9.11 is not: "For it is written that a son of Arabia would awaken a fearsome Eagle. The wrath of the Eagle would be felt throughout the lands of Allah while some of the people trembled in despair still more rejoiced: for the wrath of the Eagle cleansed the lands of Allah and there was peace." You can look it up. The rest is pretty cool though!|
|Date: 5/18/2007 8:56:00 PM ( From Author ) From Authorid: 15070 You are correct, Pink Shortie.|
|Date: 5/18/2007 8:59:00 PM ( From Author ) From Authorid: 15070 thank you Aqua-Angel, I added a disclaimer.|
|Date: 5/18/2007 9:00:00 PM ( From Author ) From Authorid: 15070 (I have to admit, the last part is pretty creepy. It really shows a plane going into the two towers.)|
|Date: 5/18/2007 9:06:00 PM From Authorid: 61901 I knew that!|
Date: 5/18/2007 9:28:00 PM
From Authorid: 62099
this absurd email forward combines three earlier hoaxes that have been circulating in one form or another for several years.|
The message first draws attention to the high number of "elevens" that can be derived from names or elements pertaining to the September 2001 attacks on the United States. It then discusses a verse supposedly taken from the Quran that seems to predict The US involvement in Iraq. Finally, it claims that the flight number of one of the 9/11 planes shows a pictorial representation of the attack on the Twin Towers when converted to the "Wingdings" font in Microsoft Word. As discussed below, all three of these claims are unfounded.
The continued recurrence of the number eleven in relation to 9/11 may seem to have some weird relevance at first glance. However, it is easy to manipulate the details of an event so that an apparent numerical pattern emerges. There are many other 9/11 elements that have no relation to the number 11. For example, "World Trade Center", "Twin Towers", "Osama Bin Laden", "American Airlines," "United Airlines" and a great many other 9/11 related items do not add up to the number eleven. In fact, hundreds of items could be legitimately included on such a list, the majority of which have no "eleven" connection. In other words, the person who created this "elevens" list carefully chose only those 9/11 related items that fit the pattern and discarded all others.
Furthermore, the hoaxster is apparently quite willing to bend the truth to fit the story. Flight 77 was carrying 64 people not 65 as claimed in the email. The message also claims that Flight 77 hit the Twin Towers. However, Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon, not the World Trade Center.
In addition, the email states that the "total number of victims inside all the hi-jacked planes was 254". However, this is untrue. Various reliable sources concur that the total number of people on the hijacked planes was 265 (see Data Table below). If you subtract the 19 hijackers, the total number of victims on the planes (passengers and crew) was 246 not 254. Neither 265 nor 246 add up to eleven.
Thus, claims of some supernatural association between the terrorist attacks and the number 11 are blatantly contrived and highly misleading.
The second part of the message claims that Chapter 9 Verse 11 (9.11) of the Islamic holy book the Quran contains a startling prophecy presumably related to the US invasion of Iraq. However, research indicates that the quoted verse does not appear in the Quran at all. Chapter 9 Verse 11 of the Quran is concerned with repentance and charity. Abdullah Yusuf Ali's translation Of The Holy Qur'an, records Verse 11 as:
But (even so), if they repent, establish regular prayers, and practise regular charity,- they are your brethren in Faith: (thus) do We explain the Signs in detail, for those who understand.
Other translations may differ slightly in wording but carry essentially the same message. None make mention of the "wrath of the Eagle" or any other elements contained in the "verse" quoted in the message.
The Quran "verse" has also circulated as a separate message with the following description:
This is something to think about! Since America is typically represented by an eagle. Saddam should have read up on his Muslim passages...
The final part of this hoax email claims that changing "Q33 NY" to the Wingdings symbol font in Microsoft Word will reveal a hidden message directly related to the 9/11 attack on the twin towers. Q33 NY rendered in Wingdings is:
Certainly, this combination of symbols is likely to make even the most cynical readers do a double take when they first observe it. However, a minimal amount of research reveals that the Wingdings claim is based on an outrageous lie and therefore has no validity what so ever. None of the planes involved in the 9/11 attacks had the flight number "Q33 NY". The flight numbers of the planes that crashed into the Twin Towers were in fact "11" and "175". Clearly, someone has simply made up this supposed flight number in an attempt to make the spurious claim seem valid. In an absurd twist, the current version of the hoax actually contradicts itself. One part of the message states, "The first plane crashing against the Twin Towers was flight number 11." Later in the same message it states "Type in capitals Q33 NY. This is the flight number of the first plane to hit one of the Twin Towers."
Some have claimed that "Q33 NY" was actually the tail or registration number of one of the planes. However, this is also untrue. The actual tail number of Flight 11 was "N334AA". Nor did any of the other hijacked aircraft have the registration number "Q33 NY" (see Data Table below). Searches of the Federal Aviation Administration website afforded no results for "Q33 NY". In fact, most civil aircraft registrations in the United States start with the letter "N" and nationality and registration markings are commonly referred to as "N-Numbers".
Flight and tail numbers aside, the Star of David in the Wingdings "message" has little relevance to 9/11 since the attacks were not perpetrated by or directed at those of Jewish faith. This hoax actually builds on a foolish conspiracy theory involving Wingdings that goes back as far as 1992. Typing "NYC" ("New York City" in Wingdings reveals a skull and crossbones symbol, the Star of David, and a thumbs up symbol. This has been interpreted by some conspiracy-theorists as a deliberate anti-Semitic message. Microsoft has denied that this arrangement of symbols is anything more than an unfortunate coincidence.
In short, this email message is a load of baloney and it should not be forwarded. Hoaxes that perpetrate falsehoods about real terrorist attacks are especially heinous. One wonders at the mentality, and motives, of the imbeciles who create hoaxes of this nature. This hoax message dishonours the memory of those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks
Date: 5/18/2007 9:29:00 PM
From Authorid: 62099
sorry, didnt realize that would be so long...here is the link to the site that kills this hoax|
|Date: 5/18/2007 11:35:00 PM From Authorid: 63241 This is another reason why I enjoy reading posts on USM; if there's a hoax or scam out there, somebody in this site will reveal it as such with the website to prove it. Thumbs up, Mike!|
|Date: 5/19/2007 4:40:00 AM From Authorid: 62118 Spirit Child has 11 letters too, you're in on it.|
|Date: 5/19/2007 8:19:00 AM From Authorid: 64160 No mater how it comes out..its ALL very interesting to say the least! Spirit Child you have a legatimate point here!!|
|Date: 5/19/2007 9:21:00 AM ( From Author ) From Authorid: 15070 You notice that, did you Rod Tod?|
|Date: 5/22/2007 9:05:00 AM From Authorid: 64160 Mayby the number 13, should be 11??|
|Date: 6/27/2007 12:57:00 AM From Authorid: 30647 Ok, I didn't get the wingdings...towers part at first. I was like...um, papers? But wow that is scary|
|Date: 6/28/2007 10:41:00 PM From Authorid: 55533 Sorry to burst everybody's bubble, but most of the 11's thing is a hoax: http://www.hoax-slayer.com/wingdings-911.html|
|Date: 6/28/2007 10:42:00 PM From Authorid: 55533 Oh Wood Elf beat me to it.|
|Date: 7/11/2007 5:46:00 AM From Authorid: 4309 w i c k e d w i l e y = 11|
|Date: 8/2/2007 2:30:00 AM From Authorid: 56369 Wow..|
|Date: 8/4/2007 6:18:00 PM From Authorid: 63400 Very interesting! Remember 11, 22 21 12.|
|Date: 8/4/2007 6:38:00 PM From Authorid: 63400 We can be ourselves or we can be the other and it is in this that wars are fought and that is the fact! Should we decide for others or just for ourselves. are we responsible to others or just to ourselves.God only knows man often will think he does too!|
|Date: 8/4/2007 9:23:00 PM From Authorid: 63400 what do they say about the number 22|
|Date: 6/24/2008 6:17:00 PM From Authorid: 64514 wow, that is weird (the micrsoft thing)|
|Date: 3/3/2013 10:23:00 PM From Authorid: 66639 WOW that was creepy.|
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