A bone-chilling video of 9/11 has recently been discovered that shows a clear shot of the second plane hitting the South Tower of the World Trade Center from a previously unseen angle.
On September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four American commercial airplanes and launched a direct attack against the American people and the Western world as a whole.
According to the official report from the Department of Defense, two planes were flown into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and another into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.
The last plane, United Airlines Flight 93, was headed for Washington, D.C. but never made it.
Courageous passengers, pilots, and crew realized their fate when the hijackers tried to take over their flight so they took action and thwarted their plans.
The plane crashed into a field in Pennsylvania and never reached its intended target.
While everyone on board the plane was killed, countless lives were spared when the terror attack was stopped.
In the days long before smartphones, clear video of the attacks is limited.
However, in a startling development, a previously unseen video of the September 11 attacks has surfaced on YouTube.
The footage captured a rare angle of the second plane striking the South Tower of the World Trade Center.
It provides a clear view of the plane flying toward and hitting the building.
The video, which appears to be filmed from a boat, captures stomach-churning reactions from those who witnessed it.
The uploader of the video claims that he uploaded the video several years ago but it was “accidentally left private” for almost two decades.
The nearly nine-minute-long video was quickly made public last year but has recently gathered widespread attention.
The video was filmed by Kevin Westley, a combat veteran who served in the 2003 Iraq war as an aircraft commander, as he stood on a boat, surrounded by a crowd of stunned spectators, according to National World.
The footage initially centers on the flames engulfing the North Tower.
However, it dramatically shifts just in time to catch the second plane as it makes its direct approach into the South Tower.
“I posted this video in the 2000s but accidentally left it private until now,” said Westley in the video caption.
“I noticed the video was private and made it public.”
While the emergence of the footage is noteworthy in its own right, critics argue that the circumstances surrounding its 20-year absence from public view raise unsettling questions, according to the Gateway Pundit.
The video has quickly racked up over 7 million views and thousands of comments.
Many commenters noted that it must have been several years after the attacks that the video was first uploaded.
“YouTube was launched on February 14, 2005,” one commenter notes.
“YouTube was founded in 2005 and didn’t really take off until the end of that year,” another adds.
The timing of the upload led to suspicion among several viewers.
“That’s at least 4 years where the ‘I accidentally left it private’ explanation doesn’t hold water,” one comment reads.
“In 2001, most of us could barely watch videos on our dial-up internet, much less upload them.
“We were all glued to our analog NTSC cathode ray tube TVs watching news networks that would have paid good money for this footage.
“What’s the real story here?”
YouTube states that the publishing date of the video is February 2022, but it’s unclear if it would show the date it was uploaded or made public.
Another commenter said, “The video was posted a year ago.
“If he really posted it many years ago, all he would have to do is change the setting from private to public, and the upload date would not change.
“So his story makes no sense.”
YouTube was created by three former PayPal employees: Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim.
The website was officially launched on February 14, 2005.
YouTube quickly grew in popularity and was acquired by Google in November 2006 for $1.65 billion in stock.
Upon our investigation, Westley’s account was created back on Dec 31, 2006, according to his YouTube account.
“I posted this video in the 2000s,” Westely wrote in his caption.
If he uploaded the video in the “2000s,” it’s viable that he did so between 2006 and 2010.
Nevertheless, the video provides a vital piece of footage from that tragic and historical day that will never be forgotten.