TV Special Tonight On The “9/11 Surfer” Whos Says He Free Fell With The Towers Surfing Debris And Survived
Fox News- Pasquale Buzzelli, a structural engineer with Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, kissed his eight-month pregnant wife goodbye on the morning of September 11, 2001 and headed to work on the 64th floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center. A little while later, he said he was “surfing” debris as the tower collapsed after being hit by a plane. “We felt the building shudder, which was actually the South Tower collapsing, but we had no idea, we couldn’t see it. We started to make our way down the stairs, I got to the 22nd floor when everything started to vibrate and there was a rumbling from above,” Buzzelli told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. “I dove into the corner and curled myself into a fetal position. I felt the wall crack open, and I started to fall from the 22nd floor… The thoughts that go through your mind, I just couldn’t believe that this was how I was going to die.” As the one-hour Discovery episode entitled “The 9/11 Surfer” details, in those moments he prayed for his pregnant wife and their unborn daughter, and saw a bright flash come before him as he hit the surface. Buzzelli’s next memory was waking up surrounded by a mound of twisted steel and rubble, his feet dangling, unable to move. “I opened my eyes and I thought I was dead. I was looking at the clear sky, I thought that this was the afterlife,” he recalled. “And then I heard the voice of firemen in the distance.” “The 9/11 Surfer” includes interviews with Buzzelli’s wife Louise, the firefighters who braved the danger to rescue him, and forensic scientists and physicists who dissect the technical elements that led to his ability to make it through alive. (Several stories involving people who said they survived significant falls through the debris and came out alive emerged following the terrorist attack, many of which were later debunked.)
Its the 11th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Its always a big day for TV specials and news articles and all sorts of stories and features for people to remember and pay homage. And for anyone deeply affected by the tragedy, I say mourn this anniversary however you need to. I can’t hate on that.
Theres only 2 things I hate about these 9/11 anniversaries – the incessant facebook and social media updates about never forgetting. For every one person who’s doing that to really pay tribute, theres 500 who do it for all the wrong reasons. Plus, who the hell is ever gonna forget about 9/11? And the second thing I hate is this fuckin guy. The 9/11 surfer. Bro you are the biggest liar on the planet earth. But who’s gonna call you out, right? Its the perfect story. Nobody wants to be the guy who calls a 9/11 survivor a liar. Nobody has irrefutable proof. No way we can say for sure that you didn’t surf on top of debris and updrafts 30 stories and land safely. But theres also no way we can say for sure that Santa or the Easter Bunny doesn’t exist. This 9/11 Surfer is like the Tooth Fairy. Except the Tooth Fairy doesn’t write books and do TV specials about her exploits as a tooth bartering pixie. 9/11 Surfer is all over the place.
So yes, I will officially say I think this dude is a liar. And I don’t care about some Discovery Channel Mythbusters special that tells me its plausible. I ain’t no sucker.