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October 6, 2006

Gerard Holgram debunks the collapse theories!

BYU Physics Professor Jones, Jim Fetzer, and other Scholars for Truth: Answer and pose many hard questions about NIST, 9/11 Commission and Bush Admin. lies. Jones: "...glaring weaknesses in the [US Gov't] 'final' reports...
The 'explosive demolition' hypothesis better satisfies tests." 

Sixty out of sixty academics agree a new investigation is needed...
” —Prof. Steven E. Jones

Morgan Reynolds Debunks the Demolition Debunkers. "Nobody has put forward an alternative to demolition to explain the tidy collapse of 7."

David Heller, physicist and practicing architect, discusses fundamental physical laws as they apply to the “miraculous” free fall collapses of the Twin Towers and WTC 7...“Judge for yourself. Watch WTC7 go down. It takes 6.5 seconds. Take out your stopwatch”...

Here is one clip and another on the above about building 7.

Read Webster Tarpley's chronicle"9-11 Synthetic Terrorism's" of the evidence that explosives were used.

A collapse could not have powdered all the concrete that flew our of the Towers all the way to NJ. Why was there so much powdered concrete? Read this.

Towers' Collapse Analysis

Unexplained Counter Flow

Read Energy Analysis to produce these dust clouds.

Read About Mysterious Counter-flow

Jet Fuel, Heat, Structural and other problems with Pancake or Zipper Theory

Compare Madrid Hotel Fire which was much hotter yet the steel did not weaken and collapse.

WTC built to take more energetic impact from 707 and molten metal analysis.

The NIST refused to take Challenge!

Implosion World has published a sophist article claiming explosives were not use. They have refused to enter our Challenge even though we offered to put up the money in Escrow and assemble a mutually agreed upon panel of qualified judges. Instead they insulted Mr Walter personally. Mr Walter has posted the first part of a report detailing their sophistry.

Mainstream analysis by Tim Wilkinson.

Firefighters Heard 100's of Explosions

A collapse could not have powdered all the concrete that flew our of the Towers all the way to NJ. Why was there so much powdered concrete? Read this.

Towers' Collapse Analysis

Unexplained Counter Flow

Explain how this hot motel metal could have been produced, except by thermate, before the building collapsed.

Towers Built to withstand 707

This $1,000,000 Challenge is no longer active as no one, no NIST, FEMA, or other credible engineer or scientist has dared to accept it.

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Compare the above explosion with this picture of an underground Nuclear Explosion

$1 Million Challenge Details

Aug 2007 Update
This $1 Million Challenge is no longer active as there have not been any serious entrants since its instigation.

This is void where prohibited by law: including but not limited to Colorado , Maryland , Nebraska , North Dakota, Vermont, New Jersey and Tennessee. It is void anywhere prohibited by law.

The contest page supercedes all previous ones and all previous offers are withdrawn. 3-September-2006. Only four significant changes have been made since the beginning except for clarification, (a) point 12, about molten steel. b) We equate exotic weapons as "explosives" (you do not have to prove that exotic weapons were not used. But you cannot claim the prize if you do prove that exotic weapons were used). c) The renaming of this offer as a challenge and not a contest. d) all evidence and points presented by Scholars for Truth, Professor Jones, and Morgan Reynolds must be refuted and are included in the requirements, and [newest] e) the radiation contents of the dust must be explained.

[Note: that the point of this challenge is to show that the terrorist administration of George Bush control of the NIST's contention of how the buildings fell is totally ludicrous. We continue to update this page with more facts as Professor Jones, Morgan Reynolds, Nico Haupt, Jim Fetzer, Rosalee Grable, Gerard Holgram, and others point out more and more holes in the official"bull...."] No one as of 3 September 2006 has even entered a valid entry that has all of the demanded points answered with calculations, drawings and timelines. Anyone can claim. No one has put up on their side. We have put up $20,000 under the FOIA to get all of the NIST's data. it is coming to

In response to challenges that one cannot prove a negative this paragraph has been added. There are several famous negative "proofs" that are accepted by the entire scientific community:

The Second Law of Thermodynamics.
The Heisenburg Principal

If I prove that I am at point A, that proves I am not at point B.

If one claims that there is an elephant in a room and we enter the room to find that it is empty, that proves there is not an elephant in the room.

For a more detailed debunking of, "you cannot prove a negative", See Article

This challenge has taken the form of the latter two logical statements above. When people say you cannot prove a negative, they are referring to statements like:

"This exists because there is no proof that it does not exist."

All explanations, in all parts of this contest must be supported with detailed drawings for all significant events. Particularly, explain and document with drawings and engineering the following video clips: 1) In this first video at 0:02 the puffs start below the collapse. 2) At 0:05 several floors blow out at the exact same time. 3) The explosions come in waves. 4) This 2rd video shows puffs coming out of floors far below the buckling section. 5) At 0:09 some puffs come out of single windows far below the collapse. Remember that the government claims that the elevator shafts were open chimneys so that would have been the path of least resistance to the blown out windows in the lobbies. 6) At 0:12 at the lower left corner of the building explodes ahead of the collapse. 7) This 3rd video, the collapse is not floor by floor as the left side explodes approximately 4 floors ahead of the right side at the corner, not the middle of the floor as the FEMA drawings show. 8) This north tower video the same. 9) This second North Tower video the demolition "squibs" of dust shooting out several floors below the "collapse". 10) In the this video the fireman describes how was EVERYTHING reduced to dust, everything. Not even standard controlled demolitions do that as building 7 showed. No building collapse has ever done that. Explain and document.

11) The second flash above and our screen saver show a video of pieces of the building flying UP and out over 100 meters with trails [this sentence was modified August 22, 2006] of something following them or flowing from them (at 6.1 seconds you see the best example); provide details and drawings of how this happened including the composition of the trails and how they are able to follow or flow from them. Remember that structural steel is brittle, it does not flex like Iron. Therefore there is no possibility of it flexing enough to catapult itself upward.

12) This is a new requirement added on November 11, 2005: There are several published observations of molten metal in the basements of all three buildings, WTC 1, 2 and 7.  For example,

Dr. Keith Eaton toured Ground Zero and stated in The Structural Engineer, "They showed us many fascinating slides [Eaton] continued, ranging from molten metal which was still red hot weeks after the event, to 4-inch thick steel plates sheared and bent in the disaster." (Structural Engineer, September 3, 2002, p. 6; emphasis added.)

The observation of molten metal at Ground Zero was emphasized publicly by Leslie Robertson, the structural engineer responsible for the design of the World Trade Center Towers, who reported that "As of 21 days after the attack, the fires were still burning and molten steel was still running."  (Williams, 2001, p. 3; emphasis added.)

Sarah Atlas was part of New Jersey's Task Force One Urban Search and Rescue and was one of the first on the scene at Ground Zero with her canine partner Anna.  She reported in Penn Arts and Sciences, summer 2002, "'Nobody's going to be alive.' Fires burned and molten steel flowed in the pile of ruins still settling beneath her feet." (Penn, 2002; emphasis added.)

Dr. Allison Geyh was one of a team of public health investigators from Johns Hopkins who visited the WTC site after 9-11. She reported in the Late Fall 2001 issue of Magazine of Johns Hopkins Public Health, "In some pockets now being uncovered they are finding molten steel."

Since steel melts at approximately 2,800° Fahrenheit. The maximum temperature of a flame in open air is 1800 degrees F. FEMA and NIST claim a temperature of only 90O° Fahrenheit was reached to weaken the steel. Explain how the steel melted without explosives.

13) The seismic data shows the structure of the tower was broken apart in 8 to 10 seconds, though many of the pieces of the building took longer than that the fall. Entrants must prove how the trade towers steel structure was broken apart without explosives in that time period.  Please note this says "broken apart", not collapsed. There is a sequence of photos in Eric Hufschmid's Painful Questions on pages 50 to 55 showing big steel beams falling in the air where the explosives are staying ahead of the falling beams. That shows exactly what the seismic data shows; namely, the explosives were shattering the building faster than the rubble was falling. The steel beams were falling at free fall speeds. [Added 25 Aug, 2006. If you question the time and can provide proof of a different time, then you may use that time. You still have to have detailed drawings and a time line supported by the calculations of the physics of energy and motion. It takes time and energy for a collapse to break apart the bolts, welds, concrete and steel floors, and beams]

The formula for distance and time is:



s = distance in feet
a = gravitational constant: 32 ft/sec²
t = time in seconds.

The videos and seismic records show that the time of one structure's destruction was approximately 8.4 seconds though the complete settling of the building lasted slightly longer, perhaps as long as 12 seconds, but not long enough to account for anything but explosives.

s = ½ * 32 * 8.5²
s = 1156 feet

However, WTC 1 (the north tower) had a roof height of 1,368 feet. WTC 2 (the south tower) was nearly as tall, with a roof height of 1,362 feet. Each floor was therefore approximately 12.5 feet.

It is therefore proven that the towers' structures were destroyed at very close to free fall speed, perhaps faster since there is air resistance to consider. Impossible without explosives.

14) Since it is alleged that the floors pancaked down on each other crushing each floor as it went, entrants' must prove explosives were not used with a time line with the energy needed, mass affected, time to fall and time to break all of the hundreds of thousands of bolts, rivets and welds, crush all the concrete plus thousands of computers, desks, copy machines, all the office contents, the speed of the total falling mass after each impact, and net mass falling after each observed ejection of the dust clouds of concrete powder, and the energy required to send the cloud all the way to New Jersey in a self-contained flow (this alone requires 14 tons of explosives - the 14 tons paper must be disproved as part of this contest. 15) Contestants must show exactly how the concrete was pulverized and ejected with detailed drawings).

16) Force is a factor relative to resistance. For instance, we are on the earth's surface spinning around the earth's center at 1000 miles per hour. So we each have the POTENTIAL force of our individual masses being in a wreck at 1000 mph. But since we and most of the objects on the earth are all moving at the same relative speed, there is nothing for this force to work against and we are unharmed - in effect there is no force. The same holds true for the building collapses. The potential force to crush the concrete by the falling mass is relative to the resistance it meets. If there is no resistance, there is no crushing. If there is a little resistance, then there will be a little crushing, and so on, depending on the amount of resistance. If the bolts, rivets, and welds held, then the building would not continue to collapse. If the resistance of the bolts, rivets, and welds was less than the power needed to crush concrete, then the concrete would not have been crushed until the whole mass hit the ground. Entrants must prove that the steel bolts, rivets, and welds still had the resistance to stop the falling mass long enough for the concrete and contents to be crushed. Then they must explain what made them fail after the concrete was crushed. The timing is important since it takes time to do anything, especially to crush concrete, steel desks, etc. Entrants must include the energy required, source, resistance, and timing for breaking the bolts, rivets, welds, office contents, and concrete.

17) Entrants' must prove how the floors fell straight down so that each floor was crushed uniformly and how the pulverized dust was ejected from a steel pan with a steel plate and carpet over it. The official diagrams show each floor hitting in the middle of the lower floor. If so, then the concrete in the center might have been crushed, but not at the edges. Since all the concrete was pulverized, entrants must explain this in detail. Moreover, the graphic and video at the top of this page show that the collapses in that portion were not straight down: that the lower left corner is 4 or more stories ahead of the right. This must be explained in detail and, like every other significant point, with drawings and then the mechanism that changed the fall to straight down.

To disprove explosives were used, entrants must further :

18) Provide a time and heat transfer study of attainable temperatures within the core and perimeter columns based on best available data on fuel load, air supply, efficiency of combustion and the spatial and temporal extent of the fires, which the photographs and firemen's radio transmissions show were small.

19) Describe in detail what “additional local failures” took place, consistent with temperatures attained and initial damage.

20) Explain in detail how such local failures could lead to sudden and complete failure of all core columns.

21) Account for the highly symmetrical and near-vertical character of the collapses.

22) Describe the initiating event and mode of propagation of the final collapse, consistent with the observed progression of the collapses, including the near free-fall speed and (almost) complete disappearance of the core columns.

23) [added 27 August, 2006] Explain the radioactive dust samples that indicate a micronuclear weapon was used

The first person to prove explosives were NOT used in all of the above with a full, detailed mathematical analysis covering all of the points above will receive $1,000,000. The proof will be subject to verification by a scientific panel of PHD engineers, physicists, and lawyers.

This offer is void where prohibited by law.

Jimmy Walter

This $1,000,000 Challenge is no longer active as no one, no NIST, FEMA, or other credible engineer or scientist has dared to accept it.