9/11 Conspiracy Theories

The State Department recently released a list of the top eight most prevalent conspiracy theories about the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The top theory suggests that controlled demolitions destroyed the World Trade Center’s twin towers, a theory that is refuted by the National Institute of Science and Technology in its new “Answers to Frequently Asked Questions” about the attacks. NIST says that controlled demolitions would have blown the bottom of a building out first. It also claims that demolition firms around Manhattan were operating sensitive seismographs, none of which recorded explosions from the towers.