ColumbiaMagazine.com
Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  
 
































 
Bombers on 9/11 - a chilling personal encounter

By Pam Capozziello

While nearing the anniversary of 9/11, I cannot help remembering where I was at that time and my own personal encounter with the terrorists themselves. This story will leave you with a lot of shivers up your spine!!

Back in 2001 I was living in West Palm Beach Florida and was working at a tourist attraction which was a drive thru zoo with loads of animals and several gift shops. I worked in the many little stores as a cashier. I would rotate stores daily and on a Sunday back in July 2001 I was at the entrance to the drive thru part of the safari working in a little camera store which sold drinks and camera supplies.



Customers come up to the window and place orders. Well I remember this one man with broken English and tanned skin came up to the window and he just outwardly started ordering drinks, one at a time, not asking politely but ordering me to give him them!

He has scary eyes that creeped me out... very arrogant attitude. With him were two other men of foreign descent speaking poor English.

Well the arrogant scary looking one noticed he was getting me agitated, he commented to his friends and said, "look she's getting mad!" Then outwardly ordered one more drink!!! You could tell he had no respect for women at all... he looked right through me.

I had a very good memory of that whole encounter and also remembered clearly they came in a white sedan.

They finally left my store and I had to report what happened to my boss and let her know something was not right with these men, especially the nasty one with scary eyes.

That same day they visited other stores at the park and fellow employees also had nasty attitude men ordering and demanding stuff...

The 9/11 terrorists were all at the park that day, they paid their entrance with a credit card. They were most likely scoping out areas for mass destruction and the park held roughly 3,000 people. The man with the scary eyes was none other than Mohammed Atta.

the ring leader... he went a few miles down the road and looked into renting crop dusters. He was also the pilot who drove the first plane into the north tower of the World Trade Center.

The terrorists had a blast in Florida... ate at their Dennys restaurants, dated a lot of American women and a good friend of mine told me Mohmmed Atta was dating a friend of hers... OMG!

After 9/11 when the news came out with all the pictures of the known terrorists, I reported them to my boss and told her they were the ones at my store!

The FBI had called the park requesting copies of the credit card receipts from them. Could not fathom that these horrible people were at my place of work and I had to serve them! After what they did, I just felt horrible and, yes, a bit guilty... had no idea then who they were, but I knew for a fact they were not normal and gave me nightmares' for months afterwards.

So that was my unfortunate meeting with the 9/11 terrorists, September 11 will always have a special memory for me.


This story was posted on 2021-09-10 23:11:09
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.



 






























 
 
Quick Links to Popular Features


Looking for a story or picture?
Try our Photo Archive or our Stories Archive for all the information that's appeared on ColumbiaMagazine.com.

 

Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017


Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to webmaster@columbiamagazine.com. All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.