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Sunday night I decided to take down a box of loose old photographs that were on the top shelf of my closet and try to organize them in some way.

So, here I sat on my apartment floor with years and years worth of memories lying all around me; having flashbacks.

I found several photos that I had completely forgotten about when I first moved back to Philadelphia in 2001 and had met up with my ex-boss from Florida in Manhattan for the day. She was there visiting with some family members, but wanted to do some sightseeing with me because she knew I had once lived there and was familiar with the city.

What I’m about to share with you is strange, but very real. I should start by telling you that I am extremely sensitive to energy. I have always been able to sense energy on a deep level; therefore if something is happening or is about to happen, while many people may not necessarily feel it, I do.

I moved to NYC in 1974, a year after the World Trade Center had opened. But because I’m not too terribly fond of heights, I never visited the towers during the five years I lived there. So, needless to say, I was a little apprehensive when my ex-boss suddenly suggested that we all go to the top for a glorious view of Manhattan.

Amazingly enough, once I got up there I was not as frightened as I thought I would be. In fact, when we got outside on the observation deck we both started laughing because she was the one who began freaking out about the height, and yet, I on the other hand felt surprisingly okay.

Between seeing the various exhibitions and walking outside on the deck, we were there for about 40 minutes.

Now, here is the strange part….

As we were waiting to get on an elevator to go back down, I suddenly felt myself begin to panic. I had no rational idea why I was feeling this way, but I could sense some sort of horrendous pandemonium going on around me, when in fact, everything around me at that moment was calm and peaceful.

It felt as if I was experiencing two different things simultaneously.

I could feel that everything was perfectly fine around me, but could also feel something outside of what was happening, happening.

When I closed my eyes, I could hear and see the shadows of people in chaos. It was like watching a movie on a huge planetarium screen that surrounded me.

I turned to my ex-boss and said, “Can I ask you something? Do you feel this building vibrating and shaking?”

She said, “No.”

I said, “Well, I do.”

Now I realize the Twin Towers were built to sway with the wind for flexibility, but this was not just a swaying I was feeling, it was a definite vibration and shaking.

I started to sweat profusely and felt like I was going to faint.

She looked at me and said, “Are you alright, Ron? You’re as white as a ghost.”

Because her two young nephew’s were standing close by, I didn't want to frighten them by making a big deal about how I was feeling, so I quietly said to her, “Just get me the hell out of here because I feel like I’m going to flip out.”

As soon as the elevator doors opened I ran in and started to quietly mumble, “Ok everyone…hurry, hurry, get in, hurry, let's go.” When the elevator eventually reached the lobby floor, I felt my entire body sigh with relief and couldn't get out of the elevator fast enough.

And I can remember this now as if it occurred yesterday. As we walked through the exit doors, something made me turn around and look straight up at the towers.

And when I did, I had the most unsettling feeling.

This experienced happened to me in late July of 2001.

A month and a half later, the attacks happened.

It was not until almost a year later, did I even recall having this experience.

And wondered…...


  1. Some people and that includes me as well can sense events that are going to happen, its a natural ability in some people, you feel things that may happen well into the future or at times a few seconds before that. A friend of mine used to work at the towers and that very day he didn't feel like going as for some reason he was feeling very uneasy, despite that he brushed those feelings aside and went to work, while he was there he again started feeling these negative vibrations and left the building on an impulse, 15 mins later, the tower came crashing down.... Guess that feeling is the reason he is still alive.

  2. Greetings David~


    WOW...thank you so much for sharing your comment. And I'm so happy to hear your friend followed his feelings and is still alive - whew!

    It's taken me years to learn how to listen to my feelings, trust, and follow them.

    Please stop by anytime. You're always welcomed.

    Enjoy your day.

  3. Wow...what an amazing experience! I believe in this stuff wholeheartedly. It's as though you had a sneak peek into the future, but didn't realize it.

    I, too, had an opportunity to visit the observation deck of the World Trade Center. This was in the summer of 1980, so I was pretty young, but I will never forget the dizzying height or the amazing view.

  4. Hey Mark~

    "I believe in this stuff wholeheartedly. It's as though you had a sneak peek into the future, but didn't realize it."

    Yeah, that's what I think too. I normally don't 'feel' things THAT strongly or intensely, but considering what happened on 9/11, it's no wonder.

    "I, too, had an opportunity to visit the observation deck of the World Trade Center. This was in the summer of 1980..."

    Wasn't it amazing? I cannot believe how HIGH that building was!

    Thanks for stopping by and reading this post, Mark!

    Enjoy your evening!