Phoney 9/11 Chains!

As far as hoaxers are concerned, nothing is sacred and no subject is off limits for exploitation. This means there are bogus virals about 9-11, too.

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Relax. Nobody ever predicted 9/11 etc by folding paper money. The only thing at work here is a prankster and the power of suggestion.

As for the chain letter that makes a lot of conjecture, throws in a few false tidbits, all to make a big deal out of The supposedly weird coincidences with the number 11

Whoever wrote this chain obviously had way too much time on their hands.

Along with trying to stretch all the figures out to = 11, they got some stats wrong as well.

Two stats that are flat out wrong are the Iran and Iraq telephone codes, and the stat that said there were 65 passengers was also wrong, It was 64.

It's like that Kennedy/Lincoln conspiracy theory meme where the originator tries to make everybody feel creeped out over a bunch of stats that didn't actually happen the way the meme claimed.

9+1+1? Really? if you added that differently and did 9+11, you'd come out with 20. And that's how it should've been added if the chain stuck to their own formula. They were really reaching.

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Now, on to Daisy, the super wonder 9/11 guide and rescue dog.

Lassie-I Mean, Daisy, the super fictitious Wonder Rescue Guide Dog of 9-11

Daisy is described basically as a human in a fur coat with super altruistic characteristics, who singlehandedly and of her own free will, rescues hundreds of people from the collapsing building, from the first to the 112th, in a 110-story building, and this is way too far fetched, even for the hokiest Lassie movie.

🤥Meme: What an amazing story.

🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: There's nothing amazing about this bogus tale.


🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: *Rolling eyes*

🤥Meme: This is a true story which happened on 9-11-01.

🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: This is not spam!" "This is not a chain letter!" "This is no joke!" "This is a true story."

Lies lies lies.

You can be sure that whenever a meme makes any of those claims, the truth is the exact opposite.

Case in point, Daisy, is not a true story, not at all, not even a little bit.

🤥Meme: James Crane worked on the 101st floor of Tower 1 of the World Trade Center. He is blind so he has a golden retriever named Daisy.

🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: No such named person&dog combo. Even if there was a James Crane working at that very location, the odds are good he would not have been blind, but if he was, he was not in possession of Daisy the wonder dog. She is purely fiction.

🤥Meme: After the plane hit 20 stories below, James knew that he was doomed,

🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: Anybody would think so in that situation, no need to detail every understandably terrified thought going on in the head of this fictional dog owner.

🤥Meme: so he let Daisy go, out of an act of love.

🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: No, he didn't, since Daisy didn't exist.

🤥Meme: She darted away into the darkened hallway.

🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: I'm not going to keep repeating "No, she didn't because she didn't exist" over again, but will go right to work on other problems with this story.

First, I don't know what any guide dog would do in this situation. It is likely some might stick by their owners instead of seeming to abandon them. Some might make a run for it like the fictitious Daisy, but whatever.

🤥Meme: Choking on the fumes of the jet fuel and the smoke James was just waiting to die.

🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: Again, no need for this horrid description. It's obvious that if you're stuck in that circumstance you are going to choke and you are going to feel like you are dying… Really, who wants to get this thing from friends or even strangers on the net, especially when it isn't even true, but only passed off as true? this is a big attempted heart-yank, nothing more.

🤥Meme: About 30 minutes later, Daisy came back along with James' Boss, who Daisy just happened to pick up on floor 112.

🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: There was no floor 112. The building had only 110 floors.

So not only do we get a nonexistent blind dog owner and guide dog, but a nonexistent boss and couple floors as well…

If you're going to write anything about 9-11 accounts, stick to reality! *Scowl*

🤥Meme: On her first run of the building, she lead James, James' boss, and about 300 more people out of the doomed building.

🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: Lies.

🤥Meme: But she wasn't through yet, she knew there were others who were trapped.

🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: Rot. That would be a job for search and rescue, and their dogs, not a guide dog, which, besides being nonexistent in this case, doesn't have a bigger heart than all other dogs or many people for that matter. This story is fake and exaggerated way off the map!

🤥Meme: So, highly against James' wishes she ran back in the building.

🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: Balderdash! You make it sound as if she and James had this big argument and she was so head-strong and so unbelievably altruistic that she completely defied her owners orders in a stunning display of self-awareness and human understanding. She is supposed to be a dog, remember? A dang dog! Not a human being! As a dog, she might or might not always obey her owner, but she doesn't have any concept of wishes and wouldn't know she was actually choosing to go against her owner's wishes, much less for a greater good!

🤥Meme: On her second run, she saved 392 lives.

🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: Utter bollox.

🤥Meme: Again she went back in.

🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: No actually, she didn't, she was never there to begin with. How many times are you going to write about this dog going in and out and in and out?

🤥Meme: During this run, the building collapsed.

🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: Wrong. The collapse happened, but none of Daisy's runs did.

🤥Meme: James heard about this and fell to his knees into tears.

🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: Yeah right. I would've thought he would've been in tears and on his knees long before this…

🤥Meme: Against all known odds,

🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: Yeah, what are the odds that Bloody Mary would kill you in your sleep?

🤥Meme: Daisy made it out alive,

🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: Bull. The odds still say she never existed, and the odds are right.

🤥Meme: but this time she was carried by a firefighter.

🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: There were obviously fire fighters there, but they were all trying to help real people, not imaginary dogs.

🤥Meme: "She led us right to the people before she got injured" the fireman explained.

🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: Ah yes, every dog story must absolutely have something happening to the dog, preferably so that it gets hurt or dies, or its owner dies so that it's sad, to make the readers well up and brim over with tears too.

Well, not this time, pal, not with me.

🤥Meme: Her final run saved another 273 lives.

🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: Bullcrapola. Hundreds and thousands of people never got saved by a nonexistent dog with bionic powers and a big big big big altruistic heroic heart.

🤥Meme: She suffered acute smoke inhalation, severe burns on all four paws, and a broken leg,

🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: Rubbish. But even if you were describing a real account, why mention "all four paws" when it is so obvious that in that situation it would've been very unlikely she'd get burns on only one or two or three of them?

🤥Meme: but she saved 967 lives.

🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: No matter how many times you go on saying "She saved" "she saved" it won't make your tall doggy tale any truer. 967 lives were never saved by a fictional dog.

🤥Meme: The Next week, Mayor Guilaini rewarded Daisy with the Canine Medal of Honor of New York.

🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: Maybe Mayor Guilaini of some fictitious town did, but New York's mayor Rudy Giuliani did not.

🤥Meme: Daisy was the first civilian Canine to win such an honor.

🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: Oh sure, in the land of Badfic Make-believe…

🤥Meme: copied from NEW YORK TIMES 9-19-01.

🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: Hogwash! There was no such article in the NY Times.

🤥Meme: I hope you enjoyed this story.?

🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: Consider your hope dashed. I hated it.

🤥Meme: I thought it was terrific.

🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: of course you would be in love with your own writing, people who originate chain letters are bound to be. In my opinion, it stinks.

A guide dog might be able to help her owner out of the wreckage if both were desperate enough and in good enough condition to manage. But the guide dog wouldn't be doing this all on her own, and certainly wouldn't have the human wherewithall to go back into the building, consciously deciding to try and save as many people as she could. Even search and rescue dogs act on their owners commands and signals, not out of a human desire to save every life on the planet or in a collapsing building. They are smart, cute, friendly and trainable. But they are dogs, not people, and they do not have human psyches.

There were rescue dogs that were used to help people out of the wreckage, and a guide dog helping its owner out.

But Daisy, the fictional super-dooper wonder-dog was not one of them.

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The Jake and Robert Matthews Story

🤥Meme: A man from Norfolk , VA called a local radio station to share this on Sept 11th, 2003, TWO YEARS AFTER THE TRAGEDIES OF 9/11/2001. His name was Robert Matthews. These are his words:

🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: Oh, right, the Jake/Robert Matthews fictional 911 tale, related by this Robert Matthews. Jake Matthews is his non-Christian fireman father who miraculously becomes a Christian right at the very end. We never find out what his wife's name is, or the names of their visitors.

Let's see if I can summarize this without confusion and as painlessly as possible.

To begin with, and most importantly, there are no such people and this story is FICTION!

robert Matthews and his preggers wife go to an airport, but they get a flat and miss her flight, which turns out to be one of the 911 flights, but of course!

Rob's father Jake, (non-Christian) calls out of concern because he hears the flight crashed. Jake goes out to do a rescue, he is from the NY Fire Department after all - in this piece of fiction. There really was no Jake Matthews working in the NYFD at that time in reality.

Rob is mad at God when Jake dies under a collapsed building. Rob is very very mad at God - for everything, for two whole years!


Two years later, which is only (two months ago according to this chain story) a couple and their child show up at Robert's house, trying to reconnect with their rescuer's family. And the big reveal is the child's name is Jake.

What took so long?

to try cutting down on the confusion a bit, there were two preggo women at the same time in this story, one was Robert's wife who missed her 911 flight. The other was the woman who survived the 911 collapsed building in which Jake had met her as he died. BUT: this pregnant woman had talked to Jake in his dying moments and brought him to Christ.

And when she related this to Rob during her visit to his home, he finally stopped being mad at God, and started looking forward to having a great big reunion in Heaven with everybody…

and the little bitty baby was named Jake after the deceased rescuer.

Gah! Not true, people, not true!

🤥Meme: …This story should help us to realize this: God is always in control.

🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: Don't you dare use a fictitious 911 story in a bogus chain letter to tell anyone God is in control! Just because God is in control doesn't mean people are or are not, and it doesn't mean God actually controls absolutely everything! You can be in control of an establishment, a discussion web site, anything that puts you in a position of administration, and you can have an absolute control over things where people can't do a thing on their own. You can also be in control of something where other people are in control of their own actions and whatever they do has nothing to do with and is no reflection on you. God lets people choose what they do with their lives, and the devil has a hand in why things like 911 the holocaust, child abuse, rape, murder, spouse abuse, elder abuse, the abuse of the disabled etc. happen at all. Why God doesn't just intervene and stop ALL of that immediately, I don't get and won't try to pretend to get. But it isn't his fault some people choose to be evil, it's their own. They are the ones in control when they victimize others. Okay, not on a run-the-whole-universe scale, but what I'm saying here is that control is relative, and this chain story sucks at trying to say God is in control. The terrorists had a hell of a slice of control on 911.

🤥Meme: We may not see the reason behind things,

🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: Such as 911 and stupid chain letters, well, some things actually don't have a reason, at least, not a good one. Some things doesn't have so much as a good EXCUSE!

🤥Meme: and we may never know this side of heaven,

🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: Um doesn't "this side of Heaven" usually mean hear on earth? Like, living here, before we die and go to Heaven. We may never know what it's like to live on Earth? well, then we wouldn't exist, or if we did, we'd be in some state of unawareness due to some medical condition.

🤥Meme: but God is ALWAYS in control.

🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: Oh? God was in control when somebody made up stories about 911 and claimed they were true? No… God gives people the means to be in control of themselves. So God is not spreading hoaxes and controlling terrorists to make them kill thousands of people. For that matter, even the decision whether or not to be a Christian in the first place is within the individual's control. Yes God may try through some measure to get your attention but then again he is not the only one in control and whatever you decide is your choice. And it is often said, at least in my family, that even people who didn't give a flying hot dart for God all through their life, are suddenly faced with some life-endangering, earth-shattering situation, THEN, all of a sudden, God is important to them…

🤥Meme: Please take time to share this amazing story.

🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: It is not amazing, because it is not true! It is detestable because it is a big lie about a terrible event and it does nothing but mock Christianity and make Christians who pass it on look like liars and dupes.

🤥Meme: You may never know the impact it may have on someone..

🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: Which, besides the fact it is a load of emotionally manipulating hogwash, is why you shouldn't share it. You never know the impact it may have, and I have seen at least one site where this story seriously offended the reader, with good reason.

🤥Meme: God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.

🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: Qualified for what? Called for what? Let's fix this a bit, because this chain letter half-wittery just doesn't work. God calls whoever he calls, and anyone qualifies. It's a matter of whether or not it's really God doing the "calling" or just some misguided idea somebody has about God, and what the calling actually is, who the people are in question, what sorts of decisions they make, you're getting this, right? But I'm pretty sure God didn't call you to perpetuate a 911 story hoax in his name.

🤥Meme: Give thanks to the Lord for He is good. His love endures Forever. Psalm 136:1

🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: Argh! Don't toss scripture around in hoax memes! The scripture is right, but has nothing to do with this chain letter, which does nothing but trivialize and make a mockery of it! Just because you insert a random scripture into a hoax meme doesn't make the hoax true. But it sure as heck pokes fun of the words in the Bible, associating them in the minds of some people, with meme lies.

🤥Meme: May God bless you, and your family,

🧝‍♀️Ocean Elf: Well, this chain forward is not how that'll get done.

Blech! Any chain letter that lies about and trivializes human tragedies such as 9-11 or Haiti, gets a huge Thumbs down!

With so much dwelling on 9-11 already, we really don't need bogus stories trying to put our lives on hold to take us back there again and again.

Over and out.