Wikileaks is a website which divulges leaked information. Recently, they released half a million pager messages that were sent on 9/11 (back when people had pagers). As the site explains:
Text pagers are usualy carried by persons operating in an official capacity. Messages in the archive range from Pentagon, FBI, FEMA and New York Police Department exchanges, to computers reporting faults at investment banks inside the World Trade Center.
The archive is a completely objective record of the defining moment of our time. We hope that its entrance into the historical record will lead to a nuanced understanding of how this event led to death, opportunism and war.
Where did all these messages come from? Wikileaks says: "While we are obligated by to protect our sources, it is clear that the information comes from an organization which has been intercepting and archiving national US telecommunications since prior to 9/11." Hmmmmm…
In any event, it's an eerie historical look at the events of the day. The messages start at 3 a.m., hours before anything happens. Among various nonsensical pages, you find footprints of people going about their day….
9/11/2001 at 7:18:33 — Arch  C ALPHA Mornin HoneyPot, I hope Peach made it to school today. She was dressed and ready when I left. Learn lots in class today, pay attention and stay awake! Who won the game last nit
9/11/2001 at 8:04:26 — Metrocall  D ALPHA e the kids to school. I won't drive you nuts with pages today. You are always welcome to call me and I hope that you will. Never doubt my love for you or what will happen
9/11/2001 at 8:51:11 — Metrocall  C ALPHA goodmorning I love you hope you slept good Have a greatday!!me Ps I m going back to bed (your side) naked think about it XXXOOO
Shortly thereafter, it all changes:
9/11/2001 at 9:21:55 — Skytel  D ALPHA |we are being evacuated. not sure what is going to happen. love you! rgm
9/11/2001 at 9:23:38 — Arch  A ALPHA LARRY WOULD PREFER YOU NOT FLY OUT IF YOU CAN DEBOARD. WORRIED ABOUT SITUATION IN NEW YORK UNTIL SOMETHING MORE IS KNOWN
9/11/2001 at 9:31:35 — Skytel  C ALPHA HI STEVEN THIS IS YOUR MOM PLEASE CALL ME JUST WANT TO KNOW IF EVERYTHING IS ALRIGHT. <
9/11/2001 at 9:44:25 — Arch  A ALPHA From: Mcqueen, Maureen (Exchange)- Tom, Turn around and work from home today.
9/11/2001 at 9:44:33 — Skytel  C ALPHA Threatcon C in effect radio room
plus a LOT of phone numbers, and so on… and on and on and on… Brutal, interesting reading….