Former WHITE LION frontman Mike Tramp doesn't believe plane crashes and resulting fires caused the collapse of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and he claims that no plane hit the Pentagon at all that day.
Tramp revealed his Twin Towers conspiracy theory during his solo acoustic show in London, England on November 21 and later elaborated on his comments in an e-mail to Steve Mascord of Hot Metal.
"I used to pass the World Trade Center on my way to rehearsal and look up at it," the 51-year-old told fans at the Star Of Kings in Kings Cross before playing WHITE LION's 1987 hit "When The Children Cry".
"Years later, after I moved to Australia, the phone started ringing in the middle of the night. I thought, 'Who the hell is that? I'm not answering.'
"The next morning, I turned on the television and, of course, it was all there.
"What happened on 9/11, I think, will not be surpassed in my lifetime.
"I have 250 books on the subject and every DVD ever released and I firmly believe those two planes did not bring down the Twin Towers."
When Mascord e-mailed Tramp after the show and asked the singer what, in his opinion, brought down the World Trade Center, Mike responded, "That can't be answered in a short e-mail as I head to bed. But I can put it this way: it wasn't the two planes, and there are hundreds of organizations of scientist, architects, and pilots for the truth of 9/11 that say it can't be done.
"Another thing is very few people knows that at 5 p.m. in the evening, 10 hours after the two towers came down. A third building (World Trade Center 7) a 47-story building came down in nine seconds in free fall, and no plane ever hit that.
"Only when you start reading the books and get the facts can you form your own opinion; I can't do that for you.
"Maybe just start with the documentary 'Loose Change' director's cut; it's on YouTube like so many others. It's a good start.
"Also, no plane hit the Pentagon."
An in-depth investigation of the conspiracy theories surrounding the attacks of 9/11 was published in the March 2005 issue of Popular Mechanics. That cover story was expanded and published in August 2006 as a book titled "Debunking 9/11 Myths". The fully revised and updated 2011 edition of the book is now on sale. Portions of the investigation can be found online at this location.