Thursday, November 24, 2005

Interview with Scott Forbes

Scott Forbes, who worked in the South Tower of the world trade center, witnessed a power-down of the tower in the weekend before 9/11.

I spoke with Scott Forbes by telephone for around a half hour in late 2004. I also arranged a video interview. However, due to delays by a third person in releasing that video, Scott and I agreed to post a written interview now to fill in some of the details of Scott's experience.


GW: In 2001, you were working as an information technology specialist for Fiduciary Trust. Were you the main IT person for Fiduciary Trust, or were you an assistant IT person?

SF: I worked within an IT department of around 100 as a senior DBA [database administrator] and team leader.

GW: Fiduciary Trust had floors 90 and 94-97 of the South Tower at that time. Did you work on a specific floor, or did your duties normally keep you roaming on several floors?

SF: I and my technology colleagues worked on the 97th floor ... in the course of the day we would have meetings or give support on other floors but most our time would have been spent on the 97th floor.


GW: You've previously stated that on the weekend of September 8 and 9, 2001, there was a "power down" condition in world trade center Tower 2, the South Tower, and that this power down condition meant there was no electrical supply for approximately 36 hours from floor 50 up. Do you know what time the power-down started?

SF: All systems were shutdown on Saturday morning and the power down condition was in effect from approximately 12 noon on Saturday September 8, 2001.

GW: When did it end?

SF: Approximately 2PM on Sunday 9/9.

GW: How do you know that there was no electricity from floor 50 up, if Fiduciary Trust was on much higher floors -- starting at the 90th floor?

SF: I can't absolutely verify that there was no power on lower floors ... all I can validate is that we were informed of the power down condition, that we had to take down all systems and then the following day had to bring back up all systems ...

GW: You've previously stated that you were aware of the power down since you worked in the IT department and had to work with many others that weekend to ensure that all systems were cleanly shutdown beforehand ... and then brought back up afterwards. How many other Fiduciary Trust folks were you working with? Can any of them verify your story?

SF: Many, many people worked on the power down, both from the IT department and from the business, revalidating systems when they were available again. Other people can validate my information. Some people do not remember the circumstances, some people will not revisit that time ... but others acknowledge the power down freely and can validate my information.

GW: You said the reason given by the World Trade Center or Port Authority for the power down was that cabling in the tower was being upgraded. Do you know what parts of the building or how extensive the area would have been for upgrading cabling? In other words, would the area being worked on have been near the outer walls of the tower? Near the core? In the middle?

SF: I have no knowledge about this and can't comment ...

GW: You also stated that, without power, there were no security cameras. How do you know that? Could there have been backup generators which powered the security cameras?

SF: Within my company security cameras were monitored and videos retained for reference. They were powered from the usual power supplies so they would ave been out of action like all other electrical appliances.

GW: You also stated that, without power, there were security locks on doors. Are you just referring to outside doors, or also office doors? Were the locks electrical or key? If electrical, were they battery-operated?

SF: I was referring to the secure doors accessing my companies floors (and other companies). I do not believe there were any battery operated doors.

GW: You also stated there were many, many 'engineers' coming in and out of the tower. Did you see any of these folks yourself?

SF: Yes. By “engineers” I mean there were workmen on site, in overalls.

GW: Did these folks look "middle eastern"?

SF: No, not particularly, I mean I don't recall registering that the
guys were of one racial group or another.

GW: Did you recognize any of them from previous "work" in the tower?

SF: No.


GW: You were home on the shore of Jersey City on the morning of 9/11, and -- according to what you have said previously -- you were "convinced immediately that something was happening related to the weekend work". Why did you think that?

SF: When the South Tower collapsed, like a pillar of sand, it seemed unreal and inconceivable and I immediately thought something weird was going on. I became more suspicious several months later when the power down condition was never acknowledged and in some instances was denied by authorities.


GW: Finally, you've stated that you gave your information to the 9/11 Commission, but it took no interest. How did you get the info to the Commission (phone, email, letter?)

SF: I contacted the commission through their website and by mail. But I was never acknowledged nor contacted.

GW: Did the Commission ever follow up with you?

SF: No

GW: Anything else you wish to tell us?

SF: I have another piece of interesting information ... after 9/11 my company, along with others, was in disaster recovery mode at a location in New Jersey. At that site were literally hundreds and hundreds of eye witnesses to the events of 9/11. As a British National I was contacted by Scotland Yard in London to interview me on the events ... but I've often wondered why us authorities, like the New York police or FBI, did not interview all those witnesses available altogether in New Jersey. It seems like incompetence to me at best ... negligence at worst.

Postscript: Scott did not wish to speak with me concerning reports of explosions above the impact zone in the tower, perhaps because of privacy concerns for the family members of those who died in the tower. Scott told me that he was recently interviewed for a Dutch TV Documentary. So stay tuned: 2 videos of Scott should be coming out soon. .


Blogger spooked said...

Cool interview. Thanks.

I was never sure what to make of this guy's story. But he seems real enough, and assuming it's true, it's blockbuster information.

11:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a kind of information is what all illuminati stuff afraid of their ass off. They don't want to loose their game but their end is so near by now.

Illuminati is guilty of this all madness what happend here in the wolrd everyday. Example all car boms in Iraq are sponsored by illuminati. The cars are American, boms are American and those cars are fly to Iraq from U.S.A. And these illuminati bastairds want's to us believe that it's al-quaida. But it isn't... Otherwise they eliminate a lot of public persons who speak too much. CIA is a big brother them self.

3:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is so sad that the american public is still being spoonfed the crap that the officials want them to see...

The truth is that obviously these so called "Engineers" planted the explosives in both towers to bring them down on cue on 9/11...

As all knowledgable people know... Never in the history of Mankind has a plane ever brought down a major office tower, especially those constructed as well as the twin towers were....

America, wake up... Before it is too late, and Bushie and his evil cabal take over completely, and make us slaves...

If the cost of freedom becomes the need for radical uprising.. Then so be it.. Better to be die free, than to live as slaves..

9:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems to me that there are a growing number of people who worked in or near the towers whom are coming out, and speaking louder lately. (The janitor whom was burned by basement explosives, for instance) If that is of their own accord, or if the world is simply more ready for it now I'm unsure.
Begging and hoping against hope and protesting are not the way to bring about a second independant 9/11 commmission.
*The 9/11 truth movement IS the second, indepentant 9/11 commission.*
It is up to us - all of us, to bring to gether all of the witnesses and put to evidence - the true, factual, testimonal evidence - and put it before our own jury. There is no social structure that will accept us. We must be funded, staffed, and executed from the grassroots if we ever hope to succed. May the truth set us all free.
Life is something that happens while you're waiting for something to happen.

9:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've always suspected the official line given by the authorities and it seems now that indeed the truth is coming out I like most people hope that the truth does surface even if it takes a hundred years. This is proving to be the single most important catalyst of in the history of the world. It should finally show the world the extent to which America is willing to go to superimpose their imperialistic ambitions, regardless of the enormous human cost.

1:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I saw 9/11 unfold,I knew something was not right. First, When the towers fell as they did, it looked too much like "demolishion style". Then they showed Bush (the bastard) being told of the attacks while reading about goats at a school. He just stayed there for 15 min. more!
News then mentioned the wallet of one of the "terrorists" was found UNSCATHED in the WTC rubble!Suuurre... from where the explosion was,..wallet not damaged? Seems to me it was planted there. Then they said they found a rented van parked right in front of the Boston Airport with a flight manual and a Coran inside. HOW CONVENIENCE!! Or seeing Bush talking to people in front of the Pentagon a few days after the disaster, he looked and sounded as if he didn't care,anyways, his emotions were clearly not aligned with the way a REAL president would be after his country gets attacked. And the list goes on and on... Listen, I'm no rocket scientist, I'm just an ordinary person. And I saw those things happen. Forbes only talks about what I, and countless others also have seen. When will America wake up?? The media is still a government propaganda tool. People have to band together and take back the U.S. before it's too late!!

1:43 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

This article is another one I've downloaded to add to my 2ft+ pile of 9/11 evidence that I began on 9/11/2001. Its actually old news and if I dig into my pile I'm sure I can find another article about the power down at WTC the weekend before the "terrorist" attack. In fact I also have an article that mentions that the bomb sniffing dogs that patrolled the WTC because of terrorist warnings the Summer of 2001 were removed from the building the Thursday before 9/11 when the alert status was downgraded. I think someday, I'll go through my pile of internet and write me a bestseller of all the interesting 9/11 trivia I've been able to save before its swept under the carpet of posterity.

2:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Conceded that the takedown of the buildings was a controlled demolition. I have had a private snicker at anyone who believes that the so-called Arabs who hijacked the planes were in control as they crashed into the towers. They couldn't even pass Cesna school and suddenly they became Top Guns.

2:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait a minute, where I live in Cali, there were some guys from the "power company" telling residents that electricity would be off for a couple of hours. Then, guys in coveralls went and did some work! OH MY GOD!!! MEXICO IS GONNA BLOW UP MY STREET!!!!!!!!

Y'all need to think clearly for a second or 2. Has the power ever been shut off in your area? Probably. Has there ever been an accident, car wreck, rape, murder, robbery, or jay walking at the same time or within 2 days of it? Probably yes. Has a fully fueled jetliner ever crashed into a high rise at alomost 500 mph while people are on the phone giving a play by play? Not until 9/11. The incredibly high temps from burning jet fuel and building material will cause steel to soften and fail. I watched all the same footage as you have, and there were no secondary explosions that I saw. As far as the janitor in the basement, hmm, wouldn't hundreds of gallons of burning jet fuel pouring down elevator shafts, maybe all the way to the basement, suddenly seem like a bomb went off. You can see what you want, but you still have to admit the truth. The kamikaze pilots of WW2 could fly well enough to hit a moving ship in the Pacific, so I'm sure a couple of rag terrorists could learn how to hit a stationary building.

8:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you provide more background information validating this story ?

The reason I ask this is this article on the story of Scott Forbes :

The South Tower Was Powered Down Before the Attack

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

/forbes.html at the end, not /for

4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To get at the truth (or some of it) be persistant, keep pulling on every string and don't be put off by the knots.

The story is a small nugget among millions... Ask where Fiduciary Trust's CEO was that day. Here's where:

Bush joined them later that day...

More 9-11 related info can be found here:


Set aside an hour a day minimum to research this information then decide for yourself. My family is multi-generational military, Texas based. We know who works for who, who makes what, who makes war & who fights it. It's a secred out in the open.

As General Smedley D. Butler said "War is A Racket"... (Ike repeated similar sentiments later)

Since the pattern repeats endlessly and is now playing out on a more global level than ever it seems obvious we are devolving to the point of extinction. With men in charge, go figure...

10:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jet fuel is basically kerosene it WILL NOT melt steel of any grade!! There are no elevator shafts that run continuosly from top to bottom,you have to get off then get on another elevator! when the planes hit the largest portion of fuel burned outside, where do you think the big explosions and mushroom clouds came from DUMMY!! the basement explosions came UP FROM BELOW!! the lobbys were trashed by detonations with no evidence of widespread burning!someone was moving truckloads of gold in the tunnels! 2 trucks were found loaded and smashed by debris but no driver bodies were found?? building materials were pulverised not chunked,the steel sections were blown into 30 ft. sections to fit conviently into the trucks,there was molten metal down in the holes WEEKS after even with millions of gallons of water sprayed co the site! etc. etc. etc. GET A CLUE FOOLS,or just sit back and suck another beer and watch the race! morons are why the bushits are getting away with this!!!!!!!!

5:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks jacmac for the rebuttal about the jet fuel/elevator shaft crap...the american public believe anything they are spoonfed by the media...if the official story had been that killer dwarfs had hijacked planes with butter knives and sharpened pencils we'd be bombing munchkinland now.

2:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much proof, do you, Cali boy need? Wake up before it grows too late.

2:56 AM  
Blogger Sunshine Jim said...

good to see so many peeps keeping track.

i say "follow the money" if you're hunting for motives.

heres a lil stash of 911 links i've collected.

10:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yThe maintenance elevators ran the entire height of the building. Only the passenger elevators stopped at the two skylobby levels. So yes, jet fuel could most certainly have poured down the maintenance elevator shaft all the way to the basement.

12 noon Sat to 2pm Sunday is 26 hours, not 36.

Scott Forbes was a dba who knew nothing about the tower except for his company's floors. Aside from the power down itself, everything Forbes says is pure speculation and opinion, yet you guys listen to his every word with bated breath. And you say America needs to wake up?

What about the North tower. It didn't have a power down and yet it collapsed. So why are we to believe the power down had anything to do with it?

11:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the "anonymous" skeptic who says the fuel went down the elevator shafts; didn't the plane that went through the south tower, which was hit second but went down first, din't it basically explode, with it's fuel, after it had "exited" the tower?

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forbes is genuine. He is a British national, he has no reason to be baised or tell a lie. I respect him for coming forward with his experience of events on the weekend prior to the 911 attack and his personal views on the collapse.

11:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God ! you are completly out of your mind and even almost dangerous...Illuminati. irak E>D from USA what is this risiculous stuff all about ! Dumb !

12:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is so hard to believe about the government having something to do witht his? I think that they are the ones that orchestrated the entire thing. Everyone was quick to point fingers at the "Middle East." Sick twisted things like this happening and getting swept under the rug are what is going to take this country to hell. Just as someone earlier mentioned, follow the trail of money. As long as the public allows this crap to go on then it does not matter who is in office, it will continue as long as there is no opposition.

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is HOGWASH. Anyone ever seen how they prepare a building for Demolition?? It takes Weeks even Months to prepare the buildings. Also they need to pre-cut beams with plasma cutters. So your telling me that workers were able to do all over that for not 1 but TWO of the the largest buildings in New York in just a 2 day weekend? PLEASE.......

10:29 AM  
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2:39 AM  
Blogger Sam said...

SF: All systems were shutdown on Saturday morning and the power down condition was in effect from approximately 12 noon on Saturday September 8, 2001.

GW: When did it end?

SF: Approximately 2PM on Sunday 9/9.

This is 26 hours, not 36 hours.

7:59 AM  
Blogger WWu777 said...

Two questions. Why did Scott wait til now to come out with this. And why didn't the other WTC employees come out with this too?

1:52 PM  
Blogger Huliou said...

Very Interesting yes But yet I have More Info thenks to a Video Zeitgist Religion (details about the site: black backround, two images one says Zeitgist abdumin and the other religion). Look it up and go to aboit the 41:00 minute mark. it will explain alot of stuff such as a surviver who was in the B4 level felt a explosion under him then one on top of him. please check it out and gather all the information you can so we can stand up as citizens of our countries.

7:01 AM  

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