10 Facts That Inspired Compelling Conspiracy Theories About 9/11

10. During the 9/11 attacks, President Bush and the Secret Service seemed to act like there was no imminent threat to the President’s life.

Several stock market movements made just before 9/11 give rise to suspicions that particular traders knew the attacks were going to happen. Among these movements, the most dubious involved an unusually large number of put options, a type of insurance for sudden crashes in a stock, placed on the stocks of American Airlines and United Airlines. These were the two airlines whose planes were hijacked on 9/11, and none of the other airlines saw similar unusual movements. Other stocks adversely affected by 9/11, like those of Travelers Insurance and Morgan Stanley, likewise saw unusual volumes on options that resulted in considerable profits for takers when the values of these stocks plummeted after the attacks.
10. During the 9/11 attacks, President Bush and the Secret Service seemed to act like there was no imminent threat to the President’s life.