Stonycreek Twp. Residents Forever Linked To 9/11
September 8, 2011
[Two-thirds of the plane had buried itself in the ground, or disintegrated on impact.
"I caught a really quick glimpse of -- sun reflecting off of metal and then the explosion. And it was so forceful that it almost knocked me off my sofa. And I jumped and grabbed my camera and went out to the front deck and saw the smoke rising over the hill," Val McClatchey says.]
Val McClatchey’s photo of the mushroom cloud which she titled “End of Serenity” is going to be included in the Ground Zero Memorial in New York.
“It’s going to be six-foot-by-nine-foot, and that’s amazing one picture,” McClatchey says.
[Val has spent a decade defending her photo against those who claim it's a fake.
"There's a lot of bad people out there," McClatchey says.
But then one day vindication arrived at her door. A man from Berlin, a hilltop away, arrived with a videotape he shot moments after Val snapped her one famous frame. He never went public with this tape, but wanted her to have it as proof. She shared it was us for the first time.]
She and her husband are trying to sell their home on the banks of Indian Lake, but she’s certain people will continue to seek out the house just as they have for the past 10 years arriving unannounced.
“They just pull in, walk up on the front porch, and snap a couple pictures of their own,” she says.
Apparently you're "bad" if you question a photo.