November 30, 2001

Mtn. Lakes Realty, LLC

(Update: Val's business website no longer display her photo for sale. Archive of page can be found here.)

This is from Val's business website:

"End of Serenity" copyright

Val McClatchey took this photo from her home just seconds after the crash of Flight 93. Prints are available only at the office or by calling Val at Mtn. Lakes Realty,LLC.


Val McClatchey, REALTOR®

November 29, 2001

"End of Serenity" -

(Update: The site has been taken offline and does not come up anymore using Wayback Machine.)
(Note: date of post is from first time the URL appears on Wayback Machine.)
End of Serenity
This copyrighted photo was taken by Val McClatchey, who lives close to the crash site. The picture seems to symbolize the transformation of Shanksville from a tiny unknown town to a place in the history books.

To order an 8.5 X 11 print of this photo, send a $20.00 check made payable to the Todd Beamer Foundation to the following address:

Val McClatchey
107 Osage Path
, PA 15563

Screen shot:

September 20, 2001

McClatchey's file bankruptcy on their business

Nine days after 9/11, the McClatchey's file bankruptcy on the saw mill business:

"On September 20, 2001, JCM Industries, Inc. filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. On February 12, 2002, the filing was converted to a liquidation proceeding under Chapter 7 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. John C. McClatchey, a director and nominee, is President, director and principal shareholder of JCM Industries, Inc." -

Five months later they filed a liquidation proceeding:

"On February 12, 2002, JCM Industries, Inc. filed a liquidation proceeding under Chapter 7 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. John C. McClatchey, a director, was Chief Executive Officer, director and principal shareholder of JCM Industries, Inc." -

2002 WARN Notices

January, 2002

JCM Industries
Buckstown Road
Stoystown, PA 15563

COUNTY: Somerset


September 15, 2001

“Shoot-Down Orders” – ABC News

(Snippet. Emphasis mine.)

Shoot-Down Orders

Another Hijacked 9/11 Plane Threatened D.C.; Officials Saw Few Options

Sept. 15 — Just before 10 a.m. ET on Sept. 11, 2001, jet fighters were swarming around the nation's capital.


‘The Ground Just Shook’

On the ground in Shanksville, Pa., Assistant Volunteer Fire Chief Rick King, the proprietor of Ida's Country Store, was talking by phone with his sister Jody about the New York and Washington attacks.

He recalled: "She said to me, 'Rick, I hear a plane,' and I said, 'Yeah,' and she said, 'It's really loud.'"

Just outside Shanksville, Valencia McClatchey was startled by the noise and looked out her window to catch a glimpse of "a reflection of the sun hitting on something."

"I could hear the engines screaming," King said. "Seconds later it hit, and I remember, the ground just shook. Everything underneath my feet just rumbled."

"It almost jolted me to the point of losing my balance," McClatchey said.

She grabbed her camera and snapped a photo of what she saw.

"It was very startling against the clear blue sky to see that, a huge ball of smoke coming up," McClatchey said. (Expired)

(Archived: Wayback Machine. Reprinted:

Moments after a hijacked jet smashed into a Pennsylvania field on Sept. 11, 2001, local resident Valencia McClatchy snapped this shot from her home. (Valencia McClatchey)

Note that this ABC article dated 09/15/01 shows Val's "End of Serenity" photo in their video clip suggesting the earliest date her photo went public. It also quotes her saying she almost lost her balance after the explosion and just grabbed her camera and snapped her photo, but never mentions her being on the couch as she has claimed in other news articles and that she ran outside on her porch to take her photo. This may be because ABC wanted to keep her part of the story short and didn’t elaborate about all of her details.

September 11, 2001

Radio Appearances

My radio appearances talking about Flight 93 photo fraud:

12/09/06 - 911 Blog Radio [part A, part B]

10/01/06 - The Worsley Show [mp3]

09/28/06 - Jack Blood [mp3] (starts @ 15:00)

09/15/06 - WING TV [archive]

09/13/06 - The Nixed Report [mp3]

- Robb Revere Show [mp3]

- National Intel Report [archive]

Val's house is 1.6 miles from crater

Val McClatchey’s house is approx. 1.6 miles/8,438ft from the crater (according to Google Earth). Her address, that is listed at the website that sells copies of her photo, is:

107 Osage Path
Stoystown, PA 15563