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Claim: Clean-up workers at the World Trade Center found two metal beams in the shape of a cross.
Origins: That many people turn (and return) to religion in times of crisis is a common facet of human behavior. Attendance at churches (and other houses of worship) soars as we seek answers, reassurance, and
In a similar vein, a cross formed from two metal beams was reported found "standing almost upright" at the World Trade Center site a couple of days after the
A cast iron "cross'' found in the rubble of the World Trade Center has been adopted by rescue workers as a symbol ofOn October 3, workers placed the cross atop a 40-foot foundation so that it could more easily be seen by everyone in the area, and it has since been blessed with holy water by a Franciscan priest and adopted by construction and rescue workers as "a symbol of hope, our symbol of faith, our symbol of healing.''
Laborer Frank Silecchia, 47, found the cross standing almost upright two days after the towers toppled
"Some people will say it's velocity or physics that put it there. To me it's an act of God,'' said Silecchia, who cried for
Last updated: 8 March 2008
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