A torn-apart, twisted, and shredded remnant of the destroyed north tower of the World Trade Center will go on display at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum opening to the public in the spring of 2014. The exhibit, known as “Impact Steel,” is thought to contain metal from between the tower’s 93rd and 99th floor.
Many who have already viewed the installation have been stunned to discover that near the top, the ruined metal is twisted into a face, and the face is that of long time singer for the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger. People are beginning to call it, "the angel of 9/11."
"It's a sign from God," said Christian televangelist Pat Roberston.
"And what it's telling us is that the Almighty is fed up with our tolerance of sin - the drugs and alcohol, the androgynous sexuality, the promiscuity, the self-indulgence, the wanton abortions, the worship of money - symbolized in the lifestyle of this madman Jagger. That's why the Lord visited the terrible events of September 11th upon us. For our sins."
Other prominent people offered different assessments.
"Quantum physics tells us that everything in the universe is connected," said self-help guru, medical doctor, and self-appointed physics expert Deepak Chopra. "The universe doesn't judge, so there's no judgement. But it's no coincidence that these tortured remains carry the image of Mick Jagger. There's a reason for it."
Chopra went on. "The young people won't realize this, and I guess I'm dating myself a little bit, but the truly beautiful thing is that the image doesn't just look like Mick Jagger, it actually looks like Mick Jagger on the cover of a specific Rolling Stones album, which is Goats Head Soup."
|Mick Jagger on the cover of Goats Head Soup. Some believe that the "Angel of 9/11" resembles the photo of Mick Jagger's face on the cover of this album.|
Since the discovery was made, music historians have been poring over the 1973 Rolling Stones release. The album features radio hits such as the ballad "Angie," and the hard rock song, "Heartbreaker."
But it also features less well known songs such as "Dancing With Mr. D" a song about death, and "Star Star," a song about groupies whose original title was censored before release.
"Precisely my point," said Robertson.
"This rock band embraced death and promiscuity in their music, and the society has done the same thing. I know the Lord is calling us to turn away from decadence, and away from Satan and his temptations."
While many people believe that it is Jagger's face in the twisted steel, and that it is indeed a sign from God, not all agree with Robertson's indictment of Jagger and his music. Already, thousands of true believers are making preparations for pilgrimages to see the Mick Jagger apparition.
"I believe God wants us to follow Mick Jagger," said one young woman from England who was nine years old at the time of the September 11 attacks, and who is already packing her bags.
"He's old, and I've never heard his music, but it's clear to me that because of him we've reached a turning point in human history, where people are going to resonate at a higher frequency."
"We're just going to love each other. We're going to dissolve the hatred that leads to wars like the one on September 11, and we're going to reject money and all this worshiping of celebrities. It's already happening. Look at how Royals was such a big hit last year."
|The installation known as "Impact Steel." You can see the face known as the "Angel of 9/11" at the right, near the top.|