The Strange Case of April Gallop
(Note: Be sure to read the update at the bottom)
April Gallop comes in for some attention at 24:58. She was an employee at the Pentagon on 9-11 (oddly enough it was her first day back from pregnancy leave). She and her son were both injured in the blast.
Avery claims that in a book by Jim Marrs called Inside Job, Gallop says that while she was in the hospital, she was visited by men who tried to convince her that the Pentagon was hit by a plane.
"But I was there and I never saw a plane or even debris from a plane. I figure the plane story is there to brainwash people."
Apparently the brainwashing has been successful with April herself. Here's a discussion of her three years after the crash in the Washington Post:
When Elisha cries these days the same way he did when he was trapped under the debris, it all comes back. If she drives past an airport and smells jet fuel, it all comes back. She hears her injured co-workers calling for help. She sees the shards of metal, the broken furniture and shattered lights jutting dangerously every which way. It feels . . . so real.
"You live with it, almost every day," Gallop said. "You carry it with you."
Here's a discussion of how the events of that day turned April into an activist against illegal immigration:
April Dawn Gallop, a former Army administrative specialist who uses a cane because of injuries she received in the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the Pentagon, said she never thought about immigration and terrorism until that day.
After the attack, she began attending anti-immigration rallies and congressional hearings, where she often ran into members of the coalition.
Here's another interview with Gallop:
WALLACE: September 11th, 2001, it is your first day back from maternity leave. You're getting ready to take your newborn son, Elijah, to child care. Then what happens?
GALLOP: Again, it wasn't anything expected. I was just going to turn on the computer to do a letter. And I never got to do that. As soon as I touched the computer, boom, and I actually thought it was a bomb. And to leave out graphic details, you know, all of a sudden, due to the impact of the plane, we were blown away from the location we were at and covered under four floors of debris, walls, office equipment, et cetera.
Incidentally, Marrs is a classic conspiracist nutcase; one of his previous books is a source for Oliver Stone's JFK, and he's got another book on "The Aliens Among Us". I'd guess he was a regular on Art Bell's paranoid show.
Update: April responds in the comments. I have posted her comments here along with a response. Let me just say briefly that we were not attacking her at all with this post, but Jim Marrs and Loose Change.