Then there is the fact that this day is significant in many end of the world prophecies (again still compiling links for my sources on these) from Nostradomas (unproven, they are still testing the legitimacy of the new books recently uncovered)
Some years back a guy I worked with made the point that if you notice, every few years they come out with 'previously unknown or un-translated quatrains' by Nostradomas, which tend to predict things after the fact.
So you have this mysterious apothecary and seer from the Middle Ages with a really cool name, it's not surprising that he's the Western poster boy on predicting the future.
Probably the biggest one going around in the last few years-
"In the year of the new century and nine months,
From the sky will come a great King of Terror...
The sky will burn at forty-five degrees.
Fire approaches the great new city..."
"In the city of york there will be a great collapse,
2 twin brothers torn apart by chaos
while the fortress falls the great leader will succumb
third big war will begin when the big city is burning"
This one is allegedly a hoax, pieced together from more separated quatrains and edited for effect.
"In the year 1999, in the seventh month,
from the sky will come the Great King of Terror,
bringing back to life the great king of the Mongols.
Before and after, Mars to reign by good fortune."
That one is supposedly closer to what he wrote, then I found this.
These quatrains are a hoax, separate lines put together.
"In the year of the new century and nine months, From the sky will come a great King of Terror, The sky will burn at forty-five degrees, Fire approaches the great new city."
"In the city of york, there will be a great collapse. Two twin brothers torn apart by chaos. While the fortress falls, the great leader will succumb. The third big war will begin when the big city is burning.-- Nostradamus 1654."
The first supposed prophecy [the first quatrain] does contain a few elements from various quatrains written by Nostradamus; however, they were not written together as one prophecy. The second "prophecy" [the second quatrain] being sent with lightning speed across the Internet is completely bogus, as far as I can tell. Incidentally, Nostradamus died in the year 1566.
Verses like this were around for years before 9/11 but pointed out NYC sits at about 41 degrees, not 45, but hey when you're looking centuries into the future, I guess accuracy is tricky. The problem is that so much this guy wrote is hard to verify, only adding to the mystery and the speculation.