I was 6 at the time. I was having a bad night's sleep that night (I live in Australia), so I woke up and went into the family room and sat next to my mum on the couch, who was folding laundry and watching The West Wing
at the time.
Then the program suddenly shifted to a breaking news story. And they played the foootage.
I remember screaming, and I remember my mom yelling "OH MY GOD!". Then the show continued. Of course, we were shocked, and mum was chanting "That can't be real", "That can't be happening..."
Then it cut back to the news program were it showed the footage of the second tower going down. I think we woke up the rest of the house with the following "OH MY GOD!"
I'll never forget that night. Not until I die.
I still have imaginary friends; they're just called "original characters" now and I can keep writing stories about them - Tuckerscreator