Bin Laden sightings in the United States

When authorities from the United States began scouring the globe looking for the location of Osama bin Laden following the September 11 attacks in 2001, there were a number of unconfirmed sightings of Bin Laden in the United States.wikipedia
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When authorities from the United States began scouring the globe looking for the location of Osama bin Laden following the September 11 attacks in 2001, there were a number of unconfirmed sightings of Bin Laden in the United States.

Manhunt for Osama bin Laden

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When authorities from the United States began scouring the globe looking for the location of Osama bin Laden following the September 11 attacks in 2001, there were a number of unconfirmed sightings of Bin Laden in the United States.

September 11 attacks

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When authorities from the United States began scouring the globe looking for the location of Osama bin Laden following the September 11 attacks in 2001, there were a number of unconfirmed sightings of Bin Laden in the United States.

Indianapolis

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Although some scholars believe that bin Laden took his new wife to visit the cities of Indianapolis and Los Angeles in 1978, all later suggestions of bin Laden entering the United States were typically treated by authorities with skepticism, but were followed up at least cursorily.

Los Angeles

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Although some scholars believe that bin Laden took his new wife to visit the cities of Indianapolis and Los Angeles in 1978, all later suggestions of bin Laden entering the United States were typically treated by authorities with skepticism, but were followed up at least cursorily.

South Asia

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In actuality, although many analysts believed he was hiding in South Asia, there were no confirmed sightings of bin Laden from December 2001 to May 2011.

West Valley City, Utah

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Lt. Charles Illsley of the West Valley City Police said that "When, day after day, media reports focus on a single person like Bundy or bin Laden, it is not too big a leap for somebody to go outside and think they see him. Images stick."

Ted Bundy

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Lt. Charles Illsley of the West Valley City Police said that "When, day after day, media reports focus on a single person like Bundy or bin Laden, it is not too big a leap for somebody to go outside and think they see him. Images stick."

Death of Osama bin Laden

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All of these sightings were dismissed after bin Laden was confirmed dead after a U.S. raid in Pakistan on May 1, 2011.

Pakistan

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All of these sightings were dismissed after bin Laden was confirmed dead after a U.S. raid in Pakistan on May 1, 2011.

High-rise building

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In the immediate investigation surrounding the attacks, FBI agent Brian Rielly canvassed an apartment block to inquire about Osama Awadallah, and were told by a woman that she had seen Osama bin Laden himself sharing an apartment with the 21-year-old student who was later acquitted.

Detentions following the September 11 attacks

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In the immediate investigation surrounding the attacks, FBI agent Brian Rielly canvassed an apartment block to inquire about Osama Awadallah, and were told by a woman that she had seen Osama bin Laden himself sharing an apartment with the 21-year-old student who was later acquitted.

Pleasant View, Utah

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In October 2001, a woman, sounding "very well-meaning and serious about her concern", told emergency dispatchers that she had encountered Osama bin Laden at a 7-Eleven convenience store in Pleasant View, Utah.

Colorado Springs, Colorado

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On December 17, 2001, a man in Colorado Springs, Colorado informed authorities that he had seen the terrorist attending a Rotary Club event earlier in the day.

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On December 17, 2001, a man in Colorado Springs, Colorado informed authorities that he had seen the terrorist attending a Rotary Club event earlier in the day.

San Mateo, California

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In May 2002, a caller phoned police in San Mateo, California, to report that they had just seen Osama bin Laden hanging around the Caltrain station.

Caltrain

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In May 2002, a caller phoned police in San Mateo, California, to report that they had just seen Osama bin Laden hanging around the Caltrain station.

George Noory

In 2003, a radio caller to George Noory's Coast to Coast AM reported seeing bin Laden in Florida.

Coast to Coast AM

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In 2003, a radio caller to George Noory's Coast to Coast AM reported seeing bin Laden in Florida.

Florida

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In 2003, a radio caller to George Noory's Coast to Coast AM reported seeing bin Laden in Florida.

Utah

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Several dozen people had reported seeing bin Laden in Utah; driving a Volkswagen Beetle on I-80, in the mall, at McDonald's, or in a Provo 7-Eleven purchasing a Big Gulp by January 2002.

Volkswagen Beetle

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Several dozen people had reported seeing bin Laden in Utah; driving a Volkswagen Beetle on I-80, in the mall, at McDonald's, or in a Provo 7-Eleven purchasing a Big Gulp by January 2002.

Interstate 80

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Several dozen people had reported seeing bin Laden in Utah; driving a Volkswagen Beetle on I-80, in the mall, at McDonald's, or in a Provo 7-Eleven purchasing a Big Gulp by January 2002.

McDonald's

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Several dozen people had reported seeing bin Laden in Utah; driving a Volkswagen Beetle on I-80, in the mall, at McDonald's, or in a Provo 7-Eleven purchasing a Big Gulp by January 2002.