9-11 conspiracy theorists are jubliant today after achaeologists working at Ground Zero unearthed the hull of an 18th century ship.
'The discovery of this vessel provides clear proof that the attack on the Twin Towers was a marine based incident,' claimed Dr Conrad Bannister, Lecturer in Advanced Conspiracy Theory at Harvard University. 'The age of these timbers vindicates what I have been saying all along. No planes ever crashed into the World Trade Centre. This was clearly the work of an international conspiracy of time travelling pirates.'
However, rival conspiracy theorists have already raised doubts about the find. 'It all seems just a little bit too convenient to find this ship hidden under the rubble of the Twin Towers,' said Yale Professor Elaine Cranford, 'I suspect that these timbers were deliberatley put there by the FBI to conceal the real truth. If you dig a little deeper I am sure you will find an ancient Egyptian pyramid just brimming with aliens.'
A Whitehouse spokeman denied all suggestions of a conspiracy. 'This kind of wild speculation is tasteless in the extreme,' he said, 'everyone knows that 9-11 was about oil and therefore the direct fault of BP.'