We also had a curious pattern to war, earthquake, flood, typhoon, hurricane stories -- that Jehovah was always protecting the lives and usually even the KH property.
Reminds me of the story of the young brother who was torn between taking a new job or going to MS school. Supposedly this was told at the breakfast table at Bethel. The brother had been trying for some time to get this job and finally had it offered to him. But at the same time the MS School was to start. He decided to put Jehovah first, turned down the job and went to MS School. The first day of the job he turned down was 9-11-01 at an office in the Twin Towers.
They told this(supposed) experience to help us see how Jehovah blesses those who put him first. What about the Witnesses that did die? A Witness firemen died after rushing in to help others. Were they any less favored by God? When I heard that story I was furious. An amazing coincidence is shamelessly used to make us feel guilty for not putting kingdom interests first. Despicable.
This may be another legend, but it pissed me off none-the-less because the friends were just eating this up.