Pre- September 11 Letters
On November 1, 2001, Murray Weiss of the New York Post reported that threatening letters to media personalities were mailed before 9/11 from Indianapolis and other locations. These letters did not contain anthrax, but the writing was allegedly very similar to that on the anthrax letters.
"In my gut, I know it's the same person," Hannity told his audience. "It was the exact same handwriting that I had recognized. ... When I saw it I said, 'Oh my God, that's the same guy.'" Because the letters were part of an ongoing investigation, he could not go into any more detail about them. The letters that were sent to Hannity were mailed from Indianapolis and from Trenton, N.J. – an anthrax hot spot.
The FBI was been very silent on the pre-September 11 letters and the details of the investigation have been hidden from the media. In the absence of any additional information, it is impossible to evaluate the significance, if any, of the pre-September 11 threatening letters.