A guy in Abbottabad, Pakistan (Sohaib Athar), spent Sunday's wee hours tweeting about helicopters circling overhead and a mysterious blast. Little did he know that he was recording the U.S. attack on the world's most wanted terrorist.
At about 1 a.m. local time on Sunday, the guy tweeted about a "helicopter hovering above Abbottabad (a rare event)."
As U.S. operatives captured and killed Bin Laden, he tweeted about a "window-shaking bang" and the power outages that came afterwards. "Funny," he tweeted, "moving to Abbottabad was supposed to be part of the 'being safe' strategy."
He even tweeted about a helicopter going down during the raid, which really happened. It was mechanical failure.
Once the news broke, he finally figured it out. He tweeted: "Uh oh, now I'm the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it."
See the full timeline at http://twitter.com/#!/ReallyVirtual .