|from 3 reviews Barry Jennings |
(witness, 9-11/Premature death, 9-11/Whistleblower)
Barry Jennings, minutes after being rescued from WTC7, telling ABC News that an explosion had trapped him in the building.
|Died||19 August, 2008|
Cause of death
|Victim of||premature death|
A key 9/11 witness whose testimony contradicted the 9/11 report. He was reported dead without further explanation, aged 53. No death certificate is available on the internet, the cause of death is unknown, and his entire family went missing without explanation at the same time.
Barry Jennings was an eyewitness to the events of 9/11. At the time, he was the Deputy Director of the Emergency Services Department for the New York City Housing Authority. Together with Michael Hess, the New York City Corporation Counsel (an associate of Rudy Giuliani), he was rescued from WTC Building 7 by a long ladder, before it collapsed at 5:20 p.m. On several occasions, Jennings stated that an explosion trapped them in WTC Building 7 (before the collapses of WTC 1 & 2) and that explosions occurred throughout the building until they were saved after attracting the attention of a team of firefighters through a broken 8th floor window. Jennings disappeared in 2008, reported dead of natural causes, but his family also disappeared at the same time.
|Jennings' ABC7 interview from early afternoon on 9/11.|
Jennings and Hess testified to NIST in 2004, but this testimony was never released. He publicly shared his experiences with a reporter on the day of the attacks, as well as in a lengthy 2007 video interview with Dylan Avery, a small clip of which was then released; subsequently his job was threatened and he asked that the taped interview not be included in Loose Change Final Cut. However, after an interview with Jennings was broadcast by the BBC in their program The Third Tower ostensibly refuting what he had previously stated to Avery, Avery felt compelled to release the full original video interview to show the distortions made by the BBC.
Jennings testifies that when he got down to the lobby, he was astonished to find it totally ruined. In the 2007 interview he recalls: "[W]hen I came in there, the lobby had nice escalators. It was a huge lobby." But reaching it again, he asks the firefighter who is escorting him, "Where are we?" and the firefighter answers, "This was the lobby." Jennings finds this "unbelievable," and says, "You gotta be kidding me." as the lobby is in "total ruins."
Michael Hess has corroborated Jennings' account of hearing explosions and a 2010 video released by NIST further corroborates Barry Jennings' account. Michael Hess is visible calling through a broken window of the 8th floor of WTC7, calling for help to get down.
Barry Jennings retracted one aspect of his testimony to the Loose Change producers, his claim that he stepped over dead bodies as he was rescued from the building. AE911Truth report that "Popular Mechanics dishonestly portrays Jennings as if he retracted his entire testimony."
Deep Politics researcher Joël van der Reijden writes that "in 2007 Jennings was blatantly lying to Alex Jones and the Loose Change crew about entering WTC 7 around 9:00 a.m. and the "explosion" in the stairwell taking place before either Twin Tower collapsed.". He continues "He changed his initial testimony, he lied, and he did it on purpose, just like another superstar of the 9/11 "truth" community, William Rodriguez. Hess and Jennings arrived at WTC 7 immediately after the OEM bunker was evacuated, which occurred around 9:37 a.m. There are still a few questions, but there's every indication that the two experienced the collapse of the Twin Towers as they were trying to get out of the building." Van der Reijden went into great detail on WTC 7 and tried to trace back the steps made by Hess and Jennings on 9/11 and when precisely they made them. 
Barry Jennings' sudden death remains shrouded in mystery. Aaron Dykes reported for Infowars that "Howard Marder has now officially confirmed that Barry Jennings indeed passed away approximately a month ago after several days in the hospital, matching confirmations from several other employees at the Housing Authority. Marder commented that Jennings was a great man, well liked by everyone at the Housing Authority, and that he would be missed. No other details were available."
A discussion at Pilots For 911 Truth lends some credibility to the suggestion that he died in hospital of natural causes. but a death certificate has not found its way onto the internet. Moreover, some sources have suggested that his entire family also disappeared at the same time. Also, Loose Change filmmaker Dylan Avery reports that a private investigator he had hired to investigate the case refunded all the fees Avery had paid, referred the case to law enforcement and instructed him never to make contact again.
The only formal announcement of his death was a single announcement at his work place that stated that "regret[ted] to report the passing of ... Barry Jennings on 19 August, 2008." No cause of death was given, no autopsy or death certificate has even been released, and no witnesses to his death have come forward. His family disappeared at the same time. Two days after his death, the release of the NIST Final Report on the collapse of WTC7 claimed that there were no witnesses to explosions in building 7.
In spite of the significance of Jennings' position with NYC on 9/11 and his testimony regarding the collapse of WTC7, the commercially-controlled media has not investigated or reported significantly on either his statements or his death. His Wikipedia page has twice been deleted as non-notable. 9/11 activist David Slesinger established the domain JenningsMystery.com to try to highlight his story.
The lack of documentation on the simultaneous disappearance of Barry Jennings and his family is suspicious to say the least, and the pronounced lack of interest by the commercially-controlled media suggests deep state involvement. Speculation has centered on the corruption of NYPD, suggesting that he and his family may have been placed in a witness protection program and then murdered.