William Rodriguez's Story Partially Confirmed

A video has just surfaced which partially corroborates William Rodriguez's testimony. In it (the second interview in the video below), a worker states that there was an explosion in the basement of one of the Twin Towers, and that he saw a guy with his "skin hanging off".

While the gentleman being interviewed does not give a timeframe for the events he witnessed -- and the most stunning part of Rodriguez's testimony is that the sub-basement explosion occurred before the plane hit -- this is a step forward.

If anyone knows who the gentleman is, please immediately interview him on video to get clarification of when he witnessed the events. Also, see this interview which also partially confirms Rodriguez's testimony and this scientific paper regarding seismic evidence.

UPDATE: The gentleman interviewed has been identified as Kenneth Johannemann, an employee of ABM janitorial services, a division of ABM Industries Incorporated. stayreal found a still picture from the interview on the cover of a 2002 publication from ABM. It is impossible to tell when this web page was first posted to the Internet, however.

Wasn't it also partially

Wasn't it also partially confirmed by the video of Peter Jennings interviewing the woman who was the first 9/11 victim to be admitted to bellevue? She also worked in the sub-basement and was knocked over by an explosion.

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does anyone have the picture

does anyone have the picture of the basement from Zwicker's book? the whole thing is blown out, im surprised this photo isnt used more.

There are also

impressive video and stills in '9/11 Mysteries' of the basement and garage, with cars falling into holes. I'm also surprised they aren't used more often as evidence of explosions.

that's true, and a good point

What IS the official explanation for all the destruction seen in the footage from the WTC basements? Do they assign the blame for the destruction there to the same magic fireball that travelled all the way down the elevator shaft?


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"Do they assign the blame

"Do they assign the blame for the destruction there to the same magic fireball that travelled all the way down the elevator shaft?"

i believe they do. its really an impressive picture though. should be used more.

The patch on his shirt

seems to match this company http://www.abm.com/ilwwcm/connect/ABM/Home/

His name, Johannemane, must be the first one I've ever googled and come up with zero results. Odd.

Try Johannemann

Looks like ABM Industries

From : http://www.icsmag.com/CDA/CFCArchives/19564ae1ede88010VgnVCM100000f932a8c0____

ABM Industries employees remain missing at World Trade Center

September 18, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- A week after the devastating terrorist attack on the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York City, ABM Industries Inc. (NYSE:ABM) said it remains unclear precisely how many of its employees are among those missing at that location.
The World Trade Center was the company's largest single job site, with upwards of 800 operating engineers, janitorial workers and lighting technicians from three subsidiaries of the company working on various shifts throughout the day and night.

The company's current estimate is far fewer than previously feared. ABM said it believes that two of its operating engineers, one structural engineer, two window cleaners and 12 janitorial workers are "confirmed missing,'" which means that they were known to have been in the facility at the time of the attack, but have not been seen or located since.

In response to the tragedy, the company has established The ABM Family Fund Trust to benefit the families of fatally injured employees. In addition to its own contribution, ABM has invited all of its stockholders, directors, officers, management, staff, service workers, customers, suppliers and other friends of the company to participate.

Contributions can be made by check payable and sent to: The ABM Family Fund Trust, Rincon Annex Box 193224, San Francisco, CA 94119.

ABM provides air conditioning, elevator, engineering, janitorial, lighting, parking and security services at thousands of commercial, industrial, institutional and retail facilities in hundreds of cities across North America

WTC cleanup triggers safety, cost allegations

Another story mentioning ABM and cleaning offices around the WTC (included because it mentions asbestos etc).

Link : http://www.planetark.com/avantgo/dailynewsstory.cfm?newsid=12740

Google Link : http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=ABM+new+york+wtc&meta=

Best wishes


this guy, and in fact this video, are in LC2E. william rodriguez told us his name this weekend, apparently worked with the guy. but he's referring to the same tower and area where Willie was located.

Hey Dylan... Hope it's going well in LA...

Badmachine (Aidan) managed to get some dust, video and pics from the stardust demolition...

See : http://www.911blogger.com/node/6840

Regards to the crew...

Best wishes and good luck dude !!!

Can the guy

confirm the TIME? I.e. pre-plane?

???Partially confirmed???

Come on GeorgeWashington.
There already exists stronger evidence of basement explosions in the towers.


This is almost irrefutable evidence and certainly more powerful than eyewitness testimony.

I added

Cruz interview and seismic proof. Anything else?

GW don't forget this:

Taped recording of two loud explosions. This is very good evidence. After the second sound someone says: “sounds like something crashed”.


I referenced this in a foot-noted transcript of a presentation of Rodriguez here:


“We're an empire now, and when we act we create our own reality."

TOP MAN - Well Remembered Arabesque...

I Forgot about that one... I shouldn't have it's on Loose Change and 9/11 Mysteries...

Please save mirror to 911podcasts and add to main blog GW !!!

Jenny Carr's tape recording of a meeting on the 36th Floor in, 1 Liberty Plaza, across the street from the World Trade Center

Link to segment on LC2 Recut : http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2782998818490866629#42m43ss

Nice one, best wishes


the guy who said he was in the subway station and said that it he just got out before it all exploded: it's on LC2E too i believe.

Can you find me a link,


Magazine from ABM has this same frame on its cover.

I went to the ABM site to check out the executive officers and googled the CEO Henrik Slipsager with 9-11 and there are a ton of links including SEC S-8 POS filing dated 9-11-2006. I don't know what that means but found the date interesting.

But of most interest is that this same still shot of the guy from the video is being used on an ABM magazine cover (Alliance Magazine, a Publication of ABM Industries, Special Mid-Year Edition 2002, NOT FOR SALE to the public).

I have not read the contents but wanted to pass it along...as proof that the news video appears to be real, that this guy is real and an acknowledged employee of ABM. Maybe there is a list of all the lost employees or ???...

Link to Magazine in PDF form here:


Nice work,

keep it up.

confirms official story too

His statement also would confirm the official explanation of a fireball from the airline explosion travelling down the elevator shaft to the basement. He says he found the victim near the elevator shaft.

No offense.


You do realize you're talking about kerosene / lamp oil here, right? Do you see the many obvious flaws in that bullshit story?

HAHAHA!! the magic fireball,

HAHAHA!! the magic fireball, goddamnit that thing is impressive. almost as impressive as the magic passport or better yet the magic bullet. tell us another one beech. hahahahahaha............

Be nice...

Some people are less familiar with the absurd "zig-zag magic fire-ball theory" needed to maintain the OCT trying to keep Zellicrew safe from the hangman's noose.

Well, be nice[r]... the trap door under their feet is starting to creek.


"that is what the military does when there is nothing else to do." -911truthiness

Basement and lobby WTC Damage

“Sanchez recalls, being in a small sub-level 4 workshop with another man who he only knew by the name of Chino when, out of nowhere, the blast sounded as the two men were cutting a piece of metal: ‘It sounded like a bomb and the lights went on and off. We started to walk to the exit and a huge ball of fire went through the freight elevator. The hot air from the ball of fire dropped Chino to the floor and my hair got burned. The room then got full of smoke and I remember saying out loud ‘I believe it was a bomb that blew up inside the building.’”[16] Jose Sanchez, WTC maintenance worker

Greg Szymanski, "Second WTC Janitor Comes Forward With Eye-Witness Testimony Of 'Bomb-Like' Explosion in North Tower Basement," Arctic Beacon.com, July 12, 2005.


Also in the Basement:

“There was nothing there but rubble,” said Pecoraro. “We're talking about a 50 ton hydraulic press—gone!” They then went to the parking garage, but found that it was also gone. Then on the B level, they found that a steel-and-concrete fire door, which weighed about 300 pounds, was wrinkled up "like a piece of aluminum foil." Having seen similar things after the terrorist attack in 1993, Pecoraro was convinced that a bomb had gone off.” From:

"We Will Not Forget: A Day of Terror," The Chief Engineer, July, 2002.

Felipe David, who had been standing in front of a freight elevator on sub level 1 after 8:30am:
“Everything happened so fast, everything moved so fast. The building started shaking after I heard the explosion below, dust was flying everywhere and all of a sudden it got real hot. "I threw myself onto the floor, covered my face because I felt like I was burned. I sat there for a couple of seconds on the floor and felt like I was going to die, saying to myself 'God, please give me strength.'" Although severely burned on his face, arms and hands with skin hanging from his body like pieces of cloth, David picked himself up, running for help to the office where [William] Rodriguez and others were gathered. "When I went in, I told them it was an explosion," said David, who was then helped out of the WTC by Rodriguez and eventually taken by ambulance to New York Hospital. "When people looked at me with my skin hanging, they started crying but I heard others say 'OK, good, good, you made it alive."


"I threw myself on the hospital floor in tears and I finally had to get an injection to calm me down," said Giambanco. "For a long time after, every time I would try to go to sleep I would get nightmares about being trapped in the elevator." Reflecting back on his 9/11 near death experience, he added: "I remember riding in the ambulance that morning and looking back, thinking it had to be a bomb.Later they told me it was an airplane that hit the towers, but how could it just be an airplane? I know all the newspapers were saying that, but it was just too incredible to believe if you heard and experienced what I did. It had to be a bomb." From http://proliberty.com/observer/20050716.htm see also:



“Brian Reeves, a 34-year-old security guard, was nearly killed while making the rounds in the lobby of 1 World Trade Center on September 11. He started to run after hearing an explosion that he said sounded like a missile, but he was knocked down by a fireball that roared down the elevator shaft.


News Footage with Battalion Chief Joseph Pfeiffer:
Narrator: Pfeiffer was the first chief into the building. Right away, a guy from the Port Authority told him ‘the damage was somewhere above the 78th floor’. But all you had to do what look around. It was obvious, something had happened right there, in the lobby.
Pfeiffer: “You just… you just saw that, all the windows were blown out. The lobby… looked like the plane hit the lobby.” Taken from 9/11 - The Filmmakers' Commemorative Edition (2002) http://www.amazon.com/11-Filmmakers-Commemorative-Tony-Benatatos/dp/B00006B1HI

Watch the video for this statement and visual evidence confirming this statement:

“I told the [9/11] Commission, there was an explosion that came from under our feet, we were pushed upwards lightly by the effect, I was on basement level 1 and it sounded that it came from B2 and B3 level. Rapidly after that we heard the impact far away at the top.” William Rodriguez, WTC janitor for 20 years in a letter to physicist Steven Jones. “Why Indeed did the World Trade Center Buildings Completely Collapse?” page 45.


WR is all you need

I now ONLY use (for quick and new contacts) the WR story as proof that 9/11 Truth is important and necessary and real, and that what we were told is a lie, and that the 9/11 Commission is an obvious whitewash and a cover-up, and that we obviously need a new, real investigation into 9/11.

You either believe WR, a 9/11 hero, or you call him a liar and a fool.

And, from my experience, even the most resolute anti-9/11 Truth people will not do that. Often, they just want to change the subject to something else. But I won't let them.

And the few who are stupid enough to say something bad or negative or derogatory about WR, I blast them about that and make them feel and look like the Idiots they are. (which works particularly well when you are surrounded by other people who are still questioning -- for people who use the 'he was just a janitor' BS, I question their classist and/or racist leanings, which are usually there))

Keep it simple. It's all you need.

Ad hominem per factum, beyotch!
You are undeservedly egotistical.... often laughably so.
Pseudo-intellectuality does not behoove you.

Here's a related page on the

Here's a related page on the seismic evidence . . .

Seismic Records of the Twin Towers' Destruction:
Clarifying the Relationship Between Seismic Evidence and Controlled Demolition Theories
by Jim Hoffman
Version 0.9, Oct. 31, 2006


The total destruction of each of the Twin Towers produced seismic signals that were recorded by at least 5 seismic observatories within 60 miles of lower Manhattan. The published charts from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, New York, have been cited as evidence supporting the following two claims:

* Each Tower fell completely in 10 seconds or less
* The largest seismic spikes preceded the fall of each Tower

Both of these claims can be found in a large cross-section of literature challenging the official story. The first claim is also accepted by many defenders of official collapse theories, and is even found in the 9/11 Commission Report. In this essay I will examine these widely-repeated claims and show that, despite their popularity, they both lack supporting evidence and are contradicted by verifiable evidence. I will, however, also show that the seismic records do support the case for controlled demolition, but in a way that has been overlooked.