Infowars: Key Witness to WTC 7 Explosions Dead at 53

(It would be very helpful if someone in NYC could provide an obituary about the passing of Mr. Jennings. If you can find one and scan it, send it in here, or to - This would confirm the verbal information obtained by Infowars. -rep.)

UPDATED SEPT 17 4:05 PM CST: NYC Housing Authority spokesman 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.

Key Witness to WTC 7 Explosions Dead at 53

Emergency coordinator and 9/11 witness Barry Jennings has passed away with controversy about WTC7 still hot– as the BBC hit piece and NIST report have been released to counter Jennings’ exclusive testimony of explosions inside Building 7

Aaron Dykes - - September 16, 2008

Barry Jennings, a key 9/11 eyewitness who was an emergency coordinator for the New York Housing Authority, has passed away at age 53 from circumstances not yet disclosed. A spokesperson for the Housing Authority has now confirmed his death, after weeks of rumors circulating online, but refused to give any further details.

This office has not yet been able to contact anyone in the Jennings family and the official cause of death is not yet known, but online comments have reported the date of death as August 19, 2008.

It is very unusual that a prominent — and controversial– 9/11 witness would die only days before the release of NIST’s report on WTC7 and shortly after a firestorm erupted over his testimony that he heard explosions inside the building prior to collapse of either tower and that there were dead bodies in the building’s blown-out lobby.

The BBC aired The Third Tower in July in attempt to debunk Barry Jennings’ account– which is both contradictory and damaging to the official 9/11 story– by making issue over whether or not he said he “saw” dead bodies in the lobby.

Yet Jennings own statement in an exclusive interview with Dylan Avery and Jason Bermas– which has not been denied– was: “The fire fighter who took us down kept saying, ‘Don’t look down.’ And I said, ‘Why.’ And we were stepping over people– you know, you can feel when you’re stepping over people.”

Now the release of Jason Bermas’ Fabled Enemies is giving further exposure to Jennings’ controversial account. The film features a full interview with Barry Jennings, as well as the statements he and Michael Hess, who was also trapped with him inside WTC7, made to news media on the day of the attacks.

Barry Jennings reiterated in the exclusive interview his confusion over the explanation for WTC7’s collapse– given that he clearly heard explosions inside the building:

“I’m just confused about one thing, and one thing only– why World Trade Center 7 went down in the first place. I’m very confused about that. I know what I heard– I heard explosions. The explanation I got was it was the fuel-oil tank. I’m an old boiler guy– if it was a fuel-oil tank, it would have been one side of the building.”

That interview was not released until June 2008 at the request of Mr. Jennings, who had received numerous threats to his job and asked that it to be left out of Loose Change: Final Cut because of those threats.

Jennings statements have lit fire to questions about what really caused the sudden collapse of WTC7 just as NIST had hoped the release of their report would quash widespread beliefs that the building was brought down by controlled demolition.

News of Jennings’ death comes on the heels of losing another 9/11 hero and eyewitness– Kenny Johannemann, who reportedly committed suicide 12 days before the seventh anniversary of 9/11. Johannemann is credited with saving at least one man’s life on 9/11 and was also a witness to explosions in the towers.

NIST’s report, as well as that of the 9/11 Commission (which did not even mention WTC7), completely ignored statements from the building leaseholder Larry Silverstein as well as numerous police, fire fighters and other eyewitnesses who have testified that they were warned about the building’s collapse and told to get back. One rescue worker even heard a countdown for the building’s implosion.

Unfortunately, Barry Jennings, whose testimony was ignored by the 9/11 Commission, can no longer raise questions personally about his experience inside WTC7, but his account will remain on the record and available in-full on the Fabled Enemies DVD so that what he witnessed about 9/11 cannot be ignored.

The truth about WTC7 will come out, and Barry Jennings’ testimony will not be in vain.
Please contact if you have any information about the circumstances of Barry’s death or any other reports. We extend our condolences to any family or friends reading this for their loss.

WANTED: Jennings Obit.

Surely someone in NYC can track it down if one was published?


Typically, Funeral Homes post the obits. One way of tracking it down would be to call the Housing Authority saying you were a friend of Barry's and want the name of the Funeral Home so you can send condolences. Actually, it wouldn't be a bad idea because you could post it here and those who REALLY want to send their condolences to the family could do so.

Emailed this to Aaron

Hopefully he'll find it useful.

Condolences to his family.

Condolences to his family. Strange timing.

Well. 1. I am no longer a


1. I am no longer a coincidence theorist since learning the truth of 9/11 and all else . . .
2. I hope there is no cremation of remains until the family does a THOROUGH investigation of this interestingly-timed death, hiring experts in all fields.

A few more thoughts . . . If

A few more thoughts . . .

If he's truly dead, why the secrecy (unless there were threats to the family) about his death?

If he's truly dead, why so difficult to find an obit?

If he "died" two days before NIST report was released (more interesting timing), maybe, for obvious reasons, he needs to be considered dead . . .

Barry, good luck if you're still around . . .

Barry Jennings was a hero.

He told the truth about his experiences on 9/11/01 knowing that it was potentially dangerous for him.

His witness statements flew in the face of the official account. He was a big problem for those selling the official explanations.

I will wait to hear the circumstances of his death.

My condolences to his family and friends.

A month after the fact...?

Late report of his death and a key eyewitness? Hmmm.

Condolences to the family and friends.

We will hear nothing from Jennings family...

just as we've heard nothing from Bruce Ivins family. They have been silenced either with money or threats of bodily harm.

I can usually dig up most anything on the net, but can find no confirmation of his death. The link on the Infowars article that refers to "online comments," links to comments on a Youtube video! Now that is shoddy journalism.

Yes, shoddy journalism

so far it looks like that's what this is.
I wouldn't be surprised if this is a hoax that the Infowars' reporter got sucked in to.

They had to of had more

than just some postings on youtube to go with this story... I hope.

My thoughts exactly...


I found an Obit for another Barry Jennings.

I found this in my search.

A Barry Jennings, 52, of Paducah KY, died on 9/15.


Wasn't his religion Islam?

a)This obit states that he was a member of the Church of Christ.
I remember from that local TV interview on the morning of 9/11 that he mentioned that his God was Allah.

b) Furthermore, it says he was active in the pet care business. Did he quit his job with City of NY and start a business?

c) He wasn't 52. Wasn't he 53?

d) Kentucky? Did he move there from NY?

I don't think this is the correct obit...

yes, it is a different Barry Jennings.

I just thought it was strange that another Barry Jennings, of nearly the same age, died recently.

Notice that I said in the headline that it was ANOTHER Barry Jennings.

It is a very common name.

There must be hundreds.


I didn't notice it!
Thx for pointing it out to me...



Please stop bashing Infowars.

Did you read the Infowars Article? It says this:

"A spokesperson for the Housing Authority has now confirmed his death, after weeks of rumors circulating online, but refused to give any further details."

If this was a hit, and it certainly appears that way, they are going to be covering it up. We know they control the media. So, you should not be surprised if you fail to find an obituary or other confirmation of Barry Jennings' death online.

Please stop bashing Infowars, Alex Jones and his crew do an awesome job with the resources they have. Personally, I had never even heard of 9/11 Truth until I watched Alex Jones' "Terrorstorm" about 18 months ago.

This is not a "bash" of Infowars

Why don't they give the name of the Housing Authority spokesperson so others can contact and confirm?

The link "online comments" goes directly to anonymous comments on a Youtube video.

Don't generalize this to everything Infowars does. This is about what they did HERE, which is shoddy.

Let me get this straight...

Let me get this straight... the US government is mass murdering people and you are complaining about Infowars taking steps to protect its sources? I am sorry but protecting sources is not "shoddy" journalism, it is responsible journalism.

If you are so interested in confirming Barry Jennings' death, why don't you just call up the Housing Authority yourself? Tell them you want to talk to Barry Jennings about 9/11 and see what they say.


I just called the Housing Authority, Public Information Officer: (212)306-3322

I spoke with a "Howard Marder", he confirmed that Barry Jennings is dead.

Note, this took me less than two minutes to do.

Thanks for doing that, bofors.

Still hoping for an obit.

I'm glad we know for sure...

but distressed that this happened to him. They care nothing for human life -- we might as well be ants.

I considered calling myself, but had other deadlines today and know that navigating govt hierarchies can be very time consuming. Glad it took you only 2 min -- that's amazing.

As for Infowars, yes, I actually do think that we need to keep a clean nose about our facts and our sources, no matter what our enemies are doing. Most of the world thinks we just make this stuff up -- the burden is on us to show that we exercise due diligence before proclaiming something to be fact.

It's possible that this was death by a natural cause, but that would be extremely coincidental. Just in case you're reading this -- my sincere condolences to Barry's family.

Untimely, Dubious Deaths?

1) Dan Wallace

2) Barry Jennings


was he murdered?

How strange and convenient...BJ is dead....just after he came to public prominance....
'has passed away at age 53 from circumstances not yet disclosed' will be interesting to know how he died....but WHY hasnt the manned of his death been revealed? My guess is he was murdered.

Foul play

Its been quite fashionable over the last few years for people in the way of the Bush crime machine to:

a. Die in a plane crash
b. Hang themselves in quite bizarre, difficult to achieve ways
c. Double-tap themselves in the head [Double-tapping is a result of military training where ALL shooters are trained to tap the trigger twice. It might be a waste of a bullet, but it doubles the chances of a hit]. If it weren't for the seriousness of the crime of murder, finding double-tapped 'suicides' would almost be funny. The poor, ex-military assassins just can't stop the deeply programmed reflex.

I leave out the more bizarre and creative methods like painkiller overdose, etc.

So. I wonder which it was - a.b.or c?

Have a look at

Is this Barry Jennings' son?

“On the altar of God, I swear eternal hostility against all forms of tyranny over the mind of man."--Thomas Jefferson


This development with Jennings is beyond revolting. The powers that are trying to silence the truth have a code of dishonor.



thanks also for doing what

thanks also for doing what the original source of the story should have done . . .

The timing is bizarre --

The timing is bizarre -- clearly -- but also, people die.

People who smoke can die from a heart attack without warning. Some people are more at risk for things like diabetes and heart disease. Barry Jennings looked a little heavy-set too, and that's yet another risk factor for sudden death from heart attack. People who have experienced the kind of trauma he went through can have permanent risks physiologically. If you look at times that people die, on average, there are patterns that can often be connected to factors like season (older people die more in the cold weather of the northeast), a particular event (like dying just after an anniversary for which they held out for), etc. Maybe he was stressed about everything that happened just this year. We just don't know.

It would be tragic to survive what he did and then go out only years later. But it does happen, and I would imagine for many who were there, this time of year is horrible.

Someone I know died this past weekend. And a writer I admired for years, about my age, just committed suicide. 6 people were murdered this past weekend in the city near me. From my perspective, there is a lot of death going on, but that's why perspective is important to keep in mind.

The reality is that he already waffled on his testimony, meaning he would never survive a cross examination in a courtroom even if he said he was being threatened. So his future risk for more "testimony" would be sketchy at best. Killing high-profile witnesses is a last resort and I find that doubtful at this point.

On top of that, if someone wanted to send a message to other possible witnesses of bodies or explosions, that might explain it, but then I would expect to see that he died by a bullet to the head. Otherwise, it's a stupid way to send a message because those at GZ that day have seen many many people die of natural causes, and this would just be one more loss to add to the list of everyone's losses that day.

If he died of

foul pay I expect his story to be picked up big time by somebody~


MK-NAOMI & William Colby

Now, let's consider the CIA's capacity to assassinate Barry Jennings and make the cause of death appear to be a heart attack. Thanks in part to former CIA Director William Colby, we know what the state of the CIA biochemical-assassination program (which started in 1952 as "MK-NAOMI") was thirty years ago:

"[The biochemical-assassination gun is] equipped with a fat telescopic sight, the gun fires a toxin-tipped dart, almost silently and accurately up to 250 ft. Moreover, the dart is so tiny—the width of a human hair and a quarter of an inch long—as to be almost indetectable, and the poison leaves no trace in a victim's body.",9171,913459-1,00.html

Given the exponential advancement of biomedical science since that time, we have to conclude that the CIA has the ability to assassinate people by biochemically inducing fatal conditions which certainly include heart attack. William Colby himself appears to have been assassinated with this technology (perhaps for his role in the CIA "Family Jewels"):

I think there are at least three distinct reasons why we should suspect (if not conclude) that Barry Jennings was murdered by US government assassins:

(1) He died about the same as the WTC7 debate climaxed with the official release of the NIST fraud and BBC hit-piece.

(2) His death is clearly being covered up.

(3) He was only 53 and appeared to be in good health.

>>Now, let's consider the

>>Now, let's consider the CIA's capacity to assassinate Barry Jennings and make the cause of death appear to be a heart attack.

Of course someone could. But the question is, would it have been worth it to kill him, with his testimony already out there on video, as a key time that makes it look ridiculously suspicious? Now everyone will be writing about Jennings death and connect it to the date. Is that what they would want? More stories of intrigue and murder for the truthers to make it all even *more* mysterious and compelling?

If the goal was to keep him quiet, they could wait till a New Years party for him to have a "heart attack", and activists probably wouldn't notice for quite awhile.

If they wanted to send a message, what message did they send, and to whom?

Is anyone on here going to stop doing what we are doing because he died? No. Clearly, none of us will. So if the purpose was to send us a message, they failed.

If the message was for whistleblowers, why have it be a natural type of death? That sends an extremely mixed message. Average people are probably not nearly as skeptical of coincidences as average people on this site are. Average people attribute coincidence to coincidence, not murder.

Is it suspicious and bizarre? Sure, but it's not very solid. They would have to be getting desperate. Are they? Enough to jeprodize everything they've achieved thus far?

Unfortunately, the way they've done this one, if anyone did, is anyone's best guess about what the point was.

What am I missing?

He dies a month ago and the 9/11 truth movement -- which, I understand, is very large and active in NYC -- is only finding out about it now? A high-ranking official of NYC dies and yet word about it is very slow to leak out?

And wasn't it about a month ago that BBC's Bldg. 7 disinfo documentary came out? Wherein Jennings is trotted out to reverse his previous accounts of what he observed on 9/11? Could somebody have wanted Jennings dead before 9/11 truthers had a chance to ask him about this seeming backsliding?

Presumably at this late stage the perps could well have destroyed the physical evidence of what really caused his death.

Yes, this is very weird

I agree with sheila, this didn't seem to be well
documented to say the least, but now after hearing Aaron and AJ
say they've talked to several people at his job, and with bofors posts, I am having to come to the conclusion that this is true. At this point, it is his employer that is making the claim. We need some more facts. Aaron and infowars may have taken some hits on the reporting but if this is in fact true(I'm still in disbelief trying to wrap my head around this)they deserve major major kudos for actually getting this story out. Only they have reported it, and it is huge. This is horrible, absolutely horrible, no way I will believe that it was just a coincidence that this was timed in this way. I'm still stunned.

Nobody can find an obit.

I've had relatives die (distant) that I never found out about for weeks. Jennings distanced himself from 9/11 Truth with his BBC statement, so it's not like he has kept in touch with 9/11 activists like William Rodriguez does, for instance. His death is exceedingly odd, IMO.

If an obit had been released locally, it's likely that somebody in NYC would have noticed.

We live in interesting times.

They can't kill us all.

They might want to, but they won't.
While I put nothing past them,
the Truth will come out eventually.

Never-the-less, this is quite disturbing.

Hold the intention that you are always in the right place at the right time.


While I clearly see the oddity in Barry's death (the timing of it, the fact that it's apparently been kept "hush-hush" with no obit, etc...), I don't think it wise to automatically assume that he was murdered. I heard that Alex Jones referred to his death as a "probable" murder yesterday on his radio show. Based on... the time of death? To my knowledge, as of yesterday afternoon, all we knew is the time of death (a few days before the release of the NIST report). Some people in this movement have a bad habit of thinking that everything is a "conspiracy."

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

There once was a shepherd boy who was bored as he sat on the hillside watching the village sheep. To amuse himself he took a great breath and sang out, "Wolf! Wolf! The Wolf is chasing the sheep!"

The villagers came running up the hill to help the boy drive the wolf away. But when they arrived at the top of the hill, they found no wolf. The boy laughed at the sight of their angry faces.

"Don't cry 'wolf', shepherd boy," said the villagers, "when there's no wolf!" They went grumbling back down the hill.

Later, the boy sang out again, "Wolf! Wolf! The wolf is chasing the sheep!" To his naughty delight, he watched the villagers run up the hill to help him drive the wolf away.

When the villagers saw no wolf they sternly said, "Save your frightened song for when there is really something wrong! Don't cry 'wolf' when there is NO wolf!"

But the boy just grinned and watched them go grumbling down the hill once more.

Later, he saw a REAL wolf prowling about his flock. Alarmed, he leaped to his feet and sang out as loudly as he could, "Wolf! Wolf!"

But the villagers thought he was trying to fool them again, and so they didn't come.

At sunset, everyone wondered why the shepherd boy hadn't returned to the village with their sheep. They went up the hill to find the boy. They found him weeping.

"There really was a wolf here! The flock has scattered! I cried out, "Wolf!" Why didn't you come?"

An old man tried to comfort the boy as they walked back to the village.

"We'll help you look for the lost sheep in the morning," he said, putting his arm around the youth, "Nobody believes a liar...even when he is telling the truth!"

We have a hard enough time convincing the public about 9/11... My suggestion to people is to question everything, but be careful about promoting your assumptions.

Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? Do we deserve to know how and why 9/11 happened?

Other possibilities....

This movement is founded on critical thinking, so let's apply some here, shall we?

1) African-American men die in their 50's at a higher rate than almost any other group in the U.S. Sad, but true. So, as Vic said above, this could just be a case of a man dying due to natural causes being exacerbated by stress.

2) Perhaps Mr. Jennings made a deal to carefully recant his earlier statements in a plausible way and then disappear ("die") to avoid having to clarify the now very muddy waters he created regarding WTC 7. This basically nullifies him as an eyewitness.

Without an independent report and a positive identification of the body, we will be stuck in a speculative loop, which is a very unproductive situation to be in. If more credible information becomes available, then we can take another look at this relatively minor story in the history of 9/11.

Let's wish the family well and move on, yes?

We can still demand that Michael D. Hess be asked questions under a polygraph test.

The irrefutable video evidence cannot be destroyed, and that along with a scientific analysis is all that's needed to put the lie to the NIST explanation of WTC 7.

We still have much work to do, brothers and sisters, so let's get to it!

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

Move on? I don't think so.

Given the facts in hand, I think the application of Occam's Razor here would indicate that it is probable that Barry Jennings was murdered. In short, we should generally attribute "coincidences" to a common cause, here the overt 9/11 conspiracy.

If assuming that Barry Jennings was murdered is a bad idea, assuming he died of natural causes is worse. It should be a 9/11 Truth priority to probe all of the details of Barry Jennings death. This is obviously critical to making the right conclusions.

Furthermore, if Barry Jennings was murdered, not diligently pursing the evidence puts other 9/11 witnesses at risk. What happens if Sibel Edmonds turns up dead in the near future? Should we just "move on"? I don't think so.

What would potential 9/11 whistle-blowers reading this thread think? Are they going to put their lives on the line for people with a "move on" attitude? Again, I don't this so.

Barry Jennings was an important eye-witness to 9/11, he provided us with valuable interviews and he himself promoted the Truth. We have a responsibility to carefully examine and document the circumstances of his death.

9/11 Truth is not about "moving on", but quite the opposite.

Please reread my post

and start by noting the title Other possibilities.

No where do I discount the possibility that he may have been murdered to silence him, but until we have more credible information, one can only engage in speculation, which is a highly unproductive use of time, imo. Additionally, it is this kind of speculation that creates the pejorative image of a "conspiracy theorist", is this the public perception you want to reinforce?

I always reserve the right to alter my working hypothesis when presented with new evidence.

BTW, while Mr. Jennings was an important eyewitness, he was in no way a 9/11 truth activist.

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

Not really that important?

I'm rather surprised at some comments I've seen indicating that this isn't really that big a deal. Jon Gold says.."Some people in this movement have a bad habit of thinking that everything is a "conspiracy."

And you are exactly right, and that bothers me as well.

However in this case, I'm with Alex Jones. No I don't know what happened, but if it were not for Conspiracists like Alex Jones we wouldn't even know Barry died just before the Gov released their BS WTC 7 report.

And I refuse to think it's no big deal that Sundar went on TV and told the World that they never talked to anyone who heard explosions, when BJ not only was the Emergency Coordinater for the City but worked in building 7 and was the last person out. How can you explain not talking to him? Oh, and by the way..he heard explosions while he was in there and it was before the towers came down. How can you have these two things co exist in the world without controversy and PROOF the gov is lieing? Well, one is eliminated from the world and none of us were even aware of it.

Leftwright said..."So, as Vic said above, this could just be a case of a man dying due to natural causes being exacerbated by stress.or
Perhaps Mr. Jennings made a deal to carefully recant his earlier statements in a plausible way and then disappear ("die") to avoid having to clarify the now very muddy waters he created regarding WTC 7."

He died just before NIST told the world no one heard left that part out. And we have no idea why he died but luckily for "them" people on our own board would go along with a heart attack, after all African American male, overweight, makes sense huh? In 1975 during the Church CIA hearing they showed a little gun with a silencer on it that if shot at you will give you a heart attack. That was over 30 years ago, sure maybe he died just before the report comes out. Guess what? I'm getting tired of the "coincidences" and this one is the biggest one of all. BTW we have no idea how he died, at the bare minimum how about that knowledge?

Leftwright says.."If more credible information becomes available, then we can take another look at this relatively minor story in the history of 9/11. "....relatively minor story? I think not. This guy worked in wtc 7 23rd floor he was there, and told his story that proves NIST is lieing, and as they tell their story, he's dead and no one knows it. It's not minor.

"Let's wish the family well and move on, yes?" No. Wish them well, of course. But move on? Moving on is automatic, but we need to find as much info on this as possible, IMO the stakes were raised with his passing.

"We can still demand that Michael D. Hess be asked questions under a polygraph test."-And he can still refuse and say Jennings was "mistaken".

Don't get me wrong. I'm not raggin on anyone here, I love you guys, and I am also annoyed at "conspiracy" stuff too. But this is different. NIST claimed no one heard explosions. Of course people did, but a man that worked for the Government in WTC 7 at the 23rd floor and was the last to leave, it is impossible to not talk to him and make a report on what happened. He heard explosions. They didn't bother to talk to him. How can they come out and say this when he is around? He was dead when they said this, none of us even knew. This is not tin foil hat stuff to think he was knocked off. How can you think he wasn't?

I know-=the same thing we've been hearing for the last 7 years. Coincidence. I say BS!

Barry Jennings

It's October 17, almost three months since Barry passed away and there is still no word about the cause of his death.

It's given, Barry was being threatened. It's also a given, the same people have gotten to the family.

Wake up poeple. We are under attack.