Crisis actors, as described by an outfit in Denver, Colorado called Visionbox Crisis Actors, are “a new group of actors … available nationwide for active shooter drills and mall shooting full-scale exercises” who “are trained incriminal and victim behavior, and bring intense realism to simulated mass casualty incidents in public places. The actors’ stage acting experience … enables them to ‘stay in character’ throughout an exercise, and improvise scenes of extreme stress while strictly following official exercise scenarios.”
Not only are ordinary crisis actors used in government drills and mass trauma events, some of them are amputees!
There’s an outfit called Amputees in Action, which describes itself as “a unique agency, working independently to provide … trained professional amputee actors for the film and screen industries and for emergency and military services training simulations…. Our personnel use their personal trauma experiences to enable graphic realism that is second to none, and our team of special effects (SFX) make-up, moulage and prosthetic artists use cutting edge technology to enhance and extend the appearance and function of limb-loss scenarios.”
Steve recently posted on suspected crisis actors at the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings, notably “Jeff Bauman” who had both of his legs blown off but somehow managed to be fully conscious as he was carted away in a wheelchair (see here and here).
There’s also a black woman who, immediately after the first bomb exploded, was pictured sitting on the ground next to Jeff Bauman, with no visible blood or injuries (see below).
Moments later, however, the same black woman was covered in blood and strapped into a spine board stretcher. As seen in the pic below, it’s the same black woman because she’s wearing the same red jacket.
On April 15, 2013, Max Malone was a spectator videotaping the marathon, standing right where the first bomb exploded on the sidewalk in front of aLensCrafters store at 699 Boylston St., Boston.
Here’s Malone’s video. I suggest you skip to the 2:10 mark when the first bomb exploded.
Malone’s video captured several notable points of interest:
1. The video clearly shows that the store windows of LensCrafters were intact despite the explosion, in direct contrast to news accounts of the store’s windows being shattered.
2. The video clearly shows that the spectators in front of LensCrafters were not injured, with no blood on their faces or limbs.
3. Most importantly, the video captured a blonde middle-aged woman dressed in red who, after the first explosion, walked past Malone’s video camera, uninjured and unbloodied.
Below is a screenshot I took of Woman in Red at the 8:50 mark in the video. Note her short blonde hair and the upturned collar of her red jacket.
Moments later, however, Woman in Red got “into character” as a bomb victim, now wearing a black jacket over the red, as shown in news footage of her sitting dazed on the ground (10:00 mark):
And here she is being wheeled away, her face and her left hand now covered with blood (9:33 mark):
I wonder how much she got paid for her one-day crisis actor performance?
For all the posts FOTM has done on the Boston bombings, go to our “Boston Marathon Bombings” page, especially the post “Were Boston Marathon bombings a false flag? – Part 2: The bomb drill”.
H/t FOTM’s Gingercake
Dr. Eowyn’s article first appeared at Fellowship of the Minds.