The Orlando Pulse-gay-nightclub shooting of June 12, 2016 isn’t just the worst or deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, it also has the distinction of having an astonishing number of people with known acting or camera experience.
To begin, there is the shooter himself, Omar Mateen, who had two acting credits according to the Internet Movie Database (IMDb). A day after I took the screenshot below, IMDb saw fit to delete one of them — Mateen’s appearance in the documentary, The Big Fix. (See “Orlando gay-club shooter is also an actor!“)
Then there is eyewitness Luis Burbano who claims to be in Pulse at the time of the shooting and admitted that he was the man who had held an exit door closed, ostensibly to keep the armed gunman from escaping, which makes no sense. What Burbano actually achieved was to prevent survivors from leaving the club.
On IMDb, Burbano is identified to have five acting credits. A day after I had taken a screenshot of his acting credits (see below), IMDb also scrubbed one of the credits — Burbano’s portrayal of a “club patron” in the 2015 music video “Spirit of Orlando: Shooting Up”.
- Eyewitness Christopher Hansen (Andrew Bowser)
- Chief medical examiner Dr. Joshua Stephany
- TV intern reporter Patience Carter
1. Christopher Hansen/Andrew Bowser
Christopher Hansen is the bearded man in a hat and an American-flag t-shirt who was interviewed by various media outlets as an eyewitness. He can also be seen in video carrying a shooting victim strangely toward, instead of away from, the Pulse nightclub crime scene.
Daily Telegraph identifies Hansen as a “Pulse patron” who was in the VIP lounge when the shooting broke out and who managed to escape the club unharmed. Expressing disbelief at the situation, Hansen said, “I was thinking, ‘Are you kidding me?’ So I just dropped down. I just said, ‘Please, please, please, I want to make it out.’ And when I did, I saw people shot. I saw blood.”
Below is Christopher Hansen being interviewed on ABC’s GMA (Good Morning America). Footage of him carrying a victim toward Pulse begins at the 1:02 mark.
But Christopher Hansen looks very much like a professional actor named Andrew Bowser who claims to have developed a “cult following” portraying “quirky characters” inserted into real-life news events, such as pretending to be a weird Arby employee in this news video:
Andrew Bowser’s IMDb (Internet Movie Database) profile describes him as “An up and coming Director/Actor, famous for his quirky characters and viral YouTube videos,” whose characters are “wonderfully deceiving”. Bowser’s “Filmography” has 10 acting credits, 7 director credits, 3 writer credits, 4 producer credits, 1 cinematopher credit, 1 sound department credit, and 1 archive footage credit.
Below is a side-by-side comparison of Christopher Hansen and satanist Andrew Bowser — both are bearded, have similar eyebrows and noses, and have a fondness for hats.
of Concordia ab chao blog points out that Bowser may not even be Andrew Bowser’s real name, but rather the name of the reptilian turtle villain from Super Mario games (below).
He also has a page on IMDb, with one acting credit as “himself,” a forensic pathologist, in 6 episodes of the 2005-2008 TV series Dr. G: Medical Examiner. Here’s a screenshot I took at 3:36 PM on June 18, 2016 of Stephany’s profile on IMDb :
As reported by Frank Torres for The Orlando Political Observer on June 16, 2016, four days after the Pulse nightclub shooting, Dr. Stephany was only just confirmed for a 3-year term as Orange County Chief Medical Examiner. Prior to his appointment, Stephany had been Interim Chief Medical Examiner after the retirement of Dr. Jan Garavaglia in May 2015. “Dr. G Medical Examiner” was known nationwide for her television show on the Learning Child and testimony in the Casey Anthony Trial.
3. Patience Carter
Then there is Patience Carter, 20, who also claims to be an eyewitness and survivor of the Pulse gay-club shooting massacre. Here she is in a 25+minutes appearance relating her harrowing experience, beginning with an emotional recitation of a poem she wrote.
It turns out Carter also has camera/acting experience, having been an intern at Fox29 TV in Philadelphia.
It is astonishing how many actors were involved in the Orlando shooting! The probability of that occurring by random chance stretches one’s credulity.
- G4S security contractor that employed Orlando shooter is a client of crisis actor company
- Orlando gay-club shooting: The pieces that don’t fit
- Orlando terrorist-killer Omar Mateen worked for a security firm with DHS contract to identify suspected terrorists
- Orlando gay-club shooting shows failure of government on every level
H/t “Barry Soetoro Esq.” and FOTM‘s Lola.
Dr. Eowyn’s post first appeared at Fellowship of the Minds