First off, I want to apologize for promising in my last article that this article would include my "eyewitness" list. Due to the rate at which I’m unearthing information about these individuals, I’ve decided to keep this list close to my vest for the time being. Hopefully, after reading this article, you’ll understand why I’ve decided to keep these names under wraps until I’ve had the chance to do my diggin’ (I don’t want “breadcrumbs” disappearing from the web before I have the chance to find them).
Kai Simonsen is the FOX News "reporter" who was reportedly inside Chopper 5 at the time of the “second impact.” I downloaded the footage that mentions Kai from 911 Chronology - Source Material (approximate VRTs 21:25 and 23:20). I'm currently working on creating a multipurpose excerpt for YouTube, but for now, I guess you'll have to either go there yourself or take my word for it.
UPDATE: There is already a YouTube video in existence that includes FOX News tapping into Kai's feed. For some reason, the audio has been turned down the first time Kai comes on at 15:30 Video Run Time (VRT). This is not the case in the 9/11 Chronology video. Kai comes on again in the YouTube video at 17:25 VRT.
Analysis – The Kai Simonsen Interview
(Click photo to read interview)
Aside from the fact that this article contains countless spelling errors and some of the longest sentences I’ve ever read in my life, there are a couple of interesting things that Kai mentions.
First of all, he says that he had just landed in Caldwell, NJ when he received a text message about the “first impact.” Then he says that shortly thereafter, they took off again and headed for the towers. As the crow flies, it’s about 20 miles from Caldwell to the towers. Yet we can see from this video that Chopper 5 is barely moving as it films from several miles away. In fact, it is actually moving sideways faster than it is approaching the towers.
No matter what time they actually launched, this scenario doesn’t make any sense. If they launched only 5 minutes after the “first impact,” then it took them 13 minutes to travel approximately 13 miles. So why would they slow down from 60mph to less than 10mph (and not even toward the towers) while they were still several miles away?
Furthermore, who was controlling the zoom factor of the camera? And why would that person choose to zoom in when they did? Of course, the second question is moot, since we now know that the purpose of this zoom was to provide us with an unmistakable image of a “plane.”
Skipping over the absurd “sightseeing pilot” comment, I will make a note for later about the obviously false statement that he was “up there for a few hours.” His reference to a fellow FOX reporter who was “hiding inside one of the trucks,” is also noteworthy.
Analysis – Kai Drops Some Breadcrumbs?
After reading this interview, I moved on to the second page of Google results for Kai Simonsen. Dated December 19, 2001 – this is what I found (click on the image for the actual link):
Amazing, isn’t it? Everything you need to create your very own media hoax, all in one place! They even have a green screen! I wonder if this was the same studio that is currently for rent at 28 Warren Street.
After noticing that he had two posts in that forum, I dug up the second as well:
FYI, the mandy.com link is dead, as is the second link (although the sundialproductions.com website is alive and well). Whether Kai feels he was in the clear at that point or whether he felt guilty and started dropping "breadcrumbs," I don’t know. If anyone cares to ask him, you might want to do it quickly, before he suddenly has an "accident" or a "heart attack."
I’m not sure whether that phone number is still valid, so you may want to try contacting him at his current company.
Even though the mandy.com link is dead, I’m going to add that “kai005” page name to my notes.
UPDATE: I figured they might kill both of Kai's links associated with the screenshots above, so I saved them before I posted this article. Great thanks to Webfairy for allowing me to store them on her site.
Second Kai Ad
Analysis – Kai Hits the Streets?
Back in my Don Dahler installment, I pointed out how Rick Leventhal beckoned his crew to the intersection of Warren and Church. His exact words were “come over this way, Pat. (Five?), Bill - we can see the top of the building from here.”
According to this foxnews.com article (halfway down the page):
The FOX News truck, parked on Church Street between Duane and Reade, became a home-in-hell for the New York bureau, which was all-hands-on-deck for the cataclysm. Producers Carlos Van Meek, Kendall Gastelu, Ian Rafferty, Anne Woolsey and Katie Sargent teamed with shooters like Pat Butler, Don Collopy, Scott Wilder and Mike Fagan to ensure viewers saw the devastation in all its ghastly reality.
Aside from placing the truck 2 blocks north of its actual location (did they have 2 trucks?), who else besides Pat Butler could Rick Leventhal have been talking to? I don’t see a "Bill" on that list, and of course, there’s no “Five” either.
If someone held a gun to my head and made me guess, I’d say that “Bill” (maybe Phil?) is this guy, who they picked up sometime after WTC1 “collapsed:”
Here, we have yet another clear case of the media interviewing… the media. Of course, we later see this “eyewitness” handling cable and running up and down the street just prior to the second collapse.
If you kept the gun to my head and demanded that I guess who “Five” was, I’d have to guess it was Kai Simonsen. This guess would be based on the dead Kai005 link on mandy.com, the fact that he was associated with Chopper 5, the fact that he mentions the truck that Pat Butler and Rick Leventhal were "hiding" in, and the assumption that there would have been no need for his “special talents” in the air after they got their “impact” shot (if he was even needed in the air at all).
The last time FOX News taps into Kai Simonsen’s feed on WNYW is at 9:12AM. Rick Leventhal is beckoning “Five” at 10:28AM.
What do you suppose Don Dahler/”Jim Friedl” would have said to Chopper 5 when he hailed it from his radio after they botched that shot? Does “I want to see you in my office,” or something to that effect sound logical? Landing Chopper 5 on one of the nearby rooftops (perhaps on a building covered in tarp?) is far more efficient than going back to Caldwell, New Jersey (if they really did launch from there).
Remember, this is pure speculation on account of the hypothetical gun to my head. I’m more than willing to hear alternative guesses as to who else “Five” may be.
I find it interesting that I was only able to find one story about Kai Simonsen's experiences with regard to 9/11. Given his vantage point, you’d think his name would be all over television and the internet immediately following 9/11. Instead, I can't find a single reference to him in any mainstream media article or story after 9/11.
Wikipedia lists Kai only as one of WNYW's “reporters.” However, if you read his bio at WNYW's website and take a look at his present and past businesses, you will quickly understand that he is much more than just a reporter.
Without taking the time to ask him, we can never be sure whether those forum posts were legitimate ads or whether he was trying to leave us clues intentionally. For instance, is he trying to tell us that Sundial Productions produced the CGI’s in all of these “amateur” videos?
Regardless of his intent, there is no doubt in my mind that Kai Simonsen played a key role in the media hoax aspect of 9/11.