Professional crisis actors simulate mass casualty events

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More than two weeks after the Sandy Hook school massacre, skepticism about the official version of what happened — that the killings were the work of a lone gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza — persists.
Unrefuted, eye witness reports of suspects being handcuffed by police and police audio of men wearing ski masks and a nun’s habit continue to fuel speculation that Sandy Hook was a “false flag” operation by the Obama regime for the purpose of gun control. Sen. Diane Feinstein’s (D-CA) proposed legislation to ban “assault weapons” including handguns, only adds credibility to the skeptics. Likewise, the spooky coincidences of Sandy Hook and the Aurora, CO massacres.
It is in the context of that skepticism that the odd behavior of Robbie Parker draws attention and raises questions. The father of 6-year-old Sandy Hook victim Emilie, Parker managed to make a split-second transition from laughing and joking to putting on a grim somber face, barely able to speak without breaking down in tears. His peculiar behavior has led radical skeptics to wonder if he, like other parents of Sandy Hook child victims, may actually be hired actors. The skeptics are symptomatic of just how profound Americans’ distrust of and alienation from government has become.
Ever heard of the Crisis Actors?
Located in Denver, Colorado, Crisis Actors describe themselves as “Trained Players and Actors Making it Real” by “Helping schools and first responders create realistic drills, full-scale exercises, high-fidelity simulations, and interactive 3D films.”
Here’s the Feature Story on the Crisis Actors website:

Active Shooter Crisis Actors Target Mall Shootings via Visionbox

DENVER, CO, October 31, 2012 — A new group of actors is now available nationwide for active shooter drills and mall shooting full-scale exercises, announced Visionbox, Denver’s leading professional actors studio.
Visionbox Crisis Actors are trained in criminal and victim behavior, and bring intense realism to simulated mass casualty incidents in public places.
The actors’ stage acting experience, ranging from Shakespeare to contemporary American theater, enables them to “stay in character” throughout an exercise, and improvise scenes of extreme stress while strictly following official exercise scenarios.
The actors regularly rehearse scenarios involving the Incident Command System and crisis communications, and appear in interactive training films produced in both 2D and stereoscopic 3D.
Producers Jennifer McCray Rincon and John Simmons formed the group to demonstrate emerging security technologies, help first responders visualize life-saving procedures, and assist trainers in delivering superior hands-on crisis response training.
For example, with a large shopping center, the producers review all security camera views and design dramatic scenes specifically for existing camera angles, robotic camera sweeps, and manually-controlled camera moves.
The producers then work with the trainers to create a “prompt book” for the actors so that key scenario developments can be triggered throughout the mall shooting simulation, and caught on tape.
The actors can play the part of the shooters, mall employees, shoppers in the mall, shoppers who continue to arrive at the mall, media reporters and others rushing to the mall, and persons in motor vehicles around the mall.
Visionbox Crisis Actors can also play the role of citizens calling 911 or mall management, or posting comments on social media websites.
During the exercise, the producers use two-way radio to co-direct the Crisis Actors team from the mall dispatch center and at actors’ locations.
Within this framework, the exercise can test the mall’s monitoring and communications systems, the mall’s safety plan including lockdown and evacuation procedures, the ability of first responders and the mall to coordinate an effective response, and their joint ability to respond to the media and information posted on the Internet.
Security camera footage is edited for after-action reports and future training.
For more information visit and
Visionbox is a project of the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center. Crisis Actors is a project of the Colorado Safety Task Force established by Colorado State Senator Steve King.
Nathan Bock
Amanda Brown
(720) 810-1641

In our age of Photoshop and Internet hoaxes, how do we tell the difference between professional crisis actors and the parents of real-life victims?
H/t my friend Mark S. McGrew

UPDATE (Jan. 3, 2013):

Thanks to a tip from FOTM reader “Em,” as of yesterday, the Crisis Actors website is no longer freely accessible. You must now “join” the organization to access the website or sign in with your Google or Yahoo! account.
I tried to join. In addition to my e-mail address and password, I was also asked “Do you have a certificate for any course completed at” — which suggests Crisis Actors is somehow connected to FEMA.
I answered “No” and kept getting this message “Please correctly answer “Do you have a certificate for any course completed at”.
Only when I answered “Yes” was I able to continue. My application to join is now “pending approval.”

Update (Jan. 7, 2013):

More evidence that Crisis Actors is strongly connected to two federal government agencies: FEMA and the Dept. of Homeland Security. Many references to both agencies are in a 73-page pdf document that Crisis Actors prepared for one of their courses on how to approach and behave on social media. The document is titled “IS-042 Social Media in Emergency Management: Course Summary and Handouts.”
You can read the document for yourself on the web or, if Crisis Actors takes down the document (which I fully anticipate they will), from Fellowship of the Minds’s library, “IS042_Social_Media”. (A big h/t to FOTM reader Nick!)
See also “Remarkable resemblance of Sandy Hook victims and professional crisis actors.

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0 responses to “Professional crisis actors simulate mass casualty events

  1. Obama is a liar, a thug, a thief and guilty of murder here and abroad. Treason yes. Egomaniac? Definitely.

  2. Yes, there seems to be many inconsistancies tied directly to this shooting that need to be explored. But what I find even more telling is the fact that no one from the “OFFICIAL SIDE” of the investigation has come forward to offer any type of explanation as to the whys or why nots of the questions raised. It seems to me that from an “OFFICAL” aspect they would rather that all of those questions, given time and ignoring them, will just go away. And to me, that in itself screams out for an answer!

  3. I don’t buy into the conspiracy….but the video of Robbie Parker is pretty weird.

    • What about the interview with the medical examiner and the other parents that also gave a television interview? Parents who are coming from WORK showing up in jeans, um, where are the suits and ties? Ummm, my kid has been shot, but I’m going to go home and change clothes first. Not happening.

  4. Emille’s father was in such shock he had no idea what he was saying. He won’t believe the emotions later after he comes out of shock.

    • Are we, as a people, so weak that the loss of a loved one puts us into such a state of shock that we don’t know what we are doing or saying? I think not, because if that is the case, then we as a nation are doomed, a nation filled with weak-minded fools that have no ability to stand on their own and do what is necessary in a crisis, regardless of what that crisis may be…I have seen death many times, and knowing so many people that have lost loved one, NEVER have I seen any of them react in such a manner, even those whom I have known that have lost their only child…the following direction and then changing his mood is indicative of acting, common method acting…so, no, he was not in shock, period…

  5. Homeschool Mama

    Publicizing false information after a shooting in a darkened theater is different from doing so when the shooting happened in a school in broad daylight. There are real victims and real people who saw real things happen. No one could say they were in the school when they weren’t. As for Mr. Parker’s statement, I would think it would be harder to get away with a broadcast of an actor portraying the father of a child victim who would have been known to many in the community. Many would know if this was true or false and I don’t think you could prevent all leaks.

    • HM,
      The radical skeptics about Sandy Hook and other massacres are symptomatic of the widespread distrust in and profound alienation from government. I hope you’re right and that your trust will not be betrayed.

    • From what I see, it’s not a claim that people, even children, did not die, the question is about the inconsistencies and (apparent?) cover-ups that exist in today’s society…Some may lay claim it is all fake, some may lay claim zero is fake…I lay claim that the law enforcement, courts, and media are all hiding something by giving bits of information that does not necessarily fit the incident that has happened…Upon viewing video of the removal of the weapon from the trunk of the car Lanza drove to the school, I can say it was definitely not a shotgun, it was a rifle, appearing to be of the AR design…watching an officer handle the weapon in the manner he did, unloading the weapon in the manner he did, which shows the style of weapon, and a second where one could actually see the pistol grip or magazine…there are other reports that exist and have changed several times over a period of days, or a week, wheras such such information would not change except during the first 1-2 hours of investigation on the scene…it is the little things like this that get out before they can be intercepted that cause such inconsistencies…these cause questions to be asked, and rightfully so…Whether Lanza was the shooter or not, whether he had help or not, and many more pieces, may never be known now that we have had so many inconsistent reports of what happened…I only seek the truth and all I care about is the truth…nothing more, nothing less, and it sickens me that the government and media focus on the guns and not touching Lanza’s reported mental state, which is the real culprit in this case, not the guns he stole after killing his mother, if in fact he did do that…truth is of utmost importance, not lies, constant changes, or political/media agendas, as what has appeared in the days and weeks after the shooting…

  6. Happy 2013 Dr. Eowyn,
    It seems that everything has become a hall of mirrors. Which story is true, and which is not? I can hope for better outcomes than some I have imagined. But there are some nights that deny me sleep.

    • Hopefully, the truth will come out some day.
      A blessed 2013 to you and your family, TD!

    • The truth is all I seek…too many changes, lies, and deceit…I am tired of media/government/other people’s agendas and their use of this incident to further such agendas, whatever they may be, which in this case, is disarming the people…do some research about mass shooters over the past 20 or so years, you’ll almost all were on mentally altering prescriptions…and they all have occurred in places where a gun was forbidden by the law-abiding people…some of those shooters got their guns legally, some didn’t…the drugs and the persons mental state play a major role in possibly why the shootings happened…The official story in Aurora holds very little water for me, as from what I have seen, there is much that can be argued as false…the back door, for example, only opens from inside and is tied to audible alarms for evacuation, and silent alarms for fire dept and law enforcement response…one officer testified recently at a hearing in that case that Holmes was standing in front of his car, still wearing his mask, helmet, and gear, and yet saw him smile…a smirk…which, if you have ever seen a gas mask, is impossible…the mouth and nose are fully covered by the mask…the officer, I guarantee, was not standing next to Holmes, since he would recognize that this person was not part of law enforcement prior to reaching him, caution being the order of approach, therefore, he was not up close and recognized this fact before reaching him…eye-witness accounts indicate multiple people, not a single shooter…the latest that Holmes has been acting odd, strange, and claiming no memory also point to possible issues….for that case it comes down to mental ability…the truth in that case may never come out either and what has come out has as many holes as swiss cheese…in any case, I do hope that common decency prevails and truth can finally be told, and those that may have given false information be taught a lesson….all we can do is hope…

  7. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this fascinating post. The truth always comes out.

  8. Fyi, Crisis Actors site has been locked down. No more access since earlier today

  9. Thank you Dr. Eowyn and em for the update. Very intersting indeed! They may be related to FEMA! We already know this regime loves to use a crisis to implement their agendas.

  10. Cynthia Norberg

    The behavior of this father is not at all strange. I was only feet away from the gunman in the mall shooting in Oregon. I ran for my life. In the first days following, I had moments when, if I was focused on family or friends or something they were saying I would lose myself in what was being said so that I could not think about things even for a moment. They often tried to say things lightheartedly and funny to try and help me take another step forward. BUT in a moment I could laugh at their attempts to lighten the moment for me and the next SECOND I could be crying and would have to take deep breathes to keep from breaking down, just as this father did when he turned to begin to speak about something so devestating to him. Then I could turn a moment later and be angry and get a little snappy at someone…..a few moments of silence and someone changes the subject, tries to crack a small joke in hopes to lighten the mood and the cycle continued. It is not strange at all. Quit coming up with all kinds of assumptions of how someone who lost their child acts from moment to moment. You have no idea what it is like unless you have been through a similar shocking tragedy…..and then you still may act and respond differently…..because we are all different, praise God for that.

    • Yes, his actions are odd, strange…and the working into the emotion is common, just as he was doing it, with method acting…and since this was supposed to be the day after, he would not be lost in whatever is being said or going on around him…I know this also from experience of seeing it first hand with people that have lost family, children…and in my own family’s loss…as it is, being that it is a news conference, there is no moment to get lost in, just the feeling of loss and speaking about that loss…his emotions would have been all over the place, yes, but not with smiles and laughter with what he was about to do….I myself have been shot at, I know what it is being around gunmen..I am also a Veteran, so I have seen a lot of emotion from a wide range of people…For you, running away, but not losing anyone in that incident, can’t be compared to the direct loss of a child and then the very next day being at a news conference, listening to other speakers before you, and dealing with the emotion of that loss…just hearing the other speakers, however many there may have been, before his own speech would have had him, and any other parent that suffered such loss just 24 hours before, in tears or just numb and not reacting to anything, by the time they were called to speak…not laughing and cajoling….yes, his actions are odd and yes his actions match method acting…if he were trying to be strong with laughter, why change that at the mic? To draw sympathy? A strong person that doesn’t cry, from anger in many cases, will continue the same demeanor, not change it to tears when in the public eye…human nature…to force oneself to change emotions for that purpose, to gain sympathy for example, draws a lot of suspicion…it all comes to human nature…oh, and if you are around someone that just lost a child, would you try and joke with them and try to make them smile? It would draw irritation from that person and possibly some harsh words…for someone that lost a child, joking and trying to make them smile right after the loss is the wrong thing to do, and that is something that should never be done until after the funeral happens, when they can finally start to put it past them and work on moving on with their lives, at that time it would become necessary to try and bring in the lighter moods…No offense intended to you, but I do disagree with your opinion as I am sure you may disagree with mine…but think about what I said here before replying if you choose to…

    • @Cynthia Norberg,
      You’re joking…right?

  11. The idea that these people are directly linked to FEMA sends yet another chill thru me. This would lead me to conclude that they aren’t in the business of understanding a crisis as much as creating one.
    Great catch, Dr. Eowyn.

    • My application to join Crisis Actors, which is a prerequisite to gaining full access to their website — access that was totally and freely available to the public just days ago — is still “pending.” Something tells me it will remain “pending” forever. [snark]

  12. Dr. Eowyn,your post was the first I had read about this bunch. It is now circulating heavy around the internet. This was a nazi experiment on the American people, this much is clear. Whether it was real or not is yet to be uncovered. It will have to be done by citizens and citizen journalists. All in the name of control,money and power, the commies will stop at nothing. Too much about this incident smells. Like everything else they do. The gun grab is a major distraction at present,watch what the other hand is doing. America is absolutely no place for communists or the like. Period.

  13. check this one out. Nick Phelps one of the parents is actually an actor for fema crisis exercises real name Richard Sexton of Florida.

  14. UPDATE
    More evidence that Crisis Actors is strongly connected to two federal government agencies: FEMA and the Dept. of Homeland Security. Many references to both agencies are in a 73-page pdf document that Crisis Actors prepared for one of their courses on how actors are to approach and behave on social media. The document is titled “IS-042 Social Media in Emergency Management: Course Summary and Handouts.”
    You can read the document for yourself on the web or, if Crisis Actors takes down the document (which I fully anticipate they will), from Fellowship of the Minds’s library, “IS042_Social_Media.” (A big h/t to FOTM reader Nick!)

  15. I just discovered that there seems to be no John Simmons at Visionbox, you find only info about Jennifer (info and picture).
    And if they are actors and producers, why are they not at IMDb?

    • Hmm…curious…though if they classify whatever they do as “Industrial” then there won’t be an IMDB for them, provided this is all they do…This is the first I have heard of names actually being associated with the actors rumors, which I have only seen a couple times as speculation…

  16. Very, very intriguing….something definately seems to be going on.

  17. It’s also odd that the ctpost website doesn’t list any of the victims on their obituary area of their website. I entered every name one by one and came up none….

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  21. Here is a heads-up for a false flag in the Atlanta area scheduled(?) for the end of June 2014. Maybe enough publicity for it might cancel their plans.

  22. Obama you scoundrel, you’re worse then the CIA And yes CIA and FBI I know you’re reading this. You’re watching, always watching.

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  26. The more you you look at Sandy Hoax the more you become convinced this is no simple lie. It is a lie Many people are now covering up. The cover up exists at the Federal, State and local levels. Several bureaucracies are lying in deed or omission. The cover up has profited many people and organization by perhaps hindereds of millions of dollars. Sandy Hoax is no small thing. We all die a little each time we do not call the liars on this horrible farce.
    IMO we can start by renaming Sandy Hook to Sandy Hoax. I can promise t he good people of Sandy Hook will secretly thank you. NSA keeps the good people of Sandy Hook from speaking the truth.

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  35. The Wall Street Journal ran a story, in March of this year, citing the October 31, 2012, Visionbox press release. It then summarily dismisses the theory, that any of this could be used for domestic propaganda purposes, using the conspiracy theory label:


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