Claus Larsen was invited by DragonCon 2020/Skeptics Track to give a small lecture on conspiracy theories – what are they, why do people believe in them, and what should we do about them?
Sunday Paper CSICon 2018 Claus Larsen and Steen Svanholm Steen and Claus presented their newest research on why some conspiracy theorists become evangelical, at CSICON 2018, the largest conference for science-based skeptics.
Between Niels Harrit from the Danish, and Steen Svanholm and Claus Larsen from 911facts.dk on Danish Radio24syv. The interview (in Danish) can be found here. (Weather forecast from 0:00 to 00:20.) Host: Welcome to "Aflyttet" ("Bugged"), the program that...
A report from the courtroom hearings at the so-called Niels Harrit libel case against journalist Søren K. Villemoes.
On March 3, 2015, 911facts.dk interviewed physicist Per Hedegaard about his involvement in the court case filed by Niels Harrit against Danish newspaper Weekendavisen. A U.S. website had claimed that Per Hedegaard had changed his mind and would testify in support of...
This claim is rooted in the myth that Jews are, and have been, behind the largest conspiracies throughout time. When that many Jews don’t show up for work, it must be because they were warned beforehand, as opposed to non-Jews, who then became victims of the terror attack.
The background for the claim is that there appears to be sources that point at 8:43am, e.g., the TV station CNN and NORAD itself, while the 9-11 Commission report points to 09:03am.
This article takes a closer look at one of the numerous petitions started by thefollowing the terror attack on September 11, 2001. The object is to ensure what the movement calls an “independent investigation” of the events on that day.
In July 2013 the umbrella organization ReThink911.org0 which comprises of a number of groups within thea video asking for financial support for an information campaign. The goal is to get the public to realize that the official explanation of the...
Francesco Cossiga, former Italian President, said in 2007 that it were the CIA and Mossad who carried out Operation September 11, and that this is “common knowledge” in the intelligence community.
An American general has confirmed that the terror attack on September 11, 2001 was an “inside job”.
A “stand down” order was issued which meant that the U.S. Airforce was not to shoot down the hijacked planes.
Denne løbeseddel blev delt ud af den danske afdeling af, i11time, ved deres demonstration på Rådhuspladsen den 11. september 2009.
Two rescue workers in the so-called TRAC-team (Trauma Response Assistance for Children), Nicholas DeMasi and Mike Bellone, claim that they helped FBI agents find and salvage three of the four black boxes from the planes that hit the World Trade Center 1 and 2. It is claimed that the FBI later left with the boxes. The boxes were supposedly found on October 3, 2001.
The many warnings should have been ignored deliberately by the American govenment, because it wanted to pass legislation that removed civil rights, so that the overall plan for the New World Order could be implemented more easily.
J. Michael Springman is a former employee at the American Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi-Arabia. During an interview with radio host Alex Jones, he claimed that, despite him refusing to grant 15 of the 19 hijackers visas for the United States, because they were on a watchlist, the CIA ordered him to grant the visas anyway.
A central claim by theis that the World Trade Center 1, 2, and 7 did not collapse as described in the scientifically recognized expert investigations. Instead, the collapses are supposedly controlled demolitions. The claim is supported by examples of...
Five men, with Middle Eastern looks, were seen cheering on top of a truck while they were filming the terror attack. The men were arrested but later released from custody. When interviewed on Israeli television, they said that they were only there to film the event. The claim is used to argue that the Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad, knew in advance that the terror attack would happen.
In the time leading up to Niels Harrit’s libel trial in the High Court, a claim emerged that the former colleague of Harrit’s, physicist Per Hedegaard, had changed his mind from thinking that Niels Harrit’s theories were “crazy” to supporting Niels Harrit.
On November 26, 2012, we held a debate with Jeppe Severin who represented the’s demand for a so-called new independent investigation of the terror attack on September 11, 2001. The debate took place at Kulturhuset Indre By in Copenhagen. The debate...
On October 19, 2011, we held a debate with retired chemistry professor Niels Harrit at the local cultural center, Prismen, Copenhagen, Denmark. The lecture was recorded by both our camera crew and Niels Harrit’s camera crew.We would love to bring the lecture in its...
Vice President Dick Cheney was in control of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) on September 11, 2001. He had the power – and used it – to prevent NORAD from stopping the hijacked planes.
The claim is intended to support a central claim, namely that the World Trade Center 7 was destroyed by a controlled demolition.
The claim indicates that World Trade Center 1 and 2 did not collapse due to being hit by the two planes and the ensuing fires.
The claim is used to support the claim that huge quantities of explosives and top secret military-developed nanothermite were placed in the World Trade Center 1, 2, and 7 prior to September 11, 2001. When the nanothermite (and explosives) were ignited, the three buildings then collapsed.
Claim “On top of the pile of suspicious things, add the unusually low number of passengers onboard each of the hijacked planes on that morning.”0 Background The claim indicates that it should have been advantageous to the hijackers if the planes carried particularly...
The claim is based on the assumption that Flight 175, a Boeing 767-222, was not designed to fly as fast as it did, when it hit the World Trade Center 2. Additionally, it was not possible to control the plane, so that it could hit the building. Thus, it cannot be Flight 175 that hit the World Trade Center 2.
Due to the so-called ground effect, it should not be possible for a Boeing 757 to fly close to the ground at a speed of 500 mph (800 km/h). The consequence of the claim is thus that something other than Flight 77, a Boeing 757, hit the Pentagon after having flown the last part of the stretch at 529 mph (852 km/h) a few meters above the ground.
The claim is used to support the claim that Flight 77 was not flown by one of the hijackers, Hani Hanjour, because the maneuver was supposedly too complicated for an untrained pilot. The claim is thus used to support the claim that Flight 77 was remotely controlled, which again should point to someone other than al Qaeda being involved in the terror attack on September 11, 2001. Instead, the attack was a so-called “inside job”. The claim leads to yet another claim: That it wasn’t even Flight 77 that hit the Pentagon but a Global Hawk drone.
The claim is based on a brief article from September 11, 2001 published around noon, local time. The mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, Michael R. White, was quoted saying that a Boeing 767 from Boston had made an emergency landing in Cleveland Hopkins International Airport because it was believed there was a bomb on board.
The claim that Flight 93 was shot down is based on debris from the plane being found up to 12 kilometers from the crash site. One piece of debris was a plane engine, weighing a ton, about 800 meters from the crash site. The claim is supported with the argument that the crash site does not look like a plane crash site. There are too few and too small pieces of debris. For comparison, other, even violent, crash sites are used, where easily recognizable plane parts were found.
The claim suggests that freefall speed and symmetry should be signs of controlled demolition, as well as the buildings should have been able to withstand the collapse of some floors due to fire. Since each building collapsed completely, it must mean that they were all destroyed by controlled demolition.
A quote by George W. Bush is interpreted by the conspiracy theorists as if Bush had knowledge of something that the rest of the world did not, given that the video of the first plane hitting World Trade Center 1 was not published until the day after.
The claim, made by e.g. Niels Harrit, is used to support a central claim, namely that huge quantities of explosives and top secret military-developed nanothermite were placed in the World Trade Center 1, 2, and 7 prior to September 11, 2001. Allegedly, the nanothermite melted the metal in the buildings leaving lakes of melted metal onwhere the buildings collapsed. The claim suggests that the amounts of melted metal were so large that even heavy rain could not cool them down. It is suggested that something caused this heat to last and that this could only be nanothermite.
The claim posits that it is suspicious that the World Trade Center 1, 2 and 7 collapsed, since it would be the first time that steel-framed highrises collapsed due to fire. It is thus argued that a conspiracy consisting of the american government was behind the attack and not, as previously established, Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda, and the 19 terrorists.
It is inherently difficult to establish precisly how much public support exists for the. Polls can give some indication of a mood in the population but the polls that are used by the (and usually paid by same) rarely says anything about...
Despite innumerable claims of solid evidence of the existence of the New World Order, it always turns out that the evidence is of more or less doubtful nature. One such example is this “exposure” from June 13, 2011, published on the blog Truth-out.org 0: The main...
Allegedly, it should be implausible that any human tissue or bone material would survive the massive destruction. It would also be impossible to compare surviving DNA with DNA from the terrorists, since they had not given DNA samples to the authorities before the terror attack. Furthermore, the claim suggests that there weren’t any hijackers on board the four planes, which means that the planes must have been remotely controlled or that the planes must have been flown into their targets by the airline pilots.
On May 23 2012 Niels Harrit from the Danishand Steen Svanholm from 911facts.dk were interviewed by the National Broadcasting Corporation (DR) about conspiracy theories about the terror attack on September 11 2001. The program can be heard on DR’s...
Conversation with Steen Svanholm about www.911facts.dk which counters the critique from 911truth, i11.time and others who seek an independent investigation of the events surrounding the terror attack on September 11, 2001. From autumn 2011. The interview is in Danish...
The world-famous skeptic and conjurer James Randi visited Copenhagen in the summer of 2010. This is a brief interview about conspiracy theories.
Introduction Pierre Viby is a pilot and flight instructor with experience in flying a Boeing 767. He is associated with Center Air, a center for pilot training in Roskilde, Denmark. 911facts.dk contacted CenterAir3 in April 2013 and was after a conversation with...
The claim is used to support the theory that the World Trade Center 1, 2 and 7 did not collapse due to the terror attack but because many tons of explosives and nanothermite were placed in the buildings prior to the attack.
An article in The Washington Post describes how, in 2009, American security agents from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) succeeded in smuggling materials for small bombs through security in ten important government buildings. The agents then put together the small bombs and walked around with them, unhindered. The article is used by theto support the claim that, leading up to September 11, 2001, huge quantities of explosives and top secret military-developed nanothermite were placed in the World Trade Center 1, 2, and 7. It is argued that, since agents in secret can smuggle materials for explosives into federal buildings, there is nothing that prevents the World Trade Center 1, 2, and 7 from being destroyed by controlled demolitions.
The claim is used to support the notion that a government conspiracy, and not al Qaeda and Osama bin laden, was behind the terror attack on, among other targets, the Pentagon. The alleged purpose of preventing the public from seeing these images was to hide that they didn’t show a hijacked plane hitting the building.
Larry Silverstein leased and insured against terror attacks from planes in the weeks before 9/11. Thus, he ordered that the World Trade Center 7 should be blown up so that he could make money from insurance fraud. The insurance sum is claimed to be $5.4 billion.
The claim is based on an interview with the American businessman Larry Silverstein in the documentary “America rebuilds, A year at”. The documentary was shown the first time on PBS on September 11 2002.
A number of companies, among them Ace Elevators and Turner Construction, that were doing maintenance work on elevators at the World Trade Center 1 and 2 in the days before September 11, 2001 should ostensibly have been involved with placing explosives on all floors in the buildings, either by placing the explosives themselves or as a cover for someone else placing it.
The FEMA report is claimed to mention melted steel, which according to theis regarded as evidence that the so-called nanothermite was used to instantaneously melt supporting steel elements in the World Trade Center 7 as part of a controlled demolition.
The claim is used to support the conspiracy theory that Osama bin Laden was not behind the terror attack on September 11, 2001. Instead, it is claimed that Osama bin Laden died at an earlier time, in December 2001, which means that he could not have been killed by U.S. special forces on May 2nd, 2011.
The claim points to something else than Flight 77 hitting the Pentagon, which would mean that the terror attack was not carried out by Islamic terrorists.
The claim indicates that the official account is false since that states that the terrorists used box cutters. The official account should thus seek to conceal that it wasn’t untrained al Qaeda terrorists but instead trained people who were hijacking the plane.
Some believe that Osama bin Laden is not dead at all, some believe that he died in December 2001 from a lung disease and lies buried in Afghanistan, some believe he is kept frozen somewhere in the United States.
The claim is used to argue that Osama bin Laden was working together with a powerful U.S. conspiracy which protects him.
Theclaims that those proclamations where Osama bin Laden admits responsibility on behalf of his organization are faked. A video that appeared in December 2001 is pointed out as perhaps the most obvious evidence of a hoax.
It is claimed that Osama bin Laden conspired with a powerful American conspiracy which protected him and his family.
The claim circulated primarily among conspiracy theorists prior to the liquidation of Osama bin Laden on May 2nd, 2011, by American elite forces. It was argued that, since the FBI did not specifically write on the warrant that Osama bin Laden was wanted for the terror attack on September 11, 2001, it must mean that Osama bin Laden had nothing to do with the attack.
Jeppe Severin, representative and spokesperson for the Danish, claims that there is no evidence that Mohammed Atta, Marwan al-Shehhi, and Hani Hanjour, who the forensic investigation named as three of the suicide pilots, were on the three planes Flight 11, Flight 175, and Flight 77. Since those three terrorists from al Qaeda appeared on the passenger manifests for the three planes, it must mean that passenger manifests are not evidence that the persons have been on board.
The prominent member of the Danish chapter of the, Jeppe Severin, concludes unambigously that the crashed engine on Murray Street is a Pratt & Wittney JT9D-7A -7F or -7J, and not a Pratt & Wittney JT9D-7RD4, which would normally be the one Flight 175 would be equipped with.
The claim refers to a documentary on the Danish National Broadcasting Company, channel DR2, where Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, who was Prime Minister of Denmark on September 11, 2001, should have stated that he knew that the first tower would collapse before it happened. The claim is used to support the conspiracy theory that powerful people knew in advance that the terror attack on September 11, 2001, would happen, and that the World Trade Center 1, 2, and 7 would collapse, because there had supposedly been placed many tons of nanothermite and explosives in the buildings.
The claim is taken from a flyer handed out by the Danishi11time.dk and points to a conspiracy having faked a widespread power cut in order to be able to send a lot of people into the buildings to place explosives without being caught.
Thehas published a documentary that according to the should prove that the terror attack on September 11 2001 was a so-called inside job, where Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was one of the conspirators.
The claim points to the World Trade Center 1, 2, and 7 having been destroyed by tons of nanothermite and explosives placed on all or most floors.
Again with Jeppesen 16. januar 2015 Je suis Mossad – today we will talk about why there was no blood when the police officer fell to the ground in front of Hebdo (and a little bit about 9/11). The theme is conspiracy theories. -Michael Jeppesen. (The radio show is in...
Appearances of the editors of 911facts.dk, on the show “Wiretapped”, on the Danish radio station, Radio 24syv.
The claim supports the conspiracy theory that the terror attack against the Pentagon was supposedly a so-called false flag operation. Rumsfeld had knowledge that the terror attack would take place the next day, knowing that the news of the missing trillions would be buried in the massive media cover of the attack. The hijacked Flight 77 was intended to impact the Pentagon at the exact spot where the documents that would reveal the fraud would be. The impact and the subsequent damage and fires were then to destroy the evidence. The claim is also used to explain where the money to wage war in Iraq and Afghanistan came from.
The claim refers to a report by FEMA. The scope of the terror attack resulted in FEMA being tasked to conduct a number of investigations of the events on September 11, 2001. The results of these investigations were published in a report in May 2002. It is claimed that the FEMA report’s steel analyses show sulfidation, oxidation, and intergranular melting, which are signs of explosives.
The claim insinuates that the explosions from the impact from the planes were so violent that the planes either carried explosives, or they hit exactly where a lot of explosives had been placed in advance.
It is claimed that the World Trade Center 1 and 2 didn’t collapse due to fires and structural damages from the impacts of the hijacked passenger planes. Instead, explosives were placed in the buildings and later detonated, causing them to collapse. Steel sections, weighing many tons, being ejected with enormous force from the buildings should thus be evidence of how powerful these explosives were.
The claim is used to support the overall claim by conspiracy theorists of a world-wide secret organization which not only plans and carries out terror attacks and wars but also profits from them.
The collapses of the World Trade Center 1, 2, and 7 are claimed to have happened instantaneously and quite surprisingly. This is considered evidence that the buildings were destroyed by explosives.
Unnatural symmetrical formation of dust clouds of building parts is seen as evidence that the World Trade Center 1, 2, and 7 did not collapse as described in the official reports, but were destroyed by controlled demolitions triggered by remote control.
The asbestos dust from was declared safe
The claim insinuates that someone is trying to hide that the buildings contained so much asbestos that the cost of removing it would exceed the value of the buildings. It was therefore decided to blow up the buildings and later cover up the subsequent health risks.
Claim The claim was made by Thomas Nørgaard, physics teacher at Ørestad High School, Copenhagen, on July 26 2017 on 911facts.dk's Facebook wall:1 Dear 911facts This is a claim I would like you to investigate for me. Thanks. The publically accessible audio file of...
The claim is used to support a conspiracy between Osama bin Laden and former Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush.
The final report from NIST on World Trade Center 1 and 2 concludes that the towers would not have collapsed if it hadn’t been for the missing fire insulation. Thethen claims that “no steel-framed high-rises have collapsed by fire alone.”
In 1999, Air Traffic Control lost contact with a Learjet 35 on its way from Orlando, Florida, to Dallas, Texas. On board were two pilots and four passengers, one being the famous golf player Payne Stewart. An F-16 from Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, which happened to be in the area, was dispatched to localize the plane but was unable to make contact. Two more planes were dispatched, also to make contact, but this was also in vain. The Learjet continued its course until it ran out of fuel, after which it crashed. This incident is used to argue that the hijacked planes on September 11, 2001 were intentionally not intercepted by military planes.
The claim originates from an article on BBC’s website on September 23, 2001. The claim is indirectly used to claim that there were not any hijackers on board the four planes but that the planes were remotely controlled instead.
The 19 “hijackers” were all identified within 72 hours. How is that possible, if there was no prior knowledge of the attack and the 19 persons? Thus, if it is impossible to identify the persons in question within the given time frame, it must mean that the authorities actually had prior knowledge of the attack and the 19 persons.
Thus, they could not have flown the planes as described in the official account.
Background One of the most central claims from theis that the New World Order wanted to create a situation by faking a terror attack on September 11, 2001 where the population became so terrorized that it would accept restrictions in civil rights and...
Claim “How Did The BBC Know About WTC7’s Collapse 23 Minutes Before It Happened?”0 og: “How could the media report about WTC 7 before it collapsed?”1 Background http://www.youtube.com/embed/WHzbVkao8ZY The claim, in the form of a question, is used to argue that the...
The claim is used to support the overall claim that the terror attack on September 11, 2001, was a so-called inside job, where leading employees in various government agencies, specifically the American aviation authorities and the American Air Force, should have been involved in a conspiracy or, at least, in covering up who was in the conspiracy.
Claim The official account is a conspiracy theory0. Background The story about the 19 terrorists from al Qaeda, who hijacked four planes and where three succeeded in hitting three of their intented targets, is considered a much less credible explanation than the main...
Claim Proponents of the official account claim on one hand that it required a lot of explosives to get the World Trade Center 1 and 2 to collapse and on the other that the collapse could only happen due to the plane impacts.0 Background The claim was made by Brian...
The claim stems primarily from A. K. Dewdney, a Canadian writer. He claims that cell phones in 2001 did not work above a certain altitude and that there were so many technical problems using them at lower altitudes that it must be considered impossible that the passengers on the hijacked planes could make calls to their relatives and other people.
A passport, belonging to Satam al-Suqami, one of the terrorists on bord Flight 11, was found moments before the World Trade Center 2 (South Tower) collapsed and given to a detective from the NYPD. The passport must therefore be planted.
The planes were supposedly not hijacked but overtaken electronically from a secret command center and directed to their intented targets.
The claim was made by the Danish chemistry professor emeritus Niels Harrit during the radio show DR Detektor on the Danish Broadcasting Corporation on March 9, 2011. Niels Harrit claimed that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has not included the collapses of the World Trade Center 1 and 2. Niels Harrit also claimed on the show that the buildings were destroyed by explosives. Niels Harrit repeated the claim on the radio show Wiretapped on the Danish radio station Radio 24syv. The claim is used to demand a new investigation of the events on September 11, 2001.
The ruins at did not fit with FEMA’s explanation
FEMA’s premilinary explanation of the collapses was that the fires probably caused the floor beams to fail, which could have caused the floors to fall like a stack of pancakes, thereby crushing the buildings. The claim insinuates that, since FEMA’s explanation does not reflect the real conditions, something suspicious must be going on.
The claim is used to support the claim that the Twin Towers did not collapse due to the damage caused by the planes, and the subsequent planes, and furthermore, that the collapse of the towers showed clear signs of controlled demolitions, where demolition experts have placed explosives strategically in the buildings’ structure. At a certain time, the explosives are detonated, destroying the buildings, with as little damage to the surrounding buildings as possible.
The Danish conspiracy theorist and retired chemistry professor Niels Harrit claims that the smoke from the World Trade Center 7 really came from the World Trade Center 5, proving that the former building was not on fire, and could thus not collapse due to that.
The claim stems from a video clip by the World Trade Center 2 shortly before the building collapses. Glowing material can be seen coming out of the building. This was quickly seen by conspiracy theorists led by physicist Steven Jones as a result of ignited thermite. It was claimed that the material was melted iron/steel.
The claim stems from a Youtube clip of a live television broadcast from the American WCBS. Thomas Torrent from the Danishpublished on July 19th, 2012 a link to the clip with the headline “The third explosion brought down the tower”. The clip was not accompanied with any comment.
If the Twin Towers could withstand an impact from a Boeing plane, the reason for the collapse of the buildings must be that the buildings were brought down with previously placed explosives and nanothermite.
The claim indicates that the United States of America already had planned to attack Afghanistan before the terror attack on September 11, 2001.
The claim is used to support another claim, namely that the World Trade Center 7 collapsed due to a controlled demolition.
The claim posits that melted metal/iron is equivalent to the World Trade Center 1, 2 and 7 being destroyed by nanothermite which should have melted tons of metal and helped cause the building collapses.
The claim is used to support the overall claim that the Twin Towers did not collapse as described in the official reports, namely due to the damages from the planes and the subsequent large fires that could not be fought. Instead, the Twin Towers were allegedly destroyed by huge quantities of explosives and top secret military-developed nanothermite which were placed in the World Trade Center 1, 2, and 7 prior to September 11, 2001. When the nanothermite (and explosives) were ignited, the three buildings then collapsed.
It is insinuated that the media also participates actively in the alleged conspiracy and is involved in a cover-up of the truth about the terror attack on September 11, 2001.
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The claim is used to support the claim that the terror attack was a so-called inside job, where top level members of the Federal Aviation Administration and the American Air Force were involved in the conspiracy or, at least, covered for those who were behind.
The claim indicates that conspirators were already in position to seize recordings that might show that it was not a plane that hit the Pentagon.
The claim could mean that the dust clouds from the collapsing World Trade Center are evidence that the buildings were brought down by explosives. The claim could also mean that the dust clouds were so hot that they were pyroclastic clouds.
Background In this article, the two main arguments used to support an alternative explanation of the collapses of the World Trade Center 1, 2, and 7 are examined to see if they are logically consistent. The ”Fire Argument” Claim Since no steel-framed high rises have...
Those who believe that the terror attack on September 11, 2001, in reality was planned by a conspiracy within the American government often defend themselves with the phrase “we are only asking questions”, thus indicating innocence, healthy skepticism and an excuse from coming up with plausible counter-explanations. However, asking a question without explaining yourself is often in itself an indirect claim, since a question can be subjectively related to the topic and the context in which the question is asked. This is precisely the technique that the conspiracy theorists use.
The claim is based on interviews with people on the streets near the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. These people have heard explosions of some kind. Theuses this claim to support the conspiracy theory that the World Trade Center 1, 2, and 7 were destroyed with nanothermite and explosives.
Niels Harrit, a Danish retired chemistry professor, hints in his lecture about the terror attack on September 11, 2001, that the buildings ought to have toppled like certain buildings have done after their foundations had been damaged due to e.g. earthquakes or mudslides. His argument for an alternative explanation is that, since the World Trade Center 1, 2, and 7’s foundations were not damaged, it must be evidence that the official account is false.