November the 22nd 2013 marks 50 years since John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963) was assassinated in Dallas Texas. The circumstances that surround his assassination are no less contreversial today as they were then so we at Circus Bazaar have decided to dig up the following 10 facts that you may or may not have known about.
2. In 1978 the United States House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) formally concluded that John F. Kennedy was “probably assassinated as a result of a conspiracy.” This fact is available in the United States National Archives.
3. The records officially released from the original Warren investigation were very much incomplete. The remaining records have subsequently almost all been released except the most highly sensitive ones that are scheduled to be released in 2017.
4. Despite the high quality film we see today of the assassination, no part of the the event was broadcast live to the American public. This was because the particular section of the parade was considered unimportant. The famous film we see was caught by am amateur camera man. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, an arbitration panel ordered the U.S. government to pay $615,384 per second of film to get the film to the National Archives.
5. The man officially responsible for the JFK assassination “Lee Harvey Oswald” had spent a period of time in the Soviet Union and was provided with a fully furnished studio apartment in a prestigious building in Minsk by way of a Soviet Government Grant. According to reports from United States embassy officials, Oswald had claimed that he offered Soviet officials information he possessed on the United States marines that he had picked up as a radio operator.
6. The location on the city street where JFK was approximately shot is marked today with an X.
7. 104 people gave sworn “ear witness” testimony´s as to the direction they believe the gun shots came from. 56 claimed hearing shots coming from the book repository that Oswald was located whilst 35 claimed hearing shots from the notorious “Grassy Knoll“.
8. During emergency room procedures Kennedy was given a tracheotomy to support breathing. As a consequence the exit wound on his neck was obscured, therefor this was never examined during the official autopsy.
9. In the American National Archives the photos of the Kennedy´s body are genuine. However, the autopsy photography of the various entrance and exit wounds of his brain are not. Two examinations were conducted. The first of which was Kennedy’s brain and the second of which was another mans head. It is this mans brain that is recorded in the photography in the United States National Archives. This is a fact and still a subject of great controversy.
10. Official investigations of the assassination concluded that Kennedy was killed by two bullets that struck him from behind. This however seems inconsistent with video footage showing his head blow rapidly backwards. The United States House Select Committee on Assassinations during their investigation used a forensic specialist to support their conclusions. They reported that nerve damage that occurred at the moment of impact may have caused Kennedy’s back muscles to contract therefor pulling his head back. To show this they shot Goats.
Below is a research quality series of replays in different formats of the original assassination film.