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The Umbrella Man and Discovered Films of the JFK Assassination of November 22, 1963

Updated on November 7, 2013

48 Years to Find New Evidence

During Thanksgiving Week of 2011, 48 years after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, new forces were at work to solve the case with a lone shooter. A public recognition of the man that led police to Lee Harvey Oswald in a theater, a junior high school girl's film footage, and emphasis on a 1990s book siding with the Warren Commission all occurred coincidentally during Thanksgiving Week 2011.

Two out of three might be a coincidence, but three events make the triangle of a marketing plan. None of this new recognition or information erases the fact the the Oswald floor of the Dallas, Texas School Book Depository was turned into a museum and important pieces of the structure were removed and rebuilt beforehand, just as JFK's limo was completely restored very quickly before it was sent to it's museum home, and a portion of JFK's skull was taken out of the operating room to places unknown. Add to this the fact that the Secret Service walking next to JKF in the motorcade were told to back off by their supervisor, all clearly seen in actual film footage, and a coverup seems more ironclad. Looking at the venom spit at the other side by both major political parties from 2000 - 2012, one thinks, Could this have been a case of one political party assassinating a member of the other?

Michael Baden Testimony

Dealey Plaza


The 6th Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Dealey Plaza, Dallas:
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, 411 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75202, USA

get directions

The Dallas Holocaust Museum is about one block away to the east on Record Street.

J. Edgar

In Clint Eastwood's 2011 film J. Edgar, a scene shows that at the very time of the Dallas assassination, Hoover was reviewing an audio tape reel of a Kennedy-like voice and that of Marylin Monroe in a tryst. Truth or fiction?

Moot: We Don't Need a Shooter On the Grassy Knoll

A small contingent threw itself behind the old Warren Commission's "single shooter" determination in November 2011 to support a 1993 book called Case Closed by Gerald Posner. It cheers for the single shooter verdict. At the same time, a significant amount of evidence otherwise, from eye witnesses and amateurs with video cameras was on hand and today is available, all this in addition to the legendary Zapruder film.

One newly discovered film was that recorded by a 13-year-old girl on the street in Dallas at the time of the assassination. She spoke of distinctly hearing three shots during the killing, but the Polce Department says in November 2011 that they found a hole in a traffic light to match the first shot. After 48 years, is that match a truth or a wishful thought? Did that hole somehow match a shell form Oswald's rifle? Where is that rifle?

At the same time, a film by then-teen Tina Towner, given to a film restoring company (Image Trends) that uses computer software - anything can be done with image software - reports no image of any person on the grassy knoll. That's fine. It says nothing about the eye witness sighting of three men farther back near the rail tracks, all holding rifles. We do not need a person on the grassy knoll in order to have another shooter or two.

The fact that some individual or group tried very hard in 2011 to end speculation and investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy is telling. It seems an extraordinary effort.

A new novel is to be released in 2013, containing more factual information about the JFK Assassination. The author is syndicated columnist William Hamilton. Mr. Hamilton and his writing partner are convinced that Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby were both manipulated by others*, the assassination connected to certain events and ideas of WWII.

*Reference found at Mr. Hamilton feels that incidents in World War II led all the way to the JFK assassination on November 22, 1963 and to the deaths of over 58,000 Americans in Viet Nam.

The Umbrella Man - A Film Short by Errol Morris

Professor Josiah "Tink" Thompson quit his position as a Harvard philosophy professor to write Six Seconds in Dallas and become a private detective. Errol Morris produced the 61/2 minute film short called The Umbrella Man, which includes Thompson and his story. It is a documentary about a man standing on the sidewalk in Dallas near the motorcade, holding an open umbrella on a sunny day.

Was the umbrella-holding person a signal man to assassins? A spy using radio equipment or advanced weaponry? Or is his presence meaningless?


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    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish MS 

      8 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      Ack! - My first reaction was laughter, femme; but the bumper sticker is true for many of the groups!

      travel_man1972 - I think I feel the same way!

      kvwhite - thanks for your vote :)

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      8 years ago


      I saw a bumper sticker not long ago.

      It read: "If you wonder if you can trust the United States Government - ask an Indian."

      My sentiments exactly.

      Great hub!

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      Ireno Alcala 

      8 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      I've seen the film JFK with the actual footage on it.

      His death was filled with puzzles and intriguing stories intertwined into another theories, like you've mentioned here.

      We are still left with questions as to how did it happened.

    • kviwhite profile image


      8 years ago

      Oh, thanks. One vote up!

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish MS 

      8 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      Hello, hello - Thanks for that information. -- I just heard about another book on this subject, called "Dr. Mary's Monkey", which links the JFK assassination, polio vaccines containing viruses that set off soft-tissue cancers, and a movement to use an anti-cancer vaccine for war purposes instead.

      Lots of things going on in this assassination story - and with Hoover.

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Great hub, Patty, and very interesting. Over here it is believed that Hoover was behind it because Robert Kennedy persuaded to crack organised crime of which Hoover was more than a part of it. That is why they got away with it so long. Now, if JKJ done that Hoover would have been in for it and coldn't take that he would not be the boss anymore. Furthermore, the saying goes that he was homo and had an affair with Johnson. To me that all makes more sense that poor Oswald. A weapon expert at that time stated that you could not shoot from that distance because the bullet would be influence by air movement. Also JKJ was too much for the blacks.

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish MS 

      8 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      GoGreen Tips - That may be true, but I sure want to know now!

      northweststarr - Thanks for a great fun post!

    • northweststarr profile image


      8 years ago from Washington State

      We might know "for sure" someday. New evidence could certainly come to light. GGT

      Enlydia-- TY! Great Hub! Can't wait to read the book!

      All the best--Starr

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      Greg Johnson 

      8 years ago from Indianapolis

      Interesting hub! Enjoyed the short video about umbrella man. Unfortunately we will never know entirely for sure one way or another.

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish MS 

      8 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      Thanks for the thoughtful group of comments on this long-standing puzzle.

      Nothing makes the stories completely add up and CyclingFitness says, and JFK's death certainly changes us, as lord de cress reminds us. I remember thinking as a kid on that day, "Oh, oh..." And have viewed history in light of this tragedy ever since.

      FloraBreenRobison - You are right on that! So did Jack Ruby suffer consequences.

      drbj - We will always have more won't we?

      I like the Newer Twilight Zone's episode in which a Kennedy descendant (a professor) traded places with Jack so that the President could go forward in time and become the professor to future generations.

      Thanks again and Happy Thanksgiving and good weekend!

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      drbj and sherry 

      8 years ago from south Florida

      Conspiracy theories abound for the deaths of JFK and Marilyn Monroe. The public's fascination with such theories will never be sated so books, movies and TV programs will continue to feature them. And we, the people, will continue to be transfixed by the newest revelations, true or fictional.

      Excellent recap, Patty, with verrrry interesting links.

    • FloraBreenRobison profile image


      8 years ago

      I've never been much for conspiracy theories, although I don't dismiss them right away. Whether Oswald had help or not, at least he didn't get away with it. There was punishment.

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      Joseph De Cross 

      8 years ago from New York

      The time will come that all will be known...but the perpetrators will have already gone to a better life. Conspiracy is the word that channelises our thoughts and helps to break a complete silence. The tool to unearth all the truth will come out a science fiction blue print board. Not ready for it , because the actual perpetrators would initiate a world manhunt. When Kennedy died, the world changed and that was deeper that the word 'changing'. There are so many shadowy interests in this Country... that if one of them sees itself in danger..the others will come forward, with a MISSION IMPOSSIBLE style. These words..will upload in less than 5 seconds into the server data for HP.

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      Liam Hallam 

      8 years ago from Nottingham UK

      The evidence from the JFK assassination I doubt will ever go away as it definitely seems there is some form of cover up. The stories just don't add up and never have. Great hub


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