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  1. One solution maybe to stay with Invision as a "JFK Educational Debate" or similar group and decouple from the rest of EF, the large EF would be closed in due time. Invision would setup the new Debate group and move all JFK-related threads and archives to the new interest group before closing down the existing EF. We would continue existing in the same format and under a viable funding regime. We cannot pay for unrelated topics after the fee has been raised so dramatically.
  2. Sandy: the colour shirt CE151 from the Warren Report shows a yellowish tint due to ageing of the photographic material. Actually, the NARA officer was apologetic about it in his email from June. Therefore, I removed the yellow tint as well as I could and the shirt looks, of course, more natural and light red. However, I have posted the original photograph in the first place as this is the untouched original and it should never be altered without making sure that it is not confused with the original picture. The dark spots on CE151 can be explained by the job of the person who wore the shirt. Lee Oswald was lifting quite large and heavy book boxes during his work day. He lifted a box and carried it a bit just to place it on a trolley. When you lift a box, the chest offers an opportunity to relieve a bit of weight if one or two corners of the box rest on the chest or even hip. About this way: And so a dusty box would leave smudges diagonally across the shirt. If Lee Oswald had his work shirt CE151 pulled out of slacks, the left front facing of his shirt and the upper right chest just below the clavicle would smear the dust from the box and would appear dark. You have a good eye to spot that there are differences between CE151-2016 (the one which Pat obtained) and CE151-WC (coloured or black-and-white). The dark spot just below the right clavicle appears weak or missing in CE151-2016 and that dark spot is very prominent in Prayer Man's shirt. There are also some problems with the texture of the photograph in the front facing of the shirt; ageing may be a problem but there may have been also some cleaning done on that shirt and this is reflected in the 2016 version. How innocent it is? I do not know but I wonder why the things are always made in such a way that it is just more difficult to get to the truth. Just think that the high-res Darnell is in the possession of the 6th floor museum but it is not available for independent research. A new railing is placed into the doorway and the top pole of the railing prevents to reproduce the most likely Prayer Man's stance. And the shirt CE151 which can actually prove the identity of Prayer Man is not accessible to researchers for 56 years (although I was lucky to obtain it by some miracle). Of course, it all can be completely random and unintended. Or not?
  3. Pat: you may remember that I wrote you an email about the coloured CE151 about in March saying that I would wish to see more pictures of CE151 you may have for the purpose of 3D modelling of Lee Oswald's figure including the shirt he wore during the shooting. I followed the issue because I realised that the black-and-white CE151 differed from the CE151 you were sent in the distribution of dark and light spots. Since I was not certain what was going on and since the black-and-white copy of CE151 was of pretty bad quality and the issue of the dark spot was of such importance, I have contacted NARA about end May. After receiving the picture, I posted it without delay on this Forum as this is a photograph which was never showed to the public in good quality before. Here is the link to my June 15 post referring to my contacts with the NARA. And here is the photograph itself again, for those who overlooked it when I first posted it.
  4. Here are the dark specks on CE151, a version obtained by Pat in 2016 and the original version as shot in 1963/1964 which I was able to obtain from NARA this June: My point is that Prayer Man's shirt appears to show dark specks at identical regions as CE151-WC (the one which is in the Warren Commission report). Here is a shirt-by-shirt comparison of Prayer Man's shirt and CE151. Of course, one would like to see Prayer Man's shirt at a finer resolution and with some better gradation of dark tones.
  5. Bart: I hope you can agree that we are much farther in the understanding of Prayer Man's location than saying that Prayer Man was on steps (and not in the corner of the top landing). However, Sean showed a very good feel for the geometry and was able to exclude the corner location outright.
  6. I agree that we will not hear anything from Mr Frazier that would help us to clear Prayer Man's identity. We are left with pictures which I believe can still reveal some more information that would help us to decide if that man was Lee Oswald or not. A great possibility is the shirt, CE151, which have dark specks in specific regions and the dark speck pattern on Prayer Man's shirt could be decisive if matched with CE151. I did some work along this line in the thread Prayer Man is a Man' in June but since the issue is critical, I am working on extracting layers of information from Prayer Man and his shirt using Tom Wilson's method. It would be very significant for this part of the JFKA research to obtain the high-resolution digital copy of Darnell which is currently on display at the Sixth Floor Museum. Does anyone has an idea as to how to make this happen?
  7. David: with some effort, it is possible to identify the contours of Buell Wesley Frazier at his spot close to the glass door in the western part of the doorway in Wiegman, so he was where he told he was and he did not seem to change his location. He might have moved about a foot closer to the front of the top landing in Darnell compared to Wiegman which was only possible because that spot was previously (in Altgens6) occupied by Mrs Stanton, and she left that spot at some point after Altgens6 was shot. In Wiegman, Frazier's entire body is in shadow but in Darnell the lower part of his trunk and arms are in sunlight - that can only be if he moves a bit away from the glass door. Lovelady was on the second top step in Altgens6 and also in the first part of Wiegman (he moved several inches closer to the middle of the doorway in Wiegman compared to Altgens6) and he is seen descending from that second step in the late part of Wiegman. There are researchers, including myself, who believe that the man facing the lady wearing a dark scarf and standing on the bottom second step in Darnell was also Lovelady. This would be the location which Frazier mentions in one of his interviews when he says that Lovelady stood below him as if he was supporting the western wall. And yes, the Warren Commission and the HSCA did not really want to hear about that man standing at the western wall.
  8. I would not like to carry this thread away, however, I did not ask the question regarding Mr. Frazier's statements of not seeing Lee Oswald in the doorway. It would be very helpful to ask Mr Frazier who was that man at the western wall matching Lee Oswald in a number of features such as body height, the way he stood, hairline and possibly the shirt. My view is that Mr Frazier experienced a psychological trauma on that fateful Friday and was compelled to change and even suppress few details, and the presence of Lee Oswald in the doorway would be one of them. To elaborate more, he and his sister Linnie Mae Randle claimed that the package Lee carried that morning was about 2 feet long, give or take an inch. Mr Frazier even demonstrated how Lee had held the elongated package with the butt resting on his palm. However, such a package could not contain a rifle which is what the Warren Commission claimed. Something has to give, so let us say that Lee carried a package longer than 2 feet and the Warren Commission was right and Mr Frazier and Mrs Randle did not speak the truth. Or, the Warren Commission altered the truthful statements of Mr Frazier and Mrs Randle, in which case we have Lee carrying something 2 feet long (curtain rods???) what Lee denied and what was not found either missing from Paine's garage or present in the Depository building. In my view, Lee actually brought his rifle to the Depository (I am aware of all the disputes surrounding the purchase of the rifle) and Mr Frazier and his sister invented a curtain rod story to allow Mr Frazier to distance himself from transporting the rifle to the building (= they did not speak the truth). If there was no elongated package in Lee Oswald's hands at all, why then was it necessary for Mr Frazier and Mrs Randle to say that Lee did carry a long package to work? Mr Frazier was interrogated by the Dallas Police for hours as to his possible complicity in the assassination and it was a rough and shocking experience which could have caused symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Memory lapses and avoiding discussing certain parts of events are known symptoms in post-traumatic stress disorder. Mr Frazier claimed in his Warren Commission testimony not to see Lee Oswald after (if I remember correctly) 10-11AM on that fateful Friday. He claimed to stand on the same spot on the top landing after the shooting and to proceed to the basement to eat his lunch. However, this appears not to be the truth as starting 2002, he claims to even walk down the steps after the shooting, going to the corner of Elm and Houston and witnessing Lee Oswald coming from the north of Houston and disappearing in Elm street. Mr Frazier changed his Warren Commission testimony which he gave under oath. Mr Frazier is able not to speak the truth about the events of assassination. Taken together, Mr Frazier can say anything and it is not clear what was actually the truth. If he did not see Lee in the doorway, it would be necessary to say who that man whom we call Prayer Man was and we should be able to verify Mr Frazier's identification. If he says he was not aware that anyone had stood at that spot, fine, but in that case it could be Lee Oswald and Mr Frazier simply experienced attentional blink. My calculations, based on the novel tool Motorcade63 by Mark Tyler, suggest that if Lee Oswald was Prayer Man, he would occupy that spot at the western wall only for about 35 seconds. People were focusing on the motorcade and the pandemonium after the shooting, and it was therefore possible to slip to the doorway and leave quickly without being noticed. There are several witness statements as to who was on the upper steps in the critical moments of the assassination (Shelley, Lovelady, Frazier, Stanton, Sanders, Williams, Molina). None of these witnesses mentioned Prayer Man, a person who can be seen both in Darnell and Wiegman. Either was Prayer Man in the doorway for a very brief period of time and was not spotted by any of the people standing on the top steps, or he was spotted and the people who could see him had a chance to say who Prayer Man was. But they did not in spite of an unknown person standing there in their company.
  9. Pat: I guess I understand why you have experienced being lit by sunlight when you tried to reproduce the one-foot down pose in the Depository doorway. The railing has been installed so handily that it prevents anyone to stand exactly as my model predicts - the vertical pole of the railing on the top step interferes. You had to stand slightly to the east (away from the western wall) because the rail did not allow you to come close enough to the wall.
  10. I am not sure why could Prayer Man not stand in the shadow while standing with one foot on the second step? The two orange blobs superimposed on your picture shows approximate locations of Prayer Man's feet in the solution "one-foot-down-one-foot-up". Prayer Man's face and his body would be in the shadow and only the back of his right hand, the fleshy part of his right elbow and the left thigh and knee would be lit by the sunlight. The picture on the right is a preliminary and unfinished fit I made with a new posture of Lee Oswald (the one constructed based on the 3D reconstruction of the brightness map) and it is as I left it in June. The left thigh should be exposed to the sun more than it is shown in my preliminary fit, however, I hope you got my point. Prayer Man's location is not something we can just guess or arbitrarily change as it suits us. He stood at one particular location in the doorway and his figure features need to show specific relationships to the important landmarks in the doorway such as the vertical pole of the aluminium door frame (crossing Prayer Man's head) and the distance of his right elbow from the brick column. If you place Prayer Man to the back of the doorway, to the corner, he certainly will be in full shadow (but then, Prayer Man's right hand does reflect sunlight and he therefore needs to be close to the plane separating the shadow from sunlight) but other features would not be at appropriate distances from the doorway landmarks, in particular, Prayer man's right elbow would be too far from the brick column. I wrote a blog article on the landmarks and body height back then in 2016, only few days after I joined the Forum. In retrospect, it contains simple graphics and the doorway was not based on realistic measurements yet, however, it is still useful in explaining what to watch for when estimating Prayer Man's location and body height. https://thejfktruthmatters.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=436&action=edit If you would place Prayer Man anywhere on the top landing, his body height would be only 5' 2 1/2''. This is, namely, the height at which a plane just touching the top of Prayer Man's head would be relative to the top landing. However, such small person would also have short arms and they would be about 2 inches too high compared to how they appear in Darnell film. This is because two people standing on two different platforms 7 inches apart and having their heads at the same height would also show differences in their body proportions. The short person on the top plane (=top landing) would have his arms about two inches above the arms of a tall person standing on the lower plane (second step). We do not see a short person on the top landing in Darnell, the only accurate fit is achieved with a tall person (5' 9 5/8') standing effectively on the second step. Please find here a comparison of the effects of the platform height on body proportions of two people having heads at the same height.
  11. Pat: I appreciate your effort. Your findings could be potentially very useful. However, I feel that your conclusions are not based on a well documented experiment. Where exactly did you stand when you were halfway in the sun and standing on steps? Were you rotated in parallel with the plane of the shadow? It would require somebody to have photographed you from Darnell vantage point at different locations and postures. Without any supporting data on where exactly you stood and the corresponding images, I find your conclusion about impossibility of Prayer Man standing with his right foot on the second step and his left foot on the top step as not substantiated. As the shadows on the steps and top landing are concerned, does the new railing paralleling the western wall contribute to the shadow on steps? In my view, i does.
  12. Thanks, Pat, for confirming Dr Wecht's opinion on the possibility of Ruby (or anyone else) being be killed by being injected cancer cells. This eliminates one whole part in Mrs Baker's story, including the devilish testing of cancer cells' killing ability on two Angola prisoners, the purpose of Lee Oswald's visit to Mexico City (to hand over the thermos with cancer cells to a medical student), spending time with Lee in Ferrie's kitchen and many other components.
  13. The JFK conferences are useful and I would love to attend any of the two conferences. I would have some hard time talking to Mrs Baker but I would surely manage because one always can view the other person as a human in the first place. If she asked me if I read her book I would answer I did. If she asked me if I believe her story, I would say that an essesntial part of her story could not be achieved. However, there are risks in taking part in a conference, co-organised by Mrs Baker, as a presenter. Here is a screenshot of Mrs Baker post on her Facebook dated November 12. It is a very clever post. It connects the possibility of being killed by being injected with cancer cells with the name of Dr Wecht which, if people are not attentive enough, makes an impression that Dr Wecht would be speaking about Ruby's death in context of being killed by live cancer cells and that was the main premise in Mrs Baker's bioweapon story. I am sure Dr Wecht did not seriously consider such a possibility, however, not being at the conference, I am left only with a combined effect of: Ruby believed he was killed by cancer cells+Dr Wecht will speak about Jack Ruby's death + Dr Wecht is a remarkable authority in the area of forensic pathology + Mrs Baker and Dr Wecht are friends + Lee and Judyth were working on the bioweapon based on injecting Castro with live cancer cells. Thus, there is a risk of presenting at TrineDay conference owing to the presenter's name being used for a purpose of supporting one of the organiser's false story.
  14. It is very likely that Oliver Stone will listen to what the expert advisers with detailed knowledge of Mrs Baker's story would certainly tell him before making a decision to incorporate Me&Lee into his new film. It would be unusually damaging to the whole JFK research community if Mr Baker's story would appear in Mr Stone's new film as something explaining all major aspect of JFK assassination.
  15. The top figure is from my June 21 post. It shows a brightness coded image of original Prayer Man (the one in the left panel). The bottom panel is the Prayer Man image coded according to the brightness of each pixel with brightness depicted as the height, creating a 3-D image. This 3-D brightness-coded Prayer Man is orientated in supine position with his head pointing to the right. The shape of the purple line copies the course of the left leg and suggests that Prayer Man had his left leg bent in the knee joint. This new figure shows the bottom panel from the above figure with a few captions highlighting important landmarks on Prayer Man's body. I have now added a realistic Poser 11.2 model of Prayer Man with body proportions matching Lee Oswald's body proportions. This comparison is useful for determining the locations and mutual relationships among Prayer Man's different body parts. It also shows, encouragingly, that it is possible to reconstruct Prayer Man's posture quite accurately. Please note that the details of clothing in Poser mannequin do not match Prayer Man's clothing at this stage (e.g., the belt, the shape and colour of the shirt, etc.).
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