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Michael McMahon

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  1. I thought the identity of the person on the fifth floor was established...Bonnie Ray Williams. And he may look like he's in the shadows, but I've definitely seen pics of the 5th floor window after the shots were fired, and he is basically hanging out of it looking down on the crowd. I know this thread is related to the "pipe" in the 6th floor window, but there's something that's always bothered me about Williams and his account of the shots allegedly fired in the window above him. From pictures I've seen, the 6th floor window is what, five feet above the 5th floor window? If that? That's
  2. Bob Dylan's Like a Rolling Stone has lyrics which read, "You say you never compromised/ with the mystery tramp..." Someone told me he believed "mystery tramp" came from the pictures of the mystery tramps in Dealey Plaza. BTW, the song is about Edie Sedgwick, Andy Warhol star, heiress and drug addict. Kathy Dylan wrote "Like a Rolling Stone" in 1965. I don't believe the tramp photos were common knowledge then, or had even been publicized. The song may or may not have anything to do with Edie Sedgwick. He wrote the song early in the year and supposedly hadn't met her until after it had
  3. After studying those pictures of the man in front of the Dal-Tex building, I really can't go along with that being Phil Ochs, just on the basis of the pictures alone...I don't see how anyone can pick up enough detail in such a small snapshot, to me the person in the photos is vaguely defined (at best), so I don't wager an opinion. However, as for Ochs being murdered, that seems a bit farfetched. Is there any evidence at all to back this up? Suicide seems more likely. For a few different reference points on Ochs' unstable frame of mind, take a look at: Robert Shelton: No Direction Home C
  4. Another well-written bio of Hoover is by Curt Gentry, J. Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets.
  5. Maybe it's just me, but I don't see anything resembling a telephoto camera in this picture. On the other hand, I don't really see a man in this shot either. Is that supposed to be the sun reflecting off someone's hand?
  6. A brief warning: I am not a researcher. I never have been a researcher. I never will BE a researcher. I have an abiding interest in the political assassinations of the 1960s, in particular the JFK case. I read many of the topics here with great interest, but I have never met James Files' babysitter, nor do I want to (she's crude). Therefore, if you're looking to haggle over the details in blurred-out 7th generation Altgen photos, please look elsewhere. I am sure there is opportunity aplenty all over this website. That being said... I was sitting in my apartment watching "JFK" for ma
  7. I'll admit that there is a strong resemblance, but why would they position themselves so close together for easy identification? How does "secret" behavior apply when these alleged agents positioned themselves along a heavily populated parade route, subject to the photos and videos of hundreds of passersby and newsmen?
  8. Is there any consensus on whether Lansdale was in Dealey Plaza on this day? Is there any confirmation that he did, indeed, give a deathbed confession to being in DP? Is this just one giant red herring? What would someone of such high a rank as Ed Lansdale have to gain by risking such exposure? Or is that the point, was he meant to be noticed?
  9. A Few Obvious Comments: This GIF is probably the clearest depiction that I've ever seen of the fatal head shot sequence. I think what stands out the most is just how obvious the vertical (and backwards) blood spray is. Is it just me, or does Kellerman's reaction seem to be almost nonexistent? He casually glances back at JFK and that seems to be about it. Everyone else in the car, from Connolly on down, has an immediate reaction to the shots, yet Greer and Kellerman do virtually nothing. This may not be an indictment of their (non)actions as an indication of guilt, but rather could sim
  10. For whatever it's worth, here's a link to the transcript of the interview between Woody and Walters. http://www.geocities.com/hollywood/bouleva...es/bwtrans.html
  11. I realize now that I accidentally posted this topic three times. My apologies. Let this be a lesson never to use a laptop after consuming a few adult beverages. If there is a way to erase two of these posts, please give a shout out. As you were...
  12. Please stop me if this topic has been beaten to death already... I know this is probably a red herring (and Harrelson's dead now, right?) but I have a question nevertheless, and a few thoughts. To wit: 1. How much credence does anyone really put into this theory of Woody's dad being the tall tramp? Just based on my own observation, I'd say there is SOME resemblance but nothing that really makes me want to form a hard opinion. 2. I have seen the Lois Gibson presentation on YouTube, and while I am sure she is qualified in her "field" (facial recognizance?) she doesn't exactly make the most co
  13. While not unassailable, I think the evidence that a rifle owned by Oswald was used in the assassination is formidible. I realize that every aspect of that subgroup of rifle evidence has been challenged, and while it falls short of certainty, it is still possible that a rifle owned by Oswald was used in the assassination. Assuming arguendo that this is a true and valid evidenciary claim, there are not many options. Either Oswald used it himself, or somebody went to an awful lot of trouble before the fact to insure that a rifle incriminating Oswald was used in the assassination. Whether or no
  14. I know this is an old thread (and Harrelson's dead now, right?) but I have a question nevertheless, and a few thoughts. To wit: 1. How much credence does anyone really put into this theory of Woody's dad being the tall tramp? Just based on my own observation, I'd say there is SOME resemblance but nothing that really makes me want to form a hard opinion. 2. I have seen the Lois Gibson presentation on YouTube, and while I am sure she is qualified in her "field" (facial recognizance?) she doesn't exactly make the most compelling presentation. She gets names wrong and most of her slideshow
  15. At some point in the past few months, I recall reading an account of "odd" (or suspicious, to say the least) Secret Service behavior immediately following the shooting, as the limousine arrives at Parkland. To my recollection, it involved an agent (I believe it was Emory Roberts) gruffly demanding that Jackie "get off" Kennedy, as she was shielding him from view and was obviously in great distress. Also, either Roberts or another agent said something to the effect of "You can stay with him [JFK], we're going over to Johnson", despite the fact that Kennedy hadn't been officially declared dead
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