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Part one and two of gdudes youtube links discuss the single bullet theory claiming Connally was hit around frame 236 to 238 of the Zapruder footage showing there was an extra bullet. An extra bullet Oswald would not have had time to fire, thus the belief in a second shooter.

If you check out the video posted below it places the shot at frame 224 where you see Connally's jacket launch forward.

This places the shot that entered Connally at around the same time as Kennedy's throat shot. Go to 4mins 20 on the video and you can see they react at the same time.

So which is it 224 or 236/8? When was Connally hit?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWVKLtBd6GY

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Part one and two of gdudes youtube links discuss the single bullet theory claiming Connally was hit around frame 236 to 238 of the Zapruder footage showing there was an extra bullet. An extra bullet Oswald would not have had time to fire, thus the belief in a second shooter.

If you check out the video posted below it places the shot at frame 224 where you see Connally's jacket launch forward.

This places the shot that entered Connally at around the same time as Kennedy's throat shot. Go to 4mins 20 on the video and you can see they react at the same time.

So which is it 224 or 236/8? When was Connally hit?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWVKLtBd6GY

Peter,

I wasn't all that impressed with Youtube video because like most videos ... they confuse the victims reaction time to the point of impact and the points of impact others mention is chosen for the wrong reasons IMO.

The lapel flipping up doesn't mean a thing as far as Connally being shot because the bullet that exited Connally's chest never came close to his lapel. In fact, if one goes back to the very frame Connally is coming out from behind the road sign - they will see that his lapel was up while behind the sign and is falling down at the instant Connally became visible ... then at Z223/224 it blew back up again.

What did occur IMO is that Connally's right shoulder gets violently shoved forward and downward in less than 1/18th of s second between Z223 and Z224. Upon a bullet slamming into Connally's back there would be a 'transfer of energy' that would be immediate. It's like a pool ball striking another ball and setting it in motion immediately upon contact. What is seen after that is the continuation of that transfer of energy and Connally then reacting to being wounded.

If one goes back to the witnesses who heard the first shot - they will find that it was timestamped somewhere between two Zapruder frames. Hugh Betzner said that he had just taken his photo and was going to wind his camera when the first shot sounded ... Betzner's photo equates to Z186. Phil Willis said that he had just heard the shot and then took his photo ... the Willis photo equates with Z202.

So where between those frames did that first shot take place? The answer may come from eyewitness Mary Woodard who said that when the President had been turned to his immediate right and was smiling and waving at Mary and the woman next to her - that is when the first shot sounded. Mary said that the President had then reacted to being shot and had immediately stopped his wave and brought his hand to a point in front of him. That hand wave stops and JFK flips his right hand over and starts it across his head between Z193 and Z198. The significance of this time stamping of the first and second shot is that the bolt on the MC rifle could not be worked fast enough to make the second shot before Z223/224. To make the time problem work out - it is necessary to move Connally's hit to a later frame such as 236 - 238, but to do that one has to ignore the transfer of energy that took place when Connally's right shoulder was first shoved forward and downward. The same happened with JFK. JFK is reacting to being shot as he comes from behind the road sign ... his hands are already in a defensive posture and his mouth is open and his eyes are shut. The moment the bullet actually hit JFK is another matter and it came according to Woodard when JFK stopped his wave in reaction to being hit by the first shot.

If you wish to download some clips showing Connally continuing on with his reaction to being hit, then here is a link you should review - (see post #64280, "RE: Zapruder film help")

http://www.jfklancerforum.com/dc/dcboard.p...=&mode=full

Bill Miller

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