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Yes, the idea of a sophisticated hit team employing a man with an umbrella as a lookout is ridiculous. However, so are many other things that the conspirators did. Planting a nearly pristine bullet, for instance. Nobody would do that, unless they wanted to draw attention to the obvious incompatability of CE399 with any real bullet on the planet. Or using such an obvious low level mobster like Ruby to silence Oswald in the midst of all those police officers. Even as a seven year old, I instantly realized how absurd that was.

I have independently arrived at the same conclusions veteran critic Vincent Salandria did- those who killed JFK constructed a purposefully sophmoric coverup, one that would instantly be discovered by the first investigators (of course, they knew that those entrusted to investigate the crime-Dallas Police, FBI, Warren Commission-were not interested in truly investigating anything). If the Umbrella Man and Babushka Lady did not exist, would it be necessary to invent them? At any rate, Steven Witt clearly wasn't TUM, and his comical testimony and preposterous Neville Chamberlain explanation only reinforce my point; no one would come up with a rationale like that. If the conspirators were truly interested in absolutely suppressing this stuff, they would have come up with a much more believable tale for him. As to why they'd do this, I can only guess that they wanted to wave it metaphorically in the face of the American people- "Yeah, we did it. So what?"

Whoever TUM was, he was never identified at the time by those whose job it was to do so. Much like the mysterious Babushka Lady (even if she was Beverly Oliver, and many of us have our doubts about that), he vanished into the mists of time immediately afterwards, to be christened with a colorful name and speculated about endlessly for several years. TUM and the Babushka Lady are two of the best examples I can think of that prove how bogus even the initial investigation was. One look at the Zapruder film- which they had in hand that evening- should have led them to search for the lady in the funny scarf who can be seen filming the shooting from a very close and crucial vantage point. They also should have noticed the umbrella, that is so conspicuous when JFK goes behind the Stemmons Freeway sign, and tried to identify and question the person who was holding it up on a clear and sunny day. The fact is there was never any effort to locate either of these important witnesses. No honest investigation would overlook obvious things like that.

I'm truly amazed that any researcher accepts Witt's ridiculous story.

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INTELLIGENCE: Of Dart Guns and Poisons - TIME

CIA researchers also came up with an array of James Bond weaponry that ... the gun fires a toxin-tipped dart, almost silently and accurately up to 250 ft. ...

www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,913459,00.html -

scroll way way down...for article info..

22 Dec 2008http://neveryetmelted.com/categories/history/

New Book Claims OSS Assassinated Patton

Conspiracy Theories, George Patton, History, Office of Strategic Services (OSS), WWII, William J. Donovan

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Hi Bernice, I have seen Paul Rigby`s thread and admire and respect his resolve in defending his ideas. On the other hand, I accept that many of the arguments offered by Pauls opponents apply to my proposition, and particularly those which claim that maybe, such theorising undermines the investigation. More important though, Tim Gratz, questions the morality of accusing two deceased SS officers on the basis of a hunch or suspicion and considering that I can offer no evidence to support it, I unreservedly withdraw my accusation.

I have been accused of hijacking this thread, but would like to reiterate that "Chittybangbang" by side, the position taken up by the UM if he is signalling to a shooter then this is a valid argument in favour of the throat shot originating in a narrow field between the Stemmons sign and the limousine.

Regards to those members who have defended the right to free speech.

Brian

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Hi Bernice, I have seen Paul Rigby`s thread and admire and respect his resolve in defending his ideas. On the other hand, I accept that many of the arguments offered by Pauls opponents apply to my proposition, and particularly those which claim that maybe, such theorising undermines the investigation. More important though, Tim Gratz, questions the morality of accusing two deceased SS officers on the basis of a hunch or suspicion and considering that I can offer no evidence to support it, I unreservedly withdraw my accusation.

I have been accused of hijacking this thread, but would like to reiterate that "Chittybangbang" by side, the position taken up by the UM if he is signalling to a shooter then this is a valid argument in favour of the throat shot originating in a narrow field between the Stemmons sign and the limousine.

Regards to those members who have defended the right to free speech.

Brian

Hi Brian...\i would suggest that you get into the studies of vince palamara as far as the ss is comcerned there are many who appeared very possibly very tainted within the assassination.... I agree and within Paul's work.which many of the puts downers did and do not appear to realize as it wouls take studying....there is and was much presented information and well done research......also within his zapruder studies...also on this forum found within a search.........Sprague and Harris it appears were the first two reseachers to delve seriously into um and the dcm men many years back also see their book COVER UP they brought us such other good work seriously and also much that stands today that i find it somewhat difficult to simply and do not ignore their findings within the world of research these were very serious men...very.....after mack and thompson first noticed them within the photos.....and brought them to alls.....attention..and as we know now these type weapons do and did exist..........i agree with to each their own in all...studies...and will stand and hollar for everyone's right to their own theory and opinion....but the why as some call them neocons must to the extent do try to anihilate anothers work..i will never understand and i imagine now i shall not....a disagreement and or a difference of opinion....i can understand but the name calling that gets to the point imo of ignorant come backs even to the point of admonishing one others work with threats is beyond me ......and is uncalled for is to me rude, ignorant and immature as as all are called eventually at times they show they are a bully....and imo it should be put a stop to.when it first begins so the brakes are applied...before it gets to that point..but.......and i am afraid there are many who wallow seemingly within the research world just sitting and waiting to do so.from appearances they relish in attacking others to them it appears to be a game.,...i guess it gives them a thrill or a sudden burst of ego i have never figured out the reason..or just what........if there is a reason ...but ..i call it the AAM DISEASE.....WHICH MEAN ALL ABOUT ME...which is what some appear to strive for.....THEY HAVE AND are so wrapped up within themselves their egos and so positive that their only theory is correct that they imo appear tobe hardly able to stand themselves ..and really chase others away if they only realized....which they do not....and if so they do not care .........carry on Brian with your studies and work.....always and .....let none deter you.as imo such are inable to do so it appears let alone be able to communicate with others.....in any form of real civility....but they do not realize they nor anyone.....has that right......and also as seen within the photos if studied the umbrella does raise up and down not just twist and dcm does appear to signal with his arm and hand.....no matter how much they who would not admit to such..differ .......but then again that takes time.....and it takes all kinds and some need to grow what is called patience and or tolerance.........you will also notice that some spout but do not present any such research or work of their own.....and some will never though they may endeavour to get some kind of connection to others..... they are followers and go along to get alongs imo and or they think that to be a part of such a group they then think are important and or perhaps have been brain washed by such with their fine smooth words they in otherwards are gullible and evtually are throw awaya by such groups.....and theysome then become seeminlgy follow along like robots the yes men and girls they are called anyway more than enough..............so ...good luck with your studies and thanks for the thread i appreciated and enjoyed it we always learn something new from every book and every thred in the end......imo.....and take care.best B... Edited by Bernice Moore
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"Yes, the idea of a sophisticated hit team employing a man with an umbrella as a lookout is ridiculous. However, so are many other things that the conspirators did. Planting a nearly pristine bullet, for instance. Nobody would do that, unless they wanted to draw attention to the obvious incompatability of CE399 with any real bullet on the planet. Or using such an obvious low level mobster like Ruby to silence Oswald in the midst of all those police officers. Even as a seven year old, I instantly realized how absurd that was."

"I have been accused of hijacking this thread, but would like to reiterate that "Chittybangbang" by side, the position taken up by the UM if he is signalling to a shooter then this is a valid argument in favour of the throat shot originating in a narrow field between the Stemmons sign and the limousine."

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Not to keep pushing, but TUM and DCM are indices of how connected and how disconnected the plotting is. People from disparate groups are working in DP. They're lucky if they all see each other beforehand, much less if they know each other. So many circles of opportunity had failed before to coalesce, in Miami, Chicago, Tampa.

In the park-like center and north pergola areas of the Plaza, there is opportunity for crowds to bunch in the green areas and curbsides on the north and south of Elm Street, and for people to spill into the street. By chance, it didn't happen, but not because any plotters were shooing people away from the Stemmons sign.

The shooter teams need a man at curbside at the beginning of the last optimum fire zone, to announce whether a fatal hit has been given yet. The fewer rounds fired, the better. This signaler has to be distinguished from others in a possible curbside throng. Not even the Cuban hitters have time to search for a familiar face. So he's announced as the guy in the white jacket, near the guy in the dark coat with the black umbrella. The umbrella may not have been a political statement at all - just an image overkill to make sure that the signaler was identified by proximity.

Notice how, in his vicinity, DCM was the only person in the street, except for Jean Hill and Mary Moorman just west of him. No crowd was there, at that remove from the office buildings, to urge people forward - only purpose and desire.

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"Yes, the idea of a sophisticated hit team employing a man with an umbrella as a lookout is ridiculous. However, so are many other things that the conspirators did. Planting a nearly pristine bullet, for instance. Nobody would do that, unless they wanted to draw attention to the obvious incompatability of CE399 with any real bullet on the planet. Or using such an obvious low level mobster like Ruby to silence Oswald in the midst of all those police officers. Even as a seven year old, I instantly realized how absurd that was."

"I have been accused of hijacking this thread, but would like to reiterate that "Chittybangbang" by side, the position taken up by the UM if he is signalling to a shooter then this is a valid argument in favour of the throat shot originating in a narrow field between the Stemmons sign and the limousine."

>

>

Not to keep pushing, but TUM and DCM are indices of how connected and how disconnected the plotting is. People from disparate groups are working in DP. They're lucky if they all see each other beforehand, much less if they know each other. So many circles of opportunity had failed before to coalesce, in Miami, Chicago, Tampa.

In the park-like center and north pergola areas of the Plaza, there is opportunity for crowds to bunch in the green areas and curbsides on the north and south of Elm Street, and for people to spill into the street. By chance, it didn't happen, but not because any plotters were shooing people away from the Stemmons sign.

The shooter teams need a man at curbside at the beginning of the last optimum fire zone, to announce whether a fatal hit has been given yet. The fewer rounds fired, the better. This signaler has to be distinguished from others in a possible curbside throng. Not even the Cuban hitters have time to search for a familiar face. So he's announced as the guy in the white jacket, near the guy in the dark coat with the black umbrella. The umbrella may not have been a political statement at all - just an image overkill to make sure that the signaler was identified by proximity.

Notice how, in his vicinity, DCM was the only person in the street, except for Jean Hill and Mary Moorman just west of him. No crowd was there, at that remove from the office buildings, to urge people forward - only purpose and desire.

David you make sense and keeping in mind also that the DPD were under orders to keep people out of the little park area recall Mary and Jean sweet talked the officer into allowing them to be there...that to me also has always said much and is a sign that the assassination area was being controlled the officer may have only been following his orders but above him someone gave them such.....b

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Good point reminding us that Mary and Jean strayed into the no-spectators zone, Bernice. The opposite side of Elm didn't seem forbidden, though - so one wonders what might be being concealed from whom. The knoll fence from center-mall spectators?

THE NORTH SIDE IT WAS REPORTED I BELIEVE THAT TWO OFFICERS WERE BEHIND THE FENCE AREA.AFTER THE SHOTS ZAPRUDER WHO MADE A STATEMENT TO THE FBI AFTER...THAT A SHOT OR SHOTS CAME FROM BEHIND HIM TO HIS RIGHT OVER HIS SHOULDER I DO BELIEVE RIGHT NOW WOULD HAVE TO CHECK... HE MENTIONS IN HIS TESTIMONY ALSO....HOW MANY,MANY OFFICERS SOME ON MOTORCYCLES CAME UP BEHIND HIM INTO THE PARKING LOT AREA...NOT MUCH GOOD AFTER THE FACT WERE THEY....DAVID ALSO THIS IS MORE SUPPORT OF WHAT ROGER CRAIG HAD TO SAY........THAT THE SHERIFF'S MEN WERE TOLD NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN ANYWAY IN THE MOTORCADE NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENED I THINK HE SAID...SEE HIS BOOK ON THE WEB '' WHEN THEY KILL A PRESIDENT'' ALSO SEE ROBINS NEW THREAD ON BOND AND MUCHMORE WHERE HE HAS POSTED THE INFORMATION FROM THE ONLY THREE OFFICERS WHO WERE ASSIGNED TO THE THREE MAJOR CORNERS.....SO WE HAD ONLY THOSE 3 AND I BELIEVE 2 ON THE OVERPASS......THE PROTECTION WAS DISABLED....WHAT PROTECTION AS SO MANY HAVE ASKED.......IT HAS LONG APPEARED THAT NOT ONLY DID THE THE SS SEE PALAMARA...STEP DOWN BUT THE DPD AS WELL THOUGH THERE ARE SOME WHO WILL DEFEND THEM TO THE END AS THEY WERE ONLY ACTING ON ORDERS BUT THESE WERE TRAINED OFFICERS THEY KNEW WHAT HAD AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE THEY WERE NOT BRAND NEW RECRUITS DALLAS HAD HAD A PRESIDENTIAL VISIT IN THE PAST...SO IT WAS NOT THE FIRST TIME....THEY SHOULD HAVE KNOWN THE BASIC ROUTINE....OF WHAT WAS NEEDED BUT THAT WAS IT....AS FAR AS ANY PROTECTION....IT WAS DISABLED........THE BOYS IN BLUE WERE CERTAINLY NOT VISIBLE....THOUGH APPARENTLY THEY WERE ACTING ON ORDERS....

THE CENTURIONS THAT HAD BEEN ASSIGNED THE SS AND ALL MAINLY AND OR WERE CALLED OFF......OR DELIBERATELY STEPPED DOWN AND THE ASSN PLAN WAS ON TRACK.....NONE ON ORDERS IT APPEARED IN THE WAY THAT MIGHT HAVE AT LEAST TRIED TO AID THE PRESIDENT AND OR CAPTURE ANY SUSPECTS WERE MADE AVAILABLE.....RECALL ALSO HOW SO MANY MEN WITH SS IDS WERE MENTIONED AS SEEN AND CONTACT MADE WITH AFTER IN THE AREAS OF THE BACKDOOR OF THE TSBD THE FRONT DOOR AND AS WELL AS BEHIND THE FENCE AND ALSO PARKED IN A VEHICLE ON HOUSTON......ALL WAS IN PLACE.....CARRY ON GENTS THANKS , IT HAS BEEN INTERESTING AND INFORMATIVE// BEST TAKE CARE.......B..

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Good point reminding us that Mary and Jean strayed into the no-spectators zone, Bernice. The opposite side of Elm didn't seem forbidden, though - so one wonders what might be being concealed from whom. The knoll fence from center-mall spectators?

THE NORTH SIDE IT WAS REPORTED I BELIEVE THAT TWO OFFICERS WERE BEHIND THE FENCE AREA.AFTER THE SHOTS ZAPRUDER WHO MADE A STATEMENT TO THE FBI AFTER...THAT A SHOT OR SHOTS CAME FROM BEHIND HIM TO HIS RIGHT OVER HIS SHOULDER I DO BELIEVE RIGHT NOW WOULD HAVE TO CHECK... HE MENTIONS IN HIS TESTIMONY ALSO....HOW MANY,MANY OFFICERS SOME ON MOTORCYCLES CAME UP BEHIND HIM INTO THE PARKING LOT AREA...NOT MUCH GOOD AFTER THE FACT WERE THEY....DAVID ALSO THIS IS MORE SUPPORT OF WHAT ROGER CRAIG HAD TO SAY........THAT THE SHERIFF'S MEN WERE TOLD NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN ANYWAY IN THE MOTORCADE NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENED I THINK HE SAID...SEE HIS BOOK ON THE WEB '' WHEN THEY KILL A PRESIDENT'' ALSO SEE ROBINS NEW THREAD ON BOND AND MUCHMORE WHERE HE HAS POSTED THE INFORMATION FROM THE ONLY THREE OFFICERS WHO WERE ASSIGNED TO THE THREE MAJOR CORNERS.....SO WE HAD ONLY THOSE 3 AND I BELIEVE 2 ON THE OVERPASS......THE PROTECTION WAS DISABLED....WHAT PROTECTION AS SO MANY HAVE ASKED.......IT HAS LONG APPEARED THAT NOT ONLY DID THE THE SS SEE PALAMARA...STEP DOWN BUT THE DPD AS WELL THOUGH THERE ARE SOME WHO WILL DEFEND THEM TO THE END AS THEY WERE ONLY ACTING ON ORDERS BUT THESE WERE TRAINED OFFICERS THEY KNEW WHAT HAD AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE THEY WERE NOT BRAND NEW RECRUITS DALLAS HAD HAD A PRESIDENTIAL VISIT IN THE PAST...SO IT WAS NOT THE FIRST TIME....THEY SHOULD HAVE KNOWN THE BASIC ROUTINE....OF WHAT WAS NEEDED BUT THAT WAS IT....AS FAR AS ANY PROTECTION....IT WAS DISABLED........THE BOYS IN BLUE WERE CERTAINLY NOT VISIBLE....THOUGH APPARENTLY THEY WERE ACTING ON ORDERS....

THE CENTURIONS THAT HAD BEEN ASSIGNED THE SS AND ALL MAINLY AND OR WERE CALLED OFF......OR DELIBERATELY STEPPED DOWN AND THE ASSN PLAN WAS ON TRACK.....NONE ON ORDERS IT APPEARED IN THE WAY THAT MIGHT HAVE AT LEAST TRIED TO AID THE PRESIDENT AND OR CAPTURE ANY SUSPECTS WERE MADE AVAILABLE.....RECALL ALSO HOW SO MANY MEN WITH SS IDS WERE MENTIONED AS SEEN AND CONTACT MADE WITH AFTER IN THE AREAS OF THE BACKDOOR OF THE TSBD THE FRONT DOOR AND AS WELL AS BEHIND THE FENCE AND ALSO PARKED IN A VEHICLE ON HOUSTON......ALL WAS IN PLACE.....CARRY ON GENTS THANKS , IT HAS BEEN INTERESTING AND INFORMATIVE// BEST TAKE CARE.......B..

THE ZAP INFO ...Abraham Zapruder ..SS interview: "According to Mr.Zapruder, the position of the assassin was behind him .39 Lane, Rush to Judgement page 41..citing National Archives, Basic Source Materials in Possession of Commission No.87, Folder No.1, Secret Service Control No.66

Abraham Zapruder believed that one or more shots came from behind him . 40 Summers page 60, citing CD 87.15566, and HSCA page 89..

The quality of the National Archives' photographic copy of this hand written report is so poor that many of its words cannot be made out in a scanned copy. Consequently, we have provided below a typed copy ]

CD - 87 Folder 1

CO2 34030 11/22

9:55

To: Chief Rowley

From: Max D. Phillips

Subject: 8mm movie film showing President

Kennedy being shot

Enclosed is an 8mm movie film

taken by Mr. A. Zapruder, 501 Elm St., Dallas

Texas (RI8-6071)

Mr. Zapruder was photographing

the President at the instant he was shot.

According to Mr. Zapruder, the position of

the assassin was behind Mr. Zapruder.

Note: Disregard personel scenes

shown on Mr. Zapruder’s film. Mr. Zapruder

is in custody of the "master" film. Two prints

were given to SAIC Sorrels, this date.

The third print is forwarded.

Max D. Phillips

Special Agent - PRS

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Good point reminding us that Mary and Jean strayed into the no-spectators zone, Bernice. The opposite side of Elm didn't seem forbidden, though - so one wonders what might be being concealed from whom. The knoll fence from center-mall spectators?

THE NORTH SIDE IT WAS REPORTED I BELIEVE THAT TWO OFFICERS WERE BEHIND THE FENCE AREA.AFTER THE SHOTS ZAPRUDER WHO MADE A STATEMENT TO THE FBI AFTER...THAT A SHOT OR SHOTS CAME FROM BEHIND HIM TO HIS RIGHT OVER HIS SHOULDER I DO BELIEVE RIGHT NOW WOULD HAVE TO CHECK... HE MENTIONS IN HIS TESTIMONY ALSO....HOW MANY,MANY OFFICERS SOME ON MOTORCYCLES CAME UP BEHIND HIM INTO THE PARKING LOT AREA...NOT MUCH GOOD AFTER THE FACT WERE THEY....DAVID ALSO THIS IS MORE SUPPORT OF WHAT ROGER CRAIG HAD TO SAY........THAT THE SHERIFF'S MEN WERE TOLD NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN ANYWAY IN THE MOTORCADE NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENED I THINK HE SAID...SEE HIS BOOK ON THE WEB '' WHEN THEY KILL A PRESIDENT'' ALSO SEE ROBINS NEW THREAD ON BOND AND MUCHMORE WHERE HE HAS POSTED THE INFORMATION FROM THE ONLY THREE OFFICERS WHO WERE ASSIGNED TO THE THREE MAJOR CORNERS.....SO WE HAD ONLY THOSE 3 AND I BELIEVE 2 ON THE OVERPASS......THE PROTECTION WAS DISABLED....WHAT PROTECTION AS SO MANY HAVE ASKED.......IT HAS LONG APPEARED THAT NOT ONLY DID THE THE SS SEE PALAMARA...STEP DOWN BUT THE DPD AS WELL THOUGH THERE ARE SOME WHO WILL DEFEND THEM TO THE END AS THEY WERE ONLY ACTING ON ORDERS BUT THESE WERE TRAINED OFFICERS THEY KNEW WHAT HAD AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE THEY WERE NOT BRAND NEW RECRUITS DALLAS HAD HAD A PRESIDENTIAL VISIT IN THE PAST...SO IT WAS NOT THE FIRST TIME....THEY SHOULD HAVE KNOWN THE BASIC ROUTINE....OF WHAT WAS NEEDED BUT THAT WAS IT....AS FAR AS ANY PROTECTION....IT WAS DISABLED........THE BOYS IN BLUE WERE CERTAINLY NOT VISIBLE....THOUGH APPARENTLY THEY WERE ACTING ON ORDERS....

THE CENTURIONS THAT HAD BEEN ASSIGNED THE SS AND ALL MAINLY AND OR WERE CALLED OFF......OR DELIBERATELY STEPPED DOWN AND THE ASSN PLAN WAS ON TRACK.....NONE ON ORDERS IT APPEARED IN THE WAY THAT MIGHT HAVE AT LEAST TRIED TO AID THE PRESIDENT AND OR CAPTURE ANY SUSPECTS WERE MADE AVAILABLE.....RECALL ALSO HOW SO MANY MEN WITH SS IDS WERE MENTIONED AS SEEN AND CONTACT MADE WITH AFTER IN THE AREAS OF THE BACKDOOR OF THE TSBD THE FRONT DOOR AND AS WELL AS BEHIND THE FENCE AND ALSO PARKED IN A VEHICLE ON HOUSTON......ALL WAS IN PLACE.....CARRY ON GENTS THANKS , IT HAS BEEN INTERESTING AND INFORMATIVE// BEST TAKE CARE.......B..

THE ZAP INFO ...Abraham Zapruder ..SS interview: "According to Mr.Zapruder, the position of the assassin was behind him .39 Lane, Rush to Judgement page 41..citing National Archives, Basic Source Materials in Possession of Commission No.87, Folder No.1, Secret Service Control No.66

Abraham Zapruder believed that one or more shots came from behind him . 40 Summers page 60, citing CD 87.15566, and HSCA page 89..

The quality of the National Archives' photographic copy of this hand written report is so poor that many of its words cannot be made out in a scanned copy. Consequently, we have provided below a typed copy ]

CD - 87 Folder 1

CO2 34030 11/22

9:55

To: Chief Rowley

From: Max D. Phillips

Subject: 8mm movie film showing President

Kennedy being shot

Enclosed is an 8mm movie film

taken by Mr. A. Zapruder, 501 Elm St., Dallas

Texas (RI8-6071)

Mr. Zapruder was photographing

the President at the instant he was shot.

According to Mr. Zapruder, the position of

the assassin was behind Mr. Zapruder.

Note: Disregard personel scenes

shown on Mr. Zapruder’s film. Mr. Zapruder

is in custody of the "master" film. Two prints

were given to SAIC Sorrels, this date.

The third print is forwarded.

Max D. Phillips SPECIAL AGENT PRS

http://www.conspiracybomb.com/killapresident.htm

FROM ROGER CRAIG WHEN THEY KILL A PRESIDENT

The security had been arranged by the Secret Service and the

Dallas Police--our boys in blue. The final touch was put on by

Sheriff James Eric (Bill) Decker. On the morning of November 22,

1963 the patrolmen in the districts which make up the Dallas County

Sheriff's Patrol Division were left in the field, ignorant of what

was going on in the downtown area, which was just as well. Decker

was not going to LET them do anything anyway.

About 10:30 a.m. November 22, 1963, Bill Decker called into his

office what I will refer to as his street people--plain-clothes

men, detectives and warrant men, myself included--and told us that

President Kennedy was coming to Dallas and that the motorcade would

come down Main Street. He then advised us that we were to stand

out in front of the building, 505 Main Street and represent the

Sheriff's Office. We were to take NO part whatsoever in the

security of that motorcade. (WHY, JAMES ERIC?) So . . . the stage

had been set, all the pawns were in place, the security had been

withdrawn from that one vulnerable location. Come John F. Kennedy,

come to Elm and Houston Streets in Dallas, Texas and take your

place in history!

The time was 12:15 p.m. I was standing in front of the court

house at 505 Main Street. Deputy Sheriff Jim Ramsey was standing

behind me. We were waiting for the President of the United States.

I had a feeling of pride that I was going to be not more than four

feet from the President but deep inside something kept gnawing at

me. I said to Jim Ramsey, "He's late." Jim's reply stunned me.

He said, "Maybe somebody will shoot the son of a bitch." Then I

realized the crowd was hostile. The men about me felt that they

were FORCED to acknowledge his presence. Although he was the

President, they were making statements like, "Why does he have to

come to Dallas?"

Something else was bothering me . . . being a trained officer, I

always looked for anything which might be amiss about any situation

with which I was confronted. Suddenly I knew what was wrong.

There were no officers guarding the intersections or controlling

the crowd. My mind flashed back to the meeting in Decker's office

that morning, then back to the lack of security in this area.

Suddenly the motorcade approached and President Kennedy was

smiling and waving and for a moment I relaxed and fell into the

happy mood the President was displaying. The car turned the corner

onto Houston Street. I was still looking at the rest of the people

in the party. I was soon to be shocked back into reality. The

President had passed and was turning west on Elm Street . . . as if

there were no people, no cars, the only thing in my world at that

moment was a rifle shot! I bolted toward Houston Street. I was

fifteen steps from the corner--before I reached it two more shots

had been fired. Telling myself that it wasn't true and at the same

time knowing that it was, I continued to run. I ran across Houston

Street and beside the pond, which is on the west side of Houston.

I pushed a man out of my way and he fell into the pond. I ran down

the grass between Main and Elm. People were lying all over the

ground. I thought, "My God, they've killed a woman and child," who

were lying beside the gutter on the South side of Elm Str

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Something I thought of today, re: the bulge under DCM's white jacket.

Somewhere in all of Gerry Patrick Hemming's mixed bag of tricks, he noted that there was a guy in Dealey carrying a "broom-handled Mauser pistol," of WW I variety, prepared to empty it into the limo if all else failed.

I think Gerry said that in one of his posts on this forum, but I don't have time to search for it now.

Someone else on this thread offered info that DCM was there with a "machine gun," prepared to use it at close range in case of failure. Same guy, same gun?

For some reason, every photo I try to upload is claimed to be too large for available space, even when it says it's not. So here's a Wiki link to the Mauser c96. Mods, why does the upload feature do this? Conspiracy?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broom-handle_Mauser

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I own two of Robert Cutlers amazing books about TUM and DCM/TA

His book "The Umbrella Man" is one of my favorites, and the other one I own is "Seventy Six Seconds in Dealey Plaza"

Both books have tons of research on both The Umbrella Man and The Dark Complected Man

I have scanned most of Cutlers plats from both books, im sure most of you guys know about Cutlers plats and have used them as I have for you own research.

I have posted a number of scans and parts of both books on JFKresearch.com for members who can not find or not afford (all of Cutlers books are rare and OOP and if you can find them you will have to pay and arm and a leg) any of Cutlers work

I am willing to do that here as well, if anyone has anything they want to see or need as far as plats go please let me know and I will post them up

Dean

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