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This FBI Statement is not sighned, and appears to be the FBI's version of what he said.

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

Date 11/25/63

CHARLES HESTER, 2610 Mayhold Street, furnished the following information:

At approximately 12:30 p.m., November 22, 1963, HESTER and his wife, BEATRICE, were standing along the street at the point immediately preceeding the underpass on Elm Street where President JOHN F. KENNEDY was shot. HESTER stated he saw the President slump in the seat of the car and that he heard two shots fired drom what appeared to be a building located on the corner of Elm Street and Houston Street. He Stated he and his wife were almost in a direct line of the fire and he immediately grabbed his wife and shoved her to the ground. He stated hethereafter immediately escorted his wife across to the north side of the street on an embankment in an attempt to gain shelter.

HESTER stated he did not see anyone with a gun at the time the shots were fired and that after the President's car had pulled away from the scene and officers started toward the aforementioned building, he and his wife proceeded to their car and left the area.

on 11/24/63 at Irving, Texas File # DL 89-43

By Special Agent DOYLE WILLIAMS and HENRY J. OLIVER Date Dictated 11/25/63

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I have some notes in regards to the Hesters, that I am unable to access at this time. So, I will try and remember a few things. Beatrice Hester worked at Jennifer Juniors, in the office. I am thinking that she was a Payroll Clerk. During the lunch time, she went shopping in the area.....then when it was decided that Zap and Sitz were going over to the DP area, Sitz went looking for Beatrice to go with them. So they walked over there. I don't know how or why Charles happened to also be over there though. I had thought that was strange! Could be that Beatrice called him to join them on his lunch time too. \\\\

I have heard two versions of Charles...one that he worked for a Newspaper and another that he owned a Photo Studio, where he took Portraits, Wedding Photos etc. I did find a Photo Studio that was owned by a Charles Hester, but wasn't really sure if the same person or not.

In the photos of Beatrice sitting on the bench...the one showing only her back, with that sparkplug, it looks from the back, to be a younger woman and a different hairdo, then the one that does show her face. ....although her clothing looks the same. Plus, I do have a problem with the couple on the grass, being the Hesters. This does appear to be a younger couple then the Hesters and the outfit the woman is wearing, doesn't look like the one Beatrice was wearing.....even though it has always been believed it is them. They did say they were on the ground though.

There is also a descrepency in what Beatrice claimed and what we see in photos. That one photo shows her and Sitz walking back to the Dal Tex, fixing to cross the street in front of the TSBD. Yet she claimed that she was so upset, that they headed back to their car and immediately left the area!! Othere things they both claimed, is not seen.

The Hesters seems to have escaped the notice of anyone, other then their first claims as shown in the above posts. I have wondered if perhaps Charles did see something when he looked out that pergola opening. Plus if Charles was a photographer, we could think of other reasons he may have been there. Especially since

Zap and Sitz even going over there was more or less a last minte plan....or was it really?

Dixie

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Someone posted recently a frame of Zapruder also looking at that area. A stabilised gif of the area (top right Nix) seems to show a line tracking Kennedy, wavering a bit when Newmans in the way, then resuming tracking and after the headshot withdraws. Like most of my stuff created in the past this one is on a non functioning hard disk, but just mentioning it in case anyone else can do it. I'll have a go again when (if) I get better copies. The result was too iffy to be anything but speculation, but it's interesting (to me) to have lately seem two diff pics of people checking this same area out.

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We see that Zapruder and Sitzman are not on the pedestal.

Jack

If you stare at those indistinct blobs for long enough Jack, I'm sure you'll find something. You've done it before, so do it again.

Per the request of Mr. Baker, here is another (not an indistinct blob, however). Robin posted

a Z frame in this thread showing the Curry lead car paused in the underpass.

Greatly enhanced with pseudo colors, there is a solid black bar on the right side covering everything

except the Curry car. What could it be hiding? Chaney?

Glad to oblige the imperceptive Mr. Baker.

Jack

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You've squashed the dynamic range too much, Jack. The deepening of shadow/contrast is more gradual than what you show there.

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We see that Zapruder and Sitzman are not on the pedestal.

Jack

Dear Jack, we have to keep in mind that Abraham Zapruder kept on shooting roughly 9,5 seconds after the fatal head shot.

Wiegman show activity within seconds after the fatal shot.

It's high likely both Zapruder and Sitzman don't left the pedestal that early.

My best to you

Martin

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We see that Zapruder and Sitzman are not on the pedestal.

Jack

Dear Jack, we have to keep in mind that Abraham Zapruder kept on shooting roughly 9,5 seconds after the fatal head shot.

Wiegman show activity within seconds after the fatal shot.

It's high likely both Zapruder and Sitzman don't left the pedestal that early.

My best to you

Martin

I did THAT study years ago. I will try to find it. The limo has not reached the underpass

when Weigman first films the pedestal.

Jack

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You've squashed the dynamic range too much, Jack. The deepening of shadow/contrast is more gradual than what you show there.

...and it is NOT VERTICAL. The shadow should be a 45 degree angle, darker at the top, from sunlight.

The shadow SHOULD be gradual, but when the range is shortened, the black appears suddenly and

dramatically.

Naysayers are an annoyance when they have not performed tests themselves.

Jack

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OK...here is another one for the naysayers and debunkers and anti-alterationists.

Robin kindly posted an excellent enlargement of a frame from the Bell film allegedly

showing Sitzman, Zapruder, and the Hesters.

What is supposed to be the Hesters seems to be a Picasso rendering of a small

pyramid and a pile of rocks...oh, wait a minute...I am not qualified to say what is

in the image. OK...everyone look and YOU TELL ME WHAT IS SEEN. Fair enough?

Jack

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But I have Jack, otherwise I wouldn't say so.

Anyone can check it with a large variety of utilities.

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