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I decided, after much deliberation, to post this article which comes from "Probable Cause Australia" it is rather old, but after some initial skepticism, (and believe me, the jury is still out on this, as far as I am concerned) still not wholly resolved. I decided on this Thanksgiving Day to post this article. I personally find it fascinating. If anyone takes a contrary position, I will more than understand.

(P.S. Even if this is "technology" becomes discredited, I think items like this are stimulating to the intellect, which is never a bad thing. Happy Thanksgiving Everybody!

(Note: This article has been edited due to length, the segment that explains Reverse Speech is contained in the original article at:


Yo! HCEEPS ESREVRE (Reverse Speech) and the Kennedy Assassination by Ralph D. Thomas.

Are You Ready?? Reverse Speech and the Kennedy Assassination. "New Evidence With A New Technology"

After becoming certified in the use of Reverse Speech as an investigative technique, I began to explore the assassination with my knew found knowledge. Naturally, I needed tape recordings made by the key players in the assassination. My first attention turned to Lee Oswald.

OSWALD: Very little comments made by Oswald have been captured on tape. Although he was interviewed by the Dallas Police Department after his arrest, the official story is that no tape recording was made during the twelve hours of interrogation by Dallas Homicide Detective Will Fritz. The reason given by Captain Fritz for not tape recording the interview is that he did not have access to a tape recorder and that he had requested the purchase of a tape recorder for quite some time. I find this hard to swallow. One of the largest and one of the best police departments in the country in the early 1960s certainly had to have a tape recorder and I am certain that it's use would have been considered with an interrogation with the suspect of the crime of the century. It is a well documented fact that Captain Will Fritz was ordered to stop his investigation by the federal government by President Johnson. Sources reveal that Johnson called Captain Fritz and stated that he had his man and in the interest of national security, "stop your investigation." Based on my research which would be too lengthy to go into, I believe that Will Fritz likely had made tape recordings but they have either been suppressed or destroyed. I know for a fact through confidential sources that he took notes. I think that it is also important to point out that Will Fritz was known among police circles as one of the best police detectives in the country and whatever took place, Captain Fritz was following orders from his government.

There are some comments made by Oswald after his arrest and before his murder that have been captured on tape. He was permitted a very brief news conference and was recorded by newsmen as he made his way to and from the police interrogation room and his jail cell before he himself was shot down.

The following is the transcript with speech reversals of the news conference.

(OSWALD) Ah I really don't know what this situation is about nobody has told me anything.

( No Reversal found, poor quality track. Too many news reporters talking in the background)

I've been accused of ah, of ah murdering a policeman.

[i know nothing more than that.]

(REVERSAL) I'm the lonely camelot. (VALIDITY 5)

I do request that someone [to come forward]

® I mustn't , I mustn't. (VALIDITY 6)

To give me [ah legal assistance.]

® We need more help. (VALIDITY 5)

(NEWS REPORTER) Did you kill the President?

(OSWALD) [No I have not been charged with that in fact nobody] has said that to me yet.

® got one problem that's nasty unknown. (VALIDITY 4)

The first thing I heard about it was when the newspaper reporters in the hall ah [asked me that] question.

® I didn't scratch (VALIDITY 4)

That was the end of the news conference. It is apparent from the video of this news conference that the Dallas police cut it off. Oswald appeared frustrated at this point. It's my feeling based on additional research that the news conference was cut off by the Dallas police because they had not intended for a question and answer session to take place at all. The news conference was held in the police line-up room. Oswald was first displayed to the news media on the other side of the glass but reporters were complaining. The Dallas officers then escorted Oswald out onto the main floor of the line-up room and the reporters were able to ask the few questions. One reporter asked him as he was escorted away something about the cut above his eye and Oswald responded that a policeman hit him but the soundtrack was of very poor quality at that point with too many reporters talking in the background.

I was able to locate a few recordings from old news reels as Oswald was moved through the hallways of the police station. Here is one of those comments along with the reversals.

(News Reporter) Did you fire that rifle?

(OSWALD) I don't know the facts that you people have been given but I [emphatically deny these] charges.

® See now I'm the give-up. (VALIDITY 4)

Still another comment was recorded in the hallway when reporters asked Oswald's involvement.

(Oswald) These people have given me a hearing without legal representation or anything.

® That killer was gifted (VALIDITY 3)

(Reporter) Did you shoot the President?

(Oswald) I didn't shoot anybody.

® Are they all going to dish it out? (VALIDITY 4)

I have located eight speech reversals that Oswald made after his arrest and before he was shot down. In summary they are:

® I'm the lonely camelot.

® I mustn't , I mustn't.

® We need more help.

® Got one problem that nasty unknown.

(R ) I didn't scratch

® Help! See now I'm the give-up.

® That killer was gifted.

® Are they all going to dish it out?

Perhaps the most significant reversal is where Oswald says in reverse when a reporter asked him if he shot the President, "I didn't scratch." (NOTE: There is a faint word on the end of this reversal that could be "him" which would make the reversal, "I didn't scratch him." However, the final word was not audible enough for analysis.) Since speech reversal is the voice of the unconscious mind, they cannot be consciously controlled and they do not lie. What we have here is conclusive evidence using speech reversal as a kind of lie detector that Oswald did not kill the President.

The reversal that Oswald uses where he says forward, I request someone to come forward to provide legal assistance that says, "We need more help," is also significant in that he is using the word we. This certainly indicates that Oswald was referring to some other party or parties other than himself. It certainly is evidence that points to more than one gunman.

The reversal that Oswald uses when he said forward, "These people have given me a hearing without legal representation or anything," (R: That killer was gifted), certainly indicated that Oswald's subconscious mind thought whoever the killer was did a very good job and it certainly implies that it was not Oswald.

The speech reversal where Oswald says, I mustn't, I mustn't, might have something to do with his subconscious wanting to tell something. Perhaps Oswald knew more than he would tell. The reversal that says, You've got one problem, that nasty unknown, is in direct relationship to Oswald not being the assassin.

The reversal that says, Help! I'm the give-up, certainly goes alone with Oswald telling the Dallas Police that he didn't kill the President and that he was just a patsy.

The reversal that says, I'm the lonely Camelot, is harder to reach an opinion on. The word Camelot comes up again and again in reverse speech as an Archetype which has meaning that has to do with very deep unconscious thought patterns and is believed to be one of the archetype words in the reverse speech vocabulary that is passed down from one generation to the other. It is important however to remember that Camelot is the name of a song that Kennedy listened to over and over again and that news reporters have since coined the Kennedy Presidency as Camelot. This makes it impossible to determine what type of reversal we have here.

CONCLUSION OF OSWALD TAPES: Based on the Reverse Speech tests I conclude then that Oswald may have had some knowledge of the assassination but he didn't fire any shots.


1) PSE TESTING: PSE testing conducted by George O'Tool, Mike Kradz and Doctor Gordon Barland published in O'Toole's book, The Assassination Tapes, drew to the same conclusion I did. Their conclusion stated that Oswald likely did not fire the rifle but likely had some knowledge of the assassination. Although I had been researching for O'Toole's study several months, I was not able to locate it and review it until nine months after I completed the Reverse Speech analysis and I had no idea of what their conclusions were. As a former PSE examiner, I reviewed the tests conducted by O'Toole, Kradz and Doctor Gordon and reached the same conclusions that they did. I believe that it is important to point out that test results indicating deception are subject to examiner opinion and it is much more difficult and complicated to make a conclusion of deception being present than it is to conclude no deception is present. Stress levels that would indicate deception can sometimes be tricky as the stress can sometimes be caused by external irrelevant factors. However, the exact opposite is the case when no stress is present and the subject is not engaged in deception. It is cut and dry. Oswald was telling the truth when he said he didn't shoot anybody.

2) WITNESS ACCOUNTS: You will recall that only one witness gave testimony that would tend to show that Oswald was the person pulling the trigger in the sixth floor window. This lone witness, Howard Brennan, could not identify Oswald in a police line up, kept changing his mind concerning a positive identification and failed PSE testing conducted by O'Toole and verified by myself. Aside from Brennan's own inconsistency, his account is inconsistent with at least four other witnesses. Arnold Rowland, Carolyn Walther, Ruby Henderson and John Powell all describe two men in the sixth floor window neither of which match the description of Oswald in any way.

3) PARAFFIN TEST: You will recall that the paraffin test revealed that Oswald could not have fired a rifle. If Oswald didn't fire a rifle on November 22nd, 1963, he didn't shoot Kennedy. A positive result was found on his hands but a negative result was found on his face. If Oswald would have fired a rifle, he would have tested positive on both hands and his face. The Dallas Police and the District Attorney would only state that Oswald fired a gun (not a rifle) stating that the test results revealed positive results on both hands. But if Oswald had discharged a small firearm, this action is usually executed with one hand which would have resulted in a positive on one hand and a negative on the other hand. The positive test from both hands likely came from external chemicals in the form of lead based paint he had come into close contact with on November 22nd, 1963. It's been established that the floors of the School Book Depository Building were being painted on the day of the assassination and the close contact with the chemicals of such a paint would have likely caused a positive result. The paraffin test then tends to show that Oswald didn't fire either a rifle or a side arm on the day of the assassination and tends to corroborate my Reverse Speech analysis tests.


Several additional news conferences and on the spot interviews were recorded with other officials involved in the investigation of the assassination. Henry Wade was the district attorney in charge of the Oswald case. Jessie Curry was the Dallas Police Chief at the time of the assassination. Most of these can be located on various videos in the form of short news clips. Here are transcriptions of the ones I have located and analyzed:


(REPORTER) Has he told anybody he killed the President?

(WADE) He hasn't admitted killing the President to anyone. I don't know what he said,..he says he didn't do it.

[We're still working on the evidence. This has] been a joint effort by the Secret Service, The Federal Bureau Of Investigation, The Dallas Police Department, The Sheriffs Office, my office, and Detective Will Fritz has been in charge of it.

® This is the way .... you won't believe this. (VALIDITY 4)

AUTHOR'S COMMENTS: I believe that it is important to point out that my research shows that Henry Wade had been asked by the federal government to cut off any comments concerning conspiracy theories. My research reveals that Wade had been contacted by high ranking federal government officials (most likely Lyndon Johnson or J. Edgar Hoover) and briefed about this. The reversal, "this is the way...you won't believe this," strongly implies that Wade was attempting to follow the guidelines and instructions he had been given by the federal government. "This is the way," certainly implies that he wanted the news reporters to believe that Oswald was the assassin. "You won't believe this," implies that there is more to the story. During the later part of my research, I developed the fact that the first official document indicting Oswald for the murder of Kennedy quoted Oswald as being part of an international conspiracy. The White House contacted Wade and had the references of a conspiracy removed from the indictment

(REPORTER) How would you describe his mood during the questioning?

(WADE) [Very arrogant.]

® Very ignorant. (Validly 6)

[Has been all along.]

® More Water Sir? (Validity 5)

AUTHOR'S COMMENTS: It is hard to tell what Wade was referring to in his reversal, "Very Ignorant." Was he saying that he felt Oswald was an ignorant person or was he saying Oswald was ignorant when it came to the assassination? My research reveals that Oswald was not an ignorant person and, in fact, he was a well read individual. Based on this research, my opinion is that Wade was referring to Oswald being ignorant of the assassination. It is also my opinion that the reversal, "more water sir," is unconscious thoughts coming out of someone asking Oswald if he wanted more water during the interrogation.

(REPORTER) How do you sum him up. Ah as a man based on your experience with criminal types?

(WADE) I think he's a man that ah [planned this] murder [weeks or months ago and]

® No boy just had the skill (VALIDITY 4 )

® some help. (VALIDITY 4)

AUTHOR'S COMMENTS: This reversal certainly indicates Wade's thoughts that one person could not have had the skill to pull off the assassination of the President Of The United States and his thoughts that Oswald had some help.

as and laid his plans carefully and carried them and out [as planned at that time what he was going to tell] the police that are questioning him at present.

® Influence make Leo mad that's going to help you. (VALIDITY 3)

I would say that without any doubt he's the killer, the law says [beyond a reasonable doubt] until a moral certainty which I'm, there's no questions that he was the killer of President Kennedy.

® There's a problem here. (VALIDITY 4)

AUTHOR'S COMMENTS: The reversal, "there's a problem here," certainly implies that Wade thought that the evidence that was collected up until this time had at least one major problem proving Oswald's guilt.

(REPORTER) Will you ask death in the electric chair for Lee Oswald?

(WADE) [Yes Sir]

® I think so. (VALIDITY 2)

[we'll ask the death penalty.]

® I'd pay to sell him. (VALIDITY 5)

(REPORTER) How many cases of this type have you been involved in where the death penalty has been involved.

(WADE) Since I've been district attorney, we asked, I've asked the death penalty in 24 cases.

(REPORTER) How many times have you obtained it?

(WADE) 23


(WADE) Yes I haven't gone into that. The paraffin tests show that he had ah, recently fired a gun, it was on both hands.


(WADE) Both hands.

(Cannot hear question)

(WADE) [A gun]

® A rifle. (VALIDITY 5)

AUTHOR'S COMMENTS: A paraffin test measures chemical elements on a subject's hands and face that would be strong evidence concerning the firing of a weapon. Paint is one thing that will produce a positive result with a paraffin test and fresh paint was being used on plywood floors at the Texas School Book Depository Building the day of the assassination. Oswald's test results were positive for both his hands and negative on his face. A negative result on the face would indicate that a rifle was not fired by the suspect. If Oswald didn't fire a rifle, he could not have assassinated the President. Wade commented that the results revealed Oswald fired a gun in forward speech. He said, "a rifle" in reverse. There is a big difference.


(REPORTER) What was his comments?

(CHIEF CURRY) He doesn't give any motive except he denies them both.

(REPORTER) We understand that no one actually saw this man pull the trigger of the rifle that apparently killed the President. Is that correct?

(CHIEF CURRY) That is correct up till this time in our investigation.

(REPORTER) What about the ballistics tests chief?

(CHIEF CURRY) On the [ballistics test] we haven't had a final [report but] it is, I understand will be favorable.

® The throat (VALIDITY 4)

® take me to him. (VALIDITY 5)

AUTHOR'S COMMENTS: Curry's reversal about the throat is interesting. I assume that Curry is referring to Kennedy's throat wound and the reversal indicates he would like to see it. Kennedy's body had already been removed from Dallas to Washington D.C. which was actually an unlawful act of itself according to Texas law. The Parkland Hospital doctors who had treated Kennedy had stated in a news conference that the throat wound was an entrance wound. If the throat wound was an entrance wound, then the shot was fired from the front. If it was fired from the front, Oswald could not have fired it as his position at the time of the shooting was behind the President.

(REPORTER) Do you think the smudged fingerprints found on the rifle which killed the President will be able to establish the identity of the killer.

(CURRY) We hope so but I couldn't say positive at this time that they will be.

(REPORTER) Will it be enough to convict him?

(CURRY) I don't know if it will be enough to convict him or not. If we can put his prints on the rifle ah it would certainly connect him with the rifle. We want to say this that this investigation has been carried on jointly by the FBI the Secret Service, the rangers and the Dallas Police Department Captain Fritz has been in charge.


(REPORTER) Was their any surveillance ah, was the police aware of his presence in Dallas?

(CHIEF CURRY) We and the police department here did not know he was in Dallas. [i understand the] FBI did know he was in Dallas.

® Pay ransom off. (VALIDITY 4)

AUTHOR'S COMMENTS: This is the first time the word ransom comes up from members of the Dallas Police. This word comes up again which is documented towards the end of this study. The specific meaning of this is not clear but it is apparent that the police chiefs thought patterns were centered on the payment of a ransom.

(REPORTER) The FBI informed the police?


® Save me! (VALIDITY 6)

We did not have knowledge.

AUTHOR'S COMMENTS: The reversal, "Save me," certainly implies that Curry was concerned about his comment. The FBI did, in fact, know of Oswald, knew that he was in Dallas and had interviewed him several times in the months before the assassination. It is also apparent that the FBI had an ongoing investigative file on Oswald in the Dallas field office.

(REPORTER) You were uninformed.

(CHIEF CURRY) We had not been informed of this man.

(REPORTER) Chief do you have any concern for the safety of your prisoner in view of the high feeling among the people of Dallas over the assassination of the President?

(CHIEF CURRY) No because his, [ah necessary] [causes will be] taken of course.

® His sentence.

® That's because he's hostage.(VALIDITY 4)

AUTHOR'S COMMENTS: The two reversals, "His sentence," and "That's because he's hostage," are interesting. It is my opinion that Curry was referring to Oswald's court sentence which would be death in the electric chair for the assassination. If he was referring to his sentence which was carried out by Jack Ruby, the same result of Oswald's death and silence becomes the issue. The reversal concerning Oswald being a hostage is also interesting. Hostage is defined in the Funk & Wagnalls International Dictionary as: A person held as a pledge for the performance of some stipulation.

(REPORTER) Chief we understand you have the results of the paraffin tests which were made to determine whether or not Oswald fired a weapon.

(CURRY) I understand it was, I understand it was positive.

(REPORTER) But what does that mean?

(CURRY) It only means that he fired a gun.

AUTHOR'S COMMENTS: Although I didn't find any reversals in Curry's response, his forward speech implies that Oswald didn't fire a rifle only a gun. Again, if Oswald didn't fire a rifle, he didn't kill the President. I also believe that it is significant to point out that neither Curry or Wade ever directly pointed out that the test was negative on the face which indicates Oswald did not fire a rifle. They just left that part of the test out.



(CURRY)[The suspect's name is Jack]

® That's the man that does it. (VALIDITY 4)

Rubinstein I believe. [He goes by the name of Jack] Ruby

® That's the man and a druggy. (VALIDITY 4)

AUTHOR'S COMMENTS: My research indicates that Ruby was an underworld figure and a major contact for drug traffic. "That's the man that does it," implies that Ruby kills people and "That's the man and a druggy," indicates that the police chief knew Ruby was involved in drugs.

Dozens of witnesses who were employed by or knew Jack Ruby and dozens of Dallas police officers have stated that a large number of police officers in Dallas knew Jack Ruby but both the police department and the federal government attempted to cover this point up.


(REPORTER) Did you know Ruby before this?

(WADE) [No Sir. Saw him in this very same] room Friday night

® Yes Sir. Send me Dallas night clubs. (VALIDITY 4)

when we had the defendant up here.

If some of you [will recall he asked a question] from out here

® Help me! Said he knew Oswald. (VALIDITY 2)

Na it was an answer to a question, he was standing right back here and I didn't know who he was. I thought he was a member of the press and he told me as I walked out of here that he was a night club operator.

AUTHOR'S COMMENTS: The first speech reversal indicates that Wade did know Ruby. My research of Ruby's employees at his nightclub indicates that Wade had been a guest at Ruby's club in the past and that Ruby did know him. The second reversal above, "Help me! Said he knew Oswald," indicates that Ruby had a relationship with Oswald. My research and documentation of several witnesses clearly support the fact that Oswald and Ruby did know each other before the assassination. Wade already knew this fact and it appears that he withheld it.

(REPORTER) What question did he ask you?

(WADE) What?

® No

(REPORTER) What question did he ask?

I don't remember but he [he, ah maybe it was an answer but] I.

® That's him forget about it. (VALIDITY 3)

AUTHOR'S COMMENTS: In my opinion, this reversal indicates that Wade wanted to get off this question.


Detective James R. Leavelle was the police officer who was handcuffed to Oswald when Oswald was shot by Ruby.

(REPORTER) Can you tell us what happened, ah where handcuffed to him?

(LEAVELLE) I was handcuffed to him and also had ahold of waistband of his trousers. I saw this man come from the crowd and at the time he emerged from this crowd of these people he was not more than six [or seven feet from us] from me.

(R ) Mafia restaurant. (VALIDITY 5)

(REPORTER) Did you see the gun in his hand as he came?

(LEAVELLE) I saw the gun in his hand as he emerged from the crowd but [being such a short distance from me]

® He's a mobster this bullxxxx let's hit him. (VALIDITY 4)

ah I had time to say anything.

(REPORTER) Ah when Oswald fell to the ground was he unconscious at that point?

(LEAVELLE) [i would say if he was not he was near ah nearly so.]

® What's he doing ah, Ransom, ransom he paid us off. (VALIDITY 5)

Ah just as soon the ah my partner on the other side Mr. Graves grabbed ah Jack's hand with the gun in such a manner that he wouldn't fire it anymore.

(REPORTER) Did you recognize him when he came through?

(LEAVELLE) Yes I have known Jack Ruby for a number of years and I recognized him just as soon as he emerged from the crowd.


The three reversals I found are:

® Mafia restaurant.

® He's a mobster this bullxxxx let's hit him.

® What's he doing ah, Ransom, ransom he paid us off.

The first two reversals clearly indicate that Ruby was a member of organized crime and my research into Ruby's background certainly points in this direction. For the second time in my findings, I find the word ransom again by a member of the Dallas Police. When considering the forward dialog, it implies that Leavelle is referring to the fact that Ruby paid someone off.


The following is a televised statement issued by Police Chief Curry concerning the number of Dallas Police officers Jack Ruby had known. Within minutes after Ruby shot Oswald, rumours circulated that Ruby was well known to the Dallas Police. Dozens of employees such as Nancy Hamilton and a piano player by the name of Johnson have stated that Ruby not only knew at least half of the 1200 members Dallas police department, he gave them free drinks and free food at his clubs.


We have 1200 men in our department and we ah, had each man to submit a report regarding his knowledge or acquainted with Jack Ruby. Less than 50 men even knew Jack Ruby. And less than a dozen had ever been in his place of business. Most of these that had been in his place of business had been in there because they were sent on investigations or answered a call for ah police service. Ah I believe there was four men in our department that we were able to determine had been there socially. That is off duty, in the presence, ah ah [and were present in his night] club.

® Johnson is there for me.

It is my opinion that the reversal, Johnson is there for me, is referring to President Johnson who had talked with Police Chief Curry by telephone after Ruby shot Oswald. This implies that this is a story that was developed to squash the flying rumors that over half the members of the Dallas Police Department knew Jack Ruby. My research reveals that Ruby did in fact know a large number of Dallas police officers, permitted them to come into his night clubs to drink and eat free of charge.


After the assassination November 22nd 1963, Lyndon Johnson took the oath of office aboard Air Force One in Dallas and then flew directly to Andrews Air Force Base outside of Washington D.C. Upon his arrival and departure from Air Force One, he gave his first public statement as President. The following is a transcript of his dialog along with reversal analysis:

This is a [sad time for all people.]

® People are mad.

[We have suffered a loss] [that cannot be weighed.]

®Sorry depress by you.

®Yeah we saw an extra.

For me it is a deep [personal tragedy.] [i know that the world shares] [the sorrow] [that Mrs. Kennedy] and [her family bare.]

®Get yourself gone sir.

®Fresh dope, we have to go now.

®Her loss

®He done it, she didn't do.

®That's a mouth full

[ I will do my best.] That is all [i can do.] I ask [for your help] and God's.

®That damn hood. Poor Ralph.

®You'd make out.

®I Hurry up.


People are mad.

Sorry depress by you.

Yeah we saw an extra.

Get yourself gone sir.

Fresh dope, we have to go now.

Her loss

He done it, she didn't do.

That's a mouth full

That damn hood. Poor Ralph.

You'd make out.

I Hurry up.

The first reversal, People are mad, is most likely Johnson's subconscious thoughts about the events that had taken place concerning the assassination of Kennedy. The second reversal, Sorry depress by you, is an interesting reversal but it's exact meaning remains a mystery to me. Did Johnson mean that he was depressed by Kennedy or was he referring to being depressed by the assassination?

Yeah we saw an extra, is a reversal that could mean that the authorities knew that there were more trigger men. It is important to point out that this news conference occurred Friday night after landing in Washington. Oswald was already under arrest.

I believe that the reversal, get yourself gone sir, is internal dialog. Johnson is telling himself to get going and get the news conference over. It goes along with the last reversal, I hurry up. The reversal, fresh dope, we have to go now, also implies that Johnson is in a hurry. I believe that the words, fresh dope, is referring to information. Certainly as the new president, Johnson had a great deal on his mind. Does fresh dope refer to new information on the assassination?

The reversal, he done it she didn't do, is another interesting reversal. Johnson is talking about Mrs. Kennedy in the forward dialog. Does he mean she didn't do it in reverse? I believe that is the case. Although the presidential family was often shown as a happy family, there is evidence that the Kennedys only stayed married for political and image reasons. Who is he? That is not exactly clear.

The reversal, That damn Hood, Poor Ralph, is the most significant reversal found. That dam hood implies a member of organized crime. The top crime boss of Dallas was Ralph. Did Johnson know that organized crime was involved in the assassination? What ever is the answer to that question, I conclude from Johnson's reversals that, although he might have known more about the assassination than he lead the public to believe, he had nothing to do with it. I do believe that it is relevant to repeat something that was covered earlier about Johnson. That is, after his retirement from the White House and before his death, he indicated that he did not believe that Oswald acted alone.


The following dialog is the last press conference of Jack Ruby. The press conference was very short and recorded on the spot by a local television station. The quality was not good. This interview took place directly following Ruby's sentence. I have placed in brackets in the forward dialog where the reversals I found occur.

[Everything pertaining to what's happening has never come to the surface.]

® You dust him forever. Christ wasn't finished. You killed him.

[The world will never know the true facts] of what occurred, my motives, ah in other words, [i'm the only person] in the background [that knows the truth] pertaining to everything relating to my sentence.

® Wish I wouldn't have.

® Certainly not.

® I pushed on my roll.

REPORTER: Do you think it will ever come out?

[No because, unfortunately,] thank God, they they [have so much to gain and have such an ulterior motive to put me in the position I'm in, we'll never know the true facts.]

® He is the first, let's get one.

® I'm pushed to the limit. They asked me to name'am.

REPORTER: Are they people in high places.


® Hate them

The forward dialog certainly shows that the true facts concerning the assassination of Kennedy and the killing of Oswald is not now known and will never come to the surface. It is interesting to note that Ruby uses the word "everything" in his forward statement. He didn't use the words some facts but implies that the whole story given to the American people is not true. Ruby is saying forward that he never revealed his true motive for his murder of Oswald. He also indicates that he was forced to kill Oswald. Ruby also indicates forward that those who were involved would never permit the truth to come out.

I located seven reversals from the Ruby press conference. They are:

You dust him forever. Christ wasn't finished. You killed him.

Wish I wouldn't have.

Certainly not.

I pushed on my roll.

He is the first. Let's get one.

I'm pushed to the limit. They asked me to name'am.

Hate them

The first reversal is a three sentence reversal "You dust him forever. Christ wasn't finished. You killed him." The forward dialog where this occurs is, "Everything pertaining to what's happening has never come to the surface." This is an expansive external reversal in which Ruby says that he murdered Oswald. The word "dust" is a kind of slang in the underworld. The second sentence, "Christ wasn't finished," certainly implies a mission that Ruby carried out and goes along with what he says forward when he later implies that he was forced into the mission to kill Oswald. This whole thing certainly implies that Ruby killed Oswald in order to silence him. My research and investigation set out in this investigation shows that the Dallas police and Captain Will Fritz thought they had Oswald at a point where he was about ready to break before he was taken down into the basement to be transferred to the county jail. It was at this time that Oswald was murdered by Ruby.

It is my opinion that Ruby's reversal, "Wish I wouldn't have," shows remorse for his killing of Oswald. This is another expansive external reversal were Ruby says forward, "The world will never know the true facts." He is referring to his murder of Oswald which I conclude was a mission given him by unknown parties. This reversal is congruent with his forward statement that implies that he was forced into the mission which he never wanted to perform. His reversal, "I'm pushed to the limit. They asked me to name'am," certainly goes along with this. In this reversal, I assume that Ruby is referring to law enforcement and government officials who interrogated him. They asked Ruby to name the other conspirators and Ruby implies in his reversal that he didn't name any names. From these reversals, my conclusion is that people within the government knew the assassination was a conspiracy but didn't know who the conspirators were.

The next reversal, "certainly not," is a contradictory external reversal which contradicts Ruby's forward statement that he's the only one who knows the true facts. Ruby knew, therefore, that there were other people who knew the real story.

Ruby's reversal, "I pushed on my roll," is a first level reversal that picks up slang again from the underworld. "Push my roll," is slang that has to do with paying someone off. Roll refers to a roll of money. My research shows that Ruby always had a large roll of cash in his pocket Push refers to pushing someone by giving them cash in return for a favor. It's a payoff. This reversal is corroborated with the ransom reversals found in the reversal analysis of police officials previously published.

Jack Ruby's reversal, "He is the first. Let's get one." is another first level reversal which is very expansive as to his thoughts. It's my opinion that the first sentence, "He is the first," is referring to Oswald. Ruby is saying Oswald was the first person known to be involved in the assassination. His second sentence, "Let's get one." implies that other persons were involved in the assassination and that Ruby would like to see at least one of them caught. Since he says let's get one, there had to be at least two more persons involved.

Ruby's final reversal in which he says, "Hate them," is another expansive reversal. The reporter asked Ruby if the people involved were in high places. Ruby replies forward that they are. In reverse he says that he hates them. It's relevant to note that Ruby was found guilty and given the death penalty. His attorneys had appealed the sentence. It is not clear who the reporter or Ruby were referring to when the reporter asked the question about high officials.

Ruby later got sick and was transferred to a hospital. He has stated while in jail that a medical person was giving him injections he thought would kill him. Ruby died of cancer while in the hospital.


Janet Conforto was the feature act at Jack Ruby's club and went by the stage name of JADA at the time of the Kennedy assassination. Conforto had only worked at Ruby's club for a few months. Prior to her employment at Ruby's club, she worked in New Orleans as a stripper at a place called the Sho-Bar. The Sho-Bar was owned by New Orleans crime boss, Carlos Marcello. Using the stage name "Jada", Conforto was considered the hottest act in town. A few months before the assassination, Ruby had travelled to New Orleans to watch Conforto's strip act in the Sho-Bar and apparently developed a contract with her to become the feature attraction at his night club in Dallas. In the months following the Kennedy Assassination and the murder of Oswald by Jack Ruby, Conforto mysteriously disappeared. Although several independent investigators attempted to locate her, she could not be found. Finally, she became the victim of a homicide statistic in a motorcycle accident in the state of Louisiana. The day after Ruby murdered Oswald, Conforto was interviewed by newsmen. On Monday, November 24th, 1963 she appeared on WFAA television in Dallas. I obtained video coverage of this interview and performed reverse speech analysis on the interview.

Here is the dialog:

REPORTER: How long did you know Jack Ruby?

CONFORTO: [i knew Jack Ruby] for approximately [four, five], six months.

® You can't do that.

® You asshole.

REPORTER: In what relationship?

CONFORTO: I was employed as the ah feature at the Carousel Club [and I had known Jack before] I went to work there and ah I had a [slight hassle with Jack] and I had left and ah that was the end of my association with Jack.

® I wonder about that.

® You'll find out.

REPORTER: What kind of a man was he?

CONFORTO: Jack Ruby was [ah a fanatic, he was very ah nervous] man, a very [violent man] he would ah cause hassles and harassments and ah always running around very energetic aahm.

® You better not, he knew what drove me. You better shut up.

® And Knew Oswald

REPORTER: Would you say he had a violent streak in him?

CONFORTO: Oh yea, very much so. [Yes he would get carried] away by something and lose all lines of rational thinking. He would just go off zoom [and just ah]...he has to ah prove something. He had to be somebody.

® They greased him.

® That ass done it.

REPORTER: I've heard some stories about him being a generous type. They tell a story that when a customer at one of his clubs would call for a taxi, Jack would put fifty cents aside in the event the customer left and then the cab driver would come up and have to go away empty handed he'd give him the fifty cents. Does this square with his character as you knew it?

CONFORTO: Oh yes, Jack ah was almost a dual nature. He would be ah very nice and very helpful to me. He ah would change completely then in the next few minutes he'd be your worst enemy an he'd be against you and he'd want everybody to support him against you and very irrational and very ah emotional.

(No reversals found)

REPORTER: Did he ever carry a gun?

CONFORTO: I don't know. I don't know him that well but I had seen him with a gun and ah [i presume he carried] it every night. It seemed to be a habit of his.

® You going to get shot.

REPORTER: What about politics. Did he seem interested in politics particularly regarding the Kennedys.

CONFORTO: [i've heard Jack talk about] the Kennedys and I've been trying to think and it's so [confusing] today. But I believe he [disliked Bobby] Kennedy.

® The horrible cost, I've heard that.

® He did it.

® If I tell you.

REPORTER: Got no recollection about what he said about the President?

CONFORTO: Ah [yea he followed that statement up about] Bobby with something about [Jack Kennedy but I can't] for the moment [form it in my mind.]

® Horrible thought, he did it, you lousy thing.

® Jack, yea he did it.

® Now you're minimal

REPORTER: Do you think that ah Jack Ruby was the type of man that was capable of killing the assassin of President Kennedy out of love for Kennedy, out of political motives.

CONFORTO: Ah [i don't think he loved Kennedy] that much. Ah [i don't know why] he would do it. I would say he would be perfectly capable of an act like that ah very much so.

® He did it, love, he didn't care for them.

® I don't know that.


You can't do that.

You asshole.

I wonder about that.

You'll find out.

You better not, he knew what drove me. You better shut up.

And Knew Oswald.

They greased him.

That ass done it.

You going to get shot.

The horrible cost, I've heard that.

He did it.

If I tell you.

Horrible thought, he did it, you lousy thing.

Jack, yea he did it.

Now you're minimal

He did it, love, he didn't care for them.

I don't know that.

Within the reversals, I believe that we have four that point to the fact that Conforto thought that Jack Ruby has something to do with the assassination. They are:

That ass done it.

He did it.

Horrible thought, he did it, you lousy thing.

He did it, love, he didn't care for them.

I do not believe that these reversals are referring to RUBY murdering OSWALD but refer to RUBY having something to do with the assassination of Kennedy. The last three reversals are specifically referring to the Kennedys and not to Oswald. Since there is and never was a question as to wheather or not RUBY shot OSWALD in anyone's mind, I do not believe that the fist two reversals are referring to Ruby shooting Oswald at all. They are all revealing that RUBY had something to do with the assassination. These reversals are corroborated by witnesses who place RUBY at the assassination site just before and right after the assassination and the witnesses and photographic evidence that place RUBY at Parkland Hospital were he most likely planted the magic bullet.

We have one reversal that points to the fact that Ruby had a relationship with Oswald prior to the assassination. That reversal is:

And Knew Oswald.

According to J. Gary Shaw of the JFK Assassination Information Center, Conforto stated privately that she had observed Oswald talking with Jack Ruby at the night club and that she was introduced to Oswald by Ruby as, "my friend from the CIA." This account is corroborated by Beverly Oliver (still alive) as Ruby had introduced Oswald as a CIA agent to both Conforto and Oliver. Conforto's private statement about Ruby introducing her to Lee Oswald as a CIA agent comes from Bud Shrake who was a local sportscaster in Dallas and was dating Conforto. Shrake is alive and well today and is an escort for Texas Governor Ann Richards. So the reversal, And knew Oswald, can be confirmed through not only private statements Conforto had made, but through the account of Beverly Oliver who also recalls the incident.

I believe that we have several reversals that point to the fact that Conforto knew more than she was telling. The reversals that point to this are:

You can't do that.

You'll find out.

You better not, he knew what drove me. You better shut up.

You going to get shot.

I believe that the first and second reversal are directly related to her reversal about Ruby knowing Oswald. The first reversal, you can't do that, is internal dialog in which Conforto is telling herself not to expose that fact about the Oswald and Ruby relationship before the assassination. The next reversal, You'll find out, indicates that she believes that the media is going to find out anyway. The next reversal, you better not, he knew what drove me. You better shut up, also reveals that Conforto knew something she better not tell and that something was the fact that Oswald had been in Ruby's club and that Conforto knew that Ruby and Oswald had been communicating.

The reversal, you going to get shot, is internal dialog which gives the reason why Conforto would not tell everything she knew. Since she later mysteriously disappeared and then died under suspicious circumstances, I believe that the reversal, You going to be shot, is highly relevant and corroborative with the known events that took place after the interview. Since we have a reversal that came out that exposes the fact that Conforto knew that RUBY and OSWALD were in communication before the assassination and that OSWALD was introduced to CONFORTO by RUBY as a CIA agent, I conclude that this is what CONFORTO knew but did not want to expose in her forward speech.

One reversal indicates that someone was paying Ruby off. That reversal is:

They greased him.

This is, again, underworld slang that tends to indicate a payoff. The word "greased" refers to being paid off. It's my opinion that this reversal goes along with the "ransom" and "payoff" reversals we located and would tend to indicate that RUBY was given funds to make a payoff and a percentage of it was his to keep.

The conclusions drawn from the Conlotto analysis is:

1) Ruby had a relationship with Oswald prior to the assassination.

2) Ruby had something to do with the assassination conspiracy.

3) Ruby was being paid off by someone.

Final Comments:

As with other articles and books written about the assassination, there is information that the author uses which is either inaccurate or has since been disproven. As I am not completely aware of all information that fall's under that category, I will at least mention that the authors assertion that "Jada later died mysteriously disappeared and then died under suspicious circumstances" is incorrect. There are possibly (a few) other assertions that the author accepts as fact that may not be accurate, or, has since been disproved. Robert Howard

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Robert, just a question, is this the same technique as backwards masking? Fascinating stuff all the same.


Yes it is. In fact, the study of the subject started, I believe, as an offshoot of looking into backwards masking.

I would have to say that with me, the jury is certainly out on this concept, but it is intriguing. I can understand the rationale behind something like "VSA" (Voice Stress Analysis) arguably more than reverse speech -- especially since some of the phonemes of english are not truly reversible due to the design of the mouth, throat, etc. Nevertheless, as the author in the linked article points out, the odds of consistent reverses being formed are very low. Yet it would seem that they are far more common than expected.

I'm tempted to try a few myself and see if anything interesting turns up.

"Number Nine... Number Nine.... Number Nine" *does* become, "turn me on, dead man" (although the accent helps make the reverse more understandable).

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