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Abraham Zapruder’s Bell & Howell Zoomatic movie camera, in the collection of the US National Archives (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Over the years there has been a handful of images that many individuals, organizations, and media outlets have asked me to analyze. One of these is the so called Zapruder film which captured the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Since its release, there has been much speculation as to the authenticity of this video. Here I will describe a forensic analysis applied to one aspect of the Zapruder film that, as with the Lee Harvey Oswald photo, debunks certain claims of manipulation. (WARNING: some of the images and descriptions are graphic.)
Abraham Zapruder captured the most complete documentation of the assassination of JFK. After its public release in 1975, challenges to the authenticity of the Zapruder film began to surface. The Zapruder film has been analyzed for evidence to support alternate theories of who and how many people were involved in the assassination. For example, it has been argued that on frame 317 (and neighboring frames) what appears to be a shadow on the back of JFK’s head is the result of tampering, purportedly to conceal evidence of a shot exiting through the rear of JFK’s head. This shot could only have come from a second shooter, as Oswald was positioned behind JFK.
Frame 317 of the Zapruder film (right: a magnified view of
JFK and the questioned shadow on the back side of his head.)
In order to determine if the lighting and shadows in this scene are physically plausible I constructed a 3-D model of the sun’s location and the relevant scene geometry.
JFK was assassinated on November 22nd, 1963 at 18:30 (UTC) in Dealey Plaza in Dallas, TX. It is an easy matter to determine the relative position of the light at this time and place. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration solar calculator, the sun’s azimuth and elevation at this location and date was 181.91 and 37 degrees, respectively.
We next need to know the angle between people and objects in the scene and the sun. At the time of his assassination, JFK’s car was traveling on Elm St. … (keep reading): Photo Forensics Software | Fourandsix Technologies – Blog – The JFK Zapruder Film.
I’ll be adding this site to my links section. What a treasure trove of information at this website!! This will help arm your debunking skills:
JFK, Oliver Stone’s controversial movie on the murder of President John F. Kennedy, championed the assassination probe of New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison, and accused elements of the federal government of conspiracy in JFK’s death.
But whether one believes that a conspiracy took the President’s life or not, how trustworthy and accurate is the information presented in Stone’s film?
The JFK 100 details one hundred of the most egregious errors in Stone’s film, presented roughly in order of appearance: 100 Errors of Fact and Judgment in Oliver Stone’s JFK.
From the same website: JFK Assassination Resources Online
What would the world be without UFO’s falling from the sky, shadow governments watching our ever move, and big brother trying to keep you down. These are the 25 most popular conspiracy theories out there.
View on YouTube – The 25 Most Popular Conspiracy Theories – YouTube.
True or false? JFK said the following at Columbia University on November 12, 1963:
“The high office of the president has been used to foment a plot to destroy America’s freedom and before I leave this office, I must inform the citizens of their plight.”
Answer: False. President Kennedy is known to have been in the White House on the date in question. President Kennedy did not speak at Columbia University at any time during November of 1963.
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum addressed this issue in March 2009 (http://tinyurl.com/bpczjcf):
Another Alex Jones Conspiracy Bites The Dust!!
From Alex Jones’ InfoWars:
Alleged: Executive Order 11110 was going to take power away from the Federal Reserve, therefore JFK had to die (The Federal Reserve is all powerful).The Truth: Executive Order 11110 enhanced Federal Reserve power by shifting the control of our money from the Treasury to the Federal Reserve by systematically removing Treasury-issued silver certificates from circulation and replacing them with Federal Reserve notes issued by the Federal Reserve.For the whole truth and nothing but the truth, download and read my truth report