Sunday, June 25, 2017

One door opens, everything falls into place.

If you’re old enough to have lived through the JFK assassination, you followed the shifting conventional wisdom as it was buffeted hither and yon with each new discovery.  Before even the Single Bullet Theory, you clearly recall when that wisdom pushed the time of the first shot forward one second to just before the President disappeared behind the Stemmons  Freeway sign: the FBI’s case for an unpreventable late first shot.  No argument, we all remember it happening.

We also recall three years later, on the last business day before Christmas buried in an obscure back-page article in The Baltimore Sun, the FBI and LIFE magazine admitted four frames were removed from the Zapruder film in a “lab accident” the day after the assassination— the exact frames (Z208‒Z211) that would have disproven a late first shot since Kennedy showed no reaction to such a shot.

Fast forward to the early ‘70s when film expert Jack D. White of Fort Worth is the first to notice a seven-frame splice in Tina Towner’s film.  The FBI had the film when the splice was made, a splice that removes a major “camera jiggle” in the 13-year-old’s film.  A jiggle reaction that pinpoints a very preventable, very early first shot.

The dominoes begin to tumble.  Two Secret Service agents on the running boards of the follow-up car, Clint Hill and Paul Landis, testify that the first shot was fired as the limo was “beginning to straighten out” during the turn from Houston St. onto Elm, exactly where the Towner splice occurs.  Finally, a first-ever jiggle analysis of the Towner, Hughes, Bell and Dorman films by this author demonstrates that the first shot exploded from Oswald’s rifle less than two fames prior to Tina Towner’s spliced-out camera jiggle reaction.  So why did Lee need to fire the first shot so early?  Domino “zero” holds the answer.
It is the “why” that solves the “what”... only in The Final Truth: Solving the Mystery of the JFK Assassination.  Hope you enjoy it!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

FALSEHOODS believed by both CTs and LNs:

1. All aimed shots were aimed at the limousine.
2. James Tague’s cheek wound caused blood.
3. Jack Ruby killed Oswald to protect Jackie Kennedy.
4. Oswald got off the 30-Marsalis bus due to heavy traffic.
5. Zapruder’s film captured all the shots.
6. Frames Z208Z211 were spliced out due to a “lab accident.”
7. Rosemary Willis turned because she heard a gunshot.
8. Senator Yarborough smelled gunpowder.
9. We’ll never know what happened (believed only by Arguers, not Solvers).

The Final Truth: Solving the Mystery of the JFK Assassination        -- Edward Bauer

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Final Truth solves:
   1. Why, when and where that first shot was fired
   2. Oswald's specific escape plans and why he was at Tenth and Patton when confronted by Officer J. D. Tippit
   3. The tremendous significance of Oswald’s short two-block bus ride
   4. Why the FBI lied about the fresh bullet mark on the Main St. curb
   5. Why Gov. and Mrs. Connally fundamentally disagreed with the Warren Report
   6. “Puffs of smoke” and muzzle flashes
   7. Why no assassins were firing from the grassy knoll
   8. The mysterious Harper skull fragment
   9. Mary Moorman’s photo and “Badgeman”
   10. Burn marks on the Hughes film and the 7-frame splice in Tina Towner’s film
   11. The only one of 10 filmers whose camera was rolling during all three shots (It’s not who you think.)
   12. The infamous Dictabelt recording
   13. The deliberate film splice LIFE magazine called a "lab accident"
   and much more.

The Final Truth: Solving the Mystery of the JFK Assassination

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Was the scope on Oswald’s rifle damaged before or after the JFK assassination?
For reasons elaborated in The Final Truth: Solving the Mystery of the JFK Assassination, the answer is... during the second shipment from the Dallas Police to the FBI five days after.   To assume it was damaged when Oswald first received it is to underestimate his acumen as a USMC-trained marksman.  Why would he keep a damaged, defective and “misaligned” scope on the rifle during eight months of use?  In truth, he knew it was working perfectly on 11/22 and he used it for all three shots, including the first zeroing shot.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Thanks to the FBI, we now know the exact time of the first shot with as much accuracy as we know the exact time of the third shot.

The FBI spliced seven frames out of the Tina Towner film to cover up a major camera jiggle, her reaction to that first shot.  The jiggle analysis in The Final Truth reveals that she would have reacted exactly at the first missing frame.

Note the sharp upward jump during the missing frames, a radical aberration from her otherwise smooth-as-glass pan.  Added yellow lines help show this sudden involuntary startle reaction within 0.307 of a second (the Towners' camera filmed at 22.8 frames per second).  The splice is between T084 and T085.  This video uses retouched versions of these frames not obscured by splicing cement.

Detailed account in The Final Truth: Solving the Mystery of the JFK Assassination.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Why did some witnesses hear only two shots?
Why did the first shot sound different?

Oswald’s zeroing shot was fired 9.5 seconds before his second shot. This first shot had no apparent visible effect and the motorcade continued. But the fatal head shot had unexpected shocking, mind-numbing effects on everyone who witnessed it, particularly those closest to the horrific carnage such as Mary Moorman, Bill Newman and Jackie Kennedy. They did not remember that early first shot due to the long time interval and its relative insignificance. Those witnesses further away had to rely more on auditory input and were more likely to report all three shots. (Although close, the Connallys heard but didn’t see the killing shot and both remembered all three.)

The first shot sounded different because it was deliberately fired downrange and directly struck the concrete south curb of Main Street, Hoover’s un-sworn letter to Rankin notwithstanding. The sharp crack of this distant zeroing shot sounded different from the next two shots, which hit closer soft targets.

Paperback or Kindle