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John F. Kennedy’s Reburial

14 Mar

Many people know President John F. Kennedy is buried at Arlington National Cemetery, where an eternal flame burns day and night in his honor. Less known is the fact that President Kennedy was exhumed from his original burial site in 1967 and reburied. So why was this done? The president’s body was moved to better accommodate the large number of visitors to his gravesite.

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President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963 and buried on November 25th in Arlington Cemetery. More than three years later on March 14, 1967, President Kennedy’s body was moved to another location within the same cemetery.  Also transferred with the president’s remains were those of his deceased infant children, Arabella (sometimes referred to as his unnamed daughter) and son, Patrick.

JFK, Dealey Plaza, 11-22-63, 11-22-1963

A crane was used to move the president’s vault-enclosed casket, which remained secured throughout the process and was never opened. The eternal flame was also moved. You can read more about the original design of that unique engineering feat here.

Consecrating the president’s gravesite on March 15th in a driving rain was Roman Catholic Cardinal Richard Cushing.  In attendance were President Kennedy’s family members, including his brothers Edward and Robert, plus Mrs. Kennedy and President Johnson.

The Eternal Flame

The Eternal Flame at President Kennedy’s Gravesite

Another little-known fact involves the original casket that carried President Kennedy from Dallas back to Washington, DC. That original casket was dropped to the bottom of the ocean in 1966.  Most people are unfamiliar with facts surrounding this event.  You can read even more about that interesting story here.

Solving The JFK Assassination: New Evidence Vs. Time Travel

9 Feb

Ask people what mystery they would most like to solve and you’re likely to get a wide range of answers. However, if you ask more than a few, solving the assassination of President John F. Kennedy is likely to be included on the list. 

JFK, Dealey Plaza, 11-22-63, 11-22-1963

Why? Because for many, some key facets behind the JFK assassination remain largely unsolved. For example, was there a second gunman? Did Lee Harvey Oswald pull the trigger? Was there a shooter behind the ‘Grassy Knoll’ fence? Was Russia, the CIA, the Mafia, the Military-Industrial Complex or Fidel Castro involved? Why was alleged JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald killed by Mob afffiliate Jack Ruby before Oswald could fully talk? The list of never fully answered questions is long, indeed.

JFK, Dealey Plaza, 11-22-63, 11-22-1963

As one would expect, many approaches to solving this mystery have been considered. Of them all, there is one approach that is unlikely to provide answers. There is also one that is considerably more likely to provide answers. Let’s look a both. 

Time Travel
While time travel is not considered a deus ex machina method to solving seemingly intractable dilemmas, it shares some similarity with that ancient Greek approach of bringing in a hitherto-unknown force to provide a tidy ending. Unlike deus ex machina, which injects a most unlikely story resolution late in the story, time travel usually involves the necessary suspension of reality earlier on, in order to utilize unrealistic options that are not otherwise available. 


This is not to belittle time travel. Time travel is a terrific format for entertainment, as witnessed by some outstanding films like ‘Somewhere in Time.’ So for escapist entertainment, if one suspends disbelief, time travel can be uniquely exciting. Yet if we’re intent on moving a step closer to actually solving the mystery of an event like the assassination of our 35th president, there is another option, which to many is far more exciting.

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New Evidence
The use of new evidence is an approach that could actually advance the resolution of the thorniest problems…including the assassination of President Kennedy. Think of it this way. If a homicide detective truly wishes to solve a murder, time and again it is good detective work, including a hunt for all available new evidence, that is the proven recipe for success. Consider the uncovering of many noteworthy clues since the JFK assassination, like the discovery of never-seen movies taken in Dallas that day on November 22, 1963. 

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Bottom Line
Curious about how new evidence could help provide answers to the JFK assassination? Click here for information about the novel 11-22-1963: New Evidence.

Unseen JFK Film Uncovered

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The saying goes that ‘truth is stranger than fiction.’

Sometimes, fiction is truth.

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A previously unseen video of President John F. Kennedy was recently released, the very premise of the JFK-based thriller “11-22-1963: New Evidence.”

Click here for more information about the book “11-22-1963: New Evidence.”

New JFK Assassination Film

1 Oct

A new film titled “A Coup In Camelot” is now scheduled for release this month.

This movie attempts to examine events in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963 surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Click here to view the movie trailer to A Coup In Camelot.”


It’s Time to Solve the JFK Assassination

22 Nov

After more than half a century, now the mystery surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy can finally be solved.

It’s time.


The President and Mrs. Kennedy

Most are familiar with the many conspiracy theories. These include accusations involving Lee Harvey Oswald, a second gunman behind the ‘Grassy Knoll,’ the Mafia, the Cubans, the Russians, the CIA, the military-industrial complex, even Aristotle Onasis and President Lyndon Baines Johnson.   Yet none have been conclusive in confirming with absolute certainty who killed President Kennedy.

However, the JFK assassination conspiracy can still be solved. And here’s how.

We propose the following:

Draft legislation providing total immunity to anyone who provides new information on the JFK assassination.

We need to close the yet-unhealed wounds inflicted upon our nation by President Kennedy’s tragic death.

Yes, it’s time. Let’s not wait another fifty years.


New Never-Seen Film of President Kennedy in Dallas

5 Nov

Never-before-seen colour footage has emerged of JFK riding in his presidential motorcade moments before he is assassinated. The short clip, which was believed lost until earlier this year, shows the President looking relaxed and giving a thumbs up as he is driven past cheering crowds lined up along Main Street in Dallas.

The footage was shot shortly before the motorcade headed west towards Dealey Plaza, where Kennedy was assassinated.

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It was taken by office worker Andre Leche, who was living in Dallas at the time. He had just bought a new movie camera and thought the President’s visit would be a perfect opportunity to use it. Mr Leche died in 1987 and the film canister was thought lost. But this year his son Paul was placing something in his safety deposit box and discovered a yellow Kodak box with ‘Kennedy’ written on it.

He said: ‘My family lived in Dallas in November of 1963. On the 22nd my father, Andre Leche, decided we should use his new movie camera to film President Kennedy. ‘After my father’s death in 1987 the original film canister was lost until this year. After looking in vain in my house, I was putting something valuable in my safety deposit box and came across a yellow Kodak box with “Kennedy” written on it.’

Read more about this fascinating story here.

ER Doctors Say JFK Was Shot From Front

29 Oct

A new book timed for the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, reveals that four doctors and two medical students among the first to see the former president believe that a hole below JFK’s Adam’s apple came from a shot fired in front of his car, a second-shooter theory dismissed by the controversial Warren Commission.

While the Commission said gunman Lee Harvey Oswald took all the shots from a building behind the president, riding in an open convertible through Dealey Plaza, the new book written about the medical professionals caring for Kennedy at Parkland Memorial Hospital bolsters a 1979 House report that JFK died in a conspiracy.

Read more about this interesting story here.


Abraham, Martin & John F. Kennedy

22 Oct

Perhaps no song better personifies our nation’s loss of great men than the tune known as “Abraham, Martin and John.”

Click here to listen to the song “Abraham, Martin and John” performed by Dion.


Abraham, Martin and John”  is a tribute to the memory of great assassinated Americans, all icons of social change, namely Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy. It was written in response to the assassinations of Dr. King and President Kennedy in April and June of 1968.

Each of the first three verses features one of the men named in the song’s title, for example:

Has anybody here, seen my old friend John –
Can you tell me where he’s gone?
He freed a lot of people, but it seems the good die young
I just looked around and he’s gone.

The final verse mentions Robert “Bobby” Kennedy, and ends with a description of him walking over a hill with the other three men.

Comedy And The JFK Assassination

22 Sep

Two seeming opposites appear to be getting mixed together in the past few decades. They include comedy and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.


This :30 second ad for a French betting firm is the latest.

Most of us enjoy humor. Many of us can also take a joke. But is anyone laughing here?

More JFK Photos From Dallas

9 Sep

Rare photos taken by spectators on the day JFK was assassinated are available for the first time in decades.

The show at the International Center of Photography in New York, JFK November 22, 1963: A Bystander’s View of History, examines the photographs which show the fateful day from an angle not seen in official accounts of the day.

While some of the images were used in news reports at the time, the enduring image of the assassination has been through the famous film by Abraham Zapruder.

The snapshots show a smiling John F. Kennedy and wife Jackie moments before the President was allegedly shot by Lee Harvey Oswald. Other images show a distraught Jackie Kennedy at the President’s funeral and Oswald being led away by Federal office.

Unresolved answers about the assassination of President Kennedy may still be found. All that’s needed is new evidence. Find out more in the novel 11-22-1963: New Evidence.

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Movie camera used by Abraham Zapruder

Only One Thing Now Matters About The JFK Assassination

25 Aug

There’s been plenty of time for anyone with solid information to weigh in on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Think about it. November 22, 1963 happened a long time ago. Fifty years, in just a few months. Anyone who was an adult at that time is now eligible for social security. So what can we expect as we approach 11-22-2013? A startling new revelation?


The President and Mrs. Kennedy

No. If past years are any guide, what we’ll see this November will simply be more of the same, but with a convenient half century marker for the memory-challenged. That means lots of conspiracy talk. Perhaps a few so-called ‘witnesses’ who come out of the woodwork. Maybe even a deathbed confession. But none of it will matter. Here’s why.

Any testimony…whether it’s ‘first hand’ or even ‘insider knowledge’…will be questionable, at best. That’s because there have been hundreds of different books written since President Kennedy’s death and plenty of time for those with something significant to say to come forward. After this long, even genuine testimony by one who was there lacks sufficient gravitas to ‘move the needle’ and change what is now a predictably endless guessing game. As a result, only one thing now matters about the JFK assassination.

Solid physical evidence is all that remains to alter the check-mate of uncertain culpability in the JFK assassination. Short of such new evidence, the endless web of intrigue that is the JFK assassination will continue. The question of who killed JFK is now a profitable cottage industry. There is simply too much for current players to gain by speculating about what really happened in Dallas on November 22, 1963.


But all is not lost. This mystery can still be solved. All that’s needed is the uncovering of new evidence. That evidence could be in someone’s attic or dresser drawer. Think that’s crazy? Find out why it’s not…here.

Why The JFK Assassination Still Matters

13 Nov

Some suggest President John F. Kennedy’s murder in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963 was the day America lost its innocence.  Because of so many public tragedies throughout the history of any country, others find this a largely rhetorical argument.

Yet given the magnitude of such an historic event, it remains an interesting point to consider. After all, less than five years after President Kennedy’s death, the United States was entangled in Vietnam, then suffered the leadership loss of both Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy.

President John F. Kennedy arrives in Dallas on November 22, 1963

Americans have endured a host of painful events on a large scale. Examples from the past century include World War I,  the Great Depression and World War II.  With the official Warren Commission report singling out American Lee Harvey Oswald as the president’s killer, it can be argued that what makes the JFK assassination so painful is that the murder of our own president was allegedly carried out by a fellow American, seen by some as our own collective hand.  While on a different scale, perhaps a better comparison of this effect is the Civil War, where Americans were done in by their own countrymen.

Oswald was an American military veteran, but a brief peek into his life shows signs of an atypical US citizen.  Eventually, unAmerican elements were implicated in the assassination of President Kennedy, including the Soviet Union, Cubans, and the Mafia.  But consider plenty of oft-suggested scenarios, such as the thought President Kennedy may have been killed by rogue elements within the US government.  As a result, Americans grew conflicted and lost trust in their institutions.  Reinforcing this view are polls showing a majority of Americans continue to believe President Kennedy was killed as part of a conspiracy.

Alleged JFK Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald

It’s not easy to walk away from the promises of Camelot.  The perception of self-immolation presents a reality difficult to imagine and even more difficult to watch, particularly given the grisly images of Abraham Zapruder’s color home movie showing the death of our president.  As we approach 49 years since the JFK assassination, take time to reflect on President Kennedy, how he lived and even how he died.  But also consider how the passing of this American president still affects the way we view ourselves today, now nearly half a century later.

Dealey Plaza Video

19 Oct

While there are many ways to view Dealey Plaza, perhaps the most helpful place to begin is from the ground.

In this brief video, observe the former Texas Schoolbook Depository where Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly fired at President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.  Directly in front of you on Elm Street, you can see an ‘X’ that marks the spot where President Kennedy was mortally wounded.

Also included is the location from where photographer Abraham Zapruder filmed much of what is known about the assassination and even the mysterious ‘Grassy Knoll,’ suggested by many as an ideal location for a second shooter.

Kennedy Museum Focuses On Home Movies

19 Sep

Home movies taken in Dallas on November 22, 1963 remain some of the best forensic evidence of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.


The President and Mrs. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963

On October 12, 2012 at 11:30 AM, the  Sixth Floor Museum will present an event focusing on their fascinating collection of Kennedy-related home movies and the people who filmed them.  Visitors will also be able to test some of the hands-on cameras that form part of the Texas museum’s education collection.

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Home movie camera used by Abraham Zapruder

Unseen home movies of President Kennedy’s Dallas visit continue to turn up, many decades later.  These include home movies known as the Botello film, the Jeffries film and the Yeargan filmView additional information about the Yeargan film here. As a result of such stunning discoveries, some people are now wondering what they might find in their own attic.

Interestingly, a main premise of the JFK thriller 11-22-1963: New Evidence is about the discovery of such new, unseen evidence to help solve what many consider to be one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th Century.

Half Century Since JFK Assassination Brings New Kennedy Films

18 Sep

November 22, 2013 commemorates 50 years since United States President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. As we approach the half century mark of this world-changing event, some remarkable films are scheduled for 2013 release.

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11-22-1963: The President and Mrs. Kennedy Arrive In Dallas

The forthcoming contribution of Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone is called “JFK II” by some and the James Bond-esque title “Secrets Never Keep” by others.  Mr. Stone is quoted by the Seattle PI as saying “I will be delving into the analysis of the many convoluted conspiracy theories that have captivated a nation and held it hostage for almost 50 years. I hope to shed some light on what has become a dark shadow on the Nation’s soul.”

Another anticipated JFK film is based on the bestselling book The Kennedy Detail by Lisa McCubbin and former Secret Service agent Gerald Blaine.  It tells the tale of JFK’s presidency from the perspective of the men who guarded his life during his time in office, including on November 22, 1963. Both films are expected to be released by November, 2013.

One more expected film about President Kennedy is reportedly being produced by famous actor Tom Hanks.  With the working title Parkland, speculation has it set entirely in Dallas, the site of President Kennedy’s murder. Movie insiders say the film will document moments leading up to President Kennedy’s assassination and focus on Abraham Zapruder, who filmed the most famous images from Dealey Plaza.

Events of November 22, 1963 continue to draw significant public attention, underscoring the lasting effect of President Kennedy’s legacy and his tragic death.

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