Sunday, January 1, 2017

Free the films!

For quite some time, those of us at ROKC (Reopen Kennedy Case organization) have been trying to get access to the original or first generation copies of the Darnell and Wiegman films so that high resolution digital scans could be performed. This extra clarity could help positively identify Prayer Man, who we believe to be Lee Oswald.

You would think such a simple request for the purposes of identificationnot to mention preservation of important historical artifactswould be granted. But we've been stonewalled and given the run around.

2017 is an important year for JFK researchers. In October, the remaining JFK files that have been hidden from public view since 1963 are scheduled to be released. (Whether they all are or not remains to be seen; I wouldn't be surprised if at least some of them stay in "lock down," with some "National Security blah blah blah" reason given.)    

Because of the significance of 2017, Greg R. Parker, leader of ROKC, has written a letter to NBC requesting they grant access to the Darnell and Wiegman film to allow for professional scanning:

Please feel free to pass this along to anyone you wish. If enough people demand NBC grant Greg's reasonable request, they just may approve it.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Prayer Man in the news

Prayer Man: Out of the Shadows and Into the Light a Mary Ferrell Foundation Featured Book for 2015!

Mary Ferrell (1922–2004) was an American historian and independent researcher who created a large database on the John F. Kennedy assassination. Her non-profit organization has a vast digital archive containing over 1.3 million pages of documents, government reports, books, essays, hours of multimedia and innovative research tools.

For its featured books of 2015, MFF included Prayer Man and Greg Parker's Lee Harvey Oswald's Cold War: Why the Kennedy Assassination should be Reinvestigated.

Prayer Man Best Book of 2015!

So says a staff member of an Oklahoma newspaper:

"Prayer Man: Out of the shadows and into the light. A must read for anyone who doesn’t believe the official version of the JFK assassination events." – GREG BOLLINGER | Photographer

JFK Lancer–Mary Ferrell 2016 New Frontier Award

More recently, Bart Kamp was a winner of the prestigious 2016 New Frontier Award presented by JFK Lancer–Mary Ferrell organization for "reexamining the official story of the encounter with Lee Oswald Texas School Book Depository building second floor has brought forward a broad array of new data, including documents and statements of the participants and a variety of TSBD witnesses."

Bart continues researching Prayer Man and builds upon what is covered in my book. Links to his exciting and groundbreaking work are provided on the left.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Prayer Man is Oswald and not a woman

Life observation: Truth gets attacked. It just does.

I don't know why this is. I really don't. The only rational way for me to explain it is that there is evil in the world and evil hates the truth. It's the only explanation that makes sense to me.

Those who have read Prayer Man see the solid case put forth that Oswald was out in front when the assassination took place. Just like he said he was. You may not agree with my conclusions, but I submit the facts for Oswald being down in front are stronger than for any other scenario, certainly the official Warren Commission version.

The notion of Prayer Man (i.e. Oswald on the first floor of the TSBD as the motorcade passed by) is routinely attacked by others. One such vociferous attacker has the surname Doyle. At the Reopen Kennedy Case (ROKC) website, we often lampoon such attackers who offer nothing but hate and vitriol. 

This funny video lampoons Doyle and people like him. It contains some inside jokes and information that members and regular readers of ROKC will appreciate. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Off like a dirty shirt

Commission Exhibit (CE) 150 is the well-known brown shirt Oswald was arrested in (below left). CE 151 (below right) was a light-brown shirt of Oswald's. CE-151 is not included in a November 27, 1963 Secret Service list of Oswald's clean clothes taken from his N. Beckley rooming house (it doesn't look like a freshly laundered shirt in the photo).

According to Will Fritz's transcription of FBI Agent Bookhout's interrogation notes, Oswald said he "changed shirts" back at his rooming hours and he described the shirt as "reddish." CE 151 was among the non-clean clothes found at Oswald's rooming house.

Sean Murphy believes—and I agree—that the disheveled looking "light brown" long sleeve shirt itemized as CE 151 is the "reddish" shirt that Oswald wore to work the day of the assassination. And we submit that it's the very shirt that we see Prayer Man wearing.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Default memories

When I was a boy growing up in rural Michigan, a man gave my father a sheepdog that he couldn't keep anymore. The dog, Sampson, was about six years old and he fit right in with our family. Many months after we got him, Sampson got loose from his chain and disappeared. A day later, the original owner called to let us know Sampson was sitting on his front porch about five miles away. This happened at least one more time after a few months passed, and then we had no more problems.

Three years later, we found Sampson missing. We drove around the neighborhood looking for him. He was nowhere to be seen. Then my dad got a hunch. He drove over to the original owner's house and viola, there was Sampson sitting on the front porch. Even though he was totally familiar with us as a family, Sampson was never able to shake the knowledge of where his first home was.

Several posts back, we pointed out the odd fact that on the day before the final Warren Report was to be presented to President Johnson, Marrion Baker was brought back down to clarify some things. He had already testified at length about catching a glimpse of a man through the window of a door leading to a vestibule. Now, six months later, his handwritten statement looked completely different. He would write something, then cross it out and initial it. It was almost as if a handler was standing over his shoulder intoning "No, Marrion, you didn't do that, remember?" We wondered what in tarnation was going on.

We've pointed out a lot of evidence that shows how the Second Floor lunchroom encounter evolved over the days and weeks following the assassination. It must have been difficult for Officer Baker to keep up with all of the changes. We can be sure he was thoroughly briefed on the "game plan" prior to his Warren Commission testimony, but after six months, he defaulted back to his original memory and earlier statements.

Like Sampson the sheepdog, Marrion Baker always ran back to what he first knew.

Friday, October 28, 2016

First statements

Perhaps the reason Dallas Police Chief Jesse Curry had second thoughts about Oswald's guilt was that he recalled some of his first statements he made to press. On the evening of November 22, 1963, Curry was admitting candidly that Oswald had been stopped leaving the building immediately after the assassination. These were not some of those early false rumors, but early true facts:

Thursday, October 27, 2016