The AMIPA Shooting Sequence
The AMIPA Shooting Sequence- President Kennedy is shot on Main Street
First off, this article supersedes all earlier articles concerning the visual information of the AMIPA film. It is amazing what you will miss in the frames and photos of all Kennedy assassination visual material. On repeated viewing you will see something and say whoa what’s going on here. How did I miss that?
A good example of this is the imaginary 60 foot tall tree on the west side of the TSBD seen in Mary Moorman’s other Polaroid, the one I call the McBride Polaroid. Another example is in the Marie Muchmore film the Lead Car / Jesse Curry car comes before 5 Lead Motorcycles in the order of the Motorcade. It should be 5 Lead Motorcycles then the Lead Car.
The first statements concerns The AMIPA Shooting Sequence and will be an attempt to correct some of the things said in earlier writings. This particular writing, The AMIPA Shooting Sequence, has been revised with new information.
This discussion is based upon Jackie Kennedy’s Warren Commission testimony and other statements she made. This has been covered in another article, Jackie Kennedy- It is what She said. We will view the individual frames of the AMIPA film through the lens of her testimony.
Many people will reject the notions presented here because it directly contradicts the approved knowledge of the Kennedy assassination of the government, most historians, and the Media. These ideas also run contrary to conspiracy theories. None that I know of propose shooting on Main Street. None propose this sequence of the shooting of the President before he arrived at Dealey Plaza. None propose that President Kennedy was shot at least four times on Main Street.
This is an extremely radical theory. However radical, it is based on evidence provided in the AMIPA film and Jackie Kennedy’s testimony.
**There is another piece of evidence which I have found recently. This is statement of a 14 year old boy who says the following:
Alan Smith, a Boy Scout and a 9th grade pupil at Stockard Junior High School, related. “I was standing on the curb watching the parade along Main street. We were permitted to skip school, if we had a note from our parents, to watch it.” “The crowds were cheering, but all at once they changed to screaming. The car was about 10 feet from me when a bullet hit the President in his forehead. The bullets came from a window right over my head in the building in front of which my friends and I were standing.”
Some say the boy was confused and mistaken and he was on Elm Street rather than Main. If so, then which building would the shots come from on Elm Street out of a window over his head. TSBD or Dal-Tex? If it was Elm Street and from either building then Alan Smith is in agreement with Toni Glover who said the president’s head exploded such as the limousine turned unto Elm Street. There are no buildings down by the Stemmons sign and the Grassy Knoll on Elm Street. This conforms to Jackie Kennedy’s statements about the blure-grey building.
Alan Smith also said the following which in some parts agrees with what Jackie Kennedy said.
“Mr. Kennedy had a big wide smile. But when he was hit, his face turned blank. There was no smile, no frown – nothing. He fell down over Jackie’s knees and didn’t say anything. She stood up screaming ‘God, oh God, no.’ There was blood all over her and everything. She tried to raise him up but he fell back over her.”
This discussion rejects the conclusions of the Warren Commission and many of conclusions of the House Select Committee on Assassinations. The conclusions of the Warren Commission, many of which were affirmed by the HSCA, form the basis of the Lone Gunman Theory. The demented loner, Lee Harvey Oswald, shot and killed President Kennedy from the 6th floor of the TSBD. The HSCA did reluctantly conclude there may have been more than one gunman. But, in the end they did authenticate most of the Warren Commissions conclusions.
This writing offers an entirely different view. What is being said here rejects assassination theories based upon films or photos that show the assassination occurring on Elm Street in front of the Grassy Knoll. The Zapruder film, the primary evidence for the assassination taking place on Elm Street, is fraudulent and gives a false picture of what actually occurred. Any film showing similar content such as the Nix or Muchmore film has also been altered and therefore does not give a true picture of what occurred in Dealey Plaza.
This is a view of Main Street on the day of the assassination before the motorcade arrives. The Advance car and the Pilot car can be seen approaching. Bob Yeargan, the photographer of this film, is standing on the NW corner of Market Street and Main Street filming the motorcade. This scene is a good view of Main Street before the motorcade enters the Killing Zone. Notice all of the windows and rooftops as potential shooting platforms. The first car in the parade is a black Cadillac, the Advance Car. It leaves the parade at Market Street. This vehicle is not seen in any other films that I know of available.
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The reference for this is 11/29/63, The Making of the President, 1960 by Theodore H. White
“They were gunning the motorcycles, there were these little backfires; there was one noise like that; I thought it was a backfire. Then next I saw Connally grabbing his arms and saying “No NoNo,” with his fist beating—Then Jack turned and turned—
All I remember was a blue grey building up ahead; then turned back, so neatly; his last expression was so neat; he had his hand out….”
The blue-grey building could not be the in the area of the Grassy Knoll area on Elm Street where the Zapruder film places the assassination.
The shooting on Main Street begins as the presidential limousine heads west on Main Street just west of Market Street. The blue-grey building Jackie Kennedy mentions is shown here.This blue-gray building was torn down a short period of time later. The first frame of note is one in which the President’s hair is disturbed.
This is a strange event. It is the only time in the film sequence that shows the President’s hair being moved.There is a black patch visible where the first wound President Kennedy received is located. It is a strange head wound. President Kennedy appears stunned and confused through out the AMIPA film. He appears to be trying to smile and wave at the crowd. Although, confused he is trying to do what he is supposed to do, smile and wave at the crowd.
It matches Doug Horne’s notion of a third head wound. This is a lengthy video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWpmN7ZEaRA
This occurred at the hairline of the upper right frontal (forehead) bone. The wound traveled through the skull to the upper left parietal at the rear of the left skull.
This black patch is repeated through most frames. He may have been shot at this point with a small caliber pistol round such as a .22 caliber. In those days a small .22 caliber Colt Woodsman, was a favored weapon of assassins. It was a very accurate target pistol. Some people have been shot by a .22 caliber and lived with relatively little brain damage. Something like this may account for his stunned and confused behavior. President Kennedy continues to wave to the crowd with periodic bouts of confusion.
What is happening here is hard to say. It is difficult to tell. Nothing of importance appears to be going on in this scene. No one in the limousine appears to notice anything. Emory Roberts appears to be looking at President Kennedy through the rearview mirror. Does he know something?
For some reason, in the later frames, President Kennedy’s head wound is not covered by a black patch.
After these early frames we begin to see strange behavior from President Kennedy. Notice the highly visible black patch covering his head wound. Nobody else has a black patch as a shadow.
I believe at this point that President Kennedy has been shot in the head or something has happened to paralyze and confuse him. It is not discernible at the point what this is. It is at this point that his behavior becomes strange. In an attempt to appear as a shadow, a triangular black patch covers the wound site.
There is no blood or profound reaction to a gunshot, particularly a high powered rifle. This is what Jackie Kennedy says in her statements. Nobody in the vehicle has heard or noticed anything unusual.
I have never believed to this point that President Kennedy was shot in the head twice. Many very reputable and dedicated researchers, men like Dr. Jim Fetzer and his crew that have helped him with his research, think so. They have authored many well researched and creditable books on the subject giving much weight to the notion. They believe there was a second shot because of the autopsy x-rays and other autopsy information.
I think I am beginning to agreed due to the AMIPA film, Dr. Fetzer and crew, and Jackie Kennedy’s statements. I am not up yet to believing a third shot mentioned by Doug Horne, however there appears to evidence of such on Main Street.
In the last frame we see Kennedy sitting with his back to the seat. In this next frame we see him thrown forward of the seat and his hands begin to claw at the air in front of him. His cheeks are beginning to puff outward with the expulsion of air. He has been shot in the back. This is the first back shot.
Nobody in the limousine has noticed anything. The Single Bullet Theory is a fraud. Governor Connally is A-Ok. JFK is stunned and confused but, he is still trying to do what he is supposed to do which is wave to the crowd and smile. His expression sure doesn’t look like a smile. A gunshot wound can be the only reason for the extreme puffing of his cheeks and the extreme hunching of his right shoulder.
Kennedy is shot a second time in the back. His cheeks puff out again.
This was a more powerful hit. Short rounds or under loaded cartridges for whatever rifle that was used must be the reason for the wounds not being so dramatic.
The next frame shows the 3rd back shot. This time President Kennedy’s cheeks are extremely puffed out and there is a squint-eyed grimace on his face.
And, another frame following the prior one showing the same reaction:
Jackie Kennedy said in her Warren Commission testimony from Friday June 5, 1964 the following:
“Mrs. KENNEDY. You know, there is always noise in a motorcade and there are always motorcycles, besides us, a lot of them backfiring. So I was looking to the left. I guess there was a noise, but it didn’t seem like any different noise really because there is so much noise, motorcycles and things. But then suddenly Governor Connally was yelling, “Oh, no, no, no.”
Mr. RANKIN. Did he turn toward you?
Mrs. KENNEDY. No; I was looking this way, to the left, and I heard these terrible noises. You know. And my husband never made any sound. So I turned to the right. And all I remember is seeing my husband, he had this sort of quizzical look on his face, and his hand was up, it must have been his left hand. And just as I turned and looked at him, I could see a piece of his skull and I remember it was flesh colored. I remember thinking he just looked as if he had a slight headache. And I just remember seeing that. No blood or anything. And then he sort of did this [indicating], put his hand to his forehead and fell in my lap.”
Mrs. Kennedy’s description of this head wound doesn’t sound at all like the Zapruder film head wound or the head wound described by the Parkland doctors. It very well be Dr. Fetzer’s second head wound or would it be Doug Horne’s third Kennedy head wound?
By June 1964, I believe Mrs. Kennedy has been confused by the Zapruder film and its sequence of events. Her memory may have been altered by the fraudulent testimony of witnesses. She even mentions her confusion and confused memories in her testimony. She is remembering real events and confusing them with a fantasy event. That fantasy event is the shooting of President Kennedy in the head in front of the Grassy Knoll.
The real event happened on Main Street and at the TSBD intersection of Houston and Elm. You can see this in the Zapruder gap. The event at the TSBD was moved westward about 100 yards or more so that Lee Harvey Oswald could be framed as the lone gunman killer.
Her statement of President Kennedy falling into her lap does not occur in the AMIPA film. This happened after the shooting in front of the TSBD.
President Kennedy’s first head shot is really arguable because we only see slight evidence of it due to the black patch. Other than being stunned and confused we don’t see much to relate to a head shot. Later frames show the head shot clearly.
However, Jackie Kennedy’s testimony says just that. She says she sees flesh colored skull bone and no blood. Is it a glancing wound or shallow penetration into the brain? What she describes is someone shot in the head but still capable of some movement and operation.
I can only speculate that President Kennedy was shot in the head with a “short” rifle round or a pistol from street level. That would satisfy Doug Horne’s notion. This less powerful round did not cause massive damage. President Kennedy was still somewhat functional and alive. As many others who have been shot in the head and later survived, he was still somewhat operational.
No one in the limousine was paying any attention. Would “short” rounds that were sound suppressed be heard of the motorcade and street noises? Apparently, President Kennedy was being shot and no one heard.
Or, he may have been shot with a tranquilizer drug. This would account for his confusion when he was shot but, he was still trying to wave to the crowd. I don’t favor this idea much because of the head wound.
This may explain a first head wound in a trilogy and not the fantasy at Zapruder frames 312-313.
Doug Horne describes 3 wounds in the You Tube video presentation JFK- The Medical Coverup.
1) A wound that goes from the right frontal bone (forehead) to the upper, left, rear parietal bone. This wound was covered up by triangular cuts in that area of entrance. The thing that Horne doesn’t mention about this wound is that it must have been fired from street level. The angle of the wound is straight across the skull with little or no elevation.
2) A wound that struck the temporal region just above the ear and exited the rear of the skull as a large defect in the occipital region. This wound was seen at Parkland Hospital. It was considered by some as a tangential wound.
3) The third wound was to the back of the head and did not exit the skull resulting in cracking the frontal bone above the eye and breaking the vomer, a bone in the nose. The bullet did not exit the skull.
After 4 shots no one in the limousine has notice anything. Governor Connally is still smiling giving the lie to the Magic Bullet Theory.
John Kennedy with his mind not working correctly is still trying to smile and wave to the crowd. That is if you can call his expression above a smile. He is still trying to do his duty. This seeming lack of hitting their target sends a shock wave through the assassins and controllers which causes a panic and a full activation of the ambush.
You can see his back brace here. Maybe, this stopped some of the penetration of the incoming rifle shots resulting in some of the bruising we see on his back.
In the next two frames there appears something like a head wound. This is somewhat difficult to see.
In all these frames, excepting the first ones, Kennedy’s hair does not undergo any unusual movement. During the course of the assassination on Main Street President Kennedy is shot at least 4 times. Let’s look at how many times he was shot in the back in the autopsy photo. He was shot only once according to the government story. Some claim these obvious gun shots wounds are unwashed clots of blood. Look with your own eyes rather than someone else’s eyes.
There were probably only 4 shots on Main Street, three of which were back wounds. These went unheard from the reaction of the people in the presidential limousine. Later shooting at the Main and Houston intersection from high powered rifles was likely heard. There are more than three back gunshot wounds in this photo. There is bruising that may have come from rounds that did not penetrate Kennedy’s back brace. Only two witnesses, Bonnie Ray Williams and Marie Muchmore, said there was shooting at the Main and Houston intersection. Williams said two shots.
Further testimony from Jackie’s Warren Commission statements:
“Mr. RANKIN. Do you have any recollection of whether there were one or more shots?
Mrs. KENNEDY. Well, there must have been two because the one that made me turn around was Governor Connally yelling. And it used to confuse me because first I remembered there were three and I used to think my husband didn’t make any sound when he was shot. And Governor Connally screamed. And then I read the other day that it was the same shot that hit them both. But I used to think if I only had been looking to the right I would have seen the first shot hit him, then I could have pulled him down, and then the second shot would not have hit him. But I heard Governor Connally yelling and that made me turn around, and as I turned to the right my husband was doing this [indicating with hand at neck]. He was receiving a bullet. And those are the only two I remember. And I read there was a third shot. But I don’t know. Just those two”.
Mrs. Kennedy’s memories of events are confused by the events of that day and the fantasy of the Zapruder film and, obviously the FBI or, other government people’s presentation of altered witness testimony. She only remembers two shots but her testimony indicates 3 shots.
It might be important to note that Mrs. Kennedy said President Kennedy was shot in the neck after Governor Connally was shot. And, that was the second shot. That is different from the sequence of events portrayed in the Zapruder film. She indicates here that the first shot was the probably the head shot. And, it all there were possibly 3 shots?
I believe some of the imagery for the Zapruder film of the assassination in front of the Grassy Knoll was pulled from those frames that are missing frames in the Zapruder Gap. The assassination must occur far enough down Elm Street for the mad man, Lee Harvey Oswald, to shoot President Kennedy from the 6th floor Sniper’s Nest.
If you read what she, Jackie Kennedy, is saying she could be recalling two separate events. The first was the firing of two shots at the intersection of Main and Houston. And, the second was the firing of three shots in the Elm and Houston Street intersection. This would make 3 shooting events because she did not hear or notice her husband being shot in the back but, did notice the head wound and throat wound on Main Street. Where did she hear Governor Connally scream? Was it on Elm Street or at the Main Street and Houston intersection?
Look at the following frame from Marie Muchmore and decide.
Governor Connally’s gaping mouth scream indicates he has been shot here. This appears to be a separate event from what is portrayed as the Single Bullet Theory.
The Yeargan AMIPA film needs to be watched in slow motion or better yet frame by frame.
The evidence for shooting on Main Street and the intersection of Main and Houston is growing stronger.