Originally posted by jblaze
Here is a link to the individual zapruder film frames of the JFK assassination.
After studying frames at about z284 to z330 or so, you can clearly see the driver turn back towards JFK and shoot him at close range with what appears
to be a silver .45 cal. I watched the frames in a "slide show" format (which seems to be the best way to view them). I suggest downloading the
complete frames (about 120mb, zip format).
Keep your eye on the driver.
It was William Cooper
who first proposed this and he had a third or fourth generation copy of the film. HE SAID it was a silver handled
automatic pistol (.45). But it was not, it was the reflection of the sun off of the head of Special Agent Kellerman
(the passenger or shotgun
seat). It is vaguely shaped like the letter "L" turned on the side, giving a general shape of a 'silver handgun', but only in that bad copy of the
film. The research standard of the slides does not show this.
That reflection is fairly close to Special Agent Greer
, the driver, making people think they saw an 'object' in Greer's hand. It is
a gun or a physical object.
I assure you that in the copy of the Z-film that we have
(and the site you linked to, with the "Combined Costella Edit", and the
inter-sprocket images on the negatives is the best copy), the 'L-shaped' thing is a reflection. There are people with the actual negatives who have
looked at it with a magnifying loupe and they all agree that it is not a silver handled automatic. (I've done a color analysis using a desktop image
editor, also. The color is not consistent with a 'silver gun'.)
I agree that SA Greer's
reaction in the limo in the copy of the film we see is suspicious. Some say he whipped around faster than a human can
do, but it strongly depends on where you start the timing.
Did you know that when SA Greer
left the committee after his testimony he had a smirk on his face? There are, iirc, photos of him walking down
the steps of the committee building smirking.
Did you know SAs Greer and Kellerman
years after the assassination went to the home of and talked to the widow of another SA and told them
there was a conspiracy but they couldn't reveal what it was? (It was SA Clint Hill's
wife) He was the SA that climbed up on the back of the
But that does not allow the conclusion that Special Agent Greer
had shot JFK.
Actually one of the stranger thoughts I had (and it's just a thought) was that they had a special 'gun' hidden in the upholstery that was fired by
remote control into his back. But THAT'S JUST A WILD thought, NOT an actual theory. I was trying to understand why the Secret Service sanitized the
car, flushing it out with several buckets of water while it sat at Parkland Hospital.
What is clear is that the Secret Service either destroyed,
or had destroyed, evidence of the assassination regarding the limousine.
An agent was photographed with a bucket and water and sponge to wash
blood and brain matter out of the area where JFK sat. [see 7, p.41] Also, a
boy was taking pictures of the limousine outside Parkland Hospital, a Secret
Service agent took away his camera and exposed the film. The Altgen's
photo [see 8, pp. 30-31] shows the bullet hole in the limousine; the
picture was taken at a time equivalent to Z-255. It was rumored that the
Secret Service ordered 20 windshields for the limousine. The picture of
the windshield produced by the Secret Service a week after the
assassination likely could have been one of these substitutes.
...From MURDER IN DEALEY PLAZA
It's ok to think out of the box, but you have to separate that and what you can prove or at least strongly suggest. Does it meet Occam's
for the standard of believability (for example)? For instance it defies this principle that an assassin in the car would use a highly
reflective gun - they'd use a concealed gun hidden inside a shoebox or something, right?
There are some people who have done a lot of studies and it appears to them that the Z-Film was edited in several places (James Fetzer)
work along with some others. That's why I say above 'the copy of the Z-film we see'.
Hope this helps in your continued research and understanding.