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6 Kennedy: Alteration in Zapruder's Film

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posted on Aug, 16 2004 @ 02:50 PM
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Almost everyone has seen the famous film allegedly shot by a clothing designer, Abraham Zapruder. It is viewed by many to be the absolute truth of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Entire books have been based around what is shown in the film. But is it an accurate account of what really happened in Dealey Plaza? Unfortunately, evidence suggests the film is not at all as unimpeachable as many believe. What are some of the indications of alteration and perhaps outright fabrication?

*Many eyewitnesses, over 40, said that they saw the limousine slow down drastically or come to a complete stop. No event like this is seen in the current film.

*In frames 353-356, we can see Malcolm Summers diving to the ground. In 353, is leg is extended most of the way out. But in just the next frame, his foreleg is bent markedly backwards. Can anyone flex their foreleg like that in only 1/18th of a second?

Then in frame 356, his leg appears to be on the ground. Can anyone whip their foreleg backward then put it on the ground in the space of about 1/16th of a second?

*Another impossible action is the quick movement of Charles Brehm's son in
frames 277-287. In frame 277, Brehm's son is standing behind him. But by frame 287, he is beside his father clapping his hands. All this in only half of a second? If the Zapruder Film runs at 18.3 frames per second, ten frames are about .56 seconds.

*Many early viewers of the film reported events that are not seen in the extant film. Several witnesses, including Dan Rather when he narrated the film, said the President's head was knocked FORWARD by the impact of a shot.

Former FBI man and aide to J. Edgar Hoover said in his book, Hoover's FBI, that he saw the Zapruder Film at FBI headquarters the day after the assassination and he watched Kennedy "pitching suddenly forward." Newsman James Altgens said in his testimony to the Warren Commission that Kennedy's head went forward. Eyewitness William Newman and Special Agent George Hickey also reported that the President's head moved forward as a result of a shot. Bill Newman told this to New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison but Garrison refused to believe him because this is not seen in the film.

*Impossible inconsistencies occur with the streaking of background figures. For example, in frame 212, the posts on the Stemmon's Freeway sign are very noticeably blurred while the masonry wall holes are well defined. "Since neither of these objects is moving," observes Dr. David Mantik, "their visual definition should be similar--but it is not."

*At least four witnesses said that blood and brains blew out from the back of Kennedy's head and a large wound in the back of the head is described by many, many witnesses. In the Zapruder Film, we see neither of these things. Two patrolmen behind the limousine were covered with blood and brains and one of those patrolmen specified that the blood came from the back of Kennedy's head. The only blood in the Zapruder Film is the right-frontal explosion seen at frame 313. Film experts have noted that the spray appears to have been “painted on” and then exposed onto a genuine strip of film. But what tells us that this “blood” is fake is the fact that it disappears into thin air!

If it was real, the “blood” should spread out in the frames after Frame 313, and then land on people or objects in the car. But within a couple of frames, it disappears altogether!


Surveyor Charles Brenemen was allowed to study enlargements of Zapruder Film frames to help him with locations and distances. Brenemen insists that at least one of the frames showed blood and brains coming out the back of Kennedy's head. This of course isn't seen in the current film.

*A Secret Service survey on 12/5/63 placed the shots at around frames 208, 276, and 358. A headshot at frame 358 is consistent with accounts of James Altgens and Emmett Hudson. Additionally, a Secret Service Report CE (Commission Exhibit) 2111, identifies the limousine as being opposite the manhole cover at the time of the last shot. The manhole is some 70 feet from frame 313. Some experts have hypothesized that there were two headshots. One came at around 313 and the second that blew the back of the President's head off came around 358.

*Abraham Zapruder told CBS News that he began filming when the President's limousine turned onto Elm Street. But the extant film shows the limousine already on Elm Street at frame 133. When Dan Rather watched the film the day after the assassination, he said the limousine "made a turn, a left turn, off Houston Street onto Elm Street." Why is this not seen in the extant film?

This is only a very short introduction to the subject. I would encourage anyone who is interested in other aspects of Zapruder Film alteration to read the books, Assassination Science, Murder in Dealey Plaza, and The Great Zapruder Film Hoax




[edit on 26-11-2004 by maynardsthirdeye]




posted on Nov, 23 2004 @ 08:47 PM
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and covered the grass area in the Obvious Bullet Trajectory of the 313 frame?



posted on Nov, 23 2004 @ 08:55 PM
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the fact that you keep bringing up Dan Rather says it all.

Dan who?


RIP liberel biased press, RIP.



posted on Nov, 23 2004 @ 09:18 PM
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MTE, I agree that the Zapruder film was doctored. Your first link *film* does not work for me


Also, history is being rewritten for other films released about the assassiantion. The Peter Jenkins "version" never even has the Zapruder tape getting to the third and fatal shot. Doctors at Parkland report that the President died of head wounds. The show only reports the two earliest shots.
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Here's more:

When Kennedy emerged from behind the sign in the film, he had already been shot. This is frame #225. When he disappeared in the film, at frame #207, he was waving to the crowd naturally. He could not have been hit at any time prior to moving behind the the sign. John Connally testified that he heard the shot that hit Kennedy, turned around and looked over his right shoulder, and was then hit by a subsequent bullet. His testimony is substantiated by the Zapruder film, which shows him looking over his shoulder and then, before he can look over the other shoulder (as he claimed he was attempting to do), his is shot at a point no sooner than frame #235. Zapruder's camera operated at 18.3 frames per second. The 10 frames between the latest point Kennedy could have been hit (frame #225) and the earliest point Connally is struck (frame #235), represents a time value of .546488 seconds—just over a half second. A bullet fired from the Oswald weapon and passing through the neck of John Kennedy, as the Warren Commission claimed that this one did, would move at a speed of 1.772' to 1.779' per second according to the Warren Report and the FBI expert's testimony.

www.john-f-kennedy.net...
www.john-f-kennedy.net...



posted on Nov, 23 2004 @ 09:26 PM
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Here are the copies I have:



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posted on Nov, 25 2004 @ 04:20 PM
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Originally posted by DontTreadOnMe
MTE, I agree that the Zapruder film was doctored. Your first link *film* does not work for me


Also, history is being rewritten for other films released about the assassiantion. The Peter Jenkins "version" never even has the Zapruder tape getting to the third and fatal shot. Doctors at Parkland report that the President died of head wounds. The show only reports the two earliest shots.
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Here's more:

When Kennedy emerged from behind the sign in the film, he had already been shot. This is frame #225. When he disappeared in the film, at frame #207, he was waving to the crowd naturally. He could not have been hit at any time prior to moving behind the the sign. John Connally testified that he heard the shot that hit Kennedy, turned around and looked over his right shoulder, and was then hit by a subsequent bullet. His testimony is substantiated by the Zapruder film, which shows him looking over his shoulder and then, before he can look over the other shoulder (as he claimed he was attempting to do), his is shot at a point no sooner than frame #235. Zapruder's camera operated at 18.3 frames per second. The 10 frames between the latest point Kennedy could have been hit (frame #225) and the earliest point Connally is struck (frame #235), represents a time value of .546488 seconds—just over a half second. A bullet fired from the Oswald weapon and passing through the neck of John Kennedy, as the Warren Commission claimed that this one did, would move at a speed of 1.772' to 1.779' per second according to the Warren Report and the FBI expert's testimony.

www.john-f-kennedy.net...
www.john-f-kennedy.net...


Here are all the frames of the film:

www.assassinationresearch.com...


kix

posted on Nov, 25 2004 @ 10:00 PM
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Take your house keys and house keys, go to a very good bookstore and buy or order MORTAL ERROR by Bonnar Meninger (SP?), read it...learn the truth......



posted on Nov, 26 2004 @ 12:50 PM
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His book relies too much on the single bullet theory and the fact that Oswald was the lone shooter. It ignores the great deal of evidence of a conspiracy.



posted on Nov, 28 2004 @ 11:39 AM
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reference High Treason, this book shows the evidence that the zap film had frames altered, duplicated, re-arranged, and distorted.

The zap film helps prove that there was a conspiracy. Last weekend I was at the 6th floor museum and i just love the drunk-drugged-homeless people who still try to push the magazines and theories on the public. Maybe if our visible spokesmen werent such crackpots people would be more likely to accept the conspiracies.



posted on Nov, 23 2016 @ 03:01 PM
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of the 40 witnesses who claimed the limo stopped, how many are still kicking around?

sure they could have died by now, anyone left to give sworn testimony?



posted on Nov, 23 2016 @ 09:19 PM
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a reply to: maynardsthirdeye The Z film has been doctored notice how large the people are in the background and the people in the foreground are motionless as if they are waiting for the motorcade to appear. Maybe someday we will see the unchopped version.




posted on Nov, 24 2016 @ 12:50 AM
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Thanks to the OP for starting this thread, and for providing the link to the Zapruder film still photos. I know some conspiracy theorists say the driver, Special Agent Greer, turned and provided the fatal shot to Kennedy. However, examining the still photos shows that is not the case.

I took frames 302 to 313 and made a 10 second video, and from it, you can clearly see that the bright object seen when Greer turns backwards is actually the reflection of the sun off of Kellerman's head, who leans slightly backward at the same time.




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