JFK Conspiracy Fact #29: Eyewitnesses Give Source of Shots; Contradict Warren Commission

The large majority of eyewitnesses to JFK’s murder said shots came from locations other than the Texas School Book Depository, inside which Lee Harvey Oswald was supposedly firing the kill shots.

Dallas motorcycle cop Bobby Hargis, who was riding just feet from left rear of JFK’s limo, said, “I felt blood hit me in the face and the presidential car stopped immediately after that and stayed stopped about half a second…I ran to the north side of Elm [towards the grassy knoll] to see if I could find where the bullets came from…the fatal bullet struck the President in the right side of the head.”

About an hour after the shooting, eyewitness Jean Hill told Tom Whalen of WBAP-TV in Dallas, “…the shots came directly across the street from us behind that fence [on top of the grassy knoll]…I looked up and saw a man running up the hill.”

Eyewitness Hugh Betzner said, “It looked like the President’s car was stopped…I saw what looked like a firecracker going off in the President’s car…and a man in either the President’s car or another car pulling out what looked like a rifle…also observed what appeared to be a nickel revolver in someone’s hand somewhere in the President’s car…”

Railroad worker Sam Holland said, “I heard what I thought was a firecracker and I looked over toward the arcade and trees and saw a puff of smoke come from behind the arcade and through the trees.”

James Simmons said, “The shots came from the wooden fence and there was a puff of smoke that came from underneath the trees on the embankment.”

Billy Lovelady, standing near the Texas School Book Depository, said, “The shots came from that concrete little deal on that knoll…I did not believe at any time that the shots came from the Texas School Book Depository.”

Emmett Hudson said, “I was on the front step of the sloping area [grassy knoll]…the shots I heard definitely came from behind and above me.”

Victoria Adams and Mrs. Alvin Hopson, employees of the Texas School Book Depository, watched the motorcade from the fourth floor of their building, just two floors below Oswald’s supposed sniper’s nest. Adams told the FBI that the shots came from the grassy knoll, and Mrs. Hopson said, “It did not sound like the shots were coming from my building…they had come from the plaza below.”

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