Saturday, March 7, 2015

I noticed something as I watched a DVD I have of "Unsolved History: JFK, Death in Dealey Plaza."

I don't recall if I or anyone else has commented upon what I'm going to write about this phony documentary that aired on The Discovery Channel some years ago now.

Robin Unger told me about it because it has good quality version of several films and photographs of the assassination, before, during, and after.

So, I want to mention how they handled the Hughes film.  Hughes films from Main Street looking North up Houston Street.  He stops filming seconds after the limousine makes the turn from Houston onto Elm Street because he can no longer see it. However, he does film the front of the TSBD.  So, people have wondered does the film show Oswald in the window, a window with someone else there, or just a window with no one there.  So, they highlight and zoom in on the southeast corner window on the sixth floor showing a few frames of this cropped area.  So, as Gary (Not My Real Name) Mack, who is referred to as an historian, narrates and we see the limo make the turn. Then they superimpose the crop of Hughes highlighting the alleged snipers nest over and on top of the Hughes film.  In other words they use the Hughes film to hide the Hughes film.

At about 12:53 seconds into the DVD you'll see this:

Now you'll notice the crop is enlarged and is actually a few frames ahead of the rest of the screen image which shows the limo making the turn.  I say the crop is ahead of the rest of the screen image of the Hughes film because in the crop you can see that the top of the alleged sniper's nest is hitting the very top of the film edge.  So, we are not going to see the seventh floor or the Hertz rent-a-car sign.  But, we don't see the top edge of the Hughes film as the car makes the turn.

The crop they use is very close to this.  They use these six windows and superimpose this onto the Hughes film so you'll never really get to see what may or may not be there in the alleged sniper's nest.

Now slowly the crop section is moved to the left and gets superimposed onto the existing portion of the TSBD we see on the left.  This happens at 13:07 seconds into the DVD.  See it?

One clue is the fact that the crop sticks out above the black border on top that the rest of the film frame has.  Another clue is the green lamp post.

This is the Hughes film at about 13:06.  Compare and contrast the image below with the image above.

In this image below you can see the break in the line of the vertical green lamp post. You can also see a break in the vertical line of the corner of the building just to the right of the break in the line of the green lamp post.

Why did they do this? I think they really wanted to prevent you from seeing anything, or any motion in the area of the sniper's nest.  They used a crop of the Hughes film to hide a section of the Hughes film. 

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