- Bob Jackson, former photographer for the Dallas Tiimes
Herald who captured on film Ruby shooting Oswald, reveals for the first
time on American radio he didn't see a speck of blood on the body or at
the crime scene.
- For those JFK assassination researchers and truth seekers,
a startling revelation was made on American radio Thursday, as Bob Jackson,
former Dallas Times Herald photographer, made public for the first time
that there was "not a speck of blood anywhere" on the body or
at the crime scene when Jack Ruby supposedly shot and killed Lee Harvey
- Jackson was on assignment for the Dallas paper on the
morning of Nov. 24, 1963, when Oswald was being transferred from his holding
cell and snapped the picture "seen around the world," a Pulitzer
Prize winning photo of Oswald grimacing with Jack Ruby fully visible with
pistol in hand, shooting Oswald.
- After 43 years, Jackson told listeners of Greg Szymanski's
radio show, The Investigative Journal, he witnessed no blood on Oswald
after the shooting, as well as "not a speck of blood" at the
crime scene leading all the way to when Oswald was put in the ambulance.
- "I sure did think it was strange not to see any
blood whatsoever," said Jackson, whose award-winning photo was later
published first on the Times Herald front page and then in the Saturday
- "I stayed on the scene well after Oswald was taken
away in the ambulance and I never did see any blood, not one drop."
- Jackson's startling revelation adds fuel to the fire
of researchers who claimed Oswald was never shot by Ruby, but later killed
by CIA operatives in the ambulance after Oswald was sedated against his
- Jackson's testimony, never before released in the American
media, backs up other researchers who claim Oswald and Ruby faked the shooting
as a part of an undercover operation designed to eventually eliminate Oswald's
knowledge of the real JKF assassination team as well as his part played
as the government's patsy.
- "Oswald probably was told to fake the shooting and
then was double crossed by Cia operatives who killed him in the ambulance
in order to eliminate any loose ends in the Kennedy assassination,"
said one researcher who claims Oswald was used as a patsy.
- On the Investigative Journal, Jackson was joined by researcher
Brian David Andersen, a long time JFK truth advocate, who said Jackson's
testimony gives further credibility to the discrepancy to the type and
angle of the wound reported in Oswald's autopsy and the angle of the gunshot
would captured in Jackson's photo taken as Ruby supposedly fired the pistol
into Oswald's chest.
- "The bullet should have went straight through Oswald
if you look at Bob's photo, but later the attending physician said the
angle of the bullet was at an upward angle" said Andersen after he
questioned Jackson on the radio show, indicating the possibility that Oswald
was actually shot after he was placed in the ambulance. "The absence
of blood also indicated this to be a real possibility."
- Regarding the Kennedy autopsy, Andersen was also privy
to inside information, showing the final doctor's report used by the Warren
Commission was rigged.
- "When growing up in Irving, Texas (suburb of Dallas)
my neighbor was Dr. Charles Baxter M.D., the Parkland Hospital coordinating
surgeon on John Kennedy," said Andersen. "On November 23 1974,
while I was photographing a hand surgery being conducted by the doctor,
Baxter explicated and thoroughly detailed all of the events that occurred
related to him regarding the treatment of Kennedy that was purposely excluded
from the Warren Commission Report. The truth is so more outlandish
than any kind of fiction."
- In the radio interview, Jackson added that he was also
present in the presidential motorcade seven cars behind the lead
vehicle - the day Kennedy was shot, hearing three distinct shots coming
from the direction of the book depository.
- "I looked up after the shots and saw a rifle being
pulled in from the window but I couldn't make out who it was," said
Jackson . "I also remember seeing two police officers run right into
the book depository and remember thinking who ever fired the shots never
had a chance of getting out of the building without being caught or killed."
- Regarding the Oswald photo seen by tens of millions of
people, Andersen set the scene as it took place in 1963.
- "In the basement of the Dallas Police Department
on November 24, 1963 were two photographers. Jack Beers pointed a twin-lens
reflex camera while working for the Dallas Morning News and took a photograph
of Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald
- "One sixteenth of second after Jack Beer pressed
the button on his camera, Bob Jackson with a 35mm camera and working for
the Dallas Times Herald, pressed the button on his camera.
- "Beers immediately returned to the darkroom and
processed his photograph that was instantly sent out on the wire services
around the world. Everyone who witnessed Beer's photograph for the next
two hours stated he would win the Pulitzer Prize.
- "HoweverBut...Also...and Hold On!
- "The City Desk of the Dallas Times Herald ordered
Bob Jackson to remain in the basement of the Dallas Police Department for
over an hour and half therefore his film was not processed until two hours
after Oswald had been shot.
- "After Jackson's picture was printed in the darkroom,
Felix McNight, managing editor of the Times Herald shouted and stomped
his feet as he tried to describe the fantastic photograph to the photo
editor of Life Magazine but to no availthe magazine was under a tight publishing
deadline and the Life editors believed they had the best photo therefore
Beer's photo was published in the most popular American publication in
- "Bob Jackson's photo was published on the front
page of the Times Herald and in the Saturday Evening Post. Bob Jackson's
photo won the Pulitzer Prize and numerous other awards and his photograph
is an icon of American history. Jack Beer's photo became an almost forgotten
footnote in American History by 1/16 of a second."
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