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Prayer Man Lee Harvey Oswald

Anatomy Of Lee Harvey Oswald’s Interrogations

For those not knowing: I have been in the hospital a lot. I had eleven (!) operations on my foot from June 8th and in that period I was either in a hospital bed or heavily sedated in bed at home. I used this time period mainly to work on the next paper, when I had the clarity and will power to do so. Glad I did spend all that time on it, as it turned out to be much of a bigger mission than originally anticipated. The amount of ‘players’ of various law enforcement agencies involved and the legal side of this subject proved to be daunting tasks to take care of.

Just over 300 pages and filled to the brim with documentation, photographs and links to many videos about the many participants inside the D.P.D. bureau while Lee Oswald was in custody and being interrogated. Originally believed that there was not much around and that this would be the thinnest chapter of the 4, but due to the many people involved its size increased considerably and a picture has manifested itself nevertheless. And that is the main point of this excercise, to show a better overall picture of this particular situation inside the JFK Assassination.

You can download the Anatomy Of Lee Harvey Oswald’s Interrogations paper: HERE.

And it is mirrored at the DPUK website HERE. Thank you Bernard Wilds/webmaster of the DPUK site.

48 MB big!!

 

New updates to 2nd floor encounter paper

A second update has been applied to the Anatomy Of The Second Floor Lunch Room Encounter paper. A mirror link of this paper is available at the Dealey Plaza UK Website. It has been made by Bernard Wilds. Many thanks Bernard!!!

I have added
 St. Louis Post Dispatch article from Nov.26 1963 added on page 8.
 Medicine Hat News newspaper article added to “Research history….” page 10.
 Link to newspaper article from The Houston Post (Nov. 23rd) with Billy Lovelady’s remarks added. Page 30.
 Norman Redlich memo (3 pages) discussing the elevators added to “The Stairs and The Elevators” chapter, pages 50-52. Thanks to Malcolm Blunt for this!
 Text added to page 53, in the chapter “Did Truly Walk Ahead Of Baker”, with regards to the
Secret Service agents taking statements of the TSBD employees in early Dec. 1963.
 Also added in the re-enactment chapter I added an article by the Dallas Morning News on page 118.
 FBI re-enactment photo added, from Robin Unger, page 119.
 Document of Thomas J. Kelley added with regards to the Secret Service re-enactment on page 120.
 Set of FBI re-enactment photos added, which I managed to score at the Holland McCoombs collection. Added these, as they are rare and have not been seen before by many. Pages 122-126.
 Photo added of Marrion Baker alongside with fellow DPD officers and John Sherman
Cooper in Wa. Page 129.

 

Meme by Stan Dane.

ROKC Conference 2017

On Nov 18th Greg Parker will hold the second ROKC Conference, and I will be speaking at it, either through Skype or pre- recorded video. I will be talking about Oswald’s alibi and all the other shenanigans surrounding his interrogations. For more info and how to get tickets please go here. Obviously I am biased but this program is rock solid.

A one day event with speakers covering many aspects of the JFK assassination. The focus is on new evidence and the push to reopen the case and have it treated as any other cold case. Local speakers include Phil Hopley who is currently working on a book about the Fair Play for Cuba Committee, Greg Poulgrain from the Sunshine Coast University, author and expert on JFK Indonesian policy, Colin Crow, an academic from Adelaide and an expert in the first day evidence, and Greg R. Parker, author of Lee Harvey Oswald’s Cold War who will provide new evidence not yet released to the public. Via skype from the UK we have Bart Kamp who has done extensive work on Oswald’s alibi and the photographic evidence supporting it, Gokay Hasan Yusuf from Melbourne will talk to us about one of Oswald’s captors, Officer Jerry Hill, and giving our Keynote Speech is internationally renowned author Peter Dale Scott

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Dale_Scott

A documentary called The Searchers about the early critics of the Warren Commission will be shown during lunch.

https://www.thesearchersfilm.com/

June update

Greetings,

I have been in the hospital for a week and have been in recovery since leaving and will be for at least another week. It has given me time to work on the next paper which is getting big, I mean BIG!

Set at 222 pages already and probably gaining to a solid 250 for its V1 release on Aug 1st “The Interrogations Of Lee Harvey Oswald” will be looking at the many people who were present inside City Hall while Oswald was kept in custody. This piece has gotten a lot bigger than I had anticipated, which is the same as what happened with the “Anatomy Of The Second Lunch Room Encounter”. Speaking of that one there will be a second update on Aug. 1st as well. It will not be as big but there is still about ten extra pages to go through.

So hold on tight, it won’t be much longer before there is plenty to plough through :)

May 2017 Links

This month’s set of links is probably the biggest haul in one month as of yet, who says the JFK Assassination is a forgotten thing……

Regarding my own work, I am working hard on the next paper, I try to have the first version ready for publication on August 1st. It will be about Oswald’s interrogations, and its settings and participants. This thing will be considerably big, it is already 180 pages long.

The main reason for that is the amount of ‘players’ involved. Besides Oswald there are several agents of the FBI, Secret Service and of course the DPD who have made statements of some sort. And for good measure I am also throwing Bill Alexander and Henry Wade in as well. The reader will be able to paint a pretty concise picture of the happenings inside the DPD HQ from Nov 22nd until the 24th. And it is not going to be pretty.

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Stan Dane’s video collection.

The Enduring Power of John F. Kennedy’s Message to the World.

JFK Assassination and Resource Sites.

SELECT CIA PSEUDONYMS.

The final cache of secret JFK records set for release this year.

The Secret Service failed to make a move.

A Kennedy comes to Dallas –‘It’s a great city,’ JFK nephew says.

Rare glimpse of JFK’s off-air persona.

Grassy Knoll Shots? Limousine Slowdown?

Lee Harvey Oswald in New Orleans.

This CPA was tasked with trying to kill Castro — and may know JFK secrets.

When They Killed JFK They Killed America.

JFK speaks from his Harvard past..

Kennedy Expert Groden Settles with Museum, Solves Mystery of Life.

Johnny Roselli Dossier.

H.R. Haldeman and the JFK Assassination.

Jackie O, JFK items being auctioned.

The 2017 Houston Mock Trial of Oswald.

The Tipping Point in Switching Cover-Stories for the Dealey Plaza Operation.

JFK’s Personal Tailor Is Alive and Well in a Midtown Manhattan Office Building.

George DeMohrenschildt Manuscript Assassin Or Fall Guy.

The Dirty Secret of the Secret Service: President Kennedy Should Have Lived – Oct. 2014.

Russian Disinformation and the Kennedy Assassination.

Beverly bidder is sold on JFK diary.

Allen Dulles’ “Indonesian Strategy” and the Assassination of John F. Kennedy – June 2016.

Incredibly rare photographs showing rise of JFK go under the hammer.

Finding strange bedfellows among JFK conspiracy fans.

Retired FBI agent, outspoken critic in JFK assassination findings joins KFDM in studio.

Commentary: Remembering JFK in the era of Trump.

Dallas’ darkest day: a visual chronology of the JFK assassination.

JFK’s WWII boat may be at the bottom of the Harlem River.

Happy 100th Birthday J.F.K.

Here Is How You Can Celebrate JFK’s 100th Birthday.

Remembering John F. Kennedy And His Legacy.

Review Title says it all in provocative ‘American Media & the Second Assassination of President John F. Kennedy’.

Questions Still Haunt Co-Worker Who Drove Oswald to Work. From 2013.

JFK’s Russian Conspiracy.

THE CIA’S SECRETS ABOUT JFK, CHE, AND CASTRO REVEALED IN NEW BOOK BY FORMER OPERATIVE.

Richard Bernabei

Richard Bernarbei (1933-1979) was a college professor at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Richard Bernabei (1951). Thanks to Mati Bernabei.

About a year and a half ago I was wondering whether anyone else had noticed Prayer Man in the Wiegman and/or Darnell films before Sean Murphy started his quest less than ten years ago. I was already loosely checking out where this all originated from but I could not find anything from before the millennium until I came across Bernabei’s name  while trawling through Harold Weisberg’s archive. I read his correspondence from the late 60’s, between them and Richard Sprague and almost fell off my chair and made mention of this after I regained my composure  at ROKC. There is quite a bit of correspondence in this archive.

And by chance I came across his discovery of another person on those steps besides doorway man (a.k.a. Billy Lovelady). I shall post some of these pages of his correspondence below. These pages are the first signs of discovery of Prayer Man, although he was not named as such, that credit belongs to Sean Murphy.

Knowing that Richard Bernabei’s material was held at his workplace in Kingston  I emailed Queens University in June last year and was told that the archives were not indexed nor digitised, so a dead end for me unless I or one of my fellow ROKCers made their way over there.

I left the whole thing for what it was, as I had plenty to go on until I emailed roughly 6 months ago to see if I could get a local person to investigate for me instead. Little did I know that an individual by the name of Sean Adessky had gone through all of Bernabei’s  archive a few months before and had made an index. From that index one section jumped out to me.

Folder, “Man in the TSBD Doorway” 

–      Documents relating to the individuals seen in the doorway of the TSBD at the time of the shooting.

–      Photographs, commission documents, sketches, few pages of handwritten notes.

Totalling 35 pages I was dying to get hold of all of this material, which they promptly helped me with. The whole document is more focused on Doorway Man (Billy Lovelady) but by researching it from every possible angle he also deals with Prayer Man for  about 4-5 pages. These pages are very valuable since they contain sketches made by Richard Bernabei and  diagrams as well of the people on the front steps of the Texas School Book Depository. This material is the first hard evidence of someone actually recognising a person in that shadowy area of those front steps of the Texas School Book Depository when JFK was assassinated and also actively documenting it. How he did this is a bit of an enigma, since the material of Wiegman he had in his collection there is not much to see there. Check for yourselves in the picture gallery below.

Bear in mind that at that time no one had gotten hold of the Jimmy Darnell film where Prayer Man is seen a lot clearer than in the Dave Wiegman film. The other sources, regarding this particular segment of the case, Bernabei had were Altgens 6 and the Hughes film.

Great stuff indeed, not just from a find p.o.v. but also what else he wrote inside that document. He followed the same ‘tactic’ Sean Murphy and Richard Hocking used. Not only did he study the film and photo material but he also looked at all the available testimonies and brought Oswald’s interrogations and whereabouts and TSBD employees Carolyn Arnold and Victoria Adams into the fold. Furthermore I plaster some scans of the images he had during his research. Two copies of Altgens 6, Willis 4, 8 & 10, Wiegman, Towner and Bell.

The letter below is from Richard E. Sprague who writes in good detail about Wiegman and his film to Richard Bernarbei.

  • Sprague managed to buy a copy of the film on 35 mm, where this film is, is not known at this time. He also mentions that he has clipped some of the frames out of his film, therefor the possibility exists that the film was kept in a cut up state.
  • He explains the many generations of the film.
  • Wiegman had not seen his film at the time of their telephone interview.

The large format negatives Sprague is talking about are at the National Archives in Washington, we at ROKC managed to get copies of these.

And then the trail went dead, for almost 40 years………………..why?

 

Addendum Dec 30th 2016:

Mati Bernabei (Richard’s daughter) contacted me through Facebook and shared the following info with me, which she has allowed me to share:

She was 14 years old when he died in 1979. He was very unwell the last two years due to alcohol related deterioration of body and mind.

” I knew that he was deeply interested in JFK, I didn’t understand what he was working on. I was too young. Close to the time of his death (when he, and everyone, understood that his death was imminent), my mother and other friends of his convinced him to donate his JFK files to the Archives at Queen’s University. They didn’t want the work to be lost”

“. I’ve always imagined that his work would remain in dusty boxes in the Archives forever, so I am truly delighted that you found it useful . My father was an artist, heart and soul (before academia, he studied art), hence his drawings, and his understanding of visual perspective, light and shadow, etc. I’m sure he would be deeply gratified that his work is still of interest in some way. Very interesting for me to read your analysis too! Thank you!”

“When looking for the photo I reread a short bio of my father that my mom wrote in the 1990s when she doing a hobby genealogy project (for my sister and I). That mentions the donation to the archives, and I remembered more details. My father was a true mess in the last two years of his life. He had a heart murmur due to childhood rheumatic fever, thus the collapse of his body due to chain smoking and alcohol was accelerated. In June of 1979 my uncle (his brother) came to visit — by that time it was clear that there was no turning back – organ failure was occurring, and father would die soon (he died 2 months later). At that time my uncle and my mom convinced Pa to donate the JFK material. My father had already destroyed much of his artwork, in a fit of self loathing, I think. So, my mom and uncle rightly worried that he might do the same with his JFK documents.”

“My father’s struggles were obvious to people who knew him in the last few years, thus there was no need or purpose in in trying to create a facade. And, he talked and wrote about too. He was a kind, loving, tragically self-destructive person in those last years.”

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Special thanks to Heather Home and Susan Office at Queens University.

Mati Bernabei for the portrait and the additional info.

And many thanks as well to Francesca Brzezicki for making the Bernabei correspondence and photo scans for me.

Wiegman scans by ROKC from the Richard E. Sprague archive at the National Archives in Wa.

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