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The Wiki Man

From Umbrella Man to the Coughing Major, the truth is often very strange

Who knew there was a surrealist protestor at the Kennedy assassination? Or a whole clique of professional game-show contestants?

14 February 2015

9:00 AM

14 February 2015

9:00 AM

Are you sitting comfortably and wearing your tinfoil hat? If so, open YouTube and watch a full-screen version of the Zapruder film, in particular the section after frame 215 where the presidential limousine passes behind the Stemmons Freeway sign. What you will see, partly obscured by the sign, is a man’s opened umbrella 30 feet from the presidential car when the first shot is fired.

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