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50 Years Later Conspiracy Theories Surround JFK's Assassination


It's been 50 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy...

and to this day, he is still one of America's most beloved Presidents.

But darkness still surrounds the circumstances of his death.

Bismarck State College Energy Center of Excellence is holding a John F. Kennedy Symposium this week.

November 22, 1963 marked a fateful day in history when we lost our 35th President.

David Lifton, an author and researcher of the Kennedy assassination spoke to the community about the conspiracies surrounding his death.


David Lifton, has spent 47 years of his life investigating the death of former President John F. Kennedy.

When he was in college, Lifton discussed the assassination with a law professor who had been on the Warren Commission.

"We used to debate the matter of how Kennedy could be shot from the front and yet the autopsy showed he was shot from behind and that's when I found the first evidence which was in the public record but the Warren Commission didn't know about it, that President Kennedy's body had been altered. So that's how it began for me," says David Lifton, Published Author.

Lifton has conducted interviews with people who were at the autopsy and much of the information they told him was not in the autopsy report.

"I can only speak for myself. I think what I have is genuine new evidence. But also sometimes the evidence turned out to be available in an archive or in a microfilm so you can say it's not new evidence, it's connecting the dots. And the first person who connects the dots and gets a pattern that hasn't been seen before, you can say well that's new evidence," says Lifton.

Standup: "Lifton says this was a body centric plot. It was planned in advance to assassinate President Kennedy and then alter his body to change the story of how he died."

"It's a clique in the government that wanted to make Linden Johnson president under circumstances that appeared to be accidental, a quirk of fate," says Lifton.

Lifton believes Johnson was involved in Kennedy's death because he was involved in the interruption of the chain of possession on the body - to make the body available so it could be altered.

Lifton says Lee Oswald was maneuvered into a situation in which he was blamed for the President's death.

"He says 'I didn't shoot anybody, no sir and I don't know what dispatches you people have been given but I emphatically deny these charges. I committed no act of violence," says Lifton.

But even 50 years later, there are still so many unanswered questions.

"It's just a lot of paper and gigabytes and gigabytes of information so you better be prepared to be like a research librarian to pursue any path involved," says Lifton.

Lifton has written one book called "Best Evidence" which was published in 1981 and went on to be a New York Times best seller for three months.

He is currently working on another novel called "Final Charade" which he hopes will be finished in 6 months and published within a year.

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