‘Umbrella Man’ JFK documentary will make your mind start racing with conspiracy theories!
January 28, 2016
The documentary “The Umbrella Man" discusses a man who was holding an umbrella on a sunny day in Dallas near the spot John F. Kennedy was shot.
The short six-minute film directed by Errol Morris and narrated by private investigator Josiah Thompson, and has fuelled conspiracy theory nuts since its release in 2011.
Director Errol Morris commented on the intriguing documentary:
"If you put any event under a microscope, you will find a whole dimension of completely weird, incredible things going on, it’s as if the macro level of historical research where things sort of obey natural laws and usual things happen and unusual things don't happen. And then there's this other level where everything is really weird."
The Umbrella Man, Louie Steven Witt, later told the House Select Committee On Assassinations he was holding the umbrella as a visual protest to the policies of John Kennedy's father, Joseph P. Kennedy, when he was ambassador to the U.K. in 1938-39, with the umbrella being a reference to Neville Chamberlain.
Click here to watch this fascinating short film and make up your own mind on what happened on that fateful day.
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