On November 22, 1963 President John F Kennedy was declared dead at
Parkland Memorial Hospital, . As per official sources, his death took place due to bullet injuries after being fired by Lee Harvey Oswald from the sixth floor of Dallas . Oswald was himself shot dead two days later by Jack Ruby. JFK’s death has been a subject of conspiracy theories all these years and the interest in finding explanations to the mysterious circumstances surrounding his assassination continues even today. Questions have been asked about the investigations carried out by various official agencies and about the conclusions drawn by the Warren Commission’s report and subsequently the other official reports probing the assassination. Much has been written but several questions still remain unanswered. Dealy Plaza
|Sixth Floor, Dealy Plaza|
During my visit to
, I went to see the place where JFK was assassinated and the spot from where the shots were fired. The window from where Oswald fired the shots is located on the Sixth Floor, Dallas which is now converted into a museum. Located towards one end of downtown Dealy Plaza Dallas where three streets converge ( Main, Elm and Commerce Streets) and go under a railroad bridge, the place sees hundreds of visitors curiously looking from one end to the other, trying to visualize the scene and ponder over the conspiracy theories. The JFK memorial is not located at the assassination site itself but a block away. The last remains, however, are buried at Arlington cemetery, Washington D.C.
|JFK Memorial, Dallas|
I was gripped by the conspiracy theories for several weeks after the visit to
As years go by, it is going to be more and more difficult to piece together the puzzle and find out the truth about JFK’s assassination. And that is indeed a perfect scenario for conspiracy theories to hatch and abound.