The 19th annual JFK Lancer November in Dallas Conference
Held November 20-22 at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, Texas
For the past 19 years, JFK Lancer has gathered the world's leading JFK researchers, teachers, authors, and eye-witnesses to share their knowledge on the events surrounding John F. Kennedy's presidency and assassination. We believe in the importance of combining historical evidence and cutting-edge research to shed light on the mysteries of the turbulent 1960s.
Whether you are a student of JFK history or simply curious, we invite you to check back for the DVDs of the speakers and studies where we gathered once more in Dallas to share knowledge and challenge the status quo.
(left) Bill Newman: Dealey Plaza eye-witness, (middle) Sherry Fiester- Forensic expert, (right) Alan Dale- Researcher and Broadcaster
David Talbot, Allen Dulles: "Chairman of the Kennedy Assassination and Coverup"
Russ Baker, "New Orleans as a National Security town"
Pat Speer, "New Studies of the Oswald Fingerprints"
Bill Simpich, "Dallas Police and Issues of Evidence"
William Law and Jim Jenkins, "Medical Evidence Research Updates"
Jacob Carter, "Social Media: Reaching the Younger Generation"
Larry Hancock / Chris Newton, "The Gatekeeper"
Ian Griggs, "Research Updates"
Marie Fonzi, "The Last Investigation Updates"
Gary Murr, "Controlling The Past"
Sherry Fiester, "Trajectory Analysis in the Kennedy Case"
Dr. David Mantik, "The Harper Fragment"
Mike Chesser, "Review of President Kennedy’s X-rays"
William Law / Jim Jenkins, "New Bethesda Interviews"
Bill Garnet and Parkland Doctors Documentary Panel
Buell Frazier / Rob Frazier, "Lee Oswald and the Texas School Book Depository"
Dr. Michael Marcades, Rose Cherami
Larry Hancock, From his book, “Surprise Attack”
Watch the 2015 Dealey Plaza Ceremony "JFK United"
Thanks to TrineDay Publishing
Alan Dale will be our moderator for the conference. He is the host of JFK Lancer: Conversations, an on-line interview program featuring in-depth discussions with prominent authors, historical researchers, and notable personalities associated with the study of President Kennedy’s assassination. He is a full-time professional jazz musician and band leader, a lifetime student of American history whose parents were active as supporters and volunteers in the political campaigns of John and Robert Kennedy. He is the administrator of jfkessentials.com.
With Chairman Larry Hancock
Special Event: An Introduction to the Film, "The Parkland Doctors" by the producers Bill Garnet and Jacque Lueth with Special Guests.
Russ Baker: New Orleans as a National Security town
Russ Baker’s career has been about one thing: finding out what really happened—or the truth of what is currently unfolding—and presenting it to the public in a compelling, entertaining, thoughtful manner. In his reporting and writing he brings the best of mainstream methods (balance and rigor) to the alternative media, and the best of the alternative media (passion for the truth and the larger story) to the mainstream. He focuses on getting past the rhetoric to expose the hidden levers and machinations that shape our world. Baker’s investigative reporting, analysis pieces, features, and essays on politics, power, and perceptions have appeared in many of the world’s finest publications. His best-selling book, FAMILY OF SECRETS: The Bush Dynasty, The Powerful Forces That Put it in the White House, and What Their Influence Means for America is published in all formats. In 2005, Baker founded a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization dedicated to producing ground-breaking, transformative, independent investigative journalism: WhoWhatWhy.com
Jacob Carter: Social Media; Reaching the Younger Generation
Jacob Carter, 26, is a social media manager and drug and alcohol counselor. The son of history professor, he was around 19 years old and watched the movie "JFK" where he instantly became a student of the assassination case. Carter spent years researching and sifting through theories and facts, until he eventually decided to begin working towards educating his generation on this particular time in our history. Mr. Carter also has expertise in building social media communities for businesses, as well as working in character profiling. He manages the "JFKFACTS" social media page for Jefferson Morley, and has researched the assassination for over six years. It is Mr. Carter's conviction to represent his generation within the research community, and to educate other researchers about the importance of reaching younger students. His new book on the assassination called "Before History Dies".
Michael Chesser, M.D.
Michael Chesser is a neurologist with 24 years of combined experience in
academics and private practice. He was approved to view the original
autopsy x-rays and photographs at the National Archives this year, and he
will review his findings and interpretation. This will include a review
of the HSCA x-rays at the Archives and the key differences between the
original x-rays and the HSCA and Fox copies. In addition, optical density
measurements of the original skull x-ray from 1960 will be compared with
optical density measurements of the autopsy skull x-rays.
Larry Hancock: From his book, "Surprise Attack"
In 2000, Hancock received the prestigious "Mary Ferrell New Frontier Award" for the contribution of new evidence in the Kennedy assassination case. In 2001, he was also awarded the "Mary Ferrell Legacy Award". He co-authored, with Connie Kritzberg, “November Patriots” and is author of the acclaimed “Someone Would Have Talked”, now in its third edition. His book "NEXUS: Political Assassinations and the CIA" Hancock describes his book saying that this work deals with "what happened" rather than "how could something like that happen?" Hancock has also published a study of the RFK assassination, “Incomplete Justice” and along with Stuart Wexler, co-authored the publication of their work on the MLK assassination "The Awful Grace of God" in the spring of 2011. In 2014, Larry published "Shadow Warfare" dealing with deniable covert ops and his newest book is
"Surprise Attack: From Pearl Harbor to 9/11 to Benghazi" explores sixty plus years of military and terror threats against the United States. Visit Larry's Site.
Buell Frazier, with Robert Frazier: Lee Oswald and the Texas School Book Depository
In September, 1963, Frazier began work at the Texas School Book Depository in Dallas. The following month, Ruth Paine, a neighbour of Linnie Mae Randle, told her that Lee Harvey Oswald was going to work at the same building. The two men became friends and Frazier agreed to give Oswald a lift to work when he was staying at Paine's house in Irving.
On 22nd November, 1963, Frazier gave Oswald a lift to the Texas Book Depository. He told the Warren Commission that Oswald took a package into work that day that he claimed contained curtain rods.
Sherry Feister: The Officer J. D. Tippett Shooting
In 1999 Fiester, a Certified Senior Crime Scene Investigator and Court recognized expert, begin to apply her professional expertise to the Kennedy assassination. By using the same Bloodstain Pattern Analysis and Trajectory Analysis techniques she’s used in court for over 20 years, Fiester answers basic questions concerning the Kennedy assassination. The result of her research has been several NID presentations with new information concerning the fatal headshot, while including blood spatter and trajectory analysis from previous presentations. Fiester has testified as an expert in crime scene reconstruction and bloodstain pattern analysis in over 30 judicial districts in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida. Her publications include "Bloodstain Pattern Identification and Documentation: a Workbook for Analyst," 1990, "Blood Evidence; What Does the Blood Tell Us?" JFK Lancer Publications, 1997; and "Bloodstain Pattern Analysis and the Kennedy Assassination” The Echo, England, 2002. In 2003, Fiester was presented with the "Mary Ferrell - JFK Lancer New Frontier Award" in appreciation for her contributions of new evidence and furthering the study of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Her book titled, "Enemy of the Truth: Myths, Forensics, and the Kennedy Assassination” is available on her website.
Ian Griggs: Research Update
Ian Griggs has had five major articles published in leading US journal "The Fourth Decade" and is a regular contributor to the JFK Lancer's former US quarterly research journal "The Assassination Chronicles". He has contributed research articles to US journal "JFK/Deep Politics Quarterly" and to British journals "Dallas '63" and "The Dealey Plaza Echo". He has also contributed research articles to internet journals "Fair Play Magazine", "JFK: The Voice of Reason" (UK) and "JFK Link" (Australia). His comprehensive research manuscript on the assassination, "Kennedy Assassinated! - Oswald Murdered!" was published in Dallas in November 1994. It deals with the manner in which the British media handled the news of the two killings in November 1963. In 1998 he received the JFK-Lancer New Frontier Award "...in appreciation of your contribution of new evidence and furthering the study of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy." Griggs' upcoming compendium of the Dallas Police Department is his ongoing project and is highly anticipated to be complete and published soon.
Marie Fonzi: The Last Investigation Research Update
Marie Fonzi, Ed.D: Dr. Marie Fonzi, widow of Gaeton Fonzi, continues to pursue his passion to uncover the truth about the JFK assassination. She located and made available the famous 1966 Fonzi/Specter interview tapes and transcripts which can now be viewed on the Mary Ferrell Website. She wrote the Preface for the 2013 edition of Gaeton’s “The Last Investigation,” required reading for students of the assassination which tells of our Government’s failure to conduct the full and complete investigation it promised. His book is both a compelling postmortem on the House Select Committee on Assassinations and a riveting account of Fonzi’s pursuit of leads implicating CIA officers.
William Law, with Jim Jenkins: New Bethesda Interviews
William Law, a frequent contributor to JFK Lancer, is the author of the book, "In the Eye of History," (new edition, available November 2015) that explores the medical evidence through new witness interviews. Law's interest in the Kennedy assassination began in 1975 with the showing of Abraham Zapruder's 26-second home movie of the event on Geraldo Rivera's "Goodnight America" program. Later, after reading David Lifton's book "Best Evidence", Law began researching Kennedy's murder. Results of that research have appeared in the books "November Patriots" by Constance Kritzberg and Larry Hancock, "JFK: The Medical Evidence Reference" by Vincent Palamara, "Murder In Dealey Plaza" edited by James Fetzer, and Paris Flammonde's opus "An Encyclopedic Narrative and Historical and Personal Perspective on The Kennedy Coup d'État". Law has written for the research periodicals the "Kennedy Assassination Chronicles" and the "Dealey Plaza Echo", is producer of the forthcoming DVD "The Gathering", and currently serves as a consultant to film director Brian McKenna for his upcoming documentary "Killing Kennedy" and one with Mark Sobel to co-produce a documentary on the assassination of Robert Kennedy.
Dr. David Mantik: The Harper Fragment
David W. Mantik has just released a new e-book, "JFK's Head Wounds: A Final Synthesis - and a new Analysis of the Harper Fragment". His peer-reviewed article, "The John F. Kennedy Autopsy X-Rays: The Saga of the Largest Metallic Fragment" has also just appeared, both in print and online. Michael Chesser, MD, has recently visited NARA and has validated Mantik's optical density findings. Mantik's previous online lectures include: "Twenty Conclusions After Nine Visits" and "The JFK Autopsy Skull X-rays." Most of his time however, is spent as a locum tenens radiation oncologist (in up to ten states). This is the same specialty practiced by John Ebersole, the JFK autopsy radiologist, R.I.P.
Allen Dulles: The Chairman of the Kennedy Assassination and Coverupfrom his new book: "The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government"
An explosive, headline-making portrait of Allen Dulles, the man who transformed the CIA into the most powerful—and secretive—colossus in Washington, from the founder of Salon.com and author of the New York Times bestseller Brothers. America’s greatest untold story: the United States’ rise to world dominance under the guile of Allen Welsh Dulles, the longest-serving director of the CIA. Drawing on revelatory new materials—including newly discovered U.S. government documents, U.S. and European intelligence sources, the personal correspondence and journals of Allen Dulles’s wife and mistress, and exclusive interviews with the children of prominent CIA officials—Talbot reveals the underside of one of America’s most powerful and influential figures.Targeting foreign leaders for assassination and overthrowing nationalist governments not in line with his political aims, Dulles employed those same tactics to further his goals at home, Talbot charges, offering shocking new evidence in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Bill Simpich: Dallas Police and Issues of Evidence
Simpich is a civil rights attorney and an antiwar activist in the San Francisco Bay Area. The main areas of his law practice are government misconduct and toxic tort violations. He also writes for publications such as Truthout, Counterpunch and OpedNews. He considers the assassination cases to be a poorly understood area of civil rights violations. To preserve cold cases, he is preparing a proposed JFK Preservation of Evidence Act that would be applicable in both of these areas of the law and administered by a citizen panel similar to the ARRB. His study of the JFK case focuses on the documentary evidence, rather than firearms, acoustics, and other forensic evidence. His current focus is on Mexico City and the counterintelligence aspects of the JFK case.
Pat Speer: New studies of the Oswald Fingerprints
Patrick Speer began his studies on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 2003. In 2007, The Mysterious Death of Number 35, a 4-part video series written by and featuring Speer, debuted on Youtube. Speer demonstrated that Dr. Michael Baden, the spokesman for the House Select Committee on Assassinations' Forensic Pathology Panel (the last government panel to study the Kennedy assassination medical evidence), was confused by the evidence and testified with a key autopsy photo upside down. It is Speer's contention that Baden was confused because the medical evidence, as interpreted by his panel, made little sense, and was at odds with articles and textbooks written by the very members of his panel. On his website, patspeer.com, Speer discusses the eyewitness evidence, the paraffin cast of Oswald's cheek, and the paper bag purportedly used by Oswald to transport his rifle into the building. Speer made an appearance at the 2009 COPA Conference in Dallas, and was the recipient of the JFK Lancer--Mary Ferrell New Frontier Award in 2012.
Beverly Oliver Massagee: Remembrance in Song
Beverly is a wonderful performer, a professional singer, professional ventriloquist, public speaker and lecturer, published author, and former movie actress (Nightmare on Elm Street). Beverly was one of the closest eye witnesses to the assassination of President Kennedy and was dubbed the "Babushka Lady" by Richard Sprague because of the triangular head scarf she was wearing at the time. Beverly was portrayed by actress Lolita Davidovich and was technical advisor on Oliver Stone's movie, "JFK". Beverly worked as a singer at the Colony Club, a nightclub next door to Jack Ruby's Carousel Club. She became close friends with Jack Ruby and is one of the witnesses that puts Ruby and Lee Oswald together before the murder of the President. She is married to Charles Massagee and has two daughters.
Chris Newton has been actively researching the JFK Assassination since 1989. He has been a member of the Spartacus EF Forum since it's first days. He was a systems analyst for Motorola for almost ten years and has been the IT Director and a Vice President of several Legal Tech Support Companies. He has supported trial lawyers in courtrooms since 2002. He currently is transitioning from Florida to California and is not looking forward to cold weather. Chris, with Larry Hancock will present new findings about who they call "The Gatekeeper."
Gary Murr: Controlling The Past
Gary Murr has been studying and writing on the assassination of John Kennedy since 1965. He was the first Canadian to purchase a set of the original 26 volumes of testimony and exhibits published by the Warren Commission and spent his initial research years assembling various materials for Harold Weisberg. He was an early contributor to the research efforts of pioneering west coast investigators Fred Newcomb and Perry Adams and arranged numerous contacts for the authors of the major Canadian radio documentary, “Though Shalt Not Kill.” In the intervening decades since his original foray into the labyrinth that is the events of November 22, 163, he utilized what spare time he could muster from “normal life” to continue his investigative efforts. He conducted several research trips to the National Archives, College Park, Maryland, between the years 1997 and 2003, amassing a large volume of hitherto unreleased documentation, which formed the basis for his extensive three volume trilogy on the wounding of Texas Governor John Connally, “Controlling The Past.” He has spent the last eight years gathering documentation in an effort to trace and reveal the true history of the alleged assassination ammunition, 6.5mm Mannlicher Carcano ammunition manufactured by the Western Cartridge Company of East Alton, Illinois. The results of this study, which bears the title of “Forgotten,” will be available in the spring of 2016.
12: 00 - 1:00pm In Dealey Plaza
"JFK United" Speakers:
Alan Dale, Moderator and representing JFK Lancer
Bob Cochran, Opening Prayer
Ian Griggs – representing Dealy Plaza UK
David Denton – representing JFK Historical Group
Tom Blackwell - representing CAPA
Beverly Oliver Massegee – Amazing Grace
Alan Dale - Moment of Silence
Chris Gallop - The Continuing Inquiry
Rex Bradford – representing the Mary Ferrell Foundation
John B Wells – requested by Robert Millikan
TBA - representing CTKA