It has now been 22 days since I started this thread, and still no one in
this thread has quoted, or even named without quoting, a single Dealey
Plaza witness who said the shots came from multiple directions, and/or
said that any individual shot sounded as if it came from closer or farther
away than any other shot, even though I have given the initials of one
such witness repeatedly in this thread, and the last initial of yet
another. More and more this is looking like tacit agreement from all
multiple-shooter believers in this newsgroup that every claim I made in my
first article in this thread is entirely correct. Even the two posters in
this thread who claimed me to be wrong have still failed to even make the
most meager attempt imaginable to *prove* me to be wrong, as they too have
not quoted or even named a single witness in this thread which disputes my
claims in the slightest, and they would of course have to cite multiple
witnesses by now to even have a chance of it. Apparently they also have
come to agree that I am entirely correct, and are simply unwilling to
admit it in this newsgroup.
Oh well, I'll just keep on keepin' on. ;-)
Another witness Pat Speer has given on his site who is not on Galanor's
list is Thomas Atkins. The section on him is part of Mr. Speer's
discussion of several members of the press who were riding together in a
"pool" car in the motorcade:
Here is the first quotation of Atkins on the page:
Thomas Atkins?sat on the right side of the rear seat. (As quoted in the
tabloid Midnight, 3-1-77)??The car I was in had just made the little right
turn. I was facing the Texas School Book Depository and Kennedy's car had
just made the left turn heading toward the freeway entrance. Although I
did not look up at the building, I could hear everything quite clearly.
The shots came from below and off to the right side from where I was. I
never thought the shots came from above. They did not sound like shots
coming from anything higher than street level. They all sounded similar to
me and did not seem to be coming from different points around the plaza.
At first I thought it was a firecracker going off and I thought that
whoever threw that thing at the motorcade is going to be in a heck of a
lot of trouble with the Secret Service. Then when I heard the second shot,
I realized it was gunfire. The third shot came very quickly after that, in
less than two seconds, I'm sure. In thinking about it later, I got the
distinct impression that it was almost like a little kid playing cowboys
and Indians, the sounds came so close together. That is, between the
second and third shots. It was bang...bang, bang. Like kids playing.
That's exactly how I remember it.?
Notice carefully that Atkins said that the shots, plural, as in all of
them, sounded as if they came from below and off to the right side. He
gave no indication of any shot coming from any other direction. And
nothing whatsoever is said of any shot sounding louder, or closer, or
farther away, than any other shot. Mr. Speer then immediately following
this produces another quote of Atkins from "Pictures of the Pain," but
there nothing is said about which direction the gunfire sounded as if it
came from, and again there is no mention whatsoever of any difference in
perceived volume and/or distance.