Friday, September 13, 2013

The Perception Part


Our perception of events, not only as they occurred within the Texas Book Depository (TSBD) on November 22, 1963, but also as to what occurred in Oak Cliff, Irving, Parkland, Love Field or anywhere else – is based on what we know from other sources – primarily, especially eyewitnesses who were there at the time, as eyewitness testimony caries more weight than anything else when judging key elements of an event, especially a crime. Though such eyewitnesses have been proven wrong, sometimes mistakenly, other times intentionally lying to protect themselves or others for whatever reason, we still have the option of believing them or not.


The movie “The Parallax View,” about a reporter framed for an assassination, starring Warren Beatty, was written as a novel by Alan Sagner, a former Office of Strategic Services (OSS) agent who based part of the story on his experiences with the OSS. In an interview on Black Op Radio, shortly before he died, Sagner said the OSS gave tests similar to the psychological  “test” part of the "Parallax View," in which subjects are strapped to a chair and forced to watch audio-visual presentations. Lt. Commander Narrut, based in San Diego, revealed to the London Sunday Times that the US Navy selects suitable students for training as assassins based on the results of the Minnesota Multi-phasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), looking especially for those who have passive-aggressive tendencies, and as part of their training they are forced to watch violent videos to control their physical response, just like the fictional “Parallax View.”

The "Parallax View" novel ends not at the Dallas Trade Mart rafters, but off the marshes of Cape May NJ bay where there was a top secret US Navy military research and special communications installation. (Now dead, Author A.S. was interviewed by Len O. for Black Op Radio).  

When Oswald was given the MMPI test by Dr. Herzog in New York City, during his teenage truancy period, he was classified as having a “passive-aggressive” personality, just what the Navy was looking for in potential assassins. 

The word “parallax” refers to the changes in perspective – or “the apparent change in the position of an object resulting from the change in the position from which it is viewed.”

It is believed that JFK, Jr., as pilot of the plane, was confused by the parallax of the horizon in which he was flying that caused him to crash. 

In the early 1960s the Collins Radio Company, a major defense contractor, commissioned a study of “parallax” in pilots when flying.


Back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, when such research funding was readily available to study such things, the CIA and the US military ran what they called an advanced research project on Remote Viewing (at Fort Halibird, Md.) where their specially trained subjects were placed into a semi-trance and sent on mental missions to certain times and places and describe what they saw – like a fly on the wall in a semi-controlled dream state – and one of the places they sent their subjects on one such observation missions was to the Texas School Book Depository on November 22, 1963, ostensibly to see if they could learn any thing more about what happened there that day.

We’re stuck with the statements, reports and testimony of those who were there at that that time, and for us they are our doors, windows and portholes – the fly on the wall through whose eyes we can at lest try to look back and determine what really happened at that place and time.


Narrowing down the focus of attention to just what happened within the TSBD that day two things are needed – an accurate and detailed 3D Three Dimensional diagram of the 8 floors of the building (including basement) and an accurate and detailed chronology of evens that occurred within the building that day. Like a 3-D chess game being played out on multiple levels, it is grid-ed out more like a Japanese Go board, so it can be even more detailed.

If you approach the TSBD from the back of the building – as Oswald did that morning, you would be facing south and viewing two rear warehouse doors and the loading dock, two of the four entrances and exits. On the inside each garage door flanks a pair of unenclosed service elevators that went up seven floors. To the right side – northwest corner are two sets of rickety wooden steps, one going down to the basement, where there were showers and an employee locker room, while the other set went up to the second floor.

Just beyond the steps was another entrance/exit that led out to the west side of the building where the executive parking lot was located, just beyond the Grassy Knoll and Tripple Underpass that trains rolled over.

If you walked into any one of these back rear doors you would walk past the conveyer belt and the weighting and wrapping table where the paper allegedly came from that was used to carry the rifle into the building.

In the far left north-east corner of the building there’s the “Domino Room,” the employee lounge where Oswald claimed to be at the time of the shooting and where Oswald's jacket was found on the window sill over a week after the assassination.

From the Dominio Room, you head south down a wood paneled hall past two offices – those of Mr. Shelley, the warehouse foreman, and Mr. Truly, the building and company manager. Just south of their offices, in the southeast corner, there’s the main entrance – a pair of glass doors, and a small alcove that includes a passenger elevator (that only serviced the first four floors used for offices), and winding stairs with a railing that went to the second floor offices. Below the steps there's a door to a storage where Oswald was seen shortly after the assassination. 

There’s a cigarette machine between the storage area and the front doors, with a pair of iron heating pipes on each side of the glass doors that open out to the steps leading down to the Elm Street side street sidewalk.

That’s the basic layout of the first floor – with one major distinction being the clean and classy front offices contrasting sharply with the dank, dark, dusty and unkept warehouse portions in the back and upper floors of the building.

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