Friday, Nov. 22 marks 50 years since President John F. Kennedy was shot in Dallas, Texas…and still people ask, “Do you think JFK’s assassination was a conspiracy?”
We asked these Shore area residents what they believe; click on any picture for their reply or to start a slideshow. Featured photo above is JFK, courtesy of the John F. Kennedy Library & Museum in Boston, MA.
Lorraine Webster, Oakhurst – I do think it was a conspiracy. i just feel as though it was. I don’t know who the conspirators were, but i don’t think it was a lone person. I was a teenager when it happened. I always thought it was a conspiracy. I was in school at the time in Freehold.
Terry Walsh, Lincroft -I think there’s new history out about it, but I still don’t think they got it right. I believe there was a grassy knoll shooter. I don’t think they found the right people to interview. There were people there who didn’t come forward for some reason, or who were not sought out. I’m not really a conspiracy person, but in this case…
Chris Schneider, Oceanport – I do not think the Kennedy assassination was a conspiracy, whatsoever. You can turn everything into a conspiracy for whatever you want to make it, but it doesn’t really hold water.
Brigitte Rigsby, Long Branch -Yes, I do think it was a conspiracy. I always thought it was. That day I was in Germany and heard it in a taxi. Most of the people in Germany that I knew, thought it was a conspiracy- even back then. And I think they still do.
Bill Richardson, Ocean Grove – I think the Kennedy assassination was a conspiracy. I think that him and Johnson never got along anyway. It was strange that Kennedy got shot in Texas, Johnson’s home state. They’ve been hiding the facts for years. It was a conspiracy. I can’t see one man acting alone like that. There was too much going on with him.
Clia & Krystina Michalopoulos, Neptune – We do think it was all messed up, but I don’t believe we’re going to learn the truth. Clia was a kid when it happened, but I always thought there was other factors involved. As she got older, her doubts increased even more.
Phalia Kemple, Asbury Park – I know it was a conspiracy. There was absolutely no way that bullet could have been that magical – backwards, forward and backwards again. I remember that day like yesterday. In them days, down south, you got paddled in school. I was about to be paddled by Miss Merle, Eight grade english, when the news came. And I didn’t get paddled. I’ll never forget that day.
Victoria Guadagno w/Maxwell, Ocean Grove – I do think it was a conspiracy. The mystery bullet and his ties with the Mafia make me think so.
Ellen & Bob Gaynor, Asbury Park – We heard Jesse Ventura on the radio the other day, and he was convincing that it was a conspiracy. We always thought it was a conspiracy. The Mafia got rid of him.
Michele Cutillo, Deal – It was such a conspiracy honey, trust me. Anybody that knew anything, got knocked off. Dorothy Kilgallen interviewed Jack Ruby and then committed suicide – I don’t think so. She was offed.
Dr. Angelo Chinnici, Asbury Park -I’ve had a chance to read all of the Warren Commission report on the internet. I also read the LBS conspiracy book. I think there are too many open questions and conflicting stories. I think the case should be reopened. Take advantage of modern technology. It should be considered a cold case.
John Cahill, Tinton Falls – I don’ think it was a conspiracy. I think it would have come out by now, if it was. I think things happened as they said, from what I learned at school and saw on the history channel.
Jeff Wyant, Wall – I do think the Kennedy assassination was a conspiracy. I’ve never seen someone’s head snap back from a gunshot from the back. If you look at the Zapruder film, that’ s what it shows. It doesn’t make any physical sense. I read the Warren report. it’s almost like a comedy.