DID JFK'S LIMO STOP IN DEALEY PLAZA?
Knoxville, Tennessee (JFKASSASSINATION) Today we continue our look at "Enemy of the Truth: Myths, Forensics, & the Kennedy Assassination" by Sherry P. Fiester.
The book, published by JFK Lancer Productions & Publications, Inc. of Southlake, Texas, includes a Foreward by Jim Marrs, & is available at www.amazon.com & www.jfklancer.com.
Chapter 4: THE LIMO STOP
Sherry Fiester says that for some of the witnesses in Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963 it might have seemed that time itself stood still.*
*I'm sure many of you have had the unpleasant experience of being in a car accident as I was 3 years ago. My car was sideswiped & went into a spin & fell backward into a ravine into some trees. While I was lucky to escape with only bumps & bruises, the unnerving experience leaves memories of a slow motion event. While time did not stand still, it did slow down considerably at least in my perception.
Ms. Fiester reminds us that films of the assassination show that JFK's limo did NOT stop during the event but since witnesses said it did, some people believe the films were altered.
Sherry writes "Forensic research indicates the inconsistency in bystanders' observations can be explained by considering how the brain identifies time."
In other words, an event which is disturbing emotionally can significantly impact human perceptions to a point where "the perceived passage of time (may) seem longer than it really is."
Sherry discusses 3 major components of time dilation during shooting events: attention, arousal & valance. She tells us that studies show 63% of police officers report events to be taking place in slow motion.
Ms. Fiester applies her discussion to assassination witness Bill Newman who was one of those who believed JFK's limo "momentarily stopped."
She then discusses the various films of the assassination, including the Zapruder film, in relationship to "the stop."
She concludes that the basis of the belief of the limo stop comes solely from eyewitness testimony & that most likely was "emotionally affected."
You will need to pick up a copy of "Enemy of the Truth," & read the complete discussion of "The Stop" in Chapter 4.