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September 19, 2014

Beware the conspiracy theorist’s ‘fact’: THE UMBRELLA MAN

by quaesitor
Umbrella Man 1963 - conspiracy

This is superb and completely speaks for itself.

It subverts the natural, but risky, human desire to connect all the dots on the basis of a few curiosities and anomalies.

Errol Morris’ short film asks why it was that ‘The Umbrella Man watched the JFK motorcade in November 1963 with his umbrella up. Whenever someone is articulating a conspiracy theory like this one, it is always worth keep an ear out for ‘facts’ like this one…

For more info, here’s Wiki

As the man who was identified as the umbrella man testified at the subsequent House Select Committee on Assassinations:

I think if the Guinness Book of World Records had a category for people who were at the wrong place at the wrong time, doing the wrong thing, I would be No. 1 in that position, without even a close runner-up.”

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