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NEW!                 NEW!  


Edited by James H. Fetzer, Ph.D.

Perhaps no greater debate has raged in the history of the study of the death of JFK than over the authenticity of a 27-second home movie of the assassination, known as "the Zapruder film". This footage has been described as "the most significant amateur recording of a news event in history". It is surely one of the most controversial. Some students of the crime take it as the absolute foundation for understanding what actually transpired. Others are not so sure.

This volume emerged from The Zapruder Film Symposium, which was organized and moderated by James H. Fetzer on the Duluth Campus of the University of Minnesota, 9-11 May 2003, and may well prove to have been among the most important conferences in the history of the study of the death of JFK. Certainly, the discoveries reported here remove any question about the film's authenticity and reveal the lengths to which the conspirators were willing to go to cover up the true cause of death of John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

Read about it here!


A group of critics, led by Josiah Thompson, has posted a critique of THE GREAT ZAPRUDER FILM HOAX (2003):

A response from John Costella (with a little help from his friends) provides our critique of their critique:

The Zapruder Film Conference
9 -11 May 2003

To review the conference, click here.

As the findings of this conference become available, information will be published here.



One of the first results of the Zapruder Film Conference was the discovery that the films available to the public, including David Lifton's "Z Film" (undated), the Macmillan CD (1993), Robert Groden's "The Assassination Films" (1965), and MPI's "Image of an Assassination" (1998), all differ significantly in the amount of information they provide. Even the best, MPI's "Image of an Assassination" (1998) does not include frames 155 and 156; does not include frames 208, 209, 210, and 211; has reversed frames 331 and 332; and also does not include (what ought to be) frames 341, 350, and (even) 486 (!).

The New Zapruder Film

John P. Costella, Ph.D., has produced a fresh version of the film, which overcomes all of these deficiencies and introduces improvements never before seen in any Zapruder film, namely: corrections for pincushion and aspect ratio distortion; inclusion of the so-called "ghost panels"; and masking of open sprocket holes to make information more accessible. In the interest of advancing the frontiers of knowledge, education, research, science, and inquiry, this new, improved version is being made available to the public free of charge. May it contribute to better understanding the death of JFK!

Zapruder Frame Comparisons
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"Choosing Truth"

Minnesota writer Roderik Dundass has written a screenplay that explores information and events surrounding the death of Senator Paul Wellstone.

Assassination Litigation!

Assassination Research, Inc., a non-profit corporation, has been created to promote scholarly publications, support symposia, and initiate litigation (when appropriate) to advance the cause of educating the American people about the death of JFK. Our present legal strategy is to bring complaints against the applicable Commissioners of Education/Boards of Education in all 50 states, if necessary, plus the District of Columbia, if required, for purchasing and distributing false information about the death of our 35th President by means of history textbooks purchased by American taxpayers.

There is abundant objective and scientific evidence--including fabrication of the autopsy X-rays, the alteration of autopsy photographs, substitution of another brain for that of JFK, and the editing of the Zapruder film--to establish the existence of a conspiracy and cover-up in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. It has become increasingly clear to serious students of the case that Lee Oswald was framed as the "lone assassin" with manufactured evidence. Our history books do not reflect the true history of our country.

We are attempting to raise $50,000+ to support our efforts, including the initiation of litigation (should that become necessary), prior to the 40th observance in 2003. If you would like to support this action to advance knowledge about a pivotal event in American history, we welcome your help. Pick the state toward which your contribution should be directed. We will do our best to insure that it serves that purpose. Please send a check in whatever amount you feel reasonable to "Assassination Research, Inc." via:

Assassination Research, Inc.
David Mantik, Treasurer
P.O. Box 1122
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Initial filings and related expenses are estimated to run approximately $1,000 per state plus the District of Columbia. Regrettably, donations are not tax-deductible. We would appreciate your ongoing support as this litigation makes its way through the courts. The American people deserve to know the truth about their own history and we intend to do whatever we can to insure that they can access it. We know the truth. Let the truth be known.

NEW!  James Fetzer often appears as a guest on BLACK OP RADIO, which broadcasts every Thursday at 8 PM CT at the internet web site, (Check your time zone!) His appearances are permanently archived there. Hear his interviews with Governor Jesse Ventura, Kerry Rodd, Dr. Stan, and others at (Internet Explorer may work better than Netscape Navigator.)

NEW!  James Fetzer, Charles Drago, and George Michael Evica are now editing a new on-line journal for advanced study of the assassination of JFK, ASSASSINATION RESEARCH. The first issues have now already appeared. For information about the journal, subscriptions, and submissions go to or contact the Editor, James Fetzer, at

NEW!  AMAZON.COM Specials: MURDER IN DEALEY PLAZA plus ASSASSINATION SCIENCE or MURDER IN DEALEY PLAZA plus Robert Groden's THE KILLING OF A PRESIDENT--both sets are 1/3 off! Combine the best new work with the best scientific studies of the autopsy X-rays or with the best collection of assassination photographs.

Buy these books as presents for friends, relatives, and others interested in American history, what happened to our country on 22 November 1963, or truth and justice for JFK. You will also be supporting assassination research, because royalties from the sale of these books are used to fund new research.

On 22 November 1963, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, while his motorcade passed through Dealey Plaza. On 29 November 1963, Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th President of the United States, appointed a panel of inquiry--chaired by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Earl Warren--to investigate the death of his predecessor. A summary of its conclusions--technically only an advisory report to the president--was published on 27 September 1964. Twenty-six volumes of related testimony and exhibits were published on 23 November 1964. These are among the very few undisputed facts about the death of JFK. Now we know more.

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