(PCM) President John F. Kennedy was tragically assassinated on November 22, 1963. It was a death that forever scarred a nation and left law enforcement, scientists and historians baffled as conspiracy theories erupted in an attempt to analyze exactly what occurred on that fateful afternoon.
We have all read the reports released by the Warren Commission, which concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the assassination of JFK, however many witnesses to the event disagree claiming that Oswald was a patsy put in place by our very own government to cover-up a much larger scheme, while others feel that JFK’s ties to the mafia and other organizations may have had something to do with this untimely demise.
Some of the more far-fetched theories include the use of magic bullets, the parade route being changed and more and there is no denying that the entire situation is filled with odd circumstances, to say the least.
One of the conspiracies that has fascinated us the most about JFK’s assassination is the disappearance of his brain. It was said to be locked away in the National Archives after the autopsy was conducted back in 1963, however currently it is nowhere to be found.
Despite many people being questioned in regards to its’ whereabouts, it has seemingly vanished without a trace. Due to JFK’s injuries during the shooting, he was shot directly in head, there was not much of his brain left in-tact, in fact doctor’s at the hospital who were performing the autopsy noticed his wife Jackie Kennedy was clutching something in her hand when she arrived. It turned out to be a large piece of JFK’s brain matter, but experts have no idea what has happened to the rest of it.
The hospital placed what was left of JFK’s brain in an 18-by-20-centimeter stainless steel container which the Secret Service locked away in a cabinet inside the White House. It is then noted that JFK’s brother Robert Kennedy then had the brain and a locker containing other autopsy materials including blood samples and bone fragments to a special room in the National Archives.
It wasn’t until 1966 when government officials were going through the autopsy materials that they took notice that the locker full of JFK’s tissue and his brain had gone missing. It was not revealed to the public that JFK’s brain was missing until 1978 when the House Select Committee sheepishly admitted that they had indeed somehow misplaced JFK’s brain and tissue.
The most popular theory surrounding the missing brain is that the government purposely misplaced it so that it could never be fully determined just how many bullets hit the President or what direction they were fired. Another theory claims that JFK’s brother stole the brain in order to prevent testing that would provide proof of JFK’s drug use and health issues. Either way, there is definitely some kind of elaborate cover-up going on, as JFK’s brain most certainly didn’t get up and walk away on its’ own.
To this day the brain of JFK has not been located and it remains one of the biggest political mysteries and conspiracy theories of all-time!
PCM writer’s Kristyn Clarke and Stephen Nepa discuss and analyze the assassination of JFK in-depth, as well as, the mysterious circumstances surrounding his missing brain on the latest episode of the Coffee and Conspiracy Podcast. Check it out here!