JFK murder conspiracy theorists have maintained that had Lee Harvey Oswald been the lone assassin 50 years ago today, that President John F. Kennedy and Texas Governor John Connally (seated in front) would have had to been hit by a single bullet that zigzagged many times—a so called “magic bullet.” The bullet would have traveled like this:
Because it’s impossible for a bullet to travel like that, there must have been another shooter from somewhere else, right? There is one problem with this theory, though. It assumes that Kennedy and Connally were seated directly behind each other at equal height.
Kennedy, however, was actually seated higher than Connally as well as a bit to the right (from back to front). Why was Kennedy seated in this position? So Connally wouldn’t block Kennedy’s view. So here is how they were actually seated:
As you can see, this so called “magic bullet” wasn’t really magic at all. The bullet traveled in a perfectly straight path and both men’s injuries are consistent with that. Don’t believe me? Watch the first 5 minutes and 30 seconds of the following video clip from the documentary: The Kennedy Assassination—Beyond Conspiracy that ABC aired in 2003. Click here to see it