Pat Speer’s Leukemia Blog (Last updated July 2022)

Above: Death Valley. That's me blocking out the scenery.

NEWS 1: In late May and early June 2020, during the coronavirus shutdown, I added an essay on the Dictabelt evidence to chapter 6 of my online book. For easy access, it is also available here Debunking the Dictabelt

NEWS 2: On 1-23-20, I made an appearance on Black Op radio. I stuttered, stammered, and made a few mistakes, but those with an interest in the Kennedy assassination should find it worthwhile.

NEWS 3: On President's Day, 2017, I put the first part of my article on the election of Donald Trump online. It was intended as a counterpoint to the bulk of the articles on the election, which either blindly supported Trump or focused on the circus atmosphere surrounding him. This article does neither. Instead, it is a sober and sobering look at the statistical strangeness of the election, and the possibility something strange was afoot. Here it is: From Obama Nation to Abomination (It will be interesting to reread this in 2021.)

NEWS 4. On 11-21-15, at the JFK Lancer conference in Dallas, I gave a presentation on the fingerprint evidence linking Lee Harvey Oswald to the assassination of President Kennedy. A slightly edited version of this presentation is included below. There is a lot to digest, but I believe you will find this presentation both illuminating and infuriating. You can read it at your own pace by clicking on the right arrow. Enjoy.


NEWS 5: On September 27, 2014, I spoke on the single-bullet theory at a conference in Bethesda, Maryland timed to correspond to the 50th anniversary of the Warren Report. The list of speakers included Oswald's friend Buell Wesley Frazier, participants in official investigations such as Dr. Cyril Wecht, Prof. Robert Blakey, and Robert Groden, and journalists and authors such as Russ Baker, Jefferson Morley, and Anthony Summers. The conference was presented by the Assassination Archives and Research Center. Anti-Castro Cuban Antonio Veciana finally confirmed that his CIA handler, Maurice Bishop--the one he claimed to see with Oswald--was in fact David Atlee Phillips, a high-ranking CIA officer whose appearance and personal history matched up perfectly with Veciana's description of Bishop. History was made. Videos of these presentations are now available online, here:

There was a problem with my video, however. The slides were inserted out of sync with my discussion. Rather than wait for this to be resolved (because it probably never will be) I went ahead and made a movie in which the slides are presented rapid fire, but where the viewer can pause and read each slide if they wish. This is available here:

If this screen should prove too small, moreover, one can view the video in theater mode, here:

The video on youtube. Click the rectangle below the video to view in theater mode.

NEWS 6: On 10-17-13, as part of the Passing the Torch Conference put on by the Cyril Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law, I gave a presentation at Duquesne University. My presentation dealt chiefly with Kennedy's head wounds. Unfortunately, my presentation was scheduled to coincide with Dr. Wecht's own presentation, across campus, and during a rainstorm. As a result, many of those who wanted to attend my presentation, were unable to make it. As a consequence, then, I created the following "letter," which I supplied to a doctor who missed the presentation. This "letter" explains the logic behind one of my key findings, namely, that the supposed exit on the top of Kennedy's head was actually a tangential wound of both entrance and exit. Press the right arrow and read. (Note: this material is covered in more detail in chapters 16-18b of my online book, below.)

A New Perspective on the Shot that Killed Kennedy

A New Perspective on the Kennedy Assassination


The online book below is a greatly expanded and improved version of a PowerPoint presentation started in 2004. I spent more than four years full time researching and writing it, and have continued adding to it in the years since its unveling. It is the synthesis of over 50,000 pages of government reports, sworn testimony, oral histories, medical texts, forensics journals, and newspaper articles, not to mention hundreds of hours of film footage. While I am neither a detective nor a doctor I believe I have gained a familiarity with the material comparable to that of anyone yet to write on the subject.

Here it is:


Volume 1: The Kennedy Assassination, Politics, and Propaganda

Chapters 1 and 1b summarize the events immediately following Kennedy's assassination, and demonstrate that political pressure and a thoroughly bewildered media not only interfered with the investigation of his death, but pushed the Warren Commission towards its inaccurate conclusions.  

Chapter 1:  The Aftermath

Chapter 1b: Establishing the "Facts"

Volume 2: The Cover-Up and The Cover-up of the Cover-up

Chapters 2 and 2b explore the early investigations performed by the FBI and Secret Service, and demonstrate their utter failure to establish as simple a matter as which shots hit the President, and where he was when hit.

Chapter 2: An Investigation through the Eyes of an All-seeing FBI

Chapter 2b: The Secret Service Secrets

Chapters 3-3c explore the investigation and conclusions of the Warren Commission, and demonstrate its failure to honestly present the evidence for its conclusion Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, killed President Kennedy.

Chapter 3: Looking through Arlen Specter's Eyes

Chapter 3b: Men at Work 

Chapter 3c: The Whitewash 

Chapters 4-4h review the evidence for Oswald's guilt, and demonstrate that the conclusions of the Warren Commission were a castle made of sand. (These chapters have been re-written and re-numbered numerous times. They underwent a major overhaul in 2017-2018. If you think you know what's in them, you're wrong.)

Chapter 4: Pinning the Tale on the Oswald

Chapter 4b: Threads of Evidence

Chapter 4c: Shining a Light on Day

Chapter 4d: The Myth of Fingerprints and the Fingerprints of Myth

chapter 4e: Un-smoking the Gun

Chapter 4f: Casts of Contention

Chapter 4g: Thoughts on Shots

Chapter 4h: The Curtain Rod Story 

Volume 3: A New Perspective on the Kennedy Assassination--The Eyewitnesses

Chapters 5-8 present a comprehensive study of the eyewitness statements regarding the shooting of President Kennedy, and demonstrate the absurdity of the single-assassin scenario currently in vogue.

Chapter 5:  The Jigsaw Puzzle 

Chapter 5a: Pieces on the Edge

Chapter 5b: Primary Pieces

Chapter 6: Pieces on the Road

Chapter 7: Pieces in the Plaza

Chapter 7b: More Pieces in the Plaza

Chapter 8: Pieces of Work 

Chapter 9 analyzes the statements in chapters 5-8b, and presents some fresh ideas on the shooting of the president.

Chapter 9: Piecing it All Together

Volume 4. A New Perspective on the Kennedy Assassination--The Medical Evidence

Chapters 10-12c examine the various representations of the President's back wound, and how the repeated and ongoing misrepresentation of the location of this back wound is central to the single-assassin conclusion.

Chapter 10: Examining the Examinations

Chapter 11: The Single Bullet Theory

Chapter 12: The Single Bullet "Fact"

Chapter 12b: Bullshit and Beyond

Chapter 12c: Animania

Chapters 13-15 examine the evidence regarding the President's head wounds, and attempt to resolve a number of "mysteries" that should never have been "mysteries".

Chapter 13: Solving the Great Head Wound Mystery

Chapter 13b: Attack of the Clones

Chapter 14: Demystifying the Mystery Photo

Chapter 15: The Tangled Web

Chapters 16-17 discuss wound ballistics, and use the autopsy report, autopsy photos, and Zapruder film to develop a new theory on the shooting of the president. 

Chapter 16: New Views on the Same Scene

Chapter 16b: Digging in the Dirt

Chapter 16c: Brain Exam

Chapter 16d: Confirmation and Disappointment

Chapter 17: Newer Views on the Same Scene

Chapters 18-18b discuss Kennedy's skull x-rays, and their confirmation for this theory.

Chapter 18: X-Ray Specs

Chapter 18b: More Fun with X-rays

Volume 5. The Bonfire of Insanities--Sniffing Out Truth in a Blizzard of Lies

Chapters 19  discusses the difficulties one encounters in researching the assassination--when so much of what has been printed or broadcast has been lies. 

Chapter 19: Wrestling Over History

Chapters 19b and 19c expose the problematic claims of two prominent Single-Assassin Theorists. 

Chapter 19b: Vincent Bugliosi is the Real Oliver Stone

Chapter 19c: Mr. Holland's Colossal Blunder

Chapters 19d-19h document the hijacking of the JFK Research Community by sloppy thinkers and charlatans. 

Chapter 19d: Stuck in the Middle with You

Chapter 19e: Dr. Mantik's Flying Circus 

Chapter 19f: Reason to Believe 

Chapter 19g: Reason to Doubt 

Chapter 19h: Reason to Be Reasonable 

Chapter 19i: Lost in the Jungle with Kurtz 

Chapter 20 presents a unified theory regarding the shooting of President Kennedy, along with some final thoughts and observations.

Chapter 20: Conclusions and Confusions

Chapter 21 is an attempt to resolve a related mystery, and is an investigation regarding President Johnson's actions on 11-22-63.

Chapter 21: Rorschach Test

Here is a blog on which I vent my spleen about the current political situation: Life in Suberia

Here is a blog on which I tracked the media's response to the 50th anniversary of the assassination:

The Onslaught: the Media's Response to the 50th Anniversary of the JFK Assassination

The Onslaught, Part2

Sometimes I come across a government record or file that is largely unknown, or is only available on the catacomb-like NARA website. For the benefit of my fellow researchers, I store these here: Hard to Find Stuff

Here is a quick list reflecting my current thoughts on the assassination, that is, why I remain a "conspiracy theorist" even though I feel certain much of what has been proposed by the "research community" is nonsense: Fun With Lists: a Quick Look at the Evidence

Here is my review of JFK: The Smoking Gun: The Smoking Gun That Lied: a Review of JFK: The Smoking Gun

Here is my review of John McAdams' book JFK Assassination Logic: How To Think About Claims of Conspiracy: The Gospel According to John McAdams

Here is a blog in which I discussed Vincent Bugliosi's book Reclaiming History: Reclaiming History from Reclaiming History

Here is a page on the non-JFK assassination related aspects of my life:  Pictures, Poems and Songs

Here is a page in which I record strange coincidences: Pat Speer's Coincidence Blog 


On 12-04-08, I was a guest on Black Op Radio,, an internet radio program hosted by Len Osanic. On 1-29-09, 2-19-09, 3-05-09, 8-20-09, 2-05-15, 3-26-15, and 1-23-20 I made return appearances on Black Op Radio. These programs are archived on the website, and available to members.

In 2014, I was featured in two videos put out by Black Op Radio as part of its 50 Reasons for 50 Years series. Here they are: Black Op Episode #12, Black Op Episode #26

On November 15, 2014, I was a guest on the internet program Night Fright. This program was edited down to 1 hour and placed on youtube, here: Pat on Night Fright

The Mysterious Death of Number 35, Parts 1-4.

The four videos below serve as a brief introduction to my research, and demonstrate many of the points expressed in the online book above. These videos, directed by Braddon Mendelson, are designed for the general public, as well as those with a more pressing interest.  

For the convenience of those wanting to own these videos or to simply watch these videos on a larger screen, they have been packaged together as a DVD. This DVD is available for purchase on, here: Mysterious Death of Number 35 

This DVD has been reviewed by noted JFK researcher Jim DiEugenio, here: Jim DiEugenio's review of The Mysterious Death of Number 35


Your comments welcome. 

in 2024, I was interviewed by the French author Francois Carlier. Within this interview I provided a broad outline of my research into the Kennedy assassination, and revealed my current thoughts on the JFK research commmunity. This can be found below. 

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