Theory: Lee Harvey Oswald didn’t act alone (or possibly at all) in the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. The CIA, the Federal Reserve, the FBI, and the Mafia are only some of a long list of organizations accused of the assassination of JFK.
Facts: November 22, 1963 John F. Kennedy, sitting president of the United States was assassinated, in Dallas, Texas. The investigation of the JFK assassination was conducted by the Warren Commission. In September 1964, they reported their findings: An employee of the Texas School Book Depository, named Lee Harvey Oswald, assassinated the president. He acted alone, with no help from others, but a 2003 poll found that 70% of Americans believe Kennedy’s death was the result of a broader plot and only 32% believe that Oswald acted alone.
Unanswered Questions: The Warren Commission’s report had many discrepancies, and as a result of the evidence not matching perfectly, a vast number of conspiracy theories were generated. For instance the police told the press that the weapon found in the School Book Depository was a 7.65 Mauser. The problem with this evidence is that Lee Harvey Oswald never owned a 7.65 Mauser. Later on, investigators changed their story and identified the weapon as a 6.5 Italian Mannlicher Carcano, the gun that Oswald actually owned. The Warren Commission ultimately concluded that a 6.5 Manlicher-Carcano was used and not the 7.65 Mauser.