JFK is the gift that keeps on giving. There's more Kennedy conspiracy theories than Rand Paul excuses for plagiarism. And interestingly as time marches on, the theories get even more and more convoluted. Reelz Channel the other night, in a special called JFK: The Smoking Gun determined that there was a second shooter in the assassination. But it wasn't someone on the grassy knoll.
It was George Hickey, a Secret Service agent riding in the car behind Kennedy. Reelz claims Hickey panicked and a gun he was unfamiliar with accidentally discharged, hitting and actually killing Kennedy. Supposedly he was rushing to restrain Jackie Kennedy when this happened.
Wow. Here's the trailer:
Now, I'm certainly not casting any aspersions on Reelz or anyone else who wants to believe in conspiracies and revisions to history. Especially if their versions are true. That's the interesting part of life -- finding out things you believe for years are not always as they appeared to be.
This time, I'm not so sure. But this was a big week for new revelations on historical mythology.
Joining JFK this week with new revelations on their demise is the ever popular King Tut. It seems scientists this week have come up with a real coffin burner.
Working together with car-crash investigators, a team of British scientists says that the legendary pharaoh Tutankhamen died after being run over by a chariot while on his knees.
Well, aren't we lucky. Both deaths have warranted documentaries. Okay. But who's is more interesting? Before you decide, you have to know this about King Tut. His mystery didn't stop with his being laid to rest. Oh, no. the young pharaoh had to outdo the Kennedy myths.
The new findings, which also include an explanation as to why the remains of the Egyptian king were burnt, will be presented in a documentary that airs in the U.K. on Sunday, the Independent reports.
Studying a piece of Tutankhamen’s preserved flesh, the team found that the body spontaneously combusted while sealed inside its coffin, a chemical reaction between embalming fluids and linen that resulted from a botched mummification.
Holy Smokes!!! Spontaneously combusted?
Is this really science or just a new way to sell an old story? A PR person's wet dream. I don't know, but I can't wait to see what's next. Add these two stories to the movie about Abe Lincoln being a Vampire Hunter and perhaps anything's possible.