22 November 1963, Dallas, Texas. A day which utterly shocked the world. John F. Kennedy is assassinated in front of thousands of bystanders and millions watching across the globe.
Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested and charged with the President’s murder but soon after he too was shot dead (before he could say anything damning?).
As I’m sure you all know, the assassination of JFK is one of the most theorised over events in history and now there is even more fuel being thrown on this sceptical fire – and it is truly bizarre.
Among thousands of documents, which have remained classified until they were released by Donald Trump just last week, it has been revealed that the Cambridge News, a local paper in the UK, received an eerie and random phone call just moments before the shooting.
The phone call to the Cambridge News claimed that ‘some big news’ was going to occur in the US. 25 minutes later and the 35th President of the United States is assassinated in gory fashion.
The specific document referring to the call, states:
The British Security Service (MI-5) has reported that at 1805GMT on 22 November an anonymous telephone call was made in Cambridge, England, to the senior reporter of the Cambridge News.
The caller said only that the Cambridge News reporter should call the American Embassy in London for some big news and then hung up.
After the word of the President’s death was received the reporter informed the Cambridge police of the anonymous call and the police informed MI-5.
The document continued:
The important point is that the call was made, according to MI-5 calculations, about 25 minutes before the President was shot.
The Cambridge reporter had never received a call of this kind before and MI-5 state that he is known to them as a sound and loyal person with no security record.
The dark underbelly of the JFK assassination deepens, continuing to stun sceptics across the globe.
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.