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In this particular case, one of the best ways to determine when our shooter left the sniper’s lair, is to determine what the boxes looked like, when first found.

Talk about controversial; one of the biggest gripes of conspiracists is that no one seems to know the correct position of the boxes, when found!  Were they this way, that way, that way, that way, this way, that way, that way, this way, or what?

Seriously, there are so many pictures of that sniper’s lair, it’s hard to say which one, or ones, represent the lair as found.  If you do enough digging though, you do at least find out which ones the Dallas Police Department say are correct.

According to Detective Robert Lee Studebaker, he and Lt. J.C. Day were the ones who took the pictures of the sniper’s lair, and that Studebaker Exhibits A and B represent what the sniper’s lair looked like, when found.  Or in other words, according to him these two pictures show what the boxes looked like, when found, before they were moved 9 10 …a conspiracy issue put to bed. However, another one quickly takes its place: CE 482.

CE 482 is a zoomed in, and cropped version of a photograph taken by Dallas Morning News photographer/journalist, Tom Dillard.  Dillard Exhibit A is of the same photo, while Dillard Exhibit B is of the same photo, except not cropped.

Okay, if Oswald was our shooter, then this creates a big problem.

It’s a problem because he didn’t have time to dawdle, not if he encountered Officer Baker in as little as a minute-fifteen seconds, to a minute-thirty seconds after the first shot fired, AND HE DID encounter him.  Only, let’s progress, because the official version of events would incur an even worst problem, 15 years later.

15 years later came the publication of the report of the House Select Committee on Assassinations. Inside that report was discussion of the James Powell photo, which also showed the sniper’s window, but from a different angle.

It was determined by the HSCA that this photo

was taken after Dillard took his, and while they then implied it was taken within seconds of it 17,

they had, just the page before, said just the opposite.

On page 109 of their report, the Committee said that this photographed PROVED that boxes were still being RE-ARRANGED, in the sniper’s lair, within two minutes of the assassination: Not one, but two 18! With the big question being that, how could Oswald have encountered Baker, at a minute-fifteen seconds, to a minute-thirty seconds, past the first shot fired, if he was still upstairs, on the sixth floor, re-arranging boxes?

Finally, The HSCA took the situation a step further by performing an autoradiographic to the Dillard photograph.

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Tom Dillard took this photograph after the last shot fired.  The problem that CE 482 creates is that while we have this box here, and this box there, at the window within a minute of the last shot fired, we no longer have this box here when the lair was found, some 30 minutes later.  In which this means that before our shooter left the sniper’s lair, he appeared to have been polite enough to re-arrange his boxes.

Of course, lone gunman believers have a solution to this problem: It’s called an optical illusion.  The problem with this is that when you actually look at, and pay attention to the James Powell photograph, and then go back and look at the Tom Dillard photograph, you realize that you’re not seeing an optical illusion; you’re seeing boxes being re-arranged.

This box here is completely up against the window ledge, while this box here is up by the window itself, and as such, both should be easily seen in the Tom Dillard photograph, but they’re nowhere to be found!  In fact, this box is so close to the window ledge, it’s even out in front of the box that was used as a rifle perch!

The purpose of this was to bring out any objects, in the shadows, that were not, or were not clearly seen in the Dillard photograph, naturally. Nonetheless, while the process did expose an additional box to the left of the center of the open window, the later James Powell boxes were still nowhere to be found.

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