David Healy

David Healy has spent more than thirty yeas in television and film production. For the past thirteen years, his specialty has been video post-production for Silicon Valley high-tech corporations.

Healy has researched the assassination of John F. Kennedy and contributed Technical Aspects of Film Alteration to The Great Zapruder Film Hoax (2003).

Primary Sources

(1) David Healy, Technical Aspects of Film Alteration, included in The Great Zapruder Film Hoax (2003)

My interest in this has endured for some time now. I first saw the Zapruder film around the Geraldo showing in 1975. It was a bootleg copy that some cameraman had come across. The first time I saw it, perhaps five or six other television cameramen were with me and, to a man, we felt it was very peculiar.

Every man in the room had combat-zone camera experience and their comments can be summed up as follows: either Zapruder knew what was coming down or he was stone-cold deaf. Anyone who was unaware of what was about to transpire and was forward of any muzzle blast - especially within 50 feet to his rear, as he reported - would have been off that pedestal in a flash.

My knee-jerk summation of the Zapruder film? JFK had to have been shot by more than one rifle and from more than one direction - possibly three directions, but certainly at least two. I don't give much credence to the so-called jet effect.

My more considered opinion? At least two guns from the rear, where, at my gut level, I surmise two from the right rear and one from the front, probably as an insurance policy (from the limo driver's front-facing perspective).