Conspiracy Theories: The Babushka Lady

Conspiracy Theories: The Babushka Lady

It has been more than half a century since the American city of Dallas experienced the assassination of President J.F. Kennedy. Even after a long time, the case was not completely clarified. There are still pieces that are missing in this puzzle. One of the pieces is the mysterious Babushka Lady, the most famous witness whose identity no one knows. On November 22, 1963, she stood with other people on the lawn near Dealey Plaza with a headscarf. She looked exactly like a classic Russian grandmother – and that is why she is nicknamed Babushka Lady.

While the identity of all persons captured on film or photographic materials is known, we do not yet know anything about this person. It’s just that she had a scarf tied on her head, standing between Elm Street and Main Street, holding a camera in her hand. Her pictures could not be traced either, and it could be the most important material because it was near Kennedy’s car.

It can be seen on Abraham Zapruder’s tape that at the moment of the shooting, Babushka Lady was the only person who did not run anywhere panicking or crouch in fear. She just stood still and held her camera. It wasn’t until a few seconds later that she and the others walked across the street to Grassy Knoll Hill.
Because of their unexplained identity, conspiracy theories are just pouring in. Was she an agent? Was her camera a weapon? Wasn’t she a time traveler? Or even a man? One theory is that it was the man who knew the assassination was coming. This is evidenced by a well-disguised face and a straddled attitude, which was absolutely out of place for a woman of her age, style and era at the time.

In 1970, there was little hope when the stripper Beverly Oliver declared that she was the Babushka Lady. But after a long investigation, it became clear that it could not have been Beverly because there were many inconsistencies in her statement and the camera she had presented was not yet in production at the time.

Many hopes have been placed in the recent revelation of secret government documents dealing with the murder of JFK – but not a word was heard about Babushka Lady. The US government probably kept the most mysterious for itself again.

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