According to newly released JFK documents, a reporter for Cambridge News received an eerie anonymous phone call 25 minutes before JFK was shot.
Twenty-five minutes before John F. Kennedy was assassinated, a British newspaper received an anonymous tip about “some big news” in the United States, according to the trove of more than 2,800 documents released late Thursday by the National Archives.
The mystery call was made to a senior reporter at the Cambridge News, a paper that serves the East Anglia area of eastern England, on Nov. 22, 1963, at 6:05 p.m. local time. Kennedy was shot shortly afterward, as he rode in a presidential motorcade in Dallas, Texas, at 12:30 p.m. CST. Dallas is six hours behind Britain.
“The caller said only that the Cambridge News reporter should call the American Embassy in London for some big news and then hung up,” the memo, from the FBI’s deputy director James Angleton to J. Edgar Hoover, its director, said.
Now, this is interesting because it could have been a few different things. It could have certainly been Lee Harvey Oswald on the other side of that phone or this could prove that this was more than just a lone wolf shooting.
I’m not a big fan of speculation on these issues but as more documents come out we will hopefully get the information needed to know the truth.