Discovery Channel recreated the assassination of John F. Kennedy to find out, once and for all, if there was, indeed, a conspiracy that snuffed the former US president’s brilliant political career. JFK was so controversial that conspiracy theories hounded him, even in death. The tech team used modern blood spatter analysis, new artificial human body surrogates, and 3-D computer simulations. Their conclusion: the fatal shot that killed JFK came from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository. Previously, there had been theories about the number of shots fired, the number of shooters, the location where the shooter fired the shot, and the identity and motive of the shooter.
Discovery Channel’s tech team, using modern forensic science, made a mock-up of the entire Dallas crime scene. Sharpshooters proceeded to shoot at artificial surrogates of JFK. Members of the team used blood spatter analysis, simulated body parts, and the most advanced artificial human heads that simulated the human brain, skull, and skin. All the materials simulated the exact human physical properties, down to JFK’s hat size. The team, then, proceeded to create a 3-D model of the scene of the crime.
The final results can put all conspiracy theories to rest, once and for all. The wind pattern, the splattering of body material, and the scientifically measured distances and angles all point to the findings that the shot was fired from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository. 3-D crime scene simulations are now believed to be the future of criminology. After all the technological brilliance of this reinvestigation, one question remains unanswered: did Oswald really pull the trigger? The conspiracy theories may be put to rest, but the highly controversial case remains unclosed.