A book called The End of Days, written by author James L. Swanson, claims that Robert Kennedy, the president’s brother, stole JFK’s brain three years after he was assassinated.
The author says that the brain was stolen from the National Archives. It was allegedly being kept in a footlocker when it went missing in October 1966. An investigation was commissioned at the time by then Attorney General Ramsey Clark but JFK’s brain was never found.
The burning question on everyone’s lips is, of course, Why? Why would Robert K want to steal his brother’s brain?
According to the book it had nothing to do with any kind of shady government cover up but simply because testing on the brain would mar JFK’s image.
“My conclusion is that Robert Kennedy did take his brother’s brain — not to conceal evidence of a conspiracy but perhaps to conceal evidence of the true extent of President Kennedy’s illnesses, or perhaps to conceal evidence of the number of medications that President Kennedy was taking.”
Most believe that JFK’s brain was stolen or hidden to hide evidence regarding his assassination. Some suggest that the brain would prove that JFK was shot from the front, not the back of the head, as previously believed. This of course feeds into numerous conspiracy theories.
The book is due for release on November 12, just in time for the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination. Gawker reports that the book may not hold too much weight in terms of reality: “This could just be a bold claim made to sell a book on an already oversaturated topic,” they said.
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