Errol Morris makes documentary films. His latest effort only runs 6 minutes and explores a very odd mystery regarding the Kennedy assassination. In the short, Morris interviews Josiah “Tink” Thompson, a former philosophy professor and expert on the JFK assassination. The topic is “The Umbrella Man,” a mysterious character who appears in the Zapruder film of the shooting.
Why is this lone man holding a large black umbrella on a beautiful sunny day? And isn’t it a little suspicious that the shooting starts right as the presidential motorcade passes the mysterious man?
Who was “The Umbrella Man”? Watch the video here.
From Mental Floss.
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