Peter R. Whitmey
Peter Whitmey is a Canadian researcher with a prolific record of publication.
Click here to see a brief biography of Whitmey
Whitmey sends this information:
1) Earlier this year (2019), I was contacted by NYC author Russ Baker (FAMILY OF SECRETS), about the Bush family's extensive connections to the CIA. He is writing a book on JFK's assassination, and interviewed me in regard to my contact with the late Ruby handyman, Curtis Craford, aka Larry Crafard. I look forward to reading his book.
2) Sad to report, but my youngest son, Michael Joseph Whitmey, was killed on March 18, 2019, when his Tesla crashed into a tree. He was the owner of Fraser Valley Wireless, a very successful cell phone company, with 20 Rogers stores. He coached his 15 year-old son, Kaden, in both hockey and baseball, and was also close to his 11 year-old daughter, Kate, and his ex-wife, Chaelee. He will be greatly missed by his family and his many friends.
Happily, a large proportion of his articles are now online, and available to researchers. Clint Bradford's web site features several, as does Ken Rahn's Academic JFK Assassination Web Site.
Happily, The Kennedy Assassination Home Page also has several of his essays.
- In the Winnipeg airport in February 1964 a man named Richard Giesbrecht overheard a conversation that he believed involved two assassination conspirators. Was this conversation actually sinister, or was Giesbrecht merely overwrought? Whitmey explores this issue in an article that first appeared in The Fourth Decade.
- The identity of the mysterious "Clay Bertrand" in New Orleans has been a matter of continuing speculation and some doubt as to whether he even existed. Whitmey suggests a possible answer in "The Curious Connections Of Clem H. Sehrt."
- Priscilla McMillan, author of Marina and Lee, is widely suspected by conspiracists of being a CIA agent or operative. Yet oddly, she encouraged a "witness" named Ron Lewis to publish a book about his supposed friendship with Oswald in New Orleans.
- For anybody who reads conspiracy books or has seen the movie "JFK," David Ferrie might seem to be about the most sinister figure one could imagine. Attempts to link him to the assassination flounder on the fact that he wasn't in Dallas during the months before the assassination. Whitmey, based on an analysis of Ferrie's phone bills, concludes that Ferrie might indeed have been in the "Big D."
- Perry Raymond Russo was the most important of Jim Garrison's witnesses in the New Orleans trial of Clay Shaw. His frequently changing testimony was the key weakness of Garrison's case. Whitmey carried on an extensive correspondence with him between 1990 and 1994, which is recounted in a talk Whitmey gave at a 1996 assassination conference.
- Tom Tilson was a Dallas cop who claimed to have seen a man
sliding down a bank behind the Grassy Knoll and throw something into a car which he then quickly drove away. Was this in fact a shooter or other sort of assassination conspirator?
- Another essay outlines what Whitmey considers "Deception and Deceit" in the media in reporting the assassination.
- Robert Morrow is a self-proclaimed former CIA agent who tells a lot of interesting stories. But he did indeed have some interesting connections, according to Whitmey, who connects him to one Mario Garcia Kohly an anti-Castro Cuban, and none other than Richard Nixon.
- Jean Hill claimed to see a "little dog" in the limo between the President and Jackie on Elm Street. Some conspiracists explained this as a stuffed "little lamb" (perhaps a "lambchop" figure). Whitmey, in The Case of the Missing Lamb," points out that no such lamb has ever been discovered.
- The famous "Hosty Note" was left by Lee Oswald at the Dallas FBI office a few days before the assassination, and the fact that it was covered up by the FBI has fed various conspiracy theories. In "The Oswald Note: Information or Disinformation" Whitmey raises the possibility (but doesn't assert) that the note was actually left by an Oswald imposter.
- Months after the assassination, Dallas Police Sgt. P.T. Dean received a call from a man who claimed to have a film of the assassination. But no film was, in fact, ever obtained in spite of promises from the caller. Was this an opportunity missed, an example of incompetence, or a hoax? Whitmey recounts the entire episode in "The Long Distance Phone Call.
- In "John Meier's Alleged Assassination Discovery" Whitmey discusses a rather mysterious John Meier, supposedly a former assistant to Howard Hughes who claimed to find "pay orders" related to the assassination of President Kennedy.
- Finally, a long essay of his titled "Creating a
Patsy" brings Whitmey's research up to date as of the release of the Vincent Bugliosi book.