Peter R. Whitmey
Peter Whitmey is a Canadian researcher with a prolific record of publication.
Click here to see a brief biography of Whitmey
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.
- 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.