A Texas woman named Gayle Nix Jackson has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government demanding the return of a home video that captured the John F. Kennedy assassination. Jackson’s grandfather, Orville Nix, shot the footage on November 22, 1963, as JFK’s motorcade passed through the Dealey Plaza in Dallas. Nix’s video shows the assassination from the opposite vantage point of the film shot by Abraham Zapruder, which became the most famous footage of the incident, and one of the most scrutinized film sequences in history.
Nix sold his footage to a news agency for $5,000 in 1963, on the promise that it would be returned after 25 years. The film was, however, handed over to the Warren Commission, the government body appointed to investigate JFK’s death. Nix’s video was known to be in the government’s possession in 1978, but has since disappeared (The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas possesses a copy of the original footage). Jackson’s lawsuit demands the return of her grandfather’s video, or $10 million in compensation. She has publicly claimed that the footage may prove that more than one shooter was involved in the assassination — a popular belief among conspiracy theorists.
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