Former FBI agent speaks on Kennedy assassination
CHESAPEAKE, Ohio -- A former FBI agent who participated in the investigation of President Kennedy's assassination in Dallas, Texas, some 50 years ago shared his conspiracy theories last week with some Chesapeake High School students.
Don Adams, 82, an Akron, Ohio, resident who wrote the book "From an Office Building with a High Powered Rifle," worked with the FBI from 1962-1982.
"We shared a piece of living history today," Colleen Sexton, a high-school English teacher, said of bringing Adams to her classroom to talk about the Kennedy assassination.
She had her students research conspiracy theories and the lone gunman theory that it was Lee Harvey Oswald who was responsible for the death of the president by shooting him from the window of a Dallas office building on Nov. 22, 1963.
"Oswald wasn't at that window, somebody else was," Adams said. "He couldn't have fired three rounds with that rifle in seven and a half seconds. He said he was a patsy and he was. Oswald wasn't the shooter."
"LBJ wanted to be the president," Adams said. "He and (FBI Director J. Edgar) Hoover planned and talked about this. I believe the government controlled everything."
Adams said he was in Georgia investigating a man called Joseph Milteer prior to the shooting. "He was a loner," Adams said. "I think he was heavily involved." Adams said Milteer talked about several locations to kill Kennedy including Miami, Dallas and Washington, D.C.
"There have been more than 300 strange deaths stemming from the Kennedy case, including four FBI agents," Adams said. "Think about the evidence. The FBI could have solved this."
He said higher ups in the FBI altered some of his documents, while some of his reports disappeared.
Lauren Pannell, a Chesapeake senior who, along with a group of students, researched the conspiracy theory, found out about Adams online and then called him. "It's been an awesome opportunity," she said.
"I did an interview with him," said Kyle Coleman, a Chesapeake senior. "I was very excited to hear what he had so say."
Seth Waggoner, a Chesapeake senior, was among the group believing Oswald worked alone, the same conclusion drawn by the Warren Commission. "I think it's the most logical theory," he said. Still, Waggoner said, he liked hearing from Adams. "He's living history."