John F. Kennedy’s brain didn’t get buried with him at Arlington National Cemetery. A new book claims his brother stole his brain, and we don’t know where he stashed it.
“Not all the evidence from the assassination is at the National Archives. One unique, macabre item from the collection is missing — President Kennedy’s brain,” writes James Swanson in “End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy.” The weird news comes out right after Halloween in this spooky new book.
According to the NYPost:
During JFK’s autopsy at Bethesda Naval Hospital, the brain was placed in a stainless-steel container with a screw-top lid.
“For a time, the steel container was stored in a file cabinet in the office of the Secret Service,” writes Swanson.
The brain was later placed in a footlocker with other medical evidence and taken to the National Archives, where it was “placed in a secure room designated for the use of JFK’s devoted former secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, while she organized his presidential papers.”
“In October 1966, it was discovered that the brain, the tissue slides and other autopsy materials were missing — and they have never been seen since.”
Conspiracy theorist suspect his brain was stolen to cover up proof that the killing was an inside job. Swanson rejects the whole “set-up” idea.
“My conclusion is that Robert Kennedy did take his brother’s brain — not to conceal evidence of a conspiracy but perhaps to conceal evidence of the true extent of President Kennedy’s illnesses, or perhaps to conceal evidence of the number of medications that President Kennedy was taking,” he said.