History | October 27, 2017 8:55 am

Minutes before JFK Assassination, British Reporter Received Anonymous Call

A newly released memo from the CIA’s deputy director details what was said.

President Trump recently unclassified more documents relating to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963, and one of the published memos details the experience of a senior reporter at the Cambridge Evening News who received an ominous and eerie phone call just 25 minutes before the president was shot. According to the memo, the anonymous caller told the reporter to “call the American embassy in London for some big news,” then hung up.

Though the memo itself is difficult to read, Mashable pulled out text from it. Take a look at the text from the memo in its entirety below.

“The British security service (MI-5) has reported that at 18:05 GMT on 22nd November an anonymous telephone call was made in Cambridge, England, to the senior reporter of the Cambridge News.

“The caller said only that the Cambridge News reporter should call the American embassy in London for some big news and then hung up.

“After the word of the president’s death was received the reporter informed the Cambridge police of the anonymous call and the police informed MI-5.

“The important point is that the call was made according to MI-5 calculations, about 25 minutes before the president was shot. The Cambridge reporter had never received a call of this kind before and MI-5 state that he is known to them as a sound and loyal person with no security record.”

“MI-5 noted that similar anonymous phone calls of a strangely coincidental nature have been received by persons in the UK over the past year, particularly in connection with the case of Dr. Ward.”

“The British Security Service stated its desire to assist in every way possible on any follow-up investigations required within the United Kingdom.”