Merry Andrew wrote:
Also, the School Book Depository sits diagonally across from another red brick structure. That, plus the proximity of the 'grassy knoll', would tend to vreate echoes. I suggest that in a moment of panic. with the adrenalin rush attendant to that panic, few people are going to be calm enough to actually count the number of shots, let alone distinguish between a shot, a bavkfire or an echo.
All three shots came from Oswald's corner window on the sixth floor. We know this to be absolutely true because three men were looking out the windows directly under it on the fifth floor. The sixth floor was being rehabbed and the flooring had been removed so that there were cracks between the remaining floorboards. The three men could hear the three shots above them, could hear the rifle bolt being drawn back, and could hear the shells rolling on the floor above.
The great majority of the two hundred some witnesses in Dealey Plaza heard three shots, although one numbskull says he heard 15.
A radio broadcaster had placed a tape recorder on top of the structure directly across from the Depository, to capture background sound for a report about the visit. When he retrieved it and listened to it, he heard three shots. Unfortunately, the tech guys at the station inadvertently bulk erased it.
The recordings of police radio traffic also confirms there were three shots.