Newly released documents declassified by the White House show a British local newspaper received an anonymous call about "some big news" in America 25 minutes before President John F Kennedy was shot November 22, 1963.
A memo to the director of the FBI revealed an anonymous phone call was made to a senior reporter at Cambridge News. The call was made at 6:05 p.m. on the same day Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. The document was among 2,800 other new documents released Thursday and came from deputy director James Angleton. The deputy director said, "The British Security Service (MI-5) has reported that at 1805GMT on 22 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."
The strange call makes one wonder if the person knew about the coming assassination, but if they did what would they gain from a random tip to a local paper in another country?
The report also said, "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."
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