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Sirhan Sirhan and the “Girl in the Polka-Dot Dress”

COMMENT: Anyone familiar with the facts of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination knows that the official version of Sirhan Sirhan as a “lone nut” assassin is untenable. (Listeners are invited to examine AFA #9, detailing RFK’s murder, as well as FTR #582, supplementing that analysis.)

Investigators have long believed that Sirhan was a victim of mind control, and that a mysterious woman in a polka-dot dress was involved in the killing, possibly as a “handler” of Sirhan. (The woman was seen and heard running from the Ambassador Hotel claiming that “we” had shot Kennedy. The mind control aspects of the RFK assassination are discussed in AFA #6.)

In papers recently filed by his lawyers, Sirhan relates the story of the “girl in the polka-dot dress” and also (under hypnosis) recalled seeing the flash of a second gun.

“Convicted RFK Assassin Says Girl Manipulated Him” by Linda Deutsch [AP]; yahoo.news; 4/28/2011.

EXCERPT: Convicted assassin Sirhan Sirhan was manipulated by a seductive girl in a mind control plot to shoot Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, and his bullets did not kill the presidential candidate, lawyers for Sirhan said in new legal papers.

The documents filed this week in federal court and obtained by The Associated Press detail extensive interviews with Sirhan during the past three years, some done while he was under hypnosis.

The papers point to a mysterious girl in a polka-dot dress as the controller who led Sirhan to fire a gun in the pantry of the Ambassador Hotel. But the documents suggest a second person shot and killed Kennedy while using Sirhan as a diversion.

For the first time, Sirhan said under hypnosis that on a cue from the girl he went into “range mode” believing he was at a firing range and seeing circles with targets in front of his eyes.

“I thought that I was at the range more than I was actually shooting at any person, let alone Bobby Kennedy,” Sirhan was quoted as saying during interviews with Daniel Brown, a Harvard University professor and expert in trauma memory and hypnosis. He interviewed Sirhan for 60 hours with and without hypnosis, according to the legal brief.

Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney, said prosecutors were unaware of the legal filing and could not comment.

The story of the girl has been a lingering theme in accounts of the events just after midnight on June 5, 1968, when Kennedy was gunned down in the hotel pantry after claiming victory in the California Democratic presidential primary.

Witnesses talked of seeing such a female running from the hotel shouting, “We shot Kennedy.” But she was never identified, and amid the chaos of the scene, descriptions were conflicting.

Through the years, Sirhan has claimed no memory of shooting Kennedy and said in the recent interviews that his presence at the hotel was an accident, not a planned destination.

Under hypnosis, he remembered meeting the girl that night and becoming smitten with her. He said she led him to the pantry.

“I am trying to figure out how to hit on her…. That’s all that I can think about,” he says in one interview cited in the documents. “I was fascinated with her looks …. She never said much. It was very erotic. I was consumed by her. She was a seductress with an unspoken unavailability.” . . .

. . . Sirhan maintained in the hypnotic interviews that the mystery girl touched him or “pinched” him on the shoulder just before he fired then spun him around to see people coming through the pantry door.

“Then I was on the target range … a flashback to the shooting range … I didn’t know that I had a gun,” Sirhan said.

Under what Brown called the condition of hypnotic free recall, he said Sirhan remembered seeing the flash of a second gun at the time of the assassination. Without hypnosis, he said, Sirhan could not remember that shot. . . .


2 comments for “Sirhan Sirhan and the “Girl in the Polka-Dot Dress””

  1. The fact that Dr. Noguchi revealed that RFK was shot at point blank range from the rear with powder burns on his skull should have made Sirhan a free man decades ago!
    Thane Eugene Cesar the security guard from Lockheed Skunk Works was revealed by Dave Emory & Mae Brussell as a likely suspect for the assassination.
    There were also more bullets than Cesar’s gun would hold, evidence destroyed by the police of LA…
    It was part of the destruction of our freedoms, culminating at this time in searches of innocent citizens at airports, etc…

    Posted by BOB SEVERIN | May 16, 2011, 9:04 pm
  2. […] Fea­tures of the refur­bished inves­ti­ga­tion involve: tes­ti­mony rein­forc­ing the “girl in the polka dot dress” and the pos­si­bil­ity that Sirhan was under mind con­trol, the num­ber of shots fired, […]

    Posted by Dave Emory: Interview With Russ Baker & The U-2 Incident Revisited – 8/4/2013 | The Freedom Report | August 5, 2013, 4:33 pm

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