What are some mysterious historical photos we have lots of questions about?

The Babushka Lady

The Babushka Lady is the nickname given to her because of the headscarf she wore which was similar to those worn by elderly Russian women. Babushka means ‘grandmother’ or ‘old-lady’ in Russian.

To this day, her identity is not known. However, she has been of interest because she was taking photos on the day of John F. Kennedy’s assassination on November 22nd, 1963.

Some believe that if we could have access to the photos she had taken, it could help with learning the events of that tragic day. Most of the people at the scene came to the authorities, all except this lady who, to this day, remains a mystery.

What adds on to the mysteriousness of this lady is that after the shots were fired, she appeared to have moved closer to the street, standing straight up while the rest around her have started to duck down like any normal human being would in such a scenario.

  • Who is she?
  • Why is she masking her identity?
  • What other photos did she take on that day?
  • Why was she there at Dealey Plaza?
  • Where is she now?
  • Is she a special secret spy?

In 1970, a woman by the name of Beverly Oliver claimed to be the Babushka Lady and that she had surrendered everything to the FBI, who promised to return everything in ten days; though she doesn’t follow up and nothing was returned.

However, her claim is often questioned because she claims to have taken the photos using a Super 8 film Yashica. JFK was assassinated in 1963. The Super 8 film Yashica camera was not made until 1969.[1]

It’s been almost 57 years since JFK’s assassination and yet, we don’t know who this woman is.


[1] Babushka Lady - Wikipedia

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
Does it really matter if there was a cover up everyone involved is now dead and the case files have been closed for 60 years Like a bumper sticker I like says I love my country it's the government I don't trust still holds true today
Nov 4, 2020 4:56PM
Kermit Stanton
An observer for the Mafia so they could be sure they killed Kennedy on film!! A heavy coat, babushka and sunglasses on a hot day in Dallas!!
Nov 4, 2020 4:51PM
Maybe she’s dead
Nov 6, 2020 5:00PM
Babushka means GRANDMOTHER in Russia
Nov 6, 2020 2:54PM
Julie Allen
Kermit Stanton, , Looking at these photos two other women, in close proximity, appear to be wearing coats. It appears to be quite windy so a scarf to protect a hairstyle would not be out of the question in 1963 and why are sunglasses strange out of doors?
Nov 5, 2020 9:19PM
Roy Mead
Alicia Szot, Sorry babushka is a Russian word for old lady or grandmother the word is used incorrectly in North America but isn't most of their language
Nov 5, 2020 2:35PM
David Coe
Hmmmm...won't let you give a thumbs down....
Nov 5, 2020 10:42AM
David Coe
Just another dead end theory
Nov 5, 2020 10:41AM
Alicia Szot
Babushka does NOT mean "Old lady". A babushka is a head covering. An old lady is a Stada baba.
Nov 5, 2020 7:48AM
Linalinda Eichin
Great to know I heard that name before I thought it was a song
Nov 5, 2020 5:41AM
Leticia Olsen
🙄I don’t think she has something to do with the Kennedy’s assassination. She was probably a fan of Jackie Kennedy trying to have a good look of her.😮
Nov 5, 2020 5:04AM
Lynne Cage
bina sarmah, lol 😆
Nov 5, 2020 2:42AM
Ilias Tsiabardas
Probably she's was a Spay ,but after all that time it would not be important anyway ,maybe for the Records for the History.
Nov 4, 2020 8:06PM
bina sarmah
Veronics Moss, Since you know the lady, FBI is looking for you now instead of Babushka.
Nov 4, 2020 7:53PM
bina sarmah
Even it is a sad event, people come up with something about Kennedy's killer and Princess Diana's death.
Nov 4, 2020 6:13PM
Johnny Gio
Veronics Moss, DO OR DON'T??
Nov 4, 2020 4:58PM

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