A newspaper in Milton, Great Britain, received a mysterious call minutes before former President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, according to The Telegraph.
The Telegraph on Friday reported that the unusual communication is among the revelations in files about Kennedy’s death, some of which were publicly released Thursday.
The call was documented in one of the papers detailing Kennedy’s assignation, which occurred on November 22, 1963 in Dallas.
A memo to the FBI director at the time revealed that a strange call was made to the senior reporter at The Cambridge News at 6:05 p.m. local time the day of Kennedy’s shooting.
“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 document said.
“The caller said only that the Cambridge News reporter should call the American Embassy in London for some big news and then hung up,” added the report from then-FBI deputy director James Angleton.
The document reported that the call came 25 minutes before Kennedy was fatally shot in the U.S.
“After word of the President’s death was received the reporter informed the Cambridge police of the anonymous call and the police informed MI-5,” it said.
“The important point is that the call was made, according to MI-5 calculations, about 25 minutes before the President was shot,” the file added.
“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.”
The National Archives released a copy of the memo – which has previously gone unreported – in July.
President Trump’s administration on Thursday said that 2,800 of the 3,100 still-unreleased government records about Kennedy’s death would be released Thursday.
Trump said in a memo that he “has no choice” but to block the remaining records from public view as requested by government agencies citing national security concerns.
Administration officials said that the remaining records would be issued after a six-month review period, although they would appear with some redactions.
Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed Kennedy in 1963 while the then-president was riding through Dallas in a motorcade.
Kennedy’s assassination has since provoked a number of conspiracy theories over the circumstances surrounding it.