Thursday, September 3, 2009

What Really Happened???

All this Ted Kennedy talk here in MA got me to thinking about another Kennedy, lost too young.
John F. Kennedy Jr and his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy died in a plane over Marthas Vineyard on July 16th 1999. Also lost in the tragedy was Carolyn's sister, Lauren Bessette. Three beautiful, young people, the possible victims of a supposed "Kennedy Curse".

Let's talk for a minute about John Jr. Beside the fact that he was probably one of the most magnificent looking human specimens of all time, he was a Kennedy and the heir of our beloved president John F. Kennedy and the first lady Jaqueline Kennedy. There's just no accounting for good genes. Although John Jr had some "Kennedy troubles" (read drugs and alcohol) throughout his young life, he managed to somehow clean up his act and begin to steer his way into a world of possibilities that was open to him. I mean, LOOK AT HIM. Not only was he the surviving male heir to Jack and Jackie; the boy had it all. He could afford to be a screw up because if he kept himself somewhat clean, he could pretty much have anything he wanted. He was our royalty. He started a political magazine, which was chic and interesting, named it after our country's first president and shocked the word when he secretly married a beauty he met in Manhattan named Carolyn. It would seem 38 year old John was just coming into his own.

What of this mysterious beauty named Carolyn Bessette Kennedy? She was an enigma of epic proportions. You can't believe everything you read, but when more than 3 writers report similar stories about her, one has to wonder the odds on it being a truth. I have read a few books written on John Jr., most of which talk in length about the volatile status of his marriage. They all agree that John was absolutely besotted with her. She had a hold over him and was not without demons herself. Reportedly she was antisocial, prone to violence and their fights were at times vicious. There are those who say that Carolyn was a frequent cocaine user and that she spent late nights out with her "fashionista friends" doing cocaine. The general consensus is that thing were not moonlight and roses in the marriage.

It has been reported that John had spent the night before they died in a hotel after a fight with his wife. That they were late getting off the island because Carolyn's sister had to work late and she herself, was getting a manicure. John was an inexperienced pilot who happened to be wearing a cast on his leg so the decision to fly that night was most questionable. So I ask you, WHAT REALLY HAPPENED??? I wonder.



In Part Two tomorrow I will explore the personal lives of this mysterious couple

11 comments:

TROLL Y2K said...

Uhmmm. Don't really care much but I believe what happened was that an arrogant man took of on a flight that he wasn't qualified to make. Thus endangering not only himself but any innocent bystanders.

There are all sorts of Pilot Licences and inexperienced unqualified Pilots are forbidden to attempt certain things for a reason.

Of course, a feeling that they're above all laws and all regulations is a hallmark of the Kennedy Klan.

Wil said...
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Wil said...

Wow, whoda thunk it that Troll was not a fan of the Kennedys!? Go figure. Anyway, he did have a hell of a life ahead of him. God what I would have given to have been him for a day. Well, not that day though, LOL.

Wil Harrison.com

Jimmy Bastard said...

I do like a good conspiracy theory... do tell us more.

wigsf said...

The mafia never forgets when they've been wronged and they don't ever forgive. All of the Kennedy Curse stems from a beef with the mafia and the mafia is one by one, taking them all out.

B.E. Earl said...

I really not a fan of the Kennedys, but I don't really believe there was any conspiracy here either.

Just a dude who probably shouldn't have been flying that night. And his friends and family have no one to blame but the deceased.

The Dental Maven said...

I have a love-hate relationship with most of the Kennedy's. I love them because, like many have said, they are our Royalty. I hate them because so many of them have the capacity for such stupid, flagrant,irresponsible behavior.

Bill Stankus said...

Candy, You're playing to a tough crowd. A young man is dead, you write about it and a few people will always be there to piss on things.

All in all the Kennedy's have had too much violent tragedy and after the murders of JFK and RFK there was at first shock and then numbness. John Jr.'s death was perplexing, mysterious and made no sense.

Heff said...

Heff killed him.

Chris@Maugeritaville said...

Someone shot the plane down from the grassy knoll.

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