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Fifty years later, Indianapolis remembered what happened in Dallas.

The flags flew at half-staff at the Statehouse in honor of John F. Kennedy Friday. But along with the memories come debate.

Polls show the majority of Americans do not believe that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. Hoosiers remain divided about the assassination as well.

“We have the Russians did it, the Cubans did it, the Mafia did it,” said professor Randy Roberts of Purdue University. “What unifies all these theories? It was bigger than a lone individual.”

Roberts has studied the Kennedy Assassination and the conspiracy theories that thrive to this day. He says many who doubt Oswald acted alone can’t accept the fact that a man who was so trivial could kill the president himself.

“(It’s the) the randomness of it. If Lee Harvey Oswald, this nobody with a cheap rifle can change history, then is there any stability in the world?” Roberts asked.

Many conspiracy theorists say the truth about the assassination isn’t the only thing we’ll never know because of what happened 50 years ago. All agree Kennedy’s future impact on the world will never be known as well.

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