Hundreds of QAnon followers from across the country gathered in Dallas yesterday afternoon to witness what they believed would be the reappearance of John F. Kennedy and John F. Kennedy Jr.
The assassinated president and his deceased son never arrived.
Rather than face their disappointment, though, the QAnon faithful quickly pivoted to a new prediction, claiming that the Kennedys and a host of other late celebrities would unveil themselves at a Rolling Stones concert in Dallas later that day.
Alas, that didn’t happen either.
The willingness of hundreds of people to travel to Dallas from as far away as New York and California demonstrates QAnon’s persistent popularity nearly a year after “Q”—the mysterious figure behind QAnon—last posted.
John F. Kennedy Jr. has long been an obsession for a faction of QAnon supporters, even as their beliefs that JFK Jr. faked his 1999 plane-crash death and will return to run as Donald Trump’s vice president.
Thousands have left comments on the Jim Heath Channel on YouTube predicting his return to campaign with Trump.
Even as every event and deadline passes, many Q members refuse to believe the young Kennedy, who was a progressive during his lifetime, like most members of his family, is not coming back.
QAnon promoter Michael Brian Protzman, who has more than 100,000 followers with the “Negative48” channel, has used numerology to argue that the Kennedys are descendants of Jesus Christ.
On Monday, Protzman met with his fans in Dallas and performed a numerological equation on a fan’s T-shirt with Sharpie.
During the celebration, Protzman wore a pin that said “I’m Just a Dumb Ass,” surrounded with numbers referencing his group’s numerological beliefs.
The Dallas QAnon believers had become convinced the Kennedys would unveil themselves on Nov. 2 around 12:30 p.m. Central time, right around the hour of Kennedy’s assassination.
But they then began to add on other dead celebrities, convinced that they, too, would appear, having faked their deaths to avoid the deep state.
They began to pick out random people they encountered in the Dallas area as celebrities in disguise, claiming one man was comedian Robin Williams and another comedian Richard Pryor.