Conspiracy theorists across the nation have been on the edge of their seats waiting for thousands of classified documents regarding JFK’s assassination to be released to the public. But nothing could have prepared anyone for the news they were going to receive about the president’s death: The newly declassified JFK assassination documents have revealed that Kennedy’s head would have exploded that day regardless of whether he was shot.

Wow. This completely changes our understanding of this pivotal event in American history.

According to a newly released memo from the Secret Service, on November 22, 1963, the 35th president’s head had been gradually inflating all day, to the point that everyone around the president thought an explosion was imminent. The document further explained that Secret Service members even tried sitting on the president’s head in order to squeeze some of the air out of it, but it didn’t work, and the president’s head just kept getting bigger and bigger.

Here’s an excerpt from the declassified document written by Secret Service agent Roy Kellerman, who was sitting in the front seat of the presidential limousine:

“On Friday, November 22, 1963, at 11:42 a.m., the president’s head had grown to be three times its normal size, and in that moment, I knew that sucker was gonna blow. At around 12:30 p.m., as we felt the searing heat emanating from President Kennedy’s rapidly expanding skull, everyone in the motorcade was growing increasingly tense, knowing that there was absolutely no way the president’s head wasn’t going to explode in front of everyone in Dealey Square. Then the limousine made a sharp left turn onto Elm Street, and that’s when the president was shot. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little relieved that the president was shot instead of having his head pop like a balloon in public.”

Wow. This is going to have conspiracy theorists in a frenzy for a while. It makes you wonder how the world would be different if President Kennedy’s head had exploded on its own, as it seems to have been on track to do, instead of blowing up from a gunshot. This is a truly eye-opening revelation about one of the most tragic events in our nation’s history.