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intrepidity

(7,640 posts)
Fri Dec 11, 2020, 05:03 PM Dec 2020

Zodiak message finally solved?

Last edited Fri Dec 11, 2020, 05:39 PM - Edit history (1)

Spoiler alert, below:



I HOPE YOU ARE HAVING LOTS OF FUN IN TRYING TO CATCH ME THAT WASNT ME ON THE TV SHOW WHICH BRINGS UP A POINT ABOUT ME I AM NOT AFRAID OF THE GAS CHAMBER BECAUSE IT WILL SEND ME TO PARADICE ALL THE SOONER BECAUSE I NOW HAVE ENOUGH SLAVES TO WORK FOR ME WHERE EVERYONE ELSE HAS NOTHING WHEN THEY REACH PARADICE SO THEY ARE AFRAID OF DEATH I AM NOT AFRAID BECAUSE I KNOW THAT MY NEW LIFE IS LIFE WILL BE AN EASY ONE IN PARADICE DEATH
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Arne

(2,900 posts)
2. I lived in Haight Ashbury district and no one knew anything about this at the time
Fri Dec 11, 2020, 05:24 PM
Dec 2020

New York had it all over the news, California not a peep.

intrepidity

(7,640 posts)
5. Oh, lol, I thought you were talking about cracking the cipher
Fri Dec 11, 2020, 05:38 PM
Dec 2020

I was in SoCal and I sure remember knowing about it at the time.

Mike 03

(16,616 posts)
7. There are some interesting but elusive suspects.
Fri Dec 11, 2020, 05:53 PM
Dec 2020

Allegedly, Arthur Leigh Allen was eliminated as a suspect because his fingerprints didn't match those found at the scene of the Paul Stine murder. He still is such an intriguing suspect.

This is one that always interested me.

In 2009, a former lawyer named Robert Tarbox (who, in August 1975, was disbarred by the California Supreme Court for failure to pay some clients)[103][104] said that in the early 1970s a merchant mariner walked into his office and confessed to him that he was the Zodiac Killer. The seemingly lucid seaman (whose name Tarbox would not reveal due to confidentiality) described his crimes briefly but persuasively enough to convince Tarbox. The man said he was trying to stop himself from his "opportunistic" murder spree but never returned to see Tarbox again. Tarbox took out a full-page ad in the Vallejo Times-Herald that he claimed would clear the name of Arthur Leigh Allen as a killer, his only reason for revealing the story 30 years after the fact. Robert Graysmith, the author of several books on Zodiac, said Tarbox's story was "entirely plausible".


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zodiac_Killer#Public_speculation

He fits with the theory that this was someone who spent long periods of time away from the Bay Area, perhaps someone in the Navy (because of the location of the Stine murder). But who knows?

There some others too. (And there are some ridiculous speculative suspects too, like the Unabomber). I wish we could solve this one in my lifetime.
 

BGBD

(3,282 posts)
8. 50 year of people looking at this thing
Fri Dec 11, 2020, 05:56 PM
Dec 2020

and the solution is just more narcissistic insanity. He loved these little taunts and really leaning into the occult stuff. But, there's just no way he really believed he was collection slaves for the afterlife. That would suggest some serious disassociation and Zodiacs killings were too organized for that.

These are the writings of somebody who sounds like they are barely hanging on to reality. Somebody like this wouldn't be able to hold a job, couldn't have lasted more than a short time in the military is at all, and wouldn't have had the presence of mind to do things like bring their own weapon or clean up evidence afterword.

Zodiac planned everything out. He picked his places and waited to the opportunity. He took steps to conceal his identify. He brought the weapons he was going to use and took them with him. He even cleaned up the scene some at the Paul Stein murder and took pieces of his shirt to use as proof that it was him later in his taunts. He planned things out enough that he committed his murders in multiple jurisdictions so that it would be harder to coordinate the investigation and connect the murders right away.

Zodiac was crazy, but not like that. He was trying to paint this picture to cover for the real reason he killed; because he got a sexual release from it.

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