posted on May, 19 2014 @ 12:53 AM
a reply to: Jennyfrenzy
The Zodiac case is indeed an interesting one and the lack of solid, substantial leads despite the wealth of evidence has obviously haunted everyone
I became interested in the case when a friend asked me to take a look at what I know now to be the 340 cypher. As of now I'm more than halfway through
my mapping of this particular cypher and 15 years into my inadvertent interest in this case.
I wanted to comment on this particular composite sketch, which IMO does resemble Arthur Leigh Allen, It is not however a definite sketch of the
Zodiac. This sketch is from witnesses who saw this man parked near them at a nearby A&W and again watching them near Lake Barryessa earlier on the day
that Bryan Hartnell and Cecelia Ann Shepard were attacked there.
There are two things about this that I find interesting, the first being, the man the girls describe was not wearing glasses when he pulled up at the
A&W or when they saw him again at the lake.
The second thing that has always struck me are the obvious differences between this man and the man witnessed by children who lived upstairs and
across the street from the scene of the cab driver Paul Stine. I will add here that having seen many photos from the Paul Stine scene and looking over
the property returned to Paul's wife, the question of whether or not the glasses worn by the man wiping down the cab and leaving the scene were taken
from Mr. Stine along with a piece of his shirt. I'd also like to add here that there were two sketches done in the Paul Stine case. The first is the
one seen in your opening post. The second sketch was amended at the request of witnesses a few days later and although the changes made are subtle it
does IMO look more like this Earl Van Best fellow.
These are the two side by side
Speaking to the evidence that the name Earl Van Best appears in whats known as the "my name is" cypher and the 340. It's my opinion that the first is
far too short to get any reliable info out of. At least not as a stand alone cypher. The 340 is similar although for opposite reasons, Its so big that
pulling a name out of the whole with out connecting it to the remainder of the cypher is questionable. Meaning every other suspects name can and has
been created within the 340.
This fellow is interesting non the less IMO, I look forward to what the DNA results have to say as well.
edit on 19-5-2014 by pennylemon because: (no reason given)