The Zodiac Killer Was Not As Brilliant As You Think (And Why He Has Not Been Caught)

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posted on Aug, 28 2014 @ 03:58 PM
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a reply to: Tangerine

I disagree on the ciphers being gibberish. I think there is a code but it has not been cracked. Zodiac was an ego driven person that would not have spent time on something like that if there was no meaning in my opinion. Cryptography work from finding similarities in repetitive characters and assigning them based on the number of occurrences and frequency. I don't think you can do that with Zodiac ciphers as they are a combination of multiple characters in a single character, as in each symbol could stand for more than one letter.




posted on Feb, 15 2015 @ 10:45 PM
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Really loved your point about "tying over anthills" and "pine needles under your nails" referencing a particular torture tactic used on people who would later find refuge in San Francisco.

I do believe that the Zodiac intentionally misspelled words to put emphasis on the incorrect letter that replaced the correct letter. He was known to even add letters to show importance ie)

ParadiCe in the Halloween letter (might have been referencing his victim Donne Lass murdered right before he send that letter who coincidentally worked at a casino in Lake Tahoe (dice) - there also was a Paradice hotel situated not even a mile from where the victim lived and also from where she worked. She has never been found.

Also, On the envelope for the Halloween letter he spelled Paul Avery's name as Paul AverLy. The point of this incorrect letter was to reveal the zodiac's name. I believe it was Arthur Lee Allen who went by Leigh Allen. The Ly in "AverLy" is putting emphasis on the phonetic "Leigh".

There are better examples of why he mispelled to create a secret message when you added up the incorrect letters than what I've theorized above.

Now I don't think he was a genius, but he demonstrated great control while writing his letters and murdering... something most homicidal psychopaths do not have. This ability to remain controlled and calm while/after killing may exist because of a background in warfare/military. However, it also is the hallmark of someone who feels nothing and that is standard antisocial behavior so it may just be bc he was a true antisocial personality. But because military shoes were involved and bc of the story of the Pine needles under nails and the tying up on anthills... I'm willing to bet military. However I think maybe that is something he heard about from older military veterans as I feel he was too young to have experienced that torture/conflict first hand.





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edit on 15-2-2015 by Noonereallygetsit because: (no reason given)





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