Libraries Nov 25, 2016 22:40:10 GMT -8
Post by Ricardo on Nov 25, 2016 22:40:10 GMT -8
I agree that Zodiac did not go ''shopping''as such,for code symbols.But it is likely that he was on the ''look out''for unique ones to add to his ''stash''.These he might come across in his liking for hanging out at libraries,where a wealth of reading options would be his for the taking [?].
Though using the term ''Phantom Library User''in jest,I believe that there is more than a ring of truth to this.Libraries represented a ''happy hunting ground''for Zodiac.
The jury is out over Zodiac's actual ''Riverside Activities'',but Law Enforcement remain confident that Zodiac was the scribe of the Desk Top poem.At the very least,another example of Zodiac's library habituation [?].
I would like to find more examples of how the Zodiac killer alludes to his library habituation.
As a possible suspect in the Cherie Jo Bates murder outside Riverside City College Library.Six months after this murder [April 1970],the Desk Top Poem was discovered at RCC Library,with its Zodiac official authentication,by LE Handwriting experts.
[ii] The 1962 Colorado Cattle Brands Book housed at the Documents wing of Berkeley University Library.Now available to view online,this book contains both the Fred Harmon Cattle Brand,believed to have influenced a Zodiac ''signature'' on the Halloween Card - and,contains the ''very specific'' Helen Roper Brown ''8-ball'' Cattle Brand,employed by Zodiac as a symbol in the ''My name is -- '' cipher.
[iii] Visits to both John F. Kennedy Library,Vallejo and Fairfield Civic Center Library,Fairfield,by the investigator and author Lyndon Lafferty,which uncovered presumed evidence of Zodiac's habituation.
On February 2nd 1968,a man made application for a library card,for the name William Joseph Grant,at the John F.Kennedy Library,Vallejo,so that he was able to borrow an LP record of ''The Mikado'' by Gilbert and Sullivan.This man signed the card '' [redacted Christian name] Grant '' for the library clerk,and proceeded to check the LP in and out nine times between February 17th 1968 and March 17th 1970.
On February 13th 1968,a man made application for a library card,for the name William Joseph Grant,at the Fairfield Civic Center Library,Fairfield,so that he was able to borrow the book ''The Code Breakers'' by David Kahn.This man signed the card '' [redacted Christian name] Grant '' for the library clerk,and proceeded to check the book in and out eleven times between May 20th 1968 and August 20th 1969.
In both cases,the man's handwriting does not match that of William Joseph Grant,and therefore is assumed by Law Enforcement,that he was an impostor - one who was impersonating William Joseph Grant.
Whether the man's handwriting matches that of Zodiac,Law Enforcement are unwilling to reveal.
So,what we appear to have ''on the table'',is possible evidence of Zodiac visiting the libraries of Riverside City College,Berkeley University,Vallejo and Fairfield.
I will reveal more information,on this subject,at a later date.
Perhaps the Zodiac killer visited other libraries, too.
Another library that come to mind might be the library at Pennsylvania State University that Betsy Aardsma went to on November 28, 1969.
Any other libraries?