Post by Rubislaw32 on Sept 29, 2016 8:32:40 GMT -8
An interesting post,Ricardo,and another ''good and solid'' interview from Mr.Hewitt.
Yes,his book has been long awaited - particularly,in light of his insightful and articulate pieces from ''Radians and Inches''.
I have corresponded with Mark Hewitt,on occasion,for about five years,and,though we have not always seen ''eye to eye'',am an admirer of his work.
Mr.Hewitt,distinctly has two ''rules of thumb'',when it comes to Zodiac : He does not believe in the acquisition of a suspect,to investigate - and,he does not believe in ruminations,beyond authenticated Zodiac documentation,i.e.1974.
Perhaps,this places Mr.Hewitt,as more of a ''Zodiac Historian'' ? I would suggest,a bit of a ''limiting'' stance.But Zodiac ''curiosity'',has always been about ''horses for courses''[?].
Mr.Hewitt is a well informed enthusiast.Touted expressions like ''Scholar'' and ''Expert'' have no place in the Zodiac ''arena''.We are all ''Enthusiasts'',with varying extents of experience.After all,no one,including Law Enforcement,who hold the real advantages,has solved the case [!] - yet.
Regardless of invested experience,Mr.Hewitt's book can be recommended,in advance.Alongside Mr.Michael Kelleher [''Into the mind of a serial killer.''],he is in the top echelon of writers of this genre.
Post by Rubislaw32 on Oct 20, 2016 11:12:43 GMT -8
Having just listened to the interview of Mark Hewitt,earlier this month,by Norene Balovich,Mr.Hewitt graciously acknowledges that owing to the enormous quantity of Zodiac case detail,there are bound to be an odd inaccuracy,or two,in his new book,that readers might point out.
Just to focus on the 408 cipher solution,first uncovered by Don Harden :
Mr.Harden did ''beat the experts'' to solving this cipher.The FBI admitted that the 408 cipher was in their possession,when Harden's solution was published.
But,only just.The FBI had become involved,following the murder of Darlene Ferrin,July 5th 1969.The 408,in three parts,was sent to The SF Chronicle,The SF Examiner and The Vallejo Times Herald,on July 31st 1969.
Two points,I believe worth noting,for the record :
Much as it was a worthy achievement by Don Harden,solving the 408,within two days of the SF Chronicle publishing the whole cipher,the cipher,as was to be later found,was a rudimentary and traditional cipher construct.To an expert,it would not have taken any longer than the two days required by Harden,to solve.
Harden's successful attempt,is ''merely'' part of the rich tapestry,that the history of the Zodiac case offers.Being,as Harden was,an amateur,it just adds an ''endearing'' aspect to the case,and acknowledgement of Harden's efforts.There was probably an element of regret for Harden - that he would become a technical suspect,by Law Enforcement,for the remainder of his life [!].
Perhaps more pertinent,is the time that the FBI started to become involved.Clearly,it was,on record at least,after the murder of Darlene Ferrin.No doubt the FBI would have been informed about the murders of Betty Lou Jensen and David Faraday [December 20th 1968],by The California Department of Justice.But their murder was ''technically'' a single crime.
What some may not be aware,is that the FBI only assume jurisdiction on murder cases,involving a perceived serial killer - or as was then known,as a ''mass murderer''.
So,as a point of both historical,and political significance,Zodiac was first officially recognized as a serial killer,following the murder of Darlene Ferrin.
Post by Rubislaw32 on Oct 25, 2016 14:53:39 GMT -8
Mr.Hewitt is a published,and successful writer.
The late Sherwood Morrill was a distinguished,and highly respected handwriting expert,known to most readers,as the officially appointed expert on the correspondences of The Zodiac Killer.
Both,in no doubt that Zodiac was well read,and held a command,bordering on ''excellence'',of language syntax and grammar.In addition,good letter writing skills.
Never is this more crystallized in the employment of the punctuation mark,the semi colon.Most people ignore its use all together,since they are uncertain of its specific definition,often employing a comma,instead,as an ''easy option''.
Zodiac,as observed by both Hewitt and Morrill,appeared to be comfortable,in expressing himself with the full range of ''grammar options''.If mistakes were made,one always felt that these were deliberate.
This tends to suggest,that not only was Zodiac well read - he had received a disciplined,and good education.
Rubislaw32: D B Cooper's coded messages to newspapers , in his '' I knew '' letter , December 11th 1971 , are solved with Rubislaw 32's Final Solution to the Zodiac's 340 Cipher . Coming soon , to this site !!
Jul 8, 2020 7:31:04 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: If anyone knows the date , in 1999 , when the FBI released to the public the first batch of Zodiac Killer FBI Files , please leave details of date and (newspaper ? ) source , at this site . Thank you , and would be much appreciated .
Jun 29, 2020 2:24:57 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Looking likely , now , that the May 27th 2009 letter , to the IRS in Knoxville TN , was both a sarcastic swipe at Rev.Bill Graham - AND Robert Graysmith . The Zodiac alive , at that May 2009 date ? See '' Rev.Billy Graham - The Zodiac's Devil ? '' thread .
Jun 16, 2020 20:02:44 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Who was the Zodiac's Achilles Heel , as a hoaxer , and suggests the Zodiac's religion of upbringing ? Coming soon to ZKM .
Jun 13, 2020 15:51:21 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: The BBC's award-winning documentary , Disclosure : Who Killed Emma ? , is finally available for public viewing , after 15 months . See '' The Zodiac Killer in Other Countries '' , for details .
Jun 5, 2020 8:59:35 GMT -8
Anonymous.: Rubislaw32, thank you. I appreciate your words, and I do have hope. I have moved on to another case. I know you are one of the BEST as an investigator, and have proven it time and time again. Best of luck to all of you.
May 3, 2020 9:42:47 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Hey Anonymous , I have read your posts and not to worry - LE take a keen interest and monitor the Zodiac sites regularly , these days .Rest easy , for LE know .
May 3, 2020 8:41:20 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Police swoop to arrest Brenda Page's suspected perpetrator , her ex-husband Kit Harrison , after 42 year wait .See the '' Zodiac Killer in other countries '' thread , at this site .
Apr 26, 2020 3:56:58 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: It was Paul Avery that fingered Arthur Leigh Allen to the cops , in the first place . Interesting aspect to the history of the case .
Apr 18, 2020 5:19:38 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: see HMIC about this - OK ?
Jan 28, 2020 6:17:56 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Thanks 525307 CO
Jan 25, 2020 6:43:03 GMT -8
Sandy: RandolphCarter: all victims different horoscope signs. Darlene Ferrin born on cusp of Cancer and Leo. Sorry but Darlene was not born on the cusp Cancer and Leo, she was born under the cusp of Pisces and Aries. Her birthday is in March not July.
Jan 24, 2020 19:06:47 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Thanks for the Blackfoot Alphabet tip , Guest 123 .This could be of interest , with the Z148 cipher text . Given a link to the Karl Werner murders , Z148 is likely to be Zodiac authentic . Nice spot .
Jan 11, 2020 6:53:53 GMT -8
Guest123: Most of the people murdered have double letters in their name. Is it a coincidence? Is it deliberate?
Jan 10, 2020 22:05:39 GMT -8
Guest123: Look at the Blackfoot alphabet. Some of the letters look like the symbol in one or more of the cyphers.
Jan 10, 2020 21:50:26 GMT -8
Handyman: ricardo; if the watch is as a compass and the math addad , 36/42 or between its centre 40/41 would or could this also be used at the geographical end of the puzzle , I heard the trick is to find his north ? seeing as the numbers are a key. dvk
Dec 19, 2019 7:55:37 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Apple Florez extends her apologies to all members,at this site,for her insults,and regrets that she was frustrated,at the time of posting.[refer : Kenneth Lester German ]
Sept 11, 2019 18:02:21 GMT -8
RandolphCarter: Belli defended murderer Jack Ruby
Sept 1, 2019 15:28:14 GMT -8
RandolphCarter: "This thing in me wont let me" Z wasn't nuts, he knew truth.
Sept 1, 2019 15:27:39 GMT -8