I want to report a brain-feck. No, a triple brain feck. (I always wondered why he used the indefinite article first. He knew what he was going to say. Could it be... a clew?)
Well I read the mispelling of Clue in Z's letter the other day as 'Clew' and it sounded rather familiar and I couldn't think why or from where. Then I remembered, Jack the Ripper Case.
At one of the scenes a message was found scrawled on the wall which a Insp. decided to erase upon his arrival which came to be a decision that He would regret later, but at the time He washed it off the wall because London had a fairly large Jewish population and the message was clearly anti-semitic in nature and it was recalled as stating, with spelling errors: "The Juwes (sic -Meaning Jews) are the men that will not be blamed for nothing." Juwes just reminded me of Clews.
Post by Rubislaw32 on Sept 22, 2015 9:46:55 GMT -8
It is generally accepted that Zodiac regularly misspelled words deliberately - either because he just felt like it - or,because he believed that he might leave behind a few red herrings.He was minded to create decoys and time wasting legacies.He desired to keep anyone interested in him - but,often than not,nothing conclusive would come of someone's ventures down exploratory avenues.
I believe that we can conclude,at the very least,that he was of advanced education - more than probably,siding on the applied sciences disciplines.
What we can be confident of is,that he was literate,as well as numerate.
Whether accidental,or not,''Clews'' is actually old English for ''Clues'',and still an admissible spelling today.
What might be of interest to some,is that ''Clew'' is more usually used in a nautical context.To ''clew up'' or ''clew down'' a flag or a sail - as in ''furl'' or ''unfurl''.
I think we could be struggling to develop the word ''clew'',as a topic on its own,so I would just like to bring the very notion of a ''clue'' or ''clues'',into the spotlight.
What are most people referring to,specifically,by the introduction of ''clue'' into the whole ''Zodiac equation'' ?
I came late into the world of ''Zodiac'',as a researcher/investigator,having looked into other unsolved murders that may,or may not yet,hold connections with the case of The Zodiac Killer.
One of the first things that struck me,when I entered the ''Zodiac arena'',was that there was a general assumption that,Zodiac had left his real identity ''somewhere'' in the ''mire'' of his actions or correspondences.The sending of the ''My name is ----'' cipher,being a case in point.
I have to admit,that it never really has occurred to me,that Zodiac would do such as thing,as give away his true identity.As much as he tantalizingly suggested that real identity can be found,he has equally stated,on more than one occasion,that he wouldn't make it available to be found.
Most of us can agree that Zodiac displayed mood swings.And that the possibility that he might have made his real name ''attainable'' at a time that he felt lowest,and in need of giving himself up [?].
But,no....I don't believe it ever did happen.A real ''clue'' offered,to give an investigator a chance,was never on the table,in the cold light of day.
The overriding motivation,for Zodiac,was to perpetuate his anonymity,so that the opportunity to act in such a way,as to provide ''relief'' from the demons,that would build up inside him,was always available to him.
Self healing,by temporary acquirement of the sensation of empowerment.
The long and the short of it is,that Zodiac never did intend to get caught,and that there never would be ''clues'' intentionally left behind,to facilitate this,for those in his pursuit.
My previous post was,perhaps,a bit negative...but I feel it necessary,to convey a ''reality check'' to the reader.
That being that,at the very least,we should not have expectations that Zodiac's real name will suddenly materialize,in a clue that Zodiac has offered.
The solution to the ''my name is -----'' cipher,that I have submitted,to the authorities is actually an address,related to Zodiac's Alma Mater.Hence,in my view,yet another ''nail in his coffin'',with regard to exposure of his true identity.
Naturally,like many,I may be wrong...but at least I feel confident that I am ''playing Zodiac's game '' - and not being taken in by his ''Tomfoolery ''.
Zodiac liked to draw us in,so that he would become of interest to us....then take us on a journey,leaving ''clues'',as in a paper chase ,in order to keep our interest ''keen''.
It was not in Zodiac's interest,for us to ''lose interest'',since it more than became apparent that Zodiac was a ''publicity whore'',and was smitten by the limelight.
Zodiac's primary motive,I would suggest,was to impose himself over a particular individual,by fear and other means,to compensate for the ''empowerment'' that this person's ''status'' had over Zodiac.To make this person's life,a living hell.
Zodiac intended this form of ''tenuous torture'' to continue,as long as it suited Zodiac.
But it just so happens,that Zodiac's personal goal,made him in to a celebrity of notoriety,and his vanity and shallowness,started to become a greater attraction.
Now Zodiac was,effectively, ''playing to the masses'' - and that called for new and ''clever'' tricks,in order to keep the ''audience'' interested.
So,''clues'' had to be left behind,as part of keeping that interest going.It would be a show of Zodiac verses The Cops,and masses would be engaged and enthralled.
Zodiac would have to be seen as giving ''The Law'' a fighting chance,but that he,Zodiac,would always come out on top,to fight another day.
The ''clues'' themselves,would therefore have to appear ''novel'' and entertaining .And,indeed,solvable.
But,with Zodiac,it was always a case of ''Close'',but not too close.
There was a clew that zodiac had ties to Arkansas That part of the country quite backwoods Spelling was not the top concern , getting a student to write was so it was not always corrected in early schooling
Rubislaw32: Oct.6th 2021 -Fox news announce Case Breaker's findings. Nov.1st 2021 - FBI release 411 page D B Cooper File. Within 25 days FBI have appeased Mr Colbert. The thrust of non-suspect Gary Poste's guilt was Donna Lass. ''Donna Lass'' positively haunts the FBI
Nov 30, 2021 16:01:00 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: The mystery of the Zodiac Killer case ? But, it is also a mystery about the FBI's personal involvement in the Zodiac Killer case. They were supposed to assist and, even solve it themselves. Remember Mr Trump's words to the FBI : '' Clean up your mess.''.
Nov 30, 2021 14:19:37 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Where does that leave the Donna Lass disappearance ? Knowledge beyond any reasonable doubt, by the FBI, that the Zodiac had nothing to do with the Donna Lass case. But, did the FBI know more than that ? The South Lake Tahoe PD have not been happy recently.
Nov 30, 2021 14:00:10 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: In the run-in to the March 22nd 1971 Pines Card, the FBI would have needed complicity with the SF Chronicle, and the Condominium Co. on advertising - paid for by the FBI? The FBI would have known the card's original purpose, and so would the SF Chronicle.
Nov 30, 2021 13:50:12 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Just as a reference to the Pines Card. It was the Zodiac who, of course chose its design, and originally sent it, circa May 1970,as a follow up to the Dragon Card, in order to (falsely) incriminate Pa Grant, further, on Judith Hakari's murder.
Nov 30, 2021 13:39:04 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: We all play the numbers game with Z's murders. Beyond the 5 Bay area ones ? I have him down for none before LHR. After PH ? Three, but one of those was second-degree. Leaving two for DOJ's to focus on in particular. The FBI being surplus to requirements.
Nov 30, 2021 8:21:58 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Contained in the FBI's vaults is evidence that the Zodiac was the most prolific small-time extortionist in criminal history. The FBI were entrusted to catch him, through this very practice. But, he turned out smarter than them - and by a long chalk.
Nov 30, 2021 7:16:45 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: We must continue to hope, and have faith in DOJ's to nail the Zodiac for at least one murder, and secure a subsequent plea deal to ensure justice for all his victims. Then, their families might receive a long-overdue explanation for his behaviour.
Nov 30, 2021 7:08:13 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: That ''rainy day'' was allocated to the disappearance of Donna Lass, and an opportunity to bait the Zodiac. At present, the South Lake Tahoe P.D. maintain a dignified silence over the matter, but this is a ticking time bomb, waiting to go off. Cheers FBI.
Nov 29, 2021 21:11:33 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Pines Card fiasco ? The implications are truly cruel and horrible to contemplate. Judith Hakari's abduction and violent death would have had a much better chance of being solved, if the FBI had not elected to confiscate the Pines Card, for a ''rainy day''.
Nov 29, 2021 21:05:04 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: The days of Fagan and his colleagues' dodgy Zodiac-related claims, as well as having wet dreams waiting for another FBI fix - are OVER. If a Zodiac arrest is made, they would do better to sort out their part in the Pines Card fiasco, and payments to Cheney
Nov 29, 2021 20:23:01 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: In light of SF Chronicle journalist Kevin Fagan's recent re-vamp of his career C.V., emphasizing a decent and honest hack with homeless charity interests, he might like to reflect that it isn't going to make his part in Zodiac case shenanigans go away.
Nov 29, 2021 20:15:32 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: What might save the FBI (?). Difficult to assess. Operations performed on the hierarchy's forked tongues might help. But, it's ''humility'' that they are lacking. Forced to assist schoolchildren and old ladies cross roads safely would be a good idea.
Nov 29, 2021 18:35:12 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: I certainly don't begrudge the D B Cooper fraternity though. Through muscling in to get what they wanted - Good Luck to them. But, it begins to demonstrate where the FBI really are at, and their current mindset ? Like Edvard Munch's painting ''The Scream''
Nov 29, 2021 18:15:54 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: An interesting but disappointing reflection of 2021, I believe, is that as Z followers await anything remotely like an FBI File No.7, and for years, the D B Cooper fraternity receive an FBI File No.64, through behaving badly. The FBI's priorities ?
Nov 29, 2021 18:10:28 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Seattle Times, March 25th 2021 : '' If anything dire happens to me (or any I love) - what I gave the cops gets published immediately.''. So, no movement from Z, then ? And, he brazenly (or otherwise ?) believes he can cover for his family's safety, also.
Nov 28, 2021 22:32:05 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Naturally we all think that Z should give himself up. But, he is still trying to eek out his freedom. And, one should bear in mind that, in all likelihood, Z has been only too happy to have seen Lenny Paradiso spend his last 28 years of life in prison.
Nov 28, 2021 13:17:16 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: .....firstly, the DOJ's are struggling to come up with at least one murder to pin on him, with confidence. But also...a law enforcement agency might try to take him out. Now - which LE agency has most face to lose ? I fancy that Z will think the FBI.
Nov 28, 2021 13:02:21 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Given that the Zodiac is still alive (as I do) one has to start looking at matters from his perspective. Z will know about all the lying that the FBI have been doing, and will surmise that because he has yet to be arrested, then....
Nov 28, 2021 12:57:30 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: It's a wonder really, why the U.S. DOJ still allows them to meddle with the Zodiac case. The FBI attempting dishonest damage limitation, if the case happens to find a public resolution - and become the most embarrassing moment in their 113 year history.
Nov 28, 2021 9:37:02 GMT -8