The Albany Letter - a revisit -------------------------------
In the presumed,but unofficially authenticated Albany Letter,Zodiac wrote the following :
You Were WRONG I AM NOT DEAD OR IN THE HOSPITAL I AM ALIVE AND WELL AND IM GOING TO START KILLING AGAIN Below is the NAME AND LOCATION OF MY NEXT VICTIM But you had Better hurry be cause I'm going to kill her August 10th at 5:00 P.M. when the shift change.ALBANY is A nice Town
The implication is that Zodiac intends to kill a female member of staff,at Albany Medical Centre.This,after the FBI's presumed solution to the cryptogram,that Zodiac had written,below the text of the letter.
But,should we take Zodiac's word,for the threat ?
Indeed,did the FBI Cryptanalysis unit,correctly solve the cryptogram ?
There are many towns and cities called ''Albany'',in the U.S.A. .In fact,there is a town,close to Berkeley,and on the SF Bay coast,called Albany.This town became developed in the 19th Century,with settlers,mostly from Texas.
Having studied the ''Albany Cryptogram'',and as I have alluded to before,the symbols employed in encrypting the cryptogram are difficult to read,and symbols that ''Zodiac'' appears not to have used before.
I conclude that it is certainly possible that the decryption of the ''Albany Cryptogram'' is the following :
DONNIE H HENLY ALBANY VEHICAL CENTER THIS ONLY THE BEGINNING
Notes : --------
i] The beginning of what ?
If a ''vehical centre'',then the beginning of Zodiac's love affair with motorcars.
ii] Donnie H Henly ?
Donnie Hugh Henley is the lead vocalist for the famous rock band,''The Eagles''.The band became global stars,in 1973,with early hits such as ''Tequila Sunrise'' and ''Desperado''.
''Don Henley'' is from Linden,a town to the east of Dallas,Texas.Albany is a town to the west of Dallas,Texas.
Don Henley was born in 1947,and would have been in his teens,in the early 1960's.
Don Henley's father,Con Junell Henley,was a NAPA auto parts dealer.Although travelling,it is possible that Con Junell also held an outlet,such as shop or garage.It is known that Don Henley assisted his father,with his business,part-time,while an adolescent and young man.
The Zodiac was proven to be a bomb hoaxer,and want to take ''credit'' for murders that he did not commit.He was also a known plagiarist.
The Zodiac shifted between honesty and dishonesty,according to how it suited him,at a given time and circumstances.
It is entirely possible that : '' DONNIE H HENLY ALBANY VEHICAL CENTER THIS ONLY THE BEGINNING ''.....is the correct solution to the Albany Cryptogram.
The implication that Zodiac was familiar with Don Henley as he grew up,working for his father.....and,in the vicinity of Dallas,Texas.
Albany,California,is a town of approximately 20,000 population,which lies on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay,bordering the city of Berkeley.
Albany's commerce,includes ''landlord revenue'' from student residency,linked to the world famous Berkeley University.
Albany is noted for its ''Albany Hill'',along the coastline.The first non-indigenous settlers arrived in 1772,from San Antonio,Texas,and duly named the hill ''Cerrito de San Antonio'',in honour of their homeland.
There is a body of opinion that,given the Zodiac's confirmed first two serious crimes [....at Lake Herman Road and Blue Rock Springs...],he resided in the city of Vallejo.
Vallejo is approximately 20 miles north of Albany,and can be directly accessed by road.
I have found evidence in the past,that the Zodiac acquired his ''very specific'' 8-ball symbol,employed in his ''My name is ---'' cipher,from the documents wing of Berkeley University Library.
Did the Zodiac visit ''nearby'' Albany ?
Did the Zodiac find Albany to be ''A nice Town'' ?
Another look at the Albany cryptogram of August 1973 :
Given that the Albany cryptogram is available only in poor photocopy condition, I decided to have a fresh look at it and, discovering that there appear to be actually 52 characters, including a '' dot '' and an '' arrow '', this resumed a curiosity in the cryptogram, for me, with the possibility/probability that the ( presumed ) Zodiac planned the cipher/cryptogram as 4 rows of 13 columns. Similar, I believe, to the 1990 Celebrity Cipher which, I concluded was constructed as 5 rows of 13 columns.
This is what I concluded as a solution to the Albany cryptogram :
'' William Rogers '' '' Arkansas at war '' '' Walmart mother '' '' Samuel Walton's ''
Notes : William Rogers was a lawyer and diplomat, serving under both President Eisenhower and President Nixon. His public service is most noted when, as U.S.Attorney General, he was tasked with finding a solution to a famous racial dispute in Arkansas, in 1958, at Little Rock Central High School, Arkansas.
Samuel Walton was the founder of the eponymous WALMART chain of retail outlets which, first opened in 1962, with a '' mother '' store, in Rogers, Arkansas. Walton, at one time, was America's richest man and, probably at about the time of this August 1973 Albany Letter.
So, it is possible that the Zodiac had craftily designed a solution which, incorporated a historical racial dispute and the beginning of the retail phenomenon of WALMART - both having an Arkansas connection.
For example : '' WILLIAMROGERS '' contains '' I am Rogers ''. A possibility that '' Rogers '' is a family surname of belonging - either paternal or maternal. Perhaps the employment of '' MOTHER '' indicates a mother's maiden name ?
The Albany letter surfaced in the public domain circa 2013, and remains a mystery why the cryptogram, in particular, is displayed in such poor readable condition. Although a few internet contributors have made efforts to enhance its readability, there are no guarantees that the symbols offer a true representation of how its author originally presented them.
Particularly since the Albany letter is reported to have been pointed out to the Zodiac contributor Doranchak by the head of the FBI's Cryptanalysis Unit, Dan Olson.
In addition, that there is clear evidence now, that the FBI have played around with, and masked some correspondences, such as the 1990 Celebrity Cipher commercial print, to which I can personally attest to, and prove, in research work carried out to establish the precise picture postcard employed.
If Rubislaw 32's '' Arkansas '' solution is accepted, a few interpretations could be ventured. One such :
Split the words or expressions up into their component parts, WILLIAM ; ROGERS ; ARKANSAS ; AT WAR ; WALMART ; MOTHER ; SAMUEL ; WALTON'S .
For the '' Walmart '' clues, we can justifiably select : SAMUEL WALTON'S WALMART, ROGERS, ARKANSAS . ( Walmart's first store, opening in 1962 )
What then remains ? WILLIAM AT WAR MOTHER.
Is this a message, albeit spoken to himself, the Zodiac ?
'' William at war, Mother.''
Who then is William ? And, who is Mother ?
The Zodiac was '' at war '', as such. Was '' William '' at war, also ? And, at war with the Zodiac ?
At the time of the Albany Letter, William Joseph Grant was applying for a court injunction against all of law enforcement, on the grounds of Police Harassment, following a bungled surveillance operation carried out on him by the Vallejo P.D. . William Grant had been the first official Zodiac suspect, going back almost 5 years to the Lake Herman Road double-murder of David Faraday and Betty Lou Jensen.
William Grant was to win his court battle, and secure illegal suspect status for himself. A court of law had recognised that the Vallejo P.D. were unjustified in harassing Grant, on scant Zodiac-related evidence, and with no foreseeable plans to arrest him, despite evidence garnered that Grant had been in breach of the so-called Sodomy Laws.
'' WILLIAM AT WAR '' ? Did this refer to William Grant ( ? ), with the Zodiac's message as one of '' reportage '' - at least in the Zodiac's own mind.
Rubislaw32: An explanation from Comey to the Attorney General in a parallel universe : '' Yes, I had considered our great nation and the principles of its security - but first I had to check if my boys needed to do any covering-up - plus the ''hero'' factor for me.''.
Aug 15, 2022 7:57:29 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: 'Embarrassing' ? Well, given the code of sociopathic behaviour ingrained by the FBI, who knows how Comey felt. But at that juncture, the Attorney General would have realized that Comey hadn't informed him on terrorist info from Frank Mulholland. Treason ?
Aug 15, 2022 7:37:43 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Yes FBI, your man Comey caught red-handed impersonating Sherlock Holmes, and without security clearance from his boss the U.S. Attorney General. Just sniffing around, concerned that your agency were about to be left out of a Z-loop. ''M-Bare-Assing''.
Aug 15, 2022 5:53:42 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Brenda's case resurrection goes back to February 2015, and a public announcement of a re-investigation into her murder (July 14th 1978). One week later, the Crown Office took safe possession of Joan Webster's case file, followed by Comey's Z-case exposure.
Aug 15, 2022 5:43:12 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: So, although crude terminology, and retrospectively murdered by neither GSK nor the Zodiac - Nancy's case was assisted benevolently by both GSK & Zodiac ''cash cows''. August 22nd 2022, and the murder trial of Brenda Page starts - Z's Scotch Tape lie.
Aug 15, 2022 5:30:03 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Since the arrest of GSK in April 2018, the official LE claim is that 150 criminal cases have benefited, with a perceived GSK link. In addition, Nancy Bennallack was murdered one day before the Zodiac Killer mailed his Halloween Card (Oct. 27th 1970).
Aug 15, 2022 5:21:31 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: To the CA DOJ : If the Zodiac is still alive, as I believe and believe that you know that he is - go and get him. The public are past caring about your level of confidence, and whether you think it is in the public's interest. Let him speak for himself.
Aug 14, 2022 18:29:30 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: on their obligations. For the CA DOJ, they still seem to be on the side of righteousness - but there is certainly concern that they might make him a ''fall-guy'', expended for other benefits of the CA DOJ's choosing. History will be harsh if they play God.
Aug 14, 2022 18:02:14 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: In time, the FBI will be outed for their dereliction of duty in the Zodiac case - and even when they were giving him attention, ''dropped the ball'' on so many occasions. Those that retain a case interest, still hope that the judiciary can deliver..
Aug 14, 2022 17:53:04 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Has the Zodiac Killer case been used as a ''cash cow'' for resurrecting other cases to gain necessary funding, to be solved ? Certainly an element of truth there - but no one would want to be the person to say that to any victims' families.
Aug 14, 2022 16:05:25 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: ...solve the ''biggest fish'' (e.g. The Zodiac Killer case) - the more holding back in time to catch it. For the UK I have proffered (at least) Z-outliers related to Inverness 1976, Aberdeen 1978 and Glasgow 2005. Resolutions on those, still a bit away.
Aug 14, 2022 15:52:06 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: ...Killer's. But, once that undertaking is made (e.g. Bennallack case), then with the extra funding found, the case in question is seen out on its own merits regardless. The ''Catch-22'' scenario might be, though, that the more outlier cases allocated to..
Aug 14, 2022 15:47:41 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: often than not this funding would have been federal. To put it another way, cases that are elevated to a high-profile status, on the basis that they can be shown to have possible links to an already established high-profile case, such as that of the Zodiac
Aug 14, 2022 15:43:18 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: ...question. To home in more specifically, there has been talk that Nancy's case became an allocated Zodiac outlier case at a given time, and therefore benefited from extra funding, contributing to a successful outcome for that case recently. And, more...
Aug 14, 2022 15:39:34 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: ...that this has mostly to do with tragic events unfolding on Capitol Hill January 6th 2021. Then swing 36 hours later to an announcement of the solving of the Nancy Bennallack murder 51 years ago. No relationship at all ? Now that's an interesting...
Aug 14, 2022 15:18:00 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Politics and funding to fight crime ? Now that's an interesting subject that even the keenest of investigative journalists may not , if ever, come close to even touching the surface. For Mr Trump's subjection to a recent raid, the public would be aware....
Aug 14, 2022 15:12:28 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Message for the FBI ? : ''Dear Hoodwinker Wray, This is The DOG speaking and we are in control. DOG 1, FIB 0. The DOG eats you up. Woof, woof. - The DOG.''
Aug 14, 2022 7:53:55 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Moreover - what might remain an ''outlier fear'' for the FBI is, if the Crown Office uncover evidence of a crime committed by the Zodiac, outside of any jurisdiction that the FBI might hold -something like death threats to Stanley Kubrick's family (UK) ?
Aug 14, 2022 7:39:10 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Naturally, the irony being that the FBI have been marginalised over the Zodiac case, as a consequence of Comey's covert conduct. If the reality hasn't hit home to the FBI by now - it probably never will : Too many case skeletons clogging up their cupboard.
Aug 14, 2022 5:54:04 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: I think that a point should be made that no one has made a case for the Crown Office not entitled to be in possession of certain case-related material. The inference always was that Comey's conduct was because he feared the FBI being left out of a Z-loop.
Aug 14, 2022 5:48:38 GMT -8