The Rev. William Franklin Graham ( November 7th 1918 - February 21st 2018 ) was an American Protestant Evangelist , who became a spiritual adviser to many world leaders , including all Presidents of the USA , from Harry Truman to Barack Obama . And , even friends to some , including H.M. Queen Elizabeth II who bestowed a knighthood upon him .
Born in Charlotte , North Carolina , Billy Graham started his evangelical career as a New Baptist Minister , in Illinois .
Graham went on the road , with his preaching , and hosted '' Crusade '' campaign tours , for much of his life .
In 1949 , these religious meetings that look place in Los Angeles , were brought to the attention of the newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst and , featured coverage in Hearst's newspapers secured a celebrity status for Graham .
But Graham courted disfavour as well . Clearly , not overly trusted by the Catholic Church , and controversially was caught on Watergate Tapes deriding a '' Jewish stranglehold '' on the media , with Richard Nixon , he was not always a welcome phenomenon .
In the last 18 months , the FBI have published files on Billy Graham , and I would suggest that one of his greatest detractors , was the serial killer and extortionist , The Zodiac Killer .
Post by Rubislaw32 on Jun 14, 2020 10:31:40 GMT -8
Among a number of correspondences of hate , published by the FBI , are two from 1979 , and both emanating from Florida .
The first , a postcard within a pre-dated envelope , is postmarked '' Miami Florida '' , and dated April 25th 1979 .
The envelope addressed to : THE CHIEF OF POLICE , MONTREAT , NORTH CAROLINA .
One might bear in mind that Billy Graham made his birthplace , his home for life : Charlotte , Black Mountain , North Carolina .
The content of the postcard enclosed :
'' IF YOU EVER GET CAUGHT UP WITH YOUR WORK AND CAN'T find ANYTHING TO DO , I WOULD SUGGEST THAT YOU LYNCH THAT 666 anti christ devil goat and millionaire billy graham . I honestly think he is the sorriest son of a bitch to ever shit between two pairs of shoes . If you should lynch the anti christ son of a bitch billy graham I believe god would forgive you before his 27 MILLIONAIRE ass got cold . I FEEL SORRY FOR THE PEOPLE OF MONTREAT WHO HAVE TO LIVE NEAR THAT NO GOOD BEGGING BASTARD . THAT FART HAS BEEN ON TV SINCE 1953 BEGGING FOR MONEY TO KEEP HIM RICH . GRADY WILSON ONE OF HIS PARTNERS IN CRIME MAKES $600,000 a year . Hell was invented for people like hitler and graham . Good luck if you ever have to lynch the son of a bitch . ''
On initial inspection , some key '' Zodiac '' words and expressions . For example , '' lynch '' ; '' devil '' ; '' ass '' ; '' fart '' ; '' hell '' . Also , a semblance of similarity with '' can't find anything to do '' , and '' can't do anything with it '' .
But , this April 25th 1979 correspondence was typed . On June 11th 1979 , and just over 6 weeks later , a handwritten letter was sent to Billy Graham , personally , and I would suggest , some '' telling '' handwriting similarities . To come .
Post by Rubislaw32 on Jun 14, 2020 11:21:28 GMT -8
The second correspondence , was postmarked '' Orlando Florida '' and dated June 11th 1979 .
Its envelope addressed to : Rev.Billy Graham , Black Mountain , N.Carolina .
The letter's content :
'' Dear Rev.Graham : There is a contract out on you . I wouldn't appear at any conventions if I were you . If you go to Houston you will be killed . Please heed this warning ! I am a Christian now but I have underworld connections . Please retire from active life and speaking ! - A servant of God and brother in Christ ''
Handwriting is in the eye of the beholder , for the amateur sleuth , but I would suggest that words , such as '' Please '' ( Please Rush to Editor ) ; '' Christian '' ( Chronicle ) , and '' speaking '' ( speaking ) , might demand close attention ( ? ) . In addition , syntax habits , such as the use of underlining .
Some inference , by the letter's content :
A Christian - The same New Baptist order as Billy Graham ( ? ) . Familiarity with Houston , Texas , with prior knowledge that this city posed particular peril for Graham ( ? ) . The use of '' underworld '' , suggesting '' criminal classes '' , but duplicitous with his '' living dead '' references to '' slaves in paradice '' ( ? ) .
But , in real life , what was the writer doing in Orlando , in June ? Often associated with Disney World and family recreational holidays .
A year prior , a presumed Zodiac had sent the Channel 9 letter , referring to '' All good children go to heaven '' and with an '' Anaheim '' postmark . Anaheim associated , primarily , with Disneyland . Could it be that the Zodiac was a family man , who had visited Disneyland , Anaheim , in May 1978....and then the next year , taken his family to Disney World , Orlando , in June 1979 ( ? ) .
Reference : Billy Graham FBI File 2 , Pages 19,20 .
Post by Rubislaw32 on Jun 16, 2020 18:35:53 GMT -8
The religious festival of Michaelmas is celebrated on September 29th of each year .
Michaelmas celebrates the taking up of arms , by the Archangel Michael and his fellow angels , Gabriel and Raphael , against Lucifer and his '' Hell's Angels '' , and banishing Lucifer from the goodly world , for ever more .
And , so it might seem quite strange , to observe a letter sent , and postmarked May 27th 2009 , to 710 Locust Street , Knoxville TN , with references to Michaelmas , in addition to many other conundrum writings on the envelope .
Why ? Because 710 Locust Street , Knoxville TN , is the address of the John J Duncan building , which represents a major US Internal Revenue Service center .
'' Pau '' actually refers to Corinthians , as told by '' Paul '' , in the Bible , and states :
'' I must go on boasting . Although there is nothing to be gained , I will go on to visions and revelations from the Lord .''
'' Rev. '' actually refers to Revelations , in the Bible , and states :
'' And war broke out on heaven . Michael and his angels fought with the dragon ( Lucifer ) , and the dragon and his ( Hell's ) angels fought . ''
There is certainly a semblance of these writings on the envelope , resembling writing in the Zodiac's Bomb Diagram of April 20th 1970 . In addition , a letter written to the FBI , to congratulate them on their ABSCAM sting operation , from February 1980 ( ABSCAM FBI File 1 , Page 36 ) .
But , let us now delve into the letter , of May 27th 2009 itself , and more inferences to Michaelmas . In addition , a letter writer ( Zodiac ? ) who did actually join up his writing , if he felt so disposed . A letter that was signed : St.Michael + .
Post by Rubislaw32 on Jun 16, 2020 19:45:25 GMT -8
And so , to the content of the letter , which starts :
'' Dear ---- , Tell ----- that if he wants to be my friend He had better come across with my Top Secret manuscript I wrote in May of '87 -- '' confidential ''. Tell Dr./ Rev. Billy Graham that I need to talk to him in private Regarding the resurrection out from the dead , death , devil , thow ( ? ) , wrath . God Almighty trying to fool Lucifer ! ''
This use of '' Tell '' is reminiscent of the October 1987 letter . In this letter , with double the required postage , there is a possible inference to extra writings , that were not revealed , beyond the basic letter . At the end of the October 1987 letter , the presumed Zodiac writes :
'' Tell Toschi of my new plans . ''
Could it be that the Zodiac , in May 2009 , and referring to a manuscript that he wrote in 1987 , was indicating that disgraced Inspector Dave Toschi might like to be his , the Zodiac's , friend ( ? ) . Now , perhaps , that the Zodiac's '' Secret Pal '' , Paul Avery had passed on .
OR ! - and probably more likely , the writer of this May 27th 2009 letter , was indicating Robert Graysmith who , had written the eponymous and successful book , '' ZODIAC '' , which saw a publishing date , in January 1987 . And now , in May 2009 , the David Fincher's Hollywood film of 2007 , had further enhanced the legendary status of the Zodiac himself...and to an extent , Robert Graysmith also .
So , this May 27th 2009 letter , might be the following :
'' Dear Taxman , Tell Graysmith that if he wants to be my friend , He had better come across with my Top Secret manuscript I wrote in May of '87 - '' confidential ''. Tell Dr./Rev. Billy Graham that I need to talk to him in private regarding the resurrection out from the dead , death , devil , thow ( ? ) , wrath . God Almighty trying to fool Lucifer ! ''
And , perhaps it is the case now , that since Robert Graysmith was touting Arthur Leigh Allen as the identity of the Zodiac....then the Zodiac , in this May 2009 letter , is taking a further sarcastic swipe at Robert Graysmith , by inferring that he , the Zodiac , was still very much alive .
The letter continues....
'' We are going to take the war of all wars to the cross this year ! On my birthday --- '' Midnight Hour '' . '' Behold the Bride --- groom cometh '' . OH ! There is going to be a wedding up in heaven , when the bridegroom meets the bride ! Arch-angels will be singing , joy will be ringing at the wedding in the sky ! So pray , fast , believe and hope ! OFFICIAL ORDERS F.B.I. + SECRET SERVICE . St. Michael + ''
( Strange ( ? ) - how '' Midnight Hour '' found itself on the Halloween Card believed to have been sent to Robert Graysmith .)
At this May 27th 2009 time , the Commissioner of the IRS was Douglas H.Shulman .The Director of the FBI was Robert Mueller .
REFERENCE : Billy Graham FBI File 2 , Pages 244 - 247 .
Post by Rubislaw32 on Jun 16, 2020 23:26:39 GMT -8
The Michaelmas tie , between the extortionist and Billy Graham , showing itself , in the letter of May 2009 , had , more than likely emanated from two letters sent to Billy Graham , in August 1976 , 33 years earlier .
Between August 8th 1976 and August 20th 1976 , and while Rev.Graham had been on his '' Crusades '' tour in San Diego CA , two letters from the pen of the same author , were mailed to Billy Graham , in North Carolina . One letter bore an Inglewood , CA postmark , and the other , a Long Beach CA postmark .
The fist letter illustrated Hell's Angels and a Roman cross , and gave poetry , which started :
'' Legion of Hell's Angels . Your cup for we is a cup for thee . That's no mystery ! ''
The accompanying letter , was as follows :
'' Dear Mr.Billy Graham , you are being given enough rope to hang yourself with . Traitor to the King in the face of the enemy is betrayal and murder . Just because I am surrounded by the army of the man of sin , with all manner of means , does not mean you're going to escape, and get away with murders . Just because you refuse to bear a cross and give up lip service instead . ''
The second of these August letters , from California , set some '' Murder Mystery Riddles '' , starting :
'' I'm glad the Church is looking out for me , instead of living deliciously ! ''
The accompanying letter :
'' Dear Mr.Billy Graham .Refusing to answer and act on these letters will prove you are refuseing ( sic ) to lift a finger for God , and against The Dragon . ''
Again , implying that Billy Graham must surely be Lucifer , the Devil himself .
With a hardcover copy of Robert Graysmith's '' Zodiac '' book , first available in 1986 , by December 1987 then , the Zodiac would have started to become aware that a documentation of his nefarious deeds , was now making Graysmith a rich man .
And so we may be able to observe the caustic wit of the Zodiac , and perhaps biting on his tongue ( ? ) , with the employment of a Billy Graham business envelope and on view , with a 27th Dec. Las Vegas postmark . A Billy Graham business pay cheque also , with $100 made out to Billy Graham - that so clearly bounced .
The following note was enclosed , also :
'' Billy Graham , you phoney want to be preacher , do you really think that a sane man would send you money ? A sane person would send you a bomb to blow your fuckin ass from here to oblivion , you want to know why - because you are an asshole !!! - Your friend The Grim Reaper . ''
Post by Rubislaw32 on Jun 18, 2020 21:09:07 GMT -8
From November 10th 1984 , a letter sent , from Marina Del Rey , CA . , to Billy Graham , as the Director of the National Center on Child Abuse & Adult Drug '' A££lications '' ,in Washington D.C. . Billy Graham had no vested interest , nor link of any sort , with this organization .
But , a '' buy in '' as such , for an extortionist , using commercialised stationary from a personal injuries law practice , to have a dig at Graham , and perhaps , express a few peeves of his own ( ? ) .
The letter , as follows :
Men Assassins Men Normal People Caution From a Victem Getting to know you Billy Graham One Assassin The Hospital is an Operation in Daylight blowjob The home where you sleep is also a hospital All Homo Assassins men will perish All people are women All men are women Women don't exist and It's a homosexual world of cosmetics Hair & short skirts & trousers R C A Tonsils Thus the Massacre New Men whom are women in trousers Dressed as men Billy Graham first blood . In the Homosexual World All men who are women are Clergymen & Clerks Medical Field All Homosexual men are Dr.s - ( Pediatricians ) - MD's
'' VPS '' ?? Something it could stand for , is '' Vallejo Public Services '' , and looking into Vallejo's history suggests that this would apply , more specifically , to the services of '' Waste Disposal & Refuse '' . A well-funded public utility , at that time , largely because of contracts with industrial companies and the U.S.Navy , to keep neighbouring Mare Island clean and tidy .
Perhaps this extortionist / hoaxer was still irked by '' a piece of rubbish '' that he had left behind him , in Vallejo , and saw Billy Graham as an '' image '' , with which to take out his outrage and haunting ( ? ) .
Post by Rubislaw32 on Jun 18, 2020 21:43:26 GMT -8
An envelope , postmarked October 5th 1993 , from Asheville , North Carolina , and addressed to the FBI office , in the same town .
Inside the envelope was found a commercial slip , with respect to either , donations to the Billy Graham Evangelical Association , or orders for Billy Graham's latest book , entitled '' Facing Death '' .
The extortionist / hoaxer had simply written :
'' I kill god fearing people for pleasure kill ! ! kill ! ! ''
Post by Rubislaw32 on Jun 18, 2020 22:35:59 GMT -8
An interesting set of events took place , in December 2018 , which certainly look now to be linked .
On December 12th , The Diablo Valley College received gun violence threats , by way of graffiti in the form of message , signed '' - Z '' , which told '' Imbecile Classmates '' to '' Get Ready '' . Similar choice words and expressions were employed , a number of times over the next few months , and the FBI became involved , as well as local police .
On December 12th 2018 - '' Get Ready Imbeciles - Z '' message .
On December 14th 2018 - The San Francisco Chronicle publish a Zodiac related article , and debut the '' 2001 New Year's Card '' .
On December 17th 2018 - The FBI publish '' The William ( Billy ) Graham FBI Files '' .
Just 10 months earlier , Rev. Billy Graham had died , aged 99 years , and within 5 days of a very public Zodiac related message , the Rev.Graham's files are published , with the FBI's involvement in both occurrences , as well as the Zodiac's 2001 New Year's Card .
With respect to the Rev.Billy Graham , he first received a letter of extortion from someone calling themselves '' St.Michael + '' , in August 1976 , with two letters from Inglewood and Long Beach , California .
And then again , the name of '' St.Michael + '' turned up again , in a letter to the Inland Revenue Services , and asking them to tell Billy Graham that this author wanted a private meeting with him , over a '' Top Secret Manuscript '' .This letter , from May 27th 2009 , and 33 years after the letters from California .
Did The Zodiac elect to adopt the pseudonym '' St.Michael + '' ?
And , as '' St.Michael + '' did the Zodiac view Billy Graham , as '' Lucifer '' ?
In most Protestant Churches of Christianity , St.Michael is known as '' Archangel Michael '' , the leader of the army of God , against the force of evil , represented by Satan .
The original battle that St.Michael undertook , is documented in the '' Epistle of Jude '' , which can be found in the book of Revelations , in the Bible's New Testament .
In the Roman Catholic , Eastern Orthodox and Anglican forms of Christianity , St.Michael is known as '' Saint Michael the Taxiarch ''.
A Taxiarch is Greek for a Brigadier , and derives from '' taxis '' , meaning '' military orders '' .
In the commercial modern world , '' St.Michael '' was well known , and for many years , as the brand name for clothes retail , for the Marks & Spencer Group plc . Marks & Spencer are a British retail group , listed on the Stock Market , having been established since 1884 .
In a letter to the IRS , sent to their Knoxville TN offices , on May 27th 2009 , the author writes :
'' We are going to take the war of all wars to the cross this year ! On my birthday --- '' Midnight Hour ''
With acknowledgement of research carried out by the Zodiac contributor , Michael Butterfield :
On Page 324 of Robert Graysmith's 2002 published '' Zodiac Unmasked '' , Graysmith writes :
'' Recall that on Thursday December 18th 1969 , Zodiac rang the attorney's ( Melvin Belli's ) housekeeper and remarked that to-day was his birthday . Two days later , Dec.20th , a letter from Zodiac arrived at Belli's office .''
The implication is that Robert Graysmith was not wholly truthful in this passage , and stated that a call was placed on December 18th which , is the birthday of Graysmith's adopted suspect , Arthur Leigh Allen .
How do we know that Graysmith was not being wholly truthful ?
The information with regard to a phone call received by Melvin Belli's housekeeper did not become public knowledge , until some Zodiac Killer FBI Files were released in 1999 . The FBI's information infers that the call from someone claiming to be the Zodiac and declaring his birthday was made , shortly before January 14th 1970 . It is suspected that this person was actually a well-known Zodiac hoaxer , named Eric Weil . Weil's birth date is January 10th 1940 .
And so , returning to the letter sent to the IRS in Knoxville , on May 27th 2009 :
When the author referred to '' On my Birthday '' , was this a further sarcastic swipe , at Robert Graysmith , for not having been truthful about claiming a December 18th 1969 date , for the phone call received by Melvin Belli's housekeeper ?
Does this add to the double-implication that the author of the Knoxville letter was referring to Robert Graysmith , as well as already in writing , Rev.Billy Graham ?
Rev.Billy Graham's views on the subject of Abortion , courted controversy . He was not pro-abortion , as such , but not wholly anti-abortion , either .
A quote from Billy Graham , appearing in the 1997 Christian Workers Handbook , was received with mixed reaction :
'' We should accept abortion in the cases of rape or incest , or if the child is thought to harm the life of a mother .''
In the Billy Graham FBI Files , there appears an electronically typed letter of request of the US DOJ , that they release material on Billy Graham , to the public . The letter is dated May 19th 1999 , and appears on writing paper which has been stamped : '' ABORTION ADULT KILLING KIDS ''.
For , in effect , a FOIA request , its content does seem a little '' over the top '' :
'' I especially request all material printed , handwritten , audio , video and any kind of correspondence between the CIA , NSA , FBI , Domestic , Foreign , past or present .''
Six months later , and on November 11th 1999 , a copy of the letter was sent to the US DOJ again , signed off as '' Just a Citizen '' , and with a handwritten postscript , which said :
'' Could you let me know the status of the above information I requested on May 19th 1999 .''
The envelope employed had a 33 cent postage stamp , and stamped on it was '' ABORTION MOTHER KILLING HER BABY ''.
In reply to this reminder letter , one month later , the US DOJ officially turned down the request , pointing out that information requested of an individual who is still alive ( Billy Graham ) must be accompanied with a privacy waver from that individual , or that in the case of someone now deceased , a death certificate .
Did the first batch of Zodiac Killer FBI File releases , in 1999 , take place before May 19th 1999 ? It may be possible that the Zodiac anticipated viewing letters of threat that he had made to Billy Graham , in the past ( ? ) , but was disappointed to find otherwise .
If any reader knows the answer to this question , please feel free to contribute to this thread.
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