For some reason, I was the only man on Kwajalein Island with a press camera and, consequently, I was frequently called on to photographically cover athletic contests, USO shows, and other events. It was at a USO show that my downfall came. I had spent the afternoon at the outdoor theater where the show was being held and during my shooting was approached by a young sailor carrying a simple reflex-type box camera equipped with a flash. “You seem to know what you’re doing,” he told me. "Mind if I follow you around?” I, of course, did not, and took him under my wing to show him the best angles and how to make the most of poor conditions, even perhaps growing a bit (but only a bit) magnanimous. That night, in the hobby-shop darkroom, we again found ourselves together, and after development of our two sets of pictures, I was secretly glad he was there. The next morning when I saw the USO troupe off at the airstrip, I handed them a promised set of pictures, all printed from my young sailor protegé’s negatives. I, you see, had neglected to pull my lens board all the way out to the infinity stop.
Rubislaw32: That's a feature of the FBI's cover-up stunts pulled in the last six years since Comey's May 2017 dismissal: FBI always leave a subliminal message for the Zodiac, in order to dissuade him from giving himself up. You are all too predictable, Numpty-FBI.
Sept 28, 2023 18:03:17 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: The Zodiac wasn't attending Riverside when Cheri Jo Bates was murdered. Z's short course had taken place earlier in the year (1966). We can thank the FBI for giving us ''San Bernardino'' as to where Z was residing for his certificate at Riverside College.
Sept 28, 2023 17:32:20 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: The hood at Lake Berryessa ? Everyone seems to proffer an explanation. Mine would be that it was a modified old welder's hood. A clue to Z's familiarity with Riverside College: The Automotive Repairs Dept., where Z took a short course for his certificate.
Sept 28, 2023 17:14:52 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: These imaginary friends of Tom Voigt seem to be on the increase in preponderance again. Whole pages seem to sometimes be simply Voigt talking with his many selves. I suppose, as more of the old regulars leave, he has to make up the numbers with himself.
Sept 28, 2023 15:14:42 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Well, well. The Zodiac-contributor ''pettax'' is known for his grumpiness and never really articulating his gripe. I note at Voigt's site that pettax used the non-existent word ''atleast'' - a ''unique classic'' to Voigt and his glove puppets exclusively.
Sept 28, 2023 14:56:07 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Before the internet, with built-in spell-check programs, most of us who took care in presenting the written word would have a companion dictionary. Z probably didn't bother, and left some of his ''eccentricity'' to chance. They give some welcome clues.
Sept 28, 2023 13:59:47 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: in his head, before writing it down. Then decided how he was going to present that word in writing - with a humorous or entertaining element a priority, because he was seeking attention. The reality is that few of us are ''good spellers'' - most, average.
Sept 28, 2023 13:49:37 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: This business of whether the Zodiac was a poor speller or not, is a little perplexing in itself. An eccentricity perhaps that made Z's writings look a bit odd at times ? Generally, I think the Zodiac was phonetically-minded as such - he heard a word...
Sept 28, 2023 13:44:16 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: What have we been made aware of Honcho ? He is/was a construction worker and cross-dresser who wears a man's grey suit for special occasions. Thought to be about 85 now, Ms Betts believes he is still killing. 1st language is Spanish & poor English speller.
Sept 28, 2023 11:07:18 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Zodiac-contributor Ms Betts has posted about her perplexity of a woman who thinks Honcho was ''several stalkers''. I thought the term ''Honcho & his boys'' was quite old ? The Sandy Betts Story should be in ''Possible Victims'', if Voigt believes Ms Betts.
Sept 28, 2023 10:44:01 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: ''Pat Boone - his theocratic crap is an obscenity to the rest of the world !''. Is that so, Z ? Boone enjoyed immense chart success in the 1950's & 1960's. In the 1970's, more as a Christian-orientated singer. And almost exclusively in the USA - and UK.
Sept 28, 2023 5:11:54 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: That letter is a self-celebration of Z's return - Los Angeles in actuality, Z's probable regarded home at the time. From where ? Somewhere out in the rest of the world, since that's how he found out about Pat Boone. His July 1978 letter would reveal more.
Sept 28, 2023 2:51:43 GMT -8
Rub--law32: And really, it has to be said, apart from a subliminal Beatles theme, everything about that May 1978 Channel 9 letter was about ''Los Angeles''. Individuals cited for death threats, the Manson connection, and from where he posted it: Disney's Anaheim, L.A.
Sept 28, 2023 2:39:16 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: figures for which in May 1978 he was still showing signs of concealed envy. One consolation though - Z wasn't incarcerated like Manson. Still alive & kicking, but clearly keen to rekindle the fear he once held. Reality ? Z's private life was in turmoil.
Sept 28, 2023 1:54:32 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: ...description had been seen associating with the Manson family. Charles Manson was interviewed about Reet specifically - but denied any knowledge of her. For the Zodiac, Manson as a potent Svengali in life and The Walrus in fiction, represented...
Sept 28, 2023 1:43:34 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: In the years between Reet Jurvetson's November 14th 1969 L.A. murder, and her confirmed identification in April 2016, she had come to be known as ''Sherry Doe'' by her case custodians LAPD, on account of reports that a ''Sherry'' matching her general.
Sept 28, 2023 1:35:58 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: You see FBI, it's like this: No matter what the Zodiac actually did or did not do - you FBI, have to get it right on how you go about your LE business. Unless you can behave and within the law itself - then you compromise the chances of Zodiac justice.
Sept 27, 2023 14:26:45 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: The FBI ought to bear in mind that while they stick firm to their assortment of disinformation, including that they still play a meaningful Zodiac case role - they will not be welcome in South Lake Tahoe parts, anytime soon. Not even for vacation breaks.
Sept 27, 2023 14:03:11 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: I would suggest CA DOJ are confident about the truth of most other California matters. Z wasn't responsible for the murders of Donna, Cheri Jo, or even Judith Hakari. The FBI knowingly fit Z up with Donna. The Pines Card was Z's - a false claim for Judith.
Sept 27, 2023 13:47:25 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Why don't you face the truth of it, FBI ? You haven't even been on speaking terms with CA DOJ over the Zodiac case, and for 9 years. Kevin Fagan: ''My sources who are at the heart of Zodiac investigations.''. It makes Fagan the greatest Z-twat of all time.
Sept 27, 2023 8:44:40 GMT -8