the zodiac killers

Zodiac, the serial killer who terrorized Northern California in the late 1960s, sent four ciphers to local newspapers. The first cipher was separated into three different parts and each part was sent to Vallejo Times-Herald, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the San Francisco Examiner. The combination of all three parts formed a 408-letter cipher, which was decrypted one week after it was received. Zodiac also sent a 340-letter cipher, mailed on a card on November 8 1969, that remains unsolved to this day.

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THE ZODIAC SIGNS AS TYPES OF KILLERS
  • Aries:Hedonistic Killers, seeks pleasure and adrenaline from killing.
  • Taurus:Comfort Killers, kills for material gain.
  • Gemini:Thrill Killers, intends to induce as much pain and terror in the victim as possible.
  • Cancer:Disorganized Killers, messy and disorganized, act slowly, leave clues.
  • Leo:Sociopathic Killers, have no remorse or guilty conscience.
  • Virgo:Organized Killers, works quickly, almost never gets caught, is methodical.
  • Libra:Mass Killers, kills multiple people on one occasion, might not even strike again.
  • Scorpio:Lust Killers, finds sexual gratification in killing someone else.
  • Sagittarius:Mission-Oriented Killers, kills a specific group of people, i.e. prostitutes.
  • Capricorn:Power/control Killers, kills because they enjoy exerting ultimate power over their victims.
  • Aquarius:Medical Killers, murders their victim under the guise of being a doctor, are rarely caught.
  • Pisces:Visionary Killers, hears voices from God or demons ordering them to kill.
Killer Asks
  • Timothy McVeigh:Favorite flavor of ice cream?
  • Jeffrey Dahmer:Have any pets?
  • Ted Bundy:Describe your ideal girlfriend/boyfriend.
  • Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold:Who is your best friend?
  • Alexander Pichushkin:Preferred alcoholic beverage?
  • Kip Kinkel:Do you speak/know any Spanish?
  • Ed Gein:Favorite thing you own?
  • Richard Ramirez:Favorite band?
  • Joel Rifkin:Have you ever been to New York?
  • Zodiac Killer:Who was the first serial killer or mass murderer you ever got into researching?
  • John Wayne Gacy:Do clowns freak you out?
  • Anders Behring Breivik:Your religious views?
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The Zodiac Killer was a serial killer who operated in Northern California in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The killer’s identity remains unknown. The Zodiac murdered victims in Benicia, Vallejo, Lake Berryessa, and San Francisco between December 1968 and October 1969. Four men and three women between the ages of 16 and 29 were targeted. The killer originated the name “ìThe Zodiac Killer was a serial killer who operated in Northern California in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The killer’s identity remains unknown. The Zodiac murdered victims in Benicia, Vallejo, Lake Berryessa, and San Francisco between December 1968 and October 1969. Four men and three women between the ages of 16 and 29 were targeted. The killer originated the name “Zodiac” in a series of taunting letters sent to the local Bay Area press. These letters included four cryptograms (or ciphers). Of the four cryptograms sent, only one has been definitively solved.

Suspects have been named by law enforcement and amateur investigators, but no conclusive evidence has surfaced. In April 2004, the San Francisco Police Department marked the case “inactive”, yet re-opened the case at some point prior to March 2007. The case also remains open in the city of Vallejo, as well as in Napa County and Solano County. The California Department of Justice has maintained an open case file on the Zodiac murders since 1969.

The Signs as Pop-Punk Songs

Aries: This is Gospel - Panic! at the Disco

Taurus: 1985 - Bowling For Soup

Gemini: What’s My Age Again - Blink 182

Cancer: With Me - Sum 41

Leo: Lying Is The Most Fun A Girl Can Without Taking Her Clothes Off - Panic! at the Disco

Virgo: Dear Maria, Count Me In - All Time Low

Libra: The Middle - Jimmy Eat The World 

Scorpio: She’s a Rebel - Green Day

Sagittarius: Independence Day - 5 Seconds Of Summer

Capricorn: Mr. Brightside - The Killers

Aquarius: Something’s Gotta Give - All Time Low

Pisces: Sugar We’re Going Down - Fall Out Boy

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In the final years of the 1960s, five people were randomly selected and murdered by an unknown killer in San Francisco. The killer called himself ‘Zodiac’ and taunted the police for years with letters that mocked their failure to capture him. Although the murders ceased in 1969, the unknown killer stayed in communication with the media and the San Francisco police department - even sending them a Halloween card - for the next decade. Despite claiming responsibility for as many as 37 deaths (the official number is 5) the Zodiac Killer was never captured.