Coded message from US’ ‘Zodiac Killer’ cracked after 51 years


Team Udayavani, Dec 12, 2020, 4:19 PM IST

Experts have cracked one of the coded messages sent 51 years ago by ‘Zodiac Killer’ who targeted northern California communities in the 1960s and 70s.

The message was allegedly sent by the still unidentified serial killer in November 1969 to a newspaper.

According to Sky.com, the 340-character cipher reads: “I HOPE YOU ARE HAVING LOTS OF FUN IN TRYING TO CATCH ME THAT WASNT ME ON THE TV SHOW WHICH BRINGS UP A POINT ABOUT ME I AM NOT AFRAID OF THE GAS CHAMBER BECAUSE IT WILL SEND ME TO PARADICE.”

It continues “ALL THE SOONER BECAUSE I NOW HAVE ENOUGH SLAVES TO WORK FOR ME WHERE EVERYONE ELSE HAS NOTHING WHEN THEY REACH PARADICE SO THEY ARE AFRAID OF DEATH I AM NOT AFRAID BECAUSE I KNOW THAT MY NEW LIFE IS LIFE WILL BE AN EASY ONE IN PARADICE DEATH.”

As reported by The Week, The television show referred to in the message is ‘The Jim Dunbar Show,’ a local television talk show. Two weeks before the cipher was sent, a person claiming to be the Zodiac Killer had called into the show.

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