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Tinfoil Papercut
Jul 27, 2016

The figurative Hitler of minor lacerations.

Wikipedia posted:

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. ....... 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.

The Zodiac Killer is one of the coolest serial killers, as prolific as BTK, Dahmer, or even Jack the Ripper.


Zodiac is probably dead, likely being between 30-50 at the time of the killings according to a Criminal Minds episode I saw, which makes him 80+ at a minimum. (Paget Brewster almost caught him, but her incredible tits hid a crucial clue on the floor from her view)


Zodiac has 7 confirmed kills, however he has claimed responsibility for 37. During his active period, he frequently engaged with media by sending them letters which included his famous ciphers and taunts to the police. He even went so far as to "score" himself, saying "Me = 37, SFPD = 0" in his final letter.


Then one day, he just stopped apparently. This was probably the most unusual part of the Zodiac Killer - as most serial killers continue to escalate until they are captured or dead. Zodiac just called it quits one day.

Basically he profiles as a goon, and as such I challenge us to decipher one of the unsolved ciphers using our goon hive mind. 40 years of professional forensic and cryptographic analysis will be thwarted by a dead gay comedy forum.


BEGIN: (This is the most famous unsolved 340 character cypher Zodiac sent on a card, we'll do the rest after.)



I think you have to take that weird symbol at the bottom and apply it to the cipher. Then you read symbols which are along the circular line and they're probably code for an alphabet letter and the whole thing spells a message. Or the circle excludes / includes the important symbols. Or it's just a bunch of gibberish meant to confound people for eternity with no solution.

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Soup du Journey
Mar 20, 2006

I see passing by, in headlong flight, time which makes the world a fleeting place.

so who was it

Tinfoil Papercut
Jul 27, 2016

The figurative Hitler of minor lacerations.


I like the theory it was a fakenews (then called "counterculture") newspaper editor who looked like the sketch and had a similar voice according to the police dispatcher who heard Zodiac speak.

ElGroucho
Nov 1, 2005

We already - What about sticking our middle fingers up... That was insane


Fun Shoe

Uh, Helter Skelter op

Zzulu
May 15, 2009

mike stoklasas cum


Probably some pasty rear end in a top hat white guy (like literally always)

Yolomon Wayne
Jun 10, 2014

You call it "The Big Bang", but what really happened is


Theres a nonzero chance he got run over by a car in a completely 100% honest-to-god unrelated accident.

Macasaurus
Oct 12, 2012



Zzulu posted:

Probably some pasty rear end in a top hat white guy (like literally always)

BRISTOL PALINS BABY
Aug 25, 2005

By Crom! These instruments are AMAZING!


pfft, i decoded this thing years ago, mere child's play, 'twas my recollection. what was it you say? well that, goon sirs, is part of the fun. you see, there exists an exclusive elite in this mudpit of a world. the cream rises to the top and we know who we are. genius recognizes genius in many ways. the flick of an eye, the turn of a phrase and boom it's as obvious as the solution to this puzzle. i delight in watching your frustrations. mayhaps i shall dine on your misery with a side of dunkaroos this summer's eve. for anyone that gets it, welcome behind the veil.

Feminasty Slut
Nov 2, 2004




It's shameful that Ted Cruz is still free to walk the streets.

gary oldmans diary
Sep 26, 2005


Hell Gem

i just read one of his cipher translations and he was apparently just a loving idiot

quote:

I LIKE KILLING PEOPLE BECAUSE IT IS SO MUCH FUN IT IS MORE FUN THAN KILLING WILD GAME IN THE FORREST BECAUSE MAN IS THE MOST DANGEROUE ANAMAL OF ALL
man is the most dangerous game? thats deep bro. real deep
reminds me of the time one of my brothers exs sent him a letter that started with "i hope this letter finds you and finds you well." demonstrates perfectly that who think that is the best movie ever are just retarded

Bloodfart McCoy
Jul 20, 2007

"The A+ TCC poster
you did nazi coming."

gary oldmans diary posted:

i just read one of his cipher translations and he was apparently just a loving idiot
man is the most dangerous game? thats deep bro. real deep

A creepy guy that's really good at creating secret codes but really bad at communication?

walgreenslatino
Jun 2, 2015

حزب البعث الاشتراكي
في البنسلفانيا




Lipstick Apathy

gary oldmans diary posted:

reminds me of the time one of my brothers exs sent him a letter that started with "i hope this letter finds you and finds you well." demonstrates perfectly that who think that is the best movie ever are just retarded

demonstrates perfectly that who think that is the best movie ever are just retarded

you smug idiot

Otto Von Jizzmark
Dec 27, 2004


My uncle thinks it was Heinrich Himmler. He is a wise man

Tinfoil Papercut
Jul 27, 2016

The figurative Hitler of minor lacerations.

Otto Von Jizzmark posted:

My uncle thinks it was Heinrich Himmler. He is a wise man

I hope it was your uncle you were talking about there.

Salt Fish
Sep 11, 2003

fear itself


Pillbug

It's just random symbols designed to troll cryptographers.

CharlestonJew
Jul 7, 2011

Your next post will be "im gay"


Illegal Hen

I cracked the code:

im gay

Cantaloupe
Apr 18, 2009

I'll be the rollinbout


lmao that you would categorize those tits as "incredible"

gary oldmans diary
Sep 26, 2005


Hell Gem

walgreenslatino posted:

demonstrates perfectly that who think that is the best movie ever are just retarded

you smug idiot
lol it still parses and you dont even realize. look at your self pwn

Panamaniac
Jun 18, 2007

HEROES NEVER DIE


Be sure to drink your ovaltine

bloom
Feb 25, 2017


I caught him guys.

bloom
Feb 25, 2017


poo poo he got away

Junkfist
Oct 7, 2004

FRIEND?

FlimFlam Imam
Mar 1, 2007

Standing on a hill in my mountain of dreams

Using the Halloween card as a key this cypher looks like it might be the answer and the prime suspect Lee Allen is who the killer was.

tardwrangler
Oct 2, 2003

the world is my ashtray

Kirk has some explaining to do...

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Tinfoil Papercut
Jul 27, 2016

The figurative Hitler of minor lacerations.

Cantaloupe posted:

lmao that you would categorize those tits as "incredible"

http://www.avclub.com/article/nothi...er-fur-b-224272

I grew up in the 90's so.

Tinfoil Papercut
Jul 27, 2016

The figurative Hitler of minor lacerations.


Waltzing Along
Jun 14, 2008

May your eyes be opened by the wonderful


Why don't we have any exciting serial killers any more?

Is it because law enforcement is that much better?
Is it because we are constantly monitored so it is harder to get away with things?
Is it because years of profiling have given us insight into what to look for at younger ages?
Is it because all the good people to serial kill are already dead?

That Robot
Sep 16, 2004

ask me anything about robots

Buglord


the father of senator theodore cruz

bloom
Feb 25, 2017


Probably enough serial killer and police media out there that the smart ones know not to show off.

Lawrence Gilchrist
Mar 31, 2010



Waltzing Along posted:

Why don't we have any exciting serial killers any more?

Is it because law enforcement is that much better?
Is it because we are constantly monitored so it is harder to get away with things?
Is it because years of profiling have given us insight into what to look for at younger ages?
Is it because all the good people to serial kill are already dead?

BTK was caught because of his computer and thats how its been since, unless society's invisibles are involved

Universe Master
Jun 20, 2005

Darn Fine Pie


Kids today all got ADD and can't focus enough for a good long serial killer campaign and try to rush it with spree killing.

Pawn 17
Dec 17, 2000

expect attention, newbie


It was Ted Kaczynski, the unibomber. That, or he was pretending to be Zodiac.

http://unazod.com/eureka.html

Waltzing Along
Jun 14, 2008

May your eyes be opened by the wonderful


Lawrence Gilchrist posted:

BTK was caught because of his computer and thats how its been since, unless society's invisibles are involved

But he hasn't been active in over 25 years.

I guess the golden age of serial killing has come to an end. Now those people get involved in politics.

Nic Cage dick cage
Jun 23, 2009



Waltzing Along posted:

Why don't we have any exciting serial killers any more?

Is it because law enforcement is that much better?
Is it because we are constantly monitored so it is harder to get away with things?
Is it because years of profiling have given us insight into what to look for at younger ages?
Is it because all the good people to serial kill are already dead?

Its because they are getting internet hugs at /r/incels with other would be serial killers

Waltzing Along
Jun 14, 2008

May your eyes be opened by the wonderful


Universe Master posted:

Kids today all got ADD and can't focus enough for a good long serial killer campaign and try to rush it with spree killing.

Checks out.

If only they could just sit and plan a while. Why not a really cool serial killer. Like someone who only kills people who investigate serial killers. Then once investigators link the deaths and realize they have a new SC, he would go after those investigators.

Or a killer who just copied other killers. One by one. Call him the homage killer. Lot of material to draw from.

I think in general serial killers are just really loving stupid. Nothing good ever comes of it. They aren't happy. They make their family unhappy. And they sure as hell upset the victims families. What a waste of time.

Coolness Averted
Feb 20, 2007

Donald, Donald, you've been a good vehicle and I've enjoyed the ride. But now he's weak and full of holes. It's almost time to shuffle off to Buffalo!


Waltzing Along posted:

Checks out.

If only they could just sit and plan a while. Why not a really cool serial killer. Like someone who only kills people who investigate serial killers. Then once investigators link the deaths and realize they have a new SC, he would go after those investigators.

Or a killer who just copied other killers. One by one. Call him the homage killer. Lot of material to draw from.

I think in general serial killers are just really loving stupid. Nothing good ever comes of it. They aren't happy. They make their family unhappy. And they sure as hell upset the victims families. What a waste of time.

serial killers .... bad?

Irradiation
Sep 14, 2005

I understand your frustration.

fruit on the bottom
Oct 15, 2012



Yolomon Wayne posted:

Theres a nonzero chance he got run over by a car in a completely 100% honest-to-god unrelated accident.

I like to think that either: he ran afoul of another killer

OR

He got sick and died due to our terrible healthcare system.

fruit on the bottom
Oct 15, 2012



In the end it was not our police or our FBI that ended the Zodiac killings, but that humblest of all God creatures, the hospital Bill

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Junkfist
Oct 7, 2004

FRIEND?

I prefer the Last Starfighter Theory of missing serial killers where most of them were probably recruited as assassins in the interplanetary war between Greys and Reptilians.

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