A 3-person team of international coding experts has FINALLY cracked the Zodiac Killer’s 340-character cipher that he used to send cryptic messages during his Northern California murder spree in the 1960s and 1970s. The Zodiac Killer claims to have brutally murdered 37 people but the real number could be much higher.
He’d send these creepy and cryptic messages to the San Francisco Bay Area press, one of which was solved by a school teacher and his wife in 1969, but this message below had remained unsolved for 51 years until now. The team consisted of Sam Blake (Australia), Jarl Van Eycke (Belgium), and David Oranchak (USA) and they submitted their findings to the FBI who were able to confirm that it’s legitimate.
I’m not sure which portion of this news you bros would like to see first, the actual de-coded message sent by the Zodiac Killer or the YouTube video which details how the team were able to crack the code. So I’ve listed the video first and the de-coded message below where the Zodiac Killer boasted that he wasn’t afraid of death or being caught.
And here’s the full decoded message left by the Zodiac Killer in 1969:
“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 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”
It’s wild to me that it has taken until now for anyone to crack this code. Maybe the FBI did it years ago and kept it under wraps. FIFTY ONE YEARS this has gone unsolved.
The identity of the Zodiac Killer is still unknown. The case is open and unsolved and it remains one of the biggest mysteries in American history. There have been films about the Zodiac Killer, books written, and still nobody knows who it was that’s responsible for the 7 confirmed murders. The Zodiac Killer himself claimed responsibility for 37 total murders.