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Welcome to The Great ZODIAC Killer Hoax of 1986! This is a FREE online discussion community where we unravel the myth of the "Zodiac Killer" and discover the persons responsible for the greatest hoax of the 20th Century.

This discussion is administered by Thomas Henry Horan, MFA. Professor Horan is a publishing consultant, teacher, and researcher who specializes in the Science and Art of Reading and Writing.

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2 3 lake herman rd
by Admin Horan
Jul 23, 2015 11:16:36 GMT -6
No New Posts What is The Great Zodiac Killer Hoax of 1986?

Summary of the hoax and how it was exposed.

2 63 The Myth of the Zodiac Killer
by Admin Horan
Aug 26, 2015 17:37:16 GMT -6
No New Posts Zodiac Killer Documents

Here, we discuss the provenance and contents of all the relevant "Zodiac Killer" documents.

1 1 The "Zodiac Killer" Documents
by Admin Horan
Feb 27, 2014 10:05:35 GMT -6
No New Posts Book: The Great Zodiac Killer Hoax of 1986

On these threads, we discuss my book, The Great Zodiac Killer Hoax of 1986.

1 3 The Great Zodiac Killer Hoax of 1986 by Thomas Henry Horan
by Admin Horan
Aug 24, 2015 20:54:30 GMT -6
No New Posts Book: The Great Zodiac Killer Hoax of 1969

In these threads, we discuss my book, The Great Zodiac Killer Hoax of 1969.

1 1 The Great Zodiac Killer Hoax of 1969
by Admin Horan
May 14, 2015 19:37:19 GMT -6
No New Posts Book: "Myth of the Zodiac Killer"

Here we discuss the findings in my book, "The Myth of the Zodiac Killer."

http://tinyurl.com/MythOfZodiacKiller

Sub-board: Other Hoaxes Connected to the SF Chronicle/Examiner

2 12 The Hollister Riot Hoax
by Admin Horan
Apr 27, 2015 13:32:29 GMT -6
No New Posts Zodiac Killer Hoax In The Media

If you see mentions of the Zodiac Killer or Zodiac Killer Hoax in the Media, you can post a thread about it here!

5 5 Great Zodiac Killer Hoax: Burl Barer Reports!
by Admin Horan
Jun 11, 2015 20:05:59 GMT -6

The "Official" ZODIAC Murders

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No New Posts Was There a "Zodiac Killer?"

On these threads, we discuss the lack of evidence for the existence of the "Zodiac Killer," and the abundance of evidence against it.

1 3 None of the Fingerprints Match
by Admin Horan
Jul 19, 2015 7:25:55 GMT -6
No New Posts Cheri Jo Bates

The facts and myths concerning the murder of Cheri Jo Bates in Riverside, California, in October of 1966.

1 7 Riverside Police Press Release
by Brinkley
Aug 29, 2015 20:02:27 GMT -6
No New Posts David Faraday and Betty Lou Jensen LHR

Here we discuss what really happened the night of December 20, 1968, when David Faraday and Betty Lou Jensen were shot to death on Lake Herman Road, and the actual investigation that followed.

Sub-boards: LHR Newspaper Clippings, LHR Suspects, LHR Witnesses

9 21 Ricky Burton
by Admin Horan
May 8, 2015 11:15:56 GMT -6
No New Posts Darlene Ferrin and Mike Mageau BRS

Here we discuss what really happened the night of July 4, 1969, when Darlene Ferrin and Mike Mageau were shot in the parking lot of Blue Rock Springs Park in Vallejo, and the investigation that followed.

Sub-boards: BRS Newspaper Clippings, The Real BRS Suspects

14 18 Who Really Called VPD, and Why Would Graysmith Lie About It?
by Admin Horan
Jul 2, 2015 18:15:38 GMT -6
No New Posts Cecelia Ann Shepard and Bryan Hartnell LB

Here we discuss what really happened the day of September 27, 1969, when Cecelia Ann Shepard and Bryan Hartnell were abducted and stabbed on the beach at Napa's Lake Berryessa, and the investigation that followed.

Sub-boards: Crimes Related to Lake Berryessa, The Real Lake Berryessa Suspects, LB Newspaper Clippings

6 10 Park Ranger Dennis Land
by Admin Horan
Jul 19, 2015 7:49:37 GMT -6
No New Posts Paul Stine PH

Here we discuss what really happened the night of October 11, 1969, when cab driver Paul Stine was shot to death in Presidio Heights, and the investigation that followed.

Sub-boards: Paul Stine's Shirt, Stine Newspaper Clippings

16 19 Paul Avery's "Zodiac Case Resume"
by Haley25
Jun 2, 2015 14:11:38 GMT -6

ZODIAC Letters, Ciphers, Etc

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No New Posts "My Name Is" Letter and Cipher

Here, we discuss the April 20, 1970 "My Name Is" Letter and Cipher

1 2 Solutions to the "My Name Is" Cipher
by Grinning
Jul 18, 2015 21:55:51 GMT -6
No New Posts November 8, 1969 Dripping Pen Card/340 Cipher

On these threads, we discuss the November 8, 1969 Dripping Pen Card/340-character Cipher.

1 1 Best 340-character Cipher Decryption
by Admin Horan
May 10, 2015 18:31:59 GMT -6
No New Posts Zodiac Handprinting

On these threads, we discuss the various aspects of the handprinting on the various items of correspondence attributed to the "Zodiac Killer."

2 4 Suspect N's Handprinting Compared to the Zodiac Killer
by Admin Horan
Jun 29, 2015 6:58:06 GMT -6
No New Posts Melvin Belli Letter

On these threads, we discuss the December 20, 1969 letter to Melvin Belli and related topics.

3 3 Zodiac's "Lawyer" Melvin Belli
by Admin Horan
May 10, 2015 17:53:44 GMT -6
No New Posts Possible Zodiac-Related Letters

On these threads, we discuss several pieces of correspondence which may or may not be connected to the "Zodiac" letters.

1 1 Astrology Pages
by Admin Horan
May 8, 2015 16:57:21 GMT -6
No New Posts November 9, 1969, "Bus Bomb" Letter

This is the first letter to show changes in handprinting, personality and style.

1 1 November 9, 1969 "Bus Bomb" Letter
by Admin Horan
Apr 27, 2015 13:51:20 GMT -6
No New Posts 1978 "Toschi" Letter

Many people have suggested that Robert Graysmith "forged" this letter as a publicity stunt.

1 1 The 1978 "Toschi" Letter
by Admin Horan
Apr 27, 2015 13:18:30 GMT -6
No New Posts Sherwood Morrill

Discussions concerning Sherwood Morrill, a Questioned Documents Examiner whose role in the "Zodiac Killer" investigation has been relentlessly and grossly exaggerated and embellished.

1 1 Duffy Jennings 1973 Interview with Morrill
by Admin Horan
Apr 27, 2015 12:29:14 GMT -6
No New Posts The Second Letter

Here we discuss the second "Zodiac" letter, mailed to the San Francisco Examiner August 2, 1969.

1 1 The Second Letter "Electric Gunsight"
by Admin Horan
Apr 26, 2015 17:39:18 GMT -6
No New Posts The First Letter and 408 Cypher

Here we discuss the first ZODIAC letter, a copy of which was mailed to the SF Chronicle, SF Examiner, and Vallejo Times-Herald, along with a part of the 408-symbol cryptogram (or, "cypher.")

4 78 Solutions to the "408" Anagram
by Admin Horan
Jun 14, 2015 9:39:44 GMT -6

Possible ZODIAC Crimes

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No New Posts Ronald Lee Roy Murder

The murder of Ronald Lee Roy, one year before the shooting on Lake Herman Road, may be linked to the Vallejo "Zodiac" murders.

1 3 John Doe Ott and the Murder of Ronald Lee Roy
by Admin Horan
Aug 16, 2015 19:41:52 GMT -6

Robert Graysmith's "Suspects"

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No New Posts Robert Hall Starr

Robert Graysmith's "Robert Hall Starr" was loosely based on Arthur Leigh Allen, who was cleared by fingerprints, handwriting, and DNA from any connection to any "Zodiac" murder or letter. Graysmith simply fabricated his entire "case" against Allen.

2 2 Search of Allen's Santa Rosa Trailer
by Admin Horan
Apr 27, 2015 14:23:00 GMT -6
No New Posts Andrew Todd Walker

Graysmith's "Andrew Todd Walker" was William Joseph Grant, who clearly had nothing to do with any murders.

2 2 Paul the Bartender
by Admin Horan
Apr 26, 2015 13:56:42 GMT -6

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