Post by Admin Horan on Dec 28, 2015 16:33:53 GMT -6
Pete, et al:
Oh no, I'm not kidding. You can get Robert Smith II from the "my name is" cipher. But it's far from conclusive. There is ZERO doubt that the 17-character "anagram" at the end of the 408 yields "ROBEPT E. SMITH THE II" Does that all by itself prove Graysmith (real name Robert G Smith II) created the 408? No. But it's miiiiiiiiiiiighty funny HE never noticed such an astounding "coincidence."
While we are on the subject, there was invisible ink (cerous oxalate) on the "my name is" letter. The ninhydrin washed most of it away. But an uppercase A is still visible, in the distinctive Zodiac handprinting.
Post by sneakypete on Dec 28, 2015 20:32:09 GMT -6
I apologize if its not the right thread, but, I'm of the opinion that the ciphers and letters were just distractions and will not yield any evidence with exception to fingerprints or DNA. And that isn't going to happen.
Post by Admin Horan on Mar 19, 2018 9:55:46 GMT -6
By the way, the "circled 8s" are definitely bulls horns--but not cattle. Water buffalo. Snook was in the Philippine Scouts (12th Infantry Division.) Their shoulder patch was a water buffalo ("caraboo") head with horns. Not "taurus."
I'm not sure. Though I can see exactly what you mean. However, given the use of Greek characters, I think it MIGHT be an emphasized theta and perhaps even the odd double hook " J " may actually be an upside down upsilon. Could the " M " be a sigma as well ?
But I must ask, is there a specific reason you think the " 8 " is definitely a symbol for the Philippine Scouts, other than the resemblance ?