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©The Zodiac Killer Enigma
"This is a game of misdirection.
The obvious choice may not always be the right choice."..Geordi,,,
(I am always working on new things and adding new info to older posts)
Here is a short preview to get you started. I hope it gets you curious to read more. I don't think the 340 cipher is a cipher. I think it is a grid... A grid that can be used with the Phillips 66 map sent by the Zodiac killer to reveal hidden locations and the Radians he mentioned that we should look for in his letters. This site explains everything in the best detail I could supply. The 340 could still have more hidden secrets, in fact, I would bet on it and I am still looking for them. I hope you enjoy this. If you do give me a like or a +1. For you beginners more will be explained, just read the page and click the links below.
The Zodiac 340 Map overlay
A hidden message can be found in the 340. Here is a message I found hidden in the 340. To see how I found this and what the context of the message may mean, you will have to read sections 1 through 8 and the murder of Susan Nason. I start the animation by proving the scale of each document by aligning them side by side. I still believe the 340 holds more secrets.
This doesn't mean that the 340 still couldn't have more hidden secrets or messages, and you will see more on all of this. These are here in an effort to get you curious and hopefully read more.
Here is a preview of one of the bomb diagrams being overlaid on the map and revealing the hidden, marked locations when the timer and compass are aligned in the overlay. This is called "MASKING" or visual cryptography. Map overlaying is a very common thing and to this very day, even some of the map apps you use on your phone have overlaying options. I start the animation it by aligning the proof of scale of each document side by side. In my opinion, this is the most important discovery I have made and the one that people pay the least amount of attention to. It proves Zodiac was using overlays. He even had to use a grid overlay just to create the 340 code. This marks a couple of locations but most importantly, it marks a section of highway with a string of bombs. While I do not think there are actual bombs on this section of highway, I do wonder what the importance of it is. With your help, we may find out.
These are just a preview of what I have found. To find out what each more on each section, just click the link below each one. You can also read my book. That is basically the 'short and skinny' of it all. Does any of that look complicated? You just put one thing over the other ...you "COUPLE" two things to create one. There is nothing complicated about it. What it all means could be open to interpretation. I have done my best to show what I think it all means but I could have missed things or even interpreted it wrong.
The rest of my site is dedicated to trying to understand all of this and to prove what I have found has validity, but anyone with eyes can see the validity without having to prove it. Still, some choose to ignore the obvious, even when it can be used to their advantage if they chose to consider it. That being said you might see something different or find something I missed. What is important is that I have proved overlay masking plays a role in these codes.
To find out what I know you will just have to read my articles and click the links to each one. If you see something important that I missed please inform me. If I think it is valid, then I will post it and credit you with the find. I am just one man, but together anything is possible. We can do what they said was impossible. I don't know it all. I don't know 'everything'. My hope is that this will be seen by eyes who can help or know things I do not, or that someone will have that spark of inspiration and see something I didn't.
What you have just seen with this bomb diagram and the map is known as the same thing you are seeing in the example below. The example below, taken from Wikipedia, is known in the cryptography world as overlay masking, and it has been used for a very long time. It was very popular in the American Revolutionary War and even in times much, much older. I show some examples in the different sections below. I even have one example that was used in the American Civil War. This is a type of visual cryptography.
One of my missions is to find many different and the best-known examples of overlay Masking codes. Also, to search out the different overlay uses to illustrate how and why these were used and that is was an actual real thing. I learned about this stuff when I was a small child in elementary school. I hope to find the textbook in the future that I first learned about it from. I may even run across things where Zodiac may have learned about this method, though I suspect he may have learned it in the same way I did.
I have found a Christmas card created by one of the most famous cryptographers in the world. The card uses the same method of overlay masking to reveal a short message as I have shown between the bomb diagram and 340 code. I talk about this find a lot more in my books, and I believe Zodiac had seen this card. Below is an example of overlaying two images to reveal a message. This type of overlay is really only limited by the creator’s imagination to conceal and reveal information. It also shows is was an actual thing. What makes an overlay so great is that it cannot be solved unless you have all of the pieces. I am sure most of you have seen something similar to the example below when you were kids with toys in a happy meal, magic tricks, or something of that nature. I know I have.
This is just here to make you think.
Just a Word
I have never tried to make or explain anything like this before. I worry about that because when I first began this some years ago, I was not a writer, but I have become proficient and experienced over the years since. When I first started this, I didn't think it was going to be so much work. Now I realize I will never truly be finished. Sometimes I worry about if I did a good job or if people will take something, I said the wrong way and judge me harshly. I also worry I might take something someone else says the wrong way. I worry I might say the wrong thing unintentionally. I try to paint a picture with my words because when I first began to write, I sometimes struggled with finding the right words and putting them down in a way that was easy for people to follow. So, I made lots of pictures and animated examples. When I first began this, it was easier for me to show you than it was to explain it. It is always easier to show than tell. I worry sometimes that maybe I threw too much out there at once, but I just put it down as it came to me. I will always keep working on this and updating it in the future. Writing, rewording, organizing, etc. In the future, I hope to do a smaller post that just shows the process of just the overlays.
I recently had new books published on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Each book explains and illustrates only the most significant finds and pertinent information. Each issue is only a little over one hundred pages each One issue titled, “The Zodiac Atlas" can be found on Barnes and Noble for $8.00. It has full-color images. The other can be found on Amazon. I have two versions available on Amazon. The color edition is available for $25.00 dollars. In an effort to keep the price as low as I could for anyone who would wish to have one to add to their library or collection, or maybe an investigator to use as a field manual, I also published a black and white edition that is available for only $6.00 dollars. Even though the books on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble may have different titles, the only real difference between them all is the price. You can buy these by going to the links below. Remember, we make little to nothing by doing this. the purpose of making this available to the public, sharing it, and publishing these books is to document & save this information for perpetuity for future generations.
Remember that anything made from this only helps to keep this project going. Some have contacted me and requested that I add a donation link because they believe so much in what we are doing, they want to contribute and help. We thank everyone who has helped us and we mean that. Just knowing that people appreciated this work means everything, and while all donations are welcome, you can also simply buy a book and have something for yourself to keep, show your friends, or just add to your library. All of this just helps to keep the site and project going. Again, while the books on Barnes & Noble and Amazon may have different titles, the only real difference between them is price. I do my best to keep the price of these as low and the publishers will allow. To purchase your book or just to check them out, simply click the links below to find out more.
The Zodiac Atlas available on Barnes & Noble: 122 pages
$8.00 with full-color images
The Zodiac Map available on Amazon: 122 pages
The full-color edition available for $25.00
The black and white version available for only $6.00
Sometimes I worry about all of this and I am constantly surprised by how many people get upset over what I do and what I have found. This is a serious effort to gain insights and solve this puzzle. My intentions are not to upset or bother anyone. Sometimes I get called shill just for trying to show people our hard work and something they have never seen before. While some throw insults, for everyone that does, I have at least a hundred who send me encouraging messages. Still, I worry. I guess sometimes I worry too much. Even though I worry about these things, I am still 100 percent confident in my work.
When I first did this, people said, “he is not showing his process. He is not showing his work. He didn't show the scale and it seems to simple. No way a genius like Zodiac would make it that simple". If it was so simple then why did no one else ever see it before? In reality, it is simple, figuring out what it was, that was the trick. But the clues were there. So, then I redid everything showing every little detail and explanation to make these people happy because this is not a trick. Then the very same people said, "It seems too complicated and confusing. It is way too complicated to have any validity and looks forced together". That was when I realized I am not going to please those people no matter what I do, so I am not going to try. I am not going to change their minds, and that is ok. Different views are a good thing and while I have no intention of changing anyone’s mind, I can influence future generations. Because anyone with eyes can see the validity of my work.
That being said, I have posts with all the details that show every step and every little piece of information. I also have simple posts that just show the process and pertinent information. Just like my books, I have one that is 420 pages and then I have “The Zodiac Map”, that is 120 pages. So, if someone gets confused you can look at a simple post "which you saw above" and if someone wants more detail, proof, and explanation I have that also. No one can cling to those accusations anymore unless they are just determined to no matter what. As you have seen above there is nothing complicated to it. You just place the two documents over each other to create one. You will see how the 340-code issued in the same way, but no matter what, no one can discredit the map and bomb drawing overlay. That’s a proven fact!!! Disprove it!!! I want you to!! I also show examples of this very same thing being done in history.
When I first started this there was not a lot about the subject on the internet. There was some but not much. Now, more is being added every day all over the world. I had to reference things the way they did in the old days, with books, but I love books myself. You can’t put an eBook on a shelf. You will discover a lot more and a lot of new things as you read. This site was originally created to show the authorities what I had found, but from there it grew as more and more people discovered it. I do hope everyone enjoys it and find it interesting. I also hope others use this information to do work of their own and help me to take the next step involving the Radians. (read on and you will find out what that means if you don’t know, you may be the person to do it) You might see something different than what I saw or something I missed. People do all the time once they catch on to the idea.
I am only one man. I can only do so much. Imagine what a hundred minds can do, or millions, or ten million. While I don't really want a lot of attention for myself, I do want what I have done and what I have found to get attention. It would be nice though if you gave me a mention and remember where it all started. That helps to give this exposure and to be taken seriously. I was conflicted at first about whether I should share what I found or not because I have seen the way others have been treated and attacked. Most times, blindly, without even taking a moment to consider what has been presented to them. In the end, I decided it does no one any good if I keep it to myself and if someone doesn't agree then they don't have to read it.
The problem is that some don’t want anyone to know this information exists. It would have bothered me more if I had done nothing. If you disagree with one part that doesn't mean you shouldn't pay attention to other parts. I am just a guy...a person like you. There is nothing special about me. I can make mistakes just like anyone else. That doesn't mean you shouldn't pay attention to what I have done.
Remember, it is ok if you have your own conflicting theories. Different views are how you make new discoveries, and you never know when you might find that one piece that links those ideas. What I am doing here, could be applied to anyone’s suspect. I don’t so suspect. That is where most get me wrong. I can point out possible names in the codes, but what they mean, if anything, is up to interpretation.
There are so many suspects and each one has someone or someone’s who is looking into them, and you might take what I found with this map and crack the whole thing wide open by applying it to your suspect. I hope some enjoy just reading all of this, while I honestly hope it helps others to solve the mystery. Along with my work, I have restored and colorized a lot of the old photos with the help of Richard Grinell...including crime scene and autopsy photos so be warned. I don't think it is in bad taste. I think it helps to remind people this was a real thing...it happened ...and when people see the photos, they know it. It also helped me to examine them in every detail for clues. Richard Grinell of zodiacciphers.com also helped with that project.
Again, if someone does not like that, they do not have to look at them. If you look at them it is because you want to and not because someone made you. Some of them are very graphic and again it reminds people of the reality of it when they see it in color. A lot of people have helped me with different aspects of this project. Each one is mentioned in the appropriate place. Remember, just think about all of this, consider it, and if it interested you, then it did its job. It got it out there. R.S. Clemons
I researched the Zodiac Codes and letters for a few years. Then I made some discoveries and decided to move my work online to share it with others. Think of this as my online notebook. Over time it keeps growing as I do more research and make more discoveries. I believe I have made some important breakthroughs in the codes and made some important discoveries. This page was the main body of work, but as it grew, I was forced to break the main body down into 8 sections which are listed below and turn this into a main content page or site map. There is a lot of information and animations here and I am very good at what I do. Breaking it down makes it easier for anyone who wants to read them and it makes it easier to load the pages. It also makes it easier for me to update specific sections as I make more discoveries (and I do all the time). Below are the 8 main important sections. Other posts that are based on information in these sections also follow, and there is plenty to read. As time goes by and I do more research, this will continue to grow. That is one thing that makes this site different than most Zodiac sites. I recently had someone of note tell me that this is one of the better sites they have seen and they loved it. Here are the first main important sections. You must read these to understand the complete picture and remember, if you don’t agree with one thing, that does not mean you should dismiss the rest. Click on the links below to read each section. Each section is linked with the section that follows at the end of each page. If anyone finds any dead links, please let me know.
Sections 1 through 8
1. Section 1... Intro To the Zodiac Killer Codes
2. Section 2 ....... The Clues
3. Section 3...The 340 Code, Map, and Bomb Schematic Overlays or How To Find The Radians
.4 Section 4... The 340 Hidden Message and Susan Nasonl
5. Section 5... The 32 Symbol Map Code and JKF Wrote
6. Section 6..... The Excorcist Letter Puzzle
7. Section 7 ... The possible JKF pattern
8. Section 8... My Name Is Connect the Dots
The links above are the first things you should read and read them all to understand everything. Below are more posts and more research I am doing based on all of this
This info was added to help aid with solving the map/radian problem.
This is a serious attempt to solve this, help from serious people is appreciated and needed.
Below is a link to a post that explains all of this.
Below is a short video of Zodiac related images that Richard Grinell of (www.zodiacciphers.com ) and myself restored and colorized.
This is a small video file.
We can connect everything on the Halloween card back to the 340 code.EVERYTHING!!!
Pay attention to the "4-teen" and "Boo"
The Map code involves Radians..........
Remember, the 340 code is a grid overlay that is used with the map.
Break down and Transpositions of the 340 cipher
This is a project I like to work on in my spare time. I have been experimenting with transposing the 340 in relation to the numbered quadrants. If this confuses you, all can be explained in these posts. Remember, this is just the site map or the content page.
I have been using a special tool given to me by a friend named Dimitri. He created this to make an app. then having no further use for it, discarded it. I contacted him about tweaking his app so that one could program it to work with transposing the 340. He gave me this program. This is the only place you can find this program and it can be used to solve any substitution code.
Below also, are a few other tools I used in relation to this program to help me with this project. I have files of all of this posted for anyone who also is interested in taking a serious approach to these projects. The programs, transposition files, tools, everything!!!, is available for download. All we ask is that you just remember the people who made this possible. Mentions help give us exposure so making it easier for others to find this information.
I have been doing transpositions of the 340 cipher by the numbered quadrants 0,1,2,3 looking for a hidden message or an order for an actual substitution cipher. To help me I have a few programs and one special program given to me by someone who used it to create a 340 solving app for android. He wrote the program specifically for that but.... you can transpose the 340 with a transposition tool/program then enter the image into this program he made. Then with just a few minutes of work, you can use this image in this program and try to solve it. It saves us a lot of work by not having to do it with pen and paper. I also have the peek a boo tool to enter these transpositions into that will allow us to look for patterns. It is a little more work but well worth it. It will take some time to list the most 'probable' transpositions and enter them all into these programs. As I do I want to post the programs and files for download, so we never lose them and so that others can try to solve these transpositions if they so choose. In the end, all of my work will turn into a fun game. I have asked others with similar tools to expand them so I can do this same thing. You will find a link to one a little further down. It will either work or it won't. Either way, we will either solve it that way or find out that there is nothing there. It is a possible question that I have had for a while, and now I will find out the answer. We also break down the 340 in this post (that means listing symbols, symbol counts, etc....,) I have a few programs to help me out with this project. You just have to know how to use them to your advantage and I thank the creators of all of these tools. I wish I had your talent. .....maybe one day.
Peek a Boo Tool
Examples of Map and Grid Overlays Used by the Government, Military, and other sources.
This section references real-world uses and examples of creating map overlays like the Zodiac did with his bomb blueprint and the Phillips 66 map. It will show map overlaying, in historical and modern times. Remember, I add new things all the time, even to older posts. Everything is always being updated.
The Zodiac Killer Letters
The Zodiac Killer Letters and Codes. Here I have posted the best examples of the letters and codes I can find. I have provided proof of scale for most of the documents that do not have them for future experiments.
Melvin Belli Letter
Why are the letters damaged? (work in progress)
The Scale of the Letters and Measurements
I am working on this project for future experiments. I believe the eyes on the Halloween Card could be an overlay mask for finding a hidden message. Overlaying in cryptography is called "Masking". Note on the Halloween Card the skeleton is wearing a mask over his eyes. I believe that to be a clue left by the Zodiac.
The 340 Code Scale
Death Machine Letter Scale
Halloween Card Scale
4/24/2018 - 1967 Army training video showing map overlays, grid, and prepared overlays. It also shows how one may uses dots and other symbols to mark locations on maps and map overlays.
The video below is something all Zodiac investigators should acquaint themselves with. It is a 1966 basic military map reading training video. It shows you things like the difference between magnetic north, true north, and grid north among other things. Why is this important? Well.......one of the items that Zodiac created and mailed to police that involves his codes was a map with the words, "is to be set to magnetic north" written in the corner of it above a compass.
Posts on the Zodiac Killer Phillips 66 Map Overlays
Posts on the map locations
The Dots and the Golf Connection
The Zodiac Cross Symbol Locations
9/21/2015- NOTE: I just watched a movie made in 1988 called Bat 21. It vis a fictional story that is set in Vietnam. While the movie itself is fictional the way they used map overlays in Vietnam as shown in the movie is based in fact. I laughed when the map overlay and secret code they used with the map overlays in the movie were all based on golf and golf courses. It makes me wonder where they got the idea for the film. Map overlays were commonly used in the military. I talk more about this in my posts.
- a few hours later- Actually someone just informed that Bat 21 was not a fictional story and that the whole thing is based on true events that actually happened in the Vietnam War. Well..that makes it very very interesting indeed. The man behind it was named Iceal Hamilton, who went by the cal sign Bat 21. He was an Intelligence officer who was shot down behind enemy lines. MAP OVERLAYS!!!
Zodiac Killer Full Body Composite
Someone asked me if I could create a full-body composite of what Zodiac may have looked like based on the witness descriptions of a suspect seen the night of the Stine murder. This was the result. Since creating it, I have seen it popping up all over the web. this is my most popular creation. I have also published this image in a couple of my books on the Zodiac and his puzzle.
New Zodiac Killer Full Body Composite
The Zodiac Killer Death Clock
My good friend, Marcello Leandro, also has a project similar to this. you can check it out at
The Zodiac Killer Death Clock
Let's Talk Pen Lights
Zodiac Killer Halloween Card Posts
I restored and colorized this image from the original black and white scan. I did this for more reasons that just to show the appearance of the actual card. The replica card used in the film "Zodiac" has a few unnoticeable but major differences. All of this is explained, just click the links to the posts below.
Halloween Card Scale
Facts about the Halloween Card (and what the original unaltered card looked like)
The Original Zodiac Killer Halloween Card
The Blade and Chalice
The Zodiac Killer and the Free Masons
The Zodiac Killer and the Free Masons and other Secret Societies
Does the Zodiac Killer have a connection to the E Clampus Vitus?
The Unfinished Pyramid and Washington and Cherry
Did The Zodiac Killer Murder Susan Nason?
Click here to read - Did the Zodiac Killer Murder Susan Nason
The Paul Stine Murder
The Murder of David Faraday and Betty Lou Jensen
I created this 3D wiggle gif from images I obtained from an old black and white news reel I found. They were then colorized and applied in such a way as to give a three-dimensional appearance. All to give you a more realistic view and the feeling of being there, reminding you that these were real people, who had horrible things done to them.
The Jensen and Faraday Murders(in progress)
The Cheri Jo Bates Murder
The Cheri Bates Murder (work in progress)
I colorized the original photo above. I have been doing some illustrations also. Above is an example of one of them at the Cheri Bates crime scene.
David Toschi and Bill Armstrong at the morgue inside the Hall of Justice in San Francisco. March 29, 1974.
I colorized this image.
Batman and the Zodiac Killer
This is pretty wild and also has some really good examples of that use of misdirection mixed in with clues that I have been talking about in my posts trying to get everyone to realize.
The Holt Comic Issue #30
The Red Mask Meets Lady Doom and the Death Wheel
in its entirety
read by the Zodiac Killer
A have found a lot of things in the Zodiac codes and letters that point to Free Masons or at least symbols and things used by them. I think as clues, but where he got his influence from, I couldn’t say. Maybe he was a Mason, maybe he wasn't. The whole society of Masons is built around King Solomon and his temple. In the initiation ceremony they all dress up and you act out the murder of Hiram who was stabbed and bludgeoned while three thugs were trying to obtain the word of the 'Master Mason'. On the very first page of the Holt comic, it says, " legend has it this wheel was built for King Solomon". I never expected that.
Also, there is a story in this very same comic, that tells the story of how the protagonist of the story, Tim Holt, catches the antagonist by using a method that was unfamiliar to American authorities at the time. This master of disguise in the story (just like Zodiac bragged he was), was only captured by his fingerprints (which Zodiac also bragged he was too smart to leave behind). I believe Zodiac also wanted us to read this story, and possible clues may be concealed in some way in the story somewhere. Food for thought, but seriously consider this point. It is no coincidence that these two things seem similar. we know Zodiac read that story.
One more important note, I would like to point out, the writing on the wheel of death in the comic book, By Knife, By Fire, By Rope, By Gun, was copied exactly as it appears in the comic onto the back of the Halloween Card that was sent to a journalist, Paul Avery. I am not just talking about the words here, pay close attention to what I am saying. THE WRITING OF THESE WORDS ON BOTH THE CARD AND COMIC BOOK ARE IDENTICAL!!! Look for yourself.
Other interesting things from other Tim Holt Comics
Story of the Zodiac Killer ( slow work in progress)
This will take a while but I plan to do more work to it soon.
I have time...the story is not going anywhere.
at the Dunbar Show studios
Charlie Chan at Treasure Island and The Zodiac....Killer
Click here to read - Charlie Chan at Treasure Island and the Zodiac Killer
President George Bush Jr was a Charlie Chan Fan
California Department of Justice Special Report
on the Zodiac Killer
Click here to read the Department of Justice Special Report
Zodiac Killer Words, Phrases, and Speech Patterns
Click here to read
This section is a collection of material that may show various things I have seen and used in my life growing up that has a relation to the things I have seen that were similar to the things the Zodiac Killer may have done with his puzzle and codes. It is also a useful collection of facts that may be relative to this investigation ......also is it just some very cool stuff that shows the difference between people in 1969 (when kids actually had to use their imagination) and now. When possible, I will show sources on
1. Secret writing
2. Mask making that resembles the mask zodiac wore at lake Berryessa. Even in the police reports, they note the similarity to the mask Zodiac wore at Lake Berryessa and a brown paper bag. Which used to be a popular thing to make masks from, as you will see in this post from examples I have found in old books.
5. Creating messages by tearing words and letters out of magazines
(now that I think about it, some of these books were more like instruction manuals for serial killers than learning tools for kids. lol )
......and lots of other various things that Zodiac seemed to displayed an interest in. I plan to do a post that lists nothing but his possible interests and influences. A lot of this will come from a collection of 15 books printed in the '60s that came with World Encyclopedias that I had as a child. Things I have seen throughout my life that are similar to things Zodiac did and made. One in particular that I would love to find, is a second-grade reading book we used at Caney Elementary School in the 1980s. I think the books were from the '60s or '70s. It gave instructions on how to create an overlay code (or a Cardan Grille as it is popularly known by professionals) by drawing boxes, hiding them in a picture, making a secret message in relation to those boxes and then writing a false letter around your secret message.
This is actually a known way of sending secret messages that you can google, but I want that book to show that those exact instructions were printed in a textbook for children. I was taught how to do this in the second grade. Also, when I was attending that school, I saw teachers using projectors to do things similar to how I believe Zodiac made his codes. Police even mention this in their reports. I made a lightbox of my own to demonstrate this process. Soon, I will write an article along with images using this box to show how Zodiac created his codes. I know exactly how he did it, and the fact that police mention this themselves, makes me think they knew more than they let the public know. This means there could be a lot more we don’t know about, maybe even other letters.
Richard Grinell does freedom of information requests for rumored and possible Zodiac letters that were never released to the public. In fact, some have turned up over the years. I also believe there could be another piece that is used in the overlays with the 340 code in some way. That is just a thought, I do not know that for sure. But it is a serious possibility. For now, all I can do is accumulate information and list it. That being said, I think you will find a lot of what I post very cool and interesting. When I accidentally make mistakes, get confused, or post mistaken information, Richard and others are quick to point it out to me and let me know. It happens to everyone, and I thank them for it. I truly do. It helps to keep this site as accurate as it can be because we want this information to be considered and taken seriously
I have a lot to post on this and it will take a while to do it all.
Zodiac Killer 340 Cipher Web Toy
If you want to try to crack the 340 as a regular substitution cipher then try this out. I love this tool. I wish Mr. Oranchak would make a version of this that would let you transpose the code first according to different orders or patterns, and then apply this same approach. I wish I was smart enough to do it myself. If you want to check it out then click the link below. I hope he sees my request and does it. Lol, I would like to try different transpositions based on the 4 numbered quadrants. That being said, he does have a transposition tool that can be used in conjunction with the solving tool that was posted earlier. Scroll up to see it. It works pretty similarly to this tool. The idea is the same, except it can be used on any code you choose to use it with. There are about five different tools than I find very useful and can be used in conjunction with one other, as each has its own advantage. You can find these tools posted in the articles they are relative to.
I am going to make requests to multiple people in the off chance one may take up the challenge, I know it is a lot of work, and everyone does appreciate the efforts of you and others, I know I do, but in the chance you do read this Mr. Oranchak (I know I could just ask you but I don't like bugging people). Just for fun... make a version of this that would allow one to transpose the code in different patterns and possibly allow you to more than one key on the code at once. I recently found a clue that may hint the 340 being inverted, or mirrored also, but I am most interested in the transposing. I have thought about this for a long time and the easiest way I can think to do it would be to make a blank 340 grid that you could then click, drag, and map the 340 back onto the blank grid in some way. Then apply the substitution cipher aspect of your app to this remapping. That way you could try many different possible patterns. You never know until you try and you can't say it isn't worth trying. The 'multiple key' aspect is also an interesting thought. I just think it would be fun and interesting. I have to try. Using your transposing tool and the solving tool that Dimitri gave me, I can achieve the same result, I just think it would be awesome to have these two things combined, and the aspect of two keys at once (if possible) is also an interesting thought. I have to try. Still, we love your tools. They have been very useful to some of my projects.
Here is another tool that is very useful from the mind of Mr. Oranchak. I will be using this from time to time. I especially like the example he created here. ;) Actually, I can show words all over the 340 that I can prove were put there on purpose. That is one of the reasons I think it is a waste of time to try to solve the 340 as a substitution code the way it is, BUT that doesn't mean that hidden in the static there isn't a real substitution code that can be found by transposing the 340 in some pattern or some other method. I have a few plausible ideas, that is why I would love to see him make the tool I have been talking about that lets you remap the 340 onto a blank grid, in any pattern you wish to try, and then apply it to the solving aspect of his solving tool. It is basically just combing a couple of the tools he has made already and giving it a few more functions and options. His site and tools are free for anyone to use and have been enjoyed by thousands. Remember, he gets nothing from making these and letting them be used for free.
The link below will take you to a page that explains the tool
The link below will take you directly to the tool
Even old Tom Voight and Michael Butterfield. Guys like Richard Grinell, Marcelo Leandro, Chad Ophion, Mike Morford or Morf as he is known (he runs www.zodiackillersite.com), and many more. I wish I could list them all. Most of them have been encouraging to me. They do this stuff and they don't get anything from it. They put hours, which add up to days, which add up to years, of their life into this stuff. More often than not, people give harsh words much less a thank you for the work they did, and it is hard work that they gain little from for their efforts. They do it for you.
Some More Tools That May Be Very Useful
Download Largo's Zodiac Font
Morf's Zodiac Font
Zodiac Code Solving Software
Zodiac Type Writer
Something Else That May Also Be Useful
If you want to know what kind of guy, I think the Zodiac was... Look up a man named George Trepal. He was a member of Mensa who tried to kill his neighbors. He succeeded in killing one of them for no better reason than they were making too much noise......The very same investigator that caught Ted Bundy worked on his case. That is just my opinion and it is just an opinion. Funny thing though... That investigator said when he was working on that case, he was reminded of something Ted Bundy told him. "Once you cross that line it is easier to do it the next time.” When police arrested old George in his new home .... they found something in the basement that resembled a torture chamber......Just to be clear I am not saying that George Trepal was the Zodiac Killer. I am just pointing out the kind of mind or person that I believe Zodiac was. He wasn’t a common street thug. This man was probably a respected member of the community who has never had so much as a traffic ticket in his life. There are some who like to put words in someone's mouth. I am just saying, I think they have a lot in common, the kind of people they were is society and how they think. Maybe even similar motives. It is just one of many possibilities and just an opinion.
A Challenge of My Own
Here is a little challenge I posted at the end of section 8. I just thought of something. Section 8 is a military term for people who are......crazy…. lol... just a joke... Here is my challenge. I made this to show how someone might make a brain teaser like the “My Name Is cipher”. This one should actually be pretty easy. I left at least half a dozen clues and it is in the correct order. I did not mix it up... but if I were a serial killer who had created a 'code' or puzzle using the letters of my name, then I probably would have. It is also a kind of a double encrypted code (or puzzle as I look at it) in that sense. You will see what I mean when and if you solve it. Some can probably solve it without even trying to decode it just based on the two main hints I gave. So, for you people who like puzzles, codes, and brain teaser ...here you go. Have fun with it.
Nothing Zodiac related. This is a song and video made by some guys from my area. I support anything by anyone local...the fact that it is pretty kick-ass doesn't hurt either.. check it out... Frankenstein by Stitch Rivet.