Using the same code throughout all of his ciphers and cards we have shown that the numbers 888 and 444 are present in all of them, and despite the scepticism people have for number play, the attempt here was to use the same code, with no deviation in its use, from one cipher or card to another and therefore create a viable and uniform theory. Incidentally the number 888 in the Greek system of numerology represents Jesus. SEE HERE IN WIKIPEDIA and 444 represents Jesus in standard English gematria [ type here for confirmation ]. In all the examples previously documented, each alphabetical letter was substituted by a number from our code key and where a symbol existed, it was simply attributed its name. For example, if the symbol was ARIES, these five letters would be placed in the code, that's all.
But before we could start, we had to find a value for the crossed circle symbol of the Zodiac Killer, as this was present in all the three unsolved ciphers, so without knowing its value any comparison could not be made. Some people believe it simply to be a moniker, but the author placed it within his codes, integral to their make up, so it had to represent more.
A recent further finding in the Pines Card has finally placed the cherry on top of this particular cake and cemented the idea that the Zodiac Killer based his agenda on religion, and Jesus was at the forefront to his illusion of unbreakable ciphers.
The reasoning behind the code has been explained multiple times before, so if this is new to you, place gematric in the search engine on this site and trawl through the available articles, but what will remain true, is that this code stays constant throughout. The 12 signs of the Zodiac are Aquarius (34), Capricorn (28), Sagittarius (56), Scorpio (26), Libra (15), Virgo (24), Leo (9), Cancer (18), Gemini (24), Taurus (31), Aries (22) and Pisces (28). These total up to 315 in the code, this number would now become representative of the Zodiac symbol. The code is shown below right. For example ARIES = 1+5+5+5+6 = 22 and TAURUS = 7+1+6+5+6+6 = 31.
All the card totals can be found in 'The Three Unsolved Ciphers Linked' article.
However in his later correspondence, namely the Halloween Card, Pines Card and Exorcist Letter his hints may have become a little more blatant, using simple mathematics, as he tried to edge us in the right direction.
You will notice that the Halloween Card had 37 letters in and around the PARADICE and SLAVES configuration, we used to generate 888, using the 'sorry no cipher' key, in the article 'The Halloween Card Cipher'.
However on the front of the card 'SECRET PAL' was present in bold writing and the number 14 was present on the skeletons hand. He never wrote 'secret pal', but he chose it.
When SECRET PAL is placed in the gematric code it equals 37. [ 6+5+3+5+5+7+3+1+2 = 37 ].
When FOURTEEN is placed in the gematric code it equals 37. [ 6+2+6+5+7+5+5+1 =37 ]
Three instances of 37 and all integral to the card.
The Zodiac, by all accounts, sent us his final letter, the Exorcist Letter on January 29th 1974, ending with the proclamation
ME - 37, although this is another matter.
But the Pines Card, although appearing the most nonsensical, was actually the key to the whole Zodiac enigma and until the Exorcist Letter symbols are fully decoded, is the final piece in the jigsaw and he was giving us one last chance to see his master plan of coding. As explained earlier the 12 signs of the Zodiac equaled 315 in our code. On the Pines Card he wrote five random phrases that together made little sense, that is because they were never meant to. The key, like the 12 signs of the Zodiac, was in the letters.
Now lets examine the Pines Card, the letters on the card (excluding the number 12 after 'Sought Victim') and their numerical values in the gematric code above.
SIERRA CLUB = 40
PEEK THROUGH THE PINES = 93
AROUND IN THE SNOW =56
PASS LAKE TAHOE AREAS = 66
SOUGHT VICTIM 12 = 60
The sum of the totals equal 315, exactly the same as the 12 signs of the Zodiac.
This has been explained in much greater detail in the 'Hidden Message in the Pines' article.
It was always striking that on this card he declares 'Sought Victim 12', when he had already declared 12 victims in the Button Letter nine months earlier. In other words it was totally out of sequence with the rest of his correspondence.
In the above article when the 12 was added back into the equation, in the text form of ONE and TWO, it revealed Jesus Christ and his disciples, making the figure 12 front and center to the make up of this card.
We added up the total of the letters in the gematric code to give us 315, that was key to unlocking 888 and 444 in the 13 Symbol Cipher, 13 Hole Postcard and Button Letter. The figure 888 was also found in the Halloween Card, and may have been instrumental in the 340 and 408 Ciphers. But what about the Pines Card.
In the Halloween Card we had 37 letters in the arrangement, so dropping the gematric code for a second, we will now add up the number of letters on the Pines Card.
Sierra Club, Peek Through the Pines, Around in the Snow, Pass Lake Tahoe Areas and Sought Victim = 74.
In the Halloween Card the 37 was multiplied, after the 'sorry no cipher' key was applied, to produce 37 X 24 = 888.
Here the cipher key is 12, as it is integral to the card, but also out of place and once applied to the letters, exactly like the Halloween Card, it produces 74 X 12 = 888, for one final time.
Well nearly, we still have the Exorcist Letter to examine and in particular his declaration of ME - 37. But for now the number 24 remains concealed within its design. However 'some day it may happen'.