In this article we will examine the possibility, that the Zodiac Killer gave us far more than we had first imagined. He realized that the Button Letter correspondence was insufficient, so quickly followed this up, with the Little List Letter one month later on July 26th 1970 to nudge us in the right direction. These two letters were as intertwined as could possibly be and it all started with his choice of Mount Diablo as the focus and his selection of the Phillips 66 Road Map itself.
The first part of this explanation might seem rudimentary and have you running for the off switch, but a lot more will follow.
So far, through fifteen articles, it has been demonstrated that the Zodiac Killer had an agenda, based on his twisted concept of religion. He also with near certainty had a flair for mathematics and the dramatic and this became apparent in much of his correspondence. The one thing he needed was a code he could utilize, to encipher his message throughout, and this formed the basis of a key inspired by Genesis and the six days of creation. This was most apparent in the 13 Symbol Cipher he sent to authorities on April 20th 1970. http://www.zodiacciphers.com/1/post/2013/06/the-kane-cipher.html
So far this code key has been shown to consistently work, when applied to at least ten of the Zodiac Killer's most cryptic cards and letters, including the three unsolved ciphers.
For the full story and a full list of articles based on this concept, links have been placed at the foot of the page.
Mount Diablo is situated in Contra Costa County, and with an elevation of 3,864 feet, dominates the San Francisco Bay area skyline. Its name was thought to have come about, based on an escape from the Spanish, by some Native Americans, who had appeared to vanish completely as they entered a nearby willow thicket. The Spanish, as a result of this mystifying disappearance, named the local area 'Monte del Diablo', translated as the 'thicket of the Devil'. See Wikipedia.
If the Zodiac Killer was indeed influenced by religion, what better place to position your crossed circle, than over the 'thicket of the Devil' and a prominent feature of the Northern California skyline.
In Revelations 13:17 it states 'Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred three score and six'.
The Zodiac Killer, aware that Button Letter and Phillips Map provided insufficient material, gave us a second clue at the foot of the Little List Letter.
He drew a large Zodiac circle and wrote over the crosshair 'P.S. The Mt Diablo code concerns Radians + inches along the radians.' But why did he scruffily write this over the vertical line (ie: North to South) of the crosshair. He could just as easily have made the crosshair smaller and placed the important clue, clear and visible, under the crosshair.
The reason was possibly by design, and more importantly, the only word intersected by the vertical axis was DIABLO. The Zodiac Killer was pointing us back to the Button Letter and the foot of the Zodiac crosshair, numerical position 6 on the Phillips 66 Map. He was telling us that Diablo, being Spanish for devil, was indeed situated in the South position.
But only the number 6 is present here, so the only logical way to get 666, was to add the 66 from Phillips 66. This may seem a little weak on its own, but we can back it up.
The Button Letter was mailed on June 26th 1970, containing a footnote that stated ' The map coupled with this code will tell you where the bomb is set. You have until next fall to dig it up '. But no bomb or any other relevant location was discovered. The 340 Cipher remained crackproof, the 13 Symbol Cipher appeared on the face of it, simply too short for any meaningful decryption and by late July of 1970 this new 32 symbol code sent with the Button Letter, along with the attached Phillips Road Map provided little relief for an audience on the wane.
Probably realizing this, the Zodiac Killer issued his Little List Letter to the San Francisco Chronicle on July 26th 1970, just one month later. Within this lengthy correspondence he added two large crosshairs, the first contained the number 13 on the east axis and a bold circle placed in the southwest quadrant, along with the acronym SFPD.
The second crosshair had ' P.S The Mt Diablo code concerns radians + inches along the radians '.
Obviously this was attempting to elaborate on the insufficient information he provided on the Phillips Road Map.
The Zodiac Killer referred to radians in the Little List Letter. An angle's measurement in radians is numerically equal to the length of a corresponding arc of a unit circle and one radian is approximately 57.3 degrees.
The Zodiac Killer mentioned radians (ie more than one). If we take a look at his placement of the bold zero, next to SFPD on the Little List Letter, it lies well past the 180 degrees line, but before the 270 degrees line. If we now assume this was the area of interest or ' where the bomb is set ', it has to be 4 radians.
5 radians = 286.5 degrees, so is too much.
3 radians = 172 degrees, so is too small.
4 radians = 229 degrees, but is slightly shy of the positioning of the bold circle, that is until we add back in the Magnetic North value from 1970, which was approximately 17 degrees off center to the right. Adding this to the 4 radians value of 229 degrees we get 246 degrees. Now look at the image of the compass rose to the right. It matches exactly.
Therefore this bold circle the Zodiac drew, already incorporated the 17 degrees of Magnetic North and this is in all likelihood the correct angle away from Mount Diablo. ie
4 radians + 17 degrees = 246 degrees.
Do we have the possible location of the bomb set clockwise of True North. 246 degrees points towards Alameda and the Bayview area of San Francisco, but the bold circle could fall anywhere along this line.
The only problem is scale, is the bold circle at true scale from the center of the crosshair, and because the bold circle is anything but pinpoint, only a rough location could ever be determined.
Immediately above we demonstrated that 246 degrees was the angle shown on the Little List Letter.
The South position on the Zodiac circle or crosshair is at 180 degrees.
Now add the Phillips 66 number once again, but this time to the 180 degrees.(the number 6 position). 180+66 = 246 degrees.
Therefore 246 degrees can be found using two different methods, both, with different clues the Zodiac Killer gave us, indicating this angle as the most likely direction of our so called bomb or mystery location. The Phillips 66 Map was almost certainly chosen with this specific reason in mind and the whole concept began in a name, that of Mount Diablo.
In a previous post http://www.zodiacciphers.com/1/post/2014/04/the-three-unsolved-ciphers-linked.html, all three unsolved ciphers could be linked through the figure 888, the Hebrew gematric total for the name Jesus. See Wikipedia.
The Button Letter code added up to 444, as did the 13 Symbol Cipher in both standard English gematria and the Zodiac code based on Genesis and the six days of creation. These combined as explained in the previous post totaled 888, a number that was also shown to be present in the final row of the 340 Cipher.
Incidentally, LUCIFER in standard English gematria (ie: A=1, B=2, C=3, D=4 etc) = 74, but applying the key number 6, shown on the Phillips 66 Map, Lucifer = 74 x 6 = 444 and that crucial number once more. Try out on gematric calculator.
The 13 Hole Postcard was crucial to giving us the key number 6, when the Zodiac Killer wrote 'There are reports city police pig cops are closeing in on me, FK I'm Crackproof, What is the price tag now'.
Simply, F is the 6th letter of the alphabet and the 6th letter on the 13 Symbol Cipher is K, giving us FK I'm Crackproof. To understand this concept visit Symmetry of the 13 Symbol Cipher. It has also been shown that the letters FK in the gematric code below are represented by the figure 63, the exact number of symbols present in the 340 Cipher. So the number six was relevant to the 13 Symbol Cipher, as possibly a key, and one that was integral, in the linking of all three unsolved ciphers. SEE HERE.
If you then revisit the 340 Cipher, the FK is positioned either adjacent or diagonally exactly six times within the 340 character cipher, placing the number 6 key to all of the codes, inclusive and subsequent to November 8th 1969.
Indeed the link between Jesus and the Devil can be demonstrated in the Zodiac gematric code, based on Genesis and the six days of creation (see right diagram).
Jesus in the code =45666
On the Phillips 66 Map crosshair the Zodiac Killer adds the numbers 0 through to 9.
If we take the solid numbers like so: we can show that both Christ and the Antichrist coexist together.
4+5+6 = 15 = 1+5 = 6
7+8+9 = 24 = 2+4 = 6 = 666
If we add the first set of bold figures we get 45. And 45 combined with 666 = 45666, the name of Jesus.
In fact, if we multiply the name of Jesus 4 x 5 x 6 x 6 x 6 = 4,320 and divide this by either the 12 disciples of Christ or the 12 signs of the Zodiac, we get 360 or the 360 degrees of the Zodiac circle.
However before the Zodiac Killer mailed both his Button Letter and Little List Letter to the San Francisco Chronicle, he sent us the Dragon Card, two months earlier, on April 28th 1970.
It has been suggested the Dragon Card was depicting elements of the book Don Quixote, a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. At the beginning of the novel Alonso Quijana, a prolific reader of books, became so mesmerized by the chivalry contained within them, he set out under the assumed name of Don Quixote, recruiting Sancho Panza as his squire, to aid his quest to revive chivalry. Don Quixote began his journey bedecked in an old suit of armor, in the form of a knight, upon his horse Rocinante, while Sancho Panza made do with a nameless donkey, sometimes referred to as 'el rucio', on account of its color. It is thought the Dragon Card was depicting these two central characters, the Dragon element being part of heraldic folklore.
Don Quixote and the name Mount Diablo are both of Spanish origin.
So the devil, religion and liberal sprinkling of mathematics, can now be linked through three letters in three months, all indicating the Zodiac Killer's intention of using a bomb in his arsenal of destruction and one that was to be placed exactly 246 degrees from the heart of evil, that of Mount Diablo.