Here we will attempt to show the actual name encoded within the 13 Symbol Cipher, mailed to the San Francisco Chronicle on April 20th 1970, using no mind bending mathematical tricks, artistic licence or incredulous leaps of faith. The first will be using the gematric code used in ten previous articles, fairly successfully and back up the answer we arrive at, with a second code, using standard English numerology, based on A=1, B=2, C=3 etc. Actually there are three pointers and one is hidden in plain sight.
The concept of using this code on the Zodiac correspondence, is based on the splitting of the alphabet and the design of the 13 Symbol Cipher. The Zodiac Killer began the 13 symbol code with an A and finished it with an M. Also perfect symmetry or mirroring was exposed within the cipher, using simple mathematics. See The-symmetry-of-the-13-symbol-cipher.html, so this code was the only logical next step, based on Genesis and the seven days of creation.
It has always been debated whether or not the three circled symbols on the 13 Symbol Cipher, were actually three circled 8's or three circled Taurus symbols, but in fact, it may have been both all along, designed in such a fashion, for the purposes of the coding, as we will see.
The other symbol may well have been an inverted Aries symbol.
As explained in a previous article the Zodiac is based on the yearly cycle of the 12 houses of the Zodiac, each sign is represented by 30 degrees, thereby 12 X 30 = 360 degrees and our full compliment of Zodiac signs of the astrological calendar. It is these we shall use throughout the first stage.
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.
Their gematric code values using the chart (above right) are shown in brackets.
So lets apply the numerical values, to all the symbols on the 13 Symbol Cipher.
The Zodiac sign or crosshair represents the 12 signs of the Zodiac and this = 315.
There is one Aries symbol, that has a gematric value of 22.
If we now add up the grand total of the symbols on the 13 Symbol Cipher we get 315 + 93 + 22 = 430.
All that is left to do now, is to add up the numerical values of the alphabetical characters on the cipher and they equal 14, as shown above in the diagram above. So the entire value = 430 + 14 = 444. Remember this number.
On October 5th 1970, five and a half months after this correspondence, the Zodiac Killer mailed us his 13 Hole Postcard.
Were the 13 holes he punched through the card significant to this 13 Symbol Cipher, who knows, but maybe his wording pasted onto the card was. He pasted the phrase '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. It has also been shown that the letters FK in the gematric code are 63, the number of symbols in the 340 Cipher. So is the number six relevant to the 13 Symbol Cipher, as possibly a key.
In the 'Hidden Message in the Pines' article, the number 315 was integral to the Pines Card wording, as well as the name Lawrence Kane. Also 315 degrees, was shown on a compass, to be the positioning of Clair Taappan Lodge from the Sahara Tahoe Hotel, the last known sighting of Donna Lass on September 6th 1970. Jesus Christ and his 12 disciples also played heavily in the make up of this card. SEE HERE.
The diagram on the right, is the second code, based on standard English gematria, where each number of the alphabet is attributed a number ie:A=1, B=2, C=3, D=4, E=5 etc.
But in this case, based upon the FK I'm Crackproof hint, possibly suggesting the key as 6, I shall multiply all the numbers above by 6. Hence A=6, B=12, C=18, D=24, E=30 and so on through the entire alphabet.
I shall now look for the name JESUS in the new code.
Remember no extraordinary manipulation has been applied, just the numbers in the right diagram will all be multiplied by a factor of 6.
JESUS = 60+30+114+126+114 = 444. The same number found above in the 13 Symbol Cipher, using the gematric code based on Genesis and the seven days of creation. The two sets of numbers using two separate codes, = 444.
If we add up both results of 444, we get 444 x 2 = 888. The number evident on the 13 Symbol Cipher, ie the three circled 8's.
This coupled with the three 8's found at the foot of the 340 Cipher seems significant.
The Zodiac Killer sent us his complex 340 Cipher, but ever the egotist, was it possible, one of the keys he used within the cipher, was his own moniker, Zodiac. And it was to be placed alongside the only apparent reference to his name, on the 20th line of the 340 Cipher. Shown here on the right.
If we then count alphabetically, the numerical difference between the columns, ZOD produces no difference at all, ie; 000.
The IAC element produces 888. The Zodiac Killer possibly took the 000 and 888 and incorporated these elements, in the form of three circled 8's into his following 13 Symbol Cipher on April 20th 1970. Even the crossed circle and inverted Aries were carried forward.
The number 888 in the Greek system of numerology also represents Jesus. SEE HERE IN WIKIPEDIA.
The Greek spelling of Jesus is IESOUS = 10+8+200+70+400+200 = 888.
'This is the Zodiac speaking. By the way have you cracked the last cipher I sent you ? My name is... Jesus Christ'.
Of course the Zodiac Killer loved to taunt the police, newspapers and authorities, and this may just be another example of this. Then again, it is always possible he left us his real name, but not likely.