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Hi Tom, are you at liberty to reveal the identity of the fellow photographed in suit and glasses, or the relevance of the photo?TomVoigt wrote:Different guy pictured above, not Darlene's ex-husband.sandy betts wrote: I can't get over just how many different looks that Jim Phillips had.
I agree, gloves please.sandy betts wrote:Most of the solutions that I have seen, the symbols are changed to fit what the person wants the cypher to say. You can't do that and get the correct solution period! I used the solved cypher's as my Rosetta Stone and came up with a name in two cypher's.Uncle Sporkums wrote: Most likely an inaccurate attempt to decode the message.
However the 340 had some new symbols added ,that makes it much harder to solve. I think that the first three letters "HER" are a huge clue to the killers last name and had nothing to do with Herb Caen. I also think that Zodiac got his idea of sending cypher's from the movie "My Secret Weapon", where the first 3 cypher's were broken , the 4th was much harder, because it had to be read in mirror. The 340 could also be in another language or Zodiac just wanted to frustrate everyone and it tells us nothing.
I am looking forward to Tom finding something in those boxes that has been over looked. Like more Zodiac letters, or a trinket that belonged to a victim. It wouldn't surprise me to know that there are still some letters to be found at the SF Chronicle! I have seen a full Z box there , but didn't ask to look through it.
I would wear gloves just in case there is a true Z letter in that box. I had a bit of a cringe when I saw the bare hands in the video.