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Sandy, sorry it has taken so long for me to get back to you, but I just got back on. As stated, the quotes that you were referring to can be found in "Zodiac Unmasked" rather than "Zodiac." Well, I am off for the day!! But, I will get back to you on the hood, age, theories, etc. Thank you for your comments!! Madame Xsandy betts wrote: Not sure what Z book has the information MADAMEX is giving for page 32 and 33, but I couldn't find anything that Hartnell said on those pages, those pages were all about Darlene, could be a typo MADAMEX might want to correct?
In one report by Hartnell, he said the hood looked more like a" paper sack". Believe me if it was a welders mask , that would have been in all of the reports.( Welders masks don't have "eye holes") If Nick was 17 in 1969 and was the killer in Lompoc in 1963, he would have been 11 yrs old and only 14 at Riverside. Foulkes said 35 to 45 in 1969.Please don't ignore facts to fit your suspect like so many have done in the past.
If the hood had only "slits" for the eye holes, how could Hartnell see Zodiac's greasy forehead, unless his forehead hung over the eyes?
The costume that was put in my car in Napa on Sept 28th or 29th 1969, had fairly large round holes cut out for the eyes and was made from a paper sack, painted flat black to match the poncho that had the logo on it, not on the "hood"itself.
Hartnell also said that he was able to see the killers jacket collar. There is no way that he could have seen the collar if it was made in one solid piece as described! ( It was in two parts like what was put in my car.) Napa detectives have either ignored that fact or over looked it? The hood was one part of the costume and the poncho was the other part.
The persons car that the 3 teens at Lake B saw, could not be Zodiac's car, because the wheel base did not match the wheel base of the killers car parked behind Hartnell's car, so we must disregard who they described.( So no white belt or body cast)
Reddish brown hair is closer to brown than black, but if brown hair is wet , it can look very dark.The person with the black hair who was trying to get Darlene to go out with him was George Waters, not Zodiac.
Not much information in Graysmiths Z books is factual, many things were made up to point to Art Allen. The only "factual"information in Unmasked was given to Graysmith by our own Tom V.
Graysmith did not give the credit to Tom, instead Graysmith took all of the credit. That paints a different picture for me of Graysmith. It is true that he trusted some of his informants who out and out lied to him, making his book not very credible.
Over the yrs I have bought about 25 of Graysmiths Z book to give to friends, believing most of what was in the book was factual.