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Forgetting the 10/5/70 card was exactly what I did and had to go back and look it up. Setting aside Bates, the bulk of the communications from the Zodiac was hand written. July 69: His communications begin with âDear Editorâ and he calls himself a murderer or killer depending upon the letter being read. He ends it with his crosshair symbol.August 69: His communications still begin with âDear Editorâ but, by this point, he is now calling himself the Zodiac. He still ends it with the crosshair symbol.(Would like to know what occurred between the 7/31/69 letter and the 8/4/69 letter to give rise to the name Zodiac)October 69: He no longer uses the term âDear Editorâ, calls himself the Zodiac and ends the letter with the crosshair symbol.Communications from the Zodiac, October 69 to the end of 1971, follow the October 69 layout shown above. The only differences that I recall at present are the cards he sent in. The writing style of these cards (excluding the 10/5/70 card) are exactly alike â they donât show him addressing himself as the Zodiac but are still hand written and continues to show him using his crosshair symbol. The 10/5/70 card, on the other hand, is typed word. He addresses the editor, includes his name and the crosshair symbol. Seems a bit out of character. But, if you look at all communications that may or may not be the Zodiac from 1974 to 1978, all of it is out of character. I lean towards the 10/5/70 card being a fake but donât lean far enough over that I canât be entertained with the possibility that the card is genuine. If the Zodiac was referencing the Benicia Heraldâs article of Jan/69, then I see the comment by the Zodiac as a clue to his location rather than him caring much about the price on his head. As he said, he was âmildly cerousâ. Outside of that, if you take into account that many believe he was media driven, wouldnât you think that he would have played the âprice tagâ card to its fullest? He had plenty of opportunity to write about it aside from the 10/5/70 card thatâs still up for debate.Sozetimetoresearchz wrote:Soze,Good spot!Let's not forget the oft disputed 10/5/70 card which says, ""What is the price tag now?" I think Z wanted a reward and the bigger ("price tag'-"...how much money...") the better as far as the amount of the reward. For him it must have been an ego boost.One does wonder why there wasn't a large reward though. Puzzling.