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    Default The Zodiac Killer Solved?



    Ok, RustyNail rules apply here.

    This one is more of a Rumor than a Hunt. Someone is claiming to have found the first new evidence in the Zodiac Killer case in years. Hot on the heals of the Paramount Pictures blockbuster movie, Zodiac sleuths have been coming out of the woodwork.

    This one had been getting some air-time...
    http://www.1041thetruth.com/TheTruth...Show-Blog.aspx
    http://www.zodiackiller.com/lawrence.MP3

    Dr. Lawrence D'Antonio claims to have new evidence fingering Arthur Leigh Allen as the Zodiac. Do you believe it?

    I am confident Twelevers out there have the ability to debunk this claim. Are you willing to take the challenge?



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    This is a magnification of the portion of the letter in question:



    They say the faint impressions in the border of the letter name A.L.A, Arthur Lee Allen.

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    Rusty, I tried my hand at some of the Zodiac's ciphers years ago and followed alot of the various storylines. There are always rumors and hypotheses out there that make sense but never quite lead anywhere. I'm always suspicious when someone has a theory AND a book or movie or whathaveyou... if you solve it, solve it...

    That being said, I'm always intrigued. The cipher especially intrigues me. I can't see your image by the way... is it my computer or is there an issue?

    I thought the Professors Journal was cute to include a zodiac cipher. If anyone had solved THAT cipher, they'd know who he was!

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    Nah, I don't see L. Allen in that closeup. To me the supposed L is too much of a corner - too thick, too precisely even between the downstroke and the right stroke, to be a letter. It doesn't match the font of the rest of the writing, if that is indeed what it is.

    I'm more curious about that last character than anything. It looks to me to be darker and double-struck.

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    im on medication that occasionally blurs my vision...so i cant say anything for sure...but i think its too magnified for me...

    was always intrigued with serial killers..i know..the morbid side of me comes out..or the detective? who knows..but i will probably keep an eye on this thread and speak when i need to

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    I always thought Allen did it, but I don't see it in that impression. It looks like a watermark and maybe digitally manipulated.
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    At least the source site of the interview was mildly amusing. Jon Justice (really??) --- anyone who needs to use the word "truth" that many times before he tells you anything is automatically suspect.

    As far as the analysis goes, it's crap. It's done using a jpeg image, and jpeg commonly uses lossy compression, so small-scale details will get distorted or removed during image generation. You should always take an analysis of this kind with a grain of salt.

    The source of the image given is 400px x 518px. A 5-second Google search produced a higher-resolution (764px x 989px) image.

    If you compare a 16:1 blowup of the region in the first image to an 8:1 blowup of the region in the second image, the "name" disappears. Wow, I must be a magician. Or at least someone who can recognize compression artifacts for what they are. If you want to do this anaylsis properly, you need a very high resolution image stored in a lossless format.
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    Molnar,

    I have to give you props for the nice debunking.

    The twist here is that the interesting pixels in the region in question appear only on the Paramount Pictures versions of the scanned letters.

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    Default recent story, different suspect

    In late August there was a flurry of articles about Jack Tarrance
    being the killer, or so his step-son believes. The step-son does
    put forth a lot of circumstantial evidence, and if the recently
    discovered hood is genuine, it sounds like a slam dunk. Google
    'Jack Tarrance and Zodiac' and look for new articles around Aug 28th.

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    Kaufman has been making some interesting claims lately. There could be something to it. Or, it could be a loser trying to get his 15 minutes of fame.

    Well, the FBI is looking into the evidence. I don't suppose it will be too long before they announce something.

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