Nov 23, 2019

ZODIAC: A TO Z - Ep. #8 - 340: The Mystery - w/ David Oranchak

50 years ago, the Zodiac sent a greeting card with a cipher consisting of 340 symbols. Today, the cipher remains one of the most baffling clues in true crime history. Computer programmer and Zodiac cipher expert David Oranchak (ZodiacKillerCiphers.com) talks about the enduring mystery of the "Z340."

Click here to view the Zodiac's 340 cipher, the original envelope, and the "dripping pen" greeting card with the Zodiac's message inside at the ZodiacKillerFACTS Document Gallery.

Written and produced by Michael Butterfield for ZodiacKillerFacts.com / Copyright 2019

Voice of "The Zodiac" by John Knight 

All music licensed and used by permission. “Run and Hide” and “Frozen Orb” composed and produced by Jens Kiilstofte. “Ghost” and “Creepy Piano Loop” composed and produced by JM Scherf. “Growing Shadows” created by Myuu. Provided by Mediacharge.

Link: http://www.zodiackillerfacts.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=8

Nov 22, 2019

ZODIAC: A TO Z - Ep. #8 - TRAILER - 340: The Mystery

50 years ago, the Zodiac sent a greeting card with a cipher consisting of 340 symbols. Today, the cipher remains one of the most baffling clues in true crime history. In the next episode of the ZODIAC: A TO Z podcast, computer programmer and Zodiac cipher expert David Oranchak (ZodiacKillerCiphers.com) talks about the enduring mystery of the "Z340."

Written and produced by Michael Butterfield for ZodiacKillerFacts.com / Copyright 2019

Voice of "The Zodiac" by John Knight 

All music licensed and used by permission. “Run and Hide” composed and produced by Jens Kiilstofte. “Ghost” composed and produced by JM Scherf. 

Nov 18, 2019

ZODIAC: A TO Z - Ep. #7 - BONUS: Riverside - Identity Crisis

In November 1967, the Riverside Press-Enterprise newspaper received a letter in response to a story about the murder of Cheri Jo Bates. Sent by the name "Patricia Hautz," the letter became the subject of speculation and debate about its possible connection to other writings associated with the Bates case which were attributed to the Zodiac killer. 

Written and produced by Michael Butterfield for ZodiacKillerFacts.com / Copyright 2019

Voice of "The Zodiac" by John Knight / This program includes reenactments and dramatized readings by actors.

All music licensed and used by permission. “Frozen Orb” composed and produced by Jens Kiilstofte. “Creepy Piano Loop” composed and produced by JM Scherf. 

Read the original article "Identity Crisis" and view the Riverside writings linked to the Bates murder and to the Zodiac, official documents, police files, and more, CLICK HERE to visit the ZodiacKillerFacts.com Document Gallery.

Nov 15, 2019

ZODIAC: A TO Z - Ep. #7 - Riverside: A Warning

Cheri Jo Bates was murdered 53 years ago in Riverside, California, and the strange writings in the case have been linked to the Zodiac. The unsolved mystery remains a controversial chapter in the Zodiac story, and this episode includes an expanded look at the Bates murder and the so-called "Riverside connection" to the Zodiac killer.

Written and produced by Michael Butterfield for ZodiacKillerFacts.com / Copyright 2019

Voice of "The Zodiac" by John Knight

All music licensed and used by permission. “Run and Hide” and “Frozen Orb” composed and produced by Jens Kiilstofte. “Ghost” and “Creepy Piano Loop” composed and produced by JM Scherf. “Growing Shadows” created by Myuu. Provided by Mediacharge.

To view the Riverside writings linked to the Zodiac, official documents, police files, and more, CLICK HERE to visit the ZodiacKillerFacts.com Document Gallery.

Nov 8, 2019

ZODIAC: A TO Z - Ep. #7 - TRAILER - Riverside: A Warning

The next episode of the ZODIAC: A TO Z podcast features an expanded look at the still-unsolved murder of Cheri Jo Bates and the origins of the so-called "Riverside connection" to the Zodiac. A handwriting expert concluded that writings in the Riverside case, including letters and a poem written on a desk, were the work of the Zodiac. Other experts questioned that conclusion, and the Bates case remains a controversial chapter in the Zodiac story. 

Written and produced by Michael Butterfield for ZodiacKillerFacts.com / Copyright 2019

Voice of "The Zodiac" by John Knight 

All music licensed and used by permission. “Run and Hide” composed and produced by Jens Kiilstofte. “Ghost” composed and produced by JM Scherf. 

Nov 7, 2019

ZODIAC: A TO Z - Ep. #6 - BONUS: Mike Morford talks about his suspect

Mike Morford (ZodiacKillerSite.com) talks about Ross Sullivan, the man he believes was responsible for the murder of Cheri Jo Bates and the Zodiac crimes.

Produced by Michael Butterfield for ZodiacKillerFacts.com / Copyright 2019

Nov 5, 2019

ZODIAC: A TO Z - Ep. #6 - Riverside: There Will Be More

53 years ago, Cheri Jo Bates was murdered on a college campus in Riverside, California, on October 30, 1966. After the crime, someone sent a typed "Confession" letter and other strange writings were also linked to the case, including a note that read, "Bates had to die. There will be more." Some investigators, researchers, and amateur sleuths believe that Cheri Jo Bates may have been killed by the Zodiac, who later appeared to take credit for the murder in a letter sent to The Los Angeles Times in March 1971. Mike Morford, co-host of the Criminology podcast and owner of ZodiacKillerSite.com, talks about the Bates case, the possible Zodiac connection, the evidence, motives, and more in the episode "Riverside: There Will Be More." 

Written and produced by Michael Butterfield for ZodiacKillerFacts.com / Copyright 2019

Voice of "The Zodiac" by John Knight

All music licensed and used by permission. “Run and Hide” and “Frozen Orb” composed and produced by Jens Kiilstofte. “Ghost” and “Creepy Piano Loop” composed and produced by JM Scherf. “Growing Shadows” created by Myuu. Provided by Mediacharge.

To view the Riverside writings linked to the Zodiac, official documents, police files, and more, CLICK HERE to visit the ZodiacKillerFacts.com Document Gallery.

Oct 31, 2019

ZODIAC: A TO Z - Ep. #6 - TRAILER - Riverside: There Will Be More

53 years ago, Cheri Jo Bates was murdered on a college campus in Riverside, California, on October 30, 1966. After the crime, someone sent a typed "Confession" letter and other strange writings were also linked to the case, including a note that read, "Bates had to die. There will be more." Some investigators, researchers, and amateur sleuths believe that Cheri Jo Bates may have been killed by the Zodiac, who later appeared to take credit for the murder in a letter sent to The Los Angeles Times in March 1971. Mike Morford, co-host of the Criminology podcast and owner of ZodiacKillerSite.com, talks about the Bates case, the possible Zodiac connection, suspects, motives, and more in the episode "Riverside: There Will Be More." 

Written and produced by Michael Butterfield for ZodiacKillerFacts.com / Copyright 2019

Voice of "The Zodiac" by John Knight 

All music licensed and used by permission. “Run and Hide” composed and produced by Jens Kiilstofte. “Ghost” composed and produced by JM Scherf. 

Oct 30, 2019

ZODIAC: A TO Z - Ep. #5 - BONUS: David Eick on serial killers

Writer/producer DAVID EICK talks about serial killers and theories about their motivations and compulsions.

Produced by Michael Butterfield for ZodiacKillerFacts.com / Copyright 2019

Oct 28, 2019

ZODIAC: A TO Z - Ep. #5 - Hollywood Horror w/ David Eick - Pt. 2

Writer and producer David Eick (Battlestar Galactica, Steven Spielberg's Falling Skies) and Michael Butterfield talk about the Zodiac's last known murder in San Francisco and the killer's influence on pop culture, including the classic crime movie Dirty Harry and the horror film The Exorcist III. Topics include: the Zodiac's possible escape route, the origins of and inspirations for the film Dirty Harry, the creation of the novel and film The Exorcist, the Zodiac's commentary on The Exorcist and influence on the sequel, the real-life killer who appeared in The Exorcist, actor Andy Robinson's thoughts on how his portrayal of the Zodiac-inspired killer in Dirty Harry shaped his career, and more. Contains spoilers for the films Dirty Harry, The Exorcist, The Exorcist III, and Experiment in Terror.

Written and produced by Michael Butterfield for ZodiacKillerFacts.com / Copyright 2019

Voice of "The Zodiac" by John Knight 

All music licensed and used by permission. “Run and Hide” and “Frozen Orb” composed and produced by Jens Kiilstofte. “Ghost” and “Creepy Piano Loop” composed and produced by JM Scherf. “Growing Shadows” created by Myuu. Provided by Mediacharge.

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