ZODIAC was more than happy to respond to Chief Jack Stiltz’s request in the S.F. Examiner in early August 1969 and give more details to confirm he was the killer of the three people in Vallejo.
There wasn’t much. It was mostly gratuitous bragging. He made a couple of mistakes that will benefit us in HorrorScope. But when it came to his details about the Lake Herman Road slayings, it was mere boasting.
In that epasode the police were wondering as to how I could shoot + hit my victoms in the dark. They did not openly state this, but implied this by saying it was a well lit night + I could see the silowets on the horizon. Bullshit that area is srounded by high hills + trees. What I did was tape a small pencel flash light to the barrel of my gun. If you notice, in the center of the beam of light if you aim it at a wall or celling you will see a black or darck spot in the center of the circle of light about 3 to 6 inches across. When taped to a gun barrel, the bullet will strike exactly in the center of the black dot in the light. All I had to do was spray them as if it was a water hose; there was no need to use the gun sights. I was not happy to see that I did not get frunt page coverage.”
Nothing above could be corroborated. ZODIAC lost sight of Stiltz’s request and merely crowed about his ingenuity. He was indeed the “Boastful Slayer.”
I decided to put it to the test.
Surreal. On my “Celling.”
Though on the face of it ZODIAC merely seems to be bragging he did tell us something above that proves he was there that night on December 20, 1968. Did you catch what it was?
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For 25 years Gian J. Quasar has investigated a broad range of mysterious subjects, from strange disappearances to serial murders, earning in that time the unique distinction of being likened to “the real life Kolchak.” However, he is much more at home with being called The Quester. “He’s bloody eccentric, an historian with no qualifications who sticks his nose into affairs and gets results.” He is the author of several books, one of which inspired a Resolution in Congress.