The World of Zodiology

compositesThe online arm of the San Francisco Examiner - one of the newspapers to have actually received letters from the Zodiac - published an article about the Bay Area's most famous unapprehended serial killer - Ultimate Puzzle: The World of Zodiology.

Interestingly, it alludes to "Dirty Harry" without mentioning that the original Dirty Harry movie was inspired by the case of the Zodiac. There is a religious-themed breakdown of Zodiac interest, which is creative, if nothing else. Sadly, the author felt it necessary to reference Thomas Horan's work in a manner that suggests it deserves to be taken seriously.

All in all, there's nothing really new. Nonetheless, it's always good when a major news outlet does something to keep the case in front of the public.

Michael Cole


  1. Haley25 18 August, 2015 at 09:42 Reply

    I totally agree. The article says nothing new. Ho Hum. The only thing that caught my eye is that the article states there were SEVEN killings attributed to Zodiac. Huh? Also, it says that killings stretched into 1971… again, huh?

  2. Richard Grinell 18 August, 2015 at 09:43 Reply

    It is good to see Paul Drexler write an article on the Zodiac, but the ultimate puzzle is the litany of mistakes in such a short article.
    1.Between 1966 and 1971, Zodiac killed at least seven people in California.
    2.On Sept. 29, 1969, a couple picnicking at Lake Berryessa.
    3.The white man was the Zodiac killer.
    4.Reform Zodiology is led by Tom Voight. website with more than 10 million hits each month.
    6.Allen died in 2002.

    • Zodiac Revisited 18 August, 2015 at 11:28

      Come on now, what’s 10 years between friends?

      Yeah, I suppose we should expect more; it is the San Francisco Examiner, after all. Oh well. The secret to happiness is having sufficiently low expectations…

      Technically, (3) was correct, even if the writing leaves something to be desired.

      You’d prefer a name other than “Reform Zodiology?” Wait, on second thought, it would probably be best if you didn’t answer that question.

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