Zodiac – Serial Killer

Serial Killer; The word itself is intriguing. It appealed to me, why do they do this? What are they up to? Are they crazy? Do they fill with remorse after committing murder or what circumstances led to it? Did they feel satisfied after doing it or not but were killing someone for peace of mind.

There are serial killers all over the world, maybe even among us, but we can’t recognize them because they don’t walk around with knives or any weapons which they used for murder. Every serial killer uses his own unique method of killing so that they can be recognized. Some people do this to gain fame and some because of their sick beliefs. It’s like a sick game for them. They thrive for the blood; this is what drives them to continue their ill deeds.

Here I am going to talk about one of the infamous serial killer of California, America who never got caught. ‘Zodiac killer’, no, that’s not his name. He was never caught so no one knew his name. He chose the zodiac name to gain recognition. He mailed letters and cards to regional newspapers and threatened to bomb their offices if they were not printed. Some letters contained ciphers. Zodiac killed five known victims, injured 2 and claimed to have killed 37 victims. The duration of the crime in the San Francisco Bay Area was from 1968 to 1969.

He either mercilessly stabbed his victims to death or shot them multiple times. He usually chose couples and always informed the police and claimed his responsibility after committing his nefarious deeds.

Arthur Leigh Allen was a likely suspect based on circumstantial evidence, but with no evidence other than that. His handwriting and DNA did not match. However, he was arrested for sexually assaulting a twelve-year-old boy, which led him to two years in prison. His friend Donald Cheney claimed that Allen had spoken to him about his desire to kill and used the name Zodiac. Allen died in 1992. But it was never confirmed whether he was the Zodiac or not. Later some people claimed to know the real zodiac killer but no one could prove it.

ZODIAC-C-14DEC99-SC-HO–Police sketch of the man suspected of being the “Zodiak Killer,” 1969.

Psychiatrist described his behavior as brooding and isolated person. Some of the letters of Zodiac killer is here:

I like killing people because it is so much fun, it is more fun than killing wild game in the forest because man is the most dangerous animal of all. To kill something gives me the most thrilling experience. It is even better than getting your rocks off with a girl. The best part of it is that when I die, I’ll be reborn in paradise and all that I have killed will become my slaves. I will not give you my name because you will try to slow down, or stop my collection of slaves for my afterlife.

The police shall never catch me, because I have been too clever for them.

I am going to stab you people.

“I also killed those kids last year”

Zodiac Killer