# New FBI files

**Updated Oct 17, 2014:** Fixed the Google Drive link to the FBI files.

Diligent researcher morf13‘s persistence recently paid off: He received over 800 pages of never before seen material from FBI files on the Zodiac case. Click here to view all of the new documents (thanks, Mark, for uploading them). The files contain a wide variety of material related to persons of interest investigated for the Zodiac crimes. Inside the files you’ll see handwriting samples, letters, envelopes, crime reports, interview transcripts, emergency call logs, evidence analysis, and even a suspect’s day planner. The files also contain some unconfirmed Zodiac letters, and a lot of material related to Gareth Penn’s oft debunked theories about the killer and his codes.

This cryptanalyst’s conclusions about Gareth Penn’s strange code theories says it all:

Alas, that conclusion is reached all too often when analyzing the many claims that have emerged over the years.

And speaking of codes, here is one that appears in the files:

The files don’t seem to mention this code in any way. At first glance, it resembles a book cipher like the Beale ciphers. But Quicktrader on Morf’s forums was quick to point out the code’s resemblance to a Vigenère cipher matrix, due to the way the numbers repeat in an aligned pattern.

The matrix appears with a lot of other material, including handwriting samples, and this crossword puzzle:

Perhaps someone’s interest in puzzles aroused the suspicions of investigators.

Have a look at the new documents. Can you find anything interesting?

The numbers aren’t a code but just an offset grid of the numbers from 1 to 441. Move 2 to the right and up one for the next number in sequence. Could this be used in a transposition encoding?

You might find this interesting:

http://www.reddit.com/r/misc/comments/18g5r3/this_is_real_i_solved_one_of_the_zodiac_killers/

*Sigh* The first post by scott monsma is correct, this is no “code” at all, much less a “Zodiac code.” What it actually is is a 21 by 21 grid of numbers (note that 21*21=441) of the numbers 1 through 441 written in an offset diagonal pattern. And note that not a single number repeats. This grid is something that could be

usedin making a code, but the grid itself is nothing more than an offset (and larger) version of:1 3 6

2 5 8

4 7 9

How do you know for sure exactly what this code is? It definitely was not computer generated, but written down. It is unnamed and was in the Zodiac files without any comment. The difference is 418 if you use the Order of Operations and start in the top left, ending in the bottom right, going vertically. It may also be 418 by going horizontally.

As for the move 2 skip one like a chess knight, what exactly did you find? I have heard more “theories” and decisive statements on IDEAS about puzzle than any factual evidence. For instance, my brother exclaimed he could probably find “666” if he really tried. I invite you all to have a crack at it and tell me what you find, other than counting 21 rows by 21 columns and multiplying it. That is, by definition, refusing to look at anything but the surface.

Again, the difference, as one long equation of addition (Order of Operations), is 418. I thoroughly researched this number and the only other worthwhile info I got on it was that it was an area code.Without having ever heard of this number before, or anything about it and Aleister Crowley, or it meaning “Abrahadabra/Abracadabra” or the answer to the equation of manifestation, I strongly thing this code is directly correlated to it.

Another thing is that the difference of 22 shows up 19 times in column 1. That equation, according to dark magic, is that of manifestation. Too many coincidences in a previous sea of blank.

You are all welcome.

ugh typos

Actually, it is more complex than that. Try writing it down to see.

Thanks, glurk. Here is my response, which includes an online gadget that generates these sorts of grids:

http://www.reddit.com/r/misc/comments/18g5r3/this_is_real_i_solved_one_of_the_zodiac_killers/c8f2k0y

A ‘redditor’ recently commented that the whole thing is a ‘magic square.’ And he is correct. The sum of the numbers in any row or in any column add to 4641. And, of course, 4641 / 21 = 221. Or, 4641 / 221 = 21. How did I miss that, LOL.

Looks like the diagonals add up to 4621 as well. Cool. 🙂

Or, to summarize the meat of the original post on reddit:

“It’s a magic square; therefore, Aleister Crowley!!!”

“Formula.— d= .4641x D, or D/ 2.1557” from:

Mathematical wrinkles for teachers and private learners, book, online, regarding finding three equal inner circles of a larger one.

If you look up .4641 geometry or .4641 math, it seems to be a constant multiplier in an equation regarding circles and solids.

Aleister Crowley did say something about a “circle squared” or whatnot….