This is going to be the most important discovery and post for me regarding the identity of the Zodiac.
The key to unlocking the Z mystery is GAIK'S date of birth and reversing it. GAIK'S D.O.B. is on 3/14/36. Everybody worth their salt regarding their Z research knows that GAIK'S birthday falls on 'Math Day', 'Pi Day'. Mathematical Pi = 3.1 4 15 9 26 now convert these numbers to letters:
3 = C... 1 = A... 4 = D... 15 = O... 9 = I... 26 = Z... this is called basic sequencing or Gematria. C A D O I Z is a simple jumble for 'ZODIAC'
So... is GAIK a very unlucky Z suspect having his birthday fall on Pi day which gives you the name ZODIAC from Pi's first 6 digits. Or was GAIK the ZODIAC and he mastermind his identity around his own D.OB. The Math Day Pi Day discovery wasn't discovered until many years after GAIK was cleared from being a suspect.
GAIK'S birthday using Pi's decimal point: 3.14 36 reversed: 63 41.3
GAIK'S forward running D.O.B. without the decimal will decipher the 18 leftover characters in the 408 and his reverse running DOB with the Pi decimal will reveal is identity in 'THE ZODIAC'
The cipher tool used is called a 'DATE SHIFT' cipher. I believe it's also called a Gronsfeld cipher.The coder would use a DATE /D.O.B or anything he or she wanted to use for a key. You don't have to be an expert in ciphers to use this tool. In fact, you can do this with pen and paper. All you are doing is shifting the alphabet but first you need to run 3 14 36 across the top of the 18 leftover characters and add 36 to the end. Now start from the left and work your way over. So E shifted x 3 = H...B shifted x 1 = C...E shifted x 4 = I...O shifted x 3 = R
Using GAIK'S birthday you deciphered RICH-HCIR in reverse with no anagrams, no jumble and no shifting of letters. Having something decipher this way by accident, coincidence or by chance is completely impossible. The two E, E's at the beginning and the H,H towards the end, are the same characters but assigned different letters for the solution using the key 3 14 36. This is called poly-alphabetical.
plaint text solution:
RICH XL FX H.S. HULK V[O]LUM[E] 63
The only degree of freedom I used was plugging O and E for VOLUME. (VLUM)... the word fell in order and it almost reads itself. The 36 at the end is crossed into an X = 63
The Phonetic GYKE found in the 408 gives you the 3 14 36 key following a basic sequence count outlined in this picture
I haven't had the time to research the HULK discovery and connection to RICH GYKE. I do remember someone talking about a Dr. Jekyle and Mr. Hyde possible connection to the phonetic GYKE. I remember GAIK was an artist before he was a journalist. Maybe someone might know what this HULK message means.
RICH GYKE... EXTRA LARGE SPECIAL AFFECTS. HS = HULK SMASH, HAIL SATAN, HIGH SCHOOL, HEAD SHOT???
HULK VOLUME 63
Okay, I'm tired...I saved the best for last...But before I reveal "THE ZODIAC" keep in mind a few facts.
The Z stated in his 3rd part letter with the 3rd part cipher. "In this cipher is my identity"...
The Z stated in is debut letter: Having a "Good Time" with the "CODE". Cheer up when you do crack it you will have me...
The Solved 408 has the phonetic GYKE = 3 14 36 and every cipher character P solves into I = Pi
Channel 9 envelope has CAI for the return address and 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 reversed...CIA+ J deciphers into GAIK...from a previous post.
The Halloween card skeleton has 3.14 36 on his right hand...inline with the reversed N = 14 and the misspelled Paradice... C = 3 to reference both PIE and 3 14
The most compelling piece of evidence comes from GAIK'S own paper in which he publishes a "GOOD TIME" cipher less than 2 or 3 months after the Z340 debut.The "GOOD TIME" cipher characters are made up entirely of "Mathematical" characters including Pi. This cipher is solved by some type of shift and so does my solutions using the Date shift cipher. The Best part of the GT cipher is: "IDENTITY REVEALED" running in reverse at the top of the cipher. Oh, I almost forgot... this cipher comes with an astrological ZODIAC message printed just below the cipher.
It's time to reveal "THE ZODIAC"
Using the date shift cipher and GAIK'S birthday in reverse add Pi's decimal 6341.3 and line up the decimal with the Z's O
here is the "IDENTITY" of THE ZODIAC "REVEALED" look at the bottom half of the cipher.
Z KIAG GOD - GOD GAIK Z
Ps. I will update this discovery at a latter time with more detailed info and pics. I'm on vacation and I need to take a break from everything.