Indented writing on the Bates letters? Message Board: Possible Zodiac Victim Cheri Jo Bates: Indented writing on the Bates letters?

By Eduard (Eduard) ( - on Sunday, October 05, 2003 - 02:02 pm:

See for yourself....


Eduard Versluijs

By Bookworm (Bookworm) ( - on Thursday, October 09, 2003 - 07:21 pm:


The letter almost looks like it has a 3-D effect. Are you using some kind of filter?

By Bookworm (Bookworm) ( - on Thursday, October 09, 2003 - 09:30 pm:

What if Z planned the indentions if there are some? Like a hidden message.

Personally, I feel that Z liked history. In the other known Z communication, the Confession Letter, he used a typewriter.

The original purpose of a typewriter was to emboss letters on paper so the blind could read by feeling the letters.

The purpose of most of these inventions was to make reading possible for the blind, the idea being to emboss letters on paper so that the blind could feel them.

The blind use sunglasses. Donna Lass's sunglasses were found, why not something else of hers? Z used sunglasses at LB. Obviously he wouldn't need them for the nite time murders.

By Bookworm (Bookworm) ( - on Friday, October 10, 2003 - 06:09 am:

Hi Eduard,

I tried to do a search of the message board for braille but came up with nothing.

Someone had suggested that the dots in the 340 cipher could be braille, but it doesn't seem to be in the board messages anymore. Maybe whoever posted that idea could repost it.

By Wendi (Wendi) ( - on Friday, October 10, 2003 - 04:58 pm:

Ah, yes braille. I did a rundown using the suspects names in braille and morse code. I handed out the basic results at Lake B...I think the letter was wriiten just after the lettter to her father and therefore has indented writing from the page before it.Most likely, it was his first attempt at writing a "clue" letter since subsequent letters regarding later crimes didn't show indententions, at least to my knowledge.
The size and slant of the possible indented writing appear the same approximate size and slant...too bad. It might have been more fun if he had left a grocery list or normal letter as latent writing. Hopefully you're right, and as usual...I don't claim to be myself. I'm just full of ideas and useless knowledge.

By Alan Cabal (Alan_Cabal) ( - on Saturday, October 11, 2003 - 09:14 am:

You'd be surprised at how suddenly "useless knowledge" can become vital.

By Eduard (Eduard) ( - on Saturday, October 11, 2003 - 11:55 pm:


I used a special program which let light fall on a sample from different angles. Using filters as well it can bring things in the background to the front. Let's see what we can find.


P.S. sorry I replied so late (my wife was in hospital),

By Howard Davis (Howard) ( - on Sunday, October 12, 2003 - 09:10 pm:

Several cases have been solved or greatly enhanced towards resolution utilizing a form of the above method.It is becoming more important in forensic circles.It is about as uselsss as an umbrella on a rainy day!If an address or phone number was found, it could be very vital to the case or there may be nothing.I am open.
Both Ryan (of Zodiac Vortex )and Eduard on his site,which is widely known,should be appaluded for bringing this presentation to our attention.I hope the police follow up.

By Bookworm (Bookworm) ( - on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 06:12 pm:

I hope your wife is better. I know we all get busy at times. I still have to finish my pleats post.

I wonder how old this investigative technique is. I know in the Leopold and Loeb case back in the 20's they were able to match up their typewriter to a note. The typewriter was thrown into a pond, so they must have known it was evidence.

The Confession Letter was padded with paper and carbons to disguise Z's typewriter.