Did Zodiac Plan To Kill When His Watch Hands Met?

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By J Eric Freedner (J_Eric) (dialup- - on Saturday, October 04, 2003 - 10:10 pm:

Here's something to think about:

7-4-69 Darlene Ferrin and Mike Mageau were attacked at Blue Rock Springs at approx. midnight.
9-27-69 Cecilia Shephard and Bryan Hartnell attacked at Lake Berryessa at
6:30 p.m.
10-11-69 Paul Stine shot, approx. 9:45 p.m.
3-22-70 Kathleen Johns kidnapped, approx. midnight.
School in the 60's let out at 3:00 p.m. Students would be riding in buses at 3:15 p.m. Zodiac threatened to blow up or shoot at a bus filled with the kiddies.
Each of the times above visually occurs when the two hands of a watch line up with one another.
Yes, I realize Faraday and Jensen on Lake Herman Road and Cheri Bates don't fit the pattern. With Bates, Zodiac (if it was he) didn't have his Zodiac watch, but a Timex instead, which was lost or left at the murder site. Don't know if this means anything or not to this long-standing cold case.

By Wendi (Wendi) (dpc6682009046.direcpc.com - on Sunday, October 05, 2003 - 07:37 pm:

I don't have a clue if its true or not, but I applaud the attempt by you to think outside the box.
I wondered if he chose victims based upon dates, astrology signs and clock hands as well. Thanks for sharing.
I'm still mulling over the majority of my ideas so I won't look like the village idiot...or the first lemming who decided running towards a cliff was a good idea.
Keep the ideas coming. Reality or not, most are fascinating material...

By Tom Voigt (Tom_Voigt) (12-231-193-32.client.attbi.com - on Monday, October 06, 2003 - 10:41 am:

Very interesting! Something like this may simply be a coincidence, however it's been under our noses for 30 + years.

By J Eric Freedner (J_Eric) (1cust34.tnt52.lax3.da.uu.net - on Friday, October 17, 2003 - 09:33 pm:

Giving the crime a bit more thought, it is possible that Z actually parked at Lake Herman Road some minutes before the generally accepted time of 11:10-11:20 p.m. attack on Jensen and Farraday. He may have been preparing for his crime (attaching the light to the gun, maybe putting on a disguise). Now, if 9:50 pm and midnight were "perfect" killing times for him (watch hands pointing together), he settled on the midpoint between those two to kill. That would be 2 hrs. 10 minutes total, divided in half, or 1 hr. 5 min. past 9:50 pm. That brings us to 10:55 pm, when the watch hands again converge. If the witness statements of Herman Your and others on LH Road that night are true, Z's car was seen at the turnout at...just about 10:55 pm. All coincidental?

Why also does Z in a later communication claim LH Road was the first time he "collected slaves for paradise" when Cheri Bates' murder came well before? In his warped mind, do dead people become his slaves only when stalked and killed as the watch hands converge?

If so---that might explain why he seemed to be "dawdling about" in driving Kathleen Johns hither and yon; he was waiting for the right time of morning (1:05 am, 2:10 am, 3:15 am).