He, Zodiac, is...Old Asbestos, Old itch, Beelzebub, Belial, Abaddon, Apollyon, Lucifer, the devil itself, Satan. This conclusion was pieced together from his letters and methods.


The (word) zodiac probably had its origins among the Assyrians or Chaldaeans, although it may have originated among the Babylonians as early as 2000 B.C. It is of importance in astrology. THE COLUMBIA ELECTONIC ENCYCLOPEDIA, 6th ed.

The Zodiac chose his name as a reference to himself as Satan and Babylon. "And upon her forehead was a name written. MYSTERY, BABYON THE GREAT. THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH." Revelations 17-5.


Zodiac letter: I saw & think "The Exorcist" was the best satirical comedy that I have ever seen.

The film EXCORCIST is about satanic possession. Only Satan could laugh at manís feeble attempt to portray him. Satan and God know exclusively what he does in the world and how he does it.


Zodiac letter quoting from the Mikado: He plunged himself into the billowy wave.

This is not about the Mikado as much as it is about the New Testament. Mark 5-13. "...and the herd (devils) ran down a steep place into the sea." Luke 8-33 it is a lake.

Same Zodiac: And an echo arose from the suicideís grove.

Matthew 27-4 "(Judas)...went and hanged himself." Probably from a tree in a grove or referring where Judas might have been buried in Potterís Field, a field for strangers. Judas was now a stranger to Jews and to Christ. A place of fiery hell, Gehenna.


Zodiac letter: Sick of living, unwilling to die

Satan is sick of living since heís been around before the world began. He is unwilling to die as he knows his fate: to be tormented day and night. Revelations 20-10.

Also, it is a reference to Zodiacís interest in musicals. First The Mikado and now Showboat, and the song, Olí Man River.


The variations in handwriting by Zodiac: On one hand his printing is almost a scrawl. On the other, his block lettering of the cryptograms show a precision of draftsmanship.

Mark 5-9 "And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many." The personality of the devil is not just one but can be up to a thousand. As the number of devils that drowned in the lake when they entered a herd of pigs.


Zodiac letter: It would cheer me up considerably if I saw a lot of people wearing my button (the zodiac sign of a circle over a cross.)

It would please Satan if everyone wore the mark of the beast such as 666. Revelations 13-18.


Zodiac letter: My name is ___________.

My name is Legion. Mark 5-9


Also Zodiac uses a thirteen symbol cryptogram to say who he is. The name "Mephistopheles" is fourteen letters. Zodiac is famous for changing words and for misspelling. His cryptogram ends with an "M." Which could be a reversal of "Mephistopheles" and then a misspelling such as "Mephistopheles." In English the "ph" sound is often taken to be "f." This would make it 13 letters.


"...Zodiac had circled double-peaked Mt. Diablo on a cut section of a Phillips 66 road map." From ZODIAC UNMASKED (paperback edition) by Robert Graysmith, p.128.

Mt. Diablo is devilís mountain. The Phillips 66 road map is reference to 666.


Zodiac liked to use Greek letters in his cryptograms. "And a subscription also was written over him (Jesus) in letters of Greek, Latin and Hebrew. Luke 23-38.


Zodiac was "A powerful murderer, to avoid leaving tracks, had bodily lifted the corpses over shrubs and a ditch, then hurled them down a sixty-six foot embankment." ZODIAC UNMASKED, p.131.

This showed the superhuman strength of a malevolent force. Also, Satan was able to bodily carry Jesus to different places. Matthew 4-5


"Fouke and Zelms chanced upon Zodiac in the shadows as he Ďlumberedí north towards the heavily wooded Prisario." ZODIAC UNMASKED p.20.


"...Satan. Like Vulcan, ... was hurled from heaven, and
like him he still limps across the stage in Mephistopheles." From: Among My Books by James Russel Lowell, page 91 / 292 .


Zodiac letter: The police shall never catch me because I am too clever for them.

The man possessed of devils: "...the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him." Mark 5-4


"Surrounded by water on three sides, Vallejo was a water town - home for Zodiac, a water-obsessed killer..." ZODIAC UNMASKED p.2.

Satan, who is water-0bsessed, comes from the sea or lakes where he was drowned. Mark 5-13. And in the end a lake figures in his doom. Revelations 21-8. Also the name Vallejo is very close to the word "valley." The following shows that a valley is significant to Old Scratch:

The Valley of Hinnom had a very horrendous history in ancient times. It was used as a place where the pagan worshipers did all sorts of vile and wicked things - including burning children alive as sacrifices to the idols Moloch and Ball. One section of the valley was called Tophet, or the "fire-stove," where the children were slaughtered (2 Kings 23:10). It was a place of tremendous evil for many years.

After their return from the Babylonian exile, the Jews turned the Hinnom Valley into the city dump where garbage and anything deemed unclean (including the bodies of executed criminals) was incinerated. For that purpose, a fire was kept constantly burning there. Even though it was no longer used for evil worship, with all the filth and thick smoke it remained a very dark and dreary place. From: From: www.keyway.ca/htm2002/hinnom.htm

"Apparently, he (Zodiac) considered his victims as rubbish to be dumped." ZODIAC UNMASKED, p.131.

Zodiac letter: I have become very upset with the people of San Fran Bay area. They have not complied with my wishes for them to wear some nice (zodiac symbol buttons). I promised to punish them if they did not comply, by anilating a full school buss.

Satanís interest in killing children is shown above.



Zodiac letter: I shall (on top of everything else) torture all thirteen of my slaves that I have wateing (misspells "waiting", but looks like he was thinking "water" again Satanís water-obsession) for me in Paradice.

"Jesus answered them, verily, verily, I say unto you, whosoever comitteth sin is the servant of sin." John 8-34. Satan considers his followers slaves or servants.

Satan cannot give up on the goal of somehow regaining Heaven (Paradice) from God.


"Zodiac used inverted words, the number thirteen..." ZODIAC UNMASKED p.144. Thirteen is significant to Satan as he was :choked in the sea." in Mark 5-13. And 666, the mark of the beast is in chapter 13 of Revelations. Also, there were thirteen apostles after Judas committed suicide. Acts 1-26.


Zodiac letter: I said it was about time. She asked me, "About time for what"  I said it was about time for her to die.

A time to be born and a time to die. Ecclesiastes 3-2

Satan uses the words from the bible.


Halloween card from Zodiac: I feel it in my bones, you ache to know my name, and so I'll clue you in...4-teen.

Zodiac saying his name is Mephistopheles. "4-teen letters." This time spelled correctly.


Zodiac in his letters writes of collecting slaves to serve him in "paradice."

Satan believes that he will one day overthrow God and regain paradise. Revelations 16-14, 16. 

For Satan, those he captures are slaves or servants to him. 

"Jesus answered them, verily, verily, I say unto you, whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin." John 8-34



In the beginning, Zodiac signed his letters with a "Z." But, since he liked to invert words, the Z could have been a reverse S for Satan. Z is the only letter of the alphabet when reversed looks like another letter - S. In fact, in the BATES HAD TO DIE letter, it looks like he had begun to sign with an S and then changing his mind turned the stroke around to a Z. This is in keeping with his obfuscating his messages with code.

Gary Rodriguez 2004