Zodiac Killer letter, November 8th 1969

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"Dripping Pen" card  (1969) 
by Zodiac killer

November 8th 1969

This is the Zodiac speaking

I though you would need a good laugh before you hear the bad news. You won't get the news for a while yet. and i can't do a thing with it!

PS could you print this new cipher on your frunt page? I get awfully lonely when I am ignored, so lonely I could do my Thing!!!!!!

Des July Aug Sept Oct = 7

4abc - San Francisco Chronicle Dripping Pen Card November 8 1969 340 Cipher COLOR.jpg

Translation of the cipher (decoded in December 2020)[1] and corrected for most errors, excluding the distinctive spelling of "paradice".[2]

"I hope you are having lots of fun in trying to catch me
that wasnt me on the TV show
which brings up a point about me
I am not afraid of the gas chamber
because it will send me to paradice all the sooner
because I now have enough slaves to work for me
where everyone else has nothing when they reach paradice
so they are afraid of death
I am not afraid because I know that my new life is
life will be an easy one in paradice death"


  1. "Zodiac '340 Cipher' cracked by code experts 51 years after it was sent to the S.F. Chronicle", San Francisco Chronicle, December 11, 2020
  2. "Let's Crack Zodiac - Episode 5 - The 340 Is Solved!". YouTube. December 11, 2020. Retrieved January 11, 2021. 

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