THE ZODIAC KILLER MYSTERY

The House of Mystery Radioshow has been on the air for ten years, interviewing guests knowledgeable in the world's mysteries in science, religion, history, the paranormal, conspiracies, etc. The House of Mystery Interviews Series does not attempt to solve these mysteries. Instead, each volume will provide the main points discussed during the show while interviewing the experts. The series will be an excellent reference for researchers and a good overview for those unfamiliar with each case. Links to the podcasts are included. 

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Volume 3 of the House of Mystery Interviews Series, "Zodiac Killer," covers another serial killer who has stayed in the spotlight for years after their case has gone cold. It's been over 40 years now, and fascination with the Zodiac is still going strong. Experts passionately debate Zodiac suspects, Zodiac's letters/ciphers, opinions, and theories. Even which murder victims to include in the case is widely debated. 

 

The diverse mix of authors/researchers interviewed includes cryptologist and cipher expert David Oranchak, those who propose their suspects are already convicted serial killers, those who claim the Zodiac was their father, those who offer new or already considered suspects, and an author who argues the Zodiac killer didn't even exist at all and that the Zodiac Killer was a hoax.  

THE INTERVIEWS

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DAVID ORANCHAK - ZODIAC CIPHERS

ZODIAC KILLER INTERVIEWS #1

The Zodiac Roundtabe (Part 3)

Zodiac Killer case roundtable with experts: 

~ Michael Butterfield, http://www.zodiackillerfacts.com/case.htm  

~ Mike Morford http://zodiackillersite.com/, and

~ David Oranchak http://www.zodiackillerciphers.com/

Aug. 8, 2018

About the Interview:

Part 3 of the Zodiac Killer Roundtable. The Zodiac Letters & Ciphers

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DREW HURST BEESON - DON CHENEY
(ZODIAC KILLER INTERVIEWS #2)

Author of Sighting in on the Zodiac Killer

After 50 years is it possible for anyone to discover anything new, anything that will unmask the infamous killer? Drew Hurst Beeson says, “Yes,” and in Sighting In on The Zodiac Killer, he reveals the newly-discovered clues, the fascinating connections, and the compelling evidence that point to the man, hiding in plain sight, who just might be the Zodiac Killer. Drew Hurst Beeson has been exploring the unknown all his life. Inspired by Coast to Coast AM and Unsolved Mysteries, Drew is on a mission to understand our mysterious world. Drew’s first foray into true crime writing is his latest book, Sighting In on the Zodiac Killer.

Feb 23, 2020

About the Interview:

Interview with author Drew Hurst Beeson about his new book Sighting in on the Zodiac Killer

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ANNE PENN- JOSEPH JAMES DEANGELO
(ZODIAC KILLER INTERVIEWS #3)

Author of What if? Zodiac Killer Zodiac Solved

Golden State Killer, East Area Rapist, Original Night Stalker, Visalia Ransacker and more. The Story of The Golden State Killer’s Beginnings. Who else was he as he traveled through time? Was he, is he the Zodiac Killer who terrorized us in the 1960's and is that who else sits in the Sacramento County Jail awaiting trial? I present evidence of other monikers that belong to this man. Spanning almost 6 decades the killer roamed the state of California. The career and possible monikers for the same man 1960 - 2018. 

Feb 23, 2020

About the Interview:

A Follow-up interview with author Anne Penn on her new book What if? Golden State Killer Zodiac Solved

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GARY STEWART - EARL VAN BEST 
(ZODIAC KILLER INTERVIEWS #4)

Author/ Researcher

Soon after his birthmother contacted him for the first time at the age of thirty-nine, adoptee Gary L. Stewart decided to search for his biological father. It was a quest that would lead him to a horrifying truth and force him to reconsider everything he thought he knew about himself and his world.

April 2015

About the Interview:

Interview with Gary L. Stewart book Most Dangerous Animal of All

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MARK HEWITT - UNABOMBER
ZODIAC KILLER INTERVIEWS #5

Author of Exposed: The Zodiac Revealed

Dr. Mark G. Hewitt, DBA is a true-crime author and award-winning public speaker who travels the world in his quest for intriguing, unanswered questions and enduring mysteries. Dr. Hewitt is the editor in chief of Radians & Inches: in search of the Zodiac, the journal dedicated to identifying the Zodiac serial killer. With inmate Guillermo Mendez, he is the co-author of Charles Manson Behind Bars, the first Manson book from the inside. He has earned a BA in Theology, a M.Div. in ministry, and an MBA and a DBA in Business Administration.

2018

About the Interview:

Interview with author Mark Hewitt about his book 'The Zodiac Revealed' Theodore Kaczynski dubbed the "Unabomber," 

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STEVE HODEL - GEORGE HODEL
(ZODIAC KILLER INTERVIEWS #6)

Author/Retired Detective

Former LAPD detective Steve Hodel compiles never-before-seen evidence that reveals his father as a serial killer who may have been responsible for some of the most infamous murders of the last century- including the Zodiac killings.

April 2015

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JOHN A. CAMERON - EDWARD WAYNE EDWARDS
(ZODIAC KILLER INTERVIEWS #7) 

Author 

Meet Edward Wayne Edwards, the most evil serial killer you've never heard of. In this chilling case-by-case analysis and story of the killer's life, former detective John A. Cameron argues that Edwards was not only responsible for the five torture-murders he confessed to and was eventually convicted for, but for dozens more across the U.S., over decades. Tracing the murderer's life from his beginnings as a misguided boy who witnessed his mother's suicide, Cameron conducted hundreds of interviews, including exchanging phone calls and letters with the killer and interviewing his family. The result is a complex, terrifying, and fascinating analysis of Edwards' travels across the U.S. in the periods of his life: as a young itinerant handy man, an escaped fugitive on the run after a jailbreak, and of all things, an author on tour to promote a book about his life as a reformed criminal, followed years later by his arrest and confession. Each part of this haunting timeline is tied by Cameron to murder cases in the areas Edwards lived, based on his MO and his sick joy in taunting police, attending trials on the cases, and getting people wrongfully convicted for the murders he claims he did. These cases and ties include links to the famed Zodiac Killer, and more.

Dec 8, 2020

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RAY GRANT - MICHAEL O'HARE
(ZODIAC KILLER INTERVIEWS #8)

Author

Of all the notorious serial killers of the 20th century, only San Francisco’s Zodiac remains at large. A cold-blooded psycho stalking the nightmare streets of the late 1960s, he left behind at least five dead victims. The menacing sociopath sent more than two dozen letters to the newspapers, including four weird ciphers. Only the first code was cracked, and it began: I LIKE KILLING PEOPLE BECAUSE IT IS SO MUCH FUN. His last three ciphers, including the infamously unintelligible Z340, have confounded cryptographers and computer science professionals alike.

April 2015

About the Interview:

Interview with Ray Grant about his Zodiac book Zodiac Killer Solved

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THOMAS HORAN- ZODIAC KILLER HOAX
(ZODIAC KILLER INTERVIEWS #9)

Author

According to the actual police department files and evidence from the original murder cases, there was no "Zodiac Killer," only some phony letters to the SF Chronicle claiming credit for some unrelated murders, followed by an exploitative book full of falsehoods by Robert Graysmith (real name: Robert Smith, Jr). This book thoroughly debunks Graysmith's 1986 book ZODIAC, explores in detail the cultural and literary environment that inspired the original Zodiac hoax, and explains what really happened in each murder, who real suspects were, what the real evidence was--and who REALLY wrote the "Zodiac Killer" letters!

April 2015

About the Interview:

Interview with Thomas Horan author of the book called Myth of the Zodiac

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GLENN WALL
(ZODIAC KILLER SERIES)

Author 

Glenn Wall was raised in the Chicago area, and lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has written for Patch Media, and the Pioneer Press. In 2013, he authored the book Sympathy Vote: a Reinvestigation of the Valerie Percy Murder and (in 2019) Zodiac Maniac the Secret History of the Zodiac Killer

Dec 8, 2020

About the Interview:

Interview with author Glenn Wall on his new book Zodiac Maniac

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DREW HURST BEESON
(ZODIAC KILLER SERIES)

Author of Sighting in on the Zodiac Killer

After 50 years is it possible for anyone to discover anything new, anything that will unmask the infamous killer? Drew Hurst Beeson says, “Yes,” and in Sighting In on The Zodiac Killer, he reveals the newly-discovered clues, the fascinating connections, and the compelling evidence that point to the man, hiding in plain sight, who just might be the Zodiac Killer. Drew Hurst Beeson has been exploring the unknown all his life. Inspired by Coast to Coast AM and Unsolved Mysteries, Drew is on a mission to understand our mysterious world. Drew’s first foray into true crime writing is his latest book, Sighting In on the Zodiac Killer.

April 29, 2020

About the Interview:

A Follow up Interview with author Drew Hurst Beeson on some new Developments since he first released the book! 

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MICHAEL BUTTERFIELD/MIKE MORFORD/DAVID ORANCHAK

(ZODIAC KILLER SERIES)

Zodiac Roundtable  (Part 1) The Case

Zodiac Killer case roundtable with experts: 

~ Michael Butterfield, http://www.zodiackillerfacts.com/case.htm  

~ Mike Morford http://zodiackillersite.com/, and

~ David Oranchak http://www.zodiackillerciphers.com/

Aug. 6, 2018

About the Interview:

Part 1 of the Zodiac Killer Roundtable. General discussion.

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MICHAEL BUTTERFIELD/MIKE MORFORD/DAVID ORANCHAK

(ZODIAC KILLER SERIES)

Roundtable (Part 2) Ciphers & Letters 

Zodiac Killer case roundtable with experts: 

~ Michael Butterfield, http://www.zodiackillerfacts.com/case.htm  

~ Mike Morford http://zodiackillersite.com/, and

~ David Oranchak http://www.zodiackillerciphers.com/

Aug. 7, 2018

About the Interview:

Part 2 of the Zodiac Killer Roundtable. The Ciphers.

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MICHAEL BUTTERFIELD/MIKE MORFORD/DAVID ORANCHAK

(ZODIAC KILLER SERIES)

Roundtable (Part 4) Cheri Jo Bates Murder 

Zodiac Killer case roundtable with experts: 

~ Michael Butterfield, http://www.zodiackillerfacts.com/case.htm  

~ Mike Morford http://zodiackillersite.com/, and

~ David Oranchak http://www.zodiackillerciphers.com/

Aug. 7, 2018

About the Interview:

Part 2 of the Zodiac Killer Roundtable. The Ciphers.

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THOMAS HORAN- ZODIAC KILLER HOAX PT. 1
(ZODIAC KILLER SERIES)

Author

According to the actual police department files and evidence from the original murder cases, there was no "Zodiac Killer," only some phony letters to the SF Chronicle claiming credit for some unrelated murders, followed by an exploitative book full of falsehoods by Robert Graysmith (real name: Robert Smith, Jr). This book thoroughly debunks Graysmith's 1986 book ZODIAC, explores in detail the cultural and literary environment that inspired the original Zodiac hoax, and explains what really happened in each murder, who real suspects were, what the real evidence was--and who REALLY wrote the "Zodiac Killer" letters!

April 2014

About the Interview:

Part 1 of the Interview with Thomas Horan author of the book called Myth of the Zodiac

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THOMAS HORAN- ZODIAC KILLER HOAX PT.2
(ZODIAC KILLER SERIES)

Author

According to the actual police department files and evidence from the original murder cases, there was no "Zodiac Killer," only some phony letters to the SF Chronicle claiming credit for some unrelated murders, followed by an exploitative book full of falsehoods by Robert Graysmith (real name: Robert Smith, Jr). This book thoroughly debunks Graysmith's 1986 book ZODIAC, explores in detail the cultural and literary environment that inspired the original Zodiac hoax, and explains what really happened in each murder, who real suspects were, what the real evidence was--and who REALLY wrote the "Zodiac Killer" letters!

April 2014

About the Interview:

Part 2 of the Interview with Thomas Horan author of the book called Myth of the Zodiac

MIKE MORFORD

MIKE MORFORD- CASE OF THE ZODIAC
(ZODIAC KILLER SERIES)

Zodiac Killer Podcaster

Author of The Case Of The Zodiac Killer: The Complete Transcript With Additional Commentary, Photographs And Documents (Criminology Podcast) (Volume 1)

April 2018

MICHAEL BUTTERFIELD

MICHAEL BUTTERFIELD
ZODIAC KILLER REPORT #1

Zodiac Killer #1 DECEMBER 2, 2017

Michael Butterfield appears on the House of Mystery to give any updates on the Zodiac Killer Case. 

2017

About the Interview:

Michael Butterfield gives updates on the Zodiac Killer case for the House of Mystery

MICHAEL BUTTERFIELD

MICHAEL BUTTERFIELD
ZODIAC KILLER REPORT #2

Zodiac Killer #2 DECEMBER 9, 2017

Michael Butterfield appears on the House of Mystery to give any updates on the Zodiac Killer Case. 

2017

About the Interview:

Michael Butterfield gives updates on the Zodiac Killer case for the House of Mystery

MICHAEL BUTTERFIELD

MICHAEL BUTTERFIELD
ZODIAC KILLER REPORT #3

Zodiac Killer #3 JAN 18,  2017

Michael Butterfield appears on the House of Mystery to give any updates on the Zodiac Killer Case. 

2018

About the Interview:

Michael Butterfield gives updates on the Zodiac Killer case for the House of Mystery

MICHAEL BUTTERFIELD

MICHAEL BUTTERFIELD
ZODIAC KILLER REPORT #4

Zodiac Killer #4 APRIL 20, 2018

Michael Butterfield appears on the House of Mystery to give any updates on the Zodiac Killer Case. 

2018

About the Interview:

Michael Butterfield gives updates on the Zodiac Killer case for the House of Mystery

MICHAEL BUTTERFIELD

MICHAEL BUTTERFIELD
ZODIAC KILLER REPORT #5

Zodiac Killer #5 JUNE 2, 2018

Michael Butterfield appears on the House of Mystery to give any updates on the Zodiac Killer Case. 

2018

About the Interview:

Michael Butterfield gives updates on the Zodiac Killer case for the House of Mystery

MICHAEL BUTTERFIELD

MICHAEL BUTTERFIELD
ZODIAC KILLER REPORT #6

Zodiac Killer #6 MARCH 28, 2019

Michael Butterfield appears on the House of Mystery to give any updates on the Zodiac Killer Case. 

2019

About the Interview:

Michael Butterfield gives updates on the Zodiac Killer case for the House of Mystery

MICHAEL BUTTERFIELD

MICHAEL BUTTERFIELD
ZODIAC KILLER REPORT #1

Zodiac Killer #7 JULY 4,  2019

Michael Butterfield appears on the House of Mystery to give any updates on the Zodiac Killer Case. 

2019

About the Interview:

Michael Butterfield gives updates on the Zodiac Killer case for the House of Mystery

MICHAEL BUTTERFIELD

MICHAEL BUTTERFIELD
ZODIAC KILLER REPORT #8

Zodiac Killer #8 JAN 8, 2021

Michael Butterfield appears on the House of Mystery to give any updates on the Zodiac Killer Case. 

2021

About the Interview:

Michael Butterfield gives updates on the Zodiac Killer case for the House of Mystery