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So apparently a trio of turbo-autists managed to decode the notorious 340-character cipher the Zodiac Killer mailed to the San Francisco Chronicle on November 8th, 1969.
And it only took them the better part of 51 years (to be fair, Zodiac seemingly made "typing errors" inside his own cipher)
With some fumbling, pic related spells out into:
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
Bear in mind that the Zodiac Killer spelled 'Paradise' as 'Paradise' in his previous letters. The TV show and the gas chamber part point to a call in the Jim Dunbar Show, in which the caller claimed he was the Zodiac Killer, that he needed help because he was sick, and that he was afraid of the gas chamber (i.e, the death sentence).
The entire part about slaves is everyone's best guess. Maybe the killer thought that the people he murdered would be forced to serve him in the afterlife. And hey, it's not too far a call if you think about it - historically speaking, there's a good number of servants that were forced to commit suicide in order to be buried alongside their late master.