A new docuseries will be launching soon, which will be exploring everything about the infamous Zodiac Killer – it looks like it will make for quite the chilling watch.
The Most Dangerous Animal Of All, which is based on the New York Times best-selling book of the same title, is four brand new episodes which will delve into the life of Gary L. Stewart – in the search for his long-lost father he comes across some convincing evidence that suggests he is one of America’s most known serial killers.
At the age of 39, Gary finally meets his biological mother after having been adopted. In previews of the docuseries, you see his mother hand him a photo of his father.
This mugshot will then take Gary on a long and dark path to find the truth. His father, Earl Van Best Jnr has some rather dubious links that potentially relate him to at least five of the horrific murders committed by the Zodiac Killer.
In the late 1960s and 70s, the Zodiac Killer became feared across California and made him a name for himself after sending detailed letters to both the police and various newspapers. He described all his vicious crimes and signed off his letters with a zodiac symbol.
As well as sending the police on a wild goose chase, he also sent cyphers (which are essentially encrypted messages) out into the public domain. These cyphers of his claimed to have hidden proof of his identity. Out of the four messages, the police could only decode one. Clearly, this killer had no fear of being caught.
The killer has been officially confirmed to have attacked four men and three women between the ages of 16 and 29 – two of the men managed to survive the attempted murder – whilst this is only a small percentage of the 37 deaths he claims he was responsible for.
Since October 1969, no murders have been officially linked to the Zodiac Killer and to this day, his true identity remains a mystery. Due to this, many have become fascinated with the case.
This new FX Network documentary, which explores the compelling case that Gary’s biological father could be the Zodiac Killer, therefore makes for an intriguing watch.
In the trailer, Gary explains that he immediately saw his father’s name in one of Zodiac Killer’s cyphers, and he couldn’t help but notice how similar their handwriting was.
He also discovered that both men had the fingerprint scar, he was in all the places that the killer is supposed to have visited – and most convincingly – the possibility of their DNA matching is 99 per cent.
Gary’s mother is then shown saying: “Things began to get tense, he believes it very strongly. He believes he is the son of the zodiac”.
There has yet to be a UK launch date for the series, but The Most Dangerous Animal Of All is set to air on Friday 6 March on FX in the US.
Check out the trailer below.
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