Hintergrundinformationen und graphische Prozesse zu dem Bild "Dead Eyes In The Sky" über den "Zodiac Killer"

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Zodiac-Killer ist das Pseudonym eines Serienmörders in den USA. Zodiac ermordete im Raum San Francisco zwischen Dezember 1968 und Oktober 1969 fünf Menschen, zwei weitere überlebten verletzt. Die Identität des Zodiac-Killers konnte bis heute nicht ermittelt werden.

Über mehrere Jahre sandte der Täter bizarre Briefe an Lokalzeitungen, einige davon mit Symbolen und mittelalterlichen Zeichen verschlüsselt. Diese verschlüsselten Texte sind teilweise noch immer nicht entschlüsselt worden. Den Namen Zodiac gab er sich selbst und spielte damit auf das Zodiak-Symbol an.

Seine Opfer waren meist junge Paare, denen er an einsamen Plätzen in der San Francisco Bay Area auflauerte. In seinen Schreiben brüstete er sich seiner Taten und kündigte weitere an. Während die Ermittlungsbehörden offiziell von sieben Opfern sprechen, behauptete der Zodiac-Killer in einem seiner Briefe, 37 Morde begangen zu haben.

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Bild oben/mitte: Figurentwicklung I zu dem Bild "Dead Eyes In The Sky"

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Untill yesterday, I had been putting off going back to reading the two chapter's of Kellehers & Van Nuys 'This is the Zodiac Speaking' (If I am enthrawled i a book and enjoy reading it, then I try and put off finishing it. Idiotic and counter intuative I know). Anyway, here's what Van Nuys pointed out that I found captivating was the following.

The author of the letters claimed adopted the moniker 'Zodiac' in mid 1969, and used it all the way through his murderous rampage, even continuing to do so on occasion post 1970. Van Nuys point out that only when the author is writing as 'Zodiac' does he consistantly make basic spelling & grammar errors. The writer appears to also only seems to be menacing & threatning when he writes as 'Zodiac'. Then, in 1974, after a three year hiatus, he writes four letters in 7 months (Jan - July of 74). The first is the 'exorcist letter'. Zodiac writes this letter without his customary opening tagline 'This is the Zodiac Speaking', nor does he end it by identifying himself with either te cross hair symbol, or the more formal 'Zodiac', but elements of his sinister nature are clearly present. Then, in the following three letters of 1974, he seems to be a far different personality than the one people had become accustomed to.

Feb 14, he opens with a rather polite 'Dr Mr Editor' before asking one question; "Did you know that the initials SLAY (Symbionese Liberation Army) spell "sla," an old Norse word meaning kill." He then signs it, 'A Friend'.

May 8, this time he even seems respectful in his addressing of the Editor. He wries: Sirs -- I would like to express my consternt consternation concerning your poor taste + lack of sympathy for the public, as evidenced by your running of the ads for the movie "Badlands," featuring the blurb: "In 1959 most people were killing time. Kit + Holly were killing people." In light of recent events, this kind of murder-glorification can only be deplorable at best (not that glorification of violence was ever justifiable) why don't you show some concern for public sensibilities + cut the ad?" This time, he signs of with 'A Citizen'.

July 8, final letter of 1974 reads "Editor-- Put Marco back in the, hell-hole from whence it came -- he has a serious psychological disorder -- always needs to feel superior. I suggest you refer him to a shrink. Meanwhile, cancel the Count Marco column." He ends by saying "Since the Count can write anonymously, so can I -- The Red Phantom - (red with rage)."

As Van Nuys point out, the 'Zodiac' identity seems to have gone, along with the personality. Van Nuys points out several things about these letters that are very interesting.

1. After a three year silence, he resumes his communication with the press in Jan of 74, but his evil alter ego 'Zodiac' has vanished.

2. There are also no signs of the consistant spelling and grammar mistakes.

3. He doesn't demand anything be published, threaten any harm, and the taunting braggat is nowhere in sight.

Van Nuys suggests that it's possible that the three year hiatus (1971 - 74) could be explained as the man being committed to a psychiatric hospital due to his seemingly to be far more social and normal in these latest letters. Van Nuys suspects that the man was taking medication for his problems and at this time, in his opinion, 'It's working'.

I instantly, and prematurely, jumped to the conclusion that because the author could spell perfectly when he wrote as someone other than 'Zodaic', and the spelling and grammar only seemed to become fairly bad when 'Zodiac' took over the pen that this obviously settles the argument of 'Intentional vs unintentional spelling mistake', and that it was obviously deliberate. However,reading on, Van Nuys stated the he saw this as evidence that the spelling errors were not deliberate. Dr Van Nuys recognised these characteristics and symptoms as being associated with A Dissociative Disorder. There are Five Known Dissociative Disorders and when reading the symptoms associated with this disorder, I now question whether his spelling errors were deliberate or not. Of the five disorders, here are three of which Zodiac may have suffered with brief description of symptoms.

Depersonalization disorder: periods of detachment from self or surrounding which may be experienced as "unreal" (lacking in control of or "outside of" self) while retaining awareness that this is only a feeling and not a reality .


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Gary Michael Heidnik (November 22, 1943 – July 6, 1999) was an American criminal who kidnapped women and kept them prisoner in his Philadelphia, Pennsylvania basement.

He is often referred to as a serial killer, although having committed only two murders, he would not fit the standard FBI definition of a serial killer as the FBI standard dictates "three or more murders" to classify as serial killer.

Jack Apsche, forensic psychologist who examined Heidnik: There had been something like 22 hospitalizations. There was a clear history of him being a schizophrenic.

John Cassidy, Heidnik’s best friend in Philadelphia: I met Gary in ’74 or ’75 in Philly. He claimed the Army gave him LSD while he was in Germany. Sometime over there, he had a nervous breakdown. A legitimate, real nervous breakdown. And then he said he got this brilliant idea. He said, when he came out of it, why the hell should I come out of it if I can get disability?

Heidnik formed his own religion after he left the Army. I believe it was originally just a tax scam, but towards the end he was believing that stuff. I asked him, “Don’t you think if there’s a God, he’ll be upset with what you’re doing to religion?” He said no, God would be amused. God has a sense of humor.

source: murderpedia

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Dissociative fugue (formerly psychogenic fugue): reversible amnesia for personal identity, usually involving unplanned travel or wandering, sometimes accompanied by the establishment of a new identity. This state is typically associated with stressful life circumstances and can be short or lengthy.


Dissociative identity disorder (formerly multiple personality disorder): the alternation of two or more distinct personality states with impaired recall among personality states. In extreme cases, the host personality is unaware of the other, alternating personalities; however, the alternate personalities are aware of all the existing personalities.


The final letter from Zodiac (albeit controversial as to it's authenticity) came in 1978, four years after the last and seems to see the return of the evil alter ego with the opening trademark;

"Dear Editor This is the Zodiac speaking". The letter went on "I am back with you. Tell herb caen I am here, I have always been here. That city pig toschi is good ' but I am smarter and better he will get tired then leave me alone.I am waiting for a good movie about me. who will play me. I am now in control of all things. Yours truly: (Zodiac Symbol/cross hairs)."


This letter, if authentic, is one of the more iteresting because of the clear conclusions it allows the reader to draw. The first one being that the 'Zodiac' persona/alter ego has returned. "I am back wit you. Tell herb caen I am here, I have always been here". He states 'I am back with you' before instatly telling the readers he's always been here with them and never gone anywhere. It does seem as thought he implies that the Zodiac personality is back with us, and that the Zodiac personality has always been there within the man himself, 'He' has just simply been repressed and controled and kept dormant, possibly by anti-pyschotic drugs for example.


                    source: Welsh Chappie

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„Das Schamgefühl ist vielleicht der Anfang aller Religionen“, sagt die FAZ. Oder war es vielleicht umgekehrt? Denn mit der Scham ist es höchst unterschiedlich bestellt in den Religionen.

Heinz-Jürgen Loth (1977) unterscheidet 4 Typen, die das Verhältnis von Religion und Sexualität annehmen kann (andere fassen 1. und 2. zum „einbeziehenden Typ“ zusammen):

1. Schöpfungswonne:

Sexualität und das Triebhafte sind wesentlicher Teil der Religionsausübung.

Kosmische Harmonie ist das Leitmotiv. Dies findet sich bei „Stammesreligionen“, und insbesondere im Tantra und im Shaktismus

2. integrierender Typus:

Sexualität gehört dazu, zumindest am Rande. Besonders in mystischen


3. desintegrierender Typus:

das Verhältnis ist nachhaltig gestört. Zwar kommt Sexualität in der

religiösen Ordnung vor, ist aber deren nicht-sexuellen Zwecken unterworfen. Für die Beziehung Mensch-Gottheit ist sie unwichtig. Klöckner und Tworuschko

sagen es so: „Dieser Typus findet sich vornehmlich in den Universalreligionen, die sich an den Einzelnen in seiner unheilvollen Existenz wenden.“ - Unheilvoll ist die Existenz besonders bei den Christen und den Buddhisten, teilweise

auch bei Hindus, Moslems und Juden.

4. antisexueller Typus:

absolute Absage an jegliche Sexualität und Erotik. In ethisch-

rigoristischen Systemen (Parsismus, gnostische Systeme, Manichäismus

alle monastischen Richtungen), die von Disziplin und Askese ausgehen.

Leider gelten all diese Unterschiede tendenziell nur für Männer. „Die Frau ist immer die beste Freundin der Religion gewesen, die Religion aber keineswegs immer eine Freundin der Frau.“

Quelle: Birgit Carstensen

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In St. Petersburg ist eine Ausstellung mit Bildern von Präsident Wladimir Putin und Regierungschef Dmitri Medwedew in Damenwäsche geschlossen worden. Das ausstellende Privatmuseum im Zentrum der russischen Metropole musste dichtmachen, wie dessen Besitzer Alexander Donskoij bestätigte. Vier Bilder seien auf Anzeige eines Ausstellungsbesuchers beschlagnahmt worden, sagte ein Polizeisprecher, ohne weitere Einzelheiten zu nennen.

Die Beschlagnahmung konnte mit dem seit dem Sommer geltenden umstrittenen Gesetz begründet werden, das "Homosexuellen-Propaganda" vor Minderjährigen unter Strafe stellt. Eines der beschlagnahmten Gemälde des Künstlers Konstantin Altunin zeigt Putin im Unterkleid, wie er seinem mit Damen-Dessous bekleideten Ministerpräsidenten die Haare frisiert. Auf einem anderen Bild ist der Autor des umstrittenen Gesetzes, der Abgeordnete Witali Milonow, mit einer Fahne in den Regenbogenfarben der Homosexuellenbewegung zu sehen.

Proteste in Spanien gegen die Homophobie in Russland. Proteste in Spanien gegen die Homophobie in Russland.(Foto: AP)

Museumsgründer Donskoij warf dem Abgeordneten vor, die Schließung veranlasst zu haben. Milonow habe die Ausstellung vor einigen Tagen besucht und sei dann am Dienstagabend mit der Polizei wiedergekommen, berichtete er. Die Polizisten hätten dabei dazu "geraten", so kurz vor dem G-20-Gipfel Anfang September in St. Petersburg "keinen Lärm um diese Sache zu machen", sagte Donskoij. "Das ist skandalös, die Kunst hat mit der Politik nichts zu tun", fügte er hinzu.

Altunin kehrt Russland den Rücken

Altunin kündigte an, das Land zu verlassen - wegen der "Bedrohungslage". Zwar betont Putin, dass niemand in Russland wegen seiner Sexualität diskriminiert werde und Homosexualität selbst ja erlaubt sei. Experten aber meinen, dass Gewalttaten aus Schwulenhass bis hin zu Morden zugenommen hätten. In Internetforen verbreiten Homosexuelle entsetzt angebliche Aushänge von Hausverwaltungen in Wohnblocks mit Appellen, verdächtiges Verhalten von Nachbarn zu melden.

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Unlängst hatte die russische Operndiva Anna Netrebko zu Toleranz gegenüber Schwulen und Lesben gemahnt. Der britische Schauspieler Stephen Fry reiste sogar nach St. Petersburg - auch um Milonow bei dessen Hetzjagd auf Homosexuelle zu stoppen. Popstars wie Madonna und Lady Gaga protestierten gegen das Putin erlassene Verbot, in Gegenwart von Minderjährigen gut über Homosexualität zu sprechen.

Auch der deutsche Dramaturg Marius von Mayenburg sagte eine Reise zu einem Theaterfestival aus Protest gegen die staatliche Diskriminierung von Homosexuellen ab. Der US-Schauspieler Wentworth Miller verband seinen Verzicht auf einen Festivalbesuch in St. Petersburg sogar mit der ersten öffentlichen Erklärung, dass er Männer liebe. Die russische Kulturszene schwankt angesichts der westlichen Solidarität zwischen Respekt und Sorge.

In Internetforen bedauern Einzelne, dass nicht nur liberale und kluge Köpfe das Land verlassen, sondern jetzt auch noch die bei vielen Russen populären Idole aus dem Westen fernbleiben. Den Ton in Russland würden jetzt andere angeben.

Quelle: n-tv.de , dpa/AFP

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34.000 Küken drängen sich in einer Halle, in die kaum Sonnenlicht fällt. Außer fressen, trinken und durch die eigenen Exkremente laufen bleibt den Vögeln nichts zu tun. So sieht ein KFC-Hühnerleben aus, bevor das Fleisch schließlich in Panade gewendet in einem Bucket endet.

Zulieferer Andrew beteuert, dass die Tiere gut gehalten werden

Allein in Großbritannien gibt es 1000 solcher Ställe. Bereits nach 35 bis 42 Tagen haben die Hühner das richtige Gewicht und kommen in die Gaskammer. "Sie haben ein kurzes Leben, aber ein sehr gutes Leben", beteuert KFC-Zulieferer Andrew. "Mir würde es nichts ausmachen, als Huhn hier drin zu leben."

So richtig verlockend erscheint die Aussicht auf ein Leben als KFC-Huhn allerdings nicht. Nach dem Gaskammertod werden die Tiere maschinell in neun Stücke zerteilt. Dann werden die Fleischberge verpackt und in die Filialen ausgeliefert. Die 850 britischen KFC-Restaurants verbrutzeln im Jahr rund 23 Millionen Hühner. In Deutschland gibt es derzeit 116 Filialen, der Konzern hat angekündigt, die Zahl der Standorte kurzfristig auf mehr als 200 zu steigern.

In Deutschland sorgen die Zustände in Geflügelfarmen immer wieder für Negativschlagzeilen. Erst im Dezember filmten Tierschützer heimlich grausame Zustände auf einem Wiesenhof-Entenmastbetrieb. Solche Tierquälereien sind in der Hochglanz-Reportage über den KFC-Konzern nicht zu sehen. Glückliche Bio-Hühner sehen allerdings auch anders aus.

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To everyone who met him, John Wayne Gacy seemed a likable and affable man. He was widely respected in the community, charming and easy to get along with. He was a good Catholic and sharp businessman who, when not running his construction company was active in the Jaycees and was also a Democratic Party precinct captain, when he had his photo taken with then First Lady, Rosalynn Carter. He also spent much of his free time hosting elaborate street parties for his friends and neighbors, serving in community groups and entertaining children as "Pogo the Clown". He was a generous, hard working, friendly, devoted family man, everyone knew that -- but that was the side of John Wayne Gacy that he allowed people to see. Underneath the smiling mask of the clown was the face of depraved fiend.

All of Gacy's known murders were committed inside his Norwood Park Township home. His victims would typically be lured to this address by force or deception, and all but one victim were murdered by either asphyxiation or strangulation with a tourniquet (his first victim was stabbed to death). Gacy buried 26 of his victims in the crawl space of his home. Three further victims were buried elsewhere on his property, while the bodies of his last four known victims were discarded in the Des Plaines River.

Convicted of 33 murders, Gacy was sentenced to death for 12 of these killings on March 13, 1980. He spent 14 years on death row before he was executed by lethal injection at Stateville Correctional Center on May 10, 1994.

The defense took over, never trying to refute the evidence that established their client as a killer but rather to paint him as insane and unable to controls his actions. They called friends and family members of Gacy to the stand, including his mother, who testified that her husband would often beat Gacy with a leather strap. His sister told of how she saw Gacy being verbally assaulted by their father on many occasions. Others who testified for the defense told of how Gacy was a good and generous man, who helped those in need and who always had a smile and kind word for everyone. Lillie Grexa even took the stand and spoke of what a wonderful neighbor he was. However, she also said something that turned out to be damaging to the case. She refused to say that he was crazy and instead told the court that she believed him to be a "very brilliant man". One has to wonder if she knew that her statement would conflict with the defense theory that Gacy was insane and out of control.

The defense then called Thomas Eliseo, a psychologist who had conducted interviews with Gacy before the trial. He said that he found Gacy to be extremely intelligent but believed that he suffered from borderline schizophrenia. Other medical experts who testified gave similar testimony, reciting a litany of schizophrenia, multiple personality disorder and antisocial behavior. They also reported that Gacy’s mental disorder prevented him from understanding the magnitude of his crimes. In conclusion, each of the experts found him to be insane at the time of the murders and with the testimony of the medical experts, the defense rested its case.

source:  Weird And Hunted Chicago/Wikipedia

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