This article from the San Francisco examiner tells of a woman who claims her father was the infamous Zodiac Killer.
I don't know much about the Zodiac Killer other than what is portrayed in the movie that came out a couple of years ago starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Robert Downey Jr. It was actually a pretty decent movie (much better than The Black Dahlia, which came out around the same time), if a little on the long side.
America has a strange fascination with serial killers. From a psychological perspective, it's understandable. I was a psychology major for a while in college (it's one of my minors) and I toyed with the idea of becoming a criminal psychologist. The inner workings of people as mentally disturbed as, say, a serial killer is alluring. How can a person kill another person? I've always wanted to understand their thought process, though I've realized what a blessing it is that I can't.
Strangely, the glamorization of serial killers and mass murders is relatively common. I read in a book once that Richard Ramirez (the Night Stalker) was married in prison (while on death row) to a woman who started writing him while he was in jail. He was convicted of multiple murders. And someone STILL wanted to marry him. I'm not sure I'll ever understand that thought process either. But again, not a bad thing.
Just a few light thoughts to end the week - I'll be out of the office tomorrow.
Have a great weekend!