Thursday, 1 November 2012

Psychic Detectives PT2

Continuing my theme on what I call con-artists, is the case of the New York Zodiac.  This was a man called Heriberto Seda.  Seda had an unhealthy obsession with serial killers such as Ted Bundy and  the San Francisco Zodiac.  He had a well-thumbed book on the Zodiac by Robert Graysmith, a book regarded by some as the "definitive " book on the killer.  Well, this had drawn laughter in many quarters, as it has been shown that Graysmith used half-truths, rumours, innuendo and allegedly out-and -out lies to point the finger at the man, Arthur Allen.  There has not been one shred of evidence to indicate Allen was the killer, a claim Allen angrily denied right up to his death.

    One episode of Psychic Detectives claimed that Noreen Ranier helped solve the mystery of the NY Zodiac.  If you read all you can on the internet about the NY Zodiac, you will not see anything about her alleged role in helping the NYPD apprehend Seda.  What is mentioned is that publicity hungry psychics were offering their assistance to the Police.  Good Police work brought this killer to justice, not some conwoman claiming her "gifts" helped.