Blaine Blaine aka "Goldcatcher" - The Letters

At the time that Blaine Blaine was claiming that Richard Gaikowski was the Zodiac, Blaine wrote a letter to Gaikowski in which he stated that he was enclosing the first chapter of his "historic novel" titled Goldcatcher and Zodiac. Blaine stated that he hoped Richard would enjoy reading the chapter and expressed his desire to visit Richard's home in order to watch some films. Blaine asks Richard to send him a written invitation and suggests that the two also have dinner together because Blaine is "always starved." Blaine also wrote that he could not wait to see his former friend. At the top of the page, Blaine had drawn a Zodiac symbol next to Richard's name.

Blaine also mailed many bizarre and frantic letters to members of law enforcement, including Ken Narlow of the Napa Co. Sheriff's Department and Fred Shirasago of the CA. Department of Justice:

NOTE TO THE READER: Tom Voigt of the website and his informant Blaine Blaine have claimed that they own the copyright to the so-called "Blaine letters" which were sent to various law enforcement agencies over the years. Voigt and Blaine have threatened legal action against anyone who posts these writings online. Neither Voigt nor Blaine have made these writings available to the public-- in fact, Tom Voigt suppressed these letters and withheld them from public view during the years that he named Richard Gaikowski as a Zodiac suspect and promoted Gaikowski's former friend Blaine Blaine as a credible informant. The "Blaine letters" document Blaine's state of mind, his claims and his actions during his amateur efforts to investigate the Zodiac case, and these writings contain numerous points of interest. When compared to Blaine's later statements concerning the same events, etc., Blaine's letters prove that he has changed his stories, embellished his accounts, made sensational and obviously false claims, accused Gaikowski of numerous crimes without a shred of credible evidence, claimed he was present during or had participated in several murders, and contradicted his other statements. For these reasons and others, Tom Voigt suppressed these letters, knowing that public exposure of these documents would reveal that his informant was a crackpot with a long and documented history as a crackpot. In fact, Blaine claimed that members of law enforcement, including Napa County Sheriff's Department investigator Ken Narlow, were conspiring to harass and discredit him in order to further what Blaine claimed was a massive conspiracy to protect Gaikowski and bury the truth about the Zodiac crimes. Blaine claimed that Gaikowski was somehow linked to other notorious crimes, including the bombing of a police building, the killing of a policemen, and the murders of several people including a young boy. Blaine also claimed that Richard Gaikowski was somehow linked to the now-infamous Badher Meinhoff gang. Blaine claimed that he was present when Gaikowski and members of the political terror group were discussing a possible assassination attempt on then-President Ronald Reagan. Blaine's stories were so bizarre and obviously false that every single member of law enforcement who ever encountered Blaine described him as a crackpot-- even the late SFPD Inspector Mike Maloney referred to Blaine as one of the top three Zodiac "kooks" of all time.

The "Blaine letters" prove that Blaine Blaine is not a credible informant and that his accusations against Richard Gaikowski have absolutely no basis in fact. Therefore, Tom Voigt and Blaine Blaine do not want the public to read these documents and have therefore taken action to suppress this material, including threats of legal action. People who told the truth would have nothing to fear and wouldn't be afraid to let the public hear them tell their side of the story. Blaine Blaine and Tom Voigt don't want YOU to read Blaine's statements because they don't want you to learn the truth.

See Also: The COP WATCH Columns - and - A BLAINE BY ANY OTHER NAME