Son of the Zodiac


In the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, a madman dubbed “The Zodiac Killer” terrorized the San Francisco area, leaving taunting notes and coded messages for investigators and the press. To this day, he remains unidentified.

Now Connecticut is experiencing a string of disappearances; someone is leaving similarly coded messages and clues for baffled authorities. The media has named this person “Son of the Zodiac”, and the governor has issued a $100,000 reward for information leading to his identification.

You are taking an investigative journalism class at a local college. Several classmates and you agree to take on the challenge of finding the culprit, hoping to collect the reward. Having compiled a list of the disappearance locations, your team has been secretly watching these remote sites, hoping the perpetrator will “return to the scene of the crime”. After comparing notes, you have a prime suspect. Now that you know where he lives, you need to gather enough evidence to prove you deserve the reward.

After bribing the landlord, she agrees to alert you when the suspect leaves and to unlock his apartment door. You will need to act quickly: even though two classmates are following him, the WI-FI in the building is spotty and the suspect’s routine unpredictable.

(While the theme of this room is menacing, there are no “scares”: no one jumps out at you, no strobe lights, no loud noises)