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    D.B. Cooper

    http://edition.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/01...ef=mpstoryview

    Lotsa luck.
    It's been more than 30 years. I don't see how they're gonna find anything after not searching for so long.

    I love it when criminals get away and escape with their crimes!
    Ever notice how we don't hear about those who get away?
    There have gotta be hundreds maybe even thousands who escape from the cruel hands of cops and law enforcement!

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    I watched a tv program n the dicovery channel about him. In the 80's a fisherman found some of the loot in the forest in washington state I believe. Wonder if he made the jump?

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    Dan Cooper (aka "D. B. Cooper") is a pseudonym given by a notorious aircraft hijacker who, on November 24, 1971, after receiving a ransom payout of US$200,000, jumped from the back of a Boeing 727 as it was flying over the Pacific Northwest of the United States somewhere over the Cascade Mountains, possibly over Woodland, Washington.
    No conclusive evidence has surfaced regarding Cooper's whereabouts, although the FBI believes he did not survive the jump. Several theories offer competing explanations of what happened after his famed jump. Three significant clues have turned up in the case. In February 1980, eight-year-old Brian Ingram found approximately $5,800 in decaying $20 bills that were uncovered on the banks of the Columbia River. In late 1978, a placard, which contained instructions on how to lower the aft stairs of a 727, believed to be from the rear stairway of the plane from which Cooper jumped, was found just a few flying minutes north of Cooper's projected drop zone. In October of 2007, the FBI announced they have obtained a partial DNA profile of Cooper from the tie he left on the hijacked plane.The nature of Cooper's escape and the uncertainty of his fate continue to intrigue people. The Cooper case (code-named "Norjak" by the FBI[4]) still remains an unsolved mystery. On December 31, 2007, the FBI reopened the case by publishing never before seen photos and fact sheets online in an attempt to trigger memories that could possibly identify Cooper. In a press release, the FBI reiterated that they do not believe Cooper survived the jump, but are nevertheless interested in obtaining his identity.

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    That is really interesting. I wonder if he made it or not!!! Makes me think of those guys who escaped from Alcatraz and they never found them - I loved the ep of mythbusters when they re-enact it and actually get to the other side, makes you wonder!!!

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    It's a theory that he did not survived the jump. Ok, cool. But why the heck the FBI hasn't been able to find the corpse?!?!?! The only way to accept that is that his body dissintegrated(sp) by the speed of descent.

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    check out the lyrics to the song, "Bawitdaba" by Kid Rock.....look in the second verse where he mentions Mr. Cooper....OK most of you could give a crap........


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    (Get Ready)
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    Bawitdaba da bang a dang diggy diggy diggy said the boogy said up jump the boogy
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    Bawitdaba da bang a dang diggy diggy diggy said the boogy said up jump the boogy
    Bawitdaba da bang a dang diggy diggy diggy said the boogy said up jump the boogy

    And this is for the questions that don't have any answers
    The midnight glancers and the topless dancers
    The candid freaks, cars packed with speakers
    The G's with the forties and the chicks with beepers
    The Northern Lights and the Southern Comfort
    And it don't even matter if the veins are punctured
    All the crackheads, the critics, the cynics
    And all my heros in the Methodone Clinic
    All you bastards at the IRS
    For the crooked cops and the cluttered desks
    For the shots of jack and the caps of meth
    Half pints of love and the fifths of stress
    For the hookers all tricking out in Hollywood
    And for my hoods of the world misunderstood
    I said it's all good and it's all in fun
    Now get in the pit and try to love someone

    Bawitdaba da bang a dang diggy diggy diggy said the boogy said up jump the boogy
    (Love Someone)
    Bawitdaba da bang a dang diggy diggy diggy said the boogy said up jump the boogy
    (Kill Someone)
    Bawitdaba da bang a dang diggy diggy diggy said the boogy said up jump the boogy
    (Love Someone)
    Bawitdaba da bang a dang diggy diggy diggy said the boogy said up jump the boogy
    (Come On)

    For the time bombs ticking and the heads that hang
    All the gangs getting money and the heads that bang bang
    Wild mustangs the porno flicks
    All my homies in the county in cell block six
    The grits when there ain't enough eggs to cook
    And for DB Cooper and money he took
    You can look for answers but that ain't fun
    Now get in the pit and try to love someone

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    Bawitdaba da bang a dang diggy diggy diggy said the boogy said up jump the boogy
    Bawitdaba da bang a dang diggy diggy diggy said the boogy said up jump the boogy
    (Come On)
    Bawitdaba da bang a dang diggy diggy diggy said the boogy said up jump the boogy

    Love, and for the hate
    And for the peace.... WARRRRRRRRRRRR

    Bawitdaba da bang a dang diggy diggy diggy said the boogy said up jump the boogy
    Bawitdaba da bang a dang diggy diggy diggy said the boogy said up jump the boogy
    (Come On)
    Bawitdaba da bang a dang diggy diggy diggy said the boogy said up jump the boogy
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    I wonder if the FBI wants us to think he's dead.
    Even if he did surrvive the jump, which could have been tough conditions, he would still have to get out of the wilderness.
    Anything is possible here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot View Post
    It's a theory that he did not survived the jump. Ok, cool. But why the heck the FBI hasn't been able to find the corpse?!?!?! The only way to accept that is that his body dissintegrated(sp) by the speed of descent.
    If bodies disentegrated from high places then wouldn't that happen to more skydivers?

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    He didnt give the plane a route to fly he just jumped nto the wilderness. Thats pretty rugged country he jumped in. I think he's bear food

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    more like bear shit.
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    Thanks for posting the update. My husband loves this case. I'll let him know about it when he gets home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrinReaper View Post
    If bodies disentegrated from high places then wouldn't that happen to more skydivers?
    Exactly my point! He's still alive and he was able to fool everybody, or as Jefe said, he's bear food

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    I think he's dead, too. He had no idea where he was jumping and didn't notice that the 2nd chute was sewn shut. No one has any idea where/when he jumped from the plane exactly, so if he did die, it'd be damn near impossible to find him unless he landed on someone's house or on a road somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JefeStone View Post
    Dan Cooper (aka "D. B. Cooper") is a pseudonym given by a notorious aircraft hijacker who, on November 24, 1971, after receiving a ransom payout of US$200,000,
    What's really sad is that I'm old enough to remember when $200,000 was A LOT of money!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warmed Over View Post
    I think he's dead, too. He had no idea where he was jumping and didn't notice that the 2nd chute was sewn shut.
    Can anyone explain what the heck a parachute is doing sewed shut?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrinReaper View Post
    Can anyone explain what the heck a parachute is doing sewed shut?

    Lol that is a good question Grin. My husband has tried to talk me in to jumping out of a plane. No way is that gonna happen. With my luck it would be my parachute sewn shut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kellycatt1 View Post
    Lol that is a good question Grin. My husband has tried to talk me in to jumping out of a plane. No way is that gonna happen. With my luck it would be my parachute sewn shut.
    Don't blame ya one bit catt. I like having my feet on the ground as well, thank you very much.
    Though I did have a desire to hang glide at one time. It seems like with hang gliding one has more control.
    Yet I met someone who died while hang gliding.

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    From story on cnn.com:
    The FBI said that while Cooper was originally thought to have been an experienced jumper, it has since concluded that was wrong and that he almost certainly didn't survive the jump in the dark and rain. He hadn't specified a route for the plane to fly and had no way of knowing where he was when he went out the exit.
    "Diving into the wilderness without a plan, without the right equipment, in such terrible conditions, he probably never even got his chute open," Seattle-based agent Larry Carr said.
    He also didn't notice that his reserve chute was intended only for training and had been sewn shut.

    --They probably did it to mess with him/stall for time. If he was an experienced jumper he more than likely would have checked the chutes before take off. Me thinks him a very dead, flat man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PvN73 View Post
    That is really interesting. I wonder if he made it or not!!! Makes me think of those guys who escaped from Alcatraz and they never found them - I loved the ep of mythbusters when they re-enact it and actually get to the other side, makes you wonder!!!
    They were found all right...by 2 or 3 really lucky great whites...



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    New Evidence In D.B. Cooper Mystery?

    I apologize if there is already a thread on this, I did search!

    I came across this article today. The Whole mystery of D.B. Cooper has grown into something of a legend. This may finally end speculation.

    http://www.koin.com/content/news/top...d-b3d4851101a4

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    Interesting.Thanks for sharing!

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    Very cool. That is such a mysterious case. I hope it's solved one day.

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    That would be cool if it really is his.
    If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a song about him?


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    I never knew John List was a suspect, nor that there were so many. The only one I remember reading about was the guy in FL.

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    How neat! This is one of my absolute favorite "unsolved mysteries" to follow. Thanks!

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    I saw the picture of the clip on black tie a couple of months back when the FBI released it. It was from JC Penny. I thought it was so cool how they were able to extract the DNA from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisalouver View Post
    I saw the picture of the clip on black tie a couple of months back when the FBI released it. It was from JC Penny. I thought it was so cool how they were able to extract the DNA from it.
    Oops, my bad. Comment retracted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neilmpenny View Post
    I smell a rat. The DNA would have been long gone after exposure to the elements for 37 years surely. I think they are trying to spook someone...........
    He left the tie behind on the plane before he jumped.

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    Damn, I was not quick enough to retract!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by neilmpenny View Post
    Damn, I was not quick enough to retract!!!!
    LMAO!! I'm quick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisalouver View Post
    LMAO!! I'm quick!
    Too quick
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    this is so interesting..I always hoped he made it

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoRo View Post
    this is so interesting..I always hoped he made it
    LOL, Im not a big fan of the FBI so I always thought they were really pissed that this guy might have gotten away with it and that's why they still work the case so hard.

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    Love to see how this ends. I remember watching a segment about this on IN SEACH OF 30 years ago, and I always wondered 'Did her make it ?' 'Did he die that night ?'

    One 'mystery' featured on IN SEARCH OF that has finally been soved is that of ANNA ANDERSON; she was not the GRAND DUCHESS ANASTASCIA.
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    D. B. Cooper found?

    I was reading about him just today and found this:


    By GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press Writer 32 minutes ago


    SEATTLE - The FBI is analyzing a torn, tangled parachute found buried by children in southwest Washington to determine whether it might have been used by famed plane hijacker D.B. Cooper, the agency said Tuesday. Children playing outside their home near Amboy found the chute's fabric sticking up from the ground in an area where their father had been grading a road, agent Larry Carr said. They pulled it out as far as they could, then cut the parachute's ropes with scissors.
    The children had seen recent media coverage of the case the FBI launched a publicity campaign last fall, hoping to generate tips to solve the 36-year-old mystery and they urged their dad to call the agency.
    "When we went to the public, the whole idea was that the public is going to bring the answers to us," Carr said. "This is exactly what we were hoping for."
    A man identifying himself as Dan Cooper later mistakenly but enduringly identified as D.B. Cooper hijacked a Northwest Orient flight from Portland, Ore., to Seattle in November 1971, claiming he had a bomb.
    When the plane landed at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, he released the passengers in exchange for $200,000 and asked to be flown to Mexico. He apparently parachuted from the plane's back stairs somewhere near the Oregon border.
    Agents doubt he survived because conditions were poor and the terrain was rough, but few signs of his fate have been found.
    Carr spoke with the children's father, whom he declined to identify, early this month and learned the chute was white, the same color as Cooper's.
    And when Carr overlaid the family's address onto a map investigators made in the early days of the investigation, he learned another encouraging fact: They lived right in Cooper's most probable landing zone, between Green and Bald mountains.
    Carr hopped in his car and drove down. He dug around the property for about 45 minutes, unsuccessfully looking for a harness or other remains from the parachute, but the children weren't home, and the father wasn't sure exactly where they found it.
    There are no obvious markings on the parachute to indicate whether it's the type Cooper used, a Navy Backpack 6 with a 26-foot canopy, Carr said. He's hoping a member of the public who has expertise in the parachutes will come forward and confirm whether it's the right kind before the FBI bothers to excavate the property. Barring that, the agency could turn to scientific analysis of the fabric.
    "We've got to be pretty darn sure we're not wasting time and money here," he said.
    If it is Cooper's parachute, that will solve one mystery where he apparently landed but it will raise another, Carr said.
    In 1980, a family on a picnic found $5,880 of Cooper's money in a bag on a Columbia River beach, near Vancouver. Some investigators believed it might have been washed down to the beach by the Washougal River. But if Cooper landed near Amboy and stashed the money bag there, there's no way it could have naturally reached the Washougal.
    "If this is D.B. Cooper's parachute, the money could not have arrived at its discovery location by natural means," Carr said. "That whole theory is out the window."

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    Quote Originally Posted by annannanna View Post
    I was reading about him just today and found this:
    We were too!


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    hahaha oops.

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    Aw s'okay.

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    I love this case. It kinda reminds me of the guys who escaped from Alcatraz and were never found. Did they or did they not get away kinda thing..

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    That sketch of him is so generic. It could be any mid-30s white guy.

    We have a friend who is an 82nd Airborne Ranger. He's done night jumps, jungle jumps, etc. I quizzed him about the possibility of DB Cooper surviving the jump and he said if he was trained, he absolutely could have made it, if the parachute did open. Our friend, Capt. Sampson, is in Kuwait right now, so light a candle or whatever you do for hope and good blessings. Just had to throw that in, I worry about him constantly. He's only six years away from retiring.

    Anywhoo. If he did survive the jump, what happened to the rest of the money? All the serial numbers were recorded and other than the bunch the family found, it never surfaced.

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    That other article is very interesting. If the chute is indeed his, that means he landed alive and carried the money to where it was found.

    VERY interesting.

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    I love the part about the FBI not wasting money on the dig. Uh, remember the big Jimmy Hoffa dig on the horse farm? That was the next town over from me. What a joke that was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. Watson View Post
    I love the part about the FBI not wasting money on the dig. Uh, remember the big Jimmy Hoffa dig on the horse farm? That was the next town over from me. What a joke that was.
    Maybe Geraldo Rivera can make the dig?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisalouver View Post
    Maybe Geraldo Rivera can make the dig?
    Good one!

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    Everytime I read about DB Cooper I hear from those "experts" that he could not have survived that job from the airplane.

    I wonder about that.

    Werent there a few cases of people surviving dropping from planes much higher in the air than DB's jump?

    I seem to remember reading about some plane crash that took place in the 70s. The plane exploded in the sky and everything fell miles to the ground, but one passenger managed to survive that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by choff View Post
    Everytime I read about DB Cooper I hear from those "experts" that he could not have survived that job from the airplane.

    I wonder about that.

    Werent there a few cases of people surviving dropping from planes much higher in the air than DB's jump?

    I seem to remember reading about some plane crash that took place in the 70s. The plane exploded in the sky and everything fell miles to the ground, but one passenger managed to survive that.
    I don't remember, but I think that the FBI states over and over and over that he could not have made it because they feel that there is a good chance that he could have made it.

    It upsets the FBI that he has never been found dead.

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