Fact: Rubber bands were found intact on the bundles of D.B. Cooper money but crumbled off when touched. Experimental fact: Rubber bands left in nature for less than a year all degraded to the point of breaking. Interpretation: The bundles must have been buried while the rubber bands were still pliable, within approximately one year of the skyjacking.
In the fall of 2008 when the Cooper Research Team was invited to examine the bills first hand, the general consensus was that since its discovery, there was no formal examination of the money. The goals of the research were to understand the way bundles of money were transported by water, the ability of rubber bands to survive in theelements,and determine how bills degrade in sandy environments.
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Feb 01, 2017 · He soon discovered three bundles of money a few inches below the surface, with the rubber bands still holding them together. In total, he unearthed $5,800 of Cooper’s haul. Yet, after many subsequent searches of the area, there have been no more artifacts from the puzzling case that left all involved shocked, and the rest of America secretly rooting for the anti-hero we’ve come to know as “D. B. Cooper.”
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Aug 03, 2020 · How did the money get out of Columbia River and end up mostly intact, with rubber bands holding three stacks of $20 bills together? “Cooper is still messing with us,” Kaye said with a grin.
Are there any rubber bands left on D B Cooper money?
Fact: Rubber bands were found intact on the bundles of D.B. Cooper money but crumbled off when touched. Experimental fact: Rubber bands left in nature for less than a year all degraded to the point of breaking.
When the three bundles of D.B. Cooper money was uncovered on Tena Bar by Brian Ingram in February 1980, the rubber bands were still intact and crumbled when touched . This important clue had not been deemed significant until this investigation.
The money was quickly identified as Cooper’s money, the only ransom money ever recovered and – perhaps – the most significant clue outside of the evidence collected the night of the skyjacking. The FBI spent an enormous amount of resources investigating the “NORJAK” case but closed it unsolved in 2016 after decades of false leads and dead ends.