May 18, 2016 · This theory was given an added boost in 1980 when a young boy found a rotting package full of twenty-dollar bills ($5,800 in all) that matched the ransom money serial numbers. Where did “D.B ...
The D.B. Cooper Theory That Would Change Everything
Aug 05, 2021 · The D.B. Cooper Theory That Would Change Everything. FBI. By Aimee Lamoureux / Aug. 5, 2021 4:52 pm EDT / Updated: Aug. 5, 2021 5:00 pm EDT. On November 24, 1971, a middle-aged man boarded a plane flying from Portland, Oregon to Seattle, Washington carrying a briefcase and wearing a dark suit, white shirt, a black tie, and sunglasses, per the FBI. His ticket, which was paid for in cash, identified him simply as Dan Cooper.
Aug 04, 2020 · DB Cooper ransom money found buried near river fell into the water MONTHS after infamous skyjacking, scientist claims. A NEW scientific revelation has reignited the nearly 50-year-old mystery of ...
Aug 08, 2020 · Part of Cooper’s $200,000 haul, totalling $5,800, was unearthed miles away from the vertigo-inducing crime scene. This was back in 1980 – 9 years later – on a riverbank in Washington State. A previous theory states the money came loose when Cooper landed after parachuting from the plane in …
It is, however, entirely possible that Cooper died in the jump, landing on somebody’s farm, and the person who found him quite sensibly buried his body and equipment, retrieved the money and threw a handful of it into the river to lead investigators to think he’d drowned in it.
This theory was given an added boost in 1980 when a young boy found a rotting package full of twenty-dollar bills ($5,800 in all) that matched the ransom money serial numbers. Where did “D.B.” come from?
A previous theory states the money came loose when Cooper landed after parachuting from the plane in a dramatic escape. But does that notion hold water, so to speak…? Tom Kaye hit on the idea of examining algae – or “diatoms” – which grew on the money to unlock further clues.
Another theory is that Cooper walked out of the woods and went back to his everyday life, and never revealed his secret. While that seems incredible, there is no shortage of people who are convinced they know who D.B. Cooper is, and are glad to explain why their theory is correct.
The legend and theorizing about Northwest skyjacker D.B. Cooper just won’t die. A new documentary about the unsolved 1971 hijacking introduces a new twist to the tale. It suggests we might have been looking for D.B. Cooper and his loot in the wrong place for all these years.