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DB Cooper: Things We Know Didn’t Happen

The Cooper Caper breeds a lot of idle speculation, some of it is interesting but most of these theories end up being a real drag on those of us who know the case. So here are three theories regarding DB Cooper that need to die.

  • ”There Was No DB Cooper”  –This particular theory suggests the flight crew invented the entire story, stealing $200,000 from their own company (technically, the company was on the hook for only 20% of the ransom). Cooper was invented, and after the flight left Seattle, the crew divided the money and kept it for themselves. I’ve heard this dreck more than once now on various forums, and it deserves to die. The flight crew weren’t the only people to encounter Cooper. A ticket agent, and boarding gate agent, and several passengers all saw Cooper. The flight recorder showed a pressure bump when Cooper jumped, which could not be faked. The hijacking really happened.
  • ”Cooper Hid Inside the Plane” –When N567US landed in Las Vegas, no sign of Cooper was found on the aircraft. Some believe there are spaces on the plane Cooper could have accessed to hide himself from the FBI. And perhaps there were a few places the FBI and the maintenance crews missed… this is conceivable. However, the pressure bump was confirmed with instruments on the aircraft. Those could not be faked. Cooper jumped. This also means Cooper jumped somewhere near where the FBI believes he jumped, so you can also throw out theories involving Cooper jumping near Las Vegas.
  • ”The Money Was Planted at Tina Bar” –This theory will persist forever, or at least until the case is solved. In fact, I once believed it was impossible for three bundles to end up together on a random sandbar along the Columbia River. However, after years of examining the evidence, it is clear the money arrived at Tina Bar by natural means. The bills were exposed to the elements for a very long period of time. There is no way the money was buried on Tina Bar in late 1979 in order to fool the FBI into believing Cooper died in the jump.
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4 Responses

  1. Thanks for the update, Marty. But in three months or so (when the Cold Case Team finishes up), you Tena Bar conclusion is going to implode…stay tuned…TJC

    On Fri, May 19, 2017 at 12:00 AM, Marty Andrade wrote:

    > Marty Andrade posted: “The Cooper Caper breeds a lot of idle speculation, > some of it is interesting but most of these theories end up being a real > drag on those of us who know the case. So here are three theories regarding > DB Cooper that need to die. ”There Was No DB Coope” >

  2. Marty I think if you look at the History Ch 4 hr program you will find that theree is a possibility that the Father of the Tina Bar money finder talks like he planted the money abd that is why he knew where for his son toclear the beach and find the money. So, it most probably was a plant by the Father. The question is where did the Father get the three packets found? Possibly from DB the night of Norjack to thank him for the ride back to Portland.
    The money found at T-Bar was a plant.

    • The money was not planted. DB risked his life for it. He wouldn’t throw any away. $5,800.00 in 1971 is the same as approximately $17,000.00 in today’s money. They found several more shredded pieces when they dug up the beach. It was there for a while. It is a mystery. But it was not a plant.

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