CooperCon 2019 a rousing success

By Bruce A. Smith

Nearly one-hundred DB Cooper enthusiasts gathered Saturday, November 23, to hear from investigatory experts in America’s only unsolved skyjacking – and to share their own theories and offer opinions.

Drawn to the Kiggins Theater in downtown Vancouver, Washington, for formal presentations from authors and researchers, they also re-grouped at local eateries to celebrate their participation in the Cooper community – a place they call the Cooper Vortex – co called because the many mysteries of the hijacking are so fascinating that aficionados are sucked into reading, researching, and discussing DB Cooper as if powerful winds keep them transfixed.

The beautifully restored Art Deco Kiggins Theater in downtown Vancouver is an ideal site to dig further into the DB Cooper mystery. The city sits directly across the Columbia River from Portland’s International Airport (PDX) where the skyjacking took place forty-eight years ago, and is also the nearest urban center to where DB Cooper is thought to have landed after he jumped from his Northwest Orient 727 on the night of November 24, 1971 – the day before Thanksgiving. Nothing from the skyjacking has ever been found – no body nor the briefcase with a homemade bomb inside, and none of the four parachutes Cooper received as part of his ransom deal with the FBI along with 200,000 dollars in twenties. We still don’t know who DB Cooper was or where he came from. Yes, $6,000 or so was discovered in 1980 along the Columbia River, just downstream from the Kiggins, but no one knows how the money arrived at its location, or when.

After welcoming remarks by CooperCon 2019 host and organizer, Eric Ulis, podcast impresario Darren Schaefer delivered a smooth and comprehensive overview of the case. Based upon his one-hour interviews with many of the notables in the Cooper investigation, Schaefer has a keen view of Norjak, as the FBI calls the DB Cooper skyjacking, and he placed everyone on equal footing regarding the fundamentals of the case.

After Schaefer, veteran Cooper investigator Mark Metzler, offered his analysis of the parachutes and the survivability of the jump, saying if Cooper pulled his ripcord while descending the aft stairs of the jetliner, he would have been pulled safely off the stairs and the chutes successfully deployed.

Metzler is also a former criminal attorney and shared his view that the FBI would be unlikely to get a conviction if authorities ever found DB Cooper due to the mishandling of the evidence. The Bureau has lost much of its evidence, most notably the eight cigarette butts recovered from the plane when it landed in Reno for re-fueling sans Cooper, along with money shards found at Tina Bar in 1980. In addition, the fingerprints retrieved from the plane are suspect, along with the three bits of DNA found on the clip-on tie that Cooper apparently left behind on the plane.

“If the FBI ever arrests someone for the skyjacking, I’ll defend them pro bono and I can guarantee that I’ll get them off,” Metzler told the audience.

Next on the program was a re-play of last year’s stellar presentation on the particles found on that tie given by Tom Kaye, the chief of the Citizen Sleuths, a private group of DB Cooper investigators organized by the FBI in 2009. Most notable were shards of high-grade stainless steel, pure titanium, and various rare earth minerals. Also noteworthy is the fact that the funding for this research came from Josh Gates of the Travel Channel’s very popular “Expedition Unknown series.

After the science and hard facts, the audience was treated to a “Jeopardy-like” quiz contest conducted by Mr. Ulis and this author, Bruce Smith.

Smith then followed with a presentation of the many conspiracies engulfing the case. No, the skyjacking was not an inside job perpetrated by pilot Bill Rataczak in a Cooper look-alike ruse, nor was DB Cooper the United Airlines pilot Don Burnworth, who claimed that his ex-wife, an alleged Mafia princess, got her daddy to find an exact DB Cooper physical match to her ex-husband to frame him for the skyjacking and thereby regain full custody of their two young daughters. Smith also described the possibilities of the involvement of secret commandos, such as from MAC-V-SOG, conducting a rogue operation, and the shadowy influences of the government’s MKULTRA mind-control programs – a nefarious effort conducted by the CIA and military in the years surrounding the Cooper hijacking.

Perhaps the highlight of the day was hearing from Catherine Scott, the daughter of Captain William Scott, the skipper of DB Cooper’s plane. Catherine was sixteen at the time of the hijacking, and gave the audience a wonderful view of her stoic father. “He was very quiet, but when he spoke everyone listened,” she said. Catherine also described her father as a solid, steady, by-the-book kind of guy, and never a push-over. She also revealed that her father rarely spoke of the incident, neither privately nor publicly, until later in life. Captain Scott was a member of the American flight crews who flew the “Burma Hump” in WW II, flying DC-3 cargo planes from India to allied Chinese forces battling the Imperial Japanese army, and with those colleagues Scott felt most comfortable and began sharing his Norjak stories at veteran reunions.

After Ms. Scott, CooperCon finished with an insightful and comprehensive panel discussion of current research in the case. Vern Jones, owner and founder of Principia Media, gave a synopsis of his recent publishing of the Walter Reca story, as written by Carl Laurin. Jones was followed by Bill Rollins, the author of his newly published, The Elusive DB Cooper – How He Escapes, and shared his perspective on a possible Cooper escape down the Lewis River to Tina Bar.

Eric Ulis also delivered a brief review of his belief that Sheridan Peterson could have been DB Cooper, amplified by Mark Metzler, who has befriended Peterson despite the latter’s often tempestuous nature.

Later at local watering holes, such as the Victor-23 Tavern, Ms. Scott delighted those gathered with tales of her life. Currently, she lives in Annapolis, Maryland and is active with the US Naval Academy. She’s been a swim instructor there for over twenty years, and a coach of their water polo team. In addition, she just bought a two-person rowing scull to have fun and exercise on the nearby Chesapeake Bay. Plus, she’s taking boxing lessons, and is busy with her weekly duties as a “Plebe Mom,” offering new naval cadets a little home cooking during their brief weekly hours of rest and relaxation away from the Academy.

As Ms. Scott flew to CooperCon from Maryland, many at the CooperCon were from out-of-town, such as Arizona, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Michigan and New Hampshire. Thus, the after-hour festivities were well-attended. On the night before the conference, Friday, fourteen members of CooperCon gathered at Von Ebert’s craft brewery in Portland, near PDX. On Saturday, over twenty festavarians hoisted brews at Victor-23, including the DB Cooper Choir, which delivered a boisterous rendition of “Singing the DB Cooper Blues.”

On Sunday, the Road Tour through the FBI’s landing zones was a laid-back excursion through Hockinson, Battleground, and Amboy – all the hot-spots the FBI claimed were likely places DB Cooper landed once he jumped from his Flight 305. In Amboy, we stopped at Nick’s Tavern and were delighted to discover that Nick’s is revitalizing the DB Cooper Daze festivities made famous by the many decades of Cooper revelry at the Ariel Tavern. As it has been for the past forty years, locals and Cooperites will gather – now at Nick’s and not at Dona Elliott’s place – on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, that’s November 30, and the live music and partying begins at 4 pm.

For those who want more, Kiggins Theater owner, Dan Wyatt, has written a radio-drama based upon the interactions of the skyjacker and flight crew during the hijacking. Titled, “The Flight of DB Cooper,” Wyatt’s piece will be performed at the Kiggins this Wednesday evening, the night before Thanksgiving!

In addition, Rob Bertrand’s “DB Cooper Escape Room” in Vancouver still packs in sizeable crowds on the weekends. Plus, Rob says that he too, is penning a film script on the DB Cooper case.

CooperCon 2019, Eric and Catherine Scott, ,

CooperCon 2019 host, Eric Ulis stands beside Catherine Scott, the daughter of Captain William “Scotty” Scott, the pilot-in-charge of Cooper’s Flight 305. Ms. Scott is holding her father’s Captain’s Hat that he wore the night of the skyjacking. Photo courtesy of Eric Ulis.

CooperCon 2019, panel, EU, best,

The panel of authors and experts at Cooper Con. Left to right: Vern Jones, Bruce A. Smith, Bill Rollins, Mark Metzler, Darren Schaefer, and Eric Ulis. Photo courtesy of Eric Ulis.

CooperCon 2019, V-23 Pub

Good times at the Victor-23 Tavern in Vancouver. Seated in front, in black, is Rob Bertrand of the DB Cooper Escape Room, and next to him, in red, is Dan Wyatt, owner of the Kiggins Theater. Photo courtesy of Eric Ulis.

CooperCon 2019, Nicky and Darren, Ariel Tavern

Darren Schaefer, the founder of The Cooper Vortex podcast, right, stands besides Norjak researcher Nicky Brougham, (ahem, Broughton), underneath the still-extant signage at the Ariel Tavern a few hours before the beginning of CooperCon 2019. Photo courtesy of Darren Schaefer.

CooperCon 2019, Friday nite, Von Eberts

Friday night gathering at Von Ebert’s Pub at PDX. Of note, on far right, in blue, is the Cooper Vortex podcast tech wiz, Russell.

CooperCon 2019, look-alikes, Kyle's nephew, 2019

The Vortex knows no age. 10-year old, Noah, the nephew of CooperCon attendee Kyle Pauley, is shown ready to go Trick or Treating this year dressed as DB Cooper. Uncle Kyle said the following of Noah: “He discovered the DB Cooper story over the summer through YouTube videos and became very interested. When his mother told him that his uncle was an enthusiast, he immediately had her call me to discuss theories and landing zones. For Halloween this year, he was adamant that he wanted to be DB, complete with historically accurate money in a briefcase. Each bill is time-period accurate and features Tina Bar serial numbers.” Whew…. Photo courtesy of Kyle Pauley.

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107 Responses to CooperCon 2019 a rousing success

  1. brucesmith49 says:

    Shutter, you are so Number One in our hearts!…..

  2. Eric Ulis says:

    I spoke with Shutter this evening about presenting at CooperCon 2020. He’s tentatively agreed. Could be a big deal.

  3. brucesmith49 says:

    Excellent!!! Flight Simulation? And More???

  4. Nicky says:

    It’s Broughton Bruce, but great recap!

  5. brucesmith49 says:

    Oops. Please forgive, Nicky.

  6. Lubomir Missov says:

    Nice report, Bruce, and pictures to add to it! See you Th.!

  7. Marla says:

    HUGE round of applause to Shutter for strapping it on to Old Blevins at the DZ. Richly deserved!!!

  8. Marla says:

    I look at the photos of the presenters and the attendees that Bruce has posted to this site. Everyone looks so happy and excited to be there. Then I think of how rotten the event could have been if the old sourpuss Robert Blevins appeared. He must have a real sense of not to come around. A real spoiler! As long as Blevins stays far away, these events will be successful, and the people satisfied.

    • Gypsy23 says:

      Only on a very rare occasion do I take a peek at the DroopZone, where Robert Blevins has the only place left on the internet to post, except at his own site. Everywhere else, he is uninvited or banned. Such a jealous person. Very little education and no analytic skills to speak of. Yet, he continues to lie about his involvement in Cooper films and lie about Cooper knowledge. A Walter Mitty if there ever was one. My grandma used to tell us kids to stay away from guys like Blevins….snake oil salesmen. Now, he’s bashing Bruce Smith again. Pure jealousy. We all know it. Bruce has done things that just irritate Blevins. Pure jealousy. Blevins has no game. A complete liar and idiot of the internet. A miserable guy.

      • Johnnie Greene says:

        Your just figuring this out 23? Blevins has been the absolute zero point in the Cooper case since inception. The little swamper from Auburn, Washington who cleans privies and dreams fantasies about himself. A guy who works a couple days a month with mops and toilet ring cleaner, but has 23 hours a day to belittle Bruce Smith at a website read by about five people. No one in Auburn cares about Blevins. And I hope Bruce doesn’t either.

    • Marla says:

      I doubt Bruce really gives a hoot about the abuser Blevins. Blevins has nothing. That’s why he chooses to criticize Bruce. Bruce gets things done and has a pleasant way about himself. Blevins is a mean-spirited old man, who never accomplished anything is his life.

      • Johnnie Greene says:

        Last sentence above by Marla pretty well sums up Blevin’s life in a nutshell. The Cooper gods from Outer Mongolia can now disconnect from the little housecleaner from Auburn.

      • Johnnie Greene says:

        Another janitorial crusade out to the bushes, where R&G Housecleaners can roast weenies and marshmallows and dream BIG of their next toilet swamping gig.

      • Johnnie Greene says:

        My general feeling about everything Blevin’s put out there…..🖕

      • Johnnie Greene says:

        Diatom……schmiatom. Fly needs to be aware that hanging out with the Janitor from R&G Housecleaners probably won’t up the cerebral matter or strengthen the cortex. What it will do…..however ….is dirty up the commode and the waste bucket.

      • Johnnie Greene says:

        Tom Kaye has better things to do than hang out or go camping with idiot Blevins. Some people trying to actually solve this case. Blevins is trying to prevent the real solution. It might interfere with his bullshit. Flyhack needs to find new friends.

      • Gypsy23 says:

        Mr. Greene certainly has his issues with Blevins, but he’s far from the only one. Back in 2011, a guy named Sluggo posted this on his original Cooper site,
        “Blevins, get your head out of your ass!”
        Blevins should have listened to Sluggo back then. Seems it’s been stuck there for nearly a decade.

      • Johnnie Greene says:

        I recall Sluggo’s comment. Seems like yesterday and application still fits today. Doubtful RMB remembers though because he was probably banned that month. I’m done with this site.

      • Johnnie Greene says:

        Who’s the dumb ass? Moron.

      • Johnnie Greene says:

        Stagecraft…….witchcraft…..it’s all self-deprecating humor and amusement.

      • Gypsy23 says:

        Georger’s post at Shutter site gets it right, I believe. Blevins was trying to get out of his miserable existence as a housecleaner and latched on to the Ken Christianson story because KC lived a few miles up the road from Auburn, WA. Auburn is home for Blevins and his cleaning business. From what I remember, Georger told me that Blevins and Porteous never met. Same goes for Kyle Christianson and Blevins. Blevins concocted a BS book and lied to everybody. That’s pretty well known in the Cooper world. Georger also told someone that Geoff Gray thoroughly detests Robert Blevins and has nothing to do with him.

      • Johnnie Greene says:

        Your pretty close, 23. There is no Greg Techie guy. There are no Blevins associates at AB. Just Gayla at the janitorial business that Blevins runs out of his rental unit in Auburn, WA. Bruce Smith burned Blevins when Smith went out and scouted AB books and R&G Cleaning. An old lady, Gayla, answered the door and told Bruce to leave. Blevin’s only cover, Gayla, blew it wide-open and this caused Blevins to blow a fuse with Bruce. Bruce is a damn good investigative journalist and he single-handedly exposed Blevins. There are no campers that go with Blevins on his trips. He goes alone. Everything Blevin’s does is a manufactured lie. His book flopped. He cleans no homes. No one goes camping. Ken Christianson is a fake Cooper. He loved young boys. Blevins didn’t know Porteous. Gray hated Blevins. There is no Blevins movie about Cooper. Shutter and Smith banned Blevins for good reason. Blevins is a pathological liar who has a few people at the DropZone highly confused.
        Blevins is the ultimate LIAR. Anyone who still doesn’t believe, go see for yourself. Smith did.

      • Marla says:

        Parrotheadvol is another who gets it correct about RMB. Blevins is a chronic and shameless liar. But everyone has known this for years.

      • Gypsy23 says:

        I wish Bruce would have taken a recent pic of Gayla, when he visited Mr. Blevin’s rental unit in Auburn, WA. Bruce just stated that “an old lady” answered the door. How can an old lady still be cleaning and doing janitorial services while Mr. Blevins is out camping alone? Something doesn’t add up here. Makes one wonder if AB books and R&G Cleaning are just fictitious businesses to make Mr. Blevins appear to be a person with a real job. I’m beginning to think Mr. Blevins is as phoney as his books and his so-called cleaning services. Georger must be right that Mr. Blevins is a liar and total bs’er. He’s banned at multiple sites on the internet.

      • Johnnie Greene says:

        I see where everyone st Smith’s site, Shutter’s site and the DZ are finally understanding the big charade of Robert Blevins. Only a very few folks at DZ still relate to him. It’s all Blevins has left.

      • Marla says:

        Mr. Blevins is finally having a melt down over at the DZ. Truth always wins and Blevin’s lies are taking a toll on the guy. Georger knew this would happen eventually. Mr. Blevins needs to get a mental health examination, or go check into a psychiatric unit. The Cooper case has finally exhausted him mentally.

      • Johnnie Greene says:

        Georger sure nailed it correctly about RMB having mental illness. Pathologic liars usually do.

      • Gypsy23 says:

        Mr. Shutter is so right about RMB. RMB is a self-ingratiating, self-absorbed, liar. And he thinks the people in Hollywood believe him? Guess again. Mass mailing to all documentary and film producers has been sent, along with links to these Cooper sites. They can figure it out themselves….. now that it’s all out there. Thanks Shutter, Smith, Georger, Parrottheadvol, Ulis, Colbert, etc….etc….

  9. brucesmith49 says:

    Editor’s Note:

    Many commentators here, especially “Johnny Greene,” need to stop trashing RMB – it’s off-topic – and accusing Kenny Christensen of alleged sexual crimes. I have had to scrub dozens of these posts and I am tired. If it doesn’t stop, I will ban you from posting at the Mountain News.

    – Bruce A. Smith

    • Gypsy23 says:

      I agree with Bruce. But Johnnie Greene gets you a lot of traffic, Bruce. And a lot of discussion from other sites. Everyone knows how bad RMB is, and the garbage that he dumps on the internet. You are the standard bearer for truth, and the Mountain News is the
      counter-balance for charlatans like Robert Blevins.

      • Marla says:

        Excellent posts by Bruce and Gypsy 23. Just remember, Mr. Blevins has an envy a mile-high regarding Bruce’s writing ability. And, Blevins checks here at Mountain News on an hourly basis. Keep Greene! His posts are always entertaining.

  10. brucesmith49 says:

    Noted. But no one is allowed to claim anyone is a criminal without proof. Those posts that do so are scrubbed.

    • Marla says:

      Good point, Mr. Smith. Robert Blevins has been trying to make Ken Christianson a criminal hijacker for more than a decade without a scintilla of proof. And now we know why you banned Robert Blevins.

  11. brucesmith49 says:

    It is the official policy of the Mountain News to describe Kenny Christiansen as a “suspect” in the DB Cooper case, only. In addition, any description of Mr. Christiansen as a pedophile is unacceptable, since he was never officially charged by LE in those matters. That said, it is acceptable to describe Mr. Christensen’s known behavior with young runaway boys as suspect, dangerous, and “grooming-like.” To me, KC was at least irresponsible in his relationship with these at-risk kids. He let them stay in his house and then went off to Japan for a few days with the NWO? Who took care of them during his absnece?

    • Marla says:

      Excellent points, and a valid question. Since Mr. Blevins reads Mountain News on a regular basis, maybe he can answer the question? What did Ken Christianson do with all of those
      young boys when he was in Japan with his airline? And why didn’t someone from Flt 305 ever see KC again on subsequent flights during the next decade? Schafner, Mucklow, Hancock? The real hijacker would never take a future chance on flying with the risk of being identified. Blevins has no answer because he knows KC story is a big fraud.

  12. brucesmith49 says:

    A further point, Marla: Tina Mucklow has stated publicly that she flew routes to Asia exclusively after the skyjacking, until her retirement, circa 1981. During that 1975-1981 period, NWO only had a few Asian routes: Manila, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto I believe.

    Ironically, I don’t believe Tina. I don’t think she was flying at all past the 1973-74 point, let alone to the Orient. We know she was in a long-term health care facility in 1979, and then the convent. Rather, I think she made this point – in the the Eugene Weekly in 2012 – to “OUT” Kenny.

    The Big Question is why. I believe she did it at the behest of the FBI. I can’t prove it, but that’s my sense of Tina. She seems beholden to the feds for some reason. Galen agrees with me, but we’re the only two with this perspective.

    • Marla says:

      Another interesting point made, because her brother in law, the man Bruce interviewed, was an FBI agent.

      • Gypsy23 says:

        It’s not just the non-suspect that Blevins has force-fed everyone for the past 10 years. It’s also about Blevins knowledge of the case, which is very minimal at best, and completely wrong in many instances. Blevins just parrots known facts about the case that others have researched and brought to light. Blevins brings nothing new to the table. He never has. That-s why he is so envious of Bruce Smith. Blevins is a total fraud. Maybe good at camping and cleaning, though

      • Johnnie Greene says:

        Hip hip hooray!!!!! Over at the DZ, Haggarknew finally got Robert Dick Blevins to take full retirement from the Cooper case. The party starts immediately and the Dick ain’t invited.

      • Johnnie Greene says:

        Good at camping and cleaning? According to who? Blevins himself? No one goes camping with him. Gayla did all the cleaning when she was younger. Robert is long retired and trying to get rid of book inventories that never sold. Maybe he can submit articles to Mountain News and work for Bruce?

      • Gypsy23 says:

        Doubtful. Blevin’s writing is substandard with lots of grammatical errors and misuse of the English language. Bruce would have none of Blevin’s illiteracy

      • Marla says:

        Agree with Gypsy. Blevins writing is pure self-aggrandized JUNK. So glad we have this comment section in the MN, Bruce. Everyone catches the latest updates on the biggest phony in Cooper land. This is the go-to comment review.

      • Johnnie Greene says:

        Cooperland. The autobiography of Robert Blevins (like who really gives a shit) and how he lied his way to infamy on the DropZone. Self-published account because no one will buy a copy; one copy produced because no one wants a book full of lies. Next book by RMB: how to clean toilets and pretend to make a living at it.

      • Gypsy23 says:

        I purchased a copy of Into the Blast for 69¢. Worst book ever written on Cooper unless you read at Grade 3 level. Book was full of lies and very poorly researched. Neither Goodwill nor Value Village would take it for resale. One copy was signed by RMB and Value Village wanted ME to pay them for using their garbage can for it’s disposal.

      • Johnnie Greene says:

        Robert Blevins is the guilty party who fed FLYJACK the allegations of physical abuse by Eric Ulis. This was done by the Blevinator to square up some differences he had with EU, and to show that Blevins isn’t the only one in Cooper land to have criminal charges filed against him. Difference:. Blevins was convicted. And, he became the best damn toilet cleaner in Auburn, WA

    • Johnnie Greene says:

      Good to hear Eric Ulis back at Shutter’s site and hopefully at DZ and MN very soon. The envious operator, Robert Blevins, will try to disrupt as he always does. Seems that he is now in alliance with FLYJACK. RMB is the only pos that will backstab you, Eric. That’s because he’s a coward. How about you and I taking a little drive to visit him in Auburn? Bruce found him. I bet you and I can too.

      • Marla says:

        I agree, Johnnie. Ulis is a professional. Blevins is an imposter. Most nauseating person on DB Cooper case is Mr. Blevins. How can anyone stand to be around him?

  13. Marla says:

    I agree, Johnnie. Ulis is a professional. Blevins is an imposter. Most nauseating person on DB Cooper case is Mr. Blevins. How can anyone stand to be around him?

    • Marla says:

      Interesting that Blevins is so fearful of Eric Ulis. I guess I would be too. Ulis is about 6’5″ and Blevins is a wheezined old man about 5’8″. But by Blevins own admission at DropZone, Blevins is just a toilet scrubbing janitor with a book full of lies and fairy tales. And why does Blevins use a picture of himself taken 30 years ago? LOL. No hair today? More LOL. Not exactly movie star material.

  14. Marla says:

    Interesting that Blevins is so fearful of Eric Ulis. I guess I would be too. Ulis is about 6’5″ and Blevins is a wheezined old man about 5’8″. But by Blevins own admission at DropZone, Blevins is just a toilet scrubbing janitor with a book full of lies and fairy tales. And why does Blevins use a picture of himself taken 30 years ago? LOL. No hair today? More LOL. Not exactly movie star material.

    • Johnnie Greene says:

      Question:
      how in the heck did AirSnoop7 get ahold of Robert Blevin’s family photo album over at the DZ?

  15. Johnnie Greene says:

    Question:
    how in the heck did AirSnoop7 get ahold of Robert Blevin’s family photo album over at the DZ?

    • Johnnie Greene says:

      ……or, maybe those are Blevin’s camping friends?…. LOL…..

      • Johnnie Greene says:

        Blevin’s campouts must be perfect for the Ken Christianson followers. No wonder Blevins can’t find many partipants, despite his endless advertisements.

      • Johnnie Greene says:

        Wasn’t sure if Georger meant that those photos were of Christianson and Geestman, or if Blevins is showing what goes on at his famous campouts.

      • Johnnie Greene says:

        Blevins has an all out call …. Looking for campout partners. Blevins showing off again at the DZ. Lots of pics. I think Blevins is in one of them. LOL.

      • Johnnie Greene says:

        Due to the abundance of inquiries about the pictures that AirSnoop7 posted at the DZ, Robert Blevins decided to take down his family album photos, including the intimate pics of himself and Greg the Techie Guy hard at work. Blevins can’t wait to report the next round of photos at the DZ. Thanks, AirSnoop7.

      • Johnnie Greene says:

        We hear that Robert Blevins is over-worked and needs to go camping with his other buddies in the “business.” Of course, with great posters like AirSnoop7, we will soon be blessed with more photographic evidence of Robert’s “acts” in the business. Gayla must be so proud.

      • Johnnie Greene says:

        I sent the VP of Programming for History Channel the old man photos of Robert Blevins and Greg The Techie Guy at one of their campouts. Now everybody knows why Blevins has campouts. LOL. More of your reporting, please, AirSnoop7.

      • Marla says:

        The ONLY remaining question: why can’t Blevins ever find any camping friends? No photos of HIM with any other campers. Just 25 year-old photos of HIM coming alone. Sad!

      • Gypsy23 says:

        Mr. Blevins now thinks that he is the moderator at the DropZone. This what happens when people let him use their site to Dump his garbage. Bruce Smith and Mr. Shutter were wise to expel him from their sites. Others have a chance to make statements without Blevins butting in and trying to control things. The guy is a complete freak. Any 70 year-old man who begs for people to go on campouts with him is either a mental case, or, is on his last ditch effort to seek any kind of friendship with someone. Beware! A complete breakdown is in the works.

      • Gypsy23 says:

        Blevins had done this kind of stuff before, breaking in, unwanted, to sites that have banned him. He even admits and laughs about it. Ask Shutter. Then he blames it on someone else. Bruce banned him from Mountain News, so go figure. Blevin’s conduct us lower than low. What drives an old guy to do these things?

      • Marla says:

        Mr. Blevins certainly has a very disgusting sense of humor. I can’t believe that he thinks the DZ is humorous. Sick man! Sick!

      • Marla says:

        Wasn’t it Blevins who made fun of Shutter’s friend’s death? And didn’t Blevin’s go to Bruce Smith’s home to harass Smith? What kind of a creepy guy does these things? Now he has caused more trouble for Bruce at the DZ, with his disgusting behavior. At this point, Blevins is welcome………
        Nowhere!

      • Johnnie Greene says:

        Blevins went camping …….Alone, naturally. Who could stand to be in his company? Gayla was glad to get rid of the sorry sob for a few days. What does Blevins do when he goes camping alone? ……….Darren?……..

    • Marla says:

      Those Hollywood producers knew that Robert Blevins was permanently banned from the biggest Cooper sites on the internet. Certainly, they all knew that Blevins posts under multiple aliases and shops dirty porn on the site that he thinks he owns. Only Blevins thinks he’s fooling anyone. An absolute idiot. Everyone involved in the Cooper investigation knows to steer clear of Blevins for fear they might get type-cast as an accomplice to a true idiot. That’s why no one goes camping with him.

      • Marla says:

        Mr Blevins:
        You would be doing everyone, including yourself, a huge favor by no longer posting at the DZ. Go make your movie, but keep it to yourself. No one else cares. Just go away and keep quiet. You have caused enough trouble. If you go away, so will all of the posts about you. Goodbye.

  16. Gypsy23 says:

    Uneducated people typically go on the offensive when confronted for facts, logic, reasoning. Their fall back position is to repeat themselves over and over to reassure themselves that they can compete. Sadly, in this case, the fellow has isolated himself and starting to sound like a broken record and begging for any bit of attention. Very sad case of mental illness ensues.

    • Marla says:

      True, Gypsy. Pretty clear who you are referring to. And now, Blevins is once again exercising his dirty tricks at the DZ, this time it’s Jerry Warner, who we all know as Georger. This is reprisal for what Blevins perceived as prior assaults by Georger. Then, Blevins has the nerve to blame his handiwork on someone else and fakes his innocence. It never ends with Blevins. He should be hauled off in a straight jacket. Where is Johnnie Greene when we need him?

      • Marla says:

        “Blevins is the biggest dumbass in the Cooper saga.”. These were the words of Sluggo, from about 10 years ago. Nothing has changed. Pretty sad.

  17. Johnnie Greene says:

    SHUTDOWN the DropZone forever. That’s the message I sent to the Administrator. There is nothing useful on that site anymore. It has become a self-ingratiating depository for skunks like Robert Blevins to promote himself and all of his disgusting lies. If I were Blevins, I would also be very careful of who I further piss off. Derek will hunt him down.

    • Marla says:

      Mr. Blevins is NOT allowed access to either the Mountain News or to the Cooper Forum. He has been permanently BANNED due to his behavior. That’s why he can’t post his comments. Blevins lies so routinely that it has become his trademark. Pathological liar! Both Shutter and Bruce Smith know how bad this guy is. Neither Bruce nor Dave would have this toilet cleaner anywhere near them.

      • Gypsy23 says:

        Agreed, Marla. Bruce Smith is a genuinely nice man and a joy for most people at the Cooper Forum and DropZone. A superb writer and a guy with advanced degrees as a clinical psychologist. Mr. Smith is too polite to say what Robert Blevin’s pathology and psychosis is. But everyone who studies the Cooper case already knows. A jealous, evil, liar,……who can’t stand anyone who has better skills than himself. That’s why Blevins talks about himself incessantly. An empty shell of an old man on the way down. Hot all that, Derek?

      • Johnnie Greene says:

        DEREK:
        Did you hear that? Robert Blevins made huge announcement at the DZ. He’s going to Springfield, Oregon on business starting this weekend. B&G Cleaning Service and Adventure Books. Auburn, WA. is his location. Have fun, Derek!

      • Johnnie Greene says:

        So glad to hear that Robert Blevins checks into this peanut gallery site every half-hour or so. Blevins is Bruce Smith’s mist loyal fan. Have fun in Springfield, OR, Blevs. Must be a huge toilet cleaning job your heading towards. Meanwhile, we heard from Derek and he’s getting ready for his own business trip. Adious!

  18. Marla says:

    You know, for a man who loves to broadcast all the particulars of his life; movies, books, cleaning houses, camping, business trips,…..Mr. Blevins seems to have unlimited time to review Bruce Smith’s site and post alongside gay porn photos at the DZ. Is this Mr. Blevin’s life? Has he been to a psychiatrist lately? Derek is Einstein with technology. Blevins? More like the naked model of Derek’s technical skills.

    • Gypsy23 says:

      What will Blevins do without a DZ? Looks like Derek will get her shut down after all. No more Blevins. Anybody out there need their toilet cleaned? Skip Porteous……RIP……finally!

      • Gypsy23 says:

        Yes. Skip Porteous can now rest from his co-author whom he never met. Thankfully.

        On Blevins:
        Geoff Gray……”no comment about that nutcase.”
        Sluggo…..” his head is far up his ass.”
        Derek:…..”I now control the DZ, not Blevins.”

      • Johnnie Greene says:

        Due to the overwhelming support I have received for my comments posted here at the Mountain News, I am taking a break this Easter Sunday…….and beyond. Bruce Smith is such a gentleman and so respected by the Cooper community for his insightful stories surrounding the coronavirus pendemic. Smith is a humble guy and never talks or brags about himself, even though he will be involved in a huge DB Cooper major film production scheduled for this summer. It will be a groundbreaking production, with a well-known director involved. Best to you, Bruce. As for every other faithful follower here at MN, Happy Easter Sunday……even Robert Blevins. Hopefully he makes enough money soon to buy a new pick-up truck and some better clothing. He could use a newer look to go with that same old personality.

  19. Marla says:

    Johnnie, glad to hear you are taking a break. Blevins is insignificant now that Derek controls the DZ. Blevins brought this on himself and Derek will eventually bury Blevins. Actually, I sort of wish Blevins no ill will as he is now much older and seems to be in early dementia. He repeats himself over and over with the same stuff from 10 years ago. Hats off to Bruce Smith and Dave at Shutter’s site for producing intelligent articles and keeping their loyal followers, even the great Georger. Best to Eric Ulis, Parrot, Kermit, Fly, etc. Goodbye and Happy Easter everyone!

    • Gypsy23 says:

      Great points made here. Derek is going to make the DZ his own. All things associated with Robert Blevins are getting slammed hard by Derek Godsey. This has got to be embarrassing for some people to see their names on the DZ. Oh well, Blevins like attention. He’s got more than he ever wished for thanks to Derek. And it looks like Derek has no intention of going away. Sound familiar? Remind you of someone?

      • Marla says:

        Mr. Blevins is EXTREMELY low on the learning curve. He doesn’t comprehend well, and can’t figure things out on his own. There seems to be a serious learning disability, but wait, it’s already too late.

      • Gypsy23 says:

        I agree, it’s probably a disability, or inability to deal with life. He runs away to camp and brags when there is nothing to brag about. A youngster like DEREK could pick him apart easily. RMB takes his frustration and anger out at Bruce, but Bruce has done nothing to him. RMB is just a jealous old man. Jealous of Bruce, Shutter, Eric, Parrott, Georger, R99, Kermit…..frankly… He’s jealous of everyone in the Cooper case, cuz no one listens or cares about RMB anymore. His threats are similar to 5th grader jealousy.

      • Johnnie Greene says:

        Blevins is DESPERATE! Yet, he’s the biggest reader of Bruce’s MN, checking in hourly. Bruce thanks him for loyal readership. DEREK will be instrumental in getting the DZ shutdown. Then, Blevins has nowhere to go, because he is already banned at all other sites. No one wants Blevins anymore.

  20. Johnnie Greene says:

    Blevins is DESPERATE! Yet, he’s the biggest reader of Bruce’s MN, checking in hourly. Bruce thanks him for loyal readership. DEREK will be instrumental in getting the DZ shutdown. Then, Blevins has nowhere to go, because he is already banned at all other sites. No one wants Blevins anymore.

    • Gypsy23 says:

      Hey Blevs, show us some pics of all your campers…..20 – 25 you claim. All we see is pics of your worn-down truck and a lonely campfire. No bodies. Show us all of your so-called campers with you in the photo. We don’t want to keep calling you a liar……so please help us out.

  21. Gypsy23 says:

    Hey Blevs, show us some pics of all your campers…..20 – 25 you claim. All we see is pics of your worn-down truck and a lonely campfire. No bodies. Show us all of your so-called campers with you in the photo. We don’t want to keep calling you a liar……so please help us out.

  22. Marla says:

    Blev:. Another lame excuse. You are obviously a LIAR and can’t produce evidence of being truthful. Show us photos of all your campers and blur out their faces, except yours. Give us some confirmation of your boasts. Show us a pic of Greg the Tech. Does he exist or is that another of your fairy tales? How could we ever believe that KC was Cooper when we can’t even believe the author of your book……the True Story? LOL. At this point, Blevs, no one believes anything you say. That’s why everyone has left the DZ. Get your head out of your a$$, as Sluggo told you years ago. It seems to be stuck, way way up there.

    • Johnnie Greene says:

      The only traction Blevins will ever get is with the dirty end of the broom. A true janitor for life. Lots of dreaming and lying about himself. Anyone want to go camping with him? Anyone? LOL. He can’t back up any of his claims with even a requested photo. Sad!

      • Marla says:

        Bruce Smith left a great report at Cooper Forum on all of the Cooper films due out this summer. Bruce purposely omitted the BIG feature film he is involved in, with huge contract $$$. Way to go Uncle Bruce. It will be a blockbuster!
        Several documentaries coming out too, with guys like Eric Ulis and others involved. Good for them. Our Cooper friends. Nothing with Blevins involvement though. My sources in the film industry laughed when I brought up his name…..”oh, that weirdo up in Auburn, WA. The guy who wrote a trashy piece of Cooper fiction and cleans toilets for a living. And lies about everything. Naw. We don’t do business with his kind.”
        LOL. Yes, the lonely guy who camps by himself and can’t back-up anything he brags about. THAT guy!

      • Johnnie Greene says:

        Blevins…..Do NOT use Georger’s name at the DropZone in any future commentary. IF YOU DO, Adventure Books, B&G Housecleaners of Auburn and you personally, along with Gayla, risk getting sued. I’ve already hired a lawyer.

      • Johnnie Greene says:

        ……..I warned you, Blevins. Where shall I have you served? Your little apartment corporate headquarters in Auburn, or your neighbor’s bathroom where you take your daily crap? Expect service by Monday…….

      • Johnnie Greene says:

        Oh…..and Bluvins, please don’t tell Gayla about the coming lawsuit. She might kick you out of the house again and force you to go camping…..with all of your imaginary friends. You and your imaginary Greg Techie. God, Gayla must be “pleasured” when your rustbucket Nissan leaves the driveway.

      • Johnnie Greene says:

        calling Derek! calling Derek! Your assistance is needed over at the DZ. A certain individual has taken over and you are the only one who can purge that site and take it down. You will be doing the Cooper case a huge service. Thank you, sir.

      • Johnnie Greene says:

        Blevins…..try sending smoke signals out the backdoor of your janitorial headquarters in Auburn, WA (ie. your one bedroom apartment publishing office, with a copy machine). You may get a larger viewership. Derek can locate you.

      • Johnnie Greene says:

        Because I do not trust anything, nor do i necessarily believe anything reported by Robert Blevins at the DropZone, or at any of his websites, I am temporarily suspending all communications to Mr. Blevins through Bruce Smith’s highly reputable Mountain News. Despite the angry accusations by Blevins against Bruce Smith, Georger, Eric Ulis, and others who have played important and truthful roles in solving the DB Cooper case, it is counterproductive to further rely on these messages. Everyone already knows that Robert Blevins is not to be trusted with information about the case because Blevins steals it and pretends it to be his own research. Such investigative plagerism cannot stand. But until Blevins finally relocates from Auburn, WA and disbandons his publishing and cleaning business, the case cannot move progressively forward. Therefore, I am politely asking Blevins to suspend his fake investigation and end all of his namecalling and aggressive battlecries.
        I am asking him to leave the Cooper case in the best interest of common good for all others.

      • Marla says:

        Good for you, Johnnie Greene. Someone needs to stand up to Robert Blevins, whether it’s Georger, Eric, Bruce or Shutter. Blevins has lied far too much and too often. And, he has damaged the integrity of some of the real Cooper researchers. Into the Blast was a failed book, with very few sales, as quoted by bookstore dealers. Skipp Porteous knew that Christianson wasn’t Cooper, as did Lyle Christianson, who even admitted this during a radio talk show. Geoff Gray admitted that Christianson wasnt Cooper and Gray thinks Bleviins is a screwball with no writing talent. The flight crew said it wasn’t Christianson. Wrong height, eye color, physical stature. Wrong face, ears, nose, etc. No NWO employee would hijack and then go back to work for the same hijacked airline. Utterly absurd! The only one who wantd to perpetuate the myth is the hoaxster Robert Blevins, a small time janitor and photocopy publisher of fiction. There will be no movie about Cooper based on an alleged child sex predator who was gay. Blevins lies about most everything. However, Bruce Smith and Eric Ulis are hitting the jackpots. Smith, on a quiet deal with a huge Hollywood studio, and Ulis, on an upcoming documentary. Eat your heart and guts out, Blevins. Smith and Ulis aren’t the feckless liars that you are. And either is Shutter. Both Shutter and Bruce banned your ass because you are such a damned liar and have made trouble everywhere you go. In short, Blevins has only one course of action…..leave Auburn and disappear. Georger will pay your travel costs.

  23. Gypsy23 says:

    Guess I will weigh-in too, before Mr.Smith scrubs this entire comment section. I feel sad that Robert Blevins is having a total mental breakdown over at the DZ. The truth does hurt and eventually the facts and the perp of lies will be exposed. Those facts, as Johnnie Greene has stated, have tarnished Robert Blevin’s reputation. Too bad, so sad. Blevins is his own worst enemy. Again, kudos to guys like Eric Ulis, Bruce Smith, Georger, Shutter, Robert 99, etc…who have kept these sites going for a decade and never tried to control any of the forums. Blevins tries to control everything, and all he got was booted off of the two best sites run by Bruce Smith and Shutter. Blevins is still trying to run the DZ as his own.private site. My third-grader went fishing and asked me what kind of bait would be best to catch a fish. Worms are still the best because they squirm and twist on the hook. Fish are stupid and usually go for the biggest worm. Reminds me of some people who fish and sometimes end up catching a whale. Nothing like muktuk and a Bud.

  24. Marla says:

    Dudeman: you should know by now that Robert Blavins can’t, and won’t, deliver on anything substantive. His promises are lies. His evidence is his word, 1000 times over, but amounts to silly lies he would try to pass off as the truth. Blavins has nothing but a bunch of juvenile words and phrases that he masquerades as journalism. A complete liar, and not a good one either. An out of work janitor with a bitch about how he is treated at the other two Cooper sites. Kicked off at both by Shutter and Smith. Engage Blavins if you want, but just remember: he is a lonely, empty guy. His message is repetitive and adolescent.

    • Marla says:

      Saw the most recent video. Ho-hum. Another Cooper cult show. Any of them could be Cooper……….. EXCEPT …..Ken Christianson.
      No physical resemblance whatsoever. Ears, height, eyes, fitness, complexion. None, zero, nadda. Christianson’s own brother, Lyle, admitted on a radio show that he made up the entire story and did it ONLY to get a movie script. Geoff Gray retracts his original belief. No living crew members believe it. A gay man with allegations of child sex misconduct; an Army jumper with static line experience only; a career employee of the hijacked airline who continued employment for many years after the hijacking; no past or future criminal records? NO. The Ken Christianson fable is contrived and floated by a retired janitor from Auburn, WA who wants desperately to have a legacy other than “retired janitor from Auburn, WA.” A proven liar and banned from multiple internet sites for his dishonesty and trolling operations. A proven disrupter of other’s events. Ken Christianson was officially eliminated as a suspect by Larry Carr and Curtis Eng, case agents for NORJAK. End of discussion. Blavins lost.

      • Gypsy23 says:

        Interesting read at the DZ where Robert Blevins is now accusing Cooper researcher Cook of being a fictitious poster at the Mountain News. I know how to contact Cook and will show him Blevin’s accusations in publication. Of course, everyone knows that Robert Blevins has caused trouble for Bruce Smith, Eric Ulis, Dave at Shutter’s site, Jerry Warner, etc. I can smell a defamation lawsuit against Robert Blevins in the works.

  25. Marla says:

    So can I. But the real Grudge seems to be coming from Dan ‘Georger’ Cooper, someone who has been using aliases and multiple online entities in an effort to provide cover for Dr. Jerry Warner, an internet wonder who likes to wear bunched undies.
    Sometimes it’s hard to know whether the real psycho is the one who pushes a broom and writes fiction on the side, or the one who dabbles in community college physics but dreams of being an FBI agent one day, so he can wear a big badge. The guy who calls the broom pusher and hangs up late at night. The guy who threatens the town of Auburn. Dang,…………… buddy……you are a case.

    • Gypsy23 says:

      We got ahold of Cook today and told him that his name is being thrown around on various Cooper sites and that there have been some allegations. He seemed unconcerned. But he did deny the allegations and said that he no longer is involved in the Cooper case, and hasn’t been involved for years. He works full-time as an attorney and has moved on from Cooper. He knows about the ongoing war between Robert Blevins and Jerry ‘Georger’ Warner. Apparently, Warner came unglued with Blevins around April 25, 2016. (See News Updates at Shutter’s site). Cook said it’s been going on a long-time between those two. He also wishes everyone well, including Robert Blevins, who he has never met. Cook said his friend Skipp Porteous was one of the good guys. Finally, Cook said that he has little doubt that lots of turmoil continues on the internet over DB Cooper, primarily because no one has solved it. Not even Cook. But he is going to ask his friend Bruce Smith to discontinue comments section at the Mountain News so that the unpleasantries can stop.

      • Marla says:

        Thank you, Bruce, for allowing me to make one more comment after shutting down this comment section. I see where Robert Blevins is pushing his poop all around the DropZone site again. This guy is so full of himself, and lacks credentials of any kind. A big fraud mop pusher. His suspect has zero chance of being DB Cooper. The FBI told me this years ago. The FBI told me that it was my uncle who hijacked the plane. The FBI told me that Robert Blevins was an idiot and they laugh whenever his name comes up. Even Georger told me this, as well as Tom Kaye, and other smart folks at the Forum. Does Robert Blevins do anything for a living, or he just some deranged house husband who lives on the computer? What a pathetic nutcase.
        I’m so sorry for Gayla.

      • Marla says:

        Point of Order? Is this Robert Blevin’s new address system to gain a high-horse reputation at the DropZone? Point of Order is a term of art used by a committee chair while employing Robert’s Rules of Order. Now we have Blevin’s rules at the DZ? You people at the DZ are stupid to let a guy with barely a high school diploma run your DB Cooper site.

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