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Predictions for the election and Covid – the arrival of “Grampa Joe”

By Bruce A. Smith Here on the day before the official “Election Day” of November 3, I’d like to post my predictions for the 2020 Election: Biden will win the national count by 12 million, and take the presidency with … Continue reading

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DB Cooper – What if he didn’t jump?

By Bruce A. Smith No one actually saw DB Cooper leave the plane, so we do not know with absolute certainty that he parachuted away. Is it possible that DB Cooper didn’t jump? Did he crawl into a space above … Continue reading

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DB Cooper – An Introduction, from a nearly 50-year persective

By Bruce A. Smith On Wednesday, November 24, 1971, the day before Thanksgiving, a middle-aged man named Dan Cooper – but who was later to be known as DB Cooper – hijacked a Northwest Orient 727 airliner as it departed … Continue reading

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DB Cooper – Assessing the FBI’s investigation

By Bruce A. Smith The FBI is arguably the world’s best investigatory organization. So, why can’t they solve the DB Cooper case? I asked former SA Gary Tallis that question, and his reply surprised me: “Because they haven’t found a … Continue reading

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DB Cooper – Early Suspects, and the Cooper Vortex

By Bruce A. Smith Newly released FBI documents have shed new light on the early suspects in the DB Cooper case. Here are some of the latest findings: Besides the hundreds of confessions, there have been over a thousand suspects … Continue reading

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DB Cooper – Re-visiting Tina Mucklow, the primary witness to the skyjacking that has never been solved

By Bruce A. Smith The following is an excerpt from my forthcoming 3rd Edition of DB Cooper and the FBI – A Case Study of America’s Only Unsolved Skyjacking: Tina Mucklow is the most enigmatic figure in the DB Cooper … Continue reading

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DB Cooper – An Overview

By Bruce A. Smith From the 3rd Edition of DB Cooper and the FBI – A Case Study of America’s Only Unsolved Skyjacking, due to be published in early 2021. Overview On the day before Thanksgiving in 1971, DB Cooper … Continue reading

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DB Cooper – Citizen Sleuth Chief publishes break-through findings of new evidence on the Tina Bar money

By Bruce A. Smith Tom Kaye, the leader of the Citizen Sleuths, an investigatory group formed by FBI Special Agent Larry Carr in 2009, has made a major new discovery in the DB Cooper case. He has found specialized diatoms … Continue reading

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DB Cooper – Controversy continues concerning the flight path

By Bruce A. Smith Note: Recent postings at the DB Cooper Forum indicate that the flight path issue for DB Cooper is not resolved. As a result, I offer the following excerpt from my forthcoming edition of DB Cooper and … Continue reading

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DB Cooper – A retrospective on the development of the sketches

By Bruce A. Smith Note: The following is an excerpt from my upcoming 3rd Edition of DB Cooper and the FBI – A Case Study of America’s Only Unsolved Skyjacking Sketches of DB Cooper The first drawing of DB Cooper, … Continue reading

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