Category Archives: DB Cooper

CooperCon 2021 to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the DB Cooper Skyjacking in Grand Style

By Bruce A. Smith The 50th Anniversary of DB Cooper’s historic skyjacking will be celebrated November 19-21 – the weekend before Thanksgiving – in Vancouver, WA, promoter and preeminent researcher Eric Ulis announced last week. The event will be held … Continue reading

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DB Cooper – Assessing the FBI’s 45-Year Investigation, Redux

By Bruce A. Smith An excerpt from DB Cooper and the FBI – A Case Study of America’s Only Unsolved Skyjacking – 3rd Edition. The FBI is arguably the world’s best investigatory organization, but they couldn’t solve the DB Cooper … Continue reading

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DB Cooper versus the FBI – An essay from Cooper researcher and author Bill Rollins III

By William S. Rollins III, Guest Contributor In his book, DB Cooper and the FBI, author Bruce Smith talks about a controversial method of discovering past events, a practice called “Remote Viewing.” Bruce discusses his experiences with Remote Viewing, and … Continue reading

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DB Cooper – Parachute Conundrum Still Unresolved

By Bruce A. Smith Difficulties continue in determining what back chute was recovered by the FBI in Reno on the night of the DB Cooper skyjacking, and if it is a different parachute from the one returned to Norman Hayden, … Continue reading

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DB Cooper – The Fingerprint Conundrum

By Bruce A. Smith The fingerprints are perhaps the most convoluted issue in Norjak. To date there is no definitive statement from the FBI that declares how many fingerprints they have, what kinds of fingerprints in terms of palm prints, … 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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