Category Archives: DB Cooper

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 … Continue reading

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Singing DB Cooper – An author’s lament recorded as Cooper World gets ready for the 48th Anniversary with CooperCon 2019

By Bruce A. Smith The 48th Anniversary of the DB Cooper’s iconic skyjacking is upon us, and many in Cooper World are preparing to celebrate by attending CooperCon 2019 next week. Cooperites will be gathering on Saturday, November 23 at … Continue reading

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DB Cooper Conference is gearing up to celebrate the 48th Anniversary – and to continue the investigation of America’s only unsolved skyjacking

By Bruce A. Smith Noted DB Cooper investigator and impresario, Eric Ulis, has announced that CooperCon 2019 will be held in Vancouver, Washington on November 22-24, at the Kiggins Theater. This year’s event extravaganza will be an expansion of the … Continue reading

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DB Cooper Boat Tours to Visit Tina Bar and PDX

By Bruce A. Smith AHOY, all DB Cooper enthusiasts! You will have a chance to sail on the Columbia River past the primary DB Cooper landmarks next Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30. This includes Tina Bar, where some of the … Continue reading

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Interview with a SAGE radar operator as investigations intensify in the DB Cooper Case

By Bruce A. Smith Concerns about the flight path abound in the DB Cooper case despite the 47-years since the iconic skyjacking occurred, and the closing the case in 2016 by the FBI due to a lack of any new … Continue reading

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DB Cooper – Cooperites celebrate the 47th Anniversary of the skyjacking with conference

By Bruce A. Smith The 47th Anniversary of the DB Cooper skyjacking was celebrated with a gathering of experts and aficionados to discuss the details of the case, and ponder new evidence and suspects.

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New DB Cooper podcast brings unique and refreshing perspectives to the NORJAK saga

By Bruce A. Smith Updated, October 26, 2018 A new, original podcast series on DB Cooper, titled, “The Cooper Vortex,” has just been released on the Internet. Produced by host Darren Schaefer and aided by his production assistant Russel Colbert, … Continue reading

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Security questions abound on how a plane was stolen from Sea-Tac airport

By Bruce A. Smith Serious security questions have arisen in the wake of a commercial airliner being stolen from Sea-Tac on Friday evening, August 10. Richard Russell, a “ground services employee” of Horizon Air,  entered the cockpit of a twin-engine … Continue reading

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DB Cooper investigation returns to an old suspect – Sheridan Peterson

Special to the Mountain News, from Eric Ulis. DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation Report to be published July 10 will point to 92-year old suspect

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DB Cooper and the flap over Walter R. Reca – an interview with publisher Vern Jones

By Bruce A. Smith Vern Jones and his Principia Media publishing company have just released a book that claims to identify the iconic skyjacker DB Cooper. DB Cooper and Me: A Criminal, a Spy, My Best Friend, is a memoir … Continue reading

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