If Lyle had said in a 2007 radio interview his brother WAS the hijacker, would you believe him? Would that convince you Kenny Christiansen was the hijacker? Of course not. The door swings both ways. Lyle didn't know whether or not his brother was the hijacker. So his opinion on it is worthless.
Lyle was watching a program on TV called Unsolved Mysteries regarding Cooper when he decided that his brother might be Cooper. He formed this opinion on that night watching that program. He did NOT attempt to contact the FBI, but instead wrote a letter to a movie producer. Supposedly she didn't get the letter and it ended up on Porteous's desk.
Robt, you cannot make that go away. Porteous had already shared his information with Gray who wrote an article before any investigation could be done. I do not remember the sequence - perhaps Porteous contacted the FBI - since I knew and had spoke with the individuals involved I felt NO threat and continued as usual - regarding Weber.
What I do find WRONG about the complete scenario is that Lyle contacted a movie producer 1st and NOT the FBI! He was "watching a Unsolved Mysteries program about Cooper" (THESE ARE LYLE'S WORDS)"and decide his brother could be Cooper". He knew little about his own brother and the Cooper case.... he "just thought it would make a good story".
After Gray does the article the man just went along for the ride not realizing he could taint the story for any REAL Cooper suspects.
In so far as Geestman goes it is very much the same scenario that played out with Lyle. These old geezers were playing around with this - and it just got out of hand.
When journalist and writers start contacting them - they had to save face. I appreciate how Geestman stood down. He tried to let the others know the position they were putting themselves in - but, they were already dealing with "their" celebrity status.
This is where I differ from the other individuals who have come forward - 1st thing I did was CALL the FBI. I am sure the person I talked to remembers the conversation. Wanted to know if I was drinking or taking drugs - prescription or non prescription! Yes, I did have 2 glasses of wine, but only after I contacted the FBI with that first phone call. Then several pages over into the book - I am calling them again - it was ALL there. This was my awakening - Duane had told me - he was Dan Cooooper, 14 months before I ever picked up that damn book and by page 13 or 14 was on the phone to the FBI.
My first gut reaction was to call the FBI - not a publisher or movie producer!
If my information is accurate Marla was already working on a book BEFORE she contact a law enforcement agent!
If all of the above is correct - why was their re-action NOT the same as mine? I am sure the FBI made a tape of those conversations - anyone who would listen to them would know there was a very distraught woman on the other end and not some person looking for a book, movie or attention. What I had just realize about my deceased husband defied all that I stood for - You Do the Crime - You Do the Time!
Because what I told the FBI was NOT fabricated or being done for profit or because it might make a good story - it was a NATURAL response for me to pick-up the phone and call the FBI. I knew nothing about Cooper except what I was reading in that book.
I didn't even wait to get past the first few pages. The FBI put me down, but I continued to read - and then was BACK on the phone - pleading with them to listen to what I was saying! Everything I knew about Duane suddenly made sense!
Duane had been dead for 14 months, I had just started a new career and I was being sought out by eligible men in our area. I was never a person to seek fame or position - I was just happy being loved and being a good wife....I had the house and his insurance - so I was not doing without anything. My life was looking good and I was still young.
Damn Duane - Damn HIM! I loved him and will always remember his touch and his smile and how he knew just how to handle my temper - but his confession stole the next 17 yrs of my life fighting to finish his story and for others to see that bad can be good.
Jo WEBER did NOT approach this thing the way other did - she let her heart lead her and she let her memories guide her. For that I have spent 17 ys in a prison called HELL!
He was my husband of 17 yrs - how can I walk away form it - he was telling me the truths and then with the other storys I would learn about WEBER, I felt humiliated and that my life had fallen and I had failed him and angry at him for NOT giving me a heads up before he died or was too sick to tell me. I just did NOT know how to appoarch my feelings- I didn't really want to know!
I KEPT THINKING IT WOULD JUST GO ALWAY AND I WOULD GET A PHONE CALL TELLING ME THERE WAS NO WAY - BUT THAT PHONE CALL NEVER ARRIVED.
Weber was placed right there and was as a prime suspect. Dan Cooper was the only real SKY Jacker. He made that just because they needed money and all those yr there were outstand warrents for Webber in other placel
DAMN DUANE - why DID HE HAVE TO TELL ME he was Cooper.? Why didnt he just keep his damn Cooper and let if be.
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