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Zing  (D 6343)

Feb 22, 2007, 2:56 PM
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Don't worry about that, Jo. Lot of us here have been accused of being crazy, or worse. You keep digging, and we'll keep trying to help when and where we can.






BillyVance  (D 18895)

Feb 23, 2007, 10:05 PM
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In reply to:
SmileSeeking information regarding a Ray Griffin - not sure of the spelling - would probably be deceased now.

Unimpressed Is there anyway to find out if a Ray Griffin was ever listed as a skydiver?

You might try contacting USPA... http://www.uspa.org


wartload

Feb 27, 2007, 11:02 AM
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In reply to:
PICTURES - I HOPE:

1970 - A black and white made in Columbia, S.C. - showing he was in excellent physical condition.
Please NOTE his stance - this is very important.
NOTE: Also that the hair is grey in this poor quality picture.
(I believe he may have been jumping in that area under another name.

For what it's worth, Jo, I was jumping at various DZs in the Carolinas during that time period, and I can tell you that he would have really stood out as a "really old guy" at that point--from either photo. Most of the active skydivers were in their 20s, and the typical "old guy" was in their 30s. The POPS eligible jumpers (Parachutists Over Phorty Society) were few and far between ... and tended to be well known by everyone. They were a novelty, if you will, and most had great stories. If he was jumping in that area, at that time, someone's likely to remember him.


wartload

Feb 27, 2007, 11:46 AM
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Jo - I think that you need to eventually look at the pictures posted by 1969912 . Could the "chain thing" have actually been braided steel cable? How thick was the "chain" that you remember?

(Anyone else have shot-and-a-halfs come to mind?)








labrys  (D 29848)

Mar 22, 2007, 11:57 AM
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That's very interesting. Thanks for the updates




NickDG  (D 8904)

Mar 26, 2007, 6:31 PM
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Jo, I'm sure you've seen these, but for others following along, or new to it, here are the FBI files on the case . . .

There an interesting narrative by the guy who hoaxed he was D.B. Cooper. He told his story to newspaper reporter and got $30,000 for it.

http://foia.fbi.gov/foiaindex/dbcooper.htm

NickD Smile
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NickDG  (D 8904)

Mar 26, 2007, 8:43 PM
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Okay, first make sure you have the free Adobe Reader installed on your computer, you probably do, but if not you'll need it to read PDF files, you can get it here:

http://www.adobe.com/...robat/readstep2.html

Also these are rather large files so if you are on a slow internet connection it may seem the computer froze when it's really downloading the file.

Try this; Right click your mouse on the file name and in the box that pops up left click on "save target as" another file box will pop up (make a note of the file name and which directory it's being saved to) and click ok.

You should then see a box that lets you know the file is actually downloading. If you are on a slow connection, like a modem, and not high speed cable, go make a pot of coffee and clean the bathroom, when you come back it will be done.

If you are on a cable just give it more time. Also at the library there many be some type of blocking software in place.

NickD Smile
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GavTr0n  (D 29913)

Mar 30, 2007, 6:10 AM
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 well you have my attention.

Quote:






fallfast69

Apr 3, 2007, 8:39 AM
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In reply to:
someone out there who knows exactly what I am talking about...(clue) snapping a pine cone from its host over 100 yards away?

Sniper?






chuteless  (D 41)

Apr 10, 2007, 7:32 AM
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Say, does anyone out there have change for a wet $20. bill ????


lisamariewillbe  (A License)

Apr 10, 2007, 7:35 AM
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Say, does anyone out there have change for a wet $20. bill ??

Is that all thats left Shocked


chuteless  (D 41)

Apr 10, 2007, 7:55 AM
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ONE ( question) of many......




bozo  (D 10154)

Apr 16, 2007, 7:49 AM
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LaughIf the FBI has such evidence don't you think it would be in good conscience to share it with someone who has used up the prime of her life .

That statement right there sums up the sadness of this whole thread.


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