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The Navy NB 6 and the very similar NB 8 rigs have an unusual chest strap arrangement that is puzzling to a newbie. Instead of a lateral strap there are two harness webbing V shaped pieces that fasten together at their apexes mid chest. The first time I saw an NB 6 I had a hard time figuring out how to put it on and get the chest strap fastened. It's not intuitive.

We can argue about the packing card rumor but it seems undisputed that Cooper was able to put on the Navy NB rig without instructions or problems. To me that says he knew something about parachute rigs.

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Cooper packed rigs - & he KNEW how to use them. HOW many times have I told the story - I have lost track. The FBI just did NOT look in the right places. Hopefully someone is doing that now!

I can't prove it, but I saw the pictures & I heard the words when he told me about those pictures - picture made at camp w/bunk bed and a rigging room and some guys he knew. I have been dissed on this for 17 yrs - NO one heard me and NO one cared.

Duane run into one of these guy here in Fl and asked about the GUYS he took most of the conversation out of my hearing range...the man at the Flea Market was at that camp. This is when the story about The Bossman and the surprise was told. I thought this man's name was Lloyd of Floyd - he was tall and lean and he was about Duane's age and they were talking about WA.

Duane even asked about a couple of the guys - I had NO idea what they were talking about...I told Himmelsbach and the FBI about this and the thread, but NO ONE heard me.

He packed the fricking rigs and he knew how to use one. The guy NO one remembers.

I have to go to bed - a man I tried to find and could not remember his name - he was a tall and lean guy who knew Duane from WA and they talked about a camp - I assumed a logging camp. They talked about the Boss Man and the surprise the created.

Stupid FBI and 18 yrs of my telling them where to look and they look right thru it as though it never existed!
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Cooper packed rigs - and he KNEW how to use them.



Big difference between being a packer and being a jumper Jo.

My Mom packed chutes during WW2. She didn't have the slightest idea how to use one.

What evidence do you have that Duane ever jumped?

Dim memories of recalled conversations about camps and packing rooms don't suffice.

Proof is what is needed. Poof is what you deliver.

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377: Do you know the history of the NB6/8 and what was the predecessor to it? I would also like you to take a look at THIS and see what you think. (Edit: I put in a request to an expert in military parachutes, by email.)

Sheridan Peterson Update: He's on Facebook. You can tell it's him because he's using his book cover as his profile picture. Also the posts. His last posting there was two months ago on February 14th - Valentines Day.

I just sent him a detailed message offering to make his book available for the Amazon Kindle for free. I told him we had similar views on civil rights and unnecessary wars, and a few other things, gave him all my contact information, etc. We will see if he responds.

Skyjack71 says in part:

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'I maintain he put money in the dummy reserve pack! I even asked how much of the cash he could have gotten into it. The dummy pack was GONG! (gone)'



There was a partial chute inside the trainer, I'll assume. If so, then what happened to the nylon? He would have to remove it somehow. Not on plane, assumes that it was tossed out. This is an item that would probably have been found by searchers?


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BUT... are you convinced Hayden's chute(s) and DB's chute used are one-and-the-same? Same basic configuration? Yes or no?



Yes or no? From a lawyer? On the one hand maybe, on the other hand it depends...

OK, I'll put on my engineer hat. YES.

I believe Cooper jumped with an NB rig. Ripcord handle location is subject to dispute but it's still a basic NB 6 or NB 8 rig with a high speed military canopy either a 28 foot C 9 or a Navy 26 foot conical. Definitely the right rig for the jump in my opinion.

377



I will accept that. We're on the same page.

Also agree with your sentiments on the handle ....

Now let's see what the future brings.

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WHO made this statement:
It has NOT been referenced in the official record:


[BLUE]"The next reference to Cooper's preparations or chutes comes at
roughly 7:42pm pst when Tina (now in the cockpit) reports she
'saw Cooper open one chute and began trying to dump money
into the container, then Cooper began cutting cords from the
chute, and is tying parachute cord around his waste apparently
in an attempt to secure the parachute container full of money
around his waste'." She says 'he looks likes he's going to jump
soon...'. Scott accordingly reports on the radio ' ... looks like
he's getting ready to leave...[/BLUE]

Where in the hell did this fricking information come from? IS IT IN THE TRANSCRIPTS or is this something ONE OF
THE BOOK writers conjured up.

I maintain he put money in the dummy reserve pack! I even asked how much of the cash he could have gotten into it. The dummy pack was GONG!

So he had on a front and a back chute and used the dummy - just like the man in the picture Duane showed me. The picture I often use as my Avatar!

Didn't someone provide him with a container - one like the co-pilot and I described? Where did this accounting come from you are quoting...or are you making it up or was it just a theory on a certain agents part - such as Ckret?



This frickin information came the hell from the PI
Transcripts at 7:42 confirmed by later testimony of the crew.
It was Tina's first frickin opportunity the hell to tell the
frickin the hell crew what she had frickin the hell
witnessed .... Cooper has told her to frickin the hell go
forward; she is now in the frickin the hell cockpit with the
frickin the hell crew.... OK Frickin The hell?

Quote:

7:42 pm
305: MSP FLT OPS this is 305 outbound Seattle 14 miles
(out) on V23. Seattle he is already trying to get the door down.
Stewardess (Mucklow) is with us (in cockpit). He cannot get the
stairs down.
305: We now have an aft stair lite on.
MSP: Roger.305.


This is followed by:

7:54 pm
MSP: As soon as reasonably sure the man has left the quicker you can land.
305: Roger. Miss Mucklow said he apparently has the knapsack around him and thinks he will attempt a jump.
MSP: Roger. After leaving this freq go to 131.8 we have direct phone patch There
305: Roger.


This is followed by:

(7:55pm pst) NWA - MSPFO asked for stewardess best recollection of exact content of HJ briefcase. She got on radio and gave the following basic information:
_ Eight red sticks, about 6” x1” in left corner of brief case. “Look like big red firecrackers.” Two rows of sticks. Four on top of four.
_ Wire attached to dynamite with red insulation.
_ Battery “like flashlight battery but about 6” high and as big around as my arm”.
_ Red sticks are about the color “of my uniform”.


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377: Do you know the history of the NB6/8 and what was the predecessor to it?



NB6 goes back to early 1950s at least. Don't know what preceded it.

http://www.butlerparachutes.com/pia99.htm

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Military Surplus Parachutes

Prior to about 1968, most pilots in civilian aircraft in the United States (and much of the rest of the world) used surplus military parachutes in their aircraft. The common harness/container models in use were the USAF B-4/B-12 and the USN NB-6/NB-8 backpacks as well as several variants of military seatpack parachutes. The most common canopies were the 28’ personnel canopy (the C-9) used in all Air Force and most Navy parachutes, the 26’ Navy conical used in the NB-6, and the 24’ (T10A) canopy used as reserve for the Army troop parachutes. The common factors in all of these various models are that they are heavy, bulky and uncomfortable. Although there are still a great number of surplus military parachute systems in use, only a small number of these items are still available as new surplus and they have largely been supplanted by newer technology products (which will be discussed below) in sales of new equipment.



So it's possible that a non military person would be familiar with an NB6 rig, such as a civilian acrobatic pilot. Norman provides an example

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***G asked

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BUT... are you convinced Hayden's chute(s) and DB's chute used are one-and-the-same? Same basic configuration? Yes or no?



Yes or no? From a lawyer? On the one hand maybe, on the other hand it depends...

OK, I'll put on my engineer hat. YES.

I believe Cooper jumped with an NB rig. Ripcord handle location is subject to dispute but it's still a basic NB 6 or NB 8 rig with a high speed military canopy either a 28 foot C 9 or a Navy 26 foot conical. Definitely the right rig for the jump in my opinion.

377



I will accept that. We're on the same page.

Also agree with your sentiments on the handle ....

Now let's see what the future brings.

The FBI doc on the Hayden chutes is attached. I copied over the original from the Seattle FBI files and made it more readable by re-typing in Word and converting to a PDF.


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377 You say: " Anyway I am very glad his health is improving. Too bad I cant have a dialog with him. I'd love to hear his opinion about Norjack and Cooper. I'd also like to know why he thinks the FBI even bothered asking a blue eyed man for a DNA sample to rule him out as Cooper? Think about it, that is quite odd. His eye color alone should have ruled him out but the FBI apparently didnt agree. "

I say: " The FBI knows that eye color can be changed from blue to brown by cosmetic brown contact lens and Cooper spent special time showing two Flight Attendants his eyes before putting on the sunglasses for the remainder of the flight. Height is one detail that is hard to change, but Sheridan Peterson was 6 ft tall and just a perfect fit on height. He also fit most of the other details about Cooper including olive skin color."

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After I first spoke to Himmelsbach in 1996 and mentioned the vehicle found at the airport after the crime - he put me in touch with Sheridan. Mr H felt Sheridan was the best person to answer my questions about this.

Two guys at Issaquah worked with a group of men with a company out of the S.E. in regards to a contest the Company sponsored. (At that time Sheridan could NOT remember if it was the winner or the looser who had to jump out of plane).

The two guys thought Cooper was one the guys they took up. Sheridan turned all of the records over to the FBI regarding this event. Even Sheridan did NOT know the out come! The event happened before the 1971 SkyJack! Was in the late 60's 1968 or 1969...if my memory serves me right without going to my notes.



Jo,

Did Himmelsbach give you Sheridan's contact info?

What is the connection between a rental car abandoned at the airport immediately after Norjack and a skydiving contest in the 1960s? Was the company that had employees in the 1960s contest the same one that rented the car in 1971? If that is true, only the FBI would know it intially. How would anyone make the connection to a 1960s skydiving contest?

Did Sheridan tell you that he turned over Issaquah skydiving records to the FBI or did Himmelsbach tell you that?

Did Sheridan know anything about Duane?

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The FBI knows that eye color can be changed from blue to brown by cosmetic brown contact lens



Many sources say the first commercially available colored contact lenses debuted in the 1980s. Soft contacts were introduced in 1971 but colored ones didnt show up in the market until the 1980s.

I've tried to find proof that colored hard contact lenses were available in 1971 but havent found anything definitive. Douglas Durham, an AIM infiltrator and FBI informant, was rumored to have used brown contact lenses in the 1970s to conceal his blue eyes and look like a Native American, but I cant find convincing proof or exact dates: http://www.dickshovel.com/dur.html

Can anyone prove that brown colored contact lenses were available in 1971? I hope Snowman and other sleuths will take the challenge.

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The FBI knows that eye color can be changed from blue to brown by cosmetic brown contact lens



Many sources say the first commercially available colored contact lenses debuted in the 1980s. Soft contacts were introduced in 1971 but colored ones didnt show up in the market until the 1980s.

I've tried to find proof that colored hard contact lenses were available in 1971 but havent found anything definitive. Douglas Durham, an AIM infiltrator and FBI informant, was rumored to have used brown contact lenses in the 1970s to conceal his blue eyes and look like a Native American, but I cant find convincing proof or exact dates: http://www.dickshovel.com/dur.html

Can anyone prove that brown colored contact lenses were available in 1971? I hope Snowman and other sleuths will take the challenge.

377



I found Sheridan's Google+ .....look at his "story". ;)
https://plus.google.com/114596102747766314935/about
Melvin Luther Wilson - Missing Person since September 1971:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03QLnFvk8Fs

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In researching contact lens history I found out that one of the largest mfrs of contact lenses is CooperVision.

Their corp motto? "LIVE BRIGHTLY"

Still cant find solid evidence of brown contact lenses being available in 1971.

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Snow graciously pointed out that he answered the contact lens question ages ago (2009) on this forum:

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Softlens ad: 1971, says: "in color too" [In reply to] Quote | Reply

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Display Ad 468 -- No Title
Pay-Per-View - Los Angeles Times - ProQuest Archiver - Sep 26, 1971
Plus New "SOFLENS" CONTACT LENSES (Poolymcon). IK)UV 0NEaTOLTD COVED. T F2. OLD STYLE CONTACTS REF.aTED . . . and in color too change the color of your eyes from Brown to Blue... ...


(This post was edited by snowmman on Aug 25, 2009, 12:03 PM)



So Sailshaw, yes, it was possible to change eye color with contacts in 1971.

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Snow graciously pointed out that he answered the contact lens question ages ago (2009) on this forum:

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Softlens ad: 1971, says: "in color too" [In reply to] Quote | Reply

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Display Ad 468 -- No Title
Pay-Per-View - Los Angeles Times - ProQuest Archiver - Sep 26, 1971
Plus New "SOFLENS" CONTACT LENSES (Poolymcon). IK)UV 0NEaTOLTD COVED. T F2. OLD STYLE CONTACTS REF.aTED . . . and in color too change the color of your eyes from Brown to Blue... ...


(This post was edited by snowmman on Aug 25, 2009, 12:03 PM)



So Sailshaw, yes, it was possible to change eye color with contacts in 1971.

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Any physical effects/ramifications from bailing in Cooper's config
with 1971 (glass?) contacts on? No visor or goggles.. would he
take them out to bail? Vision issues with dark contacts in ?

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Here is wild speculation clearly labeled as such, which is rare here. I have zero evidence that links Sheridan to Norjack.

Speculative fiction:

Sheridan puts on brown contacts before ticketing and boarding and makes sure his eye color is noticed by Tina. He later goes to the restroom to remove them for the jump, drops one and can't find it. Remember those episodes before the days of disposable contacts with people on their knees looking for a lost lens?

Sheridan knows if the FBI finds the lens they will figure out the brown eye color was a disguise. He looks and looks, taking a long time but can't find it. Finally he figures it went down the drain and gives up the search. Or he does find it. Either way it takes a long time. He wears dark glasses to conceal his now blue eyes.

Everyone who saw him up close will say correctly that his eyes were brown. So no need for an elaboarate disguise. The eye color is all he needs. Even if he is fingered as a suspect his eyes are the wrong color.

Someone in the FBI thinks Sheridan is just too good a suspect and ignores the eye color issue. He doesn't believe the Nepal Mud Hut alibi either. He assigns some field agents to get a DNA sample as he has been told that the FBI has a good sample from Cooper that can rule out suspects.

They succeed but the sample doesnt match. Sheridan is exonerated and of no further interest to the FBI or DOJ.

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377. I have the proof you seek about colored contacts. Jim Erickson the owner of Erickson Labs says they were available way before 1971 and started as a way to make contacts easy to find. However, they were used in 1971 and before by people in the movies and on stage. Jim is a member of my Yacht Club and would take any questions you might have about contacts.

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The next reference to Cooper's preparations or chutes comes at
roughly 7:42pm pst when Tina (now in the cockpit) reports she
'saw Cooper open one chute and began trying to dump money
into the container, then Cooper began cutting cords from the
chute, and is tying parachute cord around his waste apparently
in an attempt to secure the parachute container full of money
around his waste'..



Georger this is the statement and what is highlighted above. The part about DUMPING money in the container. I never read this in any transcript but something I suggested so I want to know WHO in the FBI or in WHAT transcript this was said
"SAW Cooper open one chute and began trying to dump money into the container"

IF this was indeed TRUE why do they even question what happened to the Dummy? Think!

This sounds like something Ckret invented when he posted...he would use things I said and then try to put them in the Cooper story....What an AGENT says needs to be supported by filmed or written or material from a witness.

If the statement I question is actually IN the TRANSCRIPTS - what is all the commotion about a missing front pack?

You guys just continue to create myths or someone in the FBI withheld information....Jo has been saying for year he used the Dummy for the money or to put the satchel they provided him in it. NOTE I said "satchel" as an individual ON that plane actually told me about the satchel with a shoulder strap.
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I know where Sheridan lives in Santa Rosa...but I have never contacted him except through Facebook messaging. I'm not going to make that information public on a forum, of course.

Hmm. I'm trying to figure out a way to announce something without Cooper Nuts taking the crazy route on me...

Most of you are just fine. Frankly, a few of you cannot be trusted.

Got a phone call today. Someone still heavily associated with NWA (yes, I know the airline no longer exists) talked to me for about an hour on the phone. Result: This person is flying out from Minnesota to meet me and see the KC slideshow in August. This person is also interested in seeing the screenplay on Kenny's life, and I can't blame them since NWA will be a major part of it. I can't tell you any more than that right now, although later I will.

This person received my standard warning on Cooperland and a link to the three-part article on the same subject. I just HATE having to issue Miranda warnings on Cooper to perfectly nice people, but after receiving occasional emails from helpful folk: (i.e. 'Hi Robert, I just thought you should see what someone sent my email about you...' ) and all those nasty comments...let's see...about SIX HUNDRED OF THEM at one time on two articles...trust is hard to come by in Cooperland.

In the meantime, although this person has seen the Blast book, they hadn't seen the KC report, so I sent that on. I also sent the famous 25-year letter Kenny got on the day the statute of limitations was due to expire. They should get a laugh out of that one. I certainly did. I'll attach it again in case some of you haven't seen it. And since they live in Minnesota, I put them onto the location of the NWA Cooper files held by the Minnesota State Historical Society.


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377. I have the proof you seek about colored contacts. Jim Erickson the owner of Erickson Labs says they were available way before 1971 and started as a way to make contacts easy to find. However, they were used in 1971 and before by people in the movies and on stage. Jim is a member of my Yacht Club and would take any questions you might have about contacts.

Bob Sailshaw
sailshaw@aol.com




Sailshaw this was discussed in much detail with written information in the past. NOW you are taking the word of a man in your Yacht Club! Why don't U ASK THIS man to PRODUCE written verification of what he claimed.

Tell him U need WRITTEN and documented information on the dates the products -became available outside of Hollywood. Basically but unafforable to the general public.

Also JUMPING with contacts on would have been very dangerous - if you wore Hard Contacts in 1971. One would hardly consider sky jumping with them! In 1983 I left my contacts in one night and woke up unable to see clearly - had to go to the ER in Atlanta. I have NOT been able to wear contacts since. They have come a long way since then
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You know, I keep reading about this contact lens stuff and Sheridan. Okay, I can see where that is possible.

So why do people have such a tough time believing that the hijacker may have worn a toupee? Bill Mitchell just testified to Washington State History Museum last year that he thought Cooper could have been wearing one. And there are at least three witnesses who have testified that Kenny owned a toupee, and two of them have said he never wore it again after the date of the hijacking. People laughed at that, but this is much more plausible than contact lenses. And is supported to a degree by witnesses.

How many people actually testified that Cooper's eyes were brown? I thought it was only one...Flo Schaffner. You can correct that if you wish, because truthfully I don't know, but I heard it was only Schaffner. Dark sunglasses on top of contacts? Sounds a bit much. Sunglasses for a disguise? Much more likely.


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Jo wrote:

After I first spoke to Himmelsbach in 1996 and mentioned the vehicle found at the airport after the crime - he put me in touch with Sheridan. Mr H felt Sheridan was the best person to answer my questions about this.

Two guys at Issaquah worked with a group of men with a company out of the S.E. in regards to a contest the Company sponsored. (At that time Sheridan could NOT remember if it was the winner or the looser who had to jump out of plane).

The two guys thought Cooper was one the guys they took up. Sheridan turned all of the records over to the FBI regarding this event. Even Sheridan did NOT know the out come! The event happened before the 1971 SkyJack! Was in the late 60's 1968 or 1969...if my memory serves me right without going to my notes.

377 asked:

Did Himmelsbach give you Sheridan's contact info?

What is the connection between a rental car abandoned at the airport immediately after Norjack and a skydiving contest in the 1960s? Was the company that had employees in the 1960s contest the same one that rented the car in 1971? If that is true, only the FBI would know it intially. How would anyone make the connection to a 1960s skydiving contest?

Did Sheridan tell you that he turned over Issaquah skydiving records to the FBI or did Himmelsbach tell you that?

Did Sheridan know anything about Duane?


Jo Replies for the LAST time:

When I contacted Sheridan the first time - I was told to contact him by Himmelsbach. Do not remember if Mr. H provide the phone number, but he did tell me the name of the Skydiving Club in Issaquah and that I needed to talk to Sheridan - as he would know more about it than he did.

It was my enquiry to Mr. H about the vehicle that was reported at a location near the airport...that prompted Mr. H to tell me to contact Richard Petersen.

Mr. H told me Sheridan would be able to answer my questions about that and Sheridan did indeed answer my questions. I would have one more conversation with Sheridan while he was still in that area.

The car rental being from a company out of the SE and 2 of the jumpers at Issaquah who had claimed one of the guys they took up (for a company out of the SE for a contest) looked like Cooper....this is what spurred my contact with Sheridan.

Sheridan did volunteer the records & provided the FBI with the records he had. Just from MY memory - I am under the impression the FBI never discussed the results with him or the others.

I made NO comment in my note book.

The FBI did talk to the 2 guys who took the group up.

Sheridan simply provided the records to the FBI & he did not see the GUYS. If I remember correctly it was the media reports of a car being left near the Airport area by a company out of the SE...that caused these 2 jumper to believe that one of the group they took up could have been Cooper....but, I truely do NOT remember the details of that conversation - just my notes. The reports of the car left near the airport was in the media & in Himmelsbachs book if my memory serves me.

Sheridan was extremely polite to me and frankly - I wanted to meet the man and still do. I thought from his picture he was a handsome devil.

He severed any communication after this thread started pestering him...and he was truely not doing well at that time.

All of the research on my first contacts are in my phone bills and in notes in a couple of spiral note books I kept and in my planner.

Hope I answered all of your question and that they agree with any information provided by Sheridan.

I know THE FBI never revealed publically the name of the Company out of the SE other than to state it was a legitimate business. We have to SUPPOSE the FBI did their usual & sent agents from the location of the company - who didn't even know the right questions to ask.

I WILL say this much - Duane was working with a company at that time out of Georgia who sold insurance to FBI, Tower control, pilots, skyjumpers and other - specialized in high risk individuals.....they considered themselves a Government Employee provider!!!!!!!!!!!! Shorty afterward the company changed its name for some reason.

THIS Is where the FBI dropped the BALL - they never released the name of the company & they NEVER answered my question if this company was the one that rented the car.

When I made enquiries about the man who had that company - I was told he was a dangerous man and connected to the Mafia in Chicago. The owner of that company was the same man Duane delivered a package to that was NOT a package - but had to be in his inside jacket pocket in 1982....something provided at a meeting in ATL with a large company we did NOT work for.

Duane was supposedly a special guest for one night. The meeting at which I took the picture of ONE man who had known Duane for yrs, but didn't want his picture made until Duane assured him it was only for our personal album.

WHAT I WANT TO KNOW FROM THE FBI IS WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE COMPANY WHO RENTED THE CAR. WAS IT THE NAME OF A COMPANY THAT DUANE WAS KNOWN TO BE CONNECTED TO OR INDIVIDUALS HE WAS KNOWN TO BE CONNECTED TO.

I think it WAS, but the FBI agents just said it was ruled out at that time and NOT one agent would LOOK up the name of that COMPANY to see if it MATCHED the name of any company or the name on any of the FALSE stuff in Weber's resume.

I requested this from 3 agents over the yrs....finally just gave up. One of them was CKRET!

Like I have said - the FBI did NOT do its JOB! Name the company or ask some of Duane's old friends if they ever heard of that company... Ray and Bill are 2 first names. IT is TIME the FBI named the company - it is NO longer in business & most of the people connected to it are deceased.

The name of a company investigated yrs ago that is now defunt - WHAT's THE BIG SECRET! By the way it was connected to the UNIONS and POWERFUL individuals of the time. It was during all of this that my life was threatened and the FBI ignored me.

Remember what one of the men told me and another one was NOT as drastic, but I was told to LET IT GO!

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Right now I do NOT remember the exact phrase - but, it has been quoted many times over the yrs by Jo Weber.

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After I first spoke to Himmelsbach in 1996 and mentioned the vehicle found at the airport after the crime - he put me in touch with Sheridan. Mr H felt Sheridan was the best person to answer my questions about this.

Two guys at Issaquah worked with a group of men with a company out of the S.E. in regards to a contest the Company sponsored. (At that time Sheridan could NOT remember if it was the winner or the looser who had to jump out of plane).

The two guys thought Cooper was one the guys they took up. Sheridan turned all of the records over to the FBI regarding this event. Even Sheridan did NOT know the out come! The event happened before the 1971 SkyJack! Was in the late 60's 1968 or 1969...if my memory serves me right without going to my notes.



Jo,

Did Himmelsbach give you Sheridan's contact info?

What is the connection between a rental car abandoned at the airport immediately after Norjack and a skydiving contest in the 1960s? Was the company that had employees in the 1960s contest the same one that rented the car in 1971? If that is true, only the FBI would know it intially. How would anyone make the connection to a 1960s skydiving contest?

Did Sheridan tell you that he turned over Issaquah skydiving records to the FBI or did Himmelsbach tell you that?

Did Sheridan know anything about Duane?

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When I contacted Sheridan the first time - I was told to contact him by Himmelsbach. Do not remember if Mr. H provide the phone number, but he did tell me the name of the Skydiving Club in Issaquah and that I needed to talk to Sheridan - as he would know more about it than he did.

It was my enquiry to Mr. H about the vehicle that was reported at a location near the airport...that prompted Mr. H to tell me to contact Richard Petersen.

Mr. H told me Sheridan would be able to answer my questions about that and Sheridan did indeed answer my questions. I would have one more conversation with Sheridan while he was still in that area.

The car rental being from a company out of the SE and 2 of the jumpers at Issaquah who had claimed one of the guys they took up (for a company out of the SE for a contest) looked like Cooper....this is what spurred my contact with Sheridan.

Sheridan did volunteer the records & provided the FBI with he had. Just from MY memory - I am under the impression the FBI never discussed the results with him or the others.

If I remember correctly from the conversation the FBI did talk to the 2 guys.

Sheridan simply provided the records to the FBI & he did not see the GUYS the 2 took up. If I remember correctly it was the media reports of a car being left near the Airport area by a company out of the SE...that caused these 2 jumper to believe that one of the group they took up could have been Cooper....but, I truely do NOT remember the details of that conversation - just my notes.

Sheridan was extremely polite to me and frankly - I wanted to meet the man and still do.

He severed any communication after this thread started pestering him...and he was truely not doing well at that time.

All of the research on the first contacts are in my phone bills and in notes in a couple of spiral note books I kept and in my planner.

Hope I answered all of your question and that they agree with any information provided by Sheridan.

It was my enquiry to Mr. H about the vehicle that was reported at a location near the airport...that prompted Mr. H to tell me to contact Richard Petersen.

Why were you contacting an FBI agent about some car
allegedly parked near the Portland airport on the day of the
Cooper hijacking? How did you even learn of this 'car'?

Who were you investing for?

What was your interest in this obscure matter!?

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When I contacted Sheridan the first time - I was told to contact him by Himmelsbach. Do not remember if Mr. H provide the phone number, but he did tell me the name of the Skydiving Club in Issaquah and that I needed to talk to Sheridan - as he would know more about it than he did.



What year was this Jo? When did you have your first call with Sheridan? I don't need exact date. Year will suffice.

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When I contacted Sheridan the first time - I was told to contact him by Himmelsbach. Do not remember if Mr. H provide the phone number, but he did tell me the name of the Skydiving Club in Issaquah and that I needed to talk to Sheridan - as he would know more about it than he did.



What year was this Jo? When did you have your first call with Sheridan? I don't need exact date. Year will suffice.

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and WHY is she calling at all!?

What is her interest in this matter!?

I mean isn;t this just a bit strange!? Plain bizzare?

One person claiming to be Cooper calls another who people
suspect of being Cooper and they have a chat! A chat about
some car parked at PDX by two other guys - one of who might
be Cooper or who delivered yet another, who might be Cooper?

Beam me up Scotty! WILL THE REAL COOPER PSE STAND UP!

How many Coopers can stand on the head of a pin and call each
other and have a nice chat ... about the weather?

Why is one Cooper calling another Cooper - at all! To rat the
other Cooper out? To exchange recipes? ......................

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Hello Fadduh
Here I am at
Camp Grenada!

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It was my enquiry to Mr. H about the vehicle that was reported at a location near the airport...that prompted Mr. H to tell me to contact Richard Petersen.

Why were you contacting an FBI agent about some car allegedly parked near the Portland airport on the day of the
Cooper hijacking? How did you even learn of this 'car'?

Who were you investing for?

What was your interest in this obscure matter!?



[:/]Excuse ME - Mr JW!

WHY should I not enquire?

Duane Weber told me about it in 1979 and pointed out the place the car was left.

It was in Mr. H's book & in the media of the day. There was NO alledgedly to this - there WAS a car left at a storage unit near the Airport

Duane Weber worked for companies out of the S.E. and the S.W. for 2 very politically and union connected individuals!

TOO late too HANDLE me ...just concentrate on how to handle the consequences.
Copyright 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 2013, 2014, 2015 by Jo Weber

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