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  1. Valid point. If she’s got legit info then best to get it in front of someone like yourself or 377. I figured Robert can tell her pretty quickly if a suspect is close to legit though, as could a number of us. I’m skeptical of new info, but then again that’s how you break into the case.
  2. There are a few of us on Dropzone who are serious about the case, but most people are over at the DB Cooper Forum. I'd recommend you get on the DB Cooper thread and private message Robert Blevins with your info. I'll take a look at it too if you want. Heads up, most of us have seen hundreds of suspects through the years, so someone coming forward with info does not usually get any of the veterans excited. However, the case is still unsolved, so you never know.
  3. The FBI followed up on a couple of the jump cards, maybe 8 or so. Those 302s are somewhere, I’d have to check my notes. They interviewed a few people. Max Gunther writes a section in his book that is so close to what is in the 302s, that he either had contacts at Elsinore, in the FBI, or he was talking to DB Cooper or someone who had inside info about Elsinore.
  4. Flyjack. There is some info going around about the sketches. Any input on that?
  5. Robert. I can see how it is possible that the John Doe warrant caused the money to show up at Tina Bar. But, that assumes that Cooper would have been free and clear after the statute of limitations was done. I don’t think he would have been free. The IRS could still get him, state police, other federal agencies, etc. Granted keeping the FBI investigation open definitely kept the heat on. Cooper would have had to come back and plant the money. That’s a big risk. Or throw it in the river, then hope someone found it. There are so many assumptions here. No one really knows. I’ve made the comment before that 10,000 bills left that plane, yet we get all wrapped up in the 300 that showed up on Tina Bar. We should be focused just as much on the other 9700. I really liked the concept that EU started with trying to find a $20. I think that still has some potential. 97 percent of the bills are still out there somewhere. Maybe ashes, but still.
  6. Robert: You're purposely trying to stir the pot. The case has lulls. There is a lot going on in the country right now, and people are focused on many things. Just a couple of weeks ago there was a YouTube video on DB Cooper that has close to 3 million views. The hits on Wikipedia for DB Cooper are higher than even before COVID. There will be new topics or discussion on current topics. This is not the world vs The Cooper Forum or vs Bruce Smith's Mountain News.
  7. Letters fake. Ha ha ha fake. Money plant theory highly unlikely. Just because we don’t know how the money got there does not mean it was planted. Good to see you have some ideas. Keep the thoughts coming.
  8. This is a very interesting approach that I have not seen before. It goes to show that having many ideas and perspectives can be a good thing. The reality is that most of the crew interaction would have been seeing Cooper from the side or above, yet the only drawings we have are from the front. A side view might have been helpful. Here is McCoy for reference showing how different a side and front view are. Good out of the box thinking.
  9. Good info Flyjack. There is also info in the latest documents about comparing fingerprints to suspects. One note in the middle of a page says “This guy is a nut” referring to someone who contacted the FBI. That gave me a laugh. These files are from the 1980s. I wonder if any of the agents on there are still alive.
  10. Fly. Any idea what happened to the chute after? Maybe someone who lived there at the time took it home.
  11. Regardless of who wrote the letter, the so called “codes” saying it’s Rackstraw are a bunch of BS. If I had to make a guess the numbers on the lower left next to the newspapers are the only codes on there, and those are for the perp to communicate with the newspaper or government or vice versa. They could publish the letter and cut off the bottom part and then when someone wanted to have follow on communication, they would have a series of numbers to reference so the newspaper or the FBI knew they were talking to the same guy who wrote the letter. If it was Cooper, then I’d bet he’s lying about the toupee and putty.
  12. Robert. From my perspective this $25,000 Reward is a great idea. There are many possibilities here. This is good for the DB Cooper case.
  13. When did I say he jumped near Ariel? I don't think he jumped near Ariel. I believe he jumped between Battle Ground and Orchards. Coincidentally this is very flat terrain too. The evidence/information I use are the flight transcripts and the FBI map. Again, there are many theories as to how the money got to Tena Bar. It looks like you're on the forum now. Take a look at the money find threads. Flyjack has some theories too that I personally don't rule out. It's good to have ideas and theories. We were all newcomers to this case at one point too. Some common newcomer beliefs that often change are: He landed in the Columbia. He died. He landed near Lake Merwin. He didn't spend the money. He was CIA. He was Rackstraw. The crew was in on it. It was freezing cold that night. There are many misconceptions too.
  14. 10,000 bills. About 300 were found at Tina Bar. If that means Cooper was in the water, then where is the rest of the money? All 300 bills were found together too. Most of the money was not likely in the water, so with that logic, Cooper was not in the water. The case is deep, take a look at some of the theories, you'll find that there are many, and many have nothing to do with Cooper landing in the Columbia. I'll defer to an aviation expert, but my understanding is that Portland's elevation is about at sea level (50 feet), Seattle is around 150-175 feet. A man jumping from 10,000 feet at a target around 50 feet, will fall close to 10,000 feet. If they were over a mountain, then it would be different.
  15. People have said Cooper died and have used the missing person argument like Dick Lepsy to explain who he was. The logic is that the reason no one claimed Cooper is because he was a missing person and therefore already missing.