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Old 10-29-2006, 07:17 PM   #21
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D. B. Cooper has a secret room in Tim's Timber Tavern near Cougar, Washington - sells T shirts and hat's to tourist's in summer - get's his jolleys cause nobody recognizes him.

heh heh heh - note that the volcano stuff outsell's D.B. by a wide margin nowadays.
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Re: What ever Happened to Bob Smith?
Old 10-29-2006, 08:13 PM   #22
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D. B. Cooper has a secret room in Tim's Timber Tavern near Cougar, Washington - sells T shirts and hat's to tourist's in summer - get's his jolleys cause nobody recognizes him.

heh heh heh - note that the volcano stuff outsell's D.B. by a wide margin nowadays.
I still have a mason jar of volcanic ash that I collected from the boat of a guy who had been coming across Snoqualmie Pass that morning. His boat was filled with ash.

Still, D.B. is the man. To jump out of an airplane over the Cascades in a middle of the night in a business suit for $200,000 is some feat.

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Still, D.B. is the man. To jump out of an airplane over the Cascades in a middle of the night in a business suit for $200,000 is some feat.
Adjusted for inflation that would be well over $1MM today. The difference between bravado and foolhardy is whether you survive.

None of the money has ever been spent/recovered in circulation. There were some bills found in a river downstream of his drop area. The guy never made it. Some bear in the Cascades has his final epitaph -- tasty.
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The difference between bravado and foolhardy is whether you survive.... Some bear in the Cascades has his final epitaph -- tasty.
Yep. He parachuted from the rear stairs of a 727, at 10,000 feet, at a speed of over 200 MPH, at night, in a freezing rainstorm, with winds gusting over 80 MPH, over the Cascades, with no survival gear. The only thing that lived was his legend.

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To jump out of an airplane over the Cascades in a middle of the night in a business suit for $200,000 is some feat.
Any fool can jump from an airplane, but it takes a properly trained fool to survive the landing.

"Rono" over at FundAlarm swears that he knew D.B. in Vietnam as an Army sergeant. The guy had a reputation for engaging in black market or drug deals with the (South) Vietnamese Army, getting his hands on the money, popping a CS grenade, and escaping. Eventually the South Vietnamese requested that D.B. be sent home, where I guess he embarked on another career. No word whether D.B. was an Airborne graduate, but I'm guessing that even if he was he never took the advanced 727 tail-ramp training...
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The gossip I heard at the time was that the brother of a female helicopter pilot was on the FBI short list for D. B. Cooper. Either he was cleared or evidence is lacking.
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One theory is DB was a Florida antique dealer who died in 1995. I still think he was bear food.

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