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If true that would be awesome.
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Pretty neat story if it is true
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I wonder... sounds convincing...
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His evidence is undeniably convincing. I think it's the real deal
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More info (article is HERE about halfway down the page)

D.B. Cooper author unveils evidence he says identifies infamous skyjacker

Updated 5:00 PM; Posted 4:51 PM
By Bryce Airgoodbairgood@mlive.com
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - A pair of long underwear, foreign passports and the testimony of a relative are some of the evidence that was presented Thursday, May 17, allegedly revealing the identity of the infamous D.B. Cooper. The decades-long mystery over the identity of D.B. Cooper, the man behind the only unsolved skyjacking in U.S. history in 1971, has produced many theories.Perhaps the most intriguing evidence that D.B. Cooper is actually a Michigan man named Walter "Walt" Reca is based on the testimony from a man who allegedly interacted with D.B. Cooper soon after the skyjacking.

That alleged evidence was unveiled Thursday at a press conference hosted by the author of a new book at his Grand Rapids-based publisher.Carl Laurin, author of "D.B. Cooper & Me: A Criminal, A Spy, My Best Friend," claims Cooper was actually his best friend, Reca, a Detroit-born man.
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"My best friend Walter was a daredevil," he said. "He was determined, he was fearless, he was tough as nails and had a temper, and he carried more pain than any man I've ever known." In 2004, Laurin said he started suspecting Reca was D.B. Cooper. Reca would not say yes or no to the hijacking for a long time, but through mailing documents back and forth and pieces of Reca's past, the truth slowly came out, Laurin said.

Vern Jones, CEO of Principia Media, a Grand Rapids, Michigan-based publishing company who worked with Laurin to analyze the alleged evidence, said the confession came about through Laurin and Reca's teamwork. Laurin would listen to Reca via a phone interview, as Reca lived in Michigan and Laurin in Florida, and then send him a written note of what he said. Then Reca would respond with whether it was accurate or if something needed to change. However, he never signed the confession, Reca's niece Lisa Story said.She said she told her uncle not to sign the confession because she said a notary would call the FBI and he would spend the rest of his life in jail.

Reca died on Feb. 14, 2014, at the age of 79. Reca is buried in the last place he lived in Michigan, but Story said she did not want to give the location to protect the grave. She said thinks the reason he was never arrested is because he did work with private government contractors after the hijacking. Jones said the main motivator for Reca allegedly hijacking the plane is because he was poor. He was a pragmatic man, and if he needed money he would get it, Jones said. After the hijacking, Reca spent the money at places which routinely deal with large cash deposits in order to avoid detection, such as putting a $600 down payment on a house, buying furniture and a car, Jones said. He said Reca put the rest of the money in a safety deposit box at a Canadian bank.

Those who support the theory would likely point to the testimony of Jeff Osiadacz as being the most-convincing evidence. Osiadacz allegedly interacted with Cooper within an hour of his jump, Jones said. Osiadacz said a man that looked exactly like Reca approached him in a Washington coffee shop asking for help the night of the hijacking. He said the man had dark hair that was slicked back from the rain and had a rain jacket folded under his arm. He did not want to ask this mysterious stranger "stupid questions" in case he was dangerous, but gave the man's friend directions over the phone on how to pick up the man from the coffee shop. The man thanked him, paid for his coffee and then left, Osiadacz said. It was not until the next day Osiadacz found out about the hijacking, and not until years later when Laurin called him that he pieced everything together. He said the original FBI sketches looked nothing like Reca.
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A man claiming to be named Dan Cooper, and later known as D.B. Cooper by the media, is known for jumping from the ramp of a Boeing 727 at 10,000 feet with $200,000 in extorted cash on Nov. 24, 1971. The FBI closed the case 45 years later in 2016, but have said they would reopen the case if evidence like the parachutes or money were to be found, CNN reported.

Some of the other theories concerning D.B. Cooper's identity say he was a a mild-mannered grocery store clerk from Northern Michigan, a conman and former U.S. Army paratrooper who currently lives in San Diego, an Army veteran who lived and died in Nashville, or an aerospace engineer or manager.

When pressed on the evidence, Laurin said he does not have a written statement and there are no markings on the pair of long underwear on display at the conference that indicate he wore them during the hijacking. However, he said witnesses did say the hijacker had the cuffs of long underwear they could see from under the man's pants. He said they probably are the underwear Reca wore, but he would not stake his life on that piece of evidence like he would some of the others.
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Wow.
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Good stuff!

One down, many more interesting cold-cases to solve. Hoffa?
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Very cool story. As I recall the story at the time was that it was impossible for anyone to have survived. No oxygen, the temperature ect.
Always seemed a little BS so they discouraged copy cats.

Now if Jimmy Hoffa shows up that will be a story.
Ha you beat me to it.
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Funny to look back at all these clips.


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Originally Posted by muskrattown View Post
Very cool story. As I recall the story at the time was that it was impossible for anyone to have survived. No oxygen, the temperature ect.
Always seemed a little BS so they discouraged copy cats.

Now if Jimmy Hoffa shows up that will be a story.
Ha you beat me to it.
dont skydivers do this everyday at 10k plus
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Originally Posted by bluffman2 View Post
dont skydivers do this everyday at 10k plus
I jumped at 11,000 ... Way different if he jumped at 30-35,000.

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Originally Posted by 240 LTS View Post
I jumped at 11,000 ... Way different if he jumped at 30-35,000.

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Oh I thought it said he jumped from 10,000 feet
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Originally Posted by bluffman2 View Post

Oh I thought it said he jumped from 10,000 feet
Cannot find the plane/jets altitude when he jumped.
The second video states (he thinks) the temp was -4 degrees at 1:29.
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The article says he jumped below 10k. I only jumped once and it was from 14k.
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"He specified that they fly below 10,000 feet and with wing flaps at 15 degrees, to ensure the aircraft's speed was under 200 knots."
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Originally Posted by bluffman2 View Post
dont skydivers do this everyday at 10k plus
If my memory serves me correctly, wasn’t it night / dark, over changing terrain with dense forest below and no good LZ....???

If so, the answer is not only no but hell no.

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Originally Posted by dadriva View Post


If my memory serves me correctly, wasn’t it night / dark, over changing terrain with dense forest below and no good LZ....???

If so, the answer is not only no but hell no.

I have no idea, I was referring to the oxygen and temp comment
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Originally Posted by Imlay View Post
Good stuff!

One down, many more interesting cold-cases to solve. Hoffa?
They found Hoffa a few years ago. Scraped off Tammy Faye's makeup, and there he was!
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Originally Posted by bluffman2 View Post

I have no idea, I was referring to the oxygen and temp comment
Oh yeah that *bold*...... Yep, totally missed it. Back to reading comprehension class for me. Ha!

Side note, I'm pretty sure that I'm not the only one that's been rooting for DB Cooper all these years here right?!?!

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