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DB Cooper was Special Forces - Bruce A. Smith

DB Cooper was Special Forces - Bruce A. Smith

October 20, 2018

Bruce A. Smith is the author of DB Cooper and the FBI: A Case Study of America's Only Unsolved Skyjacking. A must read for any fans of the DB Cooper case.

 http://a.co/d/c6bu24p

Bruce also runs The Mountain News WA an online news site serving the greater Mt Rainier area. He posts many articles about DB Cooper on his site too.

https://themountainnewswa.net/

Bruce A. Smith can be reached by email at brucesmith@rainierconnect.com

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DB Cooper was my Father - Bradley Collins

DB Cooper was my Father - Bradley Collins

October 20, 2018

Bradley Collins is the author of My Father Was D.B. Cooper: An American Story. A great book about how his father Jack and uncle Bud pulled off the DB Cooper caper.

http://a.co/d/9bzxnff

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DB Cooper was Transgender - Ron, Pat, and Tammy Forman

DB Cooper was Transgender - Ron, Pat, and Tammy Forman

November 7, 2018

Ron, Pat, and Tammy were close personal friends of Barbara Dayton, born Robert Dayton. Barb lead an interesting life, from POW, Hells Angels, and skyjacker to a transgender woman, librarian, and pilot.

 

Pat and Ron are the authors of The Legend of D.B. Cooper: Death by Natural Causes. A really interesting book on the life of Barbara Dayton and how she pulled of America's only unsolved air piracy case. Make sure you pick up a copy, it's a great book.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0557026164/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U__Gy54BbS8Q2BDQ

 

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Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

DB Cooper was an Inside Job - Robert M. Blevins

DB Cooper was an Inside Job - Robert M. Blevins

November 21, 2018

Robert M. Blevins is the Managing Editor for Adventure Books of Seattle and co-author of Into the Blast: The True Story of D.B. Cooper. His book points to Kenny Christiansen as the infamous hijacker. Kenny Christiansen worked for Northwest Orient Airlines at the time of the hijacking, and was a WWII paratrooper.

 

Be sure to pick up a copy of Robert's book Into the Blast: The True Story of DB Cooper and check out his writings on his DB Cooper blog.

 

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DB Cooper was here - Bryan Woodruff

DB Cooper was here - Bryan Woodruff

December 4, 2018

Bryan Woodruff is the owner of The Ariel Store in Ariel, Washington. The Ariel Store hosted the annual DB Cooper Days celebration from the 70's to 2015 when his mother Dona passed away. The county and state took away the store's business and liquor licenses when she died, and Bryan is working on a plan to get The Ariel Store open again. Bryan has an incredible collection of DB Cooper memorabilia, books, and even letters. 

 

Be sure to visit the Facebook page for Dona's Ariel Store Pub.

 

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DB Cooper is Alive - Eric Ulis

DB Cooper is Alive - Eric Ulis

December 17, 2018

Eric Ulis is the author of DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation of Sheridan Peterson. Make sure you check out his website TheCooperCase.com and pick up a copy for yourself. Eric was also the one to organize this years DB Cooper Conference in Portland Oregon. If you missed it this year, be sure to mark it on your calendar for the next few years.  

 

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DB Cooper was an International Spy - Vern Jones

DB Cooper was an International Spy - Vern Jones

January 1, 2019

Vern Jones is an author, entrepreneur, and publisher of D.B. Cooper & Me: A Criminal, A Spy, My Best Friend. An amazing book by Carl Laurin that details the life of Walter Reca. If reading isn't your thing, be sure to check out their documentary D.B. Cooper: The Real Story.

 

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DB Cooper was a Guy You’ve Never Heard Of - Nicholas Broughton - Part One

DB Cooper was a Guy You’ve Never Heard Of - Nicholas Broughton - Part One

March 16, 2019

Nicholas Broughton was forced into investigating Robert Rackstraw aka Airborne Bob. After investigating him for a while he concluded Rackstraw wasn't Cooper so he started looking for a new suspect and found one, James Klansnic. Klansnic is a name that until recently hadn't been on the long suspect list. Nicholas Broughton aka NickyB makes such a great case for James Klansnic that we couldn't cover it all in one episode.

 

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DB Cooper was a Guy You’ve Never Heard Of - Nicholas Broughton - Part Two

DB Cooper was a Guy You’ve Never Heard Of - Nicholas Broughton - Part Two

April 4, 2019

Nicholas Broughton was forced into investigating Robert Rackstraw aka Airborne Bob. After investigating him for a while he concluded Rackstraw wasn't Cooper so he started looking for a new suspect and found one, James Klansnic. Klansnic is a name that until recently hadn't been on the long suspect list. Nicholas Broughton aka NickyB makes such a great case for James Klansnic that we couldn't cover it all in one episode.

 

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DB Cooper was a Mercenary - Drew Beeson

DB Cooper was a Mercenary - Drew Beeson

April 14, 2019

Drew Beeson is confident he's solved the case. Drew believes the man who jumped out of flight 305 was none other than Ted Braden. Ted Braden was US Special Forces in Vietnam before going AWOL. Later he was caught working as a mercenary in the Congo, and arrested. After his arrest he was released from a military prison under suspicious circumstances. Drew is a sharp guy, and he makes a great case for Ted Braden being the skyjacker. If you have any information regarding Ted Braden please reach out to Drew at drewbeeson@yahoo.com.

 

Ted Braden Article in Ramparts Magazine October 1967

 

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DB Cooper Wore a Tie - Tom Kaye

DB Cooper Wore a Tie - Tom Kaye

April 28, 2019

Tom Kaye is a scientist who works in the fields of paleontology and astrophysics. Somehow his work got him involved in the DB Cooper caper, and like everyone else once he was in he couldn't escape the vortex. He was the lead investigator for the Cooper Research Team, also known as the Citizen Sleuths. All the forensic work done on the case, was done by Tom Kaye and his team. They even had access to all the evidence the FBI had on the case. Check out his website to read about all their work on the case at CitizenSleuths.com.

 

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DB Cooper Survived the Jump - Martin Andrade

DB Cooper Survived the Jump - Martin Andrade

May 13, 2019

Martin Andrade is a writer, radio talk show host, and author of Finding DB Cooper: Chasing the Last Lead in America's Only Unsolved Skyjacking. His book does an excellent job making the case that DB Cooper survived his jump from the 727 into the Pacific Northwest wilderness. In his years researching the case Marty has also become on expert on a controversial book published in 1985 by Max Gunther, DB Cooper: What Really Happened. His latest updates on the case can be found on his website martinandrade.wordpress.com.

 

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DB Cooper was Telling the Truth - Joe Koenig

DB Cooper was Telling the Truth - Joe Koenig

May 30, 2019

Joe Koenig retired from the Michigan State Police after 26 years of service and has 45 years of investigative experience in both the public and private sectors. He was lead investigator on the Jimmy Hoffa case, and has investigated homicides, financial crimes, narcotics, and public corruption. He is Past President of the Michigan FBI National Academy Associates and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). He now owns and operates KMI Investigations in Western Michigan specializing in financial fraud investigations. He is the author of two books on forensic linguistics, Getting the Truth and his latest Getting the Truth: I am DB Cooper. Audio versions are also available.

 

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DB Cooper Escaped From Alcatraz - Dr David Coutcher

DB Cooper Escaped From Alcatraz - Dr David Coutcher

June 19, 2019

Dr David Coutcher is the author of My Dance with the Zodiac Killer: Stalked by a Psycho Killer for Thirty Years Volume 1. He also has a series of YouTube videos where talks all about his encounters with Frank Lee Morris and the Anglin brothers. Dr. Coutcher first ran into Frank in Mexico when he was a teenager, but learned that Frank had known of him even longer than that. Frank Morris told Dr. Coutcher he pulled off the DB Cooper hijacking and even told him about it while he was still planning it. According to Dr. Coutcher, Frank and the Anglin brothers are responsible for over 25,000 murders including the Zodiac Killings and Texarkana Moonlight Murders.

 

My Dance with the Zodiac Killer

https://www.amazon.com/Dance-Zodiac-Killer-David-Coutcher/dp/1640790349

 

Dr. Coutcher's YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU2YzAYRy6MyJQlyxQhP3wg

 

Pharr Gym

http://pharrgym.com/

 

Gold Chiropractic

http://goldchiro.com/

 

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DB Cooper was the Zodiac Killer - Carolanne Stanislaw

DB Cooper was the Zodiac Killer - Carolanne Stanislaw

July 1, 2019

Carolanne Stanislaw believes her father was DB Cooper, the Zodiac Killer, and the Oakland County child killer. Her father Stephen Stanislaw Jr was convicted for the murder of his father in 1979, but found not guilty by reason of insanity. Carolanne has spent years researching her fathers crimes, but is still working on it. If you have any information that can help her, or if you can help her with transcription of her fathers tapes, you can find her on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Carolanne's Facebook

www.facebook.com/Seekingthetruthandtheway

Carolanne's Twitter

https://twitter.com/IAmGods_Girl

 

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DB Cooper was a Serial Killer - John Cameron

DB Cooper was a Serial Killer - John Cameron

July 15, 2019

John Cameron is a retired police detective from Great Falls, Montana. His career in law enforcement began in 1979 and he retired in 2005 as a Sergeant of Detectives, working cold cases. He has worked on FBI serial killer task forces, catching ritualistic child cannibal killer, Nathan Bar-Joseph. His cases have been featured on America’s Most Wanted, Dateline NBC, and he helped produce the series Most Evil on TruTV.

In 2010, while working as an analyst for the Montana Board of Pardons and Parole in Deer Lodge Prison, Montana, he was asked to look into Ed Edwards. He was able to link Edwards to a double murder in Great Falls, and other crimes including JonBenet Ramsey, the Atlanta Child Killings, Teresa Halbach, The Zodiac Killer, DB Cooper, and many more.

 

John Cameron's site on Ed Edwards;

http://coldcasecameron.com/

 

It Was Always ME! Ed Edwards The Most Prolific Serial Killer of All Time;

https://www.amazon.com/Was-Always-ME-Edwards-Prolific/dp/1732237441/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1H81BY6T8F62Q&keywords=john+cameron+book&qid=1563165578&s=gateway&sprefix=john+cameron%2Caps%2C294&sr=8-1

 

John's docuseries, which I highly recommend, It Was Him: The Many Murders of Ed Edwards;

https://www.amazon.com/The-Killer-Gene/dp/B07BZBNDBX/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=ed+edwards&qid=1563165811&s=gateway&sr=8-1

 

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DB Cooper had a Grudge - Bill Rollins

DB Cooper had a Grudge - Bill Rollins

July 22, 2019

Bill Rollins is an engineer, inventor, entrepreneur, pilot, and author of The Elusive DB Cooper; How he Escapes. His work on the case led him to the 58 November incident, and the father of Susan Germaine Giffe who was killed in that highjacking. Bill believes her father Joe Lakich pulled off the skyjacking to get revenge on the FBI for their part in that 58 November incident.

 

An article on the 58 November incident.

https://www.nashvillescene.com/news/article/13018682/a-nashville-hijacking-38-years-ago-set-the-standard-on-how-not-to-handle-hostage-negotiations

 

Bill's Book, The Elusive D.B. Cooper; How he Escapes

https://www.amazon.com/Elusive-D-B-Cooper-Escapes/dp/1544260091/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2UO7EUCDLQ7DF&keywords=the+elusive+db+cooper&qid=1563845397&s=gateway&sprefix=the+elusive++db%2Caps%2C256&sr=8-1

 

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DB Cooper is not the Zodiac Killer - James Cook

DB Cooper is not the Zodiac Killer - James Cook

August 4, 2019

James Cook is an expert on the Zodiac Killer case and has spent two decades researching it. He joins us in this episode to help us understand why some people believe there is a connection between the Zodiac and DB Cooper, and if there is any evidence to support that.

 

James' Twitter:

https://twitter.com/CrimeTalker1941

The Zodiac Killer Discussion Group on Facebook that James Moderates:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1987982334820534/ 

 

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Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

DB Cooper Didn’t Survive the Jump - Douglas Perry

DB Cooper Didn’t Survive the Jump - Douglas Perry

August 14, 2019

Douglas Perry is a writer, author, and journalist at The Oregonian. Over the last few years he's written many articles covering DB Cooper for The Oregonian. Doug has done a lot of great work on the case, covering suspects and the folklore. He's investigated William Smith, Walter Reca, Sheridan Peterson, and Robert Rackstraw to name a few.

 

A few articles Doug has written for The Oregonian:

Robert Rackstraw, D.B. Cooper suspect with various bizarre Oregon connections, dies at 75

https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2019/07/robert-rackstraw-db-cooper-suspect-with-various-bizarre-oregon-connections-dies-at-75.html

D.B. Cooper search leads to Bachelor Island; ex-FBI agent says suspect will get away with it ‘unless he confesses’

https://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/2019/06/db-cooper-search-leads-to-bachelor-island-ex-fbi-agent-says-suspect-will-get-away-with-it-unless-he-confesses.html

D.B. Cooper 'secret ciphers' released, point to key suspect; cryptology experts say, Not so fast

http://expo.oregonlive.com/news/erry-2018/08/76268e4b361333/db-cooper-secret-ciphers-relea.html

 

Doug's website:

http://www.douglasperry.net/

 

Doug's Books on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Douglas-Perry/e/B005DSA6GM?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1565830159&sr=8-1

 

Doug's Twitter

https://twitter.com/douglasmperry

 

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