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DB Cooper was a Railroader - Anonymous

DB Cooper was a Railroader - Anonymous

October 16, 2019

This episode features an anonymous military analyst who uncovered the person he believes is responsible the DB Cooper skyjacking.

Check out his website https://dbcooperhijack.com/ and follow him on Twitter @DWNoone1 https://twitter.com/DWNoone1 

 

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Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

 

DB Cooper Went Rogue - Nat Loufoque

DB Cooper Went Rogue - Nat Loufoque

September 22, 2019

Nat Loufoque is the author of DB Cooper: Examined, Identified, and Exposed. His book is available on Amazon right now. Nat lives in the Shenandoah Valley, and he does not believe in bigfoot.

 

He can be reached by email at:

nloufoque@gmail.com

 

DB Cooper: Examined, Identified, and Exposed by Nat Loufoque

https://www.amazon.com/D-B-Cooper-Examined-Identified-Exposed/dp/1081758015

 

If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. We are on Instagram now too @thecoopervortex! If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review.

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Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

 

DB CooperCon 2019 - Eric Ulis

DB CooperCon 2019 - Eric Ulis

September 15, 2019

Eric Ulis is the creator and host of the 2019 DB CooperCon this November 22-24th in Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon. He was kind enough to take the time to personally tell us about the upcoming event.

 

Check out the website for more info!
https://dbcoopercon.com/

 

The following information is from the website dbcoopercon.com:

Please join us at CooperCon 2019 and hear experts discuss all aspects of America's only unsolved skyjacking. There will also be ample opportunity for audience questions and discussion. Moreover, a special emphasis is being placed upon creating social events this year for people to get-together and have fun over food and drinks.

See a real Cooper $20 bill from the ransom money found, a parachute just like the one Cooper used, a tie clip just like the one Cooper left behind on the jet, and much more. 

Authors will be on-hand to autograph copies of their books.

TICKETS GO ON SALE SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 AND WILL BE LIMITED

PARKING IS FREE!

SPEAKER & PARTICIPANT BIOS

MARTY ANDRADE
Marty Andrade is a Minnesota-based writer who has written four books, including "DB Cooper: Chasing the Last Lead in America's Only Unsolved Skyjacking." A Cooper investigator for over five years, he believes applying sound science and using an interdisciplinary approach will eventually solve the case. Formerly a radio talk show host and podcaster, Marty's current day job is estimating materials for large building projects. An avid lover of mysteries, he will soon be opening investigations in other disappearances and unsolved crimes from his home state.

VERN JONES
Vern is a multi-business entrepreneur with a passion for storytelling and bringing truth to light. A student of the sciences, he has since become an author, publisher, and speaker, not to mention golfer, hiker, scuba diver, water skier, and proud owner of the Portuguese Water Dog named DB Cooper. Vern lives with his wife Irene in Michigan.

TOM KAYE (Video Presentation from CooperCon 2018)
Tom is the Principal Investigator for the Cooper Research Team which was granted unprecedented access to the FBI's NORJAK files for investigative purposes. His main scientific interest is spectroscopy which branches out into the fields of paleontology and astrophysics. In paleontology, he leads yearly expeditions for the Burke Museum to recover dinosaur bones. He is directly involved in the controversy over the detection of preserved blood cells and blood vessels in T. rex bones where his work points to a bacterial source. In astrophysics he leads a team of astronomers that are trying to discover an extrasolar planet using spectroscopy to detect the stars wobble. Recently he has been working on analysis of grave goods from the 8,000-year-old Gobero site in Africa as well as the Chinese Feathered Dinosaurs. Tom resides in Sierra Vista, Arizona.

MARK METZLER
Mark Metzler is an active skydiver with over 50 years of parachuting experience. He holds a USPA class D (Expert) parachutist license which required both night and water jumps. Mark also has extensive experience jumping military surplus parachute gear similar to the type DB Cooper used. In 2006 Mark jumped from the rear airstair door of a DC 9 passenger jet flying unpressurized at 14,500 feet. Mark's diverse career path includes skippering commercial fishing vessels and practicing as a criminal defense attorney. He earned a BSEE degree from UC Berkeley and has designed patented electronic circuits for implantable medical devices. Mark is an aviation history buff who finds air mysteries such as Amelia Earhart's disappearance and DB Cooper's case absolutely fascinating.

DARREN SCHAEFER
Darren is the creator and host of The Cooper Vortex, a podcast covering the many facets of the DB Cooper case and the community created by it. A huge fan of the Cooper Caper, Darren has started to present himself as an expert on the case and so far, most people seem to be buying it. Darren lives with his wife and two children in a 100-year-old farmhouse he's fixing up near Boise Idaho.

BRUCE A. SMITH
Bruce A. Smith is an investigative journalist and the author of DB Cooper and the FBI - A Case Study of America's Only Unsolved Skyjacking. He writes extensively about Norjak at his online news magazine, The Mountain News-WA, and has consulted or appeared on numerous podcasts and documentaries on DB Cooper, most notably the History Channel's "Case Closed?" in 2016, and the Travel Channel's "Expedition Unknown" episode in 2017 on the money find at Tina Bar.

ERIC ULIS
Eric is the author of GHOST: Unraveling The Enigma of DB Cooper. In 2019 his research enabled him to re-identify the 1980 money find spot on Tena Bar. Eric was a commentator and producer on the TV show High Stakes Hold'em which aired nationally on Comcast SportsNet. In addition to the Cooper mystery, Eric is a fan of politics, sports, a good drink and a good cigar. After putting college on hold for “far too long,” Eric matriculated at the Extension School at Harvard University. Eric resides in Phoenix, Arizona.

SCHEDULE

DB Cooper was my Uncle - Marla Cooper

DB Cooper was my Uncle - Marla Cooper

September 9, 2019

Marla Cooper is a designer, author, and niece of DB Cooper. Her story came to light in 2011 around the 40th anniversary of the highjacking. The FBI thoroughly investigated her claims including giving her a polygraph, which she passed. Her book "DB's Niece (In the Raw, Unedited!): a Memoir" is available on Amazon now.

 

Marla's book DB's Niece (In the Raw, Unedited!): a Memoir

https://www.amazon.com/DBs-Niece-Raw-Unedited-memoir/dp/0692754539

 

If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. We are on Instagram now too @thecoopervortex! If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review.

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Thank you for checking out our show!

Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

DB Cooper was a Frogman - Matt L’Hommedieu

DB Cooper was a Frogman - Matt L’Hommedieu

August 25, 2019

Matt L'Hommedieu is a former US Navy SEAL, Air Force PJ, Captain/Paramedic Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, Smokejumper, and current Poker Player and DB Cooper investigator. You can read more of what Matt has to say at his blog Vector 23.

 

Matt's Blog:

https://www.vector23.org/

 

If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was, you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review.

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Thank you for checking out our show!

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

 

If you'd like to be on the show or know someone who we should have on you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review.

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Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

 

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/ 

 

If you'd like to ask us a question or tell us what we got wrong you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review.

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Thank you for checking out our show.

Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

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

 

If you'd like to ask us a question or tell us what we got wrong you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review.

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Thank you for checking out our show.

Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

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

 

If you have questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper was you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show please leave us a review.

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Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

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

 

If you have any questions, comments, or if you think you know who DB Cooper is you can reach us on Facebook we are The Cooper Vortex, on Twitter we are @DBCooperPodcast or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show we would really appreciate it if you would leave us a review.

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Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

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/

 

If you have any questions, comments, or if you know where the ransom money is you can reach us on Facebook we are The Cooper Vortex, on Twitter we are @DBCooperPodcast or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show we would really appreciate it if you would leave us a review.

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Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

 

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.

 

If you have any questions, comments, or if you are DB Cooper you can reach us on Facebook at The Cooper Vortex, Twitter @DBCooperPodcast, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show, please leave us review.

 

Thank you.

Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

 

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.

 

If you have any questions, comments, or if you are DB Cooper you can reach us on Facebook at The Cooper Vortex, Twitter @DBCooperPodcast, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show, please leave us review.

 

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Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

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.

 

If you have any questions, comments, or if you are DB Cooper you can reach us on Facebook at The Cooper Vortex, Twitter @DBCooperPodcast, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show, please leave us review.

 

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Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

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

 

If you have any questions, comments, or if you are DB Cooper you can reach us on Facebook at The Cooper Vortex, Twitter @DBCooperPodcast, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show, please leave us review.

 

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Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

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.

 

If you have any questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper really is you can reach us on Facebook at The Cooper Vortex, Twitter @DBCooperPodcast, or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show, please leave us review.

 

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Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

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.

 

If you have any questions, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper really is you can reach us on Facebook at The Cooper Vortex or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show, please leave us review.

 

Thank you.

Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

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.

 

If you have any questions, comments, or if you are DB Cooper you can reach us on Facebook at The Cooper Vortex or email us at dbcooperpodcast@gmail.com. If you enjoyed the show, please leave a review on whatever platform you listened on.

 

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Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

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.  

 

If you have any question, comments, or if you know who DB Cooper is you can reach us on Facebook at The Cooper Vortex or email us at DBCooperPodcast@gmail.com.

 

Thank you for checking out our show.

 

Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert

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.

 

If you have any questions, comments, or if you know anything about the case you can find us on Facebook.com/TheCooperVortex or email us at DBCooperPodcast@gmail.com.

 

Thank you for checking out our show!

Darren Schaefer and Russell Colbert