The Cooper Vortex

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


Ted Braden Article in Ramparts Magazine October 1967


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