inthe00s
The Pop Culture Information Society...

These are the messages that have been posted on inthe00s over the past few years.

Check out the messageboard archive index for a complete list of topic areas.

This archive is periodically refreshed with the latest messages from the current messageboard.




Check for new replies or respond here...

Subject: D.B. Copper, Where Are You?

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/09 at 3:50 pm

After receiving $200,000 in ransom, did D. B. Cooper survive the parachuute jump from a Boeing 727 aircraft only wearing a brown suit and loafers in minus temperature weather on a Noovember night over Ariel, Oregon or is his skeleton still hanging ona tree?

Subject: Re: D.B. Copper, Where Are You?

Written By: Ashkicksass on 07/10/09 at 10:25 am

I don't think he made it.  A kid found some of the money in 1980.  He wasn't dressed for the jump or the trek in the wilderness, and he had no solid plan of where he was going.  You always secretly root for people like him.  I do anyway.  But the odds were horribly against him.

Subject: Re: D.B. Copper, Where Are You?

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/09 at 1:26 pm

Last night I was watching a programme on him, and I found myself seeing him as a hero in one form.

In the programme they picked up on that he may had a military background (Vietnam etc) that was the reason why he chose the army parachute.

Subject: D.B. Copper, Where Are You?

Written By: Dude111 on 01/17/19 at 10:15 am

Whats strange is they didnt ever find him....

I think he made it.........

Subject: Re: D.B. Copper, Where Are You?

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 01/17/19 at 10:46 am


Last night I was watching a programme on him, and I found myself seeing him as a hero in one form.

In the programme they picked up on that he may had a military background (Vietnam etc) that was the reason why he chose the army parachute.


Here is a song about DB Cooper by Roger McGuinn of the Byrds. It was on McGuinn's first solo album in 1973, not long after  the event occurred.  I recall McGuinn saying that Cooper was a folk hero of sorts and a "folk hero deserves a folk song", so he wrote this folkish sounding song about him. David Crosby sings the harmonies.

Roger McGuinn
"Bag Full Of Money"
1973

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKs8n9mR9LU

Subject: Re: D.B. Copper, Where Are You?

Written By: Blue Monday on 04/23/19 at 10:39 am

This is a fascinating story/event.  D.B. Cooper was a thief who stole money that didn't belong to him; I don't see him as a "folk hero", just a common criminal.

The fact that he was never caught & most of the money never knowingly retrieved has been something that people have been wondering about for almost 50 years.  Did he escape?!  Maybe, but maybe not.

That being said, what leads me to believe that Cooper probably died & that at least some of the money was actually scattered was the proof that some (but not all) of the bills were found in Washington State, back in 1980:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D._B._Cooper

So, I suspect this may have happened:  Cooper jumped out of the plane & somehow died during the escape - i.e., either killed upon landing, possibly due to impact if the parachute didn't work - or died upon impact with a tree?!; another possibility is that he may have drowned if he fell into a body of water deep enough, etc.  If he didn't drown, his body was never found because he died in the wilderness, so possibly animals ate him; and/or he died in a remote area so his body was never found due to this. So, if that occurred - the backpack with the money somehow got torn and/or deteriorated over the years.  And, the bills eventually got scattered - and some who found them kept them (without telling anyone); and, there was one person who found some - who then revealed their existence (re: the bills found in 1980).

Another point - if he survived the landing from the plane, why was some of the money found later?! Unless he lost some of this in the process of jumping out of the plane?!

Interesting case, and something that I don't think will ever be definitively solved/answered.

Check for new replies or respond here...