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The D.B. Cooper Theory That Would Change Everything

On November 24, 1971, a middle-aged man boarded a plane flying from Portland, Oregon to Seattle, Washington carrying a briefcase and wearing a dark suit, white shirt, a black tie, and sunglasses, per the FBI. His ticket, which was paid for in cash, identified him simply as Dan Cooper. The nondescript man did little to draw attention to himself as the plane boarded, aside from ordering himself a bourbon and soda. However, once the plane was in the air, Cooper...

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    The D.B. Cooper Theory That Would Change Everything

    The D.B. Cooper Theory That Would Change Everything

    On November 24, 1971, a middle-aged man boarded a plane flying from Portland, Oregon to Seattle, Washington carrying a briefcase and wearing a dark suit, white shirt, a black tie, and sunglasses, per the FBI. His ticket, which was paid for in cash, identified him simply as Dan Cooper. The nondescript man did little to draw attention to himself...

    The Mystery Of D.B. Cooper

    The Mystery Of D.B. Cooper

    For 46 years, the case of America's most famous skyjacking has gone unsolved, baffling the FBI and the public, and whetting the appetites of amateur sleuths and conspiracy theorists for decades. Given the lack of hard evidence, reliance on eyewitness testimony, and James Bond-style parachute escape, the mystery of D.B. Cooper has become an...

    The Truth About The First Commercial Plane Hijacking

    The Truth About The First Commercial Plane Hijacking

    Imagine airport security so lax that it would have no metal detectors, no TSA agent, no luggage searches, and maybe not even an ID check. That's how it was until a spike in plane hijackings dominated the news in the 1970s and forced federal and international officials to take action. But before hijackings and terrorism went hand-in-hand, heists...

    True Crime Conspiracy Theories That Keep Us Up At Night

    True Crime Conspiracy Theories That Keep Us Up At Night

    People can't get enough of hearing about crimes like creepy murders and mysterious deaths. Honestly, we can't blame them because it's always so morbidly fascinating. So, if you're done with Serial, wish S-Town had more murders, and Sword and Scale doesn't air new episodes fast enough, here are some true crime conspiracies to add more eerie mystery...

    The Untold Truth Of The D.B Cooper Plane Hijacking

    The Untold Truth Of The D.B Cooper Plane Hijacking

    Fifty years after hijacking a Seattle-bound commercial airplane, D.B Cooper remains a pop culture constant. Part of Cooper's hold on our imagination is the mystery, of course — while there are plenty of theories as to Cooper's true identity, none have been proved conclusively. Part of it is the inherent Hollywood swagger of his caper. Cooper boarded a plane...

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