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(Onion AV Club)   The D.B. Cooper mystery has finally been solved. Again. This time, we're pretty sure   ( news.avclub.com) divider line
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2018-08-09 04:31:36 PM  
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May he finally rest in peace.
 
2018-08-09 04:35:17 PM  
Amelia Earhart's plane was found almost 80 years ago, and 80 years from now, they'll still be talking about her and DB Cooper.
 
2018-08-09 04:41:58 PM  
Show me the money
 
2018-08-09 04:46:54 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Amelia Earhart's plane was found almost 80 years ago, and 80 years from now, they'll still be talking about her and DB Cooper.


That's because DB Cooper has a kick ass song...

D B Cooper Todd snider
Youtube CxJUVgN8kG8
 
2018-08-09 04:53:34 PM  
The Rackstraw theory has been floating around for a while.  He was first identified as a suspect in 1978, and "ZOMG WE FIGURED OUT WHO D.B. COOPER IS!!1!one!!eleventy!!11" articles featuring Rackstraw started circulating around two years ago.
 
2018-08-09 04:56:17 PM  
For realsies this time?
 
2018-08-09 04:56:18 PM  
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He helped Dax Shepard and Seth Green escape from hillbilly pot farmers.
 
2018-08-09 04:58:08 PM  

geekbikerskum: The Rackstraw theory has been floating around for a while.  He was first identified as a suspect in 1978, and "ZOMG WE FIGURED OUT WHO D.B. COOPER IS!!1!one!!eleventy!!11" articles featuring Rackstraw started circulating around two years ago.


This. It came out as a super new revelation here about a month ago. Old news is so exciting evidently
 
2018-08-09 04:58:53 PM  
It turns out that the world is full of D.B.'s.
 
2018-08-09 05:00:55 PM  

happydude45: geekbikerskum: The Rackstraw theory has been floating around for a while.  He was first identified as a suspect in 1978, and "ZOMG WE FIGURED OUT WHO D.B. COOPER IS!!1!one!!eleventy!!11" articles featuring Rackstraw started circulating around two years ago.

This. It came out as a super new revelation here about a month ago. Old news is so exciting evidently


But that time it wasn't on this terrible clickbait website with an idiot writer.
 
2018-08-09 05:03:57 PM  

vudukungfu: Show me the money


This. There seems to be some question as to whether it was ever spent. IDK how well we could track money back then though. So maybe we just don't realize that it was spent. I know they tracked the money for the Lindbergh kidnapping some 40 years earlier. But that was mostly luck, since they passed around the sequences to banks in the NY area. But what if the persons had driven with the money to California or overseas?
 
2018-08-09 05:07:07 PM  
With (un)helpful pic of a BOAC jet.
 
2018-08-09 05:08:12 PM  
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2018-08-09 05:09:19 PM  
unsolved airplane hijacking,

Whoa, modmin. You can't classify this as unsolved. We have it on good authority that it's been solved.
 
2018-08-09 05:09:27 PM  
Best of the Worst: Bigfoot vs D.B. Cooper, Black Cougar, and Raw Force
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They could have just asked dir. David Dakota.
 
2018-08-09 05:17:40 PM  
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2018-08-09 05:22:19 PM  
Any claim to solving the DB Cooper mystery that includes DB having actually survived the jump and is living a quiet life somewhere in New Mexico (or wherever) is utter and total bunk/wishful thinking.
 
2018-08-09 05:30:17 PM  
"We're pretty sure" was good enough for me to get a gentlemen's C in high school calculus and linear algebra in college, and it's damned sure good enough for the DB Cooper mystery.
 
2018-08-09 05:30:52 PM  
If it's not Tommy Wiseau, I don't wanna hear it.
 
2018-08-09 05:39:43 PM  
"Either way, if the real D.B. Cooper is reading this, please tell us how you pulled it off in the comments. We promise not to turn you in. "

Which one of you farker did this????!!!!
 
2018-08-09 05:52:54 PM  

kbronsito: vudukungfu: Show me the money

This. There seems to be some question as to whether it was ever spent. IDK how well we could track money back then though. So maybe we just don't realize that it was spent. I know they tracked the money for the Lindbergh kidnapping some 40 years earlier. But that was mostly luck, since they passed around the sequences to banks in the NY area. But what if the persons had driven with the money to California or overseas?


Or maybe he died and his body was never found (or at least never associated with the crime).  That seems much more likely especially given that they did find, some bills clearly unused, a decade later near where he jumped.
 
2018-08-09 05:58:51 PM  
Pretty sure D.B. Cooper is a crushed skeleton in the woods near the Washougal.
 
2018-08-09 06:06:34 PM  
Very uninformative article..
 
2018-08-09 06:07:11 PM  
Robert Rackstraw has been suspected of being D.B. Cooper for a very long time.
This isn't new or definitive.

I DNRTFA. Is someone selling  book or something?
 
2018-08-09 06:21:09 PM  
Whenever I hear the name "DB Cooper", for some reason I think "G.E. Smith"

"with DB Cooper and the Saturday Night Live band..."
 
2018-08-09 06:32:16 PM  
I know they haven't solved it, because they didn't mention me.  Cops can never follow reincarnation.  I knew that, so after I got away with it, I gave my current parents something to give to their next kid, which was me.  I offed myself, and just like that New Orleans voodoo witch had predicted, I was born who I am now.  I got the item from my parents that told me where to find the money.  I just finalized a deal selling the money to a collector in Europe who will wisely not brag about it.  Now I have 500,000 Euros for the infamous old cash.  Nevermind where I'm keeping the new money, but the US feds will never find it.

Funny part was, Dan Cooper was my real name.  I was a weird loner in Louisiana who wasn't afraid to die.  I studied how to pull it off, and is why the feds never looked in my direction, no official training, and didn't get a state ID to even declare who and where I lived.  This life is more of a problem having to show identity, makes spending the money harder than I thought.

/What, you don't believe this story?
 
2018-08-09 06:51:10 PM  
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2018-08-09 06:52:19 PM  

Some Random Jerk On The Internet: happydude45: geekbikerskum: The Rackstraw theory has been floating around for a while.  He was first identified as a suspect in 1978, and "ZOMG WE FIGURED OUT WHO D.B. COOPER IS!!1!one!!eleventy!!11" articles featuring Rackstraw started circulating around two years ago.

This. It came out as a super new revelation here about a month ago. Old news is so exciting evidently

But that time it wasn't on this terrible clickbait website with an idiot writer.


Fixed it for ya.

I read the article and even felt my tenuous grasp of the D. B. Cooper case, what facts we know, slowly unravel.  I especially like the part where the author says committing crimes isn't cool.  D. B. Cooper is only followed so religiously because it was such a cool crime.
 
2018-08-09 06:53:08 PM  

puffy999: For realsies this time?


No. Just the same article that we saw here about a month or so ago

/re
//peat
///repeatrepeatrepeat
 
2018-08-09 06:59:55 PM  
200K would not last very long. I think he may be living in a Motel 6 in Idaho.
 
2018-08-09 07:02:59 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Amelia Earhart's plane was found almost 80 years ago, and 80 years from now, they'll still be talking about her and DB Cooper.


Nah.  Sad but true:  no one would be talking about Earhart if she were a man
 
2018-08-09 07:06:57 PM  
I still think it's Duane Weber. He's the only suspect to have actually ADMITTED to being Cooper.

Granted, it was on his deathbed, so it could've just been the greatest troll in history, but still!
 
2018-08-09 07:07:00 PM  

Weatherkiss: Pretty sure D.B. Cooper is a crushed skeleton in the woods near the Washougal.


See, and here I thought you'd be on the fence on that...

/I'll see myself out...
//TRY THE VEAL!
///And tip your waistress, you cheap bastiches!
 
2018-08-09 07:13:42 PM  
Pfft. I assure you that if the true identity was revealed, I wouldn't be sitting here now posting on Fark.
 
2018-08-09 07:14:03 PM  
Um, perhaps I shouldn't have posted that.  How do you delete posts on Fark?
 
2018-08-09 07:19:48 PM  
Soooo, same guy as the last 2-3 times..? Why do I click?
 
2018-08-09 07:27:43 PM  
Well, that was one of the most interesting crackpot theories that I've read about D.B. Cooper in decades. (BTW around 20 years ago a father and son going fishing along a river in those woods that Cooper jumped into, found about half the ransom money in the mud and reported it to the authorities. The bills were still mainly in stacks but pretty torn up -- like they would be if immersed in water and mud for a decade or so but the FBI managed to identify them as the ransom. A search of the surrounding forest found nothing else, no parachute remains and no bones.)

Even if Cooper had laundered the money, eventually some of the marked bills would have turned up. That kind of indicated to me that he died, probably upon crashing into trees in the dark.
 
2018-08-09 07:38:03 PM  

CluelessMoron: Um, perhaps I shouldn't have posted that.  How do you delete posts on Fark?


Username checks out...
 
2018-08-09 07:39:57 PM  
Here I thought that I solved it a couple of photoshop contests ago.

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2018-08-09 10:03:28 PM  

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Doobie keebler!
 
2018-08-09 10:29:46 PM  
May the scattered bones RIP and enjoy the Fark
/dnrtfa
 
2018-08-09 10:46:58 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Amelia Earhart's plane was found almost 80 years ago, and 80 years from now, they'll still be talking about her and DB Cooper.


Mainly because both cases apparently have self-appointed "research experts" who will keep making announcements about how they fitted another piece of dubious evidence to their theory.

Amelia Earhart has Rick Gillespie and his one man group TIGHAR.  D.B. Cooper has Colbert.
 
2018-08-10 12:52:34 AM  
Laughs at that amateur DB Cooper:

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/Started to check out sites about that about 15 years ago
//Fled from them very quickly
///David Fincher's movie about it is really good though
 
2018-08-10 01:56:01 AM  

Henry Holland: Laughs at that amateur DB Cooper:

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/Started to check out sites about that about 15 years ago
//Fled from them very quickly
///David Fincher's movie about it is really good though


Ron Cadillac is FREAKING EPIC

Archer - Because Ron Cadillac is friggin' epic
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2018-08-10 01:56:06 AM  
He did jump at 10,000 ft into the night during a rainstorm and -70 F, in plainclothes.

My guess is that he didn't think his cunning plan through.
 
2018-08-10 01:52:02 PM  
It's Richard McCoy. Convince me otherwise.
 
2018-08-10 02:45:11 PM  
An anagram of D.B. Cooper is Bored Cop.

A bored cop did it.
 
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