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"lake merwin" Discussed on True Mysteries of the Pacific Northwest
"On them and did not have diatoms Bloom in the winter. Kate theorizes that the money came out of the water and landed on the bank of ten. A bar a sandbar on the columbia river. After only a few weeks or months the money was not floating in the water for a year otherwise we would have seen diatoms from the full range of the year. We only saw them from the spring. Springtime bloom case said so. This puts a very narrow range on when the money got wet and was subsequently buried on ten abar case at the scientists said the new information scuttles the fbi's original theory in the nineteen eighties at the money somehow flowed down rivers from cooper's believe drop zone near lake merwin in the southwest washington area in to wash chagall river and out into the columbia the so-called wash chagall wash down theory. The new finding also raises more questions than answers hounded money. Enter the water months after cooper's daring jump. Why did it end up some eighteen miles as the crow flies. From cooper suspected drop zone. How did the money get out of columbia river. End up mostly intact with rubber bands holding three stacks of twenty dollar bills together. Cooper who was believed to be around forty years old at the time would now be around ninety the survive the jump which several f. b. i. Agents believe he did not of course. A science has shown. Fbi's jump zone. That is where db cooper would have landed was off. So maybe he is alive. Just perhaps is having the last laugh now. We begin chapter. Twenty one of the joanna. Bright dungeness bay cozy murder mystery series if you remember twenty. Joanna was confronted by sheriff collins and told that she was achieved suspect and she should trust no one and a state representative of the district. Attorney was coming down in ten days so she asked alex. Can i trust you. And that's where chapter. Twenty one picks up rusty came bounding up. the stair. lay next to joanna. Alex got up. Without a word walked into the apartment she wrapped an arm around rusty snack. In pullman tight. I guess we're on our own big guy. No sooner had she finished verbalizing her. Worst fear than alex emerged with a steaming. Pot of coffee refill joanna locked up smiling higher teary eyes burning nears please. I have every reason to be resentful and salted angry. But i'm not. I'm not really into writing and emotional roller coaster or game playing. When she stood he put down the coffee. Pot filled relief joyanna lunch. Ford robin alex in a hug. Oh thank you so much alex. After mullet he stepped back and held her at arm's length. What can i do. I won't ask you to make decisions or take control in any way. Just be my sounding board. He laughed picked up the coffee pot filter mug after everything. You've been through since arriving at dungeness pay. I say you're the most grounded self sufficient woman i've ever met. She gave a short bow from the waist and sat back down. Alex remove the covers from various plates. Let's dig in before everything gets cold. They ate in silence. Joanna humpback watched alex carry the plates into the apartment felt lighthearted picking up the mugs and coffee pots. She followed him into the kitchen. Wash your dry an answer. Alex turned on. the water. took up the sponge. I passed out twenty two flyers from my tai class. So i can expect two or three. I don't think so. The town's bound to be a buzz with curiosity about the new caretaker. The old apothecary. We'll see right now. I have to clean and get ready for whoever response. I need a table..
"lake merwin" Discussed on True Mysteries of the Pacific Northwest
"And two hundred thousand dollars or blow lineup. He received the money he released. The people and the ten thousand stepped out of the plane into thin air. A no one saw him again. Today's podcast is about the money or the ransom and small boy who found a portion of that way you say some of the ransom money was recovered on february tenth. Nineteen eighty eight year old. Brian ingram washington was vacationing with his family on the columbia river about nine miles downstream from vancouver washington. He was raking the sandy river bank to build a fire what he uncovered three packets of cash significantly disintegrated but still bundled and rubber bands. It amounted to about five thousand eight hundred dollars worth of twenty dollar federal reserve notes. Okay flash forward a little bit armed with an electron microscope and a new theory amateur scientists. tom k. has uncovered a new clue. The fifty year-old case skyjacked b cooper k. Used his microscope to identify diatoms tiny droplets of on cougars ransom money. That was found mysteriously buried just beneath the sand on the bank of the columbia river near vancouver in nineteen eighty nine years after the hijacking. The ransom where he released thirty six passengers for two hundred thousand dollars four parachutes k. Examined the ransom bills twelve years ago at the request of the seattle. Fbi but only recently turned his attention to algae. The could have been present on the water so money. So suddenly case as a light bulb came on and i wondered if we could use these different species of dieter that we found on cooper spills a long time ago to determine when the money got wet and when the money landed on the bank of the columbia river the result case research was published monday. This would be about three mondays ago in the journal of scientific reports marking the first time. That cooper evidence has been peer reviewed and published the dive homes. That we found on the cooper money. Our spring species k said they bloom in the spring. They do not bloom. In november when cooper jumped k. Said that's a key because it shows. The money ended up in the river. Months after cooper jumped on november twenty four nineteen seventy one because the bills only had one season of diatoms on them and did not have died at home so plume in the winter key theorizes that the money came out of the water and landed on the bank of ten bar. A sandbar the columbia river. After only a few weeks or months the money was not floating in the water for a year otherwise we would have seen diatoms from a full range of the year. We only saw them from spring. The spring time bloom so this puts a very narrow range on when the money got wet and was subsequently buried antenna bar k. Said the scientists said the new information scuttle see. fbi's original theory in the nineteen eighties at the money. Somehow flowed downriver from cooper's believed drop zone near lake merwin and southwest washington and into the wash gall river and out into the columbia. That would be the so-called wa- chagall wash down theory. The new finding also raises more questions than answers though. How did the money. Enter the water months after cooper staring job. Why did it end up some eighteen miles as crow. Flies from cooper suspected drop zone suspected by the fbi. And how did the money get out of columbia river and end up mostly intact with rubber bands holding three stacks of twenty dollar bills together. Okay lot of questions. Cooper who was believed to be around forty years old at the time of the hijacking would be around ninety now if he survived. The jump was several. Fbi agents believe he did not but of course. The science has shown the fbi's jump zone. That is where db cooper would have landed was off base. So just maybe he is alive and perhaps having the last laugh so no conclusion to the whereabouts of db cooper or.
"lake merwin" Discussed on True Mysteries of the Pacific Northwest
"And two hundred thousand dollars or blow lineup. He received the money he released. The people and the ten thousand stepped out of the plane into thin air. A no one saw him again. Today's podcast is about the money or the ransom and small boy who found a portion of that way you say some of the ransom money was recovered on february tenth. Nineteen eighty eight year old. Brian ingram washington was vacationing with his family on the columbia river about nine miles downstream from vancouver washington. He was raking the sandy river bank to build a fire what he uncovered three packets of cash significantly disintegrated but still bundled and rubber bands. It amounted to about five thousand eight hundred dollars worth of twenty dollar federal reserve notes. Okay flash forward a little bit armed with an electron microscope and a new theory. Amateur scientists. tom. K. has uncovered a new clue the fifty fifty-year-old case skyjacked b cooper k. Used his microscope to identify diatoms tiny droplets of on cougars ransom money. That was found mysteriously buried just beneath the sand on the bank of the columbia river near vancouver in nineteen eighty nine years after the hijacking. The ransom where he released thirty six passengers for two hundred thousand dollars four parachutes k. Examined the ransom bills twelve years ago at the request of the seattle. Fbi but only recently turned his attention to algae. The could have been present on the water so money. So suddenly case as a light bulb came on and i wondered if we could use these different species of dieter that we found on cooper spills a long time ago to determine when the money got wet and when the money landed on the bank of the columbia river the result case research was published monday. This would be about three mondays ago in the journal of scientific reports marking the first time. That cooper evidence has been peer reviewed and published the dive homes. That we found on the cooper money. Our spring species k said they bloom in the spring. They do not bloom. In november when cooper jumped k. Said that's a key because it shows. The money ended up in the river. Months after cooper jumped on november twenty four nineteen seventy-one seventy one because the bills only had one season of diatoms on them and did not have died at home so plume in the winter key. Theorizes that the money came out of the water and landed on the bank of ten bar. A sandbar the columbia river. After only a few weeks or months the money was not floating in the water for a year otherwise we would have seen diatoms from a full range of the year. We only saw them from spring. The spring time bloom so this puts a very narrow range on when the money got wet and was subsequently buried antenna bar k. Said the scientists said the new information scuttle see. fbi's original theory in the nineteen eighties at the money. Somehow flowed downriver from cooper's believed drop zone near lake merwin and southwest washington and into the wash gall river and out into the columbia. That would be the so-called wa- chagall wash down theory. The new finding also raises more questions than answers though. How did the money. Enter the water months after cooper staring job. Why did it end up some eighteen miles as crow. Flies from cooper suspected drop zone suspected by the fbi. And how did the money get out of columbia river and end up mostly intact with rubber bands holding three stacks of twenty dollar bills together. Okay lot of questions. Cooper who was believed to be around forty years old at the time of the hijacking would be around ninety now if he survived. The jump was several. Fbi agents believe he did not but of course. The science has shown the fbi's jump zone. That is where db cooper would have landed was off base. So just maybe he is alive and perhaps having the last laugh so no conclusion to the whereabouts of db cooper or.
"lake merwin" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"By the way, I want to comment last week. We have the captain Patrick four departments warden division on talking about lead bullets in what you can. And what you can't use a basically after July first of this year. You are not allowed hunt anything in California with lead bullets. However, thank you, a listener named Don called in and remind me of this. And we didn't mention it last week. So thank you, Don, you can still use lead bullets to target practice with either at a range or in a national forest or Beal Emlyn, you can use them to target practice. Of course. That's one of the things they said when they were trying to pass this Bill. Oh, were you can still use your well who wants to go target practice with lead ammo when you have to change to a non lead bullet, which is gonna shoot entirety differently? Now, if you just want to go out and have some fun. That's one thing. But anyway bottom line is even though you're going to have thousands arounds of ammunition. You don't know what to do with? If you want to you'll still be legal. If you want to go out and target practice with lead bullets after July first, okay? Talked to Darren Rowe there was does goose season going on up there right now and some steelhead fishing Darren I called to talk about goose hunting and steelhead fishing. Then I find out you're kind of a winter fest show another show only this one in bend, Oregon. What's that all about, you know, I think they're showcasing about thirty six different types of beers. Some. A bunch of different ciders and wines. There's not there's not more than a handful of people that is over the age of twenty one walking around with the cost of their head. Is that right? Oh, true. Yeah. So what are some of the your there are I would I would guess you're trying to promote your zip line there. That would be a natural. Yeah. The that's what we're doing. There's folks other interested in fishing believe it or not. Pretty popular popular with these folks right here. Oh, yeah. As it should be. Plus, you not only have the adult, but you have the kids zip line. So. With a destination that bend is f fits right in. Yes, sir. Yes, sir. So now, tell me about the goose sunny we had a five days season and Oregon has a different sees what what's the deal with the goose season in Oregon. So it's open right now for the for whites since speckled belly. But it's not really great yet. I'm gonna start hunting them next week about the twentieth. There's birds around there's not as many as there will be. I mean every day and other, you know, five ten fifteen twenty thousand Newburgh show up and that will continue to happen every day. But that's just the nature of the beast. And everyone thinks it's weather dependent. But it's really not without reverse migration. That's more of a biological clock. Those birds they come to this basin to. Put on some reserves to go up to the breeding ground. Sure enough. So it would make sense as as. The grain starts to grow up there. They know about it from generations of being there, right? Yeah. Absolutely. And and we're finding a lot of Bruce the alfalfa to I mean, they just go to those alfalfa fields like crazy. That's the how long does that season last. You know, it's gonna go through March ten. Wow. And that's not on public land. That's just on private land. Yeah. Private year. There's no refugees that are open at all. Okay. Okay. So you expect the best hunting to be toward the end of February. And then into the end of the season in March. Yeah, it's real typical. It is. I mean, I can easily go find a few pockets of birds, but it won't be the wave after wave like we get after that, you know, the twenty eighth of February first of March. Going on. Okay. Now. What about I wanna talk about steelhead fishing? Let let's let's talk about the what's going gone. I was hearing really good things about three weeks ago. And then I've just kind of it's been a little off a little on. I I don't know if I'm just not getting good report. What's what's going on up there? Well, I mean, it's the same old same all the fish were stacked up in the low water conditions downstream. And that's where everyone was happen. Those, you know, ten to twenty fish days, but you get that couple of shots high water, and it sustains itself for awhile with those fish bread out all the way up to the upper stretches of the river, and and all the way down. So those Fisher now scattered that they're not just easy thickens. Like like, they say she fish in a barrel. Yeah. That's not happening right now. So in other words for that fishing March you've often said that marches your best month up there. So for for it to be the best month, you're not just fishing these fish that are already there. You're expecting new fish. Oh, yeah. That'll happen all the way through April. So if somebody wanted to hit hit the height of the three weeks that would be good would be what the first three weeks in March the second three weeks. In march. You know, the whole Montemar, and then all the way down through April is is pretty pretty fantastic as well. Get a combination of fresh April fish, sometimes some summer fish, and then the downstream fish from earlier on in January February so you're catching a lot of fish. That's dear row of role outfitters, and they that fishing up. Here's the best is coming without a doubt also said, I asked him about the the rogue river, and he said, you know, those Fisher scattered to he says, but there's already four hundred hatchery fish in the hatchery on the upper rogue, and that's that's pretty good for this time of year. But we're still in a transition process because after they took out those dams those Fisher trying to basically go back to what they did before there were dams and a lot more fish. And so it's hard to figure out the fishing has been much better since they took out the dams, but they've they've got to give it time to see when these fish decide when their genetics are gonna tell them when to come up the river. That's all anyway Darren. If you wanna go goose hunting or fishing area code five four one eight eight four thirty eight twenty five call. So how's the the great crater lake zip-line? I had an interview with Richie height of Paulina peak tackle, but we won't have time. But he was up at the Portland show last weekend and found of heard of a lake I I guess he he knew about this before like forty miles away. Call lake Merwin and went up there and got a couple limits of cocaine which were town of each and they're about fourteen inches and fatter than Eck and the difference is like last year, they were fat here too. But it was a lot warmer here, and and plankton grows it, I mean, it's heat heat and light make a big difference. So, but we'll get into more more about that. In the upcoming weeks. Okay. Stay dry and have a good.
"lake merwin" Discussed on The Truth Is Somewhere: A Conspiracy Theory Podcast
"To take off the take off at the steps raised in the door closed and that he would lower and open them himself was in the air it's probably one of those things where he thought that there was a good chance that he would not he might be attacked while he was lowering those fair okay so they negotiate and plan for two hours chancy can aircraft it was it was a boeing boeing seven twenty seven okay goes commission anymore probably yeah the negotiated for two hours okay and then they take off sure and two fighter jets follow the plane one of one below so that cooper couldn't see them smart yeah cooper told tina muck low to join the other members of the crew in the cockpit and to remain there with the door closed so at eight pm which is roughly twenty minutes into the flight an indicator light on the control panel let the crew know that cooper had lowered the rear steps and a few moments later the air pressure inside the cabin changes indicating the rear door husband opened sure and then at eight thirteen pm the pilots must correct for a while that started in the back of the plane so they can reasonably assume that he's jumped sure sure because there was a wobble and they had to correct for it that make sense any sort of weight difference on a plane can change what that has to do it's pretty sensitive so they assumed but again they're all locked in the cockpit so they they're not sure yeah two hours later the plane finally lands in reno and the crew disembarked surrounded by state for birth sheriff's deputies and the fbi and of course there's no sign of cooper so what about these planes the fighter jets that we're following i'm assuming that they were watching for him jump so that they could kind of triangulate where he would be to i don't know fabri searcher and it's my my normal hat about researcher to be fair everything i read said like we're talked about the planes but didn't say what they ended up actually doing once each okay sure just didn't see it maybe not because it was dark and it was raining so an epoch man hunt follows gorse police search door to door and the f b i conducts replica flight even pushing a sled out of the plane to simulate cooper's jump they conducted a widespread aerial search a search of the ground around lake merwin washington where cooper was thought to jump over and no trace of him was found okay so so he jumped over somewhere oregon for sure right going down to reno washington washing lake merwin washington it's interesting i think it was in oregon so i think it was pretty close to the border because they later on things no the columbia river which separates yeah yeah organ washington we didn't make it very far no no no it was only like twenty minutes after the plane took that he pretty wasn't florida all yeah okay that's really interesting i really always assumed that it was more middle oregon okay cool very have it in nineteen eighty eight year old boy found three packets of ransom cash on the bank of the columbia river two packets of one hundred bills a third of ninety bills were all confirmed to be part of cooper's ransom payment sure sure and no other ransom cautious ever been found weird so he's it's never just like shown up no maybe maybe it has just haven't known maybe i was it the serial numbers remain online for public search which i found very interesting so you can just go look up like devi cooper serial numbers like you have some old school money that'd be cool not just devi cooper's rent some money most of that's come out of circulation by now though yeah but what's interesting is like if it has come out of circulation by now you think that the fbi would have found it like oh here's all this money that we pulled out of circulation unless can somebody's mattress in their house burned down yeah also wonder if if every dollar scanned when it comes back back i don't know i just feel like if they're looking for it yeah but what if they he went to he went to not to mexico but he went to new york chart went to the other side of the country known form their cher so the.
"lake merwin" Discussed on GONE
"Even though Himmelsbach had met Mayfield because of an incident on an airfield. Most of mayfield's more severe crimes were not committed until after Himmelsbach had cleared him or even after Himmelsbach had retired, knowing what Himmelsbach new at the time clearing Mayfield. Made sense, but Mayfield had an alibi during the search operation for Cooper, the same night Cooper jumped Mayfield had called Himmelsbach to offer his advice. On the case, it was a great alibi to be sure, but suppose Mayfield had been Cooper and had somehow found his way out of the remote wilderness and to a phone line in a few short hours that night, there were no cellphones or even sat phones in nineteen seventy-one. It's unlikely, yes, but not impossible. Mayfield and Himmelsbach don't seem to have agreed on the timeline Himmelsbach says in his book that Mayfield called him, but Mayfield recalled that Himmelsbach called him as early as the search for parachutes while Cooper's plane was still circling over Seattle, if mayfield's recollection was correct. It would be impossible for Mayfield to be Cooper since well. Cooper was still on the plane. But how well can you trust and unverified alibi maybe Himmelsbach was too hasty in eliminating Mayfield may feel died in two thousand fifteen while hand starting propeller airplane. His arm was struck by the propeller and because he was on blood thinning medication, he bled out before help could arrive because of his death mayfield's only certain connections to Cooper or the calls he made helping the FBI the case moved on the FBI picked up men for flashing cash at bars and bragging or buying new businesses or tipping waitresses fifty dollars. One lead turned out to have been on lake Merwin that night rescuing stranded boater and a pair of conman flees to Newsweek reporter out of tens of thousands of dollars by claiming. One of them in a way was Cooper looking into dead end leads like these would occupy Himmelsbach on and off for the remaining nine years of his. Career at the FBI, but it wasn't all business as usual on April seventh nineteen seventy-two another skyjacked committed a copycat hijacking. He parachuted to the ground over Utah and survive. The jump copycat was caught just two days later on April ninth immediately. He became a suspect and Cooper's hijacking as well. He never directly answered questions about Cooper's hijacking. When interrogated leaving the truth open to speculation though he clearly had the skills necessary. He didn't match the descriptions given by witnesses and he had alibis that held up. He was still tried and convicted for the hijacking. He had committed though he received a forty five year sentence. While in prison, he continued to decline to talk about the Cooper incident. The copycat did not serve that full sentence two years after he was sent to prison. He staged a daring escape. P- he remained free for three months before the F B I cut up to him in Virginia Beach, the copycat engaged the agents in a gunfight when the dust cleared, the copycat was dead FBI agent, nNcholas O'Hara who fired the shotgun that killed. The copycat believed the copycat and Cooper were the same person. He is known to have said, quote, when I shut the copycat I shot db Cooper at the same time and quote, however, the FBI's investigators on the Cooper case, we're unconvinced. Another lead came from a private investigation run by a man named John Banks. He spent a year negotiating a deal with the airlines ensures that entitled him to a portion of the recovered funds. If he could find any. The search would take him two years since the skies and the ground had been scoured banks boarded a submersible, a small submarine and dove into the deep waters of lake. Merwin Merwin wasn't always a lake. It had been a lined canyon before the dam was built in the thirties, the corpses of rotting trees still stood on its sloping walls, hundreds of feet below. The surface Bank said the diving in lake Merwin was like diving in a forest on the first dive banks slammed into one of the trees for a moment. He was sure he'd seriously damaged his submersible trapped himself. If the tree branches were still strong, they could have easily snagged the stub. But the rotted limb simply snapped off as the submersible settled on the bottom banks cut his breath while chunks of tree limbs. Rained harmlessly down on the submersibles hull filling the up with Erie sounds Bank scour the bottom of the lake over many dives investing more than five thousand man hours in research. Diving time in a search took him two years. He uncovered no signs of Cooper or his parachute. By the late nineteen seventies the case was going cold. The FBI started reassigning. It's agents a placard explaining how to lower the ass stairs of a seven twenty-seven was found in nineteen seventy eight along the fight path. Just north of where Cooper was suspected to have jumped exciting though. This was it didn't help much in the search for Cooper. Some of the money turned up imbedded in a river Bank at the border of Washington and Oregon in nineteen eighty. Aside from that bundle of decaying bills and the placard no other direct evidence of Cooper's jump has emerged eventually in April nineteen eighty Himmelsbach retired ended in two thousand sixteen the F B I finally closed their active cold case investigation, even though the mystery seemed to have fizzled out the myth endured in the public imagination. Cooper was a folk hero. He stuck it to the man and gotten away with it. But the airline Cooper had targeted wasn't really the man. They were a random victim with deep pockets. Cooper had told his captives that he didn't bear a grudge against their airline. He just had a grudge in general. Likewise, Cooper's admirers don't seem to care about where the money came from. They admire him simply because he got away with it. If two hundred thousand dollars or more than one point, two million in today's dollars dropped out of the sky into your lap. What would that feel like would you go into work the next day? In some circles, he became a Robin Hood figure though Himmelsbach liked to point out that Cooper had threatened to kill dozens of innocent hostages, and he hadn't robbed the rich to give to the poor. Still. Those are the case. Facts facts. Don't always matter when it comes to crafting myth. And so journalists and fans continue to be captivated by the myth of Cooper one-such investigative journalist. Published a bombshell book in twenty sixteen. He let the world know he had finally, cracked the case employing a vast network of private investigators. He dug into the past of a man whom he identified as db Cooper, the case was persuasive. Allegedly, the subject had a turbulent childhood in California lying easily to get out of trouble. He was a good liar and persuasive. He used his inventiveness to build a functioning glider when he was fourteen and used his looseness with the truth to get anything he wanted without difficulty. He stole money. He's still cars and he persuaded his long suffering wife that he was not philandering. We'll call this man the veteran because he served in Vietnam. He was drawn to war by the allure of violence and the charm of flying machines. He learned to fly a helicopter and other aircraft which he loved. He became decorated for daring rescues of men and off. Officers, deep in enemy territory, but he also became known as cheat and a thief. He hoarded stolen military supplies, weapons even general's Jeep and ran a black market when he was about to be found out. He loaded everything into the Jeep and drove it into a river to hide the evidence. The investigative reporter also cited a belief that he had used the exact model plane Cooper hijacked to do supply drops out the back ramp. It would explain why Cooper knew so much about the plane. Some of veterans airdrops were apparently freelance on authorized by command. His friends knew him as having a calm and friendly demeanor, despite his dangerous behavior which fits perfectly with the flight crews recollection of Cooper, the veteran was eventually discharged when his deceits cut up to him. He came back to the states and used his military service as a means to gain employment, never telling people the whole story and. Inventing medals. He'd never one in between jobs. He ran cons. He allegedly had a long con in Oregon posing as a Swiss noble. The baron do winter who is visiting America. He became legendary in the town of a story, Oregon, he promised all the residents that they could all come visit him in Switzerland and stay at his estate. His apparent generosity caused many locals to lower their guard. Many would let him stay with them for a week or so rent-free. And once he was in someone's home, he would swindle them spinning stories about how his stay had become more expensive than he'd anticipated and would be grateful if they could feed him to only when the locals began swapping notes, many months into winter stay. Did they wise up to winter immediately skip town mere days after Dewinter vanished from a story. Ah, db Cooper arrived in an airport in Oregon, and MIR. As after db Cooper himself vanished the veteran using his real name reappeared in California. The investigative reporter also pointed to those letters. The F B I had received the first two were mailed from Vancouver and Portland followed by letters from northern California. One of the California letters was mailed less than thirty five miles from the veteran's home. The other just fifty miles away. And if all the letters were written by one Ryder which the F B I believed was the case. They suggested someone moving quite quickly. The veteran had a private plane. The four letters would seem to be a smoking gun tracing the path from db Cooper's jump site to the veteran's home in California. And yet a train skydiver. The veteran would have easily recognized the non-functioning training parachute that db Cooper mistakenly took. And if he had done these supply drops, he probably wouldn't have needed to take time. I'm figuring out how to lower the rear stairs as FBI investigator Himmelsbach documented. He had the veteran was in his late twenties when the hijacking took place witnesses, describe someone in their forties or fifties. The investigative reporter explained this by referencing a statement from one witness where they said it seemed like Hooper was wearing makeup intended to make him look older. Like every other theory, it makes sense if you squint a convincing picture emerges, but only if you selectively ignore evidence that contradicts it, the theory requires a leap of faith, and that's not the same thing as really being sure. Db Cooper was FBI investigators were aware of the veteran, but never seriously considered him as the true identity of db Cooper for these various reasons. Dozens of people have been under suspicion. None can be firmly tied to the crime with any conclusive evidence. So what happened to Cooper? What is our official theory? We believe db Cooper survived the jump only to dive exposure in the forest at Cooper lived. He probably would have spent the money. And if he died on impact, we probably would have found his parachute or his body. But that's why we believe that there is a third possibility. We believe he survived the full, hit the parachute, but died of exposure in the remote cold mountains before he could reach civilization. This conclusion could be supported by the money found in the riverbank. The FBI's analysis stated that it looked like it was deposited there by natural processes, not by someone, stashing it for later retrieval. It's a good theory. And obviously the one we believe, yes. Cooper might have been one of the FBI's many suspects or he might have been the subject of a freelance investigation, or he might. Have slipped past everyone. But the truth is probably staring us in the face former FBI agent, Gary Tallus who's part of the helicopter search believes this theory early in the investigation. He disagreed with his colleagues assumption that the jump was not survivable. He believes it is most likely Cooper injured himself in the fall, but survived. He buried or burned his parachute next, unable to orient himself in the remote wilderness and with no survival equipment or supplies. He died, quote his bones scattered all over the world by scavenging animals and anticlimactic end to a dramatic heist. Thanks
"lake merwin" Discussed on GONE
"In nineteen seventy? One db Cooper had successfully gotten away with the biggest plane hijacking today, all while staying affectively anonymous, the FBI investigation needed to scale up if they were ever going to find out who Cooper really was. They interviewed everyone who interacted with Cooper in the airport, even tracking down the man who'd sold him his ticket. None of the interviews yielded anything useful. A series of four ladders signed db Cooper were mailed to the FBI in the following day's three were anonymous by using letters cut from magazines, and one was handwritten after studying the letters, the FBI apparently concluded that they weren't particularly promising leads or perhaps not authentic. They're not mentioned in investigator hills box. Post retirement book, the positive clues combined with the possibility of hoaxes. Left. The FBI was a tight rope to walk. They could go to the public requesting tips and leads, but doing so would require them to give some information away. They would have to release composite sketches of the man and some of the facts of the case that meant people could easily call in hoaxes and Cooper would know if the FBI was close on his trail. It also Mandel you of calls from people whose neighbors just bought a boat or who's coworker walked was a fresh limp, but not going public would mean missing out on a chance to get lease. And despite knowing almost everything he did from the moment he arrived in the airport to the moment. He jumped the FBI, knew nothing about what happened before or after. So the FBI made the decision to request help from the public. They withheld a few facts in an effort to help weed out the hoaxers and then they endured the tips thousands of tips all. Of which they had an obligation to investigate. Most were easily cleared. Sometimes the suspect wouldn't even know they were being investigated before they were cleared. Some of the people on the list were suspicious and we're investigated thoroughly for years. Others were quickly cleared. Still others were cleared. Then reinvestigated after new piece of evidence came to light. The biggest question was whether Cooper could have lived if he was dead, that obviously would have ruled out a lot of suspects without knowing the answer, the F B I had to consider even the most tenuous leads. If Cooper had lived, where was he? Did he hike out of the wilderness and just go back to work on Monday. That is one theory popular with many Cooper fans and investigators that Cooper did it for the thrill of success and simply return to his life as it was before that theory is tempting because if he lived, you'd think it would have. Spent the money. So why wasn't the money spent despite careful monitoring for the stolen Bill, serial numbers. None of it ever turned up at banks as you'd expect if it had been spent. If you wanna believe Cooper lived, you either have to believe he lost the money in the fall, or he didn't do it for the money in the first place. On the other hand, if he died, where was the body and extensive air search and massive manhunt scoured the forest yard by yard? One possibility is that Cooper was unlucky and landed in a man-made lake called lake. Merwin lake Merwin was along the flight path of the plane near where Cooper was thought to have jumped in the days following the crime, helicopters scoured the whole jump region looking for parachutes. One helicopter crew had reported that they'd spotted an object that might have been a parachute on the lake, though it either was a false sighting or head submerged under the waves. By the time, the investigators on the ground. And arrived. If it was Cooper's parachute that was probably bad news for Cooper was last seen with a heavy bag tied around his waist. Did he live? Was it even possible according to AP correspondent Luis Cabrera reporting in on the FBI's, then ongoing investigation in two thousand one. Works under the assumption that he probably didn't make it because it was raining quite heavily that night. The plane was going better than a hundred seventy miles an hour, and he was wearing a business suit with loafers. So even if he did somehow manage to make it to the ground, it's there's some pretty rugged terrain around there, and he would have had to hike out many parachuting experts do not believe he could've lived dressed and Laden down as he was with only one working shoot. But if he crashed where did is shoot go, we would've expected to find it tangled in the trees. A veteran parachutist once told investigator Himmelsbach that someone diving at night through clouds over mountains would have no idea how far below the ground was fear and uncertainty would tempt them to pull their Ripcord right away. Cooper had created this problem for himself. The F B I negotiators had offered him military style parachutes which would easily. Have been obtained from a nearby airbase. Those parachutes opened at a medically based on barometric pressure. No need to pull a cord Cooper had refused these parachutes these civilian parachutes though, were manual specifically, they were stunt diver. Shoots designed for people to do tricks and formations in the air releasing the parachute at the last possible moment. The military shoots were designed to open gradually gently slowing the parachutists down, but the civilian stunt shoots Cooper had picked would open suddenly that's fine in normal weather, but not in severe winds like these. The parachute simply weren't designed to handle them. The strong winds and the storm would have sent Cooper tumbling. If he'd open the parachute while tumbling in the storm, the experts said the winds would have shredded the parachute and Cooper's backup parachute as we know then work the FBI unable to determine whether he live. Her died, had a huge slew of potential culprits to examine Jack Caufield was a con man who was serving time when he convinced his cellmate that he was Cooper. His story was plausible. He said he'd burned his parachute and lost the money. Himmelsbach saw. This is another one of cough outs. Cons. Caufield was trying to sell the story to a Hollywood studio. He stood to gain from getting people to believe he was Cooper Himmelsbach never disclosed why he was so sure. Cough elt wasn't the guy he wrote in his book that the story didn't line up with some of the facts of the case that the F B I didn't make public. Perhaps because that non-answer is particularly unsatisfying, cough. Elds name kept coming up. Some journalists and Cooper fans remained or remain convinced Caufield did it as does his former cellmate every few years theory resurfaces one person the FBI received. Multiple tips about was TED Mayfield a parachutist and no stranger to law enforcement. He had armed robbery on his rap sheet in nineteen seventy seven, five years after Cooper skyjackings Mayfield stolen airplane and decades after Mayfield was quickly cleared in the Cooper investigation in nineteen ninety four. He was charged with negligent homicide when two of his skydiving students were killed by non-functioning parachutes as recently as two thousand ten. He was charged with a crime this time flying an airplane without a license despite having the right resume Mayfield was never seriously considered to be a suspect by Himmelsbach even
"lake merwin" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"Here's another fund fact there was a millionaire a local millionaire who we don't know do you know the name no i've looked if anybody knows health to stand up and say it with dignity it was on it was on the news at this local millionaire says you know what that's near lake merwin an ongoing to rent a submarine because some of millionaire and that's where it's what i do yeah on a work of a millionaire you gotta summary in any troll the depths of lake merwin he said he rented a small submarine because he's not an extravagant local note out this new three hitting the 25 seems ostentatious the hydraulics on anything a summary does it have a metal detector which would not have helped because it was cash bills exactly the you make a great local millionaire would if only the other weird thing that happened was the the cia gun involved which was a little bit strange yeah and they scrambled the sr seventy one black bird right they scrambled it several times yeah it was almost over easy terrible whoever they were major you should be ashamed that makes sense because once he scramble it can't be over easy terrible joke chuck terresa it's rebound rebound is this really happening did you talk about long nipples all right that's our 71 blackbird was at the time super secret we all know about it now but at the time it was very secret and it was kind of a big deal to get the singapore the air.