Ever hear of "D.B. Cooper?"
That's the name the media gave for a middle-aged man who had actually used "Dan Cooper" when he boarded and later hijacked a Boeing 727-100 in late 1971, demanding $200,000 ransom.
The flight Cooper rode on was a thirty-minute flight on Northwest Orient Airlines from Portland, Oregon, to Seattle, Washington.
To make a long story short -- full details here -- the ransom was paid and Cooper bailed out of the plane. He was never seen again.
In 1980, a small portion of the ransom money was found on the banks of the Columbia River, near Vancouver, Washington. The bills were severely deteriorated. This discovery only muddied the waters (pun intended) further, for reasons much too complex and boring to delve into here.
The FBI finally gave up trying to find Cooper just last year.
But waitaminnit, folks... I've cracked the case!
Here, at long last, is a photo of the real D.B. Cooper!
The resemblance is uncanny, innit? Right down to the screwy-looking hairline.
The photo above is of actor Clark Gregg, best known for his role as Agent Phil Coulson on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. television show, and in several movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He also played Richard Campbell, the ex-husband of Julia Louis-Dreyfus' character Christine, in the CBS-TV series The New Adventures of Old Christine.
Let's just ignore the fact that in 1971, Clark Gregg was nine years old, shall we?
(Or is this just another one of those "separated at birth" things?)
Thanks for your time.