Saturday, November 4, 2017

Over Forty Years Later... I've Solved the Case!


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.

21 comments:

  1. Hi there - it's been a while but I'm back to blogging after my summer break. The resemblance is uncanny!! :)

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. Welcome back. A lot of my readers were gone this summer, so I put a link in my sidebar to a recent post that talks about the stuff I posted about during the last few months! Feel free to check it out!

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  2. But you forgot the key that ties it all together. He needed money to get his acting career off the ground. He couldn't do it in this day in age, get caught. Time travel! Solved completely.

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    1. Ha I love that theory...time travel makes it all possible.

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  3. Hmmmmm... One of the crime shows did a take on ol' DB - it might have been Castle - and it turned out that one of the FBI's investigators on the case was the real Cooper, who inserted himself in the investigation just to throw it off. That actually makes sense! I will admit, though, that Clark Gregg does bear an uncanny resemblance to the witness sketches.

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    1. I saw the resemblance even before I saw any shots of Clark Gregg wearing sunglasses.

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  4. Yaarrrgh, I knew you didn't know. But I had to find out.

    D B Cooper has become quite a legend. If he made it out alive, I hope he did something good with the money. Like give it to people who really needed it. But being a criminal, probably not. Take care.

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    1. The idea of someone stealing money to give it away reminds me of Charles Grodin's character in Midnight Run.

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  5. Ha! I had no idea where you were leading me. Perhaps he time traveled?

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    1. That seems to be the prevalent theory here. Ha.

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  6. I saw a "documentary" that supposedly revealed Cooper's identity. I don't think the idea took hold, and I can't remember who it was supposed to be.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Of course. I'm the only one who's figured it out correctly.

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  7. There is definitely a resemblance there!

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  8. Maybe they are first cousins? :) definitely share the gene controlling hairlines, and a few others besides perhaps. Striking similarity!

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    1. Yep. And as I said above, I saw the resemblance even before I saw any photos of Clark Gregg wearing sunglasses.

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  9. Now, this is a very interesting read! They say we all have a double, but I sense something more. Perhaps, a heir to the money, 9 yrs old could be a son that no one knew about. Oh my mind is wandering with scenarios.

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    1. It's an inspiring story in the most literal sense, that's for sure!

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