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    Phil_The_Rodent is offline Junior Twelever Bronze Phil_The_Rodent is on a distinguished road
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    Not puzzle related in the slightest, but DB Cooper is in the news if anyone is interested in the story.

    LOS ANGELES — U.S. investigators are looking into a promising lead in an unsolved 1970s skyjacking by the legendary "D.B. Cooper" that points to a man who died 10 years ago, the FBI said Monday.

    If the man — who investigators declined to identify — is found to be the hijacker, it would mean he lived for some 30 years after parachuting out of a plane at night with $200,000 in cash before dying of natural causes.

    "It's not so much new information. It retained our attention about one year ago, and we've been working on it since then. It's one of the active leads for that investigation," FBI spokesman Frederick Gutt said.

    "The information we have hasn't produced inconsistent information, so in that regard it's still viable, credible and active," said Gutt, a special agent in the FBI's Seattle office.

    Gutt said the FBI is currently working with the man's family to find something it can lift his fingerprints from in order to compare them to prints found inside the plane.

    The man who hijacked a Northwest Orient Airlines jet on November 24, 1971, called himself "Dan Cooper," but even after FBI agents investigated — and cleared — a man named D.B. Cooper, the latter name stuck in media accounts.

    The hijacker ordered the plane — which was on a short flight from Portland, Oregon to Seattle, Washington — to land after claiming to have a bomb and showing a flight attendant a briefcase filled with red cylinders and wires.

    When the plane landed in Seattle, the hijacker traded the passengers for $200,000 and a parachute before ordering the crew to fly him south to Mexico.

    About 30 minutes later, the hijacker opened the rear hatch of the Boeing 727 and jumped into the frigid darkness at an altitude of 10,000 feet.

    Authorities estimated he landed in a rugged, heavily forested area of the northwestern state of Washington.

    The man was never found, though a small amount of the ransom money was discovered in British Columbia.

    "It's still an unsolved case and in that regard we have an interest, but it's not a priority either," Gutt said.

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    Infamous 'D.B. Cooper' caper has Canadian connection

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    I started late in the game, evidently. I just got the book a few weeks ago and from what I have read, everyone is way a head of me. If everyone would please close their books so I can catch up, I would greatly appreciate it. HAHAHAHHAHA! I am not going to chapter 2 until I figure out chapter 1. Is this a good idea or not?
    i used to have a life.

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    Enjoy the journey, but most of us, if not all, have hit a brick wall after solving the 240 questions, so I wouldn't worry about starting late. You'll catch up in no time.

    It's helpful to do the chapters one after the other, as the codes/ciphers sometimes help you to solve a later one, and obviously if these are not you forte, then its a nice learning curve. But obviously the questions that don't need decoding you could answer, although some of these have different answers in the archive than by googling.

    happy Hunting Nick
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    NEW CLUE posted by Ron for Chapter 1. See Facebook.

    Keep up the hunt!

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