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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #180 on: November 14, 2018, 03:44:39 PM »
continuing FBI lab report on 3 letters that haven't been discussed
(lab report is from 12/16/71)

Too bad they only summarize start/stop in the 4 page report and not the full letters

From grey's book, the full text of the "Dear Manager" letter is interesting..mentions foreign soil

dear manager,
much of the credit for my success is yours,
I am departing very soon for foreign soil, flying
naturally, thanks again.

D.B. Cooper
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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #181 on: November 14, 2018, 08:32:58 PM »

KOIN speaks with Eric Ulis

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« Reply #182 on: November 14, 2018, 08:46:45 PM »
Outstanding news coverage, EU. Thanks, Shut, for posting the link.
 
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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #183 on: November 14, 2018, 08:56:09 PM »
I was surprised that I was asked about Sheridan. That said, I'm pleased with how it came out. There was about 20 minutes of additional footage and conversation that didn't make the final cut.
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« Reply #184 on: November 15, 2018, 09:37:54 PM »
Just had a nice, and enlightening, conversation with Geoffrey Gray--he is in Mexico City right now and has seen no sign of DBC.

He said he would be unable to attend the conference but asked me to extend his well wishes to all. I believe he'll be at the 2019 version (my guess).
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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #185 on: November 17, 2018, 02:37:54 PM »
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Just had a nice, and enlightening, conversation with Geoffrey Gray--he is in Mexico City right now and has seen no sign of DBC.

He said he would be unable to attend the conference but asked me to extend his well wishes to all. I believe he'll be at the 2019 version (my guess).
I'm gonna try my level best for 2019. Will have to save up, but will tie it in maybe with a trip to see some friends on the West Coast of Canada and the US. BTW a publisher has asked to see the rest of my DBC fiction book. Fingers and toes crossed...
 
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« Reply #186 on: November 17, 2018, 02:40:42 PM »
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Just had a nice, and enlightening, conversation with Geoffrey Gray--he is in Mexico City right now and has seen no sign of DBC.

He said he would be unable to attend the conference but asked me to extend his well wishes to all. I believe he'll be at the 2019 version (my guess).
I'm gonna try my level best for 2019. Will have to save up, but will tie it in maybe with a trip to see some friends on the West Coast of Canada and the US. BTW a publisher has asked to see the rest of my DBC fiction book. Fingers and toes crossed...

Very cool. Best of luck.

I have it on good authority that your fiction DB Cooper book in about 35 years could be used as a basis for a new "viable" suspect. Be prepared.
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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #187 on: November 18, 2018, 05:00:51 PM »
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I have it on good authority that your fiction DB Cooper book in about 35 years could be used as a basis for a new "viable" suspect. Be prepared.

Hmmmm.... I feel like this remark might be directed at me....
 

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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #188 on: November 18, 2018, 06:20:35 PM »
Well, for those that want an early jump on this future development, I am carrying TWO boxes of Marty's book to the Conference, so you can purchase a copy of Finding DB Cooper - Chasing the Last Lead in American's Only Unsolved Skyjacking directly!

Signed, too, by both Martin Sr. and Jr.!!!

Also on display at the "Book Table" will be a copy of the newly minted tome by Sheridan Peterson, delivered from Snowmman yesterday via the USPS.
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« Reply #189 on: November 18, 2018, 07:16:40 PM »
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I have it on good authority that your fiction DB Cooper book in about 35 years could be used as a basis for a new "viable" suspect. Be prepared.

Hmmmm.... I feel like this remark might be directed at me....

I was referring to the latest flurry of activity around William Smith. That said, I suppose I should have considered your work surrounding Gunther too and been somewhat more diplomatic.

I certainly don't mean to impugn any of your work in that regard. Please accept my apologies on that front. The fact that your work actually comes attached with your name is also commendable. I'm not really a fan of the "anonymous" label in the case of Smith...it strikes me as gimmicky.

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« Reply #190 on: November 18, 2018, 07:40:22 PM »
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I have it on good authority that your fiction DB Cooper book in about 35 years could be used as a basis for a new "viable" suspect. Be prepared.

Hmmmm.... I feel like this remark might be directed at me....

I was referring to the latest flurry of activity around William Smith. That said, I suppose I should have considered your work surrounding Gunther too and been somewhat more diplomatic.

I certainly don't mean to impugn any of your work in that regard. Please accept my apologies on that front. The fact that your work actually comes attached with your name is also commendable. I'm not really a fan of the "anonymous" label in the case of Smith...it strikes me as gimmicky.



Thanks, though I always welcome criticism and the exchange of ideas.

The William Smith theory is more fiction than fact, certainly.

I am very sorry I won't be attending the conference but I look forward to seeing whatever recordings come out of it.

And thank you, Bruce.
 
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« Reply #191 on: November 18, 2018, 09:50:17 PM »
My pleasure, Marty.

As for William Smith and "Anonymous," as per Doug Perry's recent post at the Oregonian on Max Gunther, Dan LeClair and the aforementioned Wm. Smith, these are all good speculations in my view.

Regarding "Anonymous" and the use of his mystery moniker, I am not a big fan of veiled identities for any reason. I have spoken with Anonymous and apprised him of my perspective. But he feels too vulnerable with his position in the military to use his real name, given the current history of unpleasantness in the Vortex.
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« Reply #192 on: November 18, 2018, 10:03:22 PM »
GG has announced the DB Cooper Conference at True HQ Magazine. Unfortunately, I can't cut and past it here.

The buzz is building. Definitely.



 

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« Reply #193 on: November 18, 2018, 10:06:42 PM »
Bruce:
I'm going to PM you with my newly adjusted header layout.
I've seen some people talk about .75" side margins, but I think I'm going to leave it as 0.5" margins. That way page numbes will match the proofs for the final version. Also fewer pages. Nice to keep the book under 1" thick I think

One niggling detail: a pro thing is to remove the running title/author headers on each chapter page.
I was avoiding that, because you need a section break on each chapter, rather than my current page break.

I think I'll suck it up and do that tomorrow, to avoid needling from the maestro, Bruce.

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Well, for those that want an early jump on this future development, I am carrying TWO boxes of Marty's book to the Conference, so you can purchase a copy of Finding DB Cooper - Chasing the Last Lead in American's Only Unsolved Skyjacking directly!

Signed, too, by both Martin Sr. and Jr.!!!

Also on display at the "Book Table" will be a copy of the newly minted tome by Sheridan Peterson, delivered from Snowmman yesterday via the USPS.
 

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« Reply #194 on: November 18, 2018, 10:16:05 PM »
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GG has announced the DB Cooper Conference at True HQ Magazine. Unfortunately, I can't cut and past it here.

The buzz is building. Definitely.

Bruce, can you email me the link?
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