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Offline Bruce A. Smith

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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #255 on: December 05, 2018, 04:12:06 AM »
I don't think Reca is Cooper, but the Reca story is part of the bigger DB Cooper saga, and that makes it interesting. Even more interesting is what people do with it and why.

Reca was clearly in the woods of Cle Elum, WA on Nov. 24, 1971. The question is why.

Further, according to Vern Jones, Principia, and author Carl Laurin, Reca's life turned dramatically afterwards, becoming a hit man for the CIA.

Or he became a fascinating participant in an extraordinary charade. The pile of foreign passports was interesting to see and thumb through. Do I believe Reca was a hit man - no, not really. I don't think real assassins save their passports as kinds of souvenirs.

So why did Walter Reca? Vern says the passports have been authenticated. Really? Then WTF is going on here?
 

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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #256 on: December 05, 2018, 08:11:02 AM »
Vern Jones as joined this forum. perhaps we can get to the bottom of this story and see why he feels that most of the known evidence doesn't fit with what he's been presenting.
 

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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #257 on: December 05, 2018, 11:13:14 AM »
It's easy for "suspects" to have an interesting story, when data is mined by supportive people. We've seen that with Flyjack.

It's another thing to hold up under adversarial research.

Most of these "suspect" promoters wither under that, and finally resort to "Well something doesn't add up and he looks like the sketch, doesn't he?"

So you end up mostly finding out how people have different views of what proves what. Basically it becomes more of research into how people deciding that voting for someone like Trump made sense.
 
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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #258 on: December 05, 2018, 01:13:31 PM »
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I don't think Reca is Cooper, but the Reca story is part of the bigger DB Cooper saga, and that makes it interesting. Even more interesting is what people do with it and why.

Reca was clearly in the woods of Cle Elum, WA on Nov. 24, 1971. The question is why.

Further, according to Vern Jones, Principia, and author Carl Laurin, Reca's life turned dramatically afterwards, becoming a hit man for the CIA.

Or he became a fascinating participant in an extraordinary charade. The pile of foreign passports was interesting to see and thumb through. Do I believe Reca was a hit man - no, not really. I don't think real assassins save their passports as kinds of souvenirs.

So why did Walter Reca? Vern says the passports have been authenticated. Really? Then WTF is going on here?

'but the Reca story is part of the bigger DB Cooper saga, and that makes it interesting. Even more interesting is what people do with it and why.'

hmmm, does that include the story of Frances the Mule?

Must all medical schools now teach Cow Mutilation and Alien Dissection?

How many degrees of separation before something is classified as insanity?



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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #259 on: December 05, 2018, 01:16:08 PM »
Bruce wrote about Reca: "Or he became a fascinating participant in an extraordinary charade. The pile of foreign passports was interesting to see and thumb through. Do I believe Reca was a hit man - no, not really. I don't think real assassins save their passports as kinds of souvenirs."

Why on Earth would a spook assassin have a bunch of foreign passports WITH HIS REAL NAME ON THEM? All the passports I saw at Portland (and they looked 100% genuine, with many foreign entry stamps) had Reca's real name on them.

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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #260 on: December 05, 2018, 01:17:02 PM »
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Bruce wrote about Reca: "Or he became a fascinating participant in an extraordinary charade. The pile of foreign passports was interesting to see and thumb through. Do I believe Reca was a hit man - no, not really. I don't think real assassins save their passports as kinds of souvenirs."

Why on Earth would a spook assassin have a bunch of foreign passports WITH HIS REAL NAME ON THEM? All the passports I saw at Portland (and they looked 100% genuine, with many foreign entry stamps) had Reca's real name on them.

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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #261 on: December 05, 2018, 01:25:05 PM »
Georger wrote:

"hmmm, does that include the story of Frances the Mule?

Must all medical schools now teach Cow Mutilation and Alien Dissection?"


Mr. Ed undoubtedly infringed Francis's IP rights. Blevins is a champion for IP theft victims.

Alien dissection is real Georger. Just look on YouTube.

I liked the Reca people even though I disagree with their conclusions. I just loved the response I got when I challenged them on the flight path deviation of a mere 116 miles to Cle Elum: "We'd rather have the right guy than the right flight path" (said with a twinkle in their eyes while quaffing some really good IPA).

Gotta love the Vortex and its dwellers. Good times were had.

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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #262 on: December 05, 2018, 01:32:42 PM »
I may have figured Reca out. A guy walks into a bar looking to hustle women. The women are jaded and skeptical, having heard dozens of stolen valor claims from old oafs claiming to be highly decorated Green Berets or Navy Seals. Reca pitches the James Bond secret assassin story. When an eyebrow is raised he pulls out a handful of foreign passports. Suddenly Reca is getting intense female attention.  The fake special ops guys at the bar wonder what's this guy got that I don't have?

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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #263 on: December 05, 2018, 04:37:05 PM »
It's possible the passports are fakes (they could have been used even if fake)

Who authenticated the passports? Why did people decide they were valid?
 

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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #264 on: December 05, 2018, 04:41:51 PM »
I only see pics of US and British passports online.
What other countries were there? (and what years if possible)

The British passport doesn't have Reca's signature.
It says Frank Drinler or something on the signature page?

Anyone have more detail on the British passport
 

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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #265 on: December 05, 2018, 04:44:15 PM »
I see one British passport and the rest US passports in this picture

The signature page on the British passport is now attached. Why is it not his name?
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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #266 on: December 05, 2018, 04:48:57 PM »
Has the british passport had a different photo pasted in?
There is 1/4 of a seal on the picture, but the rest of the seal doesn't show on the passport page?

The 1/4 seal is the lower right of the Reca photo.

zoom in on pic in post above, and comment?
 

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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #267 on: December 05, 2018, 04:54:56 PM »
here is a similar one...
 

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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #268 on: December 05, 2018, 04:56:15 PM »
I believe they have to have a raised stamp on them....
 

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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #269 on: December 05, 2018, 05:00:08 PM »
Here is a pic that includes the CCCP id or whatever it is? (what is it?)

It has his name, and the picture is the same picture as in the British passport, so probably from same time period?