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Re: DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation
« Reply #810 on: October 28, 2018, 03:58:53 PM »
Many witnessed napalm and lived to talk about it..


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Re: DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation
« Reply #811 on: October 28, 2018, 04:08:16 PM »
wow. tragic.
 

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Re: DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation
« Reply #812 on: October 28, 2018, 04:12:08 PM »
What he was talking about was the first conflict in Vietnam (The Battle of la Drang)
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Re: DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation
« Reply #813 on: October 28, 2018, 04:25:15 PM »
EU - do you have any info about this type of bank account that makes it significant, other than it was numbered? For instance, were there only a thousand such accounts in existence, or did BoA discontinue their use after learning of heightened criminal use, anything more specific that would give weight to it? My thought is that if it was a common banking product, then Peterson having one drops off to an interesting footnote until more comes out.
 

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Re: DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation
« Reply #814 on: October 28, 2018, 05:20:04 PM »
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EU - do you have any info about this type of bank account that makes it significant, other than it was numbered? For instance, were there only a thousand such accounts in existence, or did BoA discontinue their use after learning of heightened criminal use, anything more specific that would give weight to it? My thought is that if it was a common banking product, then Peterson having one drops off to an interesting footnote until more comes out.

This is a good question.

First off a numbered or "secret" account is one that allows the account holder to conduct banking activities with complete anonymity. This makes these types of accounts preferred by those trying to hide money from government authorities...wealthy business people, drug lords, terrorists and other perfectly law-abiding people who prefer to have a portion of their assets held in secret.

Numbered accounts are rare and used to only be offered by Swiss Banks. The thing is that in order to open a numbered bank account you had to meet a few criteria (things are somewhat different today). First, you needed to open the account with a large sum of money--nowadays north of $1 million would be the minimum. Second, You had to be willing to pay a premium for the account--no free checking here. Third, you had to open the account in person.

Mary Jean Fryar, the FBI agent who twice interviewed Sheridan and took his DNA sample, told me that the only reason someone opens a numbered bank account is to hide something from the authorities.

To the best of my knowledge, Bank of America has never offered numbered bank accounts. Theoretically they could have at one point in Singapore. This is because B of A used to operate in Singapore but left. Furthermore, they left before numbered bank accounts were allowed in Singapore. That is to say, although a law was passed and implemented in Singapore on January 1, 1971 that allowed for numbered bank accounts, the governing authority that implemented the Singapore law did not grant permission for numbered accounts to actually be offered for many years after the hijacking and B of A's dealings in Singapore.

If Sheridan is telling the truth about having a numbered or "secret" account that he opened in 1971 and living off its proceeds during his time in Nepal this is problematic for two reasons. One, where did the money come from to open the account? Two, he would have had to leave Nepal to open the account which blows the alibi he gave to the FBI which was that he did not leave Nepal during the 2 1/2 years he lived there, including the date of November 24, 1971.
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Re: DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation
« Reply #815 on: October 28, 2018, 05:50:04 PM »
now EU, say why you think Sheridan had this secret numbered bank account.
I mean you've expended more words on it, than your so-called "evidence" amounts to.

I mean it's a little laughable the story you're spinning. Worse than Tom K and his Ti/Tie
 

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Re: DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation
« Reply #816 on: October 28, 2018, 09:23:12 PM »
EU asked this. I wonder too.  After witnessing such horrible atrocities in Vietnam, why did Sheridan return to work as an advisor for the same government that was committing them?

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Re: DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation
« Reply #817 on: October 28, 2018, 09:35:32 PM »
Money. From his book, I think he might have been making $20k a year when he left. What you think?
 

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« Reply #818 on: October 28, 2018, 10:18:12 PM »
Also, he didn't return to the same job, correct?
 

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Re: DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation
« Reply #819 on: November 10, 2018, 06:39:38 PM »
The info I obtained regarding Sheridan's Filipina wife--that she may still be alive--was brought to the attention of the FBI in Seattle...I was informed a few days ago that it is being passed onto their investigative team. This could be significant.
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Re: DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation
« Reply #820 on: November 17, 2018, 02:43:31 PM »
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The info I obtained regarding Sheridan's Filipina wife--that she may still be alive--was brought to the attention of the FBI in Seattle...I was informed a few days ago that it is being passed onto their investigative team. This could be significant.
OMG, really? Eric, have you heard any more on this? I have been to the Philippines , and you do get the feeling there of not knowing what might happen next. This would be quite a twist in the tale.
 

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« Reply #821 on: November 17, 2018, 02:52:44 PM »
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The info I obtained regarding Sheridan's Filipina wife--that she may still be alive--was brought to the attention of the FBI in Seattle...I was informed a few days ago that it is being passed onto their investigative team. This could be significant.
OMG, really? Eric, have you heard any more on this? I have been to the Philippines , and you do get the feeling there of not knowing what might happen next. This would be quite a twist in the tale.

Needless to say, this is significant. I haven't heard anything new from the FBI since they told me the info is being passed to their investigative team. It's yet another significant piece of circumstantial evidence...yet not a "smoking gun" as of yet.

That said, just as the authorities have had a difficult time coming up with a "smoking gun" pointing to Sheridan, Sheridan has had an equally difficult time coming up with a "silver bullet" that clears his good name. And, he's only had 50 years.
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Re: DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation
« Reply #822 on: November 17, 2018, 04:43:20 PM »
Mary Jean Fryar, the FBI agent who twice interviewed Sheridan and took his DNA sample, told me that the only reason someone opens a numbered bank account is to hide something from the authorities.

MJF missed another reason for secret accounts. They are used to hide assets from spouses, especially if divorce is contemplated.

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Re: DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation
« Reply #823 on: November 17, 2018, 10:23:49 PM »
I think Sheridan's comment about 30 mile drift is the most incriminating. Given his experience
 

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Re: DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation
« Reply #824 on: November 18, 2018, 11:33:31 AM »
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I think Sheridan's comment about 30 mile drift is the most incriminating. Given his experience

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