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« Reply #90 on: June 21, 2018, 01:46:30 PM »
Sailshaw thought there was an FBI cover-up. I have never believed there was. The FBI certainly wants to solve the ONLY unsolved US skyjacking. It's the one blemish on a perfect record.

Cossey's murder remains a mystery. I don't think it had anything to do with NORJACK. He was a serious gambler and carried large amounts of cash at times. Looks more like a grudge killing than a money robbery though. Whenever someone wins big at cards, someone loses big. You can see how grudges could start and grow.

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« Reply #91 on: June 21, 2018, 02:39:28 PM »
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Sailshaw thought there was an FBI cover-up. I have never believed there was. The FBI certainly wants to solve the ONLY unsolved US skyjacking. It's the one blemish on a perfect record.

Cossey's murder remains a mystery. I don't think it had anything to do with NORJACK. He was a serious gambler and carried large amounts of cash at times. Looks more like a grudge killing than a money robbery though. Whenever someone wins big at cards, someone loses big. You can see how grudges could start and grow.

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I am in no way trying to discredit the fine and intelligent person Sailshaw was ! I was on a hunting trip with my hunting buddy Larry. In the middle of the night we heard an unfamiliar sound. Larry was terrified and insisted it was Bigfoot ! Seriously ! He was so scared he took his rifle and left our tent and locked himself in my Pickup truck ! WOW ! I’m aware there are some very intelligent people who actually believe in Bigfoot ! Perhaps there are some right here on this forum ? I live right in the middle of Bigfoot country. How do I sleep at night ? LOL
 
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« Reply #92 on: June 21, 2018, 03:39:39 PM »
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Sailshaw thought there was an FBI cover-up. I have never believed there was. The FBI certainly wants to solve the ONLY unsolved US skyjacking. It's the one blemish on a perfect record.

Cossey's murder remains a mystery. I don't think it had anything to do with NORJACK. He was a serious gambler and carried large amounts of cash at times. Looks more like a grudge killing than a money robbery though. Whenever someone wins big at cards, someone loses big. You can see how grudges could start and grow.

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I am in no way trying to discredit the fine and intelligent person Sailshaw was ! I was on a hunting trip with my hunting buddy Larry. In the middle of the night we heard an unfamiliar sound. Larry was terrified and insisted it was Bigfoot ! Seriously ! He was so scared he took his rifle and left our tent and locked himself in my Pickup truck ! WOW ! I’m aware there are some very intelligent people who actually believe in Bigfoot ! Perhaps there are some right here on this forum ? I live right in the middle of Bigfoot country. How do I sleep at night ? LOL

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« Reply #93 on: June 21, 2018, 03:52:10 PM »
I have been amazed that seemingly intelligent people believe that large intelligent biped crypto-mammals have existed in the Pacific NW for centuries without leaving one single skeleton or identifiable remains anywhere. Do they vaporize upon death? All we have are easily faked footprints, obviously fake movie footage and alleged sightings that are unrecorded. In the days of ubiquitous high resolution cellphone cameras and motion-triggered trail cams, if you don't have a video, it didn't really happen. BIGFOOT/SASQUATCH, Case Closed.

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« Reply #94 on: June 21, 2018, 04:00:23 PM »
I spent a morning with Saishaw. He was a real gentleman, nice guy. Well educated, degreed engineer, accomplished blue water sailor, ham radio hobbyist, Boeing veteran. Sheridan would never agree with a benevolent description of Sail but they had an adversarial relationship. I liked Sail and enjoyed my time with him.

Sail was 100% sure that Sheridan Peterson was DBC. NOTHING, and I mean NOTHING, would persuade him otherwise. That kind of conviction and bias clouds judgment and closes one's mind to alternative explanations of ambiguous evidence. Sail was also certain that Cooper wrote the taunting letters to the press. He was absolutely convinced that Sheridan Peterson's DNA could be found on the stamps that were used to mail these items.

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I have been amazed that seemingly intelligent people believe that large intelligent biped crypto-mammals have existed in the Pacific NW for centuries without leaving one single skeleton or identifiable remains anywhere. Do they vaporize upon death? All we have are easily faked footprints, obviously fake movie footage and alleged sightings that are unrecorded. In the days of ubiquitous high resolution cellphone cameras and motion-triggered trail cams, if you don't have a video, it didn't really happen. BIGFOOT/SASQUATCH, Case Closed.

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« Reply #96 on: June 22, 2018, 08:59:09 PM »
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I have been amazed that seemingly intelligent people believe that large intelligent biped crypto-mammals have existed in the Pacific NW for centuries without leaving one single skeleton or identifiable remains anywhere. Do they vaporize upon death? All we have are easily faked footprints, obviously fake movie footage and alleged sightings that are unrecorded. In the days of ubiquitous high resolution cellphone cameras and motion-triggered trail cams, if you don't have a video, it didn't really happen. BIGFOOT/SASQUATCH, Case Closed.

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For Bigfoot to even exist there would need to be a sustainable population in upwards of 30K....and not only a scattered few playing peek-a-boo with humans. Most of these sightings are people seeing large bears on two legs and the delusion from the following panic.
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I have been amazed that seemingly intelligent people believe that large intelligent biped crypto-mammals have existed in the Pacific NW for centuries without leaving one single skeleton or identifiable remains anywhere. Do they vaporize upon death? All we have are easily faked footprints, obviously fake movie footage and alleged sightings that are unrecorded. In the days of ubiquitous high resolution cellphone cameras and motion-triggered trail cams, if you don't have a video, it didn't really happen. BIGFOOT/SASQUATCH, Case Closed.

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For Bigfoot to even exist there would need to be a sustainable population in upwards of 30K....and not only a scattered few playing peek-a-boo with humans. Most of these sightings are people seeing large bears on two legs and the delusion from the following panic.

30k seems high to me, excessive, and not required based on standing mtdna analysis of species populations. Some estimates of the entire Neanderthal population at any one time are as low as 3500 or less (One study projects 70 to 100 or less!) , based on mtdna generational analysis! One study compared the mtdna of seven females found in different epochs and found tiny recessive drift compared to early Homo Sapiens populations. That alone points to a very small stable homogeneous population with little inbreeding (recessive traits) - well sustained and genetically stable in their natural environments in stark contrast to early Homo Sapiens who show a lot of evidence of inbreeding (recessive traits) coupled with environmental pressure. Much depends on the breeding clocks in different species.

In any event, no distinct Bigfoot species has ever been identified genetically! They always turn out to be something else, as you say. Here's one example: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login 
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I have been amazed that seemingly intelligent people believe that large intelligent biped crypto-mammals have existed in the Pacific NW for centuries without leaving one single skeleton or identifiable remains anywhere. Do they vaporize upon death? All we have are easily faked footprints, obviously fake movie footage and alleged sightings that are unrecorded. In the days of ubiquitous high resolution cellphone cameras and motion-triggered trail cams, if you don't have a video, it didn't really happen. BIGFOOT/SASQUATCH, Case Closed.

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For Bigfoot to even exist there would need to be a sustainable population in upwards of 30K....and not only a scattered few playing peek-a-boo with humans. Most of these sightings are people seeing large bears on two legs and the delusion from the following panic.

30k seems high to me, excessive, and not required based on standing mtdna analysis of species populations. Some estimates of the entire Neanderthal population at any one time are as low as 3500 or less (One study projects 70 to 100 or less!) , based on mtdna generational analysis! One study compared the mtdna of seven females found in different epochs and found tiny recessive drift compared to early Homo Sapiens populations. That alone points to a very small stable homogeneous population with little inbreeding (recessive traits) - well sustained and genetically stable in their natural environments in stark contrast to early Homo Sapiens who show a lot of evidence of inbreeding (recessive traits) coupled with environmental pressure. Much depends on the breeding clocks in different species.

In any event, no distinct Bigfoot species has ever been identified genetically! They always turn out to be something else, as you say. Here's one example: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

3500 seems quite low to be extant over the long haul
with disease and catastrophe, and as the Neanderthals are no longer with us in full form (though 23andMe says I'm carrying a trivial amount of them in me),  may attest to that ...
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I have been amazed that seemingly intelligent people believe that large intelligent biped crypto-mammals have existed in the Pacific NW for centuries without leaving one single skeleton or identifiable remains anywhere. Do they vaporize upon death? All we have are easily faked footprints, obviously fake movie footage and alleged sightings that are unrecorded. In the days of ubiquitous high resolution cellphone cameras and motion-triggered trail cams, if you don't have a video, it didn't really happen. BIGFOOT/SASQUATCH, Case Closed.

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For Bigfoot to even exist there would need to be a sustainable population in upwards of 30K....and not only a scattered few playing peek-a-boo with humans. Most of these sightings are people seeing large bears on two legs and the delusion from the following panic.

30k seems high to me, excessive, and not required based on standing mtdna analysis of species populations. Some estimates of the entire Neanderthal population at any one time are as low as 3500 or less (One study projects 70 to 100 or less!) , based on mtdna generational analysis! One study compared the mtdna of seven females found in different epochs and found tiny recessive drift compared to early Homo Sapiens populations. That alone points to a very small stable homogeneous population with little inbreeding (recessive traits) - well sustained and genetically stable in their natural environments in stark contrast to early Homo Sapiens who show a lot of evidence of inbreeding (recessive traits) coupled with environmental pressure. Much depends on the breeding clocks in different species.

In any event, no distinct Bigfoot species has ever been identified genetically! They always turn out to be something else, as you say. Here's one example: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

3500 seems quite low to be extant over the long haul
with disease and catastrophe, and as the Neanderthals are no longer with us in full form (though 23andMe says I'm carrying a trivial amount of them in me),  may attest to that ...

yes! they definitely got into the Homo stream somehow. Maybe good looks? Great stories around the campfire? Cooperative cave art? ...   O0
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Re: DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation
« Reply #100 on: June 24, 2018, 03:00:29 PM »
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EU/Lynn are with Sailshaw in choosing Peterson.  Here is a quote from back in 2014 from Sailshaw.  The piercing brown eyes made it to Wiki somehow too.  How hard was it to get brown contacts in 1971?  At some point Sailshaw thought Peterson was wearing contacts.  Below is his quote from Re: The DNA/The FBI/DB Cooper…Whats The deal? on October 11, 2014 at 11:54:06 AM.

Another aspect of DB is the disguise he use was so simple. He wore sunglasses to cover his eye color (what the FBI looks at to identify the suspect). The only time he took off the sunglasses was to show the Flight Attendants his eye color. They said he had "piercing brown eyes" which covered up hi actual blue eyes. No other disguise was necessary and it did the trick with the investigators.

Bob Sailshaw

Sailshaw had the right guy, Sheridan, but he tried too hard to prove it and took a few wrong turns.
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Remember, Sailshaw insisted that Sheridan had quizzed him about the 727 aft stairs, but upon learning that he (Sailshaw) was only working on 737 air stairs quickly lost interest in Sailshaw. As noted in an earlier post I proved this was incorrect because neither the 727 nor 737 had flown yet.

Sailshaw also believed that Sheridan sent some of the news media letters claiming responsibility and taunting authorities. I do not believe this to be true. It doesn’t sound like the Sheridan I know. It doesn’t sound like the DB Cooper I know. There was nothing to gain and everything to lose if the real Cooper sent them.

Finally, the story about revealing his eyes to mislead witnesses because he was wearing brown contacts also doesn’t add up given the FBI files that pertain to the brief period of time when he wasn’t wearing sunglasses.

There is plenty of factual evidence pointing to Sheridan. Fantastic stories and explanations aren’t necessary.

I was just reviewing some of the thoughts that Sailshaw believed and I find some of his thoughts very doubtful! He actually said that he thought Cossey could have been involved in heist and that He might have been Cooper’s ground connection ! Really ? I find that to be quite far out there ! To each his own !
While I don't think any such link had been established at the time of Sail's passing, I think I know where Sail got the impression. Both Sheridan and Cossey were at Issaquah, and in later years, Cossey changed his tune on whether or not Cooper could have survived. When you look at interviews with Coss and the History interview/Skyjumper article with Pete, both give almost exactly the same reasoning as to why Cooper couldn't have survived, and both state things that other expert skydivers would question and have. This, however, only proves they shared an opinion, not that they were personally connected. Not impossible, but would need to be proven. My feeling has always been that Cooper acted alone, but that's my own confirmation bias. He doesn't "feel" like a team to me, and honestly I think a team would have asked for more money.

Having spoken with EU at length, this latest investigation is not a Sail vs Pete-type situation, all due respect to Mr. Sailshaw, who of course went into Cooperland with a pre-formed theory. EU has taken Sail's more questionable theoretical tangents with a grain of salt, I believe without throwing out the baby with the bathwater. He began with the profile of Cooper and narrowed to SP, not the other way around, and has been very careful of his confirmation biases since doing so. He has thrown out illogical speculation even where it supports his thesis and has been rigorous in his investigation. He has avoided conspiracy speculation. At the very least, I expect that when this carefully prepared report on a realistically viable suspect comes out (one of only 2 or 3, IMO), it will blow nonsense like the Rackstraw and the utterly insupportable KC theory right off the Google search engines. For that reason alone, I am SO looking forward to it. And if Pete is innocent, he has nothing to fear - honestly, even if he's guilty, he probably has nothing to fear unless he still has a Cooper twenty somewhere and accidentally spends it at the Piggly Wiggly.
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EU/Lynn are with Sailshaw in choosing Peterson.  Here is a quote from back in 2014 from Sailshaw.  The piercing brown eyes made it to Wiki somehow too.  How hard was it to get brown contacts in 1971?  At some point Sailshaw thought Peterson was wearing contacts.  Below is his quote from Re: The DNA/The FBI/DB Cooper…Whats The deal? on October 11, 2014 at 11:54:06 AM.

Another aspect of DB is the disguise he use was so simple. He wore sunglasses to cover his eye color (what the FBI looks at to identify the suspect). The only time he took off the sunglasses was to show the Flight Attendants his eye color. They said he had "piercing brown eyes" which covered up hi actual blue eyes. No other disguise was necessary and it did the trick with the investigators.

Bob Sailshaw

Sailshaw had the right guy, Sheridan, but he tried too hard to prove it and took a few wrong turns.
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Remember, Sailshaw insisted that Sheridan had quizzed him about the 727 aft stairs, but upon learning that he (Sailshaw) was only working on 737 air stairs quickly lost interest in Sailshaw. As noted in an earlier post I proved this was incorrect because neither the 727 nor 737 had flown yet.

Sailshaw also believed that Sheridan sent some of the news media letters claiming responsibility and taunting authorities. I do not believe this to be true. It doesn’t sound like the Sheridan I know. It doesn’t sound like the DB Cooper I know. There was nothing to gain and everything to lose if the real Cooper sent them.

Finally, the story about revealing his eyes to mislead witnesses because he was wearing brown contacts also doesn’t add up given the FBI files that pertain to the brief period of time when he wasn’t wearing sunglasses.

There is plenty of factual evidence pointing to Sheridan. Fantastic stories and explanations aren’t necessary.

I was just reviewing some of the thoughts that Sailshaw believed and I find some of his thoughts very doubtful! He actually said that he thought Cossey could have been involved in heist and that He might have been Cooper’s ground connection ! Really ? I find that to be quite far out there ! To each his own !
While I don't think any such link had been established at the time of Sail's passing, I think I know where Sail got the impression. Both Sheridan and Cossey were at Issaquah, and in later years, Cossey changed his tune on whether or not Cooper could have survived. When you look at interviews with Coss and the History interview/Skyjumper article with Pete, both give almost exactly the same reasoning as to why Cooper couldn't have survived, and both state things that other expert skydivers would question and have. This, however, only proves they shared an opinion, not that they were personally connected. Not impossible, but would need to be proven. My feeling has always been that Cooper acted alone, but that's my own confirmation bias. He doesn't "feel" like a team to me, and honestly I think a team would have asked for more money.

Having spoken with EU at length, this latest investigation is not a Sail vs Pete-type situation, all due respect to Mr. Sailshaw, who of course went into Cooperland with a pre-formed theory. EU has taken Sail's more questionable theoretical tangents with a grain of salt, I believe without throwing out the baby with the bathwater. He began with the profile of Cooper and narrowed to SP, not the other way around, and has been very careful of his confirmation biases since doing so. He has thrown out illogical speculation even where it supports his thesis and has been rigorous in his investigation. He has avoided conspiracy speculation. At the very least, I expect that when this carefully prepared report on a realistically viable suspect comes out (one of only 2 or 3, IMO), it will blow nonsense like the Rackstraw and the utterly insupportable KC theory right off the Google search engines. For that reason alone, I am SO looking forward to it. And if Pete is innocent, he has nothing to fear - honestly, even if he's guilty, he probably has nothing to fear unless he still has a Cooper twenty somewhere and accidentally spends it at the Piggly Wiggly.

Sail's claim as I understood it, was that SP's dna would match dna 'on the letter (stamp') - not that it matched Cooper's dna or that SP was provably Cooper. Sail's hope was that 'any dna' from letter or otherwise would match the FBI's 'Cooper' dna but that never happened even after the FBI obtained SP's dna. Sail's pitch was to try and force the FBI to test the stamp for dna but nobody knows if they ever did this or the results.

Now people are claiming the FBI dna profile for Cooperis no good! And/or SP never submitted dna!

But I never once read Sail saying SP's dna would match Cooper's dna. Only that SP's dna would match dna on the letter stamp. Sail was very specific in his assertions. ?? I thought Sail was playing games and mixing and matching when in fact the only true test is matching SP's nuclear dna with the FBI dna profile for Cooper. Some say that was done but Sail would not accept the result,
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EU/Lynn are with Sailshaw in choosing Peterson.  Here is a quote from back in 2014 from Sailshaw.  The piercing brown eyes made it to Wiki somehow too.  How hard was it to get brown contacts in 1971?  At some point Sailshaw thought Peterson was wearing contacts.  Below is his quote from Re: The DNA/The FBI/DB Cooper…Whats The deal? on October 11, 2014 at 11:54:06 AM.

Another aspect of DB is the disguise he use was so simple. He wore sunglasses to cover his eye color (what the FBI looks at to identify the suspect). The only time he took off the sunglasses was to show the Flight Attendants his eye color. They said he had "piercing brown eyes" which covered up hi actual blue eyes. No other disguise was necessary and it did the trick with the investigators.

Bob Sailshaw

Sailshaw had the right guy, Sheridan, but he tried too hard to prove it and took a few wrong turns.
U
Remember, Sailshaw insisted that Sheridan had quizzed him about the 727 aft stairs, but upon learning that he (Sailshaw) was only working on 737 air stairs quickly lost interest in Sailshaw. As noted in an earlier post I proved this was incorrect because neither the 727 nor 737 had flown yet.

Sailshaw also believed that Sheridan sent some of the news media letters claiming responsibility and taunting authorities. I do not believe this to be true. It doesn’t sound like the Sheridan I know. It doesn’t sound like the DB Cooper I know. There was nothing to gain and everything to lose if the real Cooper sent them.

Finally, the story about revealing his eyes to mislead witnesses because he was wearing brown contacts also doesn’t add up given the FBI files that pertain to the brief period of time when he wasn’t wearing sunglasses.

There is plenty of factual evidence pointing to Sheridan. Fantastic stories and explanations aren’t necessary.

I was just reviewing some of the thoughts that Sailshaw believed and I find some of his thoughts very doubtful! He actually said that he thought Cossey could have been involved in heist and that He might have been Cooper’s ground connection ! Really ? I find that to be quite far out there ! To each his own !
While I don't think any such link had been established at the time of Sail's passing, I think I know where Sail got the impression. Both Sheridan and Cossey were at Issaquah, and in later years, Cossey changed his tune on whether or not Cooper could have survived. When you look at interviews with Coss and the History interview/Skyjumper article with Pete, both give almost exactly the same reasoning as to why Cooper couldn't have survived, and both state things that other expert skydivers would question and have. This, however, only proves they shared an opinion, not that they were personally connected. Not impossible, but would need to be proven. My feeling has always been that Cooper acted alone, but that's my own confirmation bias. He doesn't "feel" like a team to me, and honestly I think a team would have asked for more money.

Having spoken with EU at length, this latest investigation is not a Sail vs Pete-type situation, all due respect to Mr. Sailshaw, who of course went into Cooperland with a pre-formed theory. EU has taken Sail's more questionable theoretical tangents with a grain of salt, I believe without throwing out the baby with the bathwater. He began with the profile of Cooper and narrowed to SP, not the other way around, and has been very careful of his confirmation biases since doing so. He has thrown out illogical speculation even where it supports his thesis and has been rigorous in his investigation. He has avoided conspiracy speculation. At the very least, I expect that when this carefully prepared report on a realistically viable suspect comes out (one of only 2 or 3, IMO), it will blow nonsense like the Rackstraw and the utterly insupportable KC theory right off the Google search engines. For that reason alone, I am SO looking forward to it. And if Pete is innocent, he has nothing to fear - honestly, even if he's guilty, he probably has nothing to fear unless he still has a Cooper twenty somewhere and accidentally spends it at the Piggly Wiggly.

Sail's claim as I understood it, was that SP's dna would match dna 'on the letter (stamp') - not that it matched Cooper's dna or that SP was provably Cooper. Sail's hope was that 'any dna' from letter or otherwise would match the FBI's 'Cooper' dna but that never happened even after the FBI obtained SP's dna. Sail's pitch was to try and force the FBI to test the stamp for dna but nobody knows if they ever did this or the results.

Now people are claiming the FBI dna profile for Cooperis no good! And/or SP never submitted dna!

But I never once read Sail saying SP's dna would match Cooper's dna. Only that SP's dna would match dna on the letter stamp. Sail was very specific in his assertions. ?? I thought Sail was playing games and mixing and matching when in fact the only true test is matching SP's nuclear dna with the FBI dna profile for Cooper. Some say that was done but Sail would not accept the result,
Sail believed that a DNA match between the letters and SP would prove SP was in the United States rather than Nepal, disproving his alibi.

No one has stated that SP did not provide a DNA sample - that is verified both by SP himself and the  former FBI agent Fryar - but that he was not eliminated by the sample as has been inaccurately reported. It is possible the FBI closed the case not because they did not have a suspect they believed was Cooper, but because the chances of proving it were basically nil. Even if the cigarette butts were found tomorrow, they would be inadmissible, having been lost. With only an incomplete DNA sample that MAY be Cooper's to go on apart from circumstantial evidence, however compelling, they simply could not go forward with a prosecution.This could also be why they will only reopen the case with new physical evidence.
 

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EU/Lynn are with Sailshaw in choosing Peterson.  Here is a quote from back in 2014 from Sailshaw.  The piercing brown eyes made it to Wiki somehow too.  How hard was it to get brown contacts in 1971?  At some point Sailshaw thought Peterson was wearing contacts.  Below is his quote from Re: The DNA/The FBI/DB Cooper…Whats The deal? on October 11, 2014 at 11:54:06 AM.

Another aspect of DB is the disguise he use was so simple. He wore sunglasses to cover his eye color (what the FBI looks at to identify the suspect). The only time he took off the sunglasses was to show the Flight Attendants his eye color. They said he had "piercing brown eyes" which covered up hi actual blue eyes. No other disguise was necessary and it did the trick with the investigators.

Bob Sailshaw

Sailshaw had the right guy, Sheridan, but he tried too hard to prove it and took a few wrong turns.
U
Remember, Sailshaw insisted that Sheridan had quizzed him about the 727 aft stairs, but upon learning that he (Sailshaw) was only working on 737 air stairs quickly lost interest in Sailshaw. As noted in an earlier post I proved this was incorrect because neither the 727 nor 737 had flown yet.

Sailshaw also believed that Sheridan sent some of the news media letters claiming responsibility and taunting authorities. I do not believe this to be true. It doesn’t sound like the Sheridan I know. It doesn’t sound like the DB Cooper I know. There was nothing to gain and everything to lose if the real Cooper sent them.

Finally, the story about revealing his eyes to mislead witnesses because he was wearing brown contacts also doesn’t add up given the FBI files that pertain to the brief period of time when he wasn’t wearing sunglasses.

There is plenty of factual evidence pointing to Sheridan. Fantastic stories and explanations aren’t necessary.

I was just reviewing some of the thoughts that Sailshaw believed and I find some of his thoughts very doubtful! He actually said that he thought Cossey could have been involved in heist and that He might have been Cooper’s ground connection ! Really ? I find that to be quite far out there ! To each his own !
While I don't think any such link had been established at the time of Sail's passing, I think I know where Sail got the impression. Both Sheridan and Cossey were at Issaquah, and in later years, Cossey changed his tune on whether or not Cooper could have survived. When you look at interviews with Coss and the History interview/Skyjumper article with Pete, both give almost exactly the same reasoning as to why Cooper couldn't have survived, and both state things that other expert skydivers would question and have. This, however, only proves they shared an opinion, not that they were personally connected. Not impossible, but would need to be proven. My feeling has always been that Cooper acted alone, but that's my own confirmation bias. He doesn't "feel" like a team to me, and honestly I think a team would have asked for more money.

Having spoken with EU at length, this latest investigation is not a Sail vs Pete-type situation, all due respect to Mr. Sailshaw, who of course went into Cooperland with a pre-formed theory. EU has taken Sail's more questionable theoretical tangents with a grain of salt, I believe without throwing out the baby with the bathwater. He began with the profile of Cooper and narrowed to SP, not the other way around, and has been very careful of his confirmation biases since doing so. He has thrown out illogical speculation even where it supports his thesis and has been rigorous in his investigation. He has avoided conspiracy speculation. At the very least, I expect that when this carefully prepared report on a realistically viable suspect comes out (one of only 2 or 3, IMO), it will blow nonsense like the Rackstraw and the utterly insupportable KC theory right off the Google search engines. For that reason alone, I am SO looking forward to it. And if Pete is innocent, he has nothing to fear - honestly, even if he's guilty, he probably has nothing to fear unless he still has a Cooper twenty somewhere and accidentally spends it at the Piggly Wiggly.

Sail's claim as I understood it, was that SP's dna would match dna 'on the letter (stamp') - not that it matched Cooper's dna or that SP was provably Cooper. Sail's hope was that 'any dna' from letter or otherwise would match the FBI's 'Cooper' dna but that never happened even after the FBI obtained SP's dna. Sail's pitch was to try and force the FBI to test the stamp for dna but nobody knows if they ever did this or the results.

Now people are claiming the FBI dna profile for Cooperis no good! And/or SP never submitted dna!

But I never once read Sail saying SP's dna would match Cooper's dna. Only that SP's dna would match dna on the letter stamp. Sail was very specific in his assertions. ?? I thought Sail was playing games and mixing and matching when in fact the only true test is matching SP's nuclear dna with the FBI dna profile for Cooper. Some say that was done but Sail would not accept the result,
Sail believed that a DNA match between the letters and SP would prove SP was in the United States rather than Nepal, disproving his alibi.

No one has stated that SP did not provide a DNA sample - that is verified both by SP himself and the  former FBI agent Fryar - but that he was not eliminated by the sample as has been inaccurately reported. It is possible the FBI closed the case not because they did not have a suspect they believed was Cooper, but because the chances of proving it were basically nil. Even if the cigarette butts were found tomorrow, they would be inadmissible, having been lost. With only an incomplete DNA sample that MAY be Cooper's to go on apart from circumstantial evidence, however compelling, they simply could not go forward with a prosecution.This could also be why they will only reopen the case with new physical evidence.

You could be right in all of the above! You have to give Sail credit - he did stick to his guns, God bless him!  :)
 

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Re: DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation
« Reply #104 on: June 25, 2018, 10:00:13 AM »
EU/Lynn-If you're related to or connected to Sailshaw or Peterson, that could add some good background to this report.  Maybe it is already in there and we will see it in July.  From what I've seen on the videos, Sheridan Peterson seemed like a great guy to talk to.  He also has done a lot of good things.  Maybe the FBI knows this and does not want to skewer an old man.  How old is he now?