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Re: DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2018, 05:51:10 PM »
Sheridan Peterson as a suspect beats Reca hands down, and those guys got a news conference and a book.  The smoke jumper angle is great.  Would make for a great movie.
 
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Re: DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2018, 06:05:58 PM »
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Sheridan Peterson as a suspect beats Reca hands down, and those guys got a news conference and a book.  The smoke jumper angle is great.  Would make for a great movie.

The Washington Post has asked for an interview along with some other media interest from the Pacific Northwest. A documentary is in the works.
 

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Re: DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2018, 06:12:04 PM »
Not too hard to beat Reca with his absurd claim about where he landed. Sheridan has never claimed to be Cooper, quite the contrary. He has opined that Cooper was "stupid" and that he died in the jump. He even thinks he knows where Cooper's body ended up which interestingly also conflicts with the generally accepted flight path data.

Sheridan has written a moving book, The Idiots Frightful Laughter which I have read at least part of. There may be a subsequent part that I have not yet seen. A skillful and gifted screenwriter and director could craft a very interesting movie based on the book, which is about the Vietnam war and I think also about Sheridan's life. The DB Cooper aura and possibilities could create some cool atmospherics. It could have shades of Apocalypse Now. Instead of surfing in a war zone you could have skydiving, which really occurred. If Cooper's grudge came out of war crime horrors he witnessed in Vietnam, how lucky we were that it manifested itself in a no injury money heist rather than a murderous revenge.

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Re: DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2018, 07:00:43 PM »
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Not too hard to beat Reca with his absurd claim about where he landed. Sheridan has never claimed to be Cooper, quite the contrary. He has opined that Cooper was "stupid" and that he died in the jump. He even thinks he knows where Cooper's body ended up which interestingly also conflicts with the generally accepted flight path data.

Sheridan has written a moving book, The Idiots Frightful Laughter which I have read at least part of. There may be a subsequent part that I have not yet seen. A skillful and gifted screenwriter and director could craft a very interesting movie based on the book, which is about the Vietnam war and I think also about Sheridan's life. The DB Cooper aura and possibilities could create some cool atmospherics. It could have shades of Apocalypse Now. Instead of surfing in a war zone you could have skydiving, which really occurred. If Cooper's grudge came out of war crime horrors he witnessed in Vietnam, how lucky we were that it manifested itself in a no injury money heist rather than a murderous revenge.

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377,

Would you care to amplify on the first paragraph above?

Also, do you have the dates for Sheridan's employment at Boeing and the building that he worked in?
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Re: DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2018, 07:28:22 PM »
I think Sheridan Peterson is a good suspect. I would love to know about the DNA tests that were done. They need to find those cigarette butts, or try some of the Cooper hair samples. I think that a deceased member of this forum would be happy that his suspect is being mentioned and investigated further by somebody.
 

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Re: DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2018, 07:43:19 PM »
I recall something about Sheridan opining that Cooper's body was likely underwater behind the Dalles Dam. You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

Don't know for sure which Boeing bldg(s) he worked in. Sailshaw claimed to know. Might look up some of Sailshaw's posts with the key words "scrap bins". He claimed Sheridan walked right by the scrap bins on the way to his work desk. He said that titanium, aluminum and other tie elements were common in those bins and that employees often scavenged stuff for personal use.

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Re: DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2018, 07:44:13 PM »
MEYDC wrote: "I think that a deceased member of this forum would be happy that his suspect is being mentioned and investigated further by somebody."

Sailshaw would be delighted, for sure. When I met him in person he couldn't understand why I thought for one second that Peterson might not be Cooper. To him it was a slam dunk. Zero doubt.

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Re: DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation
« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2018, 08:00:35 PM »
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I recall something about Sheridan opining that Cooper's body was likely underwater behind the Dalles Dam. You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

Don't know for sure which Boeing bldg(s) he worked in. Sailshaw claimed to know. Might look up some of Sailshaw's posts with the key words "scrap bins". He claimed Sheridan walked right by the scrap bins on the way to his work desk. He said that titanium, aluminum and other tie elements were common in those bins and that employees often scavenged stuff for personal use.

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Now how would it be possible for Cooper’s body to be behind the Dalles Dam ! Does he realize there’s Bonneville Dam downstream many miles from the Dalles Dam ? Did a huge fish gobble up his body and swallow him and them makes it’s way up the Bonneville locks and deposit his body behind the Dalles Dam which would require this huge fish to them also work its way over the Dalles locks ? Another tall tale that has no basis in reality !
 
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Re: DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation
« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2018, 08:04:46 PM »
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Not too hard to beat Reca with his absurd claim about where he landed. Sheridan has never claimed to be Cooper, quite the contrary. He has opined that Cooper was "stupid" and that he died in the jump. He even thinks he knows where Cooper's body ended up which interestingly also conflicts with the generally accepted flight path data.

Sheridan has written a moving book, The Idiots Frightful Laughter which I have read at least part of. There may be a subsequent part that I have not yet seen. A skillful and gifted screenwriter and director could craft a very interesting movie based on the book, which is about the Vietnam war and I think also about Sheridan's life. The DB Cooper aura and possibilities could create some cool atmospherics. It could have shades of Apocalypse Now. Instead of surfing in a war zone you could have skydiving, which really occurred. If Cooper's grudge came out of war crime horrors he witnessed in Vietnam, how lucky we were that it manifested itself in a no injury money heist rather than a murderous revenge.

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377,

Would you care to amplify on the first paragraph above?

Also, do you have the dates for Sheridan's employment at Boeing and the building that he worked in?

He was a technical editor in Org 2-5000. Started Boeing in May 1962. Left 1965.
 

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Re: DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation
« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2018, 08:23:17 PM »
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I recall something about Sheridan opining that Cooper's body was likely underwater behind the Dalles Dam. You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

Don't know for sure which Boeing bldg(s) he worked in. Sailshaw claimed to know. Might look up some of Sailshaw's posts with the key words "scrap bins". He claimed Sheridan walked right by the scrap bins on the way to his work desk. He said that titanium, aluminum and other tie elements were common in those bins and that employees often scavenged stuff for personal use.

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Now how would it be possible for Cooper’s body to be behind the Dalles Dam ! Does he realize there’s Bonneville Dam downstream many miles from the Dalles Dam ? Did a huge fish gobble up his body and swallow him and them makes it’s way up the Bonneville locks and deposit his body behind the Dalles Dam which would require this huge fish to them also work its way over the Dalles locks ? Another tall tale that has no basis in reality !

This is one of those situations where knowing Sheridan provides some insight. Here is what I mean: Obviously the Dallas Dam is not even close to Tena Bar--many miles upstream. I asked him where this theory came from based upon the facts as we know them and he quickly relented by stating he was mistaken and doesn't know all the facts like the Cooper "addicts." This statement was made to imply that he doesn't really know much about the Cooper case, which is not true. Also, talk of the Dallas Dam is so off-base and obviously wrong it reminds me of the tactic that Cooper used when he told the pilots to fly to Mexico City without stopping anywhere in the US to refuel. Cooper knew well that the range of the 727 in the configuration he demanded would not get them anywhere close to Mexico City without a fuel stop. Cooper's intent, as was Sheridan's, was to plant a seed in the minds of investigators that he had know idea what he was doing and that the skyjacking was the by-product of a half-baked plan from a guy with little to no knowledge about the 727 and parachuting. Again, Sheridan has attempted the same thing with me and others many times when questioned about Cooper.
 
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Re: DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation
« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2018, 09:35:57 PM »
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I recall something about Sheridan opining that Cooper's body was likely underwater behind the Dalles Dam. You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

Don't know for sure which Boeing bldg(s) he worked in. Sailshaw claimed to know. Might look up some of Sailshaw's posts with the key words "scrap bins". He claimed Sheridan walked right by the scrap bins on the way to his work desk. He said that titanium, aluminum and other tie elements were common in those bins and that employees often scavenged stuff for personal use.

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Now how would it be possible for Cooper’s body to be behind the Dalles Dam ! Does he realize there’s Bonneville Dam downstream many miles from the Dalles Dam ? Did a huge fish gobble up his body and swallow him and them makes it’s way up the Bonneville locks and deposit his body behind the Dalles Dam which would require this huge fish to them also work its way over the Dalles locks ? Another tall tale that has no basis in reality !

The giant Columbia River sturgeon are legendary. Big as subs. 😉

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Re: DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation
« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2018, 11:58:56 PM »
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Sheridan Peterson as a suspect beats Reca hands down, and those guys got a news conference and a book.  The smoke jumper angle is great.  Would make for a great movie.

The Washington Post has asked for an interview along with some other media interest from the Pacific Northwest. A documentary is in the works.

Hope they cover the fact SP was eliminated by the FBI on dna. But they will go ahead. Diehards never die, they just move to a new city and start up again before retiring on welfare.
 
 

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Re: DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation
« Reply #27 on: June 15, 2018, 12:29:53 AM »
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Not too hard to beat Reca with his absurd claim about where he landed. Sheridan has never claimed to be Cooper, quite the contrary. He has opined that Cooper was "stupid" and that he died in the jump. He even thinks he knows where Cooper's body ended up which interestingly also conflicts with the generally accepted flight path data.

Sheridan has written a moving book, The Idiots Frightful Laughter which I have read at least part of. There may be a subsequent part that I have not yet seen. A skillful and gifted screenwriter and director could craft a very interesting movie based on the book, which is about the Vietnam war and I think also about Sheridan's life. The DB Cooper aura and possibilities could create some cool atmospherics. It could have shades of Apocalypse Now. Instead of surfing in a war zone you could have skydiving, which really occurred. If Cooper's grudge came out of war crime horrors he witnessed in Vietnam, how lucky we were that it manifested itself in a no injury money heist rather than a murderous revenge.

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377,

Would you care to amplify on the first paragraph above?

Also, do you have the dates for Sheridan's employment at Boeing and the building that he worked in?

He was a technical editor in Org 2-5000. Started Boeing in May 1962. Left 1965.

Was Org2-5000 located at Boeing Field, the same location as the Museum of Flight?  Or was it located at another site.

The test flying on the Boeing 727 was done in the time frame you listed for SP's employment at Boeing.  It is my guess at this point (no solid proof yet) that the FAA required at least a demonstration of the 727's capabilities to takeoff and land with the aft stairs "floating" down but unlocked for certification.  This demonstration could be done in one flight.  Anyone witnessing this takeoff and landing would know, as Cooper claimed to know, that the 727 could takeoff with the aft stairs down (but not locked).
 
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Re: DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation
« Reply #28 on: June 15, 2018, 07:04:32 AM »
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Sheridan Peterson as a suspect beats Reca hands down, and those guys got a news conference and a book.  The smoke jumper angle is great.  Would make for a great movie.

The Washington Post has asked for an interview along with some other media interest from the Pacific Northwest. A documentary is in the works.

Hope they cover the fact SP was eliminated by the FBI on dna. But they will go ahead. Diehards never die, they just move to a new city and start up again before retiring on welfare.
 
The OP is saying that he wasn't eliminated. He says that 3 people were tested for DNA Weber, LD, and Sheridan, LD and Weber were eliminated and made publicly the results. Sheridan's results were not made public. I had thought that he had been eliminated as well.
 
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Re: DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation
« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2018, 09:35:45 AM »
Sheridan Petersen ranks low on my list of suspects, not eliminated.. KC and Reca don't even make the list. There are probably thousands of suspects known and unknown that can be made to fit with circumstantial evidence. Some are just better than others..


Problems I have with SP..

Cooper - Latin/Mexican swarthy, marcelled "Nixon" like hair.

Cooper - needed instructions for rear stairs and then had trouble lowering them. Shows lack of knowledge/competence.

Cooper had jump experience but wasn't a top flight jumper. SP was TOO experienced.

SP was a high profile suspect, DNA was taken. DO we know it wasn't compared or just unconfirmed.

No clear exposure to tie environment.

and the totality of the circumstantial evidence that exists for SP is generally weak.



Until the FBI puts some dude on that plane, all we will have is circumstantial evidence.. some better than others.
 
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