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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #7080 on: June 24, 2020, 03:29:16 PM »
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I'd love it if you'd add James Klansnic and Howard Hunt to the 3rd edition too Bruce!

I just interviewed a Mr. Summerwill at the Federal Reserve Bank. Summerwill's family has been in banking since the mid 1800s. Our conversation centered on common banking terminology and the history of same. Mr. Summerwill was quite informative. Summerwill says that the word "packet" has no formal-official  meaning in the banking world, in contrast to words like "strap, bundle, band, ... he says for example:

"A strap is a package of 100 notes. A bundle consists of 1,000 notes of the same denomination in ten equal straps of 100 notes each. Before depositing currency, currency must be prepared according to denomination. For $1 through $20 denominations, the deposit(s) must contain full bundles." No mention of packet or packets!

"straps" are paper strips  used to wrap 100 notes commonly called banknotes. FJ maintains paper straps were used around each grouping of 100 notes in the Cooper ransom. Mr. Summerwill doubts that technique was used in a delivery of ransom money to a hijacker, especially labeled straps identifying a bank! (which is exactly what the Seafirst Security guy told Ckret).

Summerwill says that FJ's contention that "packet" is an official banking term with a specific meaning, is wrong.

However, Summerwill looked it up and called back saying:  'there is an old archaic form of the word packet, or "paket, pekette, small package" that does refer to money, from the Old French to Middle English meaning: A sizable sum of money. He notes that the same word in Old English refers to:" A boat or ship, usually a coastal or river steamer, that plies a regular route and carries passengers, freight, and mail."  He found: pacquet, from pacquer which refers to "OF OE slang, a large sum of money: as in, "to cost a packet".

I guess we could say this whole debate is 'costing us a paket, and a  pekette.

Please do a podcast with Flyjack and EU on pacquets, from pacquer.   :rofl:

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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #7081 on: June 24, 2020, 06:26:43 PM »
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I'd love it if you'd add James Klansnic and Howard Hunt to the 3rd edition too Bruce!


Good idea. They're on the list.
 

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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #7082 on: June 24, 2020, 10:40:51 PM »
Update on Suspects

I've added to the suspect chapter. Thanks to all for your suggestions.

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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #7083 on: June 25, 2020, 12:38:01 AM »
Books on DB Cooper

Am I missing anyone or anything?


1.   Ulis, Eric, SKY GHOST – The Enigma of D. B. Cooper, 2020, tba
2.   Loufoque, Nat, D.B. Cooper Examined, Identified, Exposed, 2019
3.   Laurin, Carl, D. B. Cooper and Me – A Criminal, A Spy, My Best Friend, 2018
4.   Andrade, Marty, Finding D.B. Cooper – Chasing the Last Lead in America’s Only Unsolved Skyjacking, 2016
5.   Colbert, Thomas J., and Szollosi, Tom, The Last Master Outlaw, 2016
6.   Rollins, William III, The Elusive DB Cooper, 2016
7.   Smith, Bruce A, DB Cooper and the FBI – A Case Study of America’s Only Unsolved Skyjacking, 1st Edition, 2015, 2nd Edition 2106, 3rd Edition, 2020, tba.
8.   Collins, Bradley Scott, My Father was D.B. Cooper, 2013
9.   Gray, Geoffrey, SKYJACK – The Hunt for DB Cooper, 2011
10.    Nuttall, George, and Grady, Harry. DB Cooper Case Exposed – J. Edgar Hoover Cover-Up?, 2010
11.    Forman, Ron and Pat, The Legend of DB Cooper – Death by Natural Causes, 2008
12.    Porteous, Skipp, and Blevins, Robert M., Into the Blast, The True Story of D.B. Cooper, 2008
13.    Peterson, Sheridan, The Idiot’s Frightful Laughter, 1st Edition, 2007, 2nd Edition, 2016
14.   Rhodes, Bernie, and Calame, Russ, D. B. Cooper – The Real McCoy,1991
15.   Tosaw, Richard, D.B. Cooper – Dead or Alive?, 1984
16.    Himmelsbach, Ralph, and Worcester, Thomas, NORJAK: The Investigation of D.B. Cooper, 1986
17.    Gunther, Max, D.B. Cooper – What Really Happened, 1985

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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #7084 on: June 25, 2020, 10:26:47 AM »
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I'd love it if you'd add James Klansnic and Howard Hunt to the 3rd edition too Bruce!


Good idea. They're on the list.

Bruce: Looks like you hit the main points: A few new suspects, EU's entry, CooperCon, Himmelsbach death, Cooper Vortex.  One suggestion would be to add a bit of info on Doug Perry's journalism.  He is the only journalist I know of from a major paper who is still consistently writing articles.

Any idea when you would release the new edition? 
 

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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #7085 on: June 25, 2020, 11:48:20 AM »
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Books on DB Cooper

Am I missing anyone or anything?


1.   Ulis, Eric, SKY GHOST – The Enigma of D. B. Cooper, 2020, tba
2.   Loufoque, Nat, D.B. Cooper Examined, Identified, Exposed, 2019
3.   Laurin, Carl, D. B. Cooper and Me – A Criminal, A Spy, My Best Friend, 2018
4.   Andrade, Marty, Finding D.B. Cooper – Chasing the Last Lead in America’s Only Unsolved Skyjacking, 2016
5.   Colbert, Thomas J., and Szollosi, Tom, The Last Master Outlaw, 2016
6.   Rollins, William III, The Elusive DB Cooper, 2016
7.   Smith, Bruce A, DB Cooper and the FBI – A Case Study of America’s Only Unsolved Skyjacking, 1st Edition, 2015, 2nd Edition 2106, 3rd Edition, 2020, tba.
8.   Collins, Bradley Scott, My Father was D.B. Cooper, 2013
9.   Gray, Geoffrey, SKYJACK – The Hunt for DB Cooper, 2011
10.    Nuttall, George, and Grady, Harry. DB Cooper Case Exposed – J. Edgar Hoover Cover-Up?, 2010
11.    Forman, Ron and Pat, The Legend of DB Cooper – Death by Natural Causes, 2008
12.    Porteous, Skipp, and Blevins, Robert M., Into the Blast, The True Story of D.B. Cooper, 2008
13.    Peterson, Sheridan, The Idiot’s Frightful Laughter, 1st Edition, 2007, 2nd Edition, 2016
14.   Rhodes, Bernie, and Calame, Russ, D. B. Cooper – The Real McCoy,1991
15.   Tosaw, Richard, D.B. Cooper – Dead or Alive?, 1984
16.    Himmelsbach, Ralph, and Worcester, Thomas, NORJAK: The Investigation of D.B. Cooper, 1986
17.    Gunther, Max, D.B. Cooper – What Really Happened, 1985

Getting the Truth: I am DB Cooper by Joe Koenig
Still Missing by Ross Richardson

In a few days you can add Paratrooper of Fortune: The Story of Ted B Braden  by Drew Beeson to the list too! I got to read an advance copy and its really good!
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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #7086 on: June 25, 2020, 04:13:40 PM »
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I'd love it if you'd add James Klansnic and Howard Hunt to the 3rd edition too Bruce!


Good idea. They're on the list.

Bruce: Looks like you hit the main points: A few new suspects, EU's entry, CooperCon, Himmelsbach death, Cooper Vortex.  One suggestion would be to add a bit of info on Doug Perry's journalism.  He is the only journalist I know of from a major paper who is still consistently writing articles.

Any idea when you would release the new edition?

Himmelsbach's death?  Word is all H's personal NORJAK  papers were destroyed at his request after he died. To spare H's family constant disruption and harassment from Cooper wannabes/speculators for whom the truth is a mere inconvenience. The papers were burned.

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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #7087 on: June 25, 2020, 06:32:50 PM »
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I'd love it if you'd add James Klansnic and Howard Hunt to the 3rd edition too Bruce!


Good idea. They're on the list.

Bruce: Looks like you hit the main points: A few new suspects, EU's entry, CooperCon, Himmelsbach death, Cooper Vortex.  One suggestion would be to add a bit of info on Doug Perry's journalism.  He is the only journalist I know of from a major paper who is still consistently writing articles.

Any idea when you would release the new edition?

Good point about Doug. I'll add some more on him.

As for publishing, I am diligently looking for a literary agent and publisher. If I don't find one in the next six months or so, I self-pub again at Amazon.
 

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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #7088 on: June 25, 2020, 06:33:45 PM »
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I'd love it if you'd add James Klansnic and Howard Hunt to the 3rd edition too Bruce!


Good idea. They're on the list.

Bruce: Looks like you hit the main points: A few new suspects, EU's entry, CooperCon, Himmelsbach death, Cooper Vortex.  One suggestion would be to add a bit of info on Doug Perry's journalism.  He is the only journalist I know of from a major paper who is still consistently writing articles.

Any idea when you would release the new edition?

Himmelsbach's death?  Word is all H's personal NORJAK  papers were destroyed at his request after he died. To spare H's family constant disruption and harassment from Cooper wannabes/speculators for whom the truth is a mere inconvenience. The papers were burned.

 vote the smileycode and safe

Good to know, G. Thanks.
 

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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #7089 on: June 25, 2020, 06:34:57 PM »
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Books on DB Cooper

Am I missing anyone or anything?


1.   Ulis, Eric, SKY GHOST – The Enigma of D. B. Cooper, 2020, tba
2.   Loufoque, Nat, D.B. Cooper Examined, Identified, Exposed, 2019
3.   Laurin, Carl, D. B. Cooper and Me – A Criminal, A Spy, My Best Friend, 2018
4.   Andrade, Marty, Finding D.B. Cooper – Chasing the Last Lead in America’s Only Unsolved Skyjacking, 2016
5.   Colbert, Thomas J., and Szollosi, Tom, The Last Master Outlaw, 2016
6.   Rollins, William III, The Elusive DB Cooper, 2016
7.   Smith, Bruce A, DB Cooper and the FBI – A Case Study of America’s Only Unsolved Skyjacking, 1st Edition, 2015, 2nd Edition 2106, 3rd Edition, 2020, tba.
8.   Collins, Bradley Scott, My Father was D.B. Cooper, 2013
9.   Gray, Geoffrey, SKYJACK – The Hunt for DB Cooper, 2011
10.    Nuttall, George, and Grady, Harry. DB Cooper Case Exposed – J. Edgar Hoover Cover-Up?, 2010
11.    Forman, Ron and Pat, The Legend of DB Cooper – Death by Natural Causes, 2008
12.    Porteous, Skipp, and Blevins, Robert M., Into the Blast, The True Story of D.B. Cooper, 2008
13.    Peterson, Sheridan, The Idiot’s Frightful Laughter, 1st Edition, 2007, 2nd Edition, 2016
14.   Rhodes, Bernie, and Calame, Russ, D. B. Cooper – The Real McCoy,1991
15.   Tosaw, Richard, D.B. Cooper – Dead or Alive?, 1984
16.    Himmelsbach, Ralph, and Worcester, Thomas, NORJAK: The Investigation of D.B. Cooper, 1986
17.    Gunther, Max, D.B. Cooper – What Really Happened, 1985

Getting the Truth: I am DB Cooper by Joe Koenig
Still Missing by Ross Richardson

In a few days you can add Paratrooper of Fortune: The Story of Ted B Braden  by Drew Beeson to the list too! I got to read an advance copy and its really good!

OOPS. Thanks, Darren. Congrats on the early copy from Drew.
 

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« Reply #7090 on: June 27, 2020, 03:32:12 PM »
A new video I have up introducing a new series of YouTube videos I'm launching entitled "The Search for DB Cooper's Cash"

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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #7091 on: June 28, 2020, 12:00:26 AM »
Actual genius at work!

Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah (Live In London)   

operatic form:  Standford University High school singer 16 yr. old McKenna Breinholt ...

or Jeff Buckley 2014 -    

Happy Fourth of July - God bless all - Hallelujah

Hallelujah! 
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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #7092 on: June 28, 2020, 01:25:40 PM »
‪Drew Beeson’s book Paratrooper Of Fortune: The Story of Ted B Braden is out now on Kindle with the paperback coming soon. Check it out guys, it’s really good.

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« Reply #7093 on: June 29, 2020, 07:44:38 PM »
Thanks, Darren. Have you interviewed him, yet?
 

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« Reply #7094 on: June 29, 2020, 09:10:39 PM »
Yep! My second interview with him will be out within a week.
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