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Shutter:
On Feb. 10, 1980, 8-year-old Brian Ingram and his family were picnicking by the Columbia River near Vancouver, Wash., when Brian found a clue to a real-life mystery story that had been written shortly after he was born. While clearing a spot for a camp fire, "I got down to use my hand and arm to scoop the sand clear," recalls Brian, now 15. "I hit this sort of lump and dug it out. I wasn't excited at all at first, then I brushed the sand off, and it was money!"

The soggy, semisolidified packet of 299 identifiable $20 bills turned out to be the only tangible evidence ever recovered from the 1971 hijacking and ransoming of a Northwest Orient Airlines 727 by an unidentified man who came to be known as D.B. Cooper. With $200,000 in $20s, Cooper had parachuted out of the back of the plane at night over heavily wooded country somewhere in southwestern Washington and was never seen again.

Coopsnoop:
There was a pretty good episode #2 on the Travel Channel earlier in the month.  I think it was called America Declassified.  A follow-up to the first episode.  It discussed some scientific studies offered up by Galen Cook and his team of scientists about how the money ended up at Tina's bar and why it was in the condition that it was found.  Very interesting.

Shutter:
You are not allowed to view links. Register or LoginThere was a pretty good episode #2 on the Travel Channel earlier in the month.  I think it was called America Declassified.  A follow-up to the first episode.  It discussed some scientific studies offered up by Galen Cook and his team of scientists about how the money ended up at Tina's bar and why it was in the condition that it was found.  Very interesting.

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sadly I missed it. perhaps it can be found online? I'll look around and see if I can find it and post the link.

smokin99:
Good article about the show in December Parachutist. I posted a link in a Flight Path category post.

Parrotheadvol:
Shutter, I watched it online last night through my Comcast account. Don't know who your provider is, but if its Comcast you should be good to go. 

It's interesting, but I don't buy the plant theory.

In the show they revealed money that they had buried at Tena Bar several months earlier. When recovered, it wasn't in nearly as bad of shape as the Cooper money was. It was actually in good shape. The suggestion was made that Cooper trimmed the money with scissors and buried it.

The problem is, they buried good money. The Cooper money, by the time it arrived at Tena Bar, was probably in very poor condition. I just was not real impressed with that experiment.

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