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Offline Unsurelock

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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #8880 on: November 28, 2022, 10:52:48 PM »
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Big News - I'm Retiring

Yup, after CC22 next week I will officially retire as Mayor of Cooperville. I want to live a simpler life and one more closely connected to nature. My reasons for coming to Washington 32 years ago have concluded, so I will be leaving the Evergreen State and going into the big unknown. Some destinations are known in the short term. On November 22 I will be returning to NY to finish closing out my mother's house and selling it. Closing on the house is expected to take place around February 1, 2023, and at that point I will slide into my pick-up and drive to Key West to go for a swim in the warmest ocean water I can find. I'm also thinking of parking in long-term at Miami International and heading to Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands for a week or two.

After that, I will head back to Eatonville to finish cleaning-out all my stuff from my rental RV on a buddy's six acres. After that, I don't know - the desert? French Polynesia? Santa Fe? Buy a boat and sail the ocean blue?

As a result of these life changes, I will be traveling light - very light. Hence, I cannot and will not take my Cooper stuff with me. I have 14 years worth of notes, interviews, and investigations. Do any of you want it? Also, I will be giving away all the Cooper references materials and books I have accumulated since 2008. You want any? Galen has got dibs on my copy of Himms' NORJAK, GG's Skyjack, and HAHAHA. Other than that, it's all up for grabs and I'll be bringing it down to Vancouver next week. First come, first serve.

Lastly, I will always continue to answer questions from those who call, chat on podcasts, and sell my books - DB Cooper and the FBI, 3rd Edition.

So, adios my friends. Love you all.

Bruce,

Thanks for all of your positivity and cheer through all of the sifting, sorting and debating. You're one of the few who seem incapable of turning troll. Like Bruce Banner without the rage monster. Wish you all of the best. Enjoy your retirement, amigo.
 

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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #8881 on: November 29, 2022, 12:23:03 AM »
congrats Bruce!
You're doing the exact right thing getting rid of your 14 years of notes.

"Light is Right"

I have a friend who likes to say "Nothing weighs nothing" when pondering what to carry and what to leave behind.

Move fast, move light!
Good luck!
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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #8882 on: December 25, 2022, 11:24:36 AM »
Merry Christmas Everyone! May the good Lord bless you all!!
 
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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #8883 on: January 11, 2023, 12:12:57 PM »
             Glad to see your site up and running again! Hope everything is ok? This site would be sorely missed, at least by some of us! Hope all is well Shutter?
 
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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #8884 on: January 12, 2023, 11:22:46 AM »
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             Glad to see your site up and running again! Hope everything is ok? This site would be sorely missed, at least by some of us! Hope all is well Shutter?
Just a glitch in The Matrix. Shutter is perfectly fine as far as I know.

Post away!
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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #8885 on: January 15, 2023, 06:10:06 AM »
             Thanks for the update Chaucer!  Glad the site is still open for business 🧑‍💼!  I am surprised by how quiet it has been here lately. Life gets busy, other priorities, ( usually family related) , such and such..... Also I was just wanting to make sure that I am still welcome here?  Thanks again!
 

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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #8886 on: March 12, 2023, 07:34:42 PM »
Some sad news to report.

W. Wayne Walker aka Sluggo aka Sluggo Monster passed away on Dec. 27th, 2022. He was 74.

He envisioned his website as the library of the Cooper case and himself as the librarian. The contents of that website are still being used and referenced today and will likely be used for years to come. His overall contributions to the case cannot be overstated. His departure from the Vortex was, in my opinion, a tremendous loss.

RIP Sluggo.
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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #8887 on: March 13, 2023, 09:38:49 AM »
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Some sad news to report.

W. Wayne Walker aka Sluggo aka Sluggo Monster passed away on Dec. 27th, 2022. He was 74.

He envisioned his website as the library of the Cooper case and himself as the librarian. The contents of that website are still being used and referenced today and will likely be used for years to come. His overall contributions to the case cannot be overstated. His departure from the Vortex was, in my opinion, a tremendous loss.

RIP Sluggo.

Sad news indeed. I had always hoped for Sluggos return to the vortex. Thanks for the update.
 
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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #8888 on: April 08, 2023, 11:17:29 PM »
I kept in touch with Sluggo with occasional email
exchanges over the years. I was really choked up
when he informed me he was on final approach. What a wonderful warm
intelligent person. It was he who first tipped me off about the aluminum
turnings and titanium found on the tie. He was very optimistic that this evidence would eventually solve the case.

I’ll sure miss him. RIP my friend.

377
 
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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #8889 on: May 21, 2023, 10:52:42 PM »
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Some sad news to report.

W. Wayne Walker aka Sluggo aka Sluggo Monster passed away on Dec. 27th, 2022. He was 74.


RIP Sluggo.

ah sad to hear. we had our back and forths. He was confident his point of view on things would lead to great results.
Interestingly, the release of the FBI files trumped everything in terms of information. i.e. if the FBI files had been released earlier, there wouldn't have been so much wasted energy guessing about accuracy of minimal info.

The biggest problem in the early days was lack of information, and it was easy to believe all was rumor.

Still, I got the feeling of a real person on the other end of "Sluggo Monster" ...so he touched me and I'm sorry to see him gone.

 
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Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Reply #8890 on: November 25, 2023, 05:58:57 PM »
Hey guys, if you haven't seen my DB Cooper print, here's the link. I'm only making 50 prints. Cooper fans like Darren Schaefer and others have purchased it

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