I recall a while back the moment I heard that maybe the D.B. Cooper mystery could be solved with another mystery – Bigfoot. And, here it is.
For those readers too young to remember, D.B. Cooper was a hijacker who commandeered a 727 jet over the Pacific Northwest in November 1971, parachuted from the plane with $200,000 in ransom money and was never seen again. Countless theories have been raised about what happened to Cooper, and filmmaker David DeCoteau has his own idea: “I remember the evening when D.B. Cooper leaped from that plane,” he tells Fango. “I was 9 years old and living with my family in Portland, Oregon, where Cooper boarded it. It was all over the local news. Even at a young age, I knew it would be near-impossible for anyone to survive that jump—at night, during a rainstorm. I knew the area of Washington State where the FBI thought he could have landed. It is so remote and dangerous that if the jump didn’t kill D.B., then maybe something else did. BIGFOOT VS. D.B. COOPER is my theory of what actually happened to the hijacker.”
WHOA Boy, that’s something! I don’t know what, probably something awful, but something. Shirtless guys, Eric Roberts and a bad costume? Not my scene.
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